Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western 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 Western 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 Western 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 69,760 $11.88 $14.38 $29,920 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 2,300 $27.85 $31.43 $65,380 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $34.44 $39.20 $81,540 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,160 $29.19 $34.03 $70,780 2.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $27.89 $32.78 $68,170 9.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $18.01 $20.07 $41,740 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $33.66 $39.80 $82,790 13.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $30.28 $29.12 $60,570 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $28.07 $30.63 $63,720 6.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $60,560 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $14.60 $15.09 $31,390 9.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $34.46 $34.23 $71,200 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $35.22 $35.01 $72,810 3.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $26.51 $25.86 $53,790 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $18.48 $16.61 $34,540 16.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $17.38 $19.33 $40,200 4.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $36.70 $32.41 $67,420 10.1 %
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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 1,660 $20.71 $23.11 $48,060 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $17.54 $19.93 $41,450 12.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $17.21 $18.08 $37,600 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $20.99 $22.87 $47,570 6.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $19.34 $19.96 $41,510 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $22.80 $24.64 $51,250 10.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $16.22 $16.21 $33,710 3.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.70 $22.52 $46,830 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $26.24 $23.41 $48,690 15.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $23.82 $25.29 $52,600 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 410 $25.79 $27.86 $57,940 7.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $16.49 $16.55 $34,430 7.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $18.58 $22.87 $47,570 6.1 %
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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 550 $20.05 $23.81 $49,520 8.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $26.15 $26.09 $54,260 10.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $38.09 $43.80 $91,110 24.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $15.95 $15.42 $32,080 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $26.65 $23.54 $48,950 27.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $19.67 $22.23 $46,230 4.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $19.88 $19.96 $41,510 6.2 %
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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 990 $22.13 $22.13 $46,030 5.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 $25.12 $24.11 $50,140 4.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $14.84 $17.33 $36,050 23.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $23.55 $25.93 $53,930 2.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 80 $25.85 $26.78 $55,700 2.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $22.42 $24.13 $50,190 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $27.04 $34.55 $71,870 4.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $16.52 $17.21 $35,800 11.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $23.78 $23.53 $48,950 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $16.25 $16.22 $33,740 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $24.03 $20.44 $42,520 11.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $23.06 $21.58 $44,880 1.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $11.53 $13.84 $28,780 17.4 %
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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 1,710 $17.06 $19.30 $40,140 3.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $23.85 $24.61 $51,180 1.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 120 $25.55 $24.48 $50,910 3.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $22.41 $23.38 $48,630 7.1 %
19-1032 Foresters 110 $24.11 $24.21 $50,360 1.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $13.42 $18.19 $37,830 15.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $20.68 $20.14 $41,880 5.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 160 $14.33 $15.61 $32,470 3.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 740 $13.92 $15.01 $31,210 1.2 %
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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 740 $14.78 $15.34 $31,910 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $15.58 $15.42 $32,070 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $15.42 $15.22 $31,650 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $16.79 $16.93 $35,210 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $18.90 $18.68 $38,850 5.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $12.80 $13.64 $28,370 11.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.00 $16.08 $33,440 8.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $11.85 $12.40 $25,800 7.0 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $18.30 $18.46 $38,390 14.6 %
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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 450 $16.41 $18.59 $38,670 15.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $20.08 $25.64 $53,340 23.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $11.07 $11.58 $24,100 10.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $16.51 $17.49 $36,380 3.8 %
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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 4,700 $13.25 $14.83 $30,840 2.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $17.86 $18.12 $37,690 4.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $8.50 $8.98 $18,670 3.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $38,830 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,100 (4) (4) $36,410 6.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 260 (4) (4) $33,210 4.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 770 (4) (4) $35,370 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $36,450 11.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $39,470 4.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $30,820 8.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $14.48 $15.09 $31,390 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $7.44 $9.18 $19,100 16.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 220 (4) (4) $25,140 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $19.20 $18.74 $38,990 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $11.01 $10.55 $21,940 5.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 830 (4) (4) $20,240 3.2 %
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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 700 $12.63 $15.52 $32,270 5.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.30 $9.86 $20,520 6.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $11.58 $14.06 $29,240 9.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $15.51 $23.34 $48,540 13.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $17,130 6.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $13.30 $14.16 $29,460 2.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $17.45 $23.18 $48,210 9.7 %
27-3041 Editors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 3,350 $22.39 $23.63 $49,160 2.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $51.16 $52.35 $108,890 18.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 $40.17 $39.76 $82,710 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 830 $24.00 $23.98 $49,870 3.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $27.46 $28.59 $59,480 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $26.81 $26.96 $56,070 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $20.62 $22.45 $46,690 3.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $25.04 $24.90 $51,790 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.92 $31.17 $64,840 13.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $23.99 $24.03 $49,980 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $32.25 $31.14 $64,760 6.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $21.96 $21.82 $45,380 4.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $9.45 $9.81 $20,410 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $12.04 $12.34 $25,670 5.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $9.67 $9.90 $20,580 8.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $14.48 $14.42 $30,000 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.70 $13.89 $28,890 3.9 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $23,750 21.2 %
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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 1,770 $9.72 $10.07 $20,940 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 240 $9.18 $9.15 $19,030 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 820 $9.45 $9.42 $19,590 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $10.04 $10.44 $21,710 6.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $14.58 $14.85 $30,880 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $10.07 $10.34 $21,510 4.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $13.40 $13.18 $27,410 3.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.69 $9.81 $20,410 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.27 $8.54 $17,760 5.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $9.86 $8.99 $18,690 10.7 %
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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 870 $15.93 $16.48 $34,270 3.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $26.44 $26.33 $54,770 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $17.39 $17.21 $35,800 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 $9.04 $9.78 $20,340 7.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.15 $14.05 $29,220 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 7,370 $7.02 $7.96 $16,560 3.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $15.87 $17.43 $36,260 11.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $12.29 $12.96 $26,960 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $6.42 $6.49 $13,490 8.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $9.15 $9.59 $19,950 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) $9.54 $9.92 $20,640 7.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.47 $8.00 $16,650 8.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $8.91 $9.19 $19,120 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 540 $8.32 $8.50 $17,690 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,230 $6.72 $7.32 $15,230 6.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.58 $7.43 $15,460 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (8) $6.53 $7.10 $14,770 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $7.52 $7.69 $15,990 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $6.64 $6.85 $14,240 7.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $6.60 $6.64 $13,820 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $6.93 $7.08 $14,720 4.9 %
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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 3,100 $10.21 $10.79 $22,440 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $14.12 $14.06 $29,250 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $17.40 $19.82 $41,230 9.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,380 $10.10 $10.32 $21,470 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 610 $8.70 $8.82 $18,350 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $11.10 $11.78 $24,510 5.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $11.29 $10.73 $22,310 12.0 %
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Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,270 $8.30 $8.72 $18,140 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $12.34 $12.47 $25,940 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $9.03 $9.04 $18,790 8.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.72 $8.18 $17,010 7.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $6.88 $7.62 $15,850 7.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 490 $8.10 $8.13 $16,910 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 600 $8.74 $8.83 $18,360 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $12.14 $11.84 $24,620 3.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $8.64 $11.25 $23,390 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.71 $9.79 $20,350 11.6 %
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Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,730 $9.13 $12.01 $24,990 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 420 $11.45 $14.42 $29,990 8.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $26.05 $27.40 $56,980 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,890 $7.88 $8.39 $17,460 2.6 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $7.34 $7.47 $15,540 9.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $8.61 $10.05 $20,900 7.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $12.92 $13.51 $28,100 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,640 $9.12 $11.14 $23,180 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $12.90 $18.31 $38,090 17.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $15.79 $18.67 $38,830 11.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $19.72 $21.51 $44,730 11.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $16.98 $23.61 $49,100 9.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 11,830 $11.37 $12.37 $25,740 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $17.09 $18.95 $39,410 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $8.69 $9.09 $18,910 7.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $12.68 $13.28 $27,630 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $10.88 $11.51 $23,940 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,770 $11.79 $12.62 $26,240 4.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $12.04 $12.35 $25,690 3.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.29 $14.68 $30,540 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $9.62 $9.63 $20,020 3.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $10.35 $10.68 $22,220 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 510 $11.73 $12.72 $26,450 4.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $14.15 $14.09 $29,320 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) $6.73 $6.94 $14,440 5.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $10.45 $10.16 $21,140 5.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $13.86 $14.40 $29,960 11.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $12.30 $12.98 $26,990 2.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.43 $12.24 $25,460 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $9.99 $11.76 $24,460 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $13.16 $14.18 $29,490 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $10.65 $10.48 $21,790 2.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $10.63 $11.15 $23,190 7.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $14.62 $15.16 $31,530 1.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $13.72 $13.87 $28,840 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $10.88 $12.14 $25,250 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $21.58 $21.22 $44,140 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $20.02 $20.21 $42,040 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $19.82 $17.71 $36,840 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $15.04 $16.41 $34,140 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $10.97 $12.29 $25,560 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 $9.20 $9.82 $20,420 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $13.43 $13.72 $28,540 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,280 $13.93 $15.24 $31,690 6.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 380 $10.23 $10.58 $22,010 6.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,330 $10.25 $10.51 $21,850 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $11.77 $12.78 $26,580 6.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $9.19 $10.25 $21,330 7.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $12.98 $12.98 $26,990 2.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $12.79 $13.38 $27,830 8.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $8.79 $9.18 $19,100 8.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,280 $11.13 $11.04 $22,960 2.5 %
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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 1,090 $14.25 $13.78 $28,670 8.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 140 $9.77 $10.00 $20,810 6.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $6.40 $7.89 $16,420 14.8 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $8.06 $9.38 $19,520 22.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 320 $16.91 $18.13 $37,710 7.9 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $11.07 $15.33 $31,880 22.7 %
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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 5,640 $14.60 $15.84 $32,940 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $20.51 $21.81 $45,370 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,240 $13.54 $14.33 $29,800 7.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $15.21 $15.90 $33,070 16.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $17.02 $16.65 $34,620 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 910 $11.79 $12.82 $26,660 7.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $17.24 $17.58 $36,570 9.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 $18.55 $18.84 $39,180 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 410 $21.90 $22.23 $46,240 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $13.13 $13.10 $27,240 9.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $18.65 $19.04 $39,600 4.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $12.66 $12.51 $26,030 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.65 $17.49 $36,380 2.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.17 $11.21 $23,320 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $16.12 $15.56 $32,360 16.0 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $12.63 $12.68 $26,370 2.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $16.88 $16.98 $35,310 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $16.03 $15.89 $33,060 5.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $20.22 $21.90 $45,550 7.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 30 $14.66 $14.05 $29,230 9.4 %
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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 2,870 $16.34 $17.18 $35,730 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $19.74 $22.17 $46,110 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $24.77 $23.49 $48,860 6.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $13.46 $13.29 $27,640 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 380 $17.38 $17.26 $35,900 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $14.96 $15.37 $31,970 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $19.20 $21.18 $44,050 8.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $11.88 $12.64 $26,290 16.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $10.97 $11.20 $23,290 6.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.09 $14.73 $30,640 16.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $8.47 $10.27 $21,360 13.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $18.63 $20.50 $42,640 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $15.87 $15.34 $31,900 3.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 120 $18.15 $17.83 $37,090 1.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $28.96 $28.07 $58,390 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $21.51 $20.95 $43,570 6.4 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers (8) $13.45 $13.10 $27,250 6.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $12.21 $13.61 $28,300 8.9 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,770 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 240 $19.40 $20.55 $42,750 3.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 220 $10.89 $11.96 $24,880 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 420 $10.14 $10.57 $21,990 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $10.51 $10.21 $21,240 5.1 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $10.25 $10.99 $22,860 7.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $12.54 $12.14 $25,240 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.31 $15.02 $31,240 10.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.76 $17.67 $36,750 14.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.91 $11.82 $24,590 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $15.74 $16.01 $33,290 3.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $19.91 $19.73 $41,040 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $9.91 $10.51 $21,850 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.78 $8.73 $18,160 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $7.78 $7.65 $15,910 5.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $14.16 $14.73 $30,640 7.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 380 $14.00 $13.30 $27,670 7.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 480 $13.21 $12.69 $26,400 11.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $10.73 $11.89 $24,720 12.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $14.49 $13.02 $27,070 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.55 $11.27 $23,430 4.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $7.44 $7.75 $16,110 10.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.51 $10.37 $21,570 4.8 %
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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 4,330 $11.65 $12.47 $25,940 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $18.35 $18.57 $38,620 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $13.48 $14.56 $30,280 7.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $58,370 11.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $11.80 $11.98 $24,910 5.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $10.86 $11.11 $23,110 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,080 $14.24 $15.19 $31,590 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 470 $10.19 $11.94 $24,830 9.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.83 $7.97 $16,570 5.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.21 $7.40 $15,390 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $14.64 $17.41 $36,220 2.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $14.79 $13.92 $28,950 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $10.04 $9.85 $20,480 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 660 $10.84 $10.91 $22,700 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $15.51 $14.39 $29,940 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 290 $7.35 $8.42 $17,510 5.9 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.

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




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