Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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 Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky. 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 Owensboro, KY (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 46,870 $12.31 $14.86 $30,910 1.9 %
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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 1,940 $28.89 $32.46 $67,510 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $50.63 $55.16 $114,730 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 710 $27.05 $31.40 $65,310 3.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $30.51 $31.98 $66,520 6.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $28.40 $30.09 $62,580 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $29.57 $30.36 $63,140 7.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $36.31 $35.56 $73,960 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $37.43 $37.40 $77,780 2.8 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (7) $32.74 $33.80 $70,300 6.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $32.16 $34.43 $71,610 5.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $25.22 $26.37 $54,840 4.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $23.17 $26.15 $54,400 5.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (7) $19.04 $21.74 $45,230 4.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $24.36 $25.48 $53,000 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $42.73 $41.73 $86,800 2.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $15.20 $15.57 $32,370 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $29.06 $31.88 $66,310 10.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (7) $14.94 $17.18 $35,730 16.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $30.93 $29.51 $61,380 13.6 %
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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 990 $20.44 $22.28 $46,330 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $19.88 $20.82 $43,310 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $26.10 $24.58 $51,120 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $19.33 $19.79 $41,160 5.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $19.62 $17.85 $37,130 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $25.57 $24.44 $50,840 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $19.87 $22.66 $47,140 4.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (7) $15.12 $15.52 $32,290 3.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $13.38 $17.52 $36,440 7.1 %
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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 460 $23.65 $24.55 $51,070 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $24.88 $25.85 $53,770 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 $13.54 $15.41 $32,060 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $29.94 $30.38 $63,200 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $17.29 $22.68 $47,170 11.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $21.99 $23.09 $48,020 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $23.02 $23.75 $49,400 7.2 %
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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 630 $23.57 $24.51 $50,970 3.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $20.61 $21.55 $44,820 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $34.03 $33.28 $69,230 3.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $30.48 $30.29 $63,010 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $29.63 $30.05 $62,500 4.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $19.74 $19.66 $40,890 10.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $21.77 $22.19 $46,160 2.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $13.41 $14.48 $30,120 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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (7) $20.58 $21.52 $44,760 7.0 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $25.24 $25.10 $52,210 1.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (7) $17.57 $18.10 $37,660 2.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $8.68 $10.10 $21,000 4.6 %
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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 2,870 $16.89 $17.70 $36,820 2.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $39,660 3.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,070 3.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (7) (7) (7) (7)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $22.20 $21.06 $43,800 5.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $21.42 $22.02 $45,810 4.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (7) $12.38 $12.36 $25,710 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $22.43 $22.91 $47,660 4.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 470 (4) (4) $20,500 1.9 %
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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 290 $12.99 $16.32 $33,940 6.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.28 $9.44 $19,630 6.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $13.52 $13.71 $28,510 7.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $49,410 20.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $13.56 $16.09 $33,470 7.3 %
27-3041 Editors (7) $21.90 $22.78 $47,390 18.0 %
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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 3,000 $20.40 $25.26 $52,540 9.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 $40.09 $39.12 $81,360 4.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (7) (5) $92.91 $193,250 12.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $27.95 $27.11 $56,380 5.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $30.27 $30.09 $62,580 2.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $18.21 $19.19 $39,920 9.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $29.07 $27.55 $57,310 3.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.10 $14.48 $30,110 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $20.35 $20.73 $43,120 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $8.36 $8.42 $17,520 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 280 $14.58 $14.77 $30,730 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $11.75 $12.64 $26,300 4.1 %
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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 1,540 $9.48 $9.82 $20,430 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 950 $8.85 $9.06 $18,850 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 80 $11.49 $11.23 $23,370 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $10.52 $10.51 $21,860 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $11.36 $10.53 $21,900 10.9 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $8.60 $14.55 $30,270 16.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $7.88 $8.02 $16,680 3.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 30 $6.08 $5.93 $12,340 4.4 %
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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 4,310 $6.70 $7.30 $15,180 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $7.90 $10.63 $22,110 3.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $10.76 $10.68 $22,210 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 170 $6.49 $6.52 $13,560 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $9.11 $8.81 $18,330 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $7.95 $8.10 $16,840 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (7) $6.89 $7.32 $15,220 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 230 $7.66 $7.93 $16,490 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $6.44 $6.59 $13,720 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,350 $6.31 $6.41 $13,330 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (7) $6.69 $7.36 $15,300 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 800 $6.21 $6.32 $13,130 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.53 $7.43 $15,450 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 40 $6.87 $6.76 $14,060 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 $6.81 $6.96 $14,480 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.93 $6.95 $14,460 3.2 %
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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 1,540 $7.94 $8.46 $17,600 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.90 $12.65 $26,320 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $7.50 $8.06 $16,770 4.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 310 $7.80 $7.93 $16,500 3.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $12.11 $11.85 $24,650 8.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $7.82 $7.94 $16,510 6.3 %
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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 820 $8.05 $8.66 $18,010 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.59 $12.72 $26,460 7.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $6.90 $7.56 $15,730 9.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $6.35 $6.65 $13,840 6.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $7.84 $7.93 $16,490 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 50 $7.16 $7.50 $15,600 6.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.37 $10.37 $21,570 8.4 %
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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 4,590 $8.50 $11.16 $23,210 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 520 $13.68 $13.76 $28,620 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $25.14 $27.69 $57,590 10.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,300 $6.90 $7.20 $14,970 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $7.28 $7.66 $15,930 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $12.36 $12.73 $26,480 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,750 $8.05 $9.25 $19,250 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $17.05 $24.51 $50,970 24.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 $23.03 $34.03 $70,770 23.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $21.29 $23.91 $49,730 12.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $21.26 $23.71 $49,320 12.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 380 $16.76 $18.64 $38,780 4.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $9.94 $14.85 $30,900 26.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (7) $14.67 $14.95 $31,090 6.8 %
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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 7,140 $10.98 $11.84 $24,620 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $15.27 $17.11 $35,600 4.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $7.71 $8.06 $16,760 5.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $10.79 $11.81 $24,560 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $11.92 $12.02 $25,000 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 560 $11.86 $11.99 $24,940 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $13.27 $13.40 $27,870 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 300 $8.66 $8.85 $18,410 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 680 $11.71 $12.08 $25,120 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.30 $9.75 $20,280 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $7.61 $8.04 $16,720 7.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (7) $6.90 $7.45 $15,490 6.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.41 $10.87 $22,600 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $10.09 $10.45 $21,740 5.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $12.27 $13.09 $27,240 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $11.75 $12.62 $26,250 5.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $9.24 $9.31 $19,370 5.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $10.64 $12.78 $26,580 5.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $11.25 $12.43 $25,860 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $15.58 $15.25 $31,730 4.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $21.96 $20.76 $43,180 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $22.73 $20.02 $41,650 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $16.59 $17.75 $36,920 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $12.69 $12.76 $26,550 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 $8.53 $9.58 $19,930 4.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $11.18 $16.04 $33,350 14.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 410 $14.07 $14.67 $30,520 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 680 $10.55 $10.62 $22,080 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $9.13 $9.65 $20,080 5.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $11.38 $11.05 $22,990 8.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $11.09 $11.97 $24,910 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 520 $9.17 $9.60 $19,980 2.6 %
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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 130 $9.20 $9.46 $19,670 8.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (7) $6.74 $7.76 $16,140 16.0 %
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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 2,700 $15.09 $16.55 $34,430 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $22.03 $23.60 $49,080 7.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $21.48 $19.50 $40,570 11.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 310 $15.07 $14.67 $30,510 5.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $14.21 $13.77 $28,640 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $10.29 $10.57 $21,990 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 $16.10 $16.33 $33,970 3.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $10.90 $11.63 $24,190 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $23.88 $23.66 $49,220 6.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $15.20 $17.16 $35,680 14.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $18.45 $22.71 $47,230 28.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $14.77 $17.41 $36,210 17.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $10.10 $10.17 $21,160 2.4 %
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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 2,330 $16.21 $16.51 $34,330 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $22.08 $22.83 $47,480 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $11.24 $11.38 $23,660 4.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $23.78 $22.08 $45,920 7.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $14.20 $14.63 $30,420 10.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $12.05 $12.17 $25,300 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $13.66 $13.65 $28,390 3.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $11.52 $10.96 $22,790 6.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.56 $17.79 $37,010 3.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $9.55 $9.56 $19,880 6.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $16.36 $17.02 $35,400 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 590 $19.71 $19.77 $41,130 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 470 $12.17 $13.22 $27,510 3.2 %
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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 6,350 $14.40 $15.16 $31,520 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $22.58 $21.58 $44,880 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $13.16 $13.73 $28,550 2.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $10.51 $11.19 $23,270 5.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $8.58 $10.10 $21,010 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $12.93 $12.05 $25,050 5.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.09 $14.34 $29,830 4.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.96 $13.66 $28,410 6.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $18.26 $17.10 $35,580 6.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $12.75 $12.87 $26,770 5.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.03 $14.80 $30,770 4.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $13.29 $14.47 $30,090 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $15.52 $15.51 $32,260 2.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $14.21 $14.09 $29,300 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $19.27 $19.55 $40,650 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 450 $14.36 $14.90 $30,990 4.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.49 $15.65 $32,540 7.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (7) $12.93 $13.92 $28,960 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.74 $7.82 $16,260 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.80 $7.69 $15,990 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (7) $14.84 $14.66 $30,500 6.4 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 40 $20.32 $19.54 $40,640 6.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $14.56 $14.70 $30,570 4.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.11 $13.12 $27,290 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $17.56 $16.29 $33,880 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (7) $9.86 $10.93 $22,730 11.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 200 $12.58 $12.91 $26,850 6.0 %
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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 3,580 $11.69 $12.41 $25,810 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $14.89 $15.78 $32,820 6.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $19.12 $19.96 $41,520 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $11.56 $12.39 $25,770 8.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 570 $13.57 $15.05 $31,310 8.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 470 $11.49 $12.78 $26,570 9.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $18.38 $18.13 $37,710 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $13.86 $13.43 $27,930 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $8.45 $8.44 $17,550 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 940 $8.77 $9.54 $19,830 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $18.22 $16.87 $35,090 5.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 260 $7.03 $8.04 $16,730 4.9 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 $17.72 $18.62 $38,740 4.1 %

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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Last Modified Date: September 30, 2008

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