Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, 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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, 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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, 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 68,950 $11.77 $14.38 $29,920 2.2 %
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 2,370 $28.78 $33.19 $69,040 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $57.20 $61.80 $128,530 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 600 $33.27 $39.14 $81,420 3.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $28.17 $31.17 $64,820 8.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $24.25 $26.00 $54,070 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $28.38 $31.99 $66,530 8.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $26.14 $27.63 $57,470 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $32.00 $32.22 $67,010 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $27.39 $33.00 $68,640 5.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 50 $27.22 $29.09 $60,500 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $38.18 $35.86 $74,580 4.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $28.47 $29.10 $60,520 4.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $27.75 $30.17 $62,760 5.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $25.23 $30.66 $63,760 7.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $86,920 9.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $13.27 $15.46 $32,150 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $26.70 $27.14 $56,450 2.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $21.93 $22.54 $46,890 2.5 %
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 1,770 $19.43 $21.51 $44,750 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $18.45 $19.47 $40,500 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $22.43 $22.81 $47,440 4.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $23.30 $23.31 $48,480 8.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $18.90 $19.57 $40,710 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $16.73 $18.27 $38,000 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $19.53 $20.25 $42,130 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $17.75 $19.11 $39,750 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $22.78 $26.45 $55,020 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 $20.62 $22.37 $46,520 6.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $19.19 $20.32 $42,270 2.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $16.61 $17.75 $36,910 4.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $16.64 $20.54 $42,720 11.9 %
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 540 $21.15 $21.60 $44,930 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $25.61 $24.76 $51,490 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $21.05 $22.27 $46,330 10.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $15.41 $15.45 $32,130 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $23.32 $23.47 $48,810 3.0 %
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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $23.71 $27.23 $56,630 8.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $27.76 $27.56 $57,330 2.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $21.15 $21.65 $45,020 4.0 %
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 190 $18.84 $20.14 $41,880 5.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $13.93 $14.78 $30,730 15.0 %
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 900 $17.75 $17.14 $35,660 3.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $20.33 $21.65 $45,040 6.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $18.74 $18.64 $38,760 7.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $18.69 $20.03 $41,670 6.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $14.89 $16.14 $33,570 5.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (7) $8.13 $10.23 $21,280 26.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $10.10 $10.73 $22,310 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 260 $21.76 $28.62 $59,520 11.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $30.49 $40.99 $85,250 15.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $16.04 $16.09 $33,470 4.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $13.57 $14.36 $29,860 7.2 %
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 4,560 $14.87 $16.02 $33,310 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $10.01 $12.50 $26,000 16.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $45,900 26.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 380 (4) (4) $40,130 18.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (4) (4) $36,340 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 440 (4) (4) $35,090 5.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $51,970 18.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $19.40 $21.73 $45,210 11.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $13.31 $13.72 $28,550 12.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 800 (4) (4) $14,800 3.7 %
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 660 $12.95 $16.14 $33,570 7.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $6.65 $7.32 $15,240 10.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.44 $19.17 $39,870 8.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 $8.56 $8.45 $17,590 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $15.98 $20.14 $41,900 9.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.48 $13.43 $27,930 3.1 %
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 3,700 $18.82 $24.27 $50,480 3.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.95 $17.07 $35,500 4.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $38.07 $36.84 $76,640 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $75.97 $158,020 9.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $31.55 $31.66 $65,840 6.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,470 $20.52 $20.63 $42,900 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $25.39 $25.25 $52,520 1.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $18.78 $18.11 $37,680 3.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $10.91 $11.97 $24,890 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $22.47 $22.51 $46,830 6.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $17.26 $17.01 $35,370 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (7) $7.03 $9.31 $19,370 25.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $10.52 $10.76 $22,390 1.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 550 $13.70 $13.71 $28,530 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $12.91 $13.42 $27,920 4.7 %
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 1,680 $9.94 $10.15 $21,120 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 400 $8.61 $8.97 $18,670 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 690 $9.80 $9.81 $20,400 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $12.07 $11.84 $24,630 2.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $10.43 $10.44 $21,710 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $13.27 $13.12 $27,280 2.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $7.01 $6.88 $14,310 7.2 %
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 760 $15.97 $15.73 $32,720 4.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $24.80 $25.31 $52,640 5.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (7) $8.90 $11.56 $24,050 27.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 120 $19.07 $19.02 $39,550 4.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 $12.68 $12.81 $26,650 8.5 %
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 6,670 $6.82 $7.32 $15,230 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $7.30 $12.00 $24,970 26.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 410 $10.06 $11.39 $23,680 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 260 $7.05 $7.06 $14,690 5.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $9.63 $9.66 $20,100 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $7.54 $7.54 $15,690 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $7.41 $7.34 $15,270 6.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $7.89 $7.94 $16,510 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $6.51 $6.74 $14,010 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,760 $6.54 $6.77 $14,090 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $6.37 $6.58 $13,690 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,760 $6.58 $6.78 $14,110 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $8.24 $8.11 $16,870 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $6.67 $6.70 $13,930 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 290 $6.44 $6.52 $13,560 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $6.46 $6.63 $13,780 3.6 %
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 2,200 $8.43 $9.47 $19,690 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $12.40 $13.12 $27,290 10.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,310 $8.12 $8.86 $18,420 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 $8.45 $8.38 $17,420 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 240 $9.80 $10.41 $21,650 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 2,080 $7.52 $8.42 $17,520 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.09 $13.93 $28,980 3.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.91 $9.42 $19,580 29.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $9.40 $10.12 $21,050 5.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $6.30 $6.42 $13,340 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 690 $8.52 $8.94 $18,600 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $6.82 $8.68 $18,050 10.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $6.78 $8.03 $16,690 7.9 %
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 7,430 $8.77 $11.58 $24,090 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $14.71 $15.94 $33,160 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $23.83 $23.85 $49,610 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,750 $7.21 $7.50 $15,600 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $9.16 $9.57 $19,910 8.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $11.07 $11.10 $23,090 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,750 $8.29 $9.72 $20,210 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.81 $14.67 $30,520 4.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $16.64 $27.40 $57,000 13.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $16.27 $20.60 $42,850 15.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 300 $15.39 $18.51 $38,500 11.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 380 $18.71 $20.62 $42,900 6.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 140 $11.55 $13.34 $27,740 7.9 %
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 11,780 $11.09 $11.93 $24,810 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 640 $16.02 $16.64 $34,610 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $10.46 $10.55 $21,950 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 460 $11.56 $11.94 $24,840 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 90 $11.50 $12.10 $25,170 4.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 940 $11.99 $12.38 $25,740 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $12.33 $12.78 $26,590 1.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 360 $8.98 $9.26 $19,260 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,570 $11.39 $11.90 $24,760 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $10.52 $11.27 $23,440 7.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $6.77 $7.03 $14,620 7.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $10.74 $10.95 $22,770 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $9.10 $8.67 $18,040 6.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $9.98 $10.96 $22,800 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.27 $14.58 $30,330 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $9.90 $9.78 $20,330 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $8.35 $8.64 $17,970 3.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $15.16 $15.18 $31,570 4.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $22.01 $21.48 $44,680 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $19.00 $18.18 $37,820 (7)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $10.48 $11.11 $23,110 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 920 $7.96 $9.62 $20,010 7.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.78 $15.10 $31,400 12.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 460 $14.99 $15.27 $31,760 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $11.58 $11.16 $23,220 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 290 $10.25 $10.57 $21,980 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 890 $11.54 $11.98 $24,920 4.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $13.50 $15.25 $31,720 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $9.49 $9.92 $20,640 4.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $10.02 $10.69 $22,230 9.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,730 $10.28 $10.53 $21,890 1.9 %
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 2,530 $13.28 $14.45 $30,060 4.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $20.29 $20.78 $43,230 2.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters (7) $14.19 $14.60 $30,360 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $11.38 $11.61 $24,150 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $8.45 $8.86 $18,420 11.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 $15.70 $15.63 $32,500 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $13.92 $13.72 $28,530 5.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $21.22 $20.22 $42,050 6.8 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 50 $15.89 $16.26 $33,820 7.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.25 $12.91 $26,860 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $15.54 $17.82 $37,070 7.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $12.49 $13.49 $28,070 8.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (7) $13.14 $14.42 $30,000 3.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (7) $10.76 $11.83 $24,600 3.8 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (7) $8.37 $8.12 $16,890 8.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $15.89 $16.92 $35,190 8.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $15.90 $15.97 $33,210 3.7 %
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 2,330 $14.56 $15.44 $32,110 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $19.20 $19.70 $40,970 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.45 $15.73 $32,730 14.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $9.69 $10.60 $22,050 9.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 380 $14.09 $14.78 $30,740 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $13.95 $14.10 $29,330 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $14.11 $14.56 $30,280 2.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.97 $11.36 $23,630 17.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $12.47 $14.29 $29,710 8.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 670 $15.97 $16.68 $34,700 7.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $13.17 $13.31 $27,680 12.4 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $8.38 $8.91 $18,530 6.4 %
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 10,950 $14.07 $15.31 $31,850 6.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 880 $29.72 $26.78 $55,710 6.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $14.19 $13.81 $28,720 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $8.62 $8.87 $18,460 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $12.66 $12.22 $25,410 3.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (7) $11.42 $11.45 $23,820 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.00 $13.23 $27,520 2.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 140 $25.07 $24.56 $51,080 8.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $17.66 $18.37 $38,200 7.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $6.99 $8.46 $17,590 5.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 100 $10.62 $11.41 $23,740 6.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $16.16 $16.72 $34,780 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $15.00 $15.44 $32,120 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $8.65 $8.84 $18,390 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $10.16 $10.52 $21,890 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $12.21 $12.31 $25,610 9.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 250 $10.32 $10.13 $21,080 7.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 570 $10.63 $11.07 $23,030 6.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $16.92 $17.22 $35,820 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $19.26 $17.71 $36,840 4.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $12.39 $12.68 $26,380 2.8 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 50 $12.79 $13.78 $28,670 2.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (7) $12.84 $12.93 $26,900 4.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) $6.70 $7.15 $14,860 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (7) $8.05 $8.36 $17,390 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 90 $10.19 $10.48 $21,800 2.8 %
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 4,760 $11.32 $12.32 $25,620 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $17.76 $18.18 $37,800 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.31 $23.09 $48,030 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 230 $12.30 $12.10 $25,180 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $16.04 $14.13 $29,380 11.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 800 $14.53 $14.93 $31,050 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 500 $10.53 $11.29 $23,470 8.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $7.16 $8.39 $17,450 10.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 820 $11.17 $12.40 $25,790 7.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $7.48 $8.28 $17,220 5.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $10.95 $11.17 $23,230 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $7.19 $7.90 $16,430 4.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $10.67 $11.34 $23,590 10.6 %

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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Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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