Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Central 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 South Central 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).

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Major Occupational Groups in South Central 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 172,860 $11.23 $13.63 $28,350 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 5,960 $29.03 $33.82 $70,350 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 410 $60.70 $65.32 $135,860 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,850 $30.00 $35.45 $73,750 4.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $14.97 $18.76 $39,010 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $25.73 $30.19 $62,790 14.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 $33.63 $45.19 $93,990 15.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $25.80 $28.28 $58,820 11.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $24.51 $24.93 $51,860 2.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $26.32 $28.36 $58,990 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 430 $27.59 $30.74 $63,930 3.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $30.28 $32.16 $66,900 9.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers (8) $22.41 $27.56 $57,320 20.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 $30.78 $29.87 $62,130 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 $30.00 $31.24 $64,980 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $32.33 $33.83 $70,370 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $23.06 $25.02 $52,040 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $25.75 $27.30 $56,790 4.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $17.21 $22.39 $46,580 12.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 440 (4) (4) $63,200 0.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $24.96 $26.69 $55,510 1.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $47.44 $56.13 $116,740 9.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $16.48 $17.41 $36,200 3.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $27.16 $25.84 $53,750 14.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $29.99 $31.41 $65,340 2.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $25.15 $24.99 $51,990 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $14.89 $15.47 $32,180 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $22.23 $22.90 $47,630 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $22.86 $27.64 $57,490 7.4 %
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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 2,500 $18.83 $19.95 $41,490 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $13.62 $15.76 $32,790 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $17.67 $18.99 $39,500 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $30.09 $30.33 $63,090 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $17.66 $19.10 $39,720 5.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $13.12 $13.98 $29,070 6.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $17.57 $17.94 $37,310 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $17.37 $18.05 $37,550 3.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 140 $18.38 $17.01 $35,370 9.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $31.35 $30.65 $63,760 3.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $20.84 $21.20 $44,100 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $20.24 $21.62 $44,960 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $20.70 $23.10 $48,050 3.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $22.32 $23.54 $48,950 7.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.08 $8.76 $18,220 8.2 %
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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 930 $20.17 $21.72 $45,180 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $29.01 $30.06 $62,520 7.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 430 $16.63 $17.55 $36,510 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $23.19 $23.90 $49,710 4.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (8) $22.51 $22.66 $47,130 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $24.24 $24.75 $51,470 2.9 %
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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 1,560 $24.99 $25.33 $52,690 2.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $19.93 $17.86 $37,140 13.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $29.16 $29.90 $62,200 3.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $34.22 $34.11 $70,940 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $40.04 $35.22 $73,250 16.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 410 $28.01 $27.27 $56,730 2.2 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 40 $37.60 $35.68 $74,210 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 330 $27.12 $27.80 $57,820 1.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $16.10 $16.62 $34,570 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $21.21 $21.37 $44,450 7.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $19.57 $19.96 $41,520 2.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 80 $23.34 $24.34 $50,620 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $13.99 $13.38 $27,820 15.8 %
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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 450 $20.55 $21.79 $45,320 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $24.11 $23.98 $49,870 4.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $15.16 $15.84 $32,940 3.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $19.09 $19.02 $39,570 1.5 %
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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 2,680 $15.36 $16.11 $33,510 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $14.79 $15.39 $32,020 2.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 450 $22.33 $21.45 $44,610 7.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $14.27 $15.49 $32,220 6.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $16.98 $18.17 $37,800 4.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $16.62 $16.79 $34,930 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 250 $17.11 $18.45 $38,370 6.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $14.56 $16.52 $34,370 7.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 490 $9.30 $10.35 $21,530 3.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $6.99 $9.00 $18,720 19.3 %
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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 640 $23.57 $28.23 $58,720 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $36.76 $37.94 $78,910 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $15.02 $16.11 $33,510 8.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $15.36 $14.74 $30,660 7.7 %
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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 11,780 $16.59 $16.33 $33,960 1.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,700 6.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $43,670 1.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $40,170 6.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,890 9.8 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $41,970 1.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $20.99 $21.06 $43,800 3.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $10.72 $12.06 $25,090 9.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $41,750 1.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,760 (4) (4) $39,670 0.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 890 (4) (4) $41,770 1.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,370 (4) (4) $42,430 0.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $46,770 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 450 (4) (4) $39,730 1.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $41,290 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $41,120 0.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $14.45 $15.31 $31,850 3.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $25,020 1.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $23.26 $22.41 $46,600 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $7.08 $8.30 $17,260 18.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $26.01 $24.93 $51,850 4.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,390 (4) (4) $18,800 1.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $15.48 $18.23 $37,910 3.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,060 $10.22 $11.79 $24,520 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $8.41 $8.88 $18,480 5.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (8) $11.51 $11.57 $24,060 12.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 (4) (4) $21,980 6.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 190 $7.58 $8.46 $17,600 7.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $9.19 $9.44 $19,630 8.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 $15.62 $17.04 $35,440 4.0 %
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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 9,710 $18.85 $22.41 $46,610 2.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $20.77 $22.19 $46,150 5.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 450 $46.03 $44.30 $92,150 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 (5) $83.82 $174,340 9.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $92.57 $192,550 14.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $73.79 $153,490 12.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 40 (5) $88.01 $183,050 10.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $93.89 $195,280 9.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $34.28 $34.87 $72,520 4.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,200 $21.63 $22.51 $46,830 1.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $29.66 $30.13 $62,670 3.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $31.57 $33.22 $69,100 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 170 $17.70 $18.28 $38,020 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $22.63 $23.75 $49,390 2.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $18.99 $19.09 $39,700 1.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $15.02 $15.21 $31,640 1.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $21.44 $22.09 $45,940 8.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $20.58 $22.29 $46,360 21.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $25.27 $25.34 $52,700 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 350 $19.86 $19.68 $40,940 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 600 $10.39 $10.71 $22,270 3.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 640 $10.21 $10.38 $21,600 3.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 100 $16.31 $15.89 $33,050 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $15.10 $15.38 $31,980 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $13.81 $16.50 $34,330 26.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,640 $14.03 $14.31 $29,770 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $11.44 $12.25 $25,490 2.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $11.90 $14.39 $29,930 7.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $23.40 $25.15 $52,320 8.2 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 50 (4) (4) $35,960 3.6 %
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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 5,810 $9.39 $10.07 $20,940 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 480 $9.10 $9.22 $19,180 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,430 $8.68 $8.88 $18,480 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 180 $18.80 $19.49 $40,540 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 380 $10.62 $11.05 $22,990 11.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 650 $11.57 $12.04 $25,040 4.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $9.00 $9.41 $19,560 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $11.20 $11.77 $24,490 4.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 100 $7.20 $7.42 $15,430 4.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 290 $12.27 $12.40 $25,790 2.5 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,770 $11.34 $12.85 $26,730 5.6 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 80 $18.99 $19.66 $40,900 6.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $25.43 $24.78 $51,530 3.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $20.55 $21.06 $43,810 3.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $10.65 $14.89 $30,960 9.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 $13.19 $13.04 $27,120 4.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 720 $9.43 $12.27 $25,520 12.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $31.98 $29.68 $61,740 9.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $14.91 $15.78 $32,820 3.8 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $9.48 $9.98 $20,750 6.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 650 $7.06 $7.89 $16,420 5.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $6.73 $7.12 $14,800 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 $12.32 $12.56 $26,120 5.0 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 14,180 $6.78 $7.25 $15,070 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $13.58 $15.81 $32,880 10.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,370 $9.62 $10.17 $21,150 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 330 $6.43 $6.56 $13,640 3.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,510 $8.48 $8.65 $18,000 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $7.57 $7.74 $16,090 5.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.66 $7.42 $15,440 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 750 $7.27 $7.55 $15,700 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $6.89 $7.71 $16,030 9.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,150 $6.42 $6.45 $13,420 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.15 $7.31 $15,200 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 $6.28 $6.26 $13,030 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.62 $8.01 $16,670 5.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $6.35 $6.38 $13,270 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 360 $6.62 $6.74 $14,010 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $6.96 $7.04 $14,650 3.6 %
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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 4,350 $8.28 $8.78 $18,260 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $11.29 $12.22 $25,430 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 150 $11.47 $13.30 $27,660 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,080 $8.19 $8.52 $17,730 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,200 $7.36 $7.56 $15,730 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $10.95 $11.84 $24,630 8.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $8.88 $9.36 $19,470 4.0 %
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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 2,910 $7.87 $8.34 $17,350 1.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $11.55 $11.91 $24,770 5.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.70 $9.01 $18,750 7.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $6.51 $6.58 $13,680 6.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.41 $8.67 $18,030 4.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 210 $6.87 $7.43 $15,450 11.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $6.60 $7.50 $15,600 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 760 $7.10 $7.24 $15,050 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 710 $8.20 $8.08 $16,810 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $7.23 $7.65 $15,900 8.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.17 $10.32 $21,470 6.3 %
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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 16,290 $8.42 $10.96 $22,800 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,910 $13.69 $15.01 $31,220 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 $18.78 $19.39 $40,340 8.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,280 $6.88 $7.27 $15,110 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 670 $6.85 $7.85 $16,340 6.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $10.74 $10.80 $22,470 4.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,350 $8.14 $9.45 $19,650 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $10.21 $12.06 $25,090 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 $25.60 $35.67 $74,190 27.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 $13.53 $17.26 $35,890 10.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $32.29 $33.53 $69,750 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,350 $16.30 $17.98 $37,390 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $11.44 $12.21 $25,390 13.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.31 $8.10 $16,860 6.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.46 $9.68 $20,140 10.4 %
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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 26,180 $10.58 $11.67 $24,270 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,600 $15.51 $16.67 $34,670 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $8.87 $9.14 $19,010 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 540 $9.94 $10.36 $21,540 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 880 $10.70 $11.10 $23,100 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,150 $11.31 $11.95 $24,850 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $12.79 $13.17 $27,390 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.84 $12.26 $25,510 6.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,280 $9.65 $9.92 $20,620 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $10.98 $10.91 $22,690 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,120 $10.25 $11.36 $23,630 4.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $17.20 $17.75 $36,930 5.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $8.43 $8.58 $17,840 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $7.32 $7.61 $15,820 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 200 $9.27 $9.47 $19,690 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $7.89 $8.20 $17,050 9.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $11.63 $11.66 $24,260 8.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $11.14 $11.75 $24,450 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 $10.12 $10.62 $22,090 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $14.77 $15.03 $31,270 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,510 $9.24 $9.50 $19,750 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $11.19 $12.27 $25,520 1.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $18.10 $19.30 $40,140 2.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $9.84 $10.66 $22,180 6.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 510 $8.84 $9.50 $19,760 5.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $15.39 $15.84 $32,960 8.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 220 $11.50 $11.44 $23,800 4.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 $21.48 $21.08 $43,840 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 550 $20.31 $21.02 $43,710 0.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $17.16 $16.15 $33,580 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 360 $14.87 $15.87 $33,000 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $11.85 $11.70 $24,330 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,780 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $11.82 $12.83 $26,680 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,140 $13.51 $14.19 $29,510 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $13.14 $14.42 $29,980 8.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $9.35 $9.44 $19,630 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,180 $9.42 $9.75 $20,290 1.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,170 $8.60 $8.92 $18,560 2.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $12.60 $12.46 $25,910 3.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 390 $6.59 $7.08 $14,730 5.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,860 $9.50 $9.97 $20,730 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $9.98 $9.70 $20,170 2.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $11.24 $11.70 $24,330 4.9 %
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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 $9.43 $10.72 $22,300 5.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $18.19 $18.57 $38,630 7.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $9.67 $9.39 $19,540 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 200 $7.62 $8.02 $16,670 7.7 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $10.42 $10.71 $22,270 12.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $9.21 $9.75 $20,270 5.7 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers (8) $12.18 $12.53 $26,070 8.0 %
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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 6,970 $12.55 $14.09 $29,300 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $19.07 $19.92 $41,430 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $17.82 $16.69 $34,710 9.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,030 $11.33 $12.15 $25,280 7.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $10.97 $11.32 $23,550 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,030 $10.11 $11.25 $23,400 6.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 250 $16.35 $16.89 $35,140 6.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 750 $16.24 $17.12 $35,600 3.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $11.56 $11.95 $24,860 9.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $18.89 $21.64 $45,010 9.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $10.89 $11.53 $23,970 4.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $13.09 $14.83 $30,850 9.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $12.81 $14.13 $29,380 8.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $9.70 $10.75 $22,360 14.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $10.65 $11.48 $23,880 4.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.90 $15.24 $31,700 9.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.27 $9.62 $20,010 11.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $18.30 $20.76 $43,190 2.7 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) $9.85 $9.08 $18,890 6.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $6.36 $6.74 $14,020 12.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $13.13 $12.56 $26,130 5.6 %
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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 7,790 $14.19 $15.03 $31,270 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 $19.44 $20.70 $43,050 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $12.41 $12.24 $25,450 7.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $23.55 $21.22 $44,150 8.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $26.75 $25.25 $52,520 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 240 $12.63 $13.66 $28,410 8.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $11.34 $11.69 $24,310 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 370 $14.61 $14.53 $30,230 5.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $11.88 $11.96 $24,870 3.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $15.49 $15.65 $32,550 4.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $9.09 $9.58 $19,930 4.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $7.08 $8.59 $17,870 15.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.87 $10.17 $21,150 8.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 230 $12.24 $12.83 $26,690 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $11.84 $12.26 $25,500 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,030 $17.83 $17.34 $36,070 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,280 $13.31 $13.56 $28,200 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $14.60 $15.53 $32,300 6.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 370 $19.49 $17.97 $37,380 13.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $19.88 $17.84 $37,120 8.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $14.16 $15.50 $32,230 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 170 $6.85 $7.97 $16,580 7.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 160 $11.02 $13.06 $27,170 6.9 %
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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 30,630 $11.76 $12.35 $25,690 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,810 $18.60 $19.53 $40,620 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 210 $11.66 $12.02 $24,990 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $12.21 $13.41 $27,880 8.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,510 $9.72 $10.27 $21,370 2.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,610 $11.03 $11.12 $23,130 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $7.98 $7.98 $16,610 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $9.38 $9.92 $20,640 5.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 210 $12.07 $12.33 $25,640 4.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 720 $15.32 $14.36 $29,860 5.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,120 $12.36 $12.08 $25,120 4.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $13.91 $14.62 $30,410 8.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $14.53 $13.07 $27,190 8.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $15.61 $15.05 $31,300 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 610 $14.40 $14.93 $31,060 2.4 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 40 $13.67 $13.30 $27,660 5.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,190 $11.74 $12.38 $25,740 5.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 $18.18 $15.47 $32,180 9.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 320 $18.07 $17.68 $36,780 2.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 870 $12.66 $12.76 $26,530 2.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.04 $12.43 $25,860 8.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 90 $12.33 $13.77 $28,650 3.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 160 $14.88 $14.38 $29,910 9.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 330 $17.00 $15.55 $32,350 6.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $7.88 $8.01 $16,650 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $6.95 $7.03 $14,620 5.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,490 $7.52 $8.08 $16,800 4.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 340 $9.42 $10.57 $21,990 8.5 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 50 $8.63 $10.12 $21,050 6.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 630 $10.40 $10.49 $21,820 6.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,030 $10.37 $10.48 $21,810 3.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $13.85 $14.02 $29,150 10.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 340 $13.04 $13.25 $27,570 3.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.42 $10.86 $22,590 4.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.46 $11.77 $24,480 15.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $12.60 $12.44 $25,880 3.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $12.49 $13.90 $28,920 7.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,200 $14.37 $14.12 $29,370 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,610 $12.53 $12.57 $26,150 2.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.75 $14.89 $30,980 12.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $12.27 $11.14 $23,160 6.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 380 $10.45 $11.07 $23,030 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $10.29 $11.68 $24,300 8.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $10.33 $10.09 $20,990 4.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $12.13 $11.59 $24,120 5.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 260 $11.53 $11.27 $23,430 3.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.18 $12.43 $25,850 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,500 $10.84 $10.90 $22,660 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 310 $12.77 $13.37 $27,810 6.6 %
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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 17,000 $10.99 $12.05 $25,050 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $18.37 $18.49 $38,450 2.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $14.99 $17.19 $35,750 9.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,330 $12.80 $12.70 $26,420 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 640 $16.48 $14.21 $29,550 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,480 $14.65 $16.53 $34,380 8.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,120 $9.59 $11.68 $24,300 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $6.80 $7.50 $15,600 11.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 30 $13.75 $15.30 $31,820 8.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $6.43 $6.63 $13,780 11.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $10.78 $11.22 $23,330 9.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $12.45 $13.52 $28,130 7.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,590 $11.71 $11.45 $23,820 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $7.04 $7.52 $15,640 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,740 $8.87 $8.96 $18,640 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,500 $10.02 $10.41 $21,660 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 900 $8.68 $9.10 $18,920 6.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $8.88 $9.36 $19,460 5.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 70 $10.58 $10.31 $21,440 4.5 %

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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