Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bismarck, ND



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 Bismarck, ND, a metropolitan statistical area in North 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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Major Occupational Groups in Bismarck, ND (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 55,580 $12.61 $15.18 $31,580 1.1 %
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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 2,920 $28.11 $32.72 $68,060 4.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $48.99 $56.42 $117,360 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 $34.77 $40.33 $83,880 3.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $38.17 $39.97 $83,140 5.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $22.30 $30.15 $62,710 9.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $22.64 $24.33 $50,610 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $23.03 $24.74 $51,460 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $30.62 $30.32 $63,060 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $37.32 $39.73 $82,650 4.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $27.22 $33.42 $69,520 5.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $34.85 $36.93 $76,820 7.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $33.27 $34.94 $72,680 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $24.88 $26.44 $55,000 4.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $69,420 5.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (7) $22.68 $28.77 $59,830 10.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $33.95 $36.23 $75,360 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $17.33 $18.31 $38,080 5.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (7) $30.07 $26.11 $54,300 6.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $26.62 $31.49 $65,500 9.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $33.54 $34.03 $70,790 4.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $16.97 $20.04 $41,680 7.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 240 $21.29 $22.34 $46,470 2.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $27.10 $31.93 $66,420 12.5 %
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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 2,110 $20.31 $22.12 $46,010 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $22.66 $31.09 $64,670 16.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $22.18 $22.86 $47,550 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 220 $18.44 $21.37 $44,460 7.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $17.18 $20.18 $41,980 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.03 $22.21 $46,210 4.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $15.83 $16.49 $34,290 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $22.87 $22.88 $47,590 3.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $23.95 $22.61 $47,030 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $24.87 $27.25 $56,670 9.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $24.84 $26.23 $54,550 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 710 $19.03 $19.98 $41,550 2.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $24.22 $27.28 $56,750 15.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $21.84 $26.76 $55,660 8.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $24.88 $25.25 $52,510 8.7 %
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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 1,110 $20.08 $20.48 $42,590 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $20.01 $21.05 $43,780 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $22.92 $22.88 $47,600 1.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $10.42 $12.23 $25,430 5.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $26.10 $25.68 $53,420 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $22.18 $22.96 $47,750 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $21.08 $22.35 $46,500 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $21.64 $22.74 $47,290 2.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $18.20 $18.07 $37,580 2.0 %
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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 $23.14 $25.12 $52,260 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $31.50 $36.14 $75,180 10.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $20.36 $20.58 $42,810 8.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $23.85 $24.89 $51,780 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $37.43 $36.77 $76,480 3.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $20.37 $22.34 $46,470 2.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.55 $16.79 $34,930 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $24.12 $23.97 $49,850 1.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $16.63 $17.83 $37,090 6.0 %
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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 580 $20.40 $22.15 $46,070 3.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 50 $24.61 $26.17 $54,420 2.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $19.08 $20.02 $41,650 4.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $30.13 $28.07 $58,380 1.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $22.53 $23.54 $48,970 1.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $11.21 $13.43 $27,930 1.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $14.99 $18.33 $38,130 5.7 %
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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 1,460 $14.54 $14.33 $29,820 5.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $17.05 $17.13 $35,640 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $19.51 $19.87 $41,330 4.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $15.50 $15.26 $31,740 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $18.66 $18.98 $39,480 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $15.14 $14.98 $31,160 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $15.31 $15.17 $31,540 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 500 $9.24 $9.67 $20,110 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 130 $15.97 $15.60 $32,450 5.8 %
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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 420 $25.64 $28.90 $60,110 3.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $29.38 $33.37 $69,410 5.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $16.80 $17.70 $36,830 4.9 %
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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 2,650 $16.20 $16.62 $34,560 2.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $43,430 2.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $42,430 2.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $19.72 $19.20 $39,930 2.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $8.39 $8.87 $18,450 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 30 (4) (4) $36,110 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 770 (4) (4) $38,900 3.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 350 (4) (4) $37,080 4.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $40,370 5.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $37,310 5.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $37,990 4.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $16.63 $17.51 $36,430 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $10.13 $10.73 $22,320 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $24.44 $24.82 $51,630 6.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 480 (4) (4) $22,240 2.3 %
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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 750 $14.69 $16.07 $33,410 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.20 $8.97 $18,650 9.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $13.95 $13.56 $28,200 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $20,480 13.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $16.20 $19.74 $41,050 9.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $24.37 $23.66 $49,220 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors (7) $22.30 $22.98 $47,790 3.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $16.41 $16.61 $34,550 5.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $15.67 $17.06 $35,490 16.1 %
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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 3,370 $19.66 $22.75 $47,320 2.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $18.08 $17.80 $37,010 4.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists 70 $41.34 $46.92 $97,600 10.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $38.73 $37.83 $78,680 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $84.91 $176,620 8.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 30 (5) $88.17 $183,400 9.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,420 $20.87 $21.73 $45,210 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $20.51 $20.87 $43,400 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $24.07 $23.68 $49,260 2.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $15.47 $15.25 $31,720 2.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $19.87 $20.26 $42,140 5.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $16.02 $17.27 $35,930 8.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $26.23 $26.59 $55,310 6.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $11.08 $11.29 $23,470 2.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $12.17 $12.35 $25,700 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 390 $15.17 $15.05 $31,300 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $11.39 $11.75 $24,450 7.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $10.41 $10.66 $22,160 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $20.97 $22.39 $46,560 5.9 %
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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 1,790 $10.65 $11.02 $22,910 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 330 $10.03 $10.05 $20,900 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 930 $10.52 $10.54 $21,910 2.9 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $18.17 $17.36 $36,100 12.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $13.41 $14.85 $30,890 13.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 90 $10.54 $10.87 $22,600 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $12.67 $13.11 $27,260 4.0 %
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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 950 $12.84 $13.83 $28,770 5.5 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $18.81 $19.12 $39,780 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $23.40 $23.43 $48,730 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 190 $13.13 $13.10 $27,260 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 200 $9.60 $10.16 $21,130 4.0 %
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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 4,940 $7.41 $7.97 $16,590 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $10.64 $11.91 $24,760 7.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $12.17 $12.92 $26,870 3.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $7.73 $7.55 $15,710 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $9.99 $10.00 $20,800 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $8.52 $8.71 $18,120 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 30 $6.68 $6.99 $14,540 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 290 $8.74 $8.82 $18,340 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 420 $7.45 $7.78 $16,180 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 880 $7.19 $7.18 $14,940 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.94 $7.96 $16,550 6.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,180 $6.20 $6.59 $13,720 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $7.09 $7.29 $15,160 5.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $6.93 $6.88 $14,300 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $6.60 $6.59 $13,710 1.9 %
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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 1,910 $8.98 $9.63 $20,020 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.31 $13.17 $27,400 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $13.22 $15.01 $31,210 9.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $10.05 $10.28 $21,380 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $7.80 $7.80 $16,220 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $9.44 $9.67 $20,110 4.7 %
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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 2,430 $8.03 $8.65 $18,000 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $14.05 $15.15 $31,520 11.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $6.55 $6.66 $13,860 2.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 210 $7.51 $7.80 $16,230 7.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 130 $7.00 $7.57 $15,760 11.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (7) $8.20 $9.46 $19,670 12.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $10.03 $10.73 $22,310 10.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (7) $8.59 $8.20 $17,050 5.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $7.62 $7.84 $16,300 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $7.81 $7.79 $16,200 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (7) $8.97 $10.50 $21,840 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $9.68 $9.49 $19,730 6.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 180 $8.10 $8.32 $17,300 5.9 %
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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 5,880 $9.96 $12.84 $26,700 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 430 $14.62 $15.44 $32,100 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $20.43 $22.10 $45,970 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,560 $7.28 $7.63 $15,870 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $6.78 $8.69 $18,070 10.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $13.55 $14.60 $30,380 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,050 $9.27 $10.99 $22,860 4.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $21.26 $21.01 $43,700 10.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $26.13 $29.83 $62,040 8.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $20.33 $30.32 $63,070 18.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (7) $22.64 $22.04 $45,840 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) $24.30 $28.03 $58,310 12.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $18.27 $20.16 $41,940 7.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $12.16 $15.55 $32,350 11.4 %
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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 10,320 $11.54 $12.51 $26,010 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $18.55 $19.91 $41,400 4.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $10.58 $10.81 $22,490 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $11.10 $11.60 $24,120 5.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 130 $12.05 $12.28 $25,550 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 920 $12.05 $12.64 $26,290 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $14.31 $15.02 $31,240 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.21 $15.25 $31,720 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 230 $8.97 $9.04 $18,800 3.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 180 $15.15 $15.73 $32,720 5.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,120 $13.35 $13.87 $28,860 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $14.18 $13.83 $28,760 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $9.47 $10.11 $21,030 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.04 $8.24 $17,140 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 30 $12.51 $12.53 $26,050 5.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $12.61 $14.76 $30,710 11.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.87 $14.78 $30,730 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $9.51 $10.05 $20,910 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $17.28 $18.35 $38,170 7.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $14.96 $14.42 $30,000 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $15.86 $15.87 $33,010 3.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $22.54 $21.63 $44,990 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $19.75 $18.89 $39,290 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $18.97 $19.38 $40,310 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $11.94 $12.72 $26,460 5.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $8.64 $9.25 $19,250 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 790 $13.21 $14.07 $29,270 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $13.63 $13.55 $28,180 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $10.73 $11.98 $24,910 7.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 550 $12.53 $12.79 $26,610 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $12.06 $12.75 $26,530 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 500 $8.26 $8.76 $18,220 5.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $10.90 $11.33 $23,570 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 180 $12.62 $13.83 $28,760 6.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $10.73 $10.90 $22,660 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,450 $9.58 $9.54 $19,840 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (7) $9.81 $10.29 $21,410 4.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $6.75 $9.09 $18,900 4.4 %
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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 120 $9.97 $11.62 $24,160 9.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (7) $22.39 $22.30 $46,380 3.8 %
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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 2,940 $13.30 $14.59 $30,340 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $19.75 $20.10 $41,800 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 500 $12.63 $12.91 $26,860 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $12.91 $13.14 $27,340 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $11.05 $11.43 $23,780 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $15.02 $15.22 $31,650 2.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $12.18 $12.21 $25,390 2.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 80 $13.99 $15.42 $32,080 14.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 210 $20.71 $22.56 $46,920 12.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $11.40 $11.61 $24,150 5.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $18.93 $18.84 $39,180 3.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (7) $13.30 $14.62 $30,410 9.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $15.83 $15.93 $33,140 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $10.00 $10.11 $21,030 4.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $11.95 $11.74 $24,410 3.0 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $11.91 $11.31 $23,530 8.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $15.05 $15.02 $31,230 3.5 %
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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 1,910 $16.34 $17.45 $36,300 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $24.60 $25.45 $52,930 5.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 170 $16.20 $16.66 $34,650 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $22.74 $21.20 $44,090 9.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.50 $16.18 $33,650 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $16.11 $16.53 $34,390 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $15.09 $15.16 $31,540 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $9.92 $10.58 $22,010 10.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $16.07 $17.30 $35,980 2.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $16.16 $18.71 $38,910 22.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 300 $14.68 $16.09 $33,480 3.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $22.88 $21.41 $44,530 8.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (7) $18.97 $20.78 $43,220 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $13.52 $13.00 $27,040 5.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $8.91 $9.82 $20,420 9.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (7) $10.90 $14.63 $30,440 18.8 %
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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 2,620 $15.11 $15.23 $31,680 4.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $22.95 $24.67 $51,320 6.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $15.00 $14.49 $30,140 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 150 $8.52 $8.82 $18,350 3.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (7) $9.07 $8.35 $17,370 6.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (7) $9.84 $9.75 $20,290 9.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $8.68 $10.06 $20,920 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 $15.68 $16.48 $34,280 6.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (7) $14.37 $15.30 $31,830 6.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $8.22 $9.05 $18,810 14.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $17.72 $15.90 $33,070 14.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $9.01 $10.60 $22,060 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $9.37 $9.28 $19,300 1.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $12.11 $13.22 $27,500 15.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (7) $12.58 $11.74 $24,420 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $23.18 $21.50 $44,720 11.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.93 $13.98 $29,080 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 30 $18.48 $17.66 $36,720 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.22 $10.04 $20,880 4.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $7.40 $7.41 $15,410 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 100 $8.13 $8.67 $18,030 5.6 %
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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 3,490 $10.85 $12.48 $25,960 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $17.98 $22.24 $46,270 12.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $23.41 $23.71 $49,330 5.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 (7) (7) (7) (7)
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 200 $13.58 $14.73 $30,630 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 320 $7.98 $9.43 $19,620 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 740 $15.17 $15.81 $32,890 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 520 $9.17 $10.72 $22,290 11.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (7) $8.70 $9.66 $20,080 4.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (7) $7.10 $7.34 $15,270 3.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $8.00 $8.42 $17,520 5.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 $15.31 $14.96 $31,110 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $7.95 $8.04 $16,730 1.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $9.36 $9.73 $20,250 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 130 $8.54 $8.78 $18,250 6.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $11.36 $11.31 $23,520 4.9 %

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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