Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls, 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 115,880 $12.03 $14.74 $30,660 1.7 %
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 4,100 $34.55 $39.36 $81,860 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 (5) $75.75 $157,560 4.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,430 $39.91 $46.70 $97,130 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 $16.66 $17.12 $35,610 3.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $36.11 $39.02 $81,150 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $41.71 $43.45 $90,370 4.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $35.15 $36.30 $75,510 9.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $33.75 $34.30 $71,340 2.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $43.13 $47.03 $97,820 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $38.53 $40.24 $83,700 2.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 90 $33.81 $35.51 $73,860 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $31.41 $31.83 $66,210 1.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $33.89 $34.52 $71,800 3.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $27.03 $29.14 $60,600 6.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $28.29 $29.17 $60,670 5.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 30 $32.70 $34.05 $70,820 10.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $38.04 $37.94 $78,920 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $18.16 $18.64 $38,760 3.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $21.17 $21.46 $44,640 4.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $31.73 $34.05 $70,820 3.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 $18.68 $18.19 $37,840 4.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $21.28 $21.96 $45,670 1.8 %
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 4,240 $20.13 $21.80 $45,340 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $18.43 $18.72 $38,940 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $18.99 $19.43 $40,400 1.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (7) $16.85 $19.52 $40,600 4.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 200 $17.24 $18.94 $39,390 1.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $20.11 $20.41 $42,460 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 290 $17.11 $18.47 $38,420 2.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $19.61 $20.55 $42,750 1.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $17.64 $18.05 $37,550 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 430 $24.35 $26.85 $55,840 7.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $13.69 $14.90 $30,990 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,000 $20.60 $22.58 $46,960 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $17.22 $17.30 $35,990 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $23.68 $23.99 $49,900 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 180 $20.59 $24.82 $51,620 5.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 180 $22.10 $22.75 $47,330 2.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $27.40 $28.33 $58,930 10.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $23.56 $23.68 $49,250 3.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $30.75 $31.00 $64,480 1.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $15.33 $14.92 $31,030 3.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $18.94 $19.76 $41,110 2.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $17.99 $19.69 $40,940 8.5 %
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 2,060 $20.68 $22.11 $45,990 1.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 320 $21.84 $22.33 $46,440 1.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130 $29.99 $30.20 $62,810 1.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $31.24 $33.17 $68,980 3.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 620 $15.40 $15.79 $32,850 1.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 250 $28.37 $29.61 $61,590 1.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $21.46 $22.22 $46,210 4.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 $21.67 $22.81 $47,430 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 210 $22.01 $22.93 $47,690 2.2 %
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 990 $19.36 $20.90 $43,480 2.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $18.04 $18.37 $38,210 14.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $25.85 $26.96 $56,070 5.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $29.01 $29.06 $60,440 1.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $24.66 $24.96 $51,920 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $25.48 $26.06 $54,210 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $24.73 $25.49 $53,030 1.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $13.35 $13.86 $28,820 5.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 200 $15.77 $15.71 $32,680 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $16.66 $18.10 $37,640 3.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $16.43 $16.44 $34,200 2.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $15.84 $16.29 $33,890 2.7 %
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 470 $21.43 $25.86 $53,800 9.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 $34.62 $58.53 $121,750 19.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $18.45 $19.16 $39,850 4.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $18.42 $19.91 $41,410 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $26.93 $29.90 $62,190 3.8 %
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 1,160 $14.97 $15.64 $32,530 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 120 $15.77 $16.62 $34,560 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $16.69 $17.96 $37,350 7.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $15.78 $16.58 $34,490 2.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $15.72 $17.03 $35,420 16.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $14.64 $14.89 $30,960 1.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $17.05 $18.36 $38,180 6.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $13.65 $15.01 $31,220 2.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $16.86 $16.87 $35,080 2.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $8.61 $9.31 $19,350 6.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $19.09 $18.84 $39,180 2.2 %
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 490 $19.66 $24.30 $50,540 6.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $28.64 $36.24 $75,370 8.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 $12.98 $14.24 $29,610 7.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $13.45 $14.34 $29,840 2.1 %
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 3,970 $14.57 $15.37 $31,980 2.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,140 4.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $41,350 4.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $11.25 $11.02 $22,920 5.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $34,420 4.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $34,680 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 30 $15.29 $14.95 $31,090 3.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $12.07 $12.49 $25,980 10.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $17.76 $19.87 $41,320 6.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $11.73 $12.69 $26,390 6.7 %
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 1,730 $12.62 $13.79 $28,690 3.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $14.00 $15.88 $33,030 5.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $13.10 $13.95 $29,010 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.15 $9.35 $19,450 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $13.29 $14.22 $29,580 4.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $12.03 $12.25 $25,490 8.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $33,310 6.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $25,410 7.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 170 $7.42 $9.43 $19,620 8.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 120 $13.75 $15.50 $32,250 7.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 270 $17.04 $18.70 $38,890 3.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (7) $13.34 $14.40 $29,940 3.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.77 $9.73 $20,230 8.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $10.72 $11.35 $23,610 5.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (7) $8.61 $10.08 $20,970 7.1 %
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 8,290 $20.03 $23.54 $48,970 2.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.29 $20.21 $42,030 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 280 $37.56 $36.75 $76,430 1.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 140 (5) $89.24 $185,630 8.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $33.26 $32.64 $67,900 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,650 $21.46 $22.83 $47,490 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $21.95 $22.38 $46,540 1.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $26.66 $27.08 $56,330 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $19.04 $19.22 $39,980 2.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 290 $19.09 $19.24 $40,020 4.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 250 $12.40 $12.77 $26,570 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $20.28 $20.73 $43,120 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 110 $16.12 $16.23 $33,760 3.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $21.60 $23.02 $47,890 4.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 70 $20.65 $21.13 $43,950 1.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 310 $19.55 $19.85 $41,280 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 $10.72 $12.36 $25,700 8.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 350 $11.31 $11.71 $24,350 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 170 $13.90 $14.41 $29,970 1.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $13.28 $13.62 $28,340 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 290 $11.84 $12.51 $26,010 4.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $12.26 $12.40 $25,790 8.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $20.08 $21.30 $44,290 2.0 %
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 2,730 $10.23 $10.66 $22,170 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $8.30 $8.44 $17,550 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,580 $9.83 $9.95 $20,700 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $12.13 $12.33 $25,650 2.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $12.71 $13.00 $27,040 10.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $10.79 $10.93 $22,730 1.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 280 $11.62 $12.05 $25,060 2.0 %
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 1,480 $13.86 $15.53 $32,290 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $26.45 $27.10 $56,370 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 440 $10.60 $10.64 $22,120 4.6 %
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 12,000 $8.09 $8.29 $17,250 3.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $12.11 $12.01 $24,990 2.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 670 $7.31 $7.43 $15,460 5.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $9.38 $9.43 $19,620 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $8.28 $8.53 $17,750 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $8.51 $8.57 $17,830 1.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 $7.79 $7.80 $16,220 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 470 $7.24 $7.39 $15,360 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (7) $8.56 $8.64 $17,970 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 740 $7.24 $7.27 $15,120 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,150 $6.27 $6.49 $13,500 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.98 $8.71 $18,110 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 490 $6.89 $7.11 $14,800 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $7.34 $7.41 $15,410 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (7) $6.87 $7.00 $14,550 2.6 %
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 4,060 $9.01 $9.49 $19,750 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $13.45 $14.12 $29,380 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $13.33 $14.33 $29,810 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,240 $9.13 $9.22 $19,170 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $8.31 $8.45 $17,580 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $12.52 $12.37 $25,730 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 640 $8.44 $9.15 $19,040 3.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (7) $11.85 $11.23 $23,350 6.5 %
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 3,240 $8.99 $9.66 $20,090 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $15.54 $15.96 $33,200 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.67 $8.97 $18,650 3.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $7.35 $7.21 $14,990 2.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 290 $7.86 $8.08 $16,810 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 420 $12.50 $12.50 $26,000 6.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (7) $13.08 $12.77 $26,570 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 940 $7.72 $7.66 $15,940 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $9.74 $9.76 $20,300 5.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 340 $10.61 $11.07 $23,030 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $9.74 $10.12 $21,060 3.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 480 $9.45 $9.47 $19,700 1.8 %
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 13,990 $10.12 $14.10 $29,320 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $15.66 $16.91 $35,170 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 500 $27.99 $30.49 $63,420 3.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,100 $7.61 $7.58 $15,780 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $8.91 $9.14 $19,020 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 580 $11.73 $12.30 $25,580 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,450 $8.35 $9.53 $19,810 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $15.61 $16.33 $33,970 4.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 510 $22.63 $30.69 $63,840 12.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 250 $43.55 $44.72 $93,010 8.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $10.02 $10.56 $21,970 8.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $23.12 $27.58 $57,370 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,890 $19.06 $20.00 $41,600 2.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 110 $7.89 $7.90 $16,440 3.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $28.64 $29.23 $60,790 7.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (7) $10.35 $10.72 $22,310 6.2 %
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 24,290 $11.14 $11.96 $24,880 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,650 $18.83 $19.79 $41,170 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $10.56 $10.69 $22,240 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,860 $12.07 $12.21 $25,400 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 780 $10.56 $10.53 $21,900 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,170 $11.63 $11.66 $24,250 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $12.44 $12.72 $26,460 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $11.35 $11.90 $24,750 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $9.07 $9.08 $18,880 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 90 $13.46 $13.85 $28,800 6.2 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 210 $11.65 $11.67 $24,260 1.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $12.25 $11.89 $24,720 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 4,530 $10.76 $11.12 $23,130 1.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $13.84 $13.43 $27,930 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $9.53 $9.64 $20,050 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $8.94 $8.84 $18,390 8.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $10.45 $10.92 $22,710 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 650 $11.16 $11.23 $23,370 1.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $10.25 $10.38 $21,580 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 $9.65 $9.98 $20,770 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $11.69 $11.77 $24,490 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,230 $9.32 $9.43 $19,610 1.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (7) $22.67 $21.99 $45,730 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $13.75 $13.79 $28,690 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $19.41 $19.22 $39,980 3.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 $21.00 $20.33 $42,290 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 230 $18.99 $18.32 $38,110 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $12.94 $13.63 $28,340 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 $11.41 $11.33 $23,570 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,750 $8.09 $8.61 $17,910 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 910 $13.92 $14.00 $29,120 0.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $12.90 $13.24 $27,550 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $13.03 $13.05 $27,150 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,090 $10.60 $10.87 $22,610 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $11.98 $13.07 $27,180 5.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $9.53 $9.59 $19,950 5.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 $10.74 $10.69 $22,230 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 600 $11.69 $11.91 $24,770 1.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 400 $9.69 $10.05 $20,900 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,130 $9.24 $9.41 $19,580 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $9.50 $10.42 $21,670 7.2 %
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 110 $10.63 $10.98 $22,850 3.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $10.74 $10.86 $22,580 4.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $8.33 $8.56 $17,800 4.3 %
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 5,380 $13.45 $14.36 $29,870 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $21.10 $21.10 $43,880 2.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $18.23 $19.19 $39,910 8.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 990 $14.09 $14.14 $29,410 2.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 40 $13.44 $13.49 $28,070 7.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 480 $11.76 $11.87 $24,680 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 $11.30 $11.29 $23,480 2.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (7) $11.26 $12.34 $25,670 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $14.36 $14.69 $30,550 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $13.30 $13.87 $28,850 6.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $11.35 $12.39 $25,770 7.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 460 $14.81 $15.36 $31,940 3.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers (7) $13.77 $14.05 $29,230 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $11.19 $11.75 $24,430 3.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (7) $12.83 $14.54 $30,240 11.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $17.14 $17.28 $35,940 3.1 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $14.01 $14.59 $30,350 8.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.23 $11.09 $23,070 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $13.23 $14.62 $30,420 11.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 110 $14.79 $14.83 $30,840 5.5 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $11.76 $11.57 $24,070 3.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (7) $9.77 $9.65 $20,070 2.9 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $10.86 $11.05 $22,980 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.00 $17.38 $36,140 1.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $12.85 $12.91 $26,850 2.9 %
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 4,290 $14.81 $15.87 $33,010 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $22.42 $22.65 $47,100 1.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 180 $13.90 $14.47 $30,100 3.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $21.44 $21.17 $44,030 3.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $18.25 $18.40 $38,280 4.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 100 $11.32 $12.14 $25,250 4.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $18.85 $18.53 $38,550 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $14.38 $16.16 $33,610 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 590 $13.59 $14.93 $31,050 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $16.90 $16.54 $34,410 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $16.89 $16.77 $34,880 2.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $16.95 $15.63 $32,500 4.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 $8.43 $8.81 $18,330 3.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 400 $15.48 $16.23 $33,750 6.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $12.94 $13.88 $28,870 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $15.36 $15.62 $32,480 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 630 $11.67 $11.82 $24,590 1.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $22.44 $23.17 $48,200 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $13.05 $14.26 $29,660 5.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $19.14 $19.40 $40,340 2.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $10.63 $11.23 $23,360 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.28 $8.95 $18,620 5.3 %
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 8,230 $12.23 $12.61 $26,230 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 520 $20.25 $20.62 $42,880 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 610 $11.71 $11.31 $23,530 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $12.07 $12.56 $26,130 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 830 $9.88 $9.99 $20,780 2.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $8.95 $9.00 $18,720 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.75 $11.01 $22,900 2.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.21 $14.06 $29,250 2.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.79 $14.06 $29,250 12.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.70 $13.36 $27,790 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $12.16 $12.61 $26,230 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $12.99 $13.14 $27,330 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $12.81 $13.14 $27,340 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.62 $13.34 $27,740 3.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $11.24 $11.62 $24,170 5.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $13.67 $13.49 $28,060 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $12.67 $13.25 $27,560 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $8.63 $8.84 $18,390 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $8.63 $9.35 $19,450 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 400 $10.90 $11.37 $23,660 3.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 100 $10.74 $10.86 $22,600 1.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 150 $10.49 $10.56 $21,960 1.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $15.91 $16.36 $34,030 6.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.89 $13.96 $29,050 2.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.28 $13.34 $27,740 2.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.85 $12.83 $26,690 1.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 $12.72 $13.20 $27,460 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $12.61 $12.71 $26,430 2.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.30 $12.42 $25,830 2.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $14.64 $16.07 $33,430 9.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 70 $10.76 $11.02 $22,920 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 110 $10.22 $10.21 $21,230 4.1 %
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 8,570 $11.36 $12.26 $25,500 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $17.49 $18.00 $37,450 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $20.90 $21.03 $43,740 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $51,780 5.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 200 $10.39 $10.92 $22,710 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $12.52 $13.00 $27,040 6.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,440 $14.04 $15.09 $31,390 2.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 840 $10.60 $11.38 $23,670 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $8.95 $8.83 $18,370 5.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $9.45 $9.50 $19,770 2.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $8.00 $8.32 $17,310 4.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $12.59 $12.50 $26,000 2.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $13.95 $14.32 $29,790 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $12.50 $12.43 $25,850 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $7.80 $7.86 $16,340 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,970 $9.63 $9.76 $20,290 1.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $9.79 $9.65 $20,080 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 $9.14 $9.23 $19,200 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $9.91 $10.04 $20,880 3.7 %

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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