Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA



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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa. 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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (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 85,110 $12.50 $15.19 $31,600 1.8 %
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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 2,730 $31.34 $36.31 $75,520 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $48.14 $48.74 $101,390 8.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 650 $38.49 $46.60 $96,920 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $24.51 $27.29 $56,750 7.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $35.50 $39.89 $82,970 5.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $35.08 $34.06 $70,840 12.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $28.97 $30.42 $63,270 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $35.94 $37.07 $77,120 6.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $33.06 $35.29 $73,410 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $32.65 $34.53 $71,830 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $36.22 $34.14 $71,010 4.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (7) $18.44 $16.72 $34,780 7.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $78,790 7.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $27.99 $30.24 $62,900 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $40.12 $44.16 $91,860 6.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $17.35 $20.21 $42,030 7.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $30.33 $31.68 $65,900 6.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $28.26 $29.13 $60,590 24.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $21.13 $20.55 $42,750 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $24.81 $25.75 $53,550 3.6 %
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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 3,210 $19.03 $21.24 $44,180 2.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (7) $25.83 $27.28 $56,740 3.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $17.11 $20.83 $43,330 16.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $16.90 $19.78 $41,130 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $22.59 $21.35 $44,410 7.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $18.89 $18.32 $38,110 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $17.32 $19.53 $40,620 8.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $19.26 $19.35 $40,240 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $17.87 $19.51 $40,580 6.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $17.73 $19.16 $39,860 4.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 160 $19.15 $17.26 $35,900 11.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $28.62 $29.12 $60,580 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 730 $18.94 $20.74 $43,150 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 $22.13 $25.72 $53,490 5.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $21.91 $24.82 $51,630 9.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $17.39 $20.16 $41,920 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $15.02 $28.63 $59,550 24.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (7) $20.68 $23.54 $48,960 11.2 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $13.80 $14.10 $29,320 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 370 $14.72 $16.62 $34,570 6.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (7) $16.04 $19.34 $40,230 3.5 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 990 $23.05 $23.59 $49,070 4.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $22.82 $23.06 $47,960 2.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $22.03 $21.69 $45,120 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $15.18 $16.27 $33,840 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $28.35 $29.29 $60,920 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $25.02 $26.11 $54,300 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $24.43 $25.03 $52,050 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $25.40 $24.73 $51,430 5.0 %
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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 (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $17.58 $22.40 $46,600 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $18.75 $19.18 $39,890 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 130 $18.51 $18.57 $38,630 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $18.59 $17.34 $36,070 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (7) $7.54 $8.78 $18,270 25.5 %
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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 420 $18.37 $21.63 $44,980 5.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $15.68 $17.54 $36,480 5.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $19.59 $23.52 $48,920 13.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $25.63 $27.76 $57,740 6.2 %
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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 1,120 $13.77 $15.17 $31,560 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $16.01 $16.62 $34,570 4.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $19.31 $20.17 $41,940 5.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $19.74 $20.37 $42,360 7.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 210 $11.63 $12.18 $25,340 8.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $16.54 $16.70 $34,730 10.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (7) $16.30 $17.15 $35,670 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $17.23 $17.75 $36,920 5.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $9.94 $10.57 $21,990 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 90 $14.17 $15.26 $31,730 3.7 %
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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 290 $22.32 $28.92 $60,160 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $30.39 $39.01 $81,140 20.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $15.35 $16.15 $33,600 7.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (7) $13.33 $13.47 $28,020 4.1 %
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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 5,410 $15.99 $16.81 $34,970 4.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (7) (4) (4) $56,920 2.3 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $49,560 3.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $54,290 1.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $21.53 $22.41 $46,610 7.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 140 (4) (4) $26,130 9.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $9.68 $11.44 $23,790 13.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $42,650 12.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 760 (4) (4) $37,290 6.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 440 (4) (4) $34,280 4.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 700 (4) (4) $31,860 4.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $34,180 4.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $47,470 10.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $37,380 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (7) $10.21 $13.50 $28,070 13.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $34,220 13.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $20.45 $22.40 $46,590 9.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $14.86 $14.62 $30,420 6.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 770 (4) (4) $14,860 3.5 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 960 $12.68 $14.40 $29,960 5.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.45 $8.45 $17,580 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $14.72 $14.94 $31,070 5.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $26,540 10.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $10.29 $10.36 $21,540 8.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $17.85 $18.55 $38,580 2.3 %
27-3041 Editors (7) $24.12 $23.37 $48,600 4.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $13.76 $15.85 $32,960 8.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $7.37 $10.09 $20,990 20.9 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,560 $20.85 $29.05 $60,420 8.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.93 $19.47 $40,490 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $40.03 $38.87 $80,850 2.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $34.10 $33.58 $69,850 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,710 $21.27 $21.03 $43,750 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $27.10 $27.93 $58,090 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $27.38 $28.82 $59,940 4.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $39.20 $40.32 $83,860 16.5 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (7) (5) $89.69 $186,560 14.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $27.60 $27.56 $57,330 8.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $16.16 $17.94 $37,320 6.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $10.17 $10.40 $21,640 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 490 $14.98 $14.98 $31,160 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $15.14 $16.11 $33,510 8.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (7) $11.38 $11.95 $24,860 2.8 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,480 $10.36 $10.69 $22,230 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 540 $9.86 $9.94 $20,680 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $10.21 $10.31 $21,450 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $18.21 $17.83 $37,080 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $10.13 $10.19 $21,200 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $10.89 $11.07 $23,030 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $11.71 $11.91 $24,780 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.29 $13.63 $28,360 1.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $8.24 $8.02 $16,680 9.4 %
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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 900 $18.02 $17.83 $37,090 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $20.48 $20.62 $42,880 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 $13.59 $13.90 $28,910 5.1 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,740 $6.79 $7.53 $15,660 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $10.89 $13.26 $27,570 5.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $11.08 $12.58 $26,160 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $7.12 $7.09 $14,740 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 400 $8.92 $9.15 $19,030 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $7.73 $7.87 $16,370 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.24 $6.50 $13,520 5.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 530 $7.79 $7.82 $16,280 1.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 430 $6.49 $6.83 $14,210 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,800 $6.52 $6.82 $14,190 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 390 $6.38 $6.46 $13,440 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,520 $6.32 $7.00 $14,570 5.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $8.12 $8.03 $16,710 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $6.71 $6.78 $14,100 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 410 $6.30 $6.47 $13,460 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $6.40 $6.55 $13,620 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 2,430 $8.86 $10.00 $20,800 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $18.45 $19.18 $39,880 7.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $21.39 $21.38 $44,470 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,410 $8.61 $9.35 $19,440 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $8.38 $8.67 $18,040 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $10.16 $10.57 $21,980 3.5 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,220 $7.96 $8.55 $17,780 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $20.52 $19.39 $40,330 8.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (7) $6.37 $6.87 $14,280 9.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $6.43 $7.24 $15,060 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 320 $9.43 $9.83 $20,450 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 690 $6.56 $6.91 $14,370 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 630 $8.81 $9.12 $18,980 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $7.71 $8.89 $18,480 10.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $9.01 $9.85 $20,480 5.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (7) $6.12 $6.20 $12,900 6.4 %
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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 8,610 $9.22 $13.10 $27,260 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 710 $15.41 $16.94 $35,240 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $25.37 $26.79 $55,720 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,170 $6.98 $7.27 $15,120 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.77 $8.39 $17,450 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.38 $15.25 $31,710 6.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,150 $8.44 $10.24 $21,290 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $18.96 $24.79 $51,570 24.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $18.12 $27.97 $58,180 7.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $16.50 $22.58 $46,960 16.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 $14.54 $17.07 $35,510 6.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 330 $23.16 $29.00 $60,330 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $20.99 $24.96 $51,920 4.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $11.63 $12.86 $26,750 8.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (7) $26.38 $24.87 $51,740 7.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (7) $15.79 $27.57 $57,350 10.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $9.64 $10.48 $21,790 6.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $14.54 $14.52 $30,200 5.1 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14,360 $11.56 $12.29 $25,560 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $20.11 $20.72 $43,090 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $11.15 $10.82 $22,510 4.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 460 $12.28 $12.39 $25,770 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $12.39 $12.84 $26,720 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,160 $12.55 $13.07 $27,190 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $12.98 $13.20 $27,450 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 740 $10.79 $10.70 $22,250 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,710 $10.80 $11.37 $23,650 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.18 $9.72 $20,220 9.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.42 $7.46 $15,510 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $13.38 $12.74 $26,500 4.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $10.68 $10.90 $22,660 6.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (7) $13.00 $14.35 $29,840 10.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (7) $13.46 $13.51 $28,110 2.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $11.49 $12.16 $25,290 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $14.60 $14.94 $31,080 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $10.37 $10.44 $21,710 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $11.52 $11.37 $23,660 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $9.95 $10.01 $20,820 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $14.94 $15.07 $31,350 2.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (7) $12.46 $13.38 $27,840 9.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $22.59 $21.62 $44,970 2.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $20.51 $19.89 $41,360 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $11.61 $11.95 $24,860 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $8.48 $9.33 $19,410 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $12.36 $12.45 $25,890 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 620 $14.99 $15.36 $31,940 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $12.27 $12.16 $25,300 5.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $10.86 $11.58 $24,080 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,280 $11.12 $11.47 $23,860 4.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $17.76 $18.49 $38,450 5.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $10.83 $11.37 $23,640 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $12.54 $11.71 $24,350 7.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $11.69 $11.78 $24,490 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 260 $11.88 $12.65 $26,310 4.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $11.46 $11.54 $23,990 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,720 $10.77 $11.02 $22,920 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $9.68 $10.62 $22,090 6.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 $11.82 $12.35 $25,690 4.1 %
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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 (7) $11.48 $12.22 $25,410 6.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (7) $8.99 $11.38 $23,680 18.2 %
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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 3,750 $14.22 $15.24 $31,690 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $23.21 $25.19 $52,400 3.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $17.22 $17.51 $36,420 6.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $14.65 $15.17 $31,540 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $12.63 $13.00 $27,040 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 400 $11.49 $11.56 $24,050 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $18.22 $17.44 $36,270 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $16.53 $16.54 $34,400 6.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $14.55 $14.25 $29,640 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 190 $18.94 $19.06 $39,650 3.3 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 30 $15.30 $14.45 $30,060 5.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $15.71 $15.25 $31,710 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $23.66 $22.45 $46,690 9.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $14.51 $15.68 $32,600 4.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $12.57 $13.65 $28,400 8.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $13.79 $15.64 $32,530 6.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (7) $9.67 $9.53 $19,830 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (7) $10.91 $11.07 $23,030 4.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (7) $10.92 $10.03 $20,860 12.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $16.59 $16.02 $33,320 8.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $16.36 $16.59 $34,520 3.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $11.80 $10.57 $21,980 20.4 %
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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 3,340 $15.90 $16.82 $34,990 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $21.45 $26.49 $55,100 14.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $11.63 $13.27 $27,590 9.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (7) $19.88 $20.48 $42,590 3.7 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $11.21 $12.45 $25,900 12.3 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $19.80 $19.84 $41,270 6.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (7) $15.50 $15.39 $32,010 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $14.53 $15.37 $31,980 5.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $15.07 $15.37 $31,970 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $15.91 $15.59 $32,430 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $16.03 $16.48 $34,280 3.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (7) $12.00 $12.05 $25,070 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (7) $11.52 $12.61 $26,240 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $19.21 $19.60 $40,760 9.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $16.64 $17.74 $36,900 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 930 $15.98 $15.71 $32,680 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $18.12 $17.12 $35,610 3.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $17.85 $17.45 $36,300 11.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $25.32 $23.88 $49,660 3.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $12.79 $13.04 $27,130 3.7 %
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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 12,270 $13.68 $14.29 $29,720 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 580 $22.82 $24.09 $50,110 2.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $14.24 $14.20 $29,540 1.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $12.49 $13.48 $28,040 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers (7) $9.87 $10.02 $20,850 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.32 $11.63 $24,180 6.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (7) $17.02 $16.85 $35,040 3.9 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $19.55 $20.13 $41,870 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $12.33 $12.69 $26,390 4.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $16.22 $16.72 $34,780 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $15.37 $15.20 $31,610 2.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $16.35 $16.70 $34,730 5.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (7) $16.39 $16.74 $34,820 4.2 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 40 $28.84 $26.22 $54,540 4.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $16.37 $16.38 $34,080 5.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 190 $18.23 $18.02 $37,480 1.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (7) $14.68 $14.35 $29,850 2.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (7) $13.23 $13.78 $28,670 9.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (7) $15.38 $15.69 $32,640 3.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $9.87 $10.50 $21,840 5.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 90 $14.41 $14.05 $29,230 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.00 $13.98 $29,070 5.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $8.60 $8.69 $18,070 3.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 340 $10.49 $11.11 $23,100 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $18.32 $17.57 $36,550 4.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (7) $12.97 $13.29 $27,650 4.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.47 $15.48 $32,200 4.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.42 $12.48 $25,970 9.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 460 $13.30 $14.98 $31,170 4.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.28 $14.26 $29,670 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $12.43 $12.82 $26,670 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $12.55 $12.58 $26,160 6.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 80 $8.91 $9.38 $19,520 4.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.19 $15.02 $31,230 2.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 620 $10.08 $10.19 $21,180 6.5 %
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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 6,120 $12.02 $12.84 $26,710 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $19.23 $19.17 $39,870 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $24.19 $24.91 $51,820 3.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (7) $12.73 $12.36 $25,700 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 190 $11.77 $12.78 $26,590 7.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $12.94 $13.45 $27,980 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,300 $15.40 $16.04 $33,360 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 510 $10.71 $12.55 $26,110 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.82 $9.75 $20,280 3.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (7) $6.31 $6.56 $13,640 8.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (7) $6.46 $7.46 $15,510 14.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (7) $11.07 $12.06 $25,080 12.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $17.31 $18.12 $37,700 7.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 990 $11.25 $11.60 $24,130 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $7.82 $8.11 $16,880 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,050 $11.13 $10.75 $22,360 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $8.61 $9.08 $18,880 4.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $12.26 $12.22 $25,420 3.5 %

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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