Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, MT



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 Billings, MT, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana. 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 Billings, MT (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 77,740 $12.04 $15.05 $31,290 2.5 %
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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 4,030 $25.77 $29.78 $61,950 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $54.68 $57.87 $120,370 11.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,300 $26.19 $30.93 $64,340 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $25.59 $25.33 $52,680 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $23.80 $27.31 $56,810 9.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers (7) $20.75 $26.82 $55,780 9.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $26.77 $28.33 $58,930 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $31.10 $32.23 $67,040 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $31.22 $33.92 $70,550 4.6 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $24.41 $26.42 $54,950 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $32.06 $35.78 $74,420 9.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $26.08 $29.38 $61,100 9.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $23.67 $23.97 $49,860 4.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $60,390 7.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $38.56 $37.28 $77,540 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $15.03 $16.33 $33,970 6.0 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers (7) $15.15 $14.85 $30,880 4.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (7) $9.63 $12.68 $26,380 14.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $31.77 $39.08 $81,280 4.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $26.77 $29.06 $60,450 8.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $12.22 $14.27 $29,690 6.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $17.38 $21.36 $44,430 6.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $28.64 $31.34 $65,180 7.2 %
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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 2,590 $19.97 $22.57 $46,940 5.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $17.14 $19.36 $40,270 9.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $20.92 $22.50 $46,810 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $15.31 $15.81 $32,880 8.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (7) $17.48 $21.44 $44,590 4.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $22.44 $21.92 $45,590 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $13.71 $17.41 $36,220 9.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $22.94 $22.16 $46,080 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.97 $19.67 $40,910 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $21.09 $21.14 $43,970 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $30.69 $27.96 $58,160 11.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (7) $15.73 $16.59 $34,500 9.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $23.26 $24.12 $50,180 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 580 $19.23 $21.11 $43,900 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $15.26 $16.51 $34,330 5.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $30.52 $32.40 $67,380 10.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $38.26 $41.06 $85,400 9.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $36.93 $39.03 $81,170 22.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $13.55 $16.13 $33,560 20.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $34.68 $34.12 $70,980 8.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $16.62 $18.56 $38,610 13.2 %
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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 990 $21.50 $22.39 $46,560 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $21.89 $21.01 $43,710 5.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $24.96 $25.37 $52,780 4.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $24.86 $24.98 $51,970 5.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $14.23 $14.63 $30,430 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $30.25 $30.17 $62,750 4.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $19.27 $21.64 $45,010 15.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $22.92 $24.91 $51,820 7.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $16.66 $16.72 $34,780 10.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $17.57 $19.03 $39,580 4.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 $29.24 $27.45 $57,100 3.4 %
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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 1,340 $21.09 $22.68 $47,170 3.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 $23.46 $24.12 $50,160 4.4 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (7) $16.25 $17.95 $37,330 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $17.89 $18.96 $39,440 9.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 260 $26.86 $27.57 $57,340 1.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $28.95 $28.63 $59,550 5.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $28.18 $30.03 $62,460 5.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $35.73 $37.37 $77,730 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $31.43 $31.58 $65,690 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $15.84 $16.43 $34,170 2.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $16.03 $16.88 $35,110 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $17.74 $16.98 $35,330 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $22.95 $22.57 $46,950 5.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $23.59 $23.51 $48,910 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $13.84 $14.10 $29,330 7.4 %
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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 630 $19.92 $21.55 $44,830 4.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $22.13 $22.87 $47,580 3.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $18.44 $20.46 $42,550 8.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) $25.43 $28.12 $58,480 6.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $21.17 $21.82 $45,380 6.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $18.79 $18.45 $38,380 7.7 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (7) $19.29 $18.66 $38,820 4.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $11.69 $12.21 $25,390 1.6 %
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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 1,190 $12.85 $14.18 $29,490 4.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.39 $19.61 $40,790 7.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $13.78 $15.54 $32,320 13.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $14.61 $14.88 $30,940 3.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $22.38 $21.63 $45,000 2.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $15.72 $15.88 $33,040 3.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $12.57 $15.06 $31,310 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 $10.23 $10.11 $21,020 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $22.66 $21.71 $45,160 2.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 100 $14.71 $14.28 $29,700 27.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (7) $12.56 $12.23 $25,430 14.2 %
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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 590 $24.69 $27.51 $57,220 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 300 $33.39 $35.62 $74,100 7.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $15.82 $16.46 $34,230 5.5 %
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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 3,750 $16.76 $17.73 $36,870 3.8 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (7) (4) (4) $73,820 16.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (7) $7.18 $7.72 $16,050 15.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $34,190 8.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 890 (4) (4) $40,780 4.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 400 (4) (4) $35,430 8.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $41,530 5.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $37,390 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $10.20 $11.08 $23,040 5.7 %
25-4012 Curators (7) $12.86 $14.37 $29,890 4.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $22.14 $21.45 $44,610 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 630 (4) (4) $21,950 4.5 %
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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 1,050 $10.74 $13.62 $28,330 6.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.68 $8.89 $18,500 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.93 $14.67 $30,520 4.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $17.13 $17.86 $37,150 7.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 80 $6.48 $7.60 $15,800 19.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $20.81 $22.82 $47,460 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors (7) $19.24 $19.57 $40,700 8.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $18.62 $19.86 $41,310 5.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $12.46 $12.35 $25,690 4.3 %
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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 4,840 $22.37 $25.63 $53,310 5.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 120 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (7) $21.00 $21.36 $44,430 2.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $38.26 $37.08 $77,130 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $64.84 $67.46 $140,320 6.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $89.21 $185,560 9.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $32.01 $31.10 $64,690 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,690 $25.15 $25.34 $52,710 2.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists (7) $25.99 $30.07 $62,550 6.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $24.87 $25.26 $52,540 2.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $29.36 $28.76 $59,820 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $20.87 $21.15 $43,980 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $25.26 $24.76 $51,500 3.1 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 70 (5) $91.90 $191,160 14.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $24.03 $23.54 $48,960 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.36 $12.99 $27,010 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $25.21 $22.26 $46,300 6.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $18.47 $17.99 $37,410 10.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (7) $25.04 $25.75 $53,560 6.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $20.70 $20.53 $42,710 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $8.88 $8.72 $18,140 13.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $12.37 $12.34 $25,660 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $18.28 $17.02 $35,400 11.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $10.82 $10.99 $22,850 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $14.84 $14.65 $30,460 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $11.33 $12.72 $26,450 2.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $10.63 $11.33 $23,560 8.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $17.63 $21.91 $45,570 14.8 %
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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 2,050 $9.95 $10.57 $21,980 5.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $8.68 $8.80 $18,310 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,070 $9.66 $9.62 $20,000 2.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (7) $13.45 $17.80 $37,030 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $11.67 $11.66 $24,250 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.40 $14.11 $29,350 1.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (7) $6.68 $6.76 $14,060 8.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $10.24 $10.57 $21,980 1.9 %
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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 910 $16.20 $16.98 $35,320 6.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $30.58 $29.66 $61,690 11.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $28.72 $29.19 $60,710 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $8.77 $8.70 $18,100 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $14.00 $14.28 $29,700 4.3 %
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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 7,000 $6.88 $7.28 $15,150 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $8.65 $10.66 $22,180 11.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $8.90 $9.80 $20,390 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $9.35 $9.44 $19,640 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $8.59 $8.73 $18,160 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $6.47 $6.70 $13,930 4.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $7.75 $7.79 $16,210 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $7.66 $7.52 $15,630 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 830 $6.78 $7.09 $14,750 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 440 $6.30 $6.54 $13,610 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,410 $6.33 $6.33 $13,170 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $7.41 $7.12 $14,800 6.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $6.16 $6.06 $12,610 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 340 $6.55 $6.66 $13,860 3.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $6.89 $7.04 $14,640 3.6 %
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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 3,180 $8.09 $9.19 $19,110 4.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $10.68 $13.37 $27,810 6.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $13.09 $15.47 $32,180 8.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $8.54 $9.83 $20,440 4.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $6.77 $6.99 $14,550 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 590 $8.07 $8.89 $18,490 4.5 %
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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 1,860 $8.80 $9.08 $18,890 3.5 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors (7) $14.19 $14.83 $30,850 4.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.80 $12.70 $26,410 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $9.41 $9.22 $19,180 3.7 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (7) $7.72 $8.02 $16,690 8.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $8.92 $9.60 $19,980 15.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $9.41 $9.70 $20,170 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 880 $8.20 $8.40 $17,470 5.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $10.28 $10.74 $22,340 6.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (7) $9.72 $9.49 $19,730 3.4 %
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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 9,010 $9.94 $12.87 $26,760 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 580 $13.26 $14.74 $30,670 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $20.46 $19.84 $41,270 7.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,010 $7.23 $7.76 $16,140 3.3 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (7) $6.64 $6.87 $14,300 9.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 360 $8.04 $9.57 $19,910 7.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $12.45 $12.61 $26,220 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,270 $9.24 $10.89 $22,650 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $13.27 $18.42 $38,300 19.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $13.14 $24.60 $51,160 19.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (7) $20.37 $32.59 $67,780 14.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $8.48 $8.94 $18,600 7.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (7) $29.23 $27.00 $56,160 13.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $22.09 $23.89 $49,690 6.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,320 $16.96 $19.08 $39,680 6.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $7.90 $8.24 $17,140 4.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $19.25 $21.19 $44,080 15.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $7.26 $8.08 $16,810 8.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $20.36 $20.67 $42,990 9.8 %
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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 14,880 $10.87 $12.03 $25,020 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 700 $16.73 $18.09 $37,630 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 $9.08 $9.54 $19,840 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 300 $12.49 $12.66 $26,330 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 640 $9.59 $10.18 $21,170 5.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,520 $12.61 $13.18 $27,410 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $11.96 $13.07 $27,190 4.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.57 $15.01 $31,210 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $9.95 $10.29 $21,400 5.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,110 $10.07 $11.65 $24,240 4.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.84 $9.95 $20,700 3.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $7.52 $7.87 $16,370 6.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 260 $10.40 $10.66 $22,160 3.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $9.93 $10.27 $21,370 4.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $13.11 $13.98 $29,080 3.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $12.34 $12.33 $25,640 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $11.38 $11.71 $24,350 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.90 $16.00 $33,270 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $9.63 $9.87 $20,530 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 140 $17.11 $15.66 $32,570 8.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $17.22 $19.24 $40,010 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $16.46 $17.23 $35,830 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $23.61 $23.18 $48,220 3.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $22.23 $21.30 $44,290 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $19.87 $19.53 $40,610 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $12.45 $15.03 $31,260 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $10.91 $11.34 $23,580 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 980 $9.31 $9.85 $20,490 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $12.12 $11.12 $23,120 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 900 $13.10 $14.33 $29,800 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (7) $12.47 $13.44 $27,960 7.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $13.48 $13.21 $27,480 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,570 $9.51 $9.96 $20,710 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.26 $16.29 $33,890 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $8.54 $9.16 $19,050 3.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (7) $12.77 $12.97 $26,980 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $11.15 $11.91 $24,780 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 $8.49 $8.67 $18,030 8.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,490 $8.93 $9.51 $19,770 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $15.13 $16.09 $33,460 9.5 %
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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 160 $6.74 $9.02 $18,760 13.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $9.16 $9.61 $19,980 4.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $6.42 $7.99 $16,620 16.9 %
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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 4,310 $14.20 $15.69 $32,640 4.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $22.49 $24.06 $50,040 4.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $17.49 $16.85 $35,050 8.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $12.53 $13.18 $27,420 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $15.54 $14.85 $30,880 9.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 770 $11.31 $12.21 $25,400 6.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $15.58 $15.72 $32,690 3.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $18.74 $17.66 $36,740 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (7) $15.46 $18.08 $37,610 14.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 $23.20 $21.60 $44,920 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.79 $13.61 $28,300 15.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $23.50 $23.01 $47,860 6.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $13.72 $13.66 $28,420 6.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $21.88 $19.13 $39,790 13.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 240 $11.26 $11.41 $23,730 2.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $18.51 $18.76 $39,020 13.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 60 $18.81 $16.40 $34,110 14.3 %
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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 3,730 $14.47 $15.28 $31,780 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $21.45 $21.95 $45,650 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $13.51 $14.84 $30,860 9.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (7) $23.51 $23.00 $47,840 2.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (7) $11.71 $11.52 $23,960 3.6 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (7) $15.53 $15.52 $32,290 5.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $15.63 $16.06 $33,410 4.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $9.89 $11.16 $23,220 8.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $14.61 $15.11 $31,430 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (7) $16.76 $16.66 $34,660 4.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $13.00 $14.19 $29,520 9.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $18.00 $17.95 $37,330 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.37 $9.89 $20,580 9.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $10.94 $12.77 $26,550 3.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (7) $8.67 $10.93 $22,740 18.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $18.35 $18.87 $39,250 8.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 950 $12.23 $12.73 $26,470 2.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (7) $14.12 $14.73 $30,630 4.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (7) $12.40 $13.42 $27,920 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.47 $10.88 $22,640 9.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (7) $14.48 $13.63 $28,340 7.5 %
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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 3,670 $11.83 $14.35 $29,860 7.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 270 $19.82 $22.45 $46,700 7.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $14.23 $13.57 $28,230 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 400 $8.85 $9.97 $20,730 7.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $10.02 $10.35 $21,530 7.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.46 $10.82 $22,510 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $11.97 $12.77 $26,560 7.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (7) $9.06 $9.67 $20,120 9.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $13.43 $14.08 $29,290 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 160 $15.28 $15.10 $31,400 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $15.71 $15.63 $32,510 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $9.50 $10.11 $21,030 9.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $7.77 $7.74 $16,100 3.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $8.34 $8.75 $18,210 6.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $11.08 $11.82 $24,590 7.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $11.83 $12.46 $25,910 13.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (7) $19.07 $18.40 $38,270 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $16.53 $16.14 $33,560 10.2 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 420 $27.51 $27.48 $57,160 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.73 $13.55 $28,190 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $22.76 $19.77 $41,110 5.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.84 $11.60 $24,120 9.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $8.21 $9.07 $18,860 4.3 %
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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 5,990 $12.16 $13.30 $27,660 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $14.13 $15.50 $32,240 6.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $20.14 $21.37 $44,450 3.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 50 (4) (4) (9) (9)
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $44,170 5.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 $12.78 $12.88 $26,790 4.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $12.33 $12.19 $25,350 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 460 $7.71 $10.76 $22,380 22.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,400 $15.61 $16.20 $33,700 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 750 $14.42 $14.35 $29,850 6.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $6.33 $6.66 $13,860 6.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $9.78 $10.99 $22,850 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $12.81 $12.86 $26,750 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 330 $7.10 $7.35 $15,290 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,270 $9.47 $11.26 $23,410 9.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $6.72 $7.67 $15,950 4.4 %

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.

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

(7) Estimates not released.

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




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