Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD



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 Rapid City, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South 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 Rapid City, SD (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 57,860 $11.51 $14.18 $29,490 1.7 %
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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 1,770 $32.40 $36.52 $75,950 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $61.88 $61.98 $128,910 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 540 $39.53 $44.69 $92,960 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (7) (4) (4) $27,000 5.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $45.24 $53.36 $110,990 10.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $30.42 $31.20 $64,900 2.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $39.72 $40.87 $85,010 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $34.72 $38.50 $80,070 4.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $31.81 $33.56 $69,790 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $34.72 $37.92 $78,870 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $27.92 $29.54 $61,440 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $40.93 $40.60 $84,450 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $19.62 $20.14 $41,880 2.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $18.37 $18.40 $38,280 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $32.43 $36.13 $75,150 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $12.37 $13.16 $27,360 4.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $22.18 $23.59 $49,080 2.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $32.64 $33.50 $69,680 1.8 %
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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 1,690 $19.48 $20.77 $43,200 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.32 $19.37 $40,290 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $18.50 $20.03 $41,660 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $16.93 $19.06 $39,640 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $22.91 $22.91 $47,660 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $17.93 $18.63 $38,750 1.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $15.88 $16.59 $34,510 1.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $24.67 $27.71 $57,650 4.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $12.62 $12.96 $26,950 2.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 100 $23.80 $24.80 $51,580 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 $20.54 $21.88 $45,500 1.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.44 $16.89 $35,120 6.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $22.25 $22.47 $46,730 2.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (7) $18.69 $20.12 $41,850 10.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $20.04 $20.79 $43,240 4.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $19.11 $21.76 $45,260 15.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (7) $13.79 $13.75 $28,590 2.6 %
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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 680 $21.26 $21.92 $45,590 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $24.43 $24.68 $51,340 1.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $31.36 $31.38 $65,260 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 190 $14.11 $14.04 $29,200 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $27.43 $27.78 $57,780 1.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $22.41 $22.93 $47,690 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $20.36 $21.25 $44,190 3.1 %
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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 690 $20.40 $21.71 $45,160 2.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (7) $29.86 $30.05 $62,500 2.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $13.95 $14.13 $29,400 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $28.31 $27.85 $57,940 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $25.26 $27.55 $57,300 7.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $23.19 $25.64 $53,340 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $26.29 $27.99 $58,220 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $15.94 $15.57 $32,380 5.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $16.06 $16.31 $33,920 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $14.22 $15.57 $32,380 6.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (7) $19.64 $19.01 $39,550 5.2 %
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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 540 $18.39 $19.53 $40,610 2.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $22.82 $24.00 $49,920 2.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.09 $22.78 $47,370 1.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $11.97 $12.46 $25,910 4.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $12.35 $13.42 $27,920 1.8 %
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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 810 $14.27 $15.88 $33,030 5.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $14.80 $15.38 $31,980 5.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $18.95 $19.34 $40,230 6.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $12.88 $13.81 $28,720 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $13.88 $14.67 $30,520 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $17.84 $17.70 $36,820 9.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.40 $10.43 $21,700 4.7 %
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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 310 $21.86 $24.73 $51,440 9.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $25.60 $29.92 $62,220 9.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $12.92 $13.93 $28,980 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 2,840 $16.40 $17.67 $36,750 2.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,410 9.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $16.54 $17.57 $36,540 7.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 $12.35 $12.27 $25,520 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 430 (4) (4) $38,780 3.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $36,500 3.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $13.18 $13.12 $27,290 4.9 %
25-4012 Curators (7) $19.55 $19.69 $40,950 4.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $16.89 $17.58 $36,570 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.95 $11.65 $24,220 3.7 %
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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 770 $12.81 $13.95 $29,010 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.03 $9.93 $20,650 4.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $13.64 $13.98 $29,080 4.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) $9.54 $9.47 $19,690 4.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $27,800 5.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $11.77 $12.14 $25,260 5.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.79 $11.90 $24,760 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $17.69 $19.60 $40,780 5.9 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $15.75 $16.84 $35,020 5.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $9.38 $10.67 $22,200 4.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $12.29 $12.25 $25,480 5.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $8.36 $8.59 $17,870 3.4 %
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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 3,720 $21.20 $25.18 $52,380 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $41.65 $40.86 $84,980 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) (5) $76.61 $159,340 9.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $89.95 $187,090 8.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $61.20 $61.41 $127,720 4.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $35.35 $35.46 $73,750 4.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.12 $23.50 $48,880 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $26.59 $28.00 $58,250 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $14.58 $14.85 $30,880 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (7) $21.23 $21.27 $44,250 6.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $19.11 $19.17 $39,870 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (7) $9.30 $10.06 $20,930 7.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $12.02 $12.16 $25,290 1.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (7) $14.13 $14.57 $30,310 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.19 $10.66 $22,160 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $14.60 $14.73 $30,640 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $13.12 $13.90 $28,910 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $10.55 $11.74 $24,420 2.0 %
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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 1,450 $10.52 $11.02 $22,930 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 40 $9.96 $10.09 $20,990 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 730 $9.46 $9.77 $20,320 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $10.91 $11.80 $24,540 4.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $14.66 $14.65 $30,460 7.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (7) $13.12 $13.47 $28,020 3.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $11.20 $11.72 $24,390 5.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $13.29 $13.44 $27,950 1.8 %
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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 940 $14.40 $15.24 $31,700 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $22.37 $24.12 $50,160 6.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $20.27 $22.97 $47,780 10.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $17.92 $18.17 $37,790 4.5 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (7) $8.81 $8.77 $18,250 3.9 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $13.06 $13.21 $27,470 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $8.81 $9.68 $20,130 3.8 %
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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 6,330 $6.77 $7.30 $15,190 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (7) $10.84 $12.01 $24,990 5.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $11.93 $11.95 $24,860 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 400 $6.51 $6.58 $13,690 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $9.67 $9.93 $20,650 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $9.06 $9.04 $18,790 1.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $7.73 $7.69 $16,000 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $7.31 $7.27 $15,120 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 430 $7.12 $7.21 $15,000 2.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,050 $6.27 $6.42 $13,360 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 430 $7.08 $7.24 $15,070 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,520 $6.30 $6.43 $13,370 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $6.61 $6.87 $14,290 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $6.37 $6.54 $13,600 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.07 $6.93 $14,420 2.6 %
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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 2,570 $8.60 $9.08 $18,890 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $13.65 $13.96 $29,050 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.69 $16.83 $35,000 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $9.14 $9.33 $19,410 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $7.48 $7.62 $15,860 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $8.94 $9.27 $19,270 3.6 %
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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 1,680 $8.34 $8.98 $18,680 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $13.72 $14.45 $30,060 2.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $8.88 $9.06 $18,840 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.54 $6.80 $14,140 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $6.58 $6.59 $13,710 2.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $11.66 $11.67 $24,280 4.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 70 $7.74 $7.85 $16,330 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $7.29 $7.35 $15,280 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $8.06 $8.24 $17,130 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $8.49 $8.86 $18,430 5.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $10.16 $11.32 $23,540 4.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 190 $8.85 $8.88 $18,460 2.5 %
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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 7,290 $9.30 $12.24 $25,460 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 600 $15.92 $17.55 $36,500 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $26.73 $28.28 $58,820 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,860 $7.50 $7.52 $15,650 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $7.86 $8.48 $17,630 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $12.34 $12.37 $25,730 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,800 $8.50 $9.95 $20,710 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $13.16 $15.00 $31,200 3.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $15.60 $17.54 $36,480 10.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $68.94 $65.65 $136,550 16.5 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $10.49 $11.05 $22,970 7.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (7) $12.57 $20.18 $41,980 29.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $25.75 $27.87 $57,970 8.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $18.08 $19.19 $39,910 2.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $20.30 $22.56 $46,920 17.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $10.15 $10.94 $22,750 8.9 %
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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 9,670 $10.74 $11.45 $23,820 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $17.16 $17.99 $37,430 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $10.35 $10.57 $21,990 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,320 $11.61 $11.60 $24,130 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $12.47 $12.68 $26,370 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $13.66 $14.12 $29,360 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 250 $9.75 $9.77 $20,330 4.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $11.10 $11.24 $23,370 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $11.28 $11.18 $23,260 4.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,060 $10.29 $11.00 $22,880 1.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $14.69 $14.44 $30,040 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $9.74 $9.53 $19,830 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 380 $7.38 $7.35 $15,290 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $12.42 $12.50 $26,000 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $9.68 $9.88 $20,550 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.46 $13.50 $28,080 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $9.52 $9.53 $19,810 1.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.53 $12.74 $26,490 6.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $11.04 $11.52 $23,950 3.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $13.59 $13.66 $28,410 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $23.00 $21.84 $45,420 3.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $19.71 $18.65 $38,800 2.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $13.38 $14.28 $29,700 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $10.70 $11.80 $24,540 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 860 $8.51 $8.90 $18,510 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 390 $13.34 $13.66 $28,410 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $12.41 $12.66 $26,340 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 110 $12.62 $12.75 $26,530 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $9.59 $9.87 $20,530 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $10.49 $10.64 $22,130 1.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 590 $9.14 $9.51 $19,780 2.9 %
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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 140 $10.95 $11.54 $24,000 4.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (7) $9.72 $9.82 $20,420 4.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $12.79 $13.07 $27,190 4.8 %
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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 4,180 $13.74 $14.68 $30,530 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $20.67 $21.66 $45,040 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $23.67 $23.65 $49,200 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 820 $13.21 $13.30 $27,670 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 620 $10.46 $10.61 $22,070 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $15.48 $15.54 $32,330 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $13.43 $13.31 $27,680 5.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 40 $10.47 $10.97 $22,810 20.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $16.73 $17.09 $35,540 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $12.43 $13.13 $27,300 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $17.74 $17.69 $36,790 3.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $10.08 $10.87 $22,610 4.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (7) $12.74 $13.06 $27,170 1.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $10.80 $10.78 $22,420 3.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 170 $9.62 $9.64 $20,050 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $10.79 $10.69 $22,230 5.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $10.16 $10.21 $21,240 3.9 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $7.99 $8.11 $16,870 5.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $13.15 $13.47 $28,020 3.6 %
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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 2,780 $14.54 $15.92 $33,110 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $23.59 $24.02 $49,960 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $13.50 $14.03 $29,180 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $21.64 $20.86 $43,390 3.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $19.98 $19.88 $41,340 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $24.28 $23.60 $49,090 6.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $17.22 $17.17 $35,710 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $14.83 $15.76 $32,780 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.42 $15.74 $32,740 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $15.94 $16.55 $34,420 4.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (7) $16.55 $16.50 $34,320 8.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.49 $8.42 $17,510 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $20.90 $20.72 $43,090 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (7) $13.37 $14.16 $29,450 4.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $12.25 $11.70 $24,340 8.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $17.30 $16.98 $35,310 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 350 $11.86 $12.75 $26,520 2.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $21.81 $21.91 $45,560 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $15.39 $16.17 $33,640 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (7) $9.17 $9.10 $18,930 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $11.02 $12.66 $26,330 5.2 %
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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 3,080 $10.21 $11.19 $23,270 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $19.18 $19.93 $41,450 2.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 460 $8.98 $9.23 $19,190 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $8.64 $8.77 $18,240 1.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.87 $12.52 $26,050 5.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.61 $10.78 $22,420 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.19 $10.24 $21,300 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $14.14 $15.00 $31,190 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $12.56 $13.17 $27,400 3.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $11.85 $12.47 $25,930 3.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (7) $7.99 $8.50 $17,670 9.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (7) $12.15 $12.21 $25,400 8.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $11.83 $11.96 $24,880 7.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $7.58 $7.61 $15,820 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $8.42 $8.65 $18,000 2.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (7) $10.20 $10.81 $22,490 6.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.14 $10.40 $21,620 6.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 120 $11.03 $11.01 $22,890 2.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $11.09 $10.93 $22,730 2.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $17.09 $16.60 $34,520 1.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $16.23 $16.18 $33,660 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.77 $9.87 $20,520 3.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.51 $11.37 $23,640 3.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $10.18 $10.12 $21,050 5.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $10.96 $11.39 $23,680 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $9.20 $9.42 $19,590 2.2 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers (7) $7.20 $7.94 $16,520 10.0 %
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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 3,920 $11.21 $12.27 $25,520 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $14.26 $15.82 $32,910 4.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $22.84 $22.09 $45,940 2.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $10.90 $11.32 $23,540 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $9.15 $11.80 $24,550 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,110 $13.50 $14.88 $30,940 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $11.16 $11.43 $23,780 5.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.93 $10.01 $20,830 2.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (7) $16.52 $16.72 $34,780 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $8.22 $8.75 $18,200 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $14.58 $14.29 $29,720 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (7) $16.27 $16.33 $33,970 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 100 $11.83 $11.67 $24,260 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $7.58 $7.64 $15,890 7.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 $8.72 $9.17 $19,080 1.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $8.28 $8.59 $17,870 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $7.05 $7.50 $15,600 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $11.98 $11.86 $24,670 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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