Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Iowa 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 Southwest Iowa 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).

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Iowa 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 86,470 $12.05 $14.20 $29,530 1.1 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,000 $25.64 $28.23 $58,730 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $44.32 $43.80 $91,100 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 540 $29.91 $33.50 $69,690 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 220 (4) (4) $18,790 25.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $28.04 $30.85 $64,170 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $25.72 $34.17 $71,070 11.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $23.34 $25.37 $52,770 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $28.15 $28.04 $58,320 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $32.38 $34.21 $71,160 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $33.20 $36.07 $75,020 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $26.67 $27.76 $57,740 6.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $23.08 $25.48 $53,000 9.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $72,640 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $27.83 $30.12 $62,650 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $13.60 $15.90 $33,070 14.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $19.25 $30.46 $63,360 13.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $12.17 $11.22 $23,340 3.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 310 $27.04 $28.11 $58,480 1.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 140 $24.44 $23.57 $49,030 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $17.77 $18.30 $38,070 18.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.31 $19.79 $41,160 4.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $20.01 $24.42 $50,800 11.0 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,380 $19.24 $22.87 $47,570 4.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $16.71 $19.22 $39,970 4.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $20.88 $21.26 $44,230 3.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $17.25 $17.73 $36,870 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $18.71 $20.30 $42,220 9.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $21.21 $22.04 $45,840 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $21.15 $26.68 $55,490 9.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $19.87 $19.34 $40,230 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $13.77 $14.18 $29,490 4.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $16.19 $18.29 $38,040 13.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $34.22 $36.56 $76,050 13.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 420 $18.19 $20.64 $42,930 5.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 410 $22.01 $30.00 $62,390 9.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $18.20 $18.80 $39,100 5.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $39.74 $33.19 $69,030 20.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $25.26 $27.38 $56,950 3.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 110 $8.27 $8.43 $17,530 9.0 %
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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 450 $22.12 $24.80 $51,580 6.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $22.15 $23.87 $49,640 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $24.06 $26.53 $55,180 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $15.33 $16.32 $33,940 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $25.03 $27.26 $56,700 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $21.75 $22.35 $46,490 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $20.09 $19.25 $40,050 5.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $37.60 $38.11 $79,270 12.8 %
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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 450 $22.15 $23.37 $48,610 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $32.82 $32.28 $67,140 1.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $24.91 $25.95 $53,980 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $24.90 $25.21 $52,440 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $21.23 $20.91 $43,490 4.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $17.71 $19.18 $39,890 3.7 %
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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 610 $17.73 $18.66 $38,820 2.5 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $13.45 $15.95 $33,180 11.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 80 $16.80 $16.93 $35,220 6.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $25.46 $25.00 $52,000 1.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $16.42 $17.28 $35,930 5.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $24.92 $26.00 $54,090 7.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $17.04 $16.51 $34,350 6.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $18.08 $18.03 $37,500 13.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 110 $17.34 $16.83 $35,000 2.9 %
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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 1,600 $12.07 $13.75 $28,600 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 170 $13.03 $14.70 $30,570 9.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $15.35 $15.75 $32,750 6.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 220 $10.50 $11.38 $23,670 3.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $14.51 $15.94 $33,150 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $17.19 $18.13 $37,710 5.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $15.39 $15.88 $33,030 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $9.75 $10.68 $22,210 4.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 220 $9.63 $12.60 $26,220 23.2 %
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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 360 $27.68 $42.19 $87,750 21.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $61.04 $59.02 $122,760 22.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $14.51 $25.86 $53,780 2.9 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $17.86 $19.97 $41,530 1.2 %
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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 6,170 $15.73 $16.84 $35,030 3.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $74,050 7.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $67,750 6.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,330 3.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $71,730 4.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $20.67 $20.46 $42,570 3.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 120 (4) (4) $30,540 5.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $8.69 $9.96 $20,720 9.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $35,170 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,260 (4) (4) $36,420 2.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 980 (4) (4) $38,390 4.4 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $38,060 3.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,010 (4) (4) $35,460 1.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $37,490 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $34,750 2.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $43,680 4.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $37,430 4.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 160 (4) (4) $26,270 6.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $17.20 $17.48 $36,360 4.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $9.53 $9.64 $20,060 5.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $20.33 $20.53 $42,700 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,050 (4) (4) $18,470 1.8 %
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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 710 $10.47 $11.26 $23,420 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.86 $9.98 $20,750 8.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $11.51 $11.17 $23,240 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $18,400 8.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $9.30 $8.84 $18,390 8.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $13.18 $14.80 $30,790 14.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $13.53 $14.59 $30,350 9.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $12.94 $12.97 $26,980 4.1 %
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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 4,780 $19.25 $23.00 $47,840 2.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $60.69 $69.23 $144,000 23.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.94 $23.12 $48,090 5.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $39.13 $49.25 $102,450 18.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $41.77 $41.01 $85,300 5.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $69.92 $72.95 $151,730 5.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $18.81 $24.29 $50,530 19.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,830 $20.89 $21.55 $44,830 1.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $29.78 $31.91 $66,370 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $19.61 $19.80 $41,170 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $22.22 $21.93 $45,620 2.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $26.89 $27.83 $57,890 15.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $20.43 $20.54 $42,720 1.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $16.35 $16.17 $33,630 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $29.71 $29.47 $61,300 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $19.34 $19.32 $40,190 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 220 $12.84 $13.19 $27,430 1.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $9.05 $9.49 $19,730 15.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $11.84 $11.81 $24,570 1.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 830 $15.15 $15.35 $31,930 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $12.31 $12.29 $25,560 2.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $19.12 $20.16 $41,940 10.9 %
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Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,450 $10.12 $10.47 $21,770 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 950 $8.72 $8.97 $18,660 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,880 $10.50 $10.79 $22,450 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $14.02 $14.44 $30,040 1.7 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.42 $9.97 $20,730 4.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $13.40 $13.04 $27,120 7.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $12.46 $12.39 $25,760 6.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $12.06 $12.01 $24,980 1.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $10.35 $10.89 $22,650 2.4 %
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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 1,100 $14.38 $15.16 $31,530 5.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $21.28 $21.76 $45,260 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 50 $12.38 $13.19 $27,430 9.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 390 $17.38 $16.95 $35,260 7.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $16.35 $17.10 $35,560 2.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $6.50 $7.00 $14,550 5.5 %
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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 7,460 $6.95 $7.62 $15,850 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $13.15 $13.69 $28,470 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $6.35 $6.32 $13,150 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 880 $9.09 $9.09 $18,900 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 350 $7.57 $7.71 $16,040 5.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $6.68 $6.90 $14,350 8.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 490 $8.36 $8.30 $17,270 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.54 $7.40 $15,390 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,000 $6.71 $7.10 $14,780 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 510 $6.36 $6.31 $13,120 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,020 $6.34 $6.33 $13,160 3.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $8.51 $8.47 $17,620 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $7.25 $8.05 $16,750 8.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $6.49 $6.61 $13,750 3.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 110 $7.77 $7.96 $16,560 6.6 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,760 $9.03 $9.68 $20,140 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $15.65 $15.57 $32,380 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $9.56 $10.11 $21,020 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $7.88 $8.07 $16,790 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $8.68 $9.18 $19,100 3.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $14.26 $14.42 $29,990 4.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $8.40 $9.47 $19,690 5.3 %
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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 2,050 $8.52 $9.07 $18,870 3.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.40 $11.90 $24,750 3.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.08 $9.12 $18,970 12.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.34 $6.33 $13,160 5.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.15 $7.30 $15,180 4.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 90 $8.15 $8.24 $17,140 11.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $7.38 $8.78 $18,260 14.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 480 $7.56 $9.59 $19,940 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 600 $8.72 $8.78 $18,250 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $7.09 $7.54 $15,690 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.82 $10.62 $22,100 3.6 %
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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 8,420 $8.71 $11.99 $24,940 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 740 $14.34 $15.23 $31,690 4.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $24.79 $27.85 $57,940 6.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,170 $7.25 $7.34 $15,270 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $6.59 $7.22 $15,020 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 400 $12.48 $12.82 $26,660 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,600 $8.23 $10.58 $22,000 6.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $12.48 $13.09 $27,230 6.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $16.16 $16.02 $33,320 11.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $17.29 $27.17 $56,510 19.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $19.55 $31.21 $64,920 24.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $24.13 $30.24 $62,900 12.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 710 $17.16 $19.29 $40,120 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 500 $8.97 $9.32 $19,390 5.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $17.06 $20.88 $43,430 19.4 %
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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 13,690 $10.99 $11.90 $24,760 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 410 $18.94 $20.35 $42,330 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $10.54 $10.64 $22,120 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $11.29 $11.92 $24,790 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $11.96 $12.15 $25,280 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,620 $11.99 $12.12 $25,200 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $13.33 $13.41 $27,900 1.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 580 $9.90 $10.01 $20,820 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $15.86 $15.94 $33,150 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,130 $10.57 $11.18 $23,260 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $20.46 $19.63 $40,830 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $6.97 $6.94 $14,440 4.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $9.38 $9.19 $19,110 12.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $7.09 $7.53 $15,670 4.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $11.59 $11.70 $24,340 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $9.25 $8.92 $18,550 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $13.94 $15.03 $31,250 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $9.88 $9.96 $20,720 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $11.82 $11.86 $24,670 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $13.38 $13.38 $27,830 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $13.32 $14.09 $29,310 11.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $9.59 $11.90 $24,760 10.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $21.66 $21.30 $44,310 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 $20.88 $21.08 $43,840 0.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $13.96 $15.13 $31,470 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $15.96 $16.86 $35,070 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $10.67 $10.98 $22,840 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,450 $9.67 $11.05 $22,970 5.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $15.74 $15.13 $31,470 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 $13.55 $13.98 $29,070 4.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.22 $10.56 $21,970 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 190 $9.87 $10.34 $21,500 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,540 $11.30 $11.48 $23,870 2.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $10.64 $12.62 $26,250 11.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $8.64 $9.91 $20,600 6.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.22 $13.03 $27,090 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,810 $10.09 $10.10 $21,000 2.1 %
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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 410 $10.84 $12.54 $26,090 6.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $20.84 $20.59 $42,820 1.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $8.65 $10.41 $21,660 8.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 60 $10.54 $10.69 $22,230 6.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.52 $12.60 $26,200 10.0 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 30 $9.37 $10.08 $20,960 2.5 %
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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 3,470 $14.39 $15.40 $32,030 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $26.29 $26.84 $55,830 4.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.77 $18.35 $38,160 9.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 610 $11.31 $11.98 $24,910 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $12.69 $13.41 $27,900 8.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $11.93 $13.98 $29,090 5.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $13.19 $13.54 $28,160 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $17.31 $18.45 $38,370 6.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $12.74 $12.63 $26,270 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 160 $16.55 $16.51 $34,350 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $13.28 $14.12 $29,370 5.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $11.60 $14.10 $29,330 27.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $11.08 $11.44 $23,800 9.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $15.84 $16.72 $34,790 8.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 480 $15.88 $15.47 $32,180 1.9 %
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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 3,680 $15.54 $16.02 $33,320 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $24.11 $25.87 $53,810 7.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $12.58 $13.57 $28,220 7.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $25.53 $24.46 $50,880 7.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $18.37 $17.87 $37,180 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $15.19 $16.73 $34,790 13.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $14.39 $15.03 $31,270 6.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $15.69 $16.04 $33,370 3.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 190 $14.49 $15.14 $31,500 8.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $16.26 $16.09 $33,460 6.7 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $13.94 $14.36 $29,880 7.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.18 $10.37 $21,570 4.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $17.22 $17.62 $36,650 4.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $18.65 $18.39 $38,240 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,010 $13.47 $14.12 $29,370 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 130 $15.73 $15.68 $32,620 2.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $23.15 $22.43 $46,650 6.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $18.89 $19.09 $39,710 7.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $8.88 $9.48 $19,710 7.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $10.51 $11.89 $24,730 4.8 %
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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 11,650 $12.91 $13.20 $27,460 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 700 $20.87 $21.82 $45,390 2.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $11.78 $11.66 $24,250 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,530 $11.50 $11.87 $24,700 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $10.00 $10.38 $21,590 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $10.31 $10.61 $22,060 2.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 100 $9.05 $8.56 $17,800 14.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.93 $11.28 $23,470 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 220 $14.63 $14.25 $29,640 5.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $13.30 $12.99 $27,020 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $15.36 $14.87 $30,920 3.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $11.79 $12.08 $25,130 2.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.22 $10.58 $22,010 4.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $18.15 $17.63 $36,670 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 $12.98 $13.01 $27,060 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.71 $12.82 $26,670 3.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.23 $17.27 $35,920 3.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $8.74 $8.95 $18,620 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $10.10 $10.31 $21,440 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.42 $8.49 $17,660 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 250 $8.23 $8.47 $17,610 4.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $13.90 $14.02 $29,150 5.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $15.55 $15.59 $32,420 4.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.65 $11.38 $23,660 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.30 $16.75 $34,850 9.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.64 $13.08 $27,210 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 460 $13.58 $14.13 $29,390 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 500 $12.37 $12.11 $25,180 3.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.65 $12.56 $26,130 4.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $8.84 $8.77 $18,250 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 270 $10.69 $11.77 $24,480 6.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 310 $10.92 $11.17 $23,230 4.8 %
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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 7,810 $12.50 $13.51 $28,100 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $21.16 $21.80 $45,340 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $20.74 $22.77 $47,360 9.9 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $10.15 $10.73 $22,310 6.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 340 $9.05 $9.27 $19,290 2.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $13.24 $12.65 $26,320 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $11.81 $14.23 $29,600 13.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,200 $15.35 $16.89 $35,140 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 530 $10.27 $12.15 $25,260 9.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.65 $8.48 $17,630 2.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 30 $14.19 $14.74 $30,650 2.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 120 $9.20 $10.12 $21,040 13.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $21.35 $20.90 $43,470 6.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.85 $15.31 $31,840 5.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 810 $13.31 $13.68 $28,460 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.49 $8.70 $18,100 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,570 $11.44 $12.10 $25,160 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 560 $6.80 $8.08 $16,810 5.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 250 $9.32 $10.29 $21,390 9.7 %

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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