Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern Montana 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 Southwestern Montana 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 Southwestern Montana 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 113,680 $12.70 $15.24 $31,690 2.0 %
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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 5,810 $26.57 $29.85 $62,100 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $30.58 $38.32 $79,710 11.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,640 $27.02 $31.74 $66,020 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $27.17 $38.00 $79,040 25.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $23.01 $24.67 $51,310 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $33.37 $34.04 $70,810 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 390 $26.31 $29.41 $61,170 10.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $24.44 $28.19 $58,630 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $22.85 $25.46 $52,950 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $66,370 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 150 $33.79 $33.04 $68,720 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $15.90 $17.48 $36,360 5.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 100 $15.17 $15.19 $31,590 8.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $32.16 $31.95 $66,460 3.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 130 $32.85 $37.79 $78,610 9.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $24.00 $24.51 $50,980 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $12.45 $23.51 $48,890 29.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 220 $19.97 $20.28 $42,180 6.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $28.70 $31.28 $65,050 6.3 %
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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 $20.48 $22.54 $46,880 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $15.11 $17.05 $35,470 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $20.72 $23.81 $49,530 5.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 390 $19.22 $20.15 $41,900 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 420 $18.71 $20.48 $42,600 6.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $22.60 $25.52 $53,090 9.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $17.50 $18.88 $39,280 6.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 $17.93 $19.42 $40,390 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $20.38 $20.91 $43,500 5.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $20.52 $21.40 $44,500 6.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 $24.06 $26.06 $54,210 4.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 $13.86 $15.79 $32,850 8.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 750 $20.71 $22.33 $46,440 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 920 $21.13 $23.25 $48,350 6.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $16.02 $16.55 $34,430 6.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 $22.52 $23.09 $48,040 3.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $29.40 $30.35 $63,120 7.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $29.39 $39.12 $81,370 10.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $17.64 $19.82 $41,220 12.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $24.93 $26.27 $54,650 14.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $18.25 $20.58 $42,810 1.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 80 $23.05 $23.56 $49,000 4.6 %
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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 2,560 $23.19 $29.34 $61,040 10.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 730 $22.81 $28.01 $58,250 9.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $22.77 $23.26 $48,370 3.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $33.19 $35.18 $73,170 9.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 340 $17.22 $17.25 $35,880 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 480 $26.97 $34.87 $72,530 11.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $18.65 $19.99 $41,570 6.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 260 $22.45 $22.57 $46,940 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 210 $20.67 $20.34 $42,300 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 160 $28.03 $27.25 $56,670 2.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 $21.93 $24.75 $51,470 2.6 %
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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 2,040 $22.32 $23.40 $48,670 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 240 $21.65 $22.51 $46,810 28.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) $17.98 $22.60 $47,000 5.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $17.23 $18.98 $39,480 6.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $42.40 $41.53 $86,390 11.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 320 $25.74 $26.07 $54,220 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $28.93 $30.35 $63,130 4.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $30.77 $30.52 $63,470 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $25.75 $24.72 $51,410 7.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $27.15 $28.61 $59,510 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $22.83 $23.97 $49,860 3.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 90 $24.61 $24.86 $51,710 3.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 140 $17.24 $17.53 $36,470 3.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $18.56 $18.90 $39,310 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $20.24 $19.44 $40,440 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $21.56 $21.65 $45,030 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.01 $20.44 $42,520 4.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $23.05 $21.73 $45,200 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $14.50 $15.54 $32,320 7.6 %
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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 2,670 $18.33 $20.06 $41,720 2.3 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 40 $23.20 $24.45 $50,860 1.8 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 60 $18.20 $19.81 $41,200 10.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 120 $24.69 $26.08 $54,250 1.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 70 $29.13 $27.64 $57,490 1.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 130 $24.41 $24.22 $50,370 1.2 %
19-1032 Foresters 60 $25.65 $25.89 $53,850 2.7 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $17.42 $19.56 $40,690 5.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 400 $18.96 $20.18 $41,970 3.4 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 30 $30.32 $30.51 $63,460 4.6 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 50 $29.13 $31.37 $65,260 2.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $21.93 $25.05 $52,100 7.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $24.31 $25.31 $52,650 5.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $21.03 $23.46 $48,810 9.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 130 $13.79 $14.63 $30,430 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $16.65 $15.59 $32,430 6.4 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 40 $12.34 $13.84 $28,780 19.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $17.55 $17.91 $37,250 2.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 600 $14.01 $15.08 $31,370 1.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 $17.87 $19.50 $40,560 1.8 %
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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 2,230 $14.39 $15.11 $31,440 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $16.77 $17.29 $35,960 2.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 220 $21.46 $21.29 $44,270 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $14.12 $14.77 $30,720 2.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $14.27 $15.43 $32,090 11.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $16.31 $16.33 $33,980 4.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $18.88 $19.13 $39,790 5.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $13.32 $13.87 $28,840 4.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $17.81 $17.63 $36,670 3.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 550 $10.15 $10.86 $22,580 5.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 130 $14.33 $16.83 $35,000 10.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 210 $10.96 $13.08 $27,200 15.6 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (8) $11.19 $14.04 $29,200 19.6 %
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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 830 $20.93 $22.88 $47,600 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 490 $25.75 $25.97 $54,020 6.7 %
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) $23.23 $24.13 $50,180 8.1 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $40.24 $31.03 $64,540 14.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $13.41 $14.73 $30,630 6.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $17.22 $16.24 $33,790 8.5 %
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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 7,050 $14.50 $15.95 $33,170 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $38,030 1.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $42,390 2.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $24,190 3.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $35,270 2.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $15.67 $15.45 $32,140 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $10.81 $10.86 $22,590 3.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $37,040 9.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,430 (4) (4) $33,460 6.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $35,540 5.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 930 (4) (4) $39,740 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $40,590 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $30,720 10.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $39,240 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $36,670 2.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $15.48 $16.89 $35,130 7.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $9.93 $13.53 $28,140 7.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 220 (4) (4) $22,070 8.6 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 40 $7.33 $10.08 $20,970 20.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $18.06 $17.38 $36,150 5.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $10.36 $10.56 $21,960 4.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $19.35 $19.63 $40,830 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 830 (4) (4) $19,900 2.6 %
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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 1,980 $13.53 $14.94 $31,080 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $6.86 $7.44 $15,480 10.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 310 $11.07 $12.73 $26,480 9.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $17.15 $18.51 $38,500 6.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $9.96 $9.87 $20,520 3.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 430 (4) (4) $25,800 6.1 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $9.49 $8.88 (4) 9.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $10.55 $11.37 $23,640 4.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $12.02 $16.95 $35,260 12.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 340 $20.14 $21.92 $45,580 3.6 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $15.59 $14.89 $30,970 6.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $24.32 $28.36 $58,990 12.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $6.64 $7.48 $15,550 7.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.83 $10.59 $22,040 10.0 %
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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 4,960 $21.53 $24.18 $50,300 3.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 60 $25.17 $24.36 $50,660 26.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) $81.72 $169,970 15.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $40.16 $35.96 $74,790 5.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $54.33 $53.71 $111,720 9.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $38.13 $45.84 $95,340 16.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $28.73 $29.65 $61,670 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,570 $24.71 $24.58 $51,120 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) $23.34 $24.03 $49,990 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $26.79 $26.31 $54,730 2.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $14.72 $14.77 $30,710 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $20.34 $20.31 $42,240 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $23.23 $24.64 $51,260 4.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $26.64 $26.52 $55,150 10.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $21.54 $22.06 $45,890 3.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $16.22 $16.19 $33,670 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $27.78 $26.60 $55,330 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $19.85 $20.02 $41,650 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 $8.30 $10.91 $22,690 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $13.35 $14.51 $30,180 7.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 120 $10.37 $10.89 $22,650 3.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $17.62 $17.51 $36,420 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $12.84 $13.37 $27,810 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 700 $14.08 $14.43 $30,020 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $12.22 $12.54 $26,080 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.91 $11.36 $23,620 5.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $20.87 $17.16 $35,700 4.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $23.69 $23.93 $49,770 3.1 %
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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 2,510 $10.05 $10.31 $21,450 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 600 $8.95 $8.82 $18,350 5.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 670 $9.55 $9.65 $20,060 1.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.00 $9.45 $19,660 3.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $6.92 $9.95 $20,700 21.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $10.67 $10.06 $20,920 17.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 $12.21 $11.90 $24,740 6.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 $11.74 $11.55 $24,010 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $13.63 $13.09 $27,230 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $8.58 $9.66 $20,090 12.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $10.94 $11.81 $24,560 4.7 %
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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 2,110 $14.52 $14.85 $30,890 3.6 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $21.76 $21.77 $45,290 2.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $24.00 $25.57 $53,180 2.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 $13.69 $13.01 $27,050 17.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 690 $14.62 $14.71 $30,610 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $21.59 $24.24 $50,420 5.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $18.55 $18.45 $38,370 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $9.09 $9.79 $20,360 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.16 $13.12 $27,290 4.6 %
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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 12,050 $7.53 $8.19 $17,040 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $14.10 $15.56 $32,370 9.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 630 $12.09 $12.91 $26,840 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $7.33 $7.51 $15,610 6.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (8) $8.28 $8.67 $18,020 3.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) $9.35 $8.96 $18,630 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $6.91 $7.30 $15,190 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $8.23 $8.22 $17,100 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,220 $7.44 $7.71 $16,040 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,380 $6.90 $7.35 $15,280 4.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $6.95 $7.33 $15,250 8.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,660 $6.66 $7.65 $15,920 6.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $9.92 $9.84 $20,470 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $6.56 $6.62 $13,780 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 450 $6.77 $6.86 $14,270 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 290 $6.63 $7.18 $14,920 5.4 %
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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 4,540 $8.99 $9.68 $20,130 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $15.69 $16.56 $34,440 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $13.86 $16.50 $34,320 11.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,940 $9.60 $9.84 $20,460 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,520 $7.98 $8.07 $16,780 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $9.85 $9.89 $20,560 7.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $8.29 $9.79 $20,360 15.3 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,110 $8.26 $9.32 $19,390 5.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.41 $13.38 $27,820 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $7.92 $8.05 $16,740 7.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.88 $12.88 $26,800 16.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 350 $7.84 $8.24 $17,130 6.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 220 $7.20 $7.39 $15,370 10.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 920 $7.99 $8.18 $17,010 7.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,010 $8.45 $8.53 $17,730 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 280 $13.55 $14.28 $29,700 5.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.76 $11.49 $23,910 4.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.19 $9.09 $18,910 20.0 %
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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 10,990 $9.29 $11.97 $24,910 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 740 $13.53 $15.38 $31,980 4.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $26.73 $26.23 $54,560 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,750 $7.95 $8.16 $16,970 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $8.56 $9.23 $19,190 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $13.33 $13.43 $27,930 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,870 $8.93 $10.66 $22,160 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $15.80 $21.54 $44,790 17.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $17.07 $23.67 $49,230 16.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $13.51 $14.00 $29,130 5.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 320 $18.67 $21.63 $44,990 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $20.78 $22.98 $47,790 9.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 620 $15.36 $19.79 $41,160 8.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 160 $25.75 $25.81 $53,690 10.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.03 $8.47 $17,620 2.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $15.49 $20.88 $43,430 12.6 %
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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 18,960 $11.77 $12.48 $25,950 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 840 $16.31 $18.21 $37,880 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.63 $10.38 $21,580 3.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $12.62 $13.04 $27,120 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $12.25 $12.82 $26,660 6.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,560 $12.90 $13.46 $27,990 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $13.48 $13.57 $28,230 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $14.38 $14.73 $30,640 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers (8) $10.54 $10.53 $21,900 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $11.93 $11.96 $24,870 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 970 $11.84 $12.43 $25,850 2.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $14.54 $14.66 $30,490 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 160 $8.68 $8.86 $18,440 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 590 $7.49 $7.67 $15,950 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $10.32 $10.71 $22,290 5.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $9.26 $9.49 $19,740 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $13.94 $13.60 $28,290 5.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $13.06 $13.16 $27,380 7.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $10.22 $11.02 $22,930 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $13.87 $14.16 $29,450 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $9.83 $9.73 $20,230 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $13.11 $14.73 $30,640 9.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $15.07 $15.11 $31,420 2.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.21 $8.08 $16,800 4.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $13.57 $13.92 $28,960 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $12.47 $13.12 $27,290 5.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $21.75 $21.44 $44,600 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 $21.24 $20.99 $43,670 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 150 $19.78 $17.56 $36,520 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $17.21 $17.76 $36,930 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $11.94 $13.03 $27,100 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,100 $9.87 $10.29 $21,410 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $12.65 $12.06 $25,080 6.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,430 $13.15 $13.72 $28,540 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 260 $12.69 $13.16 $27,370 7.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 300 $13.26 $12.61 $26,220 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,330 $11.03 $11.28 $23,470 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $12.01 $12.60 $26,210 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $10.59 $11.17 $23,230 3.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $13.53 $13.42 $27,910 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 370 $12.86 $12.69 $26,380 3.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 $9.48 $9.99 $20,780 3.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,650 $9.60 $9.90 $20,590 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $9.71 $10.72 $22,300 12.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 (8) $13.45 $13.89 $28,880 6.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $12.62 $12.42 $25,820 2.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.64 $11.95 $24,860 14.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $15.17 $14.50 $30,170 14.5 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8,420 $16.38 $17.25 $35,870 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $22.95 $21.52 $44,770 8.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $16.97 $17.87 $37,160 13.2 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $18.43 $18.51 $38,500 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,350 $17.24 $17.78 $36,980 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 440 $14.28 $14.29 $29,730 5.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 890 $12.18 $12.43 $25,860 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $15.70 $16.03 $33,350 5.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $17.83 $18.41 $38,290 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 610 $21.69 $21.36 $44,420 4.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 90 $11.82 $11.62 $24,170 4.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 410 $13.18 $13.93 $28,970 6.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $14.12 $14.34 $29,820 7.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 600 $23.72 $22.89 $47,610 4.7 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $16.40 $17.53 $36,450 5.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $16.46 $16.45 $34,230 8.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $16.48 $16.50 $34,310 6.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $16.25 $16.58 $34,490 16.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 340 $12.17 $12.06 $25,080 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.08 $16.66 $34,650 7.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $16.60 $16.42 $34,150 4.8 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $14.64 $15.42 $32,070 3.3 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 40 $15.98 $15.52 $32,280 5.8 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,980 $16.34 $16.74 $34,820 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $22.87 $23.66 $49,210 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.87 $15.80 $32,860 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $22.57 $21.37 $44,450 7.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $24.17 $23.35 $48,570 4.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $14.77 $16.39 $34,100 2.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 $21.70 $21.32 $44,350 4.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $17.53 $15.82 $32,900 7.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $15.29 $15.23 $31,670 7.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $16.72 $16.92 $35,180 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $15.35 $16.33 $33,970 7.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $18.25 $18.54 $38,560 3.5 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $12.97 $13.95 $29,020 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $10.77 $10.95 $22,780 3.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 $15.99 $16.08 $33,440 3.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $19.70 $19.18 $39,890 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,060 $15.62 $14.89 $30,980 4.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $17.91 $17.35 $36,080 8.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $28.32 $28.02 $58,290 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 260 $9.84 $9.68 $20,140 3.4 %
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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 4,330 $12.15 $13.48 $28,040 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 320 $18.52 $20.75 $43,150 3.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $11.76 $12.88 $26,790 5.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $13.45 $13.81 $28,720 4.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 290 $10.58 $11.57 $24,080 4.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.23 $9.64 $20,060 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $10.87 $12.68 $26,380 6.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.18 $11.73 $24,400 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $14.25 $15.24 $31,700 6.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $14.93 $17.31 $36,000 10.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $11.48 $12.60 $26,200 10.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $17.26 $17.61 $36,620 6.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $11.45 $12.38 $25,750 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $8.45 $8.70 $18,090 4.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $8.47 $8.32 $17,310 11.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $7.39 $8.86 $18,430 15.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (8) $7.47 $7.59 $15,790 8.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $13.48 $13.82 $28,740 3.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 110 $14.94 $14.25 $29,640 8.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 250 $11.24 $11.50 $23,920 3.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 $18.58 $19.48 $40,520 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $16.70 $15.95 $33,180 6.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $17.16 $16.89 $35,130 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.32 $14.65 $30,460 6.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 170 $11.52 $12.87 $26,770 7.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $15.32 $16.74 $34,810 10.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.96 $12.23 $25,450 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.50 $10.59 $22,040 6.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.34 $11.76 $24,450 12.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $14.27 $13.22 $27,490 9.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $10.02 $10.43 $21,700 11.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 240 $10.59 $11.09 $23,070 6.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $13.54 $14.29 $29,720 11.4 %
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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 6,630 $11.70 $12.71 $26,440 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.67 $17.19 $35,750 8.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $24.21 $25.43 $52,900 3.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $52,970 3.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $12.52 $12.95 $26,930 5.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $13.25 $13.49 $28,060 7.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $7.47 $8.95 $18,610 10.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,390 $15.96 $16.10 $33,500 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,010 $10.60 $11.87 $24,680 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 200 $6.92 $8.23 $17,110 7.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $6.32 $8.80 $18,310 24.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $6.64 $7.71 $16,030 16.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.20 $9.13 $18,980 9.3 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 60 $22.06 $27.66 $57,540 2.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $15.01 $14.59 $30,350 3.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $17.70 $18.28 $38,020 3.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $14.76 $14.91 $31,010 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $7.08 $7.44 $15,480 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 890 $9.61 $10.35 $21,530 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 $7.36 $8.28 $17,210 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $13.97 $14.28 $29,710 3.4 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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