Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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 Ames, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Ames, IA (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 40,860 $14.53 $18.32 $38,100 7.4 %
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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 1,820 $36.73 $40.41 $84,060 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $53.76 $56.63 $117,780 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 270 $32.91 $42.06 $87,490 7.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $37.40 $38.19 $79,440 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $40.12 $39.47 $82,100 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $38.20 $39.11 $81,350 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $46.32 $42.39 $88,170 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $33.82 $34.06 $70,840 3.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $43.23 $42.04 $87,440 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $24.04 $25.85 $53,770 6.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $33.72 $35.99 $74,870 6.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $30.72 $33.58 $69,850 2.5 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,880 $21.73 $23.61 $49,120 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $21.95 $21.83 $45,400 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) $19.97 $20.04 $41,680 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $19.24 $19.44 $40,440 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $16.25 $16.90 $35,150 4.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $20.98 $23.11 $48,070 6.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $24.45 $25.94 $53,950 5.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 270 $23.87 $24.58 $51,120 2.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $22.31 $22.50 $46,810 9.9 %
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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 1,250 $25.11 $24.98 $51,950 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $25.11 $24.38 $50,700 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 170 $29.85 $30.03 $62,460 10.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $16.57 $17.82 $37,070 7.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $24.65 $26.24 $54,570 3.1 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,010 $26.59 $27.31 $56,800 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $26.29 $26.22 $54,530 9.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $26.77 $27.92 $58,070 3.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $28.77 $36.32 $75,550 14.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $17.15 $18.39 $38,260 1.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $22.56 $22.46 $46,710 1.9 %
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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 1,310 $21.21 $23.43 $48,730 1.6 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 40 $25.23 $28.18 $58,600 5.5 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 140 $24.76 $27.32 $56,830 2.1 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 120 $32.64 $33.76 $70,210 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $29.69 $30.63 $63,700 2.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 400 $15.97 $16.29 $33,880 1.8 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 270 $17.27 $17.49 $36,390 6.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $11.58 $14.34 $29,830 14.7 %
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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 130 $25.36 $31.16 $64,820 14.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $42.76 $45.44 $94,510 7.2 %
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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 3,970 $24.92 $31.10 $64,680 13.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $7.78 $7.75 $16,120 5.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $35,790 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $38,750 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 210 (4) (4) $37,820 3.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $45,190 3.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 450 (4) (4) $41,130 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 350 (4) (4) $18,120 9.5 %
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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 550 $16.46 $16.79 $34,930 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $18.27 $17.83 $37,080 10.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $25,740 7.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $21.23 $21.60 $44,930 2.3 %
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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 1,790 $21.78 $26.70 $55,530 6.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $41.17 $38.95 $81,010 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $33.48 $34.85 $72,490 2.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $22.18 $22.05 $45,850 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $17.72 $17.64 $36,690 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $29.86 $29.60 $61,570 4.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $11.66 $11.59 $24,110 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 120 $15.68 $15.64 $32,540 1.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.81 $11.37 $23,640 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 770 $11.69 $12.49 $25,980 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 340 $10.64 $10.79 $22,450 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 $16.70 $17.58 $36,560 14.0 %
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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 280 $19.02 $18.97 $39,450 3.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $24.58 $26.22 $54,540 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) $12.59 $12.21 $25,400 7.3 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,540 $7.37 $8.10 $16,850 2.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $13.01 $13.49 $28,060 4.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.01 $8.02 $16,670 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $12.70 $12.40 $25,800 4.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $8.72 $8.84 $18,390 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 240 $7.63 $8.00 $16,650 5.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 $7.13 $7.45 $15,490 8.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,370 $6.87 $7.24 $15,060 3.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 140 $7.66 $7.90 $16,420 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $6.38 $6.70 $13,930 5.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.76 $8.93 $18,580 7.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $7.14 $7.08 $14,730 3.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $7.53 $7.38 $15,350 4.4 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,600 $10.17 $10.97 $22,810 3.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $16.11 $16.82 $34,990 7.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $15.28 $16.53 $34,380 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $10.69 $10.99 $22,850 4.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $8.15 $8.27 $17,200 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $10.27 $11.17 $23,230 3.9 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,340 $8.67 $10.01 $20,820 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $16.27 $15.56 $32,370 7.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.51 $7.66 $15,930 4.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $10.69 $13.61 $28,300 15.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $7.98 $10.45 $21,730 23.5 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,410 $9.27 $13.17 $27,390 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 360 $14.53 $16.17 $33,630 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $30.29 $45.51 $94,670 25.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,000 $7.63 $7.70 $16,020 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $8.29 $8.64 $17,970 4.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 50 $13.86 $13.59 $28,270 8.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,630 $8.56 $11.06 $23,010 7.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) $10.98 $12.07 $25,110 3.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $18.13 $19.43 $40,400 7.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $23.90 $25.22 $52,450 17.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 280 $22.31 $22.51 $46,830 4.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 250 $8.24 $8.37 $17,400 3.3 %
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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 5,750 $13.75 $14.33 $29,800 4.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 150 $21.35 $21.59 $44,920 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 $13.48 $14.06 $29,250 6.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 540 $14.90 $15.35 $31,920 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $14.38 $14.64 $30,460 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 $11.77 $11.67 $24,280 5.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $12.54 $13.14 $27,340 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.34 $8.31 $17,290 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $14.39 $14.40 $29,960 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $13.58 $13.82 $28,740 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $15.55 $16.30 $33,910 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 $10.04 $10.18 $21,180 4.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $14.30 $14.56 $30,290 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $21.30 $21.31 $44,320 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $21.07 $18.94 $39,400 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $14.96 $16.64 $34,610 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $12.91 $12.76 $26,530 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $9.86 $10.91 $22,690 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 330 $19.39 $19.01 $39,550 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 790 $16.75 $16.25 $33,800 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $12.93 $13.03 $27,100 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $16.16 $15.43 $32,090 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $10.92 $11.16 $23,220 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,040 $13.21 $13.70 $28,500 5.6 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 160 $15.98 $17.52 $36,440 11.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) $24.68 $24.13 $50,190 3.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $13.14 $15.55 $32,330 23.8 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,640 $15.76 $17.30 $35,990 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $25.32 $28.20 $58,650 9.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 330 $15.29 $16.14 $33,580 13.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $13.79 $13.73 $28,560 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $14.12 $14.50 $30,160 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $19.52 $18.96 $39,430 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 240 $16.81 $16.64 $34,620 3.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $16.18 $16.85 $35,040 8.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $17.09 $16.92 $35,200 2.5 %
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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 1,520 $16.71 $17.00 $35,360 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $26.90 $26.72 $55,570 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $23.85 $23.17 $48,190 5.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.87 $15.48 $32,200 9.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 $18.55 $18.04 $37,530 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $14.46 $14.47 $30,100 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $18.22 $17.94 $37,320 5.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 640 $15.61 $15.41 $32,060 5.7 %
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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 3,070 $15.14 $15.75 $32,760 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $23.44 $25.66 $53,380 4.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $10.34 $10.84 $22,550 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 180 $11.23 $11.52 $23,960 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $12.41 $11.93 $24,820 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $14.19 $14.24 $29,620 6.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.79 $11.90 $24,740 5.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.48 $12.98 $27,000 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $15.83 $16.23 $33,750 7.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.31 $12.83 $26,680 8.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $14.25 $14.58 $30,320 1.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $13.00 $12.78 $26,590 3.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $14.34 $15.04 $31,280 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 220 $16.04 $15.40 $32,020 2.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.41 $9.45 $19,660 3.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.91 $17.03 $35,410 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $16.12 $15.50 $32,230 11.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.18 $15.72 $32,710 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 80 $11.14 $11.75 $24,450 3.5 %
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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 1,810 $12.01 $13.00 $27,050 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $27.01 $30.74 $63,940 14.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $17.64 $17.61 $36,620 9.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $12.36 $11.87 $24,700 18.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 300 $13.85 $14.46 $30,070 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 160 $9.76 $10.43 $21,700 3.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $15.44 $14.28 $29,710 9.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.45 $11.95 $24,860 8.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $16.08 $15.55 $32,340 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 90 $14.56 $14.32 $29,780 5.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 $8.46 $8.84 $18,380 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 330 $9.05 $10.59 $22,020 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 $9.30 $8.92 $18,560 7.1 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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