Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Des Moines, IA MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Des Moines, IA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Des Moines, IA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 280,680 $14.26 $17.51 $36,430 1.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 16,110 $33.92 $37.91 $78,850 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 740 (5) $75.84 $157,740 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,900 $35.98 $41.26 $85,820 3.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 140 $28.53 $31.44 $65,380 6.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 540 $38.80 $41.65 $86,620 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 700 $38.54 $42.51 $88,420 3.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 190 $26.16 $28.83 $59,970 4.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,330 $31.52 $33.48 $69,640 4.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 890 $40.85 $41.47 $86,260 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,950 $39.78 $44.57 $92,700 3.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 420 $31.12 $33.87 $70,440 2.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $29.54 $30.62 $63,690 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 160 $31.57 $32.06 $66,680 5.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 220 $29.57 $32.17 $66,910 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $30.57 $33.91 $70,530 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 130 $17.22 $18.28 $38,020 6.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $70,040 6.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 220 $29.61 $34.87 $72,530 4.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 290 $38.25 $39.21 $81,550 3.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 290 $20.45 $21.53 $44,790 3.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $12.70 $14.34 $29,840 6.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 820 $27.66 $29.35 $61,050 2.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $24.76 $24.88 $51,750 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 350 $40.53 $36.10 $75,090 8.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 400 $19.89 $21.42 $44,560 3.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18,680 $21.39 $23.42 $48,710 1.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 190 $20.25 $22.91 $47,650 15.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 220 $19.14 $20.85 $43,360 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 370 $20.00 $20.91 $43,490 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1,270 $17.82 $19.07 $39,670 5.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 590 $20.76 $22.65 $47,110 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $24.73 $25.21 $52,440 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 550 $19.89 $21.45 $44,630 5.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 290 $18.20 $19.45 $40,450 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 680 $20.74 $21.77 $45,270 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,590 $25.32 $27.94 $58,120 5.4 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $20.52 $19.94 $41,470 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,780 $23.14 $24.21 $50,350 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $25.95 $25.52 $53,070 4.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 290 $21.26 $21.68 $45,090 4.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,020 $22.49 $25.63 $53,310 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 270 $24.32 $33.28 $69,220 16.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 1,260 $20.83 $21.37 $44,450 2.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 240 $25.80 $27.89 $58,010 6.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 780 $18.42 $21.76 $45,270 3.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $16.46 $18.23 $37,920 9.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 8,990 $26.55 $27.42 $57,040 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,160 $26.85 $27.10 $56,360 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 740 $30.92 $31.78 $66,100 2.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 360 $27.60 $31.53 $65,570 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,270 $18.45 $18.93 $39,370 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,650 $28.09 $28.99 $60,310 1.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 220 $31.47 $29.92 $62,240 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 750 $27.67 $27.67 $57,550 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 780 $30.31 $29.85 $62,080 6.2 %
15-2011 Actuaries 320 $34.83 $36.05 $74,980 3.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 390 $23.43 $24.78 $51,540 3.4 %
15-2041 Statisticians 50 $23.90 $27.28 $56,740 4.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,400 $25.88 $26.43 $54,970 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 310 $23.28 $26.31 $54,730 7.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $22.30 $22.63 $47,070 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 430 $29.06 $30.73 $63,910 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 320 $29.86 $29.99 $62,370 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $28.23 $28.48 $59,230 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 240 $29.76 $28.08 $58,420 4.2 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (7) $28.17 $30.02 $62,440 11.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 430 $29.74 $29.99 $62,380 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $17.98 $18.42 $38,320 3.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $19.37 $19.00 $39,510 5.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $17.55 $17.91 $37,250 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 160 $18.47 $18.55 $38,580 6.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 240 $24.63 $23.78 $49,460 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (7) $17.82 $18.98 $39,480 6.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 100 $24.66 $22.88 $47,590 4.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $15.89 $17.05 $35,470 6.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,070 $23.21 $24.80 $51,590 2.6 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 30 $29.14 $30.03 $62,470 7.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $22.07 $22.95 $47,730 5.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $29.39 $29.93 $62,250 5.0 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (7) $23.55 $23.31 $48,490 2.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 660 $22.52 $24.36 $50,670 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $25.34 $28.93 $60,170 2.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $21.44 $22.14 $46,060 2.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (7) $17.74 $17.98 $37,400 26.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 3,950 $15.14 $15.45 $32,130 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 $19.40 $19.96 $41,520 2.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 260 $15.57 $16.01 $33,300 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 180 $16.93 $17.16 $35,700 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 420 $10.52 $12.17 $25,320 5.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 490 $18.47 $18.46 $38,400 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $18.05 $18.18 $37,810 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $16.41 $18.04 $37,530 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 770 $10.60 $11.53 $23,990 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 140 (7) (7) (7) (7)
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,720 $28.83 $36.52 $75,970 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,420 $42.06 $50.41 $104,850 6.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 510 $20.12 $20.74 $43,130 2.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 100 $15.76 $15.86 $32,990 8.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 120 $13.58 $15.91 $33,090 6.0 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 13,470 $15.14 $16.43 $34,180 5.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $43,850 4.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $46,530 5.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $62,090 5.2 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $69,580 5.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $40,130 1.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $20.77 $20.55 $42,750 9.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 990 $8.56 $9.43 $19,620 5.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $39,550 7.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,580 (4) (4) $32,160 8.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $36,170 5.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,670 (4) (4) $37,640 4.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $42,760 4.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $41,900 6.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 170 (4) (4) $40,500 4.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $41,830 3.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 260 $21.54 $22.75 $47,320 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 330 $11.03 $11.21 $23,320 5.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,630 (4) (4) $16,100 3.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 4,650 $15.88 $17.27 $35,930 4.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors 70 $22.51 $23.37 $48,620 6.3 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 40 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 $19.97 $20.40 $42,420 6.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $21.87 $22.82 $47,460 8.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 140 $10.77 $11.59 $24,100 7.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 440 $17.73 $18.66 $38,810 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 160 $16.71 $16.93 $35,220 5.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 120 (4) (4) $43,290 7.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 300 (4) (4) $20,750 9.7 %
27-2031 Dancers 40 $9.64 $12.62 $26,260 2.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 50 $13.95 $15.33 $31,880 6.3 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (7) (4) (4) $18,660 9.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 110 $12.63 $14.15 $29,440 4.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 250 $18.65 $21.81 $45,370 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 400 $17.45 $18.22 $37,890 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 870 $20.49 $22.70 $47,210 4.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $22.69 $22.33 $46,450 2.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 120 $16.92 $19.28 $40,110 7.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $13.68 $13.55 $28,180 3.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 70 $17.34 $17.17 $35,720 16.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 210 $14.24 $13.98 $29,070 11.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 12,730 $21.78 $26.85 $55,850 6.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (7) $24.85 $24.33 $50,620 4.2 %
29-1020 Dentists (7) (5) $85.21 $177,250 5.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $19.71 $19.42 $40,380 5.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $35.62 $38.58 $80,260 8.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 450 $37.08 $38.42 $79,920 6.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 270 (5) $83.78 $174,250 5.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) (5) (5) 9.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $38.73 $36.55 $76,020 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,560 $22.31 $22.45 $46,690 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 160 $21.63 $23.17 $48,190 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $25.29 $25.09 $52,190 1.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.12 $13.67 $28,440 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 180 $19.93 $19.93 $41,460 2.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $35.76 $51.34 $106,790 23.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 300 $16.42 $16.82 $34,980 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 630 $27.15 $27.18 $56,530 3.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 140 $22.68 $21.56 $44,850 4.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 440 $17.20 $16.99 $35,340 4.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $14.02 $16.37 $34,050 9.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $10.68 $10.85 $22,570 3.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (7) $14.74 $14.98 $31,160 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $12.99 $13.27 $27,610 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 590 $16.37 $16.37 $34,060 2.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 340 $12.59 $12.87 $26,770 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $12.18 $12.24 $25,470 5.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 80 $24.62 $24.43 $50,810 2.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,850 $11.01 $11.46 $23,840 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 820 $9.95 $9.95 $20,700 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,370 $10.96 $11.24 $23,390 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (7) $16.19 $16.44 $34,200 4.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $13.64 $13.94 $29,000 6.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $12.63 $12.95 $26,950 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 360 $13.15 $13.35 $27,770 5.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $8.06 $8.79 $18,280 9.7 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,430 $15.16 $16.50 $34,320 6.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $30.71 $31.14 $64,770 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (7) $20.66 $21.20 $44,100 4.5 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 30 $24.10 $24.10 $50,120 5.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $24.78 $25.18 $52,380 5.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,290 $24.00 $23.50 $48,890 3.4 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (7) $16.59 $17.37 $36,120 3.4 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $13.22 $15.20 $31,620 8.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 2,090 $9.44 $11.39 $23,690 5.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 140 $10.22 $10.31 $21,450 4.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,860 $7.37 $8.10 $16,840 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 230 $15.18 $17.08 $35,520 7.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $12.74 $13.75 $28,600 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (7) $7.64 $7.55 $15,710 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 730 $9.88 $9.89 $20,570 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 2,020 $9.50 $9.59 $19,940 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $8.62 $8.90 $18,510 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,320 $8.46 $8.58 $17,850 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,140 $6.85 $7.27 $15,110 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,380 $6.55 $6.86 $14,260 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 950 $7.79 $7.70 $16,020 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,750 $6.50 $7.04 $14,650 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $8.99 $8.85 $18,400 4.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 590 $7.30 $7.26 $15,100 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 800 $8.22 $8.15 $16,940 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 500 $7.92 $7.98 $16,600 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8,910 $9.35 $10.22 $21,260 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 300 $13.75 $14.78 $30,750 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $13.92 $15.39 $32,010 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,500 $9.28 $9.80 $20,380 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,040 $8.40 $8.58 $17,850 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $12.96 $14.15 $29,430 7.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,020 $9.45 $10.19 $21,180 4.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $12.57 $12.65 $26,310 3.2 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 380 $16.23 $16.37 $34,050 4.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,480 $8.30 $9.52 $19,800 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $14.65 $15.77 $32,800 3.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 220 $8.24 $10.01 $20,820 18.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,030 $6.39 $6.68 $13,900 4.5 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (7) $7.44 $7.56 $15,720 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 770 $10.47 $12.81 $26,650 10.2 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $7.33 $7.46 $15,530 4.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,530 $7.91 $8.16 $16,970 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 $8.83 $8.99 $18,700 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 230 $19.28 $18.42 $38,310 5.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 280 $8.89 $9.54 $19,840 3.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 33,190 $10.91 $15.83 $32,920 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,620 $15.38 $18.06 $37,570 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 770 $25.85 $30.42 $63,280 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,650 $7.88 $8.04 $16,730 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,090 $8.64 $11.22 $23,340 14.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 750 $15.04 $14.64 $30,450 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 9,490 $9.30 $11.93 $24,810 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 240 $15.27 $19.96 $41,520 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,630 $18.16 $25.48 $53,000 9.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 720 $25.70 $33.79 $70,280 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 $23.80 $26.23 $54,550 4.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,660 $21.97 $27.05 $56,270 6.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 490 $9.15 $11.96 $24,880 13.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $28.30 $26.93 $56,010 4.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 $30.94 $32.22 $67,010 8.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,830 $7.75 $9.19 $19,120 7.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 57,040 $12.88 $13.69 $28,470 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,460 $19.48 $20.19 $41,990 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 310 $11.28 $11.44 $23,780 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 910 $13.21 $13.33 $27,720 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,230 $13.32 $13.49 $28,060 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,830 $13.77 $14.15 $29,420 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $15.16 $15.52 $32,280 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (7) $13.80 $13.76 $28,620 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,480 $10.41 $10.53 $21,910 1.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 120 $15.18 $15.04 $31,290 3.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $12.42 $12.42 $25,830 2.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 310 $17.34 $16.93 $35,210 5.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 7,930 $12.74 $13.09 $27,230 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 450 $10.07 $10.41 $21,650 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 360 $8.20 $8.19 $17,030 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $10.92 $10.78 $22,420 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 620 $13.19 $13.71 $28,520 1.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $13.21 $13.52 $28,130 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 560 $12.95 $13.28 $27,620 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 250 $15.59 $15.95 $33,180 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,320 $9.97 $9.98 $20,750 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 140 $10.15 $11.48 $23,890 10.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 100 $17.30 $19.66 $40,890 11.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 550 $9.78 $9.96 $20,710 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 180 $18.05 $17.01 $35,380 4.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 500 $18.03 $17.42 $36,240 4.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.78 $20.04 $41,670 3.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 640 $21.65 $21.13 $43,950 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 1,270 $19.10 $18.45 $38,370 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 490 $16.40 $17.18 $35,740 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,250 $12.08 $12.61 $26,240 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,600 $9.55 $10.11 $21,020 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $13.01 $13.17 $27,380 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,400 $16.66 $16.79 $34,920 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 1,090 $18.54 $18.91 $39,340 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,040 $12.84 $12.85 $26,720 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,130 $12.70 $13.08 $27,200 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 720 $12.93 $13.62 $28,320 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 650 $10.77 $11.47 $23,860 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 510 $11.86 $11.91 $24,770 3.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (7) $11.26 $10.62 $22,090 11.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,560 $13.33 $13.83 $28,760 1.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 560 $11.09 $11.96 $24,880 5.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,430 $11.29 $11.81 $24,570 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 320 $11.70 $12.08 $25,130 3.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 70 $19.51 $18.48 $38,440 4.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 730 $7.45 $9.07 $18,870 12.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $20.21 $22.42 $46,630 4.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.96 $7.82 $16,270 15.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $9.75 $8.72 $18,130 15.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 12,420 $17.70 $18.29 $38,040 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,330 $23.32 $24.41 $50,760 11.1 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 60 $18.03 $17.69 $36,790 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 450 $14.14 $16.59 $34,500 13.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,400 $18.07 $17.86 $37,140 4.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (7) $15.51 $15.20 $31,620 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 570 $14.79 $15.42 $32,070 7.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,780 $16.61 $15.87 $33,000 3.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $15.96 $15.78 $32,820 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 550 $19.82 $19.33 $40,210 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 270 $17.77 $19.60 $40,780 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 980 $19.98 $20.52 $42,680 4.3 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 250 $11.02 $12.32 $25,630 9.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 400 $16.94 $16.59 $34,510 7.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $16.57 $16.35 $34,010 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,240 $18.39 $20.26 $42,140 9.5 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (7) $17.32 $16.55 $34,430 3.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 230 $13.90 $14.76 $30,690 6.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $19.89 $19.94 $41,480 3.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 260 $22.47 $22.25 $46,280 5.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 100 $17.17 $17.07 $35,510 6.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $10.13 $10.49 $21,810 13.3 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $11.89 $11.79 $24,520 2.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $24.15 $23.38 $48,620 2.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (7) $13.41 $14.99 $31,180 8.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 290 $17.45 $17.64 $36,680 2.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (7) $19.43 $18.80 $39,110 4.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12,010 $17.29 $17.89 $37,200 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 940 $24.80 $26.25 $54,610 5.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 470 $14.80 $16.03 $33,330 4.9 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (7) $18.03 $18.36 $38,180 6.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $17.67 $18.18 $37,820 5.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 $20.20 $20.37 $42,370 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 390 $18.30 $18.72 $38,950 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,450 $15.17 $15.49 $32,220 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 950 $18.05 $17.39 $36,170 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (7) $14.57 $14.43 $30,020 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 410 $18.67 $17.89 $37,220 4.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $11.80 $11.36 $23,630 9.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $9.19 $9.58 $19,920 15.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $10.93 $11.90 $24,750 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 500 $16.78 $18.07 $37,580 8.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $20.42 $19.33 $40,210 9.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 420 $15.92 $16.16 $33,610 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,330 $14.93 $15.25 $31,730 2.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.25 $16.20 $33,700 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 260 $14.61 $16.24 $33,780 6.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (7) $20.57 $21.09 $43,880 7.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 $12.28 $13.15 $27,350 2.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 14,020 $13.23 $14.45 $30,060 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,360 $21.43 $23.65 $49,190 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 80 $11.98 $12.32 $25,620 2.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 130 $13.86 $12.72 $26,460 7.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 180 $15.43 $15.59 $32,420 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,040 $11.08 $11.85 $24,650 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $10.90 $10.52 $21,880 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $14.68 $13.84 $28,790 4.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (7) $11.25 $11.74 $24,420 3.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 330 $14.15 $13.45 $27,980 3.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.97 $10.23 $21,270 2.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.83 $14.97 $31,140 8.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $11.48 $12.23 $25,440 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $15.91 $15.39 $32,020 6.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.41 $13.72 $28,550 5.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $15.45 $15.20 $31,620 2.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $18.90 $19.40 $40,340 1.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 580 $17.23 $18.01 $37,450 5.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.65 $12.70 $26,410 6.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 330 $10.97 $11.49 $23,890 8.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 160 $13.44 $14.22 $29,580 4.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $14.09 $14.51 $30,190 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 400 $13.30 $14.32 $29,790 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 440 $8.90 $9.12 $18,980 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $9.59 $9.46 $19,670 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $9.98 $9.91 $20,620 1.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 80 $9.32 $9.69 $20,150 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 330 $12.36 $13.35 $27,770 6.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $13.55 $13.63 $28,340 4.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 $20.67 $21.79 $45,320 10.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $20.79 $21.96 $45,670 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $18.13 $17.75 $36,930 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.12 $10.38 $21,600 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $12.62 $12.99 $27,030 2.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $15.62 $14.03 $29,180 7.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $14.00 $14.87 $30,930 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (7) $13.61 $13.97 $29,070 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 350 $15.22 $15.26 $31,750 2.7 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 50 $18.20 $16.23 $33,760 11.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $17.77 $18.13 $37,700 4.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 90 $10.14 $11.39 $23,690 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 630 $13.09 $12.85 $26,730 4.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.47 $14.58 $30,320 7.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $17.38 $21.21 $44,120 18.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 90 $14.36 $14.35 $29,850 5.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) $8.15 $8.75 $18,210 6.3 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $12.24 $12.07 $25,100 8.3 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 30 $13.27 $13.48 $28,040 5.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.25 $14.41 $29,970 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 210 $9.90 $10.19 $21,190 4.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18,970 $12.78 $13.80 $28,710 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $16.94 $18.03 $37,490 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 650 $22.57 $22.27 $46,320 3.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (7) (4) (4) $61,920 9.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (7) $11.93 $12.14 $25,260 4.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $10.51 $11.46 $23,830 6.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,800 $17.43 $17.10 $35,570 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,350 $13.16 $15.19 $31,590 8.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $9.27 $9.13 $18,990 6.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 220 $7.39 $7.78 $16,190 7.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $10.26 $11.34 $23,600 6.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $23.99 $23.16 $48,170 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 300 $20.66 $19.99 $41,570 4.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,480 $12.41 $12.68 $26,360 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 530 $10.32 $10.62 $22,090 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,450 $10.59 $11.09 $23,060 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $9.33 $9.94 $20,670 9.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,550 $7.76 $8.18 $17,010 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 350 $18.76 $17.77 $36,970 3.8 %

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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