Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls, 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 Sioux Falls, 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 124,190 $12.29 $15.07 $31,340 1.4 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,910 $33.56 $37.61 $78,220 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 260 $63.94 $66.32 $137,940 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,210 $41.09 $47.09 $97,960 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $27,600 7.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $37.21 $40.06 $83,310 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $40.43 $42.65 $88,720 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $32.38 $33.80 $70,290 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $39.55 $42.62 $88,650 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $40.00 $42.25 $87,880 2.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 $34.49 $35.71 $74,280 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $32.41 $33.10 $68,840 1.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $31.18 $32.85 $68,330 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $31.29 $32.46 $67,520 2.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $31.27 $31.81 $66,150 2.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $18.39 $19.24 $40,030 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $40.74 $41.08 $85,440 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 $19.64 $20.25 $42,110 3.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $16.62 $18.85 $39,200 7.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $32.20 $34.91 $72,620 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $23.94 $23.19 $48,240 1.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 340 $13.05 $14.69 $30,550 7.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $22.17 $22.50 $46,810 2.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $33.57 $35.77 $74,410 2.0 %
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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 4,920 $20.84 $23.62 $49,120 4.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $20.16 $20.33 $42,290 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $19.06 $19.74 $41,060 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 190 $22.53 $21.90 $45,550 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 250 $17.65 $19.26 $40,070 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $19.12 $19.64 $40,850 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 350 $18.18 $19.72 $41,020 3.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $19.30 $19.75 $41,080 1.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $16.81 $17.61 $36,640 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 510 $27.73 $40.47 $84,190 17.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $13.21 $14.28 $29,690 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 $29.01 $29.09 $60,500 2.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,180 $21.32 $23.28 $48,420 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $18.40 $19.95 $41,500 3.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $22.34 $24.15 $50,230 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 180 $22.96 $23.84 $49,580 1.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 $23.52 $24.49 $50,950 2.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $27.04 $29.70 $61,770 6.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 140 $24.95 $25.10 $52,200 1.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 60 $31.34 $32.13 $66,830 2.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 520 $17.45 $19.27 $40,090 4.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $17.54 $19.61 $40,800 14.6 %
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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 2,200 $20.33 $22.07 $45,900 1.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 300 $19.77 $20.73 $43,110 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 200 $28.56 $29.63 $61,630 4.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $31.43 $32.68 $67,980 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 580 $15.22 $15.49 $32,230 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $27.82 $28.64 $59,560 1.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $23.69 $24.33 $50,600 2.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 410 $21.47 $22.37 $46,540 1.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 260 $20.74 $21.69 $45,120 3.7 %
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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 1,220 $19.58 $21.14 $43,970 2.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $34.00 $33.19 $69,030 12.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $14.07 $14.58 $30,320 4.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $26.38 $27.03 $56,220 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $31.18 $31.10 $64,700 2.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $26.30 $27.06 $56,290 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $24.74 $25.14 $52,290 1.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $26.43 $27.41 $57,000 1.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $15.96 $15.63 $32,520 5.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $14.92 $14.96 $31,120 1.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $15.89 $16.04 $33,360 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $17.45 $19.09 $39,710 3.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $15.72 $16.11 $33,510 1.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $16.53 $17.00 $35,350 1.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $12.91 $13.72 $28,530 11.4 %
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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 680 $17.75 $20.63 $42,910 5.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $18.43 $19.37 $40,290 5.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (7) $24.74 $24.66 $51,300 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $14.63 $16.52 $34,350 6.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $27.74 $29.44 $61,230 2.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $13.85 $15.26 $31,730 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 1,340 $15.42 $15.99 $33,250 2.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 160 $15.61 $16.27 $33,840 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $17.40 $18.40 $38,260 4.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $15.98 $16.70 $34,740 2.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $14.30 $15.06 $31,330 7.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 400 $15.09 $15.18 $31,580 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $18.25 $19.37 $40,280 5.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $13.77 $14.30 $29,750 4.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $18.07 $17.99 $37,420 2.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $10.07 $10.13 $21,080 1.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $19.29 $18.71 $38,920 3.0 %
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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 580 $21.13 $23.98 $49,890 6.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $31.59 $36.79 $76,520 4.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (7) $14.42 $16.06 $33,390 7.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $16.04 $17.50 $36,400 16.7 %
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Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,340 $14.41 $15.27 $31,750 1.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $45,900 4.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $11.74 $11.87 $24,690 5.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $32,300 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (4) (4) $32,160 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $34,940 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $13.67 $13.72 $28,530 3.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $13.64 $14.66 $30,490 5.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $17.35 $20.17 $41,940 6.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $11.94 $12.77 $26,560 6.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $20.64 $21.23 $44,160 4.4 %
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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 1,950 $13.13 $14.42 $29,990 2.4 %
27-1011 Art Directors (7) $22.00 $23.55 $48,990 2.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 50 $16.16 $16.75 $34,840 5.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $14.78 $16.06 $33,400 4.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.29 $9.42 $19,580 3.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $14.18 $14.74 $30,660 2.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $16.09 $16.90 $35,140 4.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 170 $11.97 $11.99 $24,940 9.9 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (7) $15.09 $18.68 $38,860 21.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $19.65 $19.35 $40,250 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $30,970 4.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $11.81 $13.22 $27,500 9.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 90 $13.00 $15.00 $31,200 11.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $21.81 $20.43 $42,500 10.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 60 $16.01 $16.18 $33,660 1.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.77 $10.84 $22,540 2.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $11.20 $12.38 $25,740 6.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 50 $9.25 $9.87 $20,520 4.0 %
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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 8,860 $21.56 $26.19 $54,480 2.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $50.59 $53.70 $111,700 9.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.19 $21.08 $43,850 1.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $39.63 $39.24 $81,620 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (7) $22.09 $43.08 $89,610 11.6 %
29-1063 Internists, General 130 (5) $91.13 $189,550 6.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (7) (5) $85.13 $177,070 8.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $85.84 $178,550 8.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $36.17 $34.84 $72,480 5.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,820 $22.85 $24.27 $50,470 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $24.07 $24.19 $50,320 1.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $27.77 $28.21 $58,680 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $21.98 $21.84 $45,420 3.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $17.95 $19.33 $40,210 2.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $25.04 $25.66 $53,370 3.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 290 $20.70 $20.49 $42,610 3.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $13.03 $13.48 $28,030 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $23.96 $23.36 $48,590 8.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 100 $18.71 $19.10 $39,720 1.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $23.53 $24.05 $50,020 6.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 70 $22.31 $23.10 $48,040 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 340 $20.20 $20.47 $42,570 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $13.33 $13.95 $29,010 6.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $11.84 $11.98 $24,930 1.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 160 $14.95 $15.33 $31,880 1.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.51 $11.15 $23,190 9.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 610 $14.18 $14.39 $29,940 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $12.62 $13.41 $27,890 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 200 $12.53 $12.69 $26,390 8.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $21.68 $24.09 $50,110 1.4 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $31,820 2.7 %
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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 3,150 $10.57 $10.94 $22,760 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (7) $8.44 $8.55 $17,790 4.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,890 $10.22 $10.43 $21,690 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $12.89 $13.19 $27,430 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $13.68 $12.53 $26,070 13.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $11.72 $11.64 $24,200 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 240 $12.39 $12.71 $26,450 1.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (7) $8.46 $8.68 $18,050 7.3 %
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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 1,680 $15.11 $16.25 $33,790 5.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $16.40 $18.88 $39,270 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $27.45 $29.04 $60,400 2.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (7) $10.11 $10.63 $22,100 7.1 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (7) $17.96 $15.55 $32,340 16.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $10.32 $11.01 $22,890 4.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $11.99 $13.22 $27,490 2.2 %
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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 11,360 $7.50 $7.85 $16,320 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 720 $12.35 $12.48 $25,950 1.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 780 $7.39 $7.39 $15,370 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $9.78 $9.88 $20,550 1.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $8.79 $8.98 $18,680 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 310 $8.46 $8.38 $17,430 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,050 $7.95 $8.03 $16,710 1.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $7.59 $7.74 $16,100 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,910 $7.23 $7.24 $15,050 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 900 $7.20 $7.25 $15,070 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,130 $6.34 $6.61 $13,740 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $9.05 $8.86 $18,420 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 850 $7.05 $7.21 $14,990 2.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $7.46 $7.43 $15,450 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 380 $7.18 $7.25 $15,090 2.8 %
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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 4,310 $9.17 $9.55 $19,870 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $14.70 $15.33 $31,890 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $15.59 $15.75 $32,760 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,410 $9.11 $9.15 $19,030 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $8.13 $8.33 $17,330 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 640 $9.22 $9.59 $19,950 3.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 60 $11.71 $12.23 $25,430 5.1 %
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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 3,450 $9.26 $9.55 $19,870 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $14.82 $15.00 $31,210 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.95 $9.07 $18,870 2.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $7.45 $7.30 $15,180 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $10.72 $11.18 $23,250 3.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $9.61 $9.67 $20,120 3.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 850 $7.46 $7.57 $15,740 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 360 $9.16 $9.18 $19,100 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 280 $10.11 $10.89 $22,660 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $10.51 $10.91 $22,690 2.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 680 $10.30 $10.39 $21,610 3.7 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,820 $10.41 $14.75 $30,670 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,050 $16.24 $18.05 $37,550 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 410 $29.82 $32.72 $68,060 3.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,350 $7.78 $7.79 $16,210 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $8.63 $9.31 $19,370 6.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 500 $13.12 $13.60 $28,290 2.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,030 $8.61 $10.35 $21,530 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $15.55 $16.30 $33,910 4.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 480 $18.27 $25.78 $53,630 12.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 220 $62.41 $62.92 $130,880 17.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $11.93 $12.52 $26,050 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 450 $25.74 $29.51 $61,370 8.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,970 $20.52 $21.99 $45,740 3.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $7.97 $8.28 $17,210 4.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $30.99 $35.15 $73,110 19.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $34.00 $34.61 $71,990 2.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 200 $8.38 $9.52 $19,800 5.5 %
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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 25,970 $11.38 $12.05 $25,060 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $19.32 $19.78 $41,130 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $11.55 $11.64 $24,210 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,110 $12.60 $12.91 $26,850 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 710 $10.59 $11.19 $23,270 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,510 $11.97 $12.06 $25,090 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $12.67 $12.88 $26,790 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.04 $12.51 $26,020 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 600 $10.42 $10.20 $21,220 8.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 90 $15.53 $15.67 $32,590 6.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 290 $12.59 $12.65 $26,310 1.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $12.39 $12.46 $25,920 1.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 320 $11.74 $11.67 $24,270 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,250 $10.73 $11.26 $23,410 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.55 $9.81 $20,410 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.01 $8.10 $16,840 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $11.60 $11.95 $24,850 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 820 $11.62 $11.70 $24,340 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 250 $10.20 $10.54 $21,930 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $12.14 $12.24 $25,470 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,400 $9.85 $9.98 $20,760 1.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $12.28 $12.77 $26,570 6.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $17.99 $19.53 $40,620 2.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 160 $18.03 $17.65 $36,710 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $12.35 $12.85 $26,720 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $22.57 $21.37 $44,450 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 260 $22.10 $20.92 $43,520 2.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 260 $19.56 $18.83 $39,160 2.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 $13.31 $14.11 $29,360 1.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $11.97 $11.97 $24,890 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,710 $8.30 $8.78 $18,270 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,180 $13.53 $13.97 $29,060 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $14.89 $15.07 $31,350 4.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 $13.17 $14.03 $29,190 9.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,080 $10.34 $10.71 $22,280 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $13.22 $15.28 $31,780 6.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 80 $10.70 $10.86 $22,580 4.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 680 $11.78 $11.83 $24,610 1.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 220 $9.20 $9.53 $19,820 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,210 $9.08 $9.25 $19,250 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $8.69 $9.09 $18,910 1.9 %
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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 130 $10.28 $11.08 $23,040 2.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $9.26 $9.20 $19,130 3.2 %
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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 6,010 $13.32 $14.35 $29,860 1.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $21.82 $21.91 $45,580 1.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $23.11 $21.65 $45,040 9.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,290 $12.91 $13.20 $27,460 2.1 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 60 $15.69 $15.64 $32,530 14.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 540 $11.27 $11.44 $23,790 1.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 670 $10.85 $11.11 $23,110 2.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $15.29 $15.08 $31,370 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $14.96 $15.40 $32,030 2.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 230 $15.39 $15.07 $31,350 2.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $14.25 $14.40 $29,950 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 470 $17.60 $16.92 $35,190 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 $14.30 $14.20 $29,530 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $15.48 $16.96 $35,280 10.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $17.35 $17.51 $36,420 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $12.25 $12.02 $24,990 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $14.30 $15.31 $31,840 6.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $13.47 $13.95 $29,010 3.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (7) $11.29 $11.08 $23,060 5.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $10.05 $10.08 $20,960 3.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 140 $9.09 $9.17 $19,080 4.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.16 $9.97 $20,740 4.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (7) $8.26 $8.37 $17,400 6.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $16.79 $17.23 $35,840 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $11.99 $12.50 $26,000 1.8 %
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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 4,700 $16.10 $16.78 $34,890 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $23.33 $23.67 $49,230 1.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 190 $14.81 $15.23 $31,680 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 210 $21.83 $21.14 $43,980 3.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $21.37 $22.94 $47,720 4.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $12.21 $12.95 $26,930 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $20.13 $21.26 $44,220 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $14.78 $14.37 $29,890 4.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $14.91 $15.60 $32,460 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $15.75 $15.82 $32,900 3.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $13.60 $13.80 $28,710 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $17.65 $17.08 $35,530 3.2 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $12.56 $14.14 $29,420 11.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.22 $9.36 $19,470 3.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $20.70 $20.60 $42,860 7.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 520 $17.61 $17.89 $37,220 6.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 100 $15.17 $15.47 $32,180 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $15.98 $16.20 $33,700 1.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $11.95 $12.29 $25,550 1.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $24.27 $23.78 $49,460 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $13.42 $14.49 $30,140 2.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 $21.63 $21.34 $44,380 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $11.15 $11.41 $23,720 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $18.20 $17.80 $37,030 7.7 %
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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 8,990 $12.06 $12.56 $26,130 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $21.02 $21.18 $44,060 1.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $12.75 $13.79 $28,670 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,160 $10.59 $10.56 $21,960 1.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.36 $9.33 $19,420 1.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $11.75 $12.00 $24,970 2.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.93 $11.56 $24,050 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.57 $14.36 $29,870 2.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.08 $12.12 $25,210 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $12.17 $12.31 $25,600 1.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.34 $11.35 $23,610 1.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.94 $11.43 $23,780 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $13.32 $13.89 $28,880 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.51 $11.87 $24,700 2.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $19.18 $19.61 $40,790 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $13.10 $13.50 $28,070 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.72 $13.79 $28,670 3.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $11.04 $11.59 $24,100 4.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $12.24 $12.96 $26,950 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $12.78 $13.49 $28,060 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 240 $9.07 $9.25 $19,240 1.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.05 $9.51 $19,790 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 460 $11.57 $11.64 $24,210 1.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 120 $10.23 $10.27 $21,360 5.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $10.61 $10.78 $22,430 1.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $17.67 $16.90 $35,150 1.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $16.86 $17.88 $37,200 6.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 $12.31 $12.29 $25,570 2.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.68 $12.91 $26,850 2.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $10.33 $10.51 $21,850 2.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.46 $12.68 $26,380 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.46 $12.49 $25,980 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $12.44 $13.20 $27,450 2.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $11.31 $11.37 $23,640 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $12.63 $13.17 $27,390 3.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $10.87 $11.13 $23,160 2.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $13.12 $13.03 $27,110 2.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,590 $11.57 $12.66 $26,340 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $16.57 $17.27 $35,920 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $23.75 $24.28 $50,500 3.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $50,950 1.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 220 $12.79 $12.78 $26,580 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $12.69 $12.44 $25,880 3.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,710 $14.68 $15.80 $32,870 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 940 $11.06 $11.91 $24,780 3.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $8.76 $9.35 $19,450 5.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $9.52 $9.48 $19,710 2.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 130 $8.07 $8.32 $17,300 4.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $11.81 $11.68 $24,300 2.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 $15.72 $17.20 $35,770 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $12.24 $12.25 $25,480 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 440 $7.59 $7.64 $15,890 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,400 $9.88 $9.91 $20,620 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (7) $10.30 $10.55 $21,950 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 840 $8.67 $8.95 $18,630 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $11.02 $11.03 $22,930 4.5 %

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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