Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD 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 Rapid City, SD MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota. 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 Rapid City, SD 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 48,930 $11.16 $13.77 $28,650 1.8 %
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 1,660 $32.42 $36.51 $75,950 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $70.92 $147,510 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 520 $37.80 $43.03 $89,500 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $31.55 $35.81 $74,480 6.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $27.30 $28.91 $60,120 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $36.34 $41.10 $85,500 6.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 40 $31.00 $31.98 $66,510 2.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $26.52 $27.63 $57,470 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $39.71 $40.55 $84,340 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $19.63 $20.41 $42,450 2.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $32.79 $33.97 $70,670 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $12.04 $13.80 $28,710 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $22.17 $23.02 $47,880 2.1 %
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 1,410 $19.28 $20.81 $43,290 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.92 $18.53 $38,540 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $19.28 $20.01 $41,620 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $18.63 $23.11 $48,070 7.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $16.23 $17.22 $35,810 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $19.59 $19.99 $41,590 2.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $18.03 $18.46 $38,390 2.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $18.26 $18.82 $39,150 4.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $17.26 $17.22 $35,810 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $24.25 $27.50 $57,200 6.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $13.50 $13.84 $28,790 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 $19.88 $21.64 $45,000 2.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $18.62 $19.55 $40,670 8.6 %
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 530 $22.63 $22.89 $47,610 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (7) $23.49 $23.71 $49,320 2.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $29.29 $29.92 $62,230 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $25.14 $27.16 $56,500 8.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $14.72 $15.12 $31,440 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $26.40 $26.63 $55,380 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $22.19 $22.78 $47,370 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (7) $20.77 $22.08 $45,920 5.6 %
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 580 $20.15 $21.58 $44,890 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $28.40 $29.24 $60,820 5.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $23.59 $23.79 $49,490 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $14.90 $14.11 $29,340 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $16.78 $17.16 $35,690 3.1 %
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 370 $18.45 $19.95 $41,500 1.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $21.98 $24.64 $51,240 1.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (7) $14.10 $14.69 $30,560 2.8 %
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 530 $13.50 $14.53 $30,210 3.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $15.53 $16.20 $33,700 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $16.00 $16.91 $35,180 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $12.76 $13.00 $27,030 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $13.04 $13.45 $27,970 1.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $12.45 $12.45 $25,890 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 60 $8.64 $9.13 $18,990 5.2 %
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 320 $22.64 $24.52 $51,000 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $24.55 $27.83 $57,880 6.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $13.00 $13.60 $28,290 6.1 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $16.27 $16.56 $34,440 5.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $11.99 $11.92 $24,800 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $11.86 $11.80 $24,540 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $17.67 $18.35 $38,160 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $10.72 $11.27 $23,450 1.5 %
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 710 $12.39 $13.54 $28,160 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $13.39 $13.75 $28,610 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $26,360 1.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.26 $12.84 $26,710 2.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $17.18 $18.60 $38,700 8.2 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $14.66 $15.13 $31,460 2.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $10.78 $10.71 $22,270 9.6 %
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 2,960 $20.93 $23.23 $48,310 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $38.49 $37.26 $77,500 3.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $31.18 $31.02 $64,530 4.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $21.08 $22.48 $46,760 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $27.16 $28.51 $59,290 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $20.92 $21.32 $44,350 2.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $19.84 $20.17 $41,950 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.51 $13.97 $29,060 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $24.43 $23.43 $48,740 7.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $19.36 $19.88 $41,360 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 $13.21 $13.36 $27,790 2.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $11.13 $11.36 $23,630 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 $13.30 $13.55 $28,180 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.80 $12.25 $25,480 6.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $10.32 $11.39 $23,690 17.9 %
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 1,370 $10.36 $10.62 $22,090 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 40 $9.84 $9.78 $20,340 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 530 $9.22 $9.29 $19,330 4.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $14.25 $14.73 $30,640 8.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $12.15 $12.11 $25,200 4.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 350 $10.30 $10.52 $21,880 1.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.99 $13.03 $27,110 1.8 %
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 810 $15.38 $15.51 $32,260 4.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $21.25 $23.39 $48,660 1.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $17.59 $17.78 $36,970 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $8.55 $9.21 $19,150 3.4 %
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 4,820 $6.88 $7.35 $15,280 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $11.55 $11.64 $24,210 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $6.44 $6.65 $13,820 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 160 $9.55 $9.61 $19,980 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $8.93 $9.08 $18,890 1.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $7.72 $7.69 $16,000 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $7.73 $7.62 $15,860 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.12 $7.24 $15,060 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 790 $6.47 $6.53 $13,580 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 440 $6.93 $6.91 $14,380 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,120 $6.32 $6.52 $13,560 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $6.40 $6.34 $13,190 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $6.53 $6.61 $13,750 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $6.76 $6.87 $14,300 3.5 %
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 2,160 $8.50 $8.97 $18,650 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $13.67 $13.72 $28,540 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $15.08 $15.80 $32,860 3.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 $8.49 $8.81 $18,320 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $7.98 $8.15 $16,940 5.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $8.96 $9.08 $18,890 3.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $10.96 $11.58 $24,080 6.4 %
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 1,520 $7.93 $8.52 $17,720 3.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $13.40 $14.46 $30,080 2.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $8.27 $8.51 $17,700 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.56 $6.82 $14,190 2.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $6.38 $6.33 $13,160 2.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $14.11 $13.45 $27,970 9.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) $7.62 $7.53 $15,650 3.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $7.19 $7.37 $15,320 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $8.36 $8.49 $17,650 2.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $10.27 $10.70 $22,260 5.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (7) $8.47 $8.51 $17,690 3.6 %
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 6,100 $9.12 $11.90 $24,750 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 580 $15.53 $16.75 $34,840 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $23.38 $28.26 $58,790 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,640 $7.45 $7.45 $15,490 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $7.68 $8.32 $17,310 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $12.30 $12.71 $26,440 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,130 $8.39 $9.35 $19,450 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $13.61 $14.82 $30,830 2.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $18.34 $20.10 $41,810 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $52.30 $56.75 $118,030 10.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (7) $9.88 $9.85 $20,490 4.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $26.47 $28.79 $59,880 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 570 $16.77 $18.42 $38,310 3.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $7.87 $8.95 $18,620 8.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 $9.83 $9.84 $20,460 3.1 %
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 8,680 $10.45 $11.15 $23,180 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $16.43 $17.12 $35,610 1.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $9.92 $10.05 $20,910 1.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,110 $11.11 $11.01 $22,900 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $11.58 $11.52 $23,960 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.20 $13.15 $27,350 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 160 $8.62 $8.72 $18,140 2.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $11.03 $10.88 $22,640 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $11.72 $11.78 $24,500 4.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,040 $10.30 $10.64 $22,130 1.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $14.19 $14.02 $29,160 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.61 $9.48 $19,720 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 300 $8.21 $8.33 $17,330 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.55 $10.71 $22,270 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $12.61 $12.98 $27,010 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $9.10 $9.06 $18,840 1.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $9.32 $11.03 $22,950 10.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 30 $13.74 $13.72 $28,550 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $10.06 $10.62 $22,090 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $13.59 $14.35 $29,840 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers (7) $22.14 $21.17 $44,030 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators (7) $18.95 $18.14 $37,740 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $12.93 $13.25 $27,560 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $10.37 $11.08 $23,050 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $8.74 $9.20 $19,140 1.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 330 $13.11 $13.28 $27,620 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $13.14 $13.27 $27,600 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $11.41 $11.51 $23,940 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 720 $9.92 $10.13 $21,060 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $10.81 $10.57 $21,990 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 520 $8.62 $8.98 $18,680 4.0 %
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 110 $10.46 $11.62 $24,170 5.1 %
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 3,270 $12.77 $13.57 $28,220 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $18.90 $19.38 $40,310 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.41 $19.15 $39,830 9.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $10.85 $11.76 $24,450 5.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 200 $13.43 $13.23 $27,510 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $9.94 $9.85 $20,480 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.15 $13.48 $28,040 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $14.49 $14.86 $30,910 3.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $15.30 $14.49 $30,130 8.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $15.81 $15.89 $33,040 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $13.24 $13.43 $27,930 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.46 $12.97 $26,990 6.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $12.69 $14.17 $29,470 10.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $15.17 $15.55 $32,350 3.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $10.48 $10.37 $21,580 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $9.43 $9.39 $19,540 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 60 $9.46 $9.65 $20,080 7.5 %
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 2,370 $13.86 $15.12 $31,440 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $22.11 $22.36 $46,510 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $13.24 $13.74 $28,580 10.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $23.75 $22.53 $46,860 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $18.46 $19.12 $39,770 2.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $18.10 $18.28 $38,030 16.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.34 $14.17 $29,480 4.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $13.37 $14.44 $30,030 9.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $14.08 $13.77 $28,640 1.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $16.69 $17.03 $35,430 2.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $10.30 $11.78 $24,510 15.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $8.16 $8.32 $17,300 8.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $18.72 $18.94 $39,390 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $13.00 $13.84 $28,780 6.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $14.66 $14.98 $31,160 2.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $11.33 $12.01 $24,970 2.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $19.93 $20.13 $41,880 4.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $16.01 $16.61 $34,550 3.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $14.78 $14.00 $29,120 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (7) $9.29 $9.08 $18,890 3.8 %
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 3,050 $9.92 $10.71 $22,280 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 190 $18.60 $19.78 $41,140 1.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 230 $8.37 $8.61 $17,900 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.65 $8.77 $18,250 1.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $12.17 $12.65 $26,310 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $10.30 $10.61 $22,080 2.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.28 $10.43 $21,690 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $13.25 $13.94 $28,990 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $12.38 $12.60 $26,210 3.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $12.38 $12.66 $26,330 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $14.24 $13.93 $28,980 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.05 $8.05 $16,740 2.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $10.55 $10.90 $22,670 2.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $11.68 $11.33 $23,560 2.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $8.99 $9.11 $18,940 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $11.55 $11.41 $23,730 2.0 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 130 $10.85 $11.16 $23,220 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $9.15 $9.64 $20,040 2.5 %
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 3,300 $10.60 $11.56 $24,040 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $15.45 $17.64 $36,700 7.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $20.03 $20.70 $43,060 3.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 60 $9.91 $10.00 $20,800 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $16.97 $15.73 $32,730 8.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 780 $12.54 $12.86 $26,740 2.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 340 $9.96 $10.88 $22,630 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.64 $8.99 $18,710 5.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $8.12 $8.10 $16,850 3.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 $14.58 $14.43 $30,010 2.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $11.37 $11.45 $23,810 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $7.43 $7.46 $15,520 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $8.70 $9.11 $18,940 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $7.39 $7.72 $16,060 3.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $10.46 $10.84 $22,550 7.0 %

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 median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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