Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 124,690 $13.00 $15.50 $32,250 1.4 %
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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,370 $30.59 $33.91 $70,530 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $12.05 $36.75 $76,440 9.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,330 $30.45 $35.99 $74,850 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 200 (4) (4) $20,450 18.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $43.88 $53.13 $110,520 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $28.96 $29.77 $61,920 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $42.75 $43.52 $90,530 2.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $39.58 $40.78 $84,830 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $34.37 $38.48 $80,040 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 $32.91 $36.76 $76,470 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $39.43 $42.84 $89,110 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $30.56 $36.62 $76,160 8.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $26.77 $30.47 $63,390 8.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $20.62 $20.63 $42,920 2.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $74,870 5.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $38.43 $38.57 $80,230 8.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $41.05 $41.68 $86,700 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $16.06 $16.46 $34,240 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $30.61 $31.61 $65,750 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $25.69 $25.52 $53,080 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $17.17 $19.00 $39,510 13.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $26.02 $26.21 $54,510 4.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $32.21 $34.93 $72,650 3.6 %
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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 4,760 $20.96 $22.42 $46,630 1.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 110 $23.71 $24.14 $50,200 4.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $17.57 $18.82 $39,150 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $21.62 $22.90 $47,620 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $20.80 $21.59 $44,900 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $23.84 $23.06 $47,960 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $20.28 $22.36 $46,500 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $15.33 $16.08 $33,450 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $19.89 $20.38 $42,380 2.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 $18.87 $20.19 $41,990 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $33.35 $39.15 $81,420 11.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,860 $19.38 $21.23 $44,150 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 670 $21.77 $22.98 $47,800 1.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $21.77 $20.68 $43,020 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $28.35 $25.00 $51,990 4.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $26.81 $27.22 $56,620 3.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $26.14 $27.10 $56,360 4.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 170 $11.65 $13.46 $27,990 8.9 %
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Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,190 $24.08 $26.60 $55,320 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $23.28 $25.79 $53,650 3.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 190 $32.75 $33.43 $69,520 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.78 $17.45 $36,300 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $31.37 $30.83 $64,120 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $31.18 $32.63 $67,860 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $21.98 $24.19 $50,320 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $24.80 $27.09 $56,340 6.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $23.85 $28.65 $59,600 6.5 %
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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 2,200 $22.83 $25.14 $52,280 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $33.63 $32.55 $67,700 4.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $33.35 $33.09 $68,830 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $35.81 $36.52 $75,970 14.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 210 $27.99 $29.25 $60,840 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 290 $30.39 $31.12 $64,720 5.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $18.35 $18.83 $39,170 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 $19.47 $20.23 $42,080 6.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $21.62 $21.57 $44,870 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $16.89 $17.89 $37,200 3.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $19.63 $18.63 $38,740 5.2 %
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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 880 $21.91 $22.96 $47,750 2.7 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 70 $27.44 $27.78 $57,770 2.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $23.63 $24.61 $51,180 4.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $25.81 $27.90 $58,030 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 $26.84 $29.10 $60,540 5.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $23.36 $23.88 $49,660 6.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $20.97 $21.82 $45,390 4.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $15.25 $15.60 $32,450 2.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $14.18 $15.10 $31,400 11.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $8.89 $11.61 $24,150 9.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $9.32 $12.13 $25,240 19.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.44 $14.63 $30,430 1.7 %
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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 2,420 $15.06 $15.78 $32,830 2.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $16.40 $16.03 $33,340 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $21.46 $21.39 $44,490 4.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $15.60 $15.99 $33,260 2.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 160 $16.32 $17.03 $35,430 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $18.07 $19.01 $39,550 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $20.52 $20.43 $42,480 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $20.10 $20.13 $41,870 2.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $25.13 $24.76 $51,500 3.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $13.87 $15.76 $32,790 11.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $21.44 $22.69 $47,200 4.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,070 $12.07 $12.61 $26,230 2.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $14.42 $16.66 $34,660 4.4 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 360 $26.59 $29.12 $60,560 15.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $32.67 $39.06 $81,240 22.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.33 $18.52 $38,520 2.9 %
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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 8,370 $18.26 $18.78 $39,060 2.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $61,240 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 270 $13.72 $14.82 $30,820 5.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $40,870 4.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,680 (4) (4) $42,630 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $40,950 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,660 (4) (4) $47,190 4.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $44,580 5.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $41,740 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $41,160 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $42,490 3.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $20.52 $22.53 $46,860 7.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $12.18 $14.01 $29,140 6.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $51,620 9.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $21.39 $22.01 $45,790 9.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 280 $15.63 $15.25 $31,730 5.3 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 40 $23.31 $22.83 $47,490 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $24.75 $24.34 $50,620 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,950 (4) (4) $24,260 6.7 %
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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 810 $12.70 $15.11 $31,430 6.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $7.65 $8.55 $17,780 12.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $13.55 $14.91 $31,010 6.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $36,370 9.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $11.14 $11.15 $23,180 3.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $11.68 $12.11 $25,180 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $19.19 $19.93 $41,460 6.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $18.76 $19.87 $41,320 10.1 %
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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 6,590 $20.95 $26.79 $55,720 6.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.62 $24.87 $51,730 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) $46.56 $45.16 $93,930 6.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 (5) $71.82 $149,380 5.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 13.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $29.65 $32.33 $67,250 3.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,950 $26.38 $27.26 $56,690 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $26.42 $26.26 $54,620 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $28.11 $29.93 $62,260 3.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $16.88 $16.75 $34,840 4.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $21.97 $22.56 $46,920 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $30.64 $30.94 $64,360 8.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $22.55 $23.27 $48,400 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $16.86 $17.29 $35,960 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $32.38 $31.80 $66,140 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $22.45 $23.22 $48,300 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 570 $9.37 $11.35 $23,610 11.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $12.44 $12.47 $25,940 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $17.43 $18.12 $37,680 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.60 $13.16 $27,380 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,430 $16.24 $16.34 $33,990 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $13.83 $14.57 $30,310 2.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $13.06 $13.31 $27,690 12.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $25.38 $24.73 $51,440 2.4 %
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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 5,200 $10.76 $11.30 $23,500 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,720 $9.68 $9.94 $20,670 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,400 $10.57 $10.76 $22,390 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $18.48 $18.43 $38,340 2.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $13.56 $13.64 $28,370 4.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $15.03 $16.11 $33,510 10.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $14.50 $14.26 $29,660 4.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $13.74 $13.98 $29,080 1.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $13.78 $13.93 $28,970 2.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,980 $13.50 $14.83 $30,850 3.9 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $20.56 $20.48 $42,590 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $26.39 $25.87 $53,810 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 290 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 400 $13.35 $13.70 $28,490 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $18.63 $18.59 $38,660 3.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 200 $9.85 $10.53 $21,900 5.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $8.34 $8.45 $17,570 2.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $8.02 $8.20 $17,060 4.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 270 $14.70 $15.77 $32,800 3.9 %
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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 10,490 $7.90 $8.72 $18,130 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $18.78 $19.03 $39,590 11.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 720 $11.77 $12.15 $25,260 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 190 $7.80 $8.62 $17,920 6.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $10.53 $10.78 $22,420 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $9.10 $9.36 $19,460 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 $8.19 $8.31 $17,280 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 520 $9.07 $9.31 $19,370 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 910 $8.15 $8.54 $17,760 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,300 $7.25 $7.60 $15,810 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.63 $8.09 $16,830 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,160 $7.10 $8.71 $18,120 6.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 290 $9.92 $9.87 $20,540 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.48 $7.80 $16,220 5.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 500 $6.99 $7.50 $15,600 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.61 $8.20 $17,060 7.0 %
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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 3,830 $9.51 $10.25 $21,310 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $15.36 $15.21 $31,630 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $14.94 $16.25 $33,800 9.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,950 $9.10 $9.62 $20,010 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $9.66 $9.72 $20,220 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $9.46 $10.33 $21,480 5.4 %
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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 4,920 $10.22 $10.51 $21,860 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 330 $12.34 $13.18 $27,420 4.5 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $9.55 $8.93 $18,570 6.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $7.53 $8.19 $17,030 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.81 $11.65 $24,240 8.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 360 $8.68 $8.71 $18,110 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,910 $10.53 $10.76 $22,380 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $7.84 $7.99 $16,630 2.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 300 $10.27 $10.52 $21,880 1.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.05 $10.08 $20,970 7.8 %
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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 10,810 $9.06 $12.15 $25,270 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,110 $12.54 $14.18 $29,480 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $26.97 $29.37 $61,090 3.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,410 $7.65 $7.84 $16,310 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 480 $8.07 $8.32 $17,310 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 550 $13.92 $13.70 $28,490 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,100 $8.16 $9.52 $19,800 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $15.48 $16.30 $33,910 8.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $20.34 $21.08 $43,850 8.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $27.50 $39.72 $82,620 24.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $16.74 $18.50 $38,470 7.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $35.24 $38.41 $79,890 6.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 $20.17 $21.88 $45,520 3.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.08 $14.18 $29,480 8.9 %
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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 17,940 $11.65 $12.47 $25,930 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 880 $16.33 $16.91 $35,160 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $11.53 $11.76 $24,460 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $12.81 $13.29 $27,640 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $13.37 $13.58 $28,260 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,250 $12.42 $12.66 $26,340 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $13.43 $13.69 $28,480 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $11.44 $11.80 $24,550 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 730 $10.17 $10.13 $21,080 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 810 $12.80 $13.27 $27,600 4.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $15.80 $16.05 $33,380 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $10.85 $11.07 $23,020 2.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.92 $8.01 $16,650 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $12.89 $13.04 $27,130 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.40 $8.58 $17,850 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $13.06 $13.32 $27,700 6.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $12.75 $13.05 $27,140 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 260 $9.13 $9.91 $20,610 7.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $13.17 $13.72 $28,540 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,070 $10.76 $11.10 $23,090 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $10.96 $12.01 $24,980 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $11.39 $11.28 $23,470 4.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $16.17 $16.08 $33,440 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) $20.08 $18.55 $38,590 5.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $20.07 $19.81 $41,200 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 600 $20.81 $20.88 $43,430 1.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $18.64 $17.12 $35,610 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $17.64 $17.44 $36,270 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $12.34 $12.54 $26,080 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $8.63 $9.45 $19,660 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $11.23 $12.91 $26,860 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $15.83 $16.06 $33,410 2.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $12.77 $12.91 $26,850 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 420 $14.80 $15.12 $31,460 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $13.27 $14.25 $29,640 12.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $10.81 $10.73 $22,320 5.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $15.42 $15.19 $31,600 4.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $7.92 $8.68 $18,050 6.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,200 $10.48 $10.67 $22,200 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $10.03 $9.80 $20,390 10.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 140 $13.18 $13.42 $27,900 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 810 $12.47 $13.55 $28,180 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 70 $20.32 $20.54 $42,720 8.8 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 70 $20.12 $19.67 $40,900 2.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $16.33 $17.02 $35,390 4.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 210 $12.28 $12.43 $25,850 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 240 $10.65 $11.39 $23,690 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $10.39 $10.76 $22,370 5.6 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 40 $10.23 $10.71 $22,270 4.3 %
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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 6,550 $16.07 $17.46 $36,320 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $23.41 $25.62 $53,280 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $14.23 $16.41 $34,120 16.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,610 $15.45 $16.95 $35,260 7.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $17.52 $20.14 $41,890 20.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $12.80 $13.08 $27,200 4.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 720 $18.08 $17.53 $36,460 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $14.39 $14.77 $30,720 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $17.74 $17.73 $36,880 18.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $23.78 $21.65 $45,030 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $15.80 $18.57 $38,620 6.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $21.87 $21.84 $45,420 9.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $21.19 $21.50 $44,710 7.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 140 $10.21 $10.36 $21,550 3.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $8.57 $9.50 $19,760 5.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $19.14 $19.76 $41,090 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 560 $16.75 $17.16 $35,690 1.5 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,080 $16.32 $17.09 $35,550 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $23.03 $23.38 $48,620 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $11.82 $11.75 $24,430 11.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $25.86 $24.52 $51,000 6.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $7.03 $8.88 $18,460 24.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $15.38 $15.15 $31,500 16.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $14.22 $15.46 $32,150 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $15.90 $15.93 $33,140 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 490 $16.41 $16.87 $35,080 4.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $18.30 $18.45 $38,370 3.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $15.73 $15.42 $32,070 10.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $7.05 $9.02 $18,770 17.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $25.07 $24.76 $51,500 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $15.03 $15.99 $33,270 5.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $13.44 $14.99 $31,180 20.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 540 $17.92 $18.25 $37,960 5.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 $14.23 $15.42 $32,080 4.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $11.71 $12.09 $25,140 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $25.91 $25.58 $53,210 3.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $19.70 $19.56 $40,690 7.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $9.19 $9.81 $20,390 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 210 $15.97 $17.23 $35,830 5.1 %
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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 16,190 $12.90 $13.60 $28,300 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 980 $19.87 $20.96 $43,590 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 420 $10.86 $11.40 $23,700 4.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $13.39 $13.21 $27,480 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,600 $12.22 $12.34 $25,660 2.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 610 $10.31 $10.59 $22,020 8.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.60 $10.44 $21,720 5.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $16.52 $18.12 $37,690 3.7 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.92 $11.52 $23,960 3.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $13.91 $13.75 $28,610 5.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $13.21 $13.85 $28,800 5.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.32 $14.51 $30,190 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 450 $17.17 $17.73 $36,890 5.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.75 $15.62 $32,480 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 890 $14.33 $14.58 $30,330 2.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $9.66 $9.71 $20,200 17.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $10.87 $12.55 $26,100 14.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.88 $14.13 $29,390 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $10.13 $10.09 $20,980 1.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.27 $11.11 $23,100 17.5 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $13.33 $14.20 $29,540 9.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $14.18 $14.71 $30,600 6.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 130 $10.54 $10.71 $22,280 3.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 $21.16 $21.59 $44,910 2.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $17.64 $17.69 $36,800 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.55 $13.98 $29,080 2.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $14.89 $15.55 $32,330 5.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.96 $14.21 $29,560 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $18.07 $16.34 $33,990 7.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 480 $13.70 $13.83 $28,760 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 950 $11.67 $12.46 $25,930 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $17.91 $16.83 $35,000 6.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 480 $9.79 $10.52 $21,890 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 890 $13.10 $12.82 $26,660 4.4 %
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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 8,960 $12.29 $13.18 $27,400 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $18.33 $18.55 $38,570 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $20.17 $21.13 $43,950 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 270 $11.48 $11.54 $23,990 4.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 460 $14.94 $14.93 $31,060 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $9.85 $12.01 $24,980 9.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,880 $14.17 $14.91 $31,010 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 940 $11.14 $11.18 $23,250 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.16 $10.40 $21,630 3.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $12.14 $13.42 $27,910 10.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $15.71 $15.60 $32,450 4.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $15.87 $15.45 $32,130 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $12.86 $13.28 $27,620 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 730 $10.02 $9.97 $20,730 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,700 $11.40 $11.57 $24,070 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $10.19 $11.07 $23,020 5.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 550 $8.82 $9.30 $19,340 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $14.03 $14.16 $29,450 3.0 %

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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