Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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 Ames, IA, 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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Major Occupational Groups in Ames, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 40,670 $13.78 $17.33 $36,050 7.4 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,890 $35.35 $39.58 $82,340 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $60.86 $60.73 $126,320 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 340 $35.48 $44.62 $92,810 12.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $33.45 $34.49 $71,730 6.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $49.88 $47.05 $97,850 9.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $34.71 $34.51 $71,780 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $41.34 $41.83 $87,000 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $36.42 $36.95 $76,860 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (7) $47.75 $44.15 $91,840 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $34.36 $40.68 $84,620 11.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (7) (4) (4) $69,710 4.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $42.13 $42.30 $87,970 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 $18.29 $23.21 $48,290 20.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $30.86 $33.79 $70,290 6.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $29.64 $31.16 $64,810 7.6 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,520 $21.16 $22.68 $47,170 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $18.16 $18.17 $37,800 13.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $20.64 $20.35 $42,330 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $19.29 $19.46 $40,470 6.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $19.80 $20.14 $41,900 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $19.61 $19.16 $39,860 10.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $17.57 $18.02 $37,470 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $19.01 $20.22 $42,060 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $29.01 $28.77 $59,840 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 520 $20.98 $23.81 $49,530 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 200 $22.65 $24.19 $50,320 3.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $16.80 $18.92 $39,350 7.3 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,030 $24.94 $25.20 $52,410 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $23.80 $23.04 $47,920 6.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) $29.86 $29.43 $61,220 8.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $18.91 $19.04 $39,600 6.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $28.82 $28.41 $59,090 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $26.56 $27.10 $56,360 8.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $14.56 $16.84 $35,020 8.3 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 920 $25.69 $26.32 $54,750 2.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $28.46 $28.40 $59,060 3.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $23.15 $22.31 $46,410 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 250 $32.17 $32.20 $66,970 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $25.53 $26.61 $55,350 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $26.70 $28.02 $58,280 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $22.89 $22.00 $45,760 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $16.09 $17.41 $36,210 2.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $20.71 $20.71 $43,080 1.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $19.70 $19.25 $40,040 6.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $18.41 $21.21 $44,120 10.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (7) $22.64 $22.28 $46,350 7.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $22.92 $23.18 $48,210 1.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $16.74 $16.64 $34,610 2.7 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,500 $21.28 $23.14 $48,130 2.1 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $22.26 $25.37 $52,770 10.2 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 120 $25.85 $29.17 $60,680 2.6 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 30 $33.63 $40.03 $83,260 12.2 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 90 $32.67 $33.93 $70,580 2.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $28.10 $28.62 $59,520 7.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $22.94 $27.41 $57,000 16.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 460 $15.07 $15.56 $32,370 1.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $17.68 $16.78 $34,910 9.0 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 400 $13.44 $14.15 $29,430 8.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 30 $17.40 $16.79 $34,930 6.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $11.04 $11.84 $24,620 6.8 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 130 $27.41 $32.74 $68,090 20.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers (7) $41.06 $45.22 $94,060 8.7 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,350 $21.11 $24.99 $51,970 17.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (7) $7.21 $7.39 $15,380 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (7) (4) (4) $35,930 5.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 350 (4) (4) $36,350 5.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (7) (4) (4) $37,010 3.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 210 (4) (4) $38,560 11.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $17.09 $19.24 $40,030 9.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 480 (4) (4) $14,640 6.5 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 530 $16.01 $16.17 $33,630 6.6 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (7) $8.81 $9.68 $20,140 15.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $12.96 $13.87 $28,850 10.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $19.27 $21.14 $43,970 6.5 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $18.59 $19.08 $39,680 4.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $10.37 $13.26 $27,590 13.7 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,970 $20.01 $25.66 $53,380 8.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists (7) $39.70 $39.92 $83,040 7.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $37.86 $37.17 $77,310 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $38.07 $38.16 $79,380 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $15.81 $15.77 $32,810 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 70 $10.79 $11.18 $23,240 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 140 $15.10 $14.98 $31,160 1.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $10.13 $11.21 $23,330 5.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (7) $16.98 $18.58 $38,650 6.3 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (7) (4) (4) $37,350 9.5 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 860 $11.36 $12.13 $25,220 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 440 $10.55 $10.78 $22,430 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 (7) (7) (7) (7)
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $10.24 $11.10 $23,080 5.8 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 310 $16.31 $16.37 $34,040 10.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $22.81 $24.28 $50,500 7.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 $12.06 $11.78 $24,500 6.4 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,490 $7.34 $8.06 $16,770 3.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $20.13 $19.27 $40,070 9.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $12.63 $13.54 $28,150 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $10.26 $10.57 $21,990 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $8.60 $8.71 $18,110 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $8.06 $8.07 $16,790 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 390 $8.00 $8.37 $17,400 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 170 $6.46 $6.58 $13,690 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,540 $6.76 $7.16 $14,890 4.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $7.61 $8.01 $16,660 7.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 660 $6.45 $7.41 $15,420 11.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $7.60 $7.81 $16,240 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (7) $6.47 $6.57 $13,670 5.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $6.68 $6.67 $13,870 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.58 $7.42 $15,430 3.9 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,720 $9.61 $10.13 $21,080 4.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $13.62 $13.99 $29,100 6.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $15.49 $15.98 $33,230 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $10.14 $10.34 $21,500 4.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 $7.72 $7.77 $16,150 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $10.13 $10.65 $22,160 4.4 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,440 $8.46 $10.02 $20,830 6.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $16.54 $18.91 $39,330 4.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $14.73 $14.49 $30,150 14.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (7) $7.34 $7.58 $15,760 4.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (7) $9.27 $9.06 $18,840 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $12.67 $13.96 $29,030 7.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $10.12 $12.78 $26,570 13.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $10.35 $11.75 $24,450 10.7 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,100 $8.88 $12.65 $26,300 5.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 300 $14.83 $15.98 $33,240 5.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $26.78 $37.19 $77,350 17.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,040 $7.14 $7.23 $15,030 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (7) $7.76 $7.99 $16,620 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 30 $14.15 $14.66 $30,480 6.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,430 $8.58 $11.63 $24,180 10.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (7) $10.61 $12.17 $25,310 2.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $38.27 $34.34 $71,430 14.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $16.64 $17.86 $37,160 13.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $21.68 $26.28 $54,660 13.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 210 $22.04 $21.83 $45,410 4.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $23.29 $21.75 $45,240 11.7 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5,670 $12.97 $13.86 $28,820 4.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 210 $21.01 $21.48 $44,680 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (7) $12.64 $13.42 $27,920 8.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 120 $13.42 $14.06 $29,240 9.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $15.30 $16.27 $33,840 4.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $12.40 $13.17 $27,390 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 230 $12.62 $13.43 $27,920 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $7.83 $7.75 $16,120 6.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.89 $8.95 $18,620 5.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $13.34 $13.47 $28,020 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $12.43 $13.14 $27,320 7.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $15.29 $15.94 $33,150 5.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $9.57 $9.82 $20,420 3.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $14.74 $15.16 $31,530 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $22.60 $21.23 $44,160 (7)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $22.42 $20.51 $42,650 (7)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $15.32 $15.51 $32,250 4.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $12.01 $12.07 $25,110 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 500 $10.00 $10.96 $22,800 5.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 220 $16.18 $16.56 $34,440 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 930 $15.74 $15.85 $32,970 6.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $12.61 $12.80 $26,630 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,080 $11.60 $12.37 $25,730 7.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 $12.01 $11.63 $24,190 4.8 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 150 $16.60 $16.65 $34,620 6.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (7) $24.05 $23.77 $49,440 5.0 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,690 $16.13 $16.91 $35,160 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 $23.42 $23.44 $48,760 4.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $18.70 $19.06 $39,650 8.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (7) $15.29 $15.55 $32,340 17.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 $12.49 $12.48 $25,960 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $18.88 $18.40 $38,270 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $15.79 $15.34 $31,900 3.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 $11.79 $13.36 $27,780 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $16.14 $17.18 $35,730 11.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $11.67 $13.52 $28,120 14.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $22.10 $22.21 $46,200 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $16.28 $15.89 $33,050 5.7 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,240 $16.58 $16.71 $34,760 4.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $24.05 $23.90 $49,710 8.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $22.98 $22.01 $45,770 5.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (7) $15.08 $15.39 $32,010 7.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $16.88 $16.20 $33,690 8.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 $18.30 $16.77 $34,890 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $15.30 $15.49 $32,210 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 $19.57 $19.31 $40,170 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 450 $15.16 $14.80 $30,770 6.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $15.07 $15.05 $31,300 3.8 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,960 $14.92 $15.32 $31,870 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 $22.28 $23.77 $49,440 4.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 30 $10.50 $11.28 $23,470 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 170 $11.58 $11.30 $23,510 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $10.15 $10.08 $20,970 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $13.47 $14.22 $29,580 7.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $11.57 $11.98 $24,920 5.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (7) $19.36 $22.36 $46,510 17.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $14.53 $14.68 $30,530 2.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $12.41 $12.29 $25,570 3.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (7) $13.29 $13.25 $27,550 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $12.70 $13.38 $27,830 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.95 $8.77 $18,250 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $16.51 $17.53 $36,460 8.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.82 $15.72 $32,690 8.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $16.23 $16.78 $34,900 11.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $14.06 $14.43 $30,020 15.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (7) $24.05 $23.69 $49,270 6.2 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) $10.32 $10.90 $22,670 5.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 90 $10.48 $11.13 $23,140 4.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,810 $11.35 $12.48 $25,950 4.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $25.41 $24.60 $51,170 6.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (7) $18.31 $18.27 $37,990 18.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 340 $12.83 $13.56 $28,200 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 160 $11.61 $11.31 $23,530 4.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 $12.53 $12.54 $26,080 11.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 $14.51 $13.50 $28,070 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $9.74 $10.04 $20,890 7.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 460 $9.03 $10.30 $21,410 6.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 $9.04 $8.69 $18,070 14.7 %

About May 2005 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: September 30, 2008

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