Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo, ND-MN



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 Fargo, ND-MN, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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 Fargo, ND-MN (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 112,080 $13.33 $16.37 $34,040 1.2 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,940 $34.67 $39.92 $83,030 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 $65.59 $68.19 $141,840 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,470 $39.56 $44.95 $93,500 2.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 90 $21.25 $25.14 $52,290 10.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 190 $33.91 $39.15 $81,430 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 290 $36.51 $39.16 $81,460 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $26.61 $30.68 $63,800 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $28.01 $28.70 $59,700 2.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 260 $38.64 $44.02 $91,560 8.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 490 $34.95 $39.69 $82,560 2.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 $30.61 $37.56 $78,110 10.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $33.02 $33.54 $69,760 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $33.45 $36.09 $75,070 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $28.54 $36.27 $75,430 6.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $29.62 $35.92 $74,720 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $79,910 3.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $38.62 $39.93 $83,050 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $41.64 $43.38 $90,240 3.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $21.71 $22.39 $46,560 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $21.37 $22.77 $47,360 7.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $29.13 $30.92 $64,310 3.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $23.75 $24.36 $50,660 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $16.26 $20.82 $43,310 9.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $19.01 $21.27 $44,230 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $42.14 $43.43 $90,320 4.9 %
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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 4,460 $21.66 $24.29 $50,520 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 190 $19.66 $28.15 $58,550 11.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $20.95 $22.32 $46,420 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 410 $19.44 $20.16 $41,930 4.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $24.22 $24.64 $51,250 9.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $20.50 $23.70 $49,290 7.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.57 $18.89 $39,300 3.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $23.14 $24.31 $50,570 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $17.78 $18.40 $38,280 3.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $21.22 $22.16 $46,090 4.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 $27.81 $28.48 $59,230 2.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 890 $22.00 $23.34 $48,540 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,050 $20.97 $22.77 $47,370 4.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $25.05 $25.18 $52,380 4.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $30.91 $34.44 $71,630 8.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 $35.38 $39.53 $82,220 9.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $24.71 $33.71 $70,120 10.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $20.38 $22.49 $46,770 19.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $35.20 $36.17 $75,240 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $23.78 $26.46 $55,030 4.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $23.16 $25.31 $52,650 9.6 %
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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 2,630 $21.57 $23.14 $48,120 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $21.37 $22.50 $46,790 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 440 $24.71 $25.16 $52,330 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 230 $29.49 $32.12 $66,800 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 420 $15.33 $16.15 $33,590 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 570 $21.03 $22.47 $46,750 5.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $22.27 $23.49 $48,850 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $21.96 $22.82 $47,460 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 200 $20.85 $23.90 $49,720 9.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $26.78 $25.79 $53,640 8.9 %
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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 2,210 $20.46 $23.24 $48,330 5.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $20.84 $22.29 $46,350 5.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 490 $13.75 $13.98 $29,080 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $27.13 $29.08 $60,490 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $35.56 $36.76 $76,450 4.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $29.86 $31.16 $64,810 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $28.36 $31.30 $65,110 8.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 80 $18.96 $27.42 $57,030 24.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 $15.20 $15.96 $33,190 3.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $16.89 $18.76 $39,020 8.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $18.54 $18.62 $38,730 5.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $19.34 $20.29 $42,200 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $20.54 $21.98 $45,720 8.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 120 $19.83 $20.65 $42,960 6.5 %
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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 950 $20.09 $21.83 $45,410 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $20.80 $25.51 $53,060 2.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) $22.62 $24.33 $50,610 3.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $27.07 $29.50 $61,350 2.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $25.06 $25.41 $52,850 3.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 270 $15.96 $15.99 $33,250 3.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 140 $11.16 $14.23 $29,590 12.3 %
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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 1,350 $16.34 $17.03 $35,420 2.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $19.18 $18.92 $39,360 2.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $19.26 $20.53 $42,710 3.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $16.34 $18.30 $38,060 2.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $17.01 $17.72 $36,850 2.7 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $14.10 $14.43 $30,020 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $19.28 $19.82 $41,230 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $17.30 $18.02 $37,470 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $15.74 $15.56 $32,370 3.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $11.81 $12.81 $26,640 7.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 120 $16.43 $17.20 $35,770 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $18.10 $19.44 $40,440 2.9 %
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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 390 $27.57 $36.78 $76,500 7.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $38.56 $45.26 $94,140 9.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $19.24 $20.89 $43,450 5.1 %
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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 6,530 $18.06 $19.51 $40,590 3.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $62,200 8.3 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $55,670 4.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,280 4.7 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $63,240 2.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $50,610 4.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,640 6.6 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,850 6.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,990 4.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $45,530 1.8 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $50,520 7.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $48,730 11.5 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $42,680 6.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $47,490 1.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $48,820 4.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $21.29 $22.80 $47,420 7.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $9.84 $10.34 $21,510 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $43,510 5.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 (4) (4) $38,090 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $47,780 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $51,740 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $49,980 1.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $52,100 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $13.06 $16.30 $33,890 12.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $20.64 $21.60 $44,930 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $13.19 $13.45 $27,970 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $21.13 $26.22 $54,540 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,310 (4) (4) $22,910 4.9 %
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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 1,710 $14.83 $16.39 $34,080 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.72 $9.88 $20,560 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $13.66 $13.89 $28,890 2.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 70 $11.27 $12.11 $25,190 7.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $13.14 $12.87 $26,760 5.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $20.03 $22.59 $46,990 9.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 (4) (4) $27,590 9.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $16.42 $17.03 $35,420 3.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 270 $17.58 $18.38 $38,230 1.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $18.54 $19.51 $40,580 7.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $29.42 $29.14 $60,610 13.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $12.43 $15.66 $32,570 6.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $19.30 $18.17 $37,790 5.9 %
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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 6,160 $22.20 $25.04 $52,080 2.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $26.93 $31.13 $64,760 19.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $80.85 $168,160 11.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $40.06 $48.01 $99,870 15.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $41.15 $36.35 $75,610 4.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $74.88 $155,760 6.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 (5) $88.72 $184,530 15.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $55.76 $54.57 $113,500 11.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 $48.39 $57.27 $119,120 9.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $26.37 $26.42 $54,950 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $27.88 $26.92 $55,990 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $14.48 $14.49 $30,140 5.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $25.46 $25.76 $53,580 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $13.83 $14.15 $29,430 4.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.48 $12.23 $25,430 5.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) $11.07 $12.62 $26,240 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 160 $12.63 $13.42 $27,910 3.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (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 3,340 $10.54 $11.05 $22,990 1.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 750 $9.50 $9.47 $19,710 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,240 $10.65 $10.76 $22,390 1.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $12.26 $12.03 $25,020 9.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $15.14 $15.26 $31,740 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $12.31 $12.31 $25,610 5.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $8.83 $8.64 $17,960 7.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $11.16 $12.16 $25,300 14.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 230 $10.84 $11.86 $24,670 4.5 %
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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 1,390 $16.11 $16.32 $33,950 5.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $31.02 $31.87 $66,290 4.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $22.63 $22.92 $47,660 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $26.33 $28.86 $60,030 3.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $22.11 $22.13 $46,030 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $9.25 $10.20 $21,220 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $9.28 $11.55 $24,020 9.7 %
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Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,550 $7.68 $8.42 $17,520 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $13.98 $15.54 $32,310 5.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 900 $12.46 $12.61 $26,220 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $7.98 $8.01 $16,660 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $10.39 $10.54 $21,930 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 770 $9.17 $9.37 $19,480 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 350 $8.04 $8.21 $17,080 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 $8.86 $9.53 $19,820 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 770 $6.90 $7.52 $15,650 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,550 $7.48 $7.79 $16,200 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.00 $7.86 $16,350 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,500 $6.70 $7.59 $15,790 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 200 $8.77 $9.00 $18,730 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 360 $6.94 $7.42 $15,440 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $7.13 $7.34 $15,260 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $7.49 $7.65 $15,900 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 3,750 $9.63 $10.32 $21,460 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $13.32 $14.92 $31,040 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $15.10 $17.20 $35,770 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,120 $9.69 $10.04 $20,880 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $7.86 $8.05 $16,740 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $10.67 $11.61 $24,160 3.1 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,680 $8.48 $9.70 $20,180 3.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 30 $15.88 $15.74 $32,750 5.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $14.82 $16.27 $33,840 4.2 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 200 $9.28 $10.42 $21,660 11.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 70 $8.64 $11.91 $24,780 10.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 270 $6.96 $7.38 $15,360 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 350 $8.03 $8.51 $17,690 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 560 $10.89 $11.61 $24,140 17.3 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $12.56 $11.87 $24,680 11.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 680 $7.60 $7.79 $16,190 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 590 $8.59 $8.73 $18,160 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $8.46 $9.71 $20,190 6.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $8.90 $11.04 $22,960 10.2 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,800 $10.73 $14.84 $30,860 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 960 $16.01 $17.77 $36,950 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $26.96 $28.11 $58,470 3.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,940 $7.86 $8.00 $16,650 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 740 $8.68 $8.78 $18,260 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 390 $14.43 $15.48 $32,200 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,820 $9.18 $11.06 $23,000 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $18.99 $19.98 $41,560 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 400 $23.77 $30.32 $63,070 8.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 190 $19.81 $30.27 $62,960 15.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) $14.11 $15.11 $31,430 2.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $19.87 $21.36 $44,420 9.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 290 $23.65 $27.00 $56,160 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,750 $21.97 $26.17 $54,430 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $8.19 $8.55 $17,790 3.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $21.35 $22.70 $47,220 11.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $15.33 $19.25 $40,040 12.7 %
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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 19,340 $12.15 $13.10 $27,240 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 950 $18.52 $19.37 $40,280 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 210 $9.33 $9.76 $20,300 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $10.74 $11.52 $23,960 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 $12.44 $12.54 $26,090 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,750 $13.29 $13.86 $28,830 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $14.68 $15.33 $31,880 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $15.27 $14.89 $30,970 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 670 $10.00 $10.20 $21,220 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $13.34 $13.95 $29,010 6.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $15.84 $14.45 $30,060 8.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $13.35 $16.02 $33,330 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,750 $11.90 $12.67 $26,360 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $17.71 $17.64 $36,680 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $10.13 $10.41 $21,640 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $8.20 $8.25 $17,170 1.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $13.70 $14.10 $29,320 2.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $15.73 $15.09 $31,390 5.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 $13.27 $13.40 $27,870 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.82 $14.33 $29,800 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 980 $10.60 $10.70 $22,260 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 310 $15.56 $16.17 $33,630 9.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 80 $17.63 $19.25 $40,040 6.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $9.65 $9.91 $20,610 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $17.09 $16.53 $34,390 2.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $21.34 $20.88 $43,430 3.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 $21.37 $21.13 $43,950 2.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 230 $20.89 $19.49 $40,530 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $17.55 $18.46 $38,400 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 700 $11.47 $11.67 $24,260 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,450 $9.53 $9.96 $20,730 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $13.48 $14.55 $30,250 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,190 $15.70 $16.94 $35,240 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $12.86 $13.40 $27,880 5.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $12.03 $12.36 $25,720 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 950 $13.40 $13.79 $28,680 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $15.23 $15.78 $32,820 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $10.84 $11.28 $23,460 2.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $12.15 $13.70 $28,490 10.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 260 $12.38 $12.29 $25,560 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 150 $10.19 $10.61 $22,060 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,740 $11.17 $11.44 $23,800 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $12.79 $13.09 $27,230 4.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.47 $14.76 $30,700 5.4 %
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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 200 $11.91 $12.42 $25,840 2.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 100 $12.86 $13.04 $27,120 3.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $11.19 $11.39 $23,700 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 6,180 $15.40 $16.21 $33,720 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $21.02 $22.36 $46,520 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $25.14 $25.16 $52,330 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,010 $14.28 $14.56 $30,280 2.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (8) $15.43 $15.29 $31,810 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 330 $15.23 $15.68 $32,610 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $12.33 $12.98 $27,010 3.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $16.89 $16.08 $33,460 5.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 330 $18.00 $17.82 $37,070 3.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.45 $14.94 $31,080 9.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 750 $19.58 $18.90 $39,310 2.5 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $16.28 $18.71 $38,920 11.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $13.01 $13.08 $27,210 4.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $13.19 $14.51 $30,180 10.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $20.08 $19.60 $40,760 2.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $15.33 $15.68 $32,620 3.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 320 $15.06 $15.58 $32,410 2.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $17.39 $17.47 $36,340 3.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $12.99 $12.79 $26,610 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 310 $9.76 $9.43 $19,610 4.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $10.76 $11.68 $24,290 7.9 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 30 $10.66 $10.89 $22,660 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $22.73 $22.93 $47,690 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $19.20 $18.67 $38,820 2.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.11 $13.27 $27,610 4.1 %
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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 4,590 $16.73 $17.34 $36,070 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $23.78 $24.50 $50,950 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 160 $16.70 $16.79 $34,920 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $20.76 $21.22 $44,130 4.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $13.11 $13.75 $28,610 8.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 120 $21.11 $20.47 $42,590 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $21.79 $20.96 $43,600 6.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $16.73 $17.29 $35,960 3.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 570 $16.98 $17.05 $35,470 1.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $12.58 $13.84 $28,790 9.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $19.55 $19.29 $40,130 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.16 $12.54 $26,070 10.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $13.84 $14.90 $30,990 6.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $13.75 $16.49 $34,300 11.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $18.16 $18.29 $38,040 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $14.08 $14.59 $30,340 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $12.94 $14.70 $30,570 6.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $25.95 $26.22 $54,540 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 170 $15.41 $15.76 $32,770 5.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $13.39 $13.73 $28,550 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $9.92 $10.30 $21,430 6.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $20.17 $19.81 $41,210 5.4 %
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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 6,980 $12.57 $13.40 $27,870 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 480 $19.09 $20.01 $41,630 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $16.40 $15.50 $32,250 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $13.42 $13.72 $28,530 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,520 $11.80 $12.28 $25,550 3.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $10.96 $11.20 $23,300 1.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.90 $12.15 $25,280 3.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $8.68 $9.44 $19,630 5.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.19 $15.31 $31,850 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $10.84 $11.79 $24,530 6.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.88 $16.14 $33,560 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $19.53 $19.09 $39,710 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.64 $11.61 $24,160 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 $15.47 $15.36 $31,950 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.92 $16.73 $34,800 4.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.88 $11.86 $24,670 4.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $12.06 $12.54 $26,090 5.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $12.55 $12.53 $26,060 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $10.14 $10.07 $20,940 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $8.55 $8.63 $17,950 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $9.64 $9.65 $20,080 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 260 $12.68 $13.36 $27,790 3.9 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 50 $11.58 $15.59 $32,440 29.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $10.61 $10.88 $22,630 2.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $11.09 $12.47 $25,940 5.8 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $7.87 $8.57 $17,820 17.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $18.62 $18.35 $38,160 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $19.21 $19.32 $40,180 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.57 $12.44 $25,880 6.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.16 $13.16 $27,370 5.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.50 $13.33 $27,730 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $12.65 $14.87 $30,940 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $13.00 $14.45 $30,060 7.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $10.87 $11.43 $23,780 6.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $10.87 $11.09 $23,070 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $15.25 $15.08 $31,360 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $15.09 $14.43 $30,010 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $9.27 $10.25 $21,320 6.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $9.27 $10.20 $21,210 7.2 %
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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 7,930 $12.17 $13.42 $27,920 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $15.00 $16.92 $35,200 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $21.53 $22.70 $47,210 2.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 80 (4) (4) $39,400 15.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $12.39 $12.55 $26,100 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $11.71 $13.44 $27,950 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,740 $16.21 $16.76 $34,860 2.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,090 $11.26 $13.23 $27,520 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $7.43 $7.73 $16,070 5.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 30 $10.26 $11.12 $23,120 5.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $6.66 $6.97 $14,500 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $9.34 $10.26 $21,340 8.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $15.60 $15.59 $32,430 6.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $15.10 $15.46 $32,170 2.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $12.15 $13.29 $27,650 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $8.09 $8.33 $17,330 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,880 $10.57 $11.15 $23,200 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 510 $8.02 $8.10 $16,850 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $15.20 $14.57 $30,310 2.9 %

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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