Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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 Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Owensboro, KY (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 48,280 $12.53 $15.21 $31,630 1.7 %
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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 1,850 $30.52 $33.93 $70,580 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $52.40 $57.17 $118,920 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 670 $28.57 $33.48 $69,630 2.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $34.54 $38.62 $80,320 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 $29.47 $29.15 $60,630 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $36.65 $36.23 $75,360 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $40.45 $40.61 $84,480 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $36.54 $37.52 $78,040 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $27.70 $26.43 $54,970 7.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $74,380 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 30 $27.23 $27.73 $57,680 5.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $16.53 $17.02 $35,390 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $29.32 $31.11 $64,710 6.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $21.45 $23.54 $48,950 5.6 %
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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 1,080 $22.28 $24.90 $51,790 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $18.56 $20.32 $42,270 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $23.98 $24.26 $50,460 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $28.16 $28.19 $58,640 8.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $19.18 $20.36 $42,340 6.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $22.72 $21.40 $44,510 5.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $26.50 $25.05 $52,110 9.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $20.59 $22.75 $47,310 4.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $22.25 $23.02 $47,870 4.8 %
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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 400 $24.08 $25.05 $52,110 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $14.17 $15.31 $31,840 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $30.45 $31.04 $64,570 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $22.45 $23.28 $48,430 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $26.61 $26.55 $55,230 5.6 %
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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 600 $25.75 $26.31 $54,730 3.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $20.35 $21.01 $43,700 3.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $30.60 $31.06 $64,600 5.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $32.00 $31.58 $65,690 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $34.04 $34.46 $71,690 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $25.61 $26.01 $54,110 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $21.68 $20.31 $42,250 10.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $15.51 $16.20 $33,690 7.3 %
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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 160 $23.05 $23.77 $49,440 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $28.37 $30.41 $63,260 8.6 %
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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 670 $16.46 $16.76 $34,860 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $24.87 $24.30 $50,540 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $18.50 $18.99 $39,490 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $9.87 $10.88 $22,620 3.6 %
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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 110 $34.07 $38.03 $79,090 12.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $48.67 $47.65 $99,120 11.3 %
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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 2,990 $16.56 $17.59 $36,580 2.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $13.87 $16.69 $34,710 10.6 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $34,210 23.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 $15.74 $16.01 $33,300 2.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $22.48 $23.07 $47,990 3.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $12.83 $12.81 $26,650 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $23.90 $24.54 $51,040 3.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 500 (4) (4) $21,130 2.4 %
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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 290 $12.44 $15.54 $32,320 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.98 $9.05 $18,820 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $13.15 $13.29 $27,640 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $43,680 21.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $15.35 $18.20 $37,860 6.2 %
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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 3,100 $21.19 $25.16 $52,340 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $43.74 $41.48 $86,270 3.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 13.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $15.14 $15.79 $32,840 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $22.94 $23.53 $48,940 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $9.11 $9.23 $19,200 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $15.45 $15.48 $32,190 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $12.47 $13.15 $27,360 3.7 %
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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 1,640 $9.85 $10.28 $21,390 1.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,040 $9.30 $9.45 $19,660 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 $11.70 $12.17 $25,300 9.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $10.78 $10.90 $22,660 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.93 $12.43 $25,850 8.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.86 $9.53 $19,830 6.5 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 790 $8.56 $11.30 $23,510 8.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $8.39 $12.77 $26,560 21.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 400 $7.78 $7.75 $16,120 5.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $6.24 $6.09 $12,660 6.3 %
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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 4,330 $7.05 $7.67 $15,940 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $11.28 $11.28 $23,470 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $9.41 $9.13 $19,000 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $8.31 $8.66 $18,010 5.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $7.52 $7.73 $16,070 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 150 $6.91 $7.49 $15,570 4.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $6.80 $7.11 $14,780 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,530 $6.58 $6.74 $14,020 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.87 $8.02 $16,690 5.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 750 $6.44 $6.81 $14,160 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.89 $7.83 $16,280 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $6.95 $6.88 $14,320 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.17 $7.25 $15,090 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $7.17 $7.23 $15,030 3.5 %
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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 1,560 $8.37 $8.91 $18,530 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.39 $13.43 $27,930 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $8.07 $8.46 $17,610 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 $7.74 $7.98 $16,590 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $8.18 $8.19 $17,030 6.3 %
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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 990 $8.51 $8.95 $18,610 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $10.95 $12.11 $25,190 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.29 $7.72 $16,050 6.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.10 $8.27 $17,210 7.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $7.75 $8.02 $16,680 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.47 $8.37 $17,410 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $9.35 $10.21 $21,230 8.4 %
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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 4,650 $8.88 $11.67 $24,270 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 530 $14.42 $14.57 $30,300 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $23.24 $22.80 $47,430 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,250 $7.13 $7.42 $15,440 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $6.71 $7.25 $15,070 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $12.06 $12.80 $26,630 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,640 $8.18 $9.30 $19,340 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $18.04 $25.49 $53,020 24.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $20.43 $21.90 $45,550 11.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $22.34 $25.42 $52,870 9.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 $18.14 $20.19 $42,000 5.5 %
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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 7,420 $11.44 $12.22 $25,420 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $15.19 $17.04 $35,440 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $8.46 $8.63 $17,950 6.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $10.77 $11.86 $24,670 5.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $12.73 $12.93 $26,890 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 500 $12.26 $12.74 $26,510 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $14.97 $14.70 $30,570 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 230 $9.00 $9.15 $19,030 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $13.94 $14.28 $29,690 10.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 $12.02 $12.33 $25,640 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.61 $9.77 $20,320 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $7.03 $7.08 $14,730 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $7.29 $7.89 $16,400 6.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $10.75 $11.51 $23,930 2.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $10.61 $11.07 $23,020 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $12.57 $13.40 $27,870 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $14.41 $14.22 $29,580 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $10.15 $10.25 $21,330 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $13.89 $14.35 $29,850 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $9.10 $10.71 $22,270 20.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $21.02 $20.81 $43,280 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $20.28 $17.25 $35,880 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $17.30 $18.12 $37,690 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $13.34 $13.41 $27,900 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 640 $8.67 $9.58 $19,920 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 450 $14.13 $14.94 $31,070 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 920 $10.80 $11.04 $22,970 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $9.99 $9.84 $20,480 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 580 $9.47 $9.67 $20,110 2.3 %
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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 70 $8.88 $9.78 $20,340 6.9 %
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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 2,520 $15.29 $16.50 $34,330 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $24.00 $24.61 $51,190 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $17.96 $18.15 $37,750 9.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 $14.67 $14.41 $29,980 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 30 $13.51 $13.54 $28,160 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 380 $10.37 $10.95 $22,770 2.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 $15.33 $15.78 $32,820 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $19.03 $18.82 $39,150 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $9.77 $10.34 $21,500 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $21.66 $21.87 $45,480 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $24.43 $22.39 $46,580 7.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $18.08 $18.90 $39,320 16.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $11.47 $14.68 $30,530 18.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.37 $10.49 $21,820 2.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 30 $9.22 $9.80 $20,380 11.2 %
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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 2,360 $16.23 $16.49 $34,300 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $21.31 $22.81 $47,440 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $12.06 $12.02 $25,000 3.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $15.81 $14.85 $30,890 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $13.34 $13.34 $27,750 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $14.65 $14.48 $30,110 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $19.13 $18.85 $39,210 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $11.31 $11.67 $24,270 14.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.98 $13.51 $28,100 6.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 $19.53 $19.22 $39,970 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 480 $12.25 $13.46 $27,990 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $21.88 $23.04 $47,910 7.3 %
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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 7,270 $14.35 $15.72 $32,690 4.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $21.25 $22.74 $47,290 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $12.59 $12.05 $25,070 12.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 480 $12.85 $14.33 $29,810 11.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 150 $9.02 $10.17 $21,140 5.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $11.83 $12.03 $25,010 3.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.95 $13.39 $27,850 5.8 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $20.47 $19.99 $41,580 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $13.16 $12.79 $26,610 5.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.51 $12.04 $25,050 4.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.62 $14.71 $30,600 4.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $15.59 $15.86 $32,990 3.2 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 90 $18.19 $17.62 $36,660 9.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $11.67 $12.83 $26,680 6.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $21.84 $22.06 $45,890 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 660 $13.20 $13.96 $29,040 6.6 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.34 $14.83 $30,850 8.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $16.90 $16.29 $33,870 3.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 50 $17.68 $16.49 $34,310 9.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.01 $8.06 $16,760 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.54 $10.10 $21,020 7.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $15.17 $15.66 $32,580 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $14.68 $15.21 $31,640 3.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.71 $13.58 $28,240 5.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $15.67 $15.38 $31,990 5.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.06 $11.08 $23,040 11.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $17.10 $15.40 $32,040 10.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $24.84 $24.32 $50,590 4.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $11.39 $12.23 $25,430 6.4 %
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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 3,440 $11.47 $12.34 $25,670 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $14.97 $17.01 $35,370 6.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $19.50 $20.63 $42,900 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $11.77 $12.34 $25,660 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 650 $13.50 $14.90 $30,990 9.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 400 $11.21 $12.40 $25,800 6.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $9.21 $9.55 $19,870 3.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $20.07 $19.75 $41,070 5.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $12.80 $12.99 $27,010 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $7.30 $8.01 $16,660 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $8.58 $9.52 $19,800 3.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 $15.39 $15.13 $31,460 5.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $7.17 $8.04 $16,720 4.2 %

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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May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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