Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

West Kentucky 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 West Kentucky 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 West Kentucky 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 149,000 $11.82 $14.76 $30,690 1.5 %
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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 5,760 $30.48 $34.52 $71,790 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 380 $49.45 $56.11 $116,710 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,970 $31.15 $36.97 $76,890 2.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $24.10 $32.91 $68,450 17.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 $29.90 $38.22 $79,500 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $22.71 $27.38 $56,940 7.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $29.20 $30.17 $62,760 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $31.86 $34.75 $72,270 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $27.74 $29.13 $60,600 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $30.44 $31.41 $65,340 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 280 $34.21 $35.87 $74,600 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $31.89 $38.20 $79,450 7.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 $22.47 $27.41 $57,020 9.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $33.30 $36.98 $76,910 8.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $27.79 $28.08 $58,410 8.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $66,310 1.7 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $26.58 $27.43 $57,060 8.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $42.94 $42.91 $89,260 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 400 $17.22 $17.75 $36,930 2.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $27.19 $29.75 $61,880 5.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $30.16 $32.75 $68,130 3.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $25.40 $24.98 $51,970 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $34.18 $31.41 $65,330 9.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $19.14 $20.68 $43,020 3.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $20.43 $24.20 $50,330 4.7 %
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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 2,630 $18.85 $20.02 $41,630 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $15.99 $18.55 $38,580 6.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $18.30 $20.12 $41,840 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $27.01 $26.52 $55,160 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $20.02 $20.40 $42,440 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $21.04 $21.13 $43,960 6.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 310 $11.21 $12.14 $25,250 5.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $17.94 $18.55 $38,580 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $17.45 $18.88 $39,260 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $19.73 $20.92 $43,510 2.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $24.08 $23.90 $49,700 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 $20.09 $20.59 $42,830 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $17.45 $22.89 $47,620 16.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $20.14 $22.28 $46,330 3.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $20.27 $21.76 $45,260 8.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $15.25 $15.17 $31,560 4.4 %
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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 880 $19.53 $20.93 $43,540 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $17.64 $18.42 $38,320 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 120 $32.08 $31.14 $64,770 5.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $13.75 $16.73 $34,800 16.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $23.69 $23.66 $49,220 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $18.95 $22.06 $45,890 5.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $22.08 $22.51 $46,810 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $17.42 $18.95 $39,420 5.9 %
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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 1,470 $26.27 $27.28 $56,740 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $18.89 $21.20 $44,100 8.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 180 $39.78 $38.69 $80,470 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $27.24 $27.39 $56,960 2.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $24.56 $27.21 $56,600 9.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $29.41 $29.65 $61,680 4.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $29.13 $29.41 $61,170 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 200 $30.18 $29.45 $61,250 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $28.91 $30.78 $64,020 2.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $34.05 $36.31 $75,530 2.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $18.54 $18.53 $38,530 6.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $16.47 $14.64 $30,460 4.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $25.98 $24.35 $50,650 4.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.20 $19.89 $41,360 4.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $22.56 $21.37 $44,450 1.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $10.97 $12.23 $25,430 3.5 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 790 $20.28 $21.76 $45,250 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $28.41 $28.12 $58,490 5.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $21.70 $23.17 $48,190 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $21.00 $21.81 $45,360 5.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 30 $16.13 $16.26 $33,820 3.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $19.59 $19.24 $40,020 3.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $15.51 $16.23 $33,750 10.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 $13.91 $16.09 $33,470 8.0 %
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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 1,510 $16.31 $16.79 $34,920 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $12.38 $13.92 $28,950 19.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $23.69 $21.83 $45,410 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $16.68 $17.16 $35,700 4.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $17.10 $18.76 $39,030 6.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $16.47 $16.55 $34,430 2.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $15.10 $15.60 $32,450 3.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $17.10 $18.81 $39,120 4.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $12.48 $12.77 $26,560 3.7 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 510 $20.10 $28.32 $58,900 7.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $32.17 $38.79 $80,690 15.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 200 $14.01 $14.54 $30,250 12.4 %
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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 9,550 $17.39 $17.78 $36,980 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 430 $17.94 $18.89 $39,290 7.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $13.43 $13.71 $28,520 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $41,290 1.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,660 (4) (4) $42,650 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $42,440 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $44,100 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $46,060 2.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $41,310 1.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $41,350 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $43,000 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 160 $16.17 $17.44 $36,270 3.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,140 (4) (4) $23,430 1.5 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) $22.12 $21.50 $44,730 1.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $12.57 $12.20 $25,380 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $23.17 $25.02 $52,040 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,690 (4) (4) $20,260 1.1 %
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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 940 $12.01 $13.74 $28,580 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $10.86 $10.79 $22,440 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $11.64 $12.54 $26,080 3.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.28 $9.90 $20,600 6.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $10.79 $10.81 $22,490 4.1 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.32 $12.48 $25,950 5.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $14.14 $16.74 $34,820 6.3 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $15.36 $17.81 $37,050 5.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $6.97 $11.71 $24,360 10.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.41 $10.39 $21,610 13.1 %
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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 8,770 $20.69 $26.37 $54,860 6.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 120 $21.75 $21.77 $45,270 3.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 300 $49.00 $49.16 $102,260 3.3 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 17.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $58.53 $58.88 $122,470 10.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $87.61 $182,240 12.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $92.31 $192,000 8.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,940 $22.84 $22.88 $47,580 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $30.76 $31.45 $65,410 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $32.93 $36.29 $75,490 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $18.74 $18.53 $38,540 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $24.39 $25.69 $53,430 3.0 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other (8) $26.67 $27.16 $56,500 5.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $30.67 $34.21 $71,150 11.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $21.56 $21.38 $44,470 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $14.95 $15.84 $32,950 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $22.31 $22.77 $47,360 5.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 70 $13.20 $14.74 $30,660 3.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $21.93 $22.97 $47,780 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 330 $19.52 $19.67 $40,910 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 430 $11.06 $11.47 $23,850 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 480 $10.47 $10.50 $21,840 1.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (8) $16.27 $16.55 $34,420 4.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 170 $16.22 $17.11 $35,580 8.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $10.21 $11.03 $22,950 13.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,130 $14.78 $14.89 $30,970 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $12.81 $14.58 $30,320 8.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 $27.21 $28.30 $58,870 4.3 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 $16.73 $17.03 $35,420 6.8 %
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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 4,670 $9.46 $10.27 $21,360 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 $8.91 $9.36 $19,480 4.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,610 $8.71 $8.94 $18,590 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 140 $20.19 $20.60 $42,840 2.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.28 $9.48 $19,720 3.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 360 $14.00 $13.68 $28,460 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 520 $10.43 $10.93 $22,740 4.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $9.26 $9.84 $20,470 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $12.19 $12.36 $25,710 3.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 160 $10.88 $11.75 $24,440 3.1 %
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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 2,420 $12.18 $13.66 $28,420 2.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $22.51 $24.14 $50,200 4.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $11.51 $13.07 $27,190 9.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $29.42 $27.32 $56,830 7.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 $15.14 $15.64 $32,530 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 340 $10.63 $10.77 $22,400 2.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $6.31 $6.25 $12,990 7.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 $12.33 $13.52 $28,120 3.4 %
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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 13,380 $6.82 $7.49 $15,580 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $13.34 $14.52 $30,210 12.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,280 $10.82 $11.22 $23,340 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $6.31 $6.25 $12,990 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,250 $9.17 $9.28 $19,300 1.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 940 $7.79 $8.05 $16,750 5.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.00 $7.62 $15,840 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 600 $7.97 $7.99 $16,620 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.04 $7.60 $15,810 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,820 $6.40 $6.47 $13,450 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 110 $6.69 $7.13 $14,820 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,450 $6.38 $6.61 $13,750 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.15 $8.28 $17,230 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $6.53 $6.55 $13,630 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $7.08 $7.31 $15,190 4.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.86 $7.00 $14,570 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 4,610 $8.46 $9.01 $18,750 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.90 $12.59 $26,190 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $11.07 $13.38 $27,840 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,960 $8.63 $9.03 $18,770 1.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,300 $7.74 $7.60 $15,810 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 120 $11.66 $10.76 $22,390 21.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 700 $8.29 $8.66 $18,000 3.4 %
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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 2,780 $8.03 $8.59 $17,860 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 230 $10.43 $10.99 $22,860 5.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $6.65 $7.22 $15,010 6.6 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.25 $6.07 $12,630 6.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $6.61 $6.71 $13,950 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $7.86 $8.06 $16,760 3.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 $14.30 $11.53 $23,990 26.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 990 $7.30 $7.47 $15,550 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $7.95 $7.87 $16,370 5.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $7.25 $9.44 $19,640 12.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $9.67 $9.86 $20,500 4.6 %
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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 16,220 $8.49 $11.46 $23,830 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,010 $12.65 $14.10 $29,320 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 $16.50 $23.17 $48,190 13.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,290 $7.05 $7.36 $15,300 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 $6.95 $7.80 $16,230 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $11.34 $11.34 $23,600 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,780 $7.85 $9.54 $19,850 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $14.93 $16.67 $34,670 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $15.32 $21.95 $45,660 21.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $46.90 $59.93 $124,660 24.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $16.03 $17.64 $36,700 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,300 $17.17 $18.90 $39,310 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $9.87 $10.15 $21,120 6.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $13.04 $13.91 $28,920 11.1 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,820 $10.91 $11.97 $24,910 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,250 $15.56 $17.86 $37,140 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.13 $9.42 $19,600 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $11.09 $11.54 $24,000 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 970 $11.96 $12.32 $25,620 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,820 $11.22 $11.80 $24,540 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $11.99 $12.45 $25,900 1.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.29 $13.97 $29,060 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 870 $9.29 $9.95 $20,700 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 410 $13.84 $14.19 $29,520 7.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $13.76 $14.65 $30,470 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,620 $10.33 $11.25 $23,410 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $19.27 $17.67 $36,750 9.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $8.15 $8.58 $17,840 6.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.98 $7.97 $16,580 4.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $10.52 $10.62 $22,080 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $7.94 $8.22 $17,090 5.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $12.52 $12.59 $26,180 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $10.13 $10.63 $22,110 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $14.31 $14.44 $30,040 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,100 $9.63 $9.70 $20,180 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $11.56 $12.25 $25,490 1.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $9.14 $9.33 $19,400 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $10.56 $10.66 $22,180 5.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $12.81 $13.88 $28,860 9.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 130 $12.63 $13.08 $27,200 4.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $21.07 $20.58 $42,810 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 590 $20.30 $20.71 $43,080 0.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $14.44 $15.15 $31,520 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $15.81 $16.38 $34,060 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $11.20 $12.09 $25,150 3.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,790 $8.99 $9.76 $20,300 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $12.40 $11.88 $24,720 6.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,290 $13.91 $14.33 $29,810 1.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 440 $10.98 $11.34 $23,580 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,320 $9.85 $10.27 $21,360 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $10.46 $10.56 $21,970 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.05 $11.18 $23,240 7.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,070 $9.45 $9.83 $20,440 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $12.95 $15.14 $31,500 8.9 %
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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 720 $10.64 $11.80 $24,550 5.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $17.13 $18.09 $37,640 6.7 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 80 $17.65 $17.71 $36,840 1.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 250 $7.21 $8.51 $17,690 5.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 150 $10.89 $12.93 $26,890 7.5 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $15.74 $14.81 $30,810 9.2 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8,840 $15.84 $16.51 $34,340 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 770 $22.33 $23.75 $49,390 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 150 $18.52 $17.57 $36,540 13.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 850 $15.69 $17.21 $35,800 9.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $16.25 $16.86 $35,070 9.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $15.04 $15.32 $31,880 11.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,190 $12.68 $13.19 $27,440 7.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $15.65 $15.46 $32,160 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 750 $16.57 $17.10 $35,570 3.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 250 $11.99 $12.53 $26,060 14.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $19.83 $20.47 $42,590 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250 $12.72 $12.41 $25,810 7.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $23.30 $20.81 $43,290 6.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 750 $18.12 $19.53 $40,610 8.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $14.24 $14.44 $30,030 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $13.87 $17.53 $36,450 15.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $25.54 $23.96 $49,830 17.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $8.11 $8.15 $16,940 8.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $8.28 $8.80 $18,300 9.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $9.97 $10.12 $21,050 8.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $16.25 $16.89 $35,140 2.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 60 $12.32 $11.69 $24,320 7.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (8) $14.99 $15.32 $31,860 2.9 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 80 $18.28 $18.47 $38,420 3.1 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 200 $18.19 $18.43 $38,340 2.8 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 240 $18.25 $17.90 $37,220 2.9 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 240 $17.20 $16.96 $35,270 2.6 %
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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 7,060 $15.33 $16.42 $34,160 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 710 $23.65 $25.45 $52,930 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $13.42 $14.28 $29,710 6.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $21.18 $21.14 $43,980 6.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 120 $23.49 $21.33 $44,360 4.4 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (8) $34.76 $33.50 $69,690 7.6 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $15.56 $17.67 $36,750 11.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 $12.82 $13.13 $27,320 5.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $13.91 $16.10 $33,480 7.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 800 $12.38 $12.88 $26,780 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $13.39 $13.82 $28,740 5.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $9.74 $10.43 $21,700 6.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $17.72 $17.04 $35,440 4.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $8.41 $10.20 $21,230 21.1 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $15.69 $14.34 $29,820 8.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $12.77 $11.97 $24,910 7.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $15.14 $15.91 $33,100 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $15.24 $15.10 $31,400 3.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $15.93 $15.69 $32,650 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 760 $17.53 $18.14 $37,730 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,690 $13.96 $14.26 $29,670 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $15.91 $16.43 $34,170 5.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $22.54 $20.83 $43,320 5.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 240 $24.33 $24.23 $50,390 4.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $11.10 $13.21 $27,470 12.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $10.33 $10.39 $21,610 3.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $15.61 $14.68 $30,540 13.5 %
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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 20,920 $11.73 $13.50 $28,070 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,530 $21.64 $23.60 $49,080 4.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $10.98 $11.51 $23,930 3.7 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $13.35 $13.19 $27,430 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,760 $10.26 $10.46 $21,750 3.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 510 $8.88 $9.18 $19,080 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $8.95 $9.47 $19,710 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $10.56 $11.79 $24,520 8.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,200 $10.15 $10.19 $21,190 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $12.22 $11.98 $24,910 4.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 270 $14.12 $14.34 $29,820 4.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.17 $11.70 $24,340 6.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $9.84 $9.77 $20,320 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 580 $15.05 $15.79 $32,850 3.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 950 $12.07 $12.03 $25,020 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 830 $14.83 $15.01 $31,210 4.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $12.09 $11.60 $24,120 2.8 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $11.12 $10.71 $22,270 15.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $11.00 $11.37 $23,660 12.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $11.24 $11.69 $24,310 5.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $10.33 $11.04 $22,950 5.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 $7.47 $7.51 $15,630 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.90 $7.80 $16,230 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 790 $9.98 $9.31 $19,370 6.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $13.96 $14.12 $29,360 4.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 200 $11.56 $11.71 $24,350 7.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 310 $12.65 $13.05 $27,140 5.2 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $8.42 $9.32 $19,380 9.3 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 40 $29.98 $29.91 $62,220 3.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $16.61 $18.97 $39,460 7.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $14.89 $14.18 $29,480 4.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 570 $23.30 $22.10 $45,960 6.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 450 $23.73 $23.52 $48,930 3.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.02 $13.97 $29,060 6.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $11.35 $13.29 $27,640 12.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 $12.15 $12.25 $25,470 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 720 $13.35 $14.91 $31,010 3.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 690 $10.77 $11.53 $23,990 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $8.34 $9.01 $18,740 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $14.33 $15.90 $33,080 8.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $10.14 $10.40 $21,620 6.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $14.78 $14.78 $30,740 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 950 $11.76 $11.49 $23,910 4.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 370 $14.54 $14.09 $29,300 6.5 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,760 $12.05 $13.23 $27,520 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $19.28 $21.87 $45,480 9.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $17.75 $20.46 $42,560 3.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $8.66 $8.59 $17,870 6.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 930 $11.69 $11.82 $24,590 1.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $6.96 $9.91 $20,600 7.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,200 $16.13 $16.10 $33,490 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,760 $9.11 $10.19 $21,190 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $6.61 $6.88 $14,300 5.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $8.45 $8.83 $18,360 4.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 640 $13.53 $14.41 $29,980 4.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 320 $30.37 $28.39 $59,060 5.0 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 170 $28.79 $25.80 $53,670 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $6.98 $8.07 $16,780 19.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $14.35 $14.24 $29,620 3.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $18.24 $17.36 $36,110 5.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 140 $15.66 $15.27 $31,760 3.1 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 50 $18.65 $18.69 $38,870 2.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 800 $12.18 $12.79 $26,610 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $8.70 $8.99 $18,710 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,370 $8.93 $10.48 $21,800 6.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 $8.95 $9.21 $19,160 4.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 280 $8.67 $9.22 $19,170 3.1 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 160 $18.03 $18.12 $37,690 2.5 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 30 $17.44 $19.41 $40,380 3.4 %

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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