Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 the Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 107,540 $14.08 $16.56 $34,440 1.0 %
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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 4,320 $27.93 $30.37 $63,180 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $41.04 $45.38 $94,390 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,690 $27.88 $31.87 $66,290 2.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $34.94 $36.14 $75,160 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $34.57 $39.10 $81,320 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $27.38 $27.34 $56,870 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers (8) $32.15 $33.66 $70,010 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $37.20 $37.62 $78,240 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $24.55 $30.03 $62,460 5.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $28.44 $30.75 $63,970 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 320 $35.91 $36.38 $75,680 7.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $15.68 $17.30 $35,980 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $64,530 1.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $32.31 $34.30 $71,350 6.4 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $18.08 $22.13 $46,040 10.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (8) $42.20 $41.39 $86,080 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $19.06 $20.17 $41,950 5.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 160 $13.57 $16.18 $33,660 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $30.25 $30.11 $62,640 3.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (8) $34.49 $33.89 $70,500 2.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $25.64 $25.11 $52,230 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $16.72 $20.13 $41,870 13.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $22.42 $24.91 $51,810 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 250 $26.03 $29.28 $60,910 6.7 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,720 $21.84 $24.47 $50,890 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $16.63 $18.65 $38,780 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $19.23 $21.42 $44,550 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $28.61 $29.35 $61,040 8.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 $21.41 $23.41 $48,690 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $22.11 $23.58 $49,050 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $20.31 $26.38 $54,870 19.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $19.02 $21.70 $45,140 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $18.64 $19.71 $41,000 4.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $25.36 $24.79 $51,570 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $21.57 $26.54 $55,200 13.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $10.78 $12.82 $26,670 12.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 530 $23.13 $25.03 $52,070 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 610 $23.39 $27.33 $56,850 4.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $17.98 $19.34 $40,230 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $21.11 $23.92 $49,750 14.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $16.11 $21.78 $45,310 24.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $26.58 $28.61 $59,510 12.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 $19.06 $22.44 $46,680 10.1 %
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Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 810 $24.47 $25.44 $52,920 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $24.25 $29.74 $61,860 17.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $33.15 $34.01 $70,740 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $19.70 $20.59 $42,830 6.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $27.98 $28.50 $59,280 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $25.89 $25.62 $53,300 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $28.41 $27.51 $57,220 8.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $24.10 $24.82 $51,620 9.0 %
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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 1,520 $27.42 $27.84 $57,900 2.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $31.03 $28.23 $58,720 11.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 80 $27.25 $27.54 $57,290 2.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 210 $25.56 $25.88 $53,840 7.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 $29.96 $30.71 $63,870 4.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $38.19 $36.67 $76,270 3.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $29.03 $28.79 $59,890 7.1 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 $32.11 $33.31 $69,280 2.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) $37.97 $37.69 $78,400 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 140 $22.42 $24.54 $51,050 13.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $21.46 $21.10 $43,900 8.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $25.07 $24.88 $51,740 1.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 140 $22.89 $22.72 $47,250 1.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $16.25 $17.81 $37,040 13.4 %
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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 1,480 $18.98 $21.15 $43,980 1.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 50 $26.24 $25.15 $52,320 4.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 80 $27.19 $26.19 $54,470 1.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 90 $28.06 $27.81 $57,840 1.0 %
19-1032 Foresters 50 $26.39 $25.83 $53,730 1.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $27.40 $28.41 $59,100 10.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $29.72 $29.41 $61,180 2.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $31.29 $32.23 $67,040 2.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $23.06 $25.54 $53,110 2.7 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 130 $16.74 $19.52 $40,610 10.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 170 $14.32 $15.37 $31,960 1.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $19.83 $20.01 $41,630 2.4 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $24.76 $25.98 $54,030 15.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 410 $14.13 $15.30 $31,820 1.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 70 $20.51 $20.19 $42,000 5.7 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,400 $15.60 $16.25 $33,800 2.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.09 $17.36 $36,120 9.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $19.16 $19.70 $40,980 1.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $17.37 $18.21 $37,880 4.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $10.19 $11.69 $24,320 18.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $15.50 $16.23 $33,760 4.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $20.93 $21.12 $43,930 2.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 $20.13 $21.07 $43,820 4.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $21.58 $20.96 $43,590 8.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $19.92 $22.31 $46,400 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $10.34 $11.49 $23,890 8.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $14.36 $16.14 $33,560 3.5 %
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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 490 $28.15 $36.08 $75,040 11.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $36.13 $46.99 $97,740 14.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $49.93 $45.73 $95,120 5.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $16.51 $17.28 $35,950 9.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $19.16 $24.62 $51,200 16.4 %
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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 6,370 $17.64 $19.07 $39,670 3.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $18.01 $20.08 $41,770 15.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 260 (4) (4) $59,940 20.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $11.56 $12.19 $25,360 2.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $40,730 1.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,280 (4) (4) $40,780 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 750 (4) (4) $40,460 0.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,010 (4) (4) $40,390 1.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $43,320 1.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $43,880 1.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $41,500 1.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $15.69 $16.57 $34,470 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $12.83 $15.91 $33,100 9.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 430 (4) (4) $35,530 3.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $19.67 $21.80 $45,340 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 220 $11.82 $12.38 $25,760 3.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 940 (4) (4) $22,250 1.6 %
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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 1,180 $13.91 $16.12 $33,540 5.1 %
27-1012 Craft Artists (8) $9.20 $10.69 $22,240 15.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $18.81 $19.61 $40,780 5.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.52 $11.04 $22,970 12.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $14.57 $19.83 $41,240 19.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $21.52 $20.50 $42,640 6.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $17.42 $19.47 $40,500 16.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $27,880 8.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $11.04 $11.20 $23,300 4.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 $15.27 $15.81 $32,890 14.2 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $20.56 $21.02 $43,730 2.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $19.41 $18.92 $39,360 2.2 %
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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 $24.57 $28.36 $58,990 3.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $23.65 $22.72 $47,250 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $46.61 $46.02 $95,720 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $53.01 $56.42 $117,360 12.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) $68.40 $67.63 $140,670 5.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) $86.46 $179,840 15.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $34.03 $36.22 $75,350 9.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,470 $25.21 $25.61 $53,260 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $27.24 $27.88 $58,000 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $29.63 $29.13 $60,590 1.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $22.70 $22.58 $46,970 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $28.92 $30.64 $63,740 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 120 $18.87 $22.53 $46,870 14.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $25.76 $25.24 $52,490 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $14.32 $16.01 $33,300 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $34.04 $34.80 $72,380 7.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $33.71 $32.26 $67,090 6.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $23.13 $23.21 $48,270 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $13.73 $14.46 $30,080 3.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $10.01 $10.43 $21,700 6.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $13.54 $13.34 $27,760 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $16.89 $16.96 $35,280 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $13.38 $13.35 $27,770 4.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $16.28 $16.31 $33,920 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $15.61 $15.89 $33,060 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $18.49 $16.13 $33,550 8.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $27.57 $28.14 $58,530 5.4 %
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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 2,190 $11.43 $12.44 $25,880 4.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $9.72 $9.91 $20,610 9.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 810 $10.32 $10.36 $21,540 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $13.24 $14.44 $30,040 8.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $12.94 $13.86 $28,840 11.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $14.06 $14.66 $30,480 10.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $14.62 $14.23 $29,590 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $13.38 $13.55 $28,190 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.71 $10.42 $21,670 14.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $12.24 $12.55 $26,110 2.5 %
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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 2,400 $17.13 $18.05 $37,550 2.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $32.84 $32.14 $66,860 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $31.41 $32.52 $67,650 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $18.80 $18.85 $39,200 6.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 250 $17.63 $18.05 $37,540 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $24.78 $26.29 $54,690 2.9 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 60 $24.64 $23.93 $49,770 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $20.09 $20.18 $41,980 1.6 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $19.53 $20.12 $41,840 7.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 $12.75 $12.87 $26,770 3.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $11.95 $12.51 $26,020 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.27 $8.69 $18,080 2.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 190 $13.66 $13.76 $28,620 2.0 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,600 $7.87 $8.78 $18,260 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $18.74 $16.95 $35,260 7.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $12.96 $13.50 $28,090 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $7.00 $7.13 $14,830 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $10.00 $10.37 $21,560 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,250 $9.96 $10.23 $21,280 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $9.35 $9.36 $19,460 7.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 970 $8.89 $9.01 $18,740 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $7.73 $8.24 $17,140 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,650 $7.07 $7.32 $15,230 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 310 $6.91 $7.19 $14,950 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,780 $6.69 $8.22 $17,100 8.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.30 $9.00 $18,730 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $6.36 $6.57 $13,660 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $8.04 $8.00 $16,640 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.82 $7.81 $16,240 3.3 %
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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 4,240 $9.85 $10.84 $22,540 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $14.45 $15.19 $31,600 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $23.72 $23.12 $48,090 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,440 $10.43 $10.64 $22,140 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,500 $8.51 $8.92 $18,560 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 940 $10.90 $11.88 $24,700 7.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $14.25 $15.35 $31,920 10.2 %
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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 3,420 $9.35 $10.56 $21,960 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $15.58 $16.66 $34,650 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.10 $8.44 $17,550 8.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.57 $7.48 $15,560 5.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 430 $8.80 $9.49 $19,750 4.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $8.21 $9.59 $19,940 13.1 %
39-6012 Concierges 50 $11.16 $11.50 $23,910 2.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 100 $11.49 $11.45 $23,820 4.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $9.41 $10.23 $21,290 8.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 690 $8.20 $8.51 $17,700 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $13.96 $14.60 $30,360 5.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 690 $10.26 $11.01 $22,900 4.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $10.82 $10.95 $22,780 3.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.92 $9.89 $20,570 4.2 %
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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 12,290 $10.87 $14.08 $29,290 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,070 $16.16 $18.16 $37,770 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $26.85 $30.61 $63,670 8.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,530 $8.93 $9.29 $19,330 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $10.44 $11.15 $23,180 5.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $11.51 $12.33 $25,650 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,320 $10.37 $11.70 $24,330 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $14.57 $18.44 $38,360 22.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $17.34 $23.13 $48,110 17.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $21.06 $28.87 $60,040 21.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) $11.66 $12.89 $26,800 4.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $28.95 $37.18 $77,340 14.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $24.15 $33.58 $69,850 17.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $18.19 $22.21 $46,200 8.8 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 140 $29.00 $23.69 $49,280 24.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $24.16 $24.32 $50,590 7.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $8.58 $9.42 $19,600 10.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $11.25 $19.04 $39,600 28.2 %
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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 16,490 $12.72 $13.55 $28,180 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 690 $17.27 $18.87 $39,240 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $8.77 $9.65 $20,070 5.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $13.85 $13.93 $28,960 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $13.25 $13.97 $29,060 5.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,050 $13.62 $14.15 $29,440 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $15.13 $15.74 $32,740 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $10.72 $11.00 $22,880 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 290 $14.05 $14.89 $30,980 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $14.58 $14.42 $29,990 6.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 590 $13.17 $13.99 $29,100 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $16.25 $16.81 $34,960 5.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $11.29 $11.91 $24,770 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 800 $9.41 $9.66 $20,080 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $11.84 $12.36 $25,710 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $11.26 $11.46 $23,840 6.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $14.38 $14.42 $29,990 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $14.13 $13.76 $28,620 7.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $10.25 $11.39 $23,690 6.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $14.93 $15.41 $32,060 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 830 $11.82 $12.27 $25,520 3.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $10.70 $11.34 $23,600 5.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $13.69 $13.91 $28,920 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $14.94 $15.04 $31,290 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $16.64 $18.28 $38,020 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $17.13 $17.15 $35,660 6.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks (8) $21.30 $20.83 $43,330 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $20.64 $20.43 $42,490 1.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 120 $16.25 $16.10 $33,480 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $17.93 $20.81 $43,280 7.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $10.54 $10.86 $22,590 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 910 $10.23 $11.19 $23,270 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $10.02 $11.79 $24,530 16.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 960 $17.66 $18.43 $38,340 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $14.15 $15.73 $32,720 12.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (8) $13.13 $13.29 $27,630 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,320 $12.76 $13.03 $27,110 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $14.52 $16.73 $34,800 8.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $12.09 $11.68 $24,290 7.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.34 $14.03 $29,180 7.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.91 $14.06 $29,250 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,110 $11.34 $11.99 $24,940 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 190 $14.51 $14.99 $31,180 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 230 $10.34 $11.44 $23,800 6.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.10 $10.41 $21,660 4.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 $9.99 $11.01 $22,900 14.9 %
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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 14,360 $17.74 $18.71 $38,920 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,060 $26.05 $26.30 $54,700 6.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $13.20 $15.62 $32,490 24.3 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $22.42 $23.33 $48,520 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,850 $19.77 $20.16 $41,940 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $17.39 $17.92 $37,280 4.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,890 $13.53 $14.28 $29,700 3.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $16.89 $16.64 $34,610 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,500 $20.47 $21.17 $44,040 4.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $16.93 $16.97 $35,310 9.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 860 $21.39 $21.60 $44,930 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 310 $16.02 $15.41 $32,050 15.6 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $21.31 $20.57 $42,770 6.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $14.51 $15.13 $31,460 7.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $15.27 $15.74 $32,740 7.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 770 $22.40 $23.14 $48,130 5.8 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 210 $14.18 $14.08 $29,280 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 320 $15.18 $15.57 $32,390 7.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 300 $16.52 $17.20 $35,770 5.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $13.14 $13.99 $29,090 12.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $12.29 $12.26 $25,500 5.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $13.19 $12.75 $26,530 4.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $10.66 $10.92 $22,710 8.1 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 70 $12.65 $12.93 $26,890 6.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $12.10 $13.42 $27,910 14.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $19.27 $21.48 $44,680 4.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 390 $17.38 $17.57 $36,540 1.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 90 $15.91 $16.52 $34,370 8.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $14.62 $14.75 $30,680 4.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $20.20 $21.09 $43,860 3.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $20.59 $20.50 $42,630 2.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 110 $19.72 $20.10 $41,800 4.6 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 30 $23.13 $22.77 $47,370 4.8 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (8) $18.13 $18.88 $39,280 7.8 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 40 $24.00 $23.96 $49,840 3.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 450 $13.86 $13.70 $28,490 4.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 650 $15.27 $15.40 $32,040 5.5 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,230 $17.62 $18.31 $38,080 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $26.99 $27.80 $57,820 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.02 $14.74 $30,650 16.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $25.96 $25.10 $52,200 5.2 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $17.32 $16.81 $34,970 7.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $21.76 $23.50 $48,890 7.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $17.05 $17.63 $36,660 7.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 910 $19.25 $18.30 $38,060 6.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $18.55 $18.76 $39,030 1.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 330 $20.91 $20.72 $43,100 2.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 80 $18.79 $17.54 $36,490 11.7 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $14.56 $17.42 $36,240 25.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.19 $11.52 $23,970 3.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $15.44 $16.14 $33,570 8.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $21.68 $21.19 $44,070 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,280 $14.93 $15.26 $31,730 3.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $20.53 $19.87 $41,330 4.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $27.99 $27.62 $57,460 1.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $16.14 $16.76 $34,870 11.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $9.31 $10.33 $21,480 3.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $12.10 $13.68 $28,460 5.8 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,350 $13.74 $15.08 $31,360 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 340 $17.45 $21.85 $45,440 5.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $10.41 $10.53 $21,890 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $14.92 $15.75 $32,750 5.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $11.35 $11.26 $23,410 6.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $13.99 $13.19 $27,440 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $12.64 $12.65 $26,320 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.84 $12.59 $26,190 4.3 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 40 $12.25 $12.25 $25,480 14.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $17.08 $18.29 $38,040 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $19.35 $19.62 $40,810 6.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $19.42 $17.06 $35,480 15.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $13.97 $14.30 $29,750 5.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $13.81 $15.35 $31,920 13.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.27 $8.37 $17,420 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.87 $7.90 $16,430 6.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $15.48 $13.86 $28,820 10.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 $11.05 $11.18 $23,260 5.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 270 $15.99 $16.79 $34,930 7.6 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 180 $25.63 $25.15 $52,310 2.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $18.99 $18.57 $38,620 7.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.45 $15.13 $31,470 8.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $15.86 $15.98 $33,230 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $11.91 $12.18 $25,340 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $13.37 $13.42 $27,910 9.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $14.88 $14.48 $30,120 7.3 %
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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 6,890 $14.12 $15.08 $31,380 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $21.27 $23.46 $48,800 7.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $21.95 $22.92 $47,680 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $12.08 $11.62 $24,180 2.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 400 $13.43 $13.38 $27,830 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $9.40 $11.58 $24,090 17.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,780 $17.21 $17.91 $37,250 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $14.02 $15.17 $31,550 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $10.57 $10.68 $22,210 2.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 $8.90 $11.74 $24,420 13.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 130 $8.94 $9.66 $20,100 5.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $10.84 $11.85 $24,650 3.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $19.63 $18.45 $38,380 4.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $22.33 $22.83 $47,480 3.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 280 $16.97 $17.76 $36,950 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $13.69 $14.67 $30,510 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $8.70 $9.03 $18,780 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 930 $10.78 $11.56 $24,040 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $7.21 $7.54 $15,680 2.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 130 $21.19 $23.16 $48,160 10.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $17.62 $16.76 $34,860 5.0 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators (8) $23.83 $23.77 $49,450 2.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 60 $12.40 $12.09 $25,150 4.8 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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