Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD



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 Rapid City, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

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 Rapid City, SD (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 58,480 $11.82 $14.67 $30,510 1.3 %
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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 1,560 $33.21 $37.50 $78,010 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $71.32 $148,350 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 460 $40.18 $44.52 $92,590 2.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $39.58 $49.22 $102,370 6.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $31.89 $32.56 $67,720 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $38.53 $41.64 $86,600 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $30.60 $31.23 $64,960 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $20.20 $20.62 $42,880 2.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $20.41 $20.94 $43,550 3.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $30.61 $34.05 $70,820 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $13.18 $15.98 $33,230 10.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $23.31 $23.47 $48,820 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $33.60 $34.54 $71,840 3.7 %
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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 1,790 $20.87 $22.61 $47,020 2.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $39.24 $35.52 $73,890 16.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.52 $20.01 $41,620 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $19.64 $21.39 $44,490 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $16.60 $18.22 $37,890 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $22.70 $21.80 $45,350 3.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.66 $19.38 $40,320 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $15.51 $16.03 $33,340 1.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $25.16 $27.50 $57,190 3.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $26.01 $26.81 $55,770 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 $20.79 $23.44 $48,760 4.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $18.37 $20.09 $41,800 5.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $24.31 $24.31 $50,570 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $21.17 $21.89 $45,530 4.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $18.93 $23.06 $47,960 2.2 %
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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 700 $22.61 $24.73 $51,440 6.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $25.22 $25.47 $52,990 2.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $34.44 $35.07 $72,950 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 190 $13.89 $14.33 $29,810 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.32 $26.62 $55,370 2.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $22.75 $23.24 $48,340 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $21.25 $22.11 $45,990 1.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $29.98 $30.32 $63,060 2.7 %
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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 740 $24.73 $23.93 $49,770 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $28.83 $30.85 $64,180 10.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $30.21 $30.59 $63,630 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.83 $32.79 $68,200 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $28.63 $29.19 $60,720 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $28.17 $29.43 $61,200 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $13.67 $13.64 $28,370 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $16.03 $16.13 $33,550 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $14.48 $16.28 $33,860 2.0 %
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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 610 $21.81 $21.77 $45,270 2.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $23.58 $23.91 $49,730 2.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $25.53 $25.89 $53,850 6.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $13.78 $14.72 $30,620 2.3 %
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Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 880 $14.50 $16.06 $33,410 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $14.29 $14.79 $30,770 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $19.54 $20.20 $42,020 3.5 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 30 $15.82 $16.18 $33,650 10.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $13.39 $14.22 $29,590 3.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $14.32 $15.23 $31,680 1.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $23.74 $23.38 $48,630 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $10.62 $10.60 $22,060 6.9 %
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Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (8) $24.58 $26.57 $55,270 6.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $26.86 $29.88 $62,150 12.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $22.18 $21.97 $45,690 3.5 %
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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 2,920 $16.97 $18.22 $37,890 1.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $16.60 $17.07 $35,510 6.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 $12.93 $12.93 $26,890 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 460 (4) (4) $39,660 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $39,260 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $37,760 2.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $13.71 $13.61 $28,300 2.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $18.17 $18.82 $39,150 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $11.77 $12.29 $25,570 3.9 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 750 $12.73 $14.13 $29,390 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.37 $9.36 $19,470 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.28 $14.67 $30,510 3.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $9.93 $10.03 $20,860 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $29,480 4.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $11.34 $11.37 $23,660 5.1 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $10.55 $11.43 $23,770 2.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $19.13 $21.42 $44,550 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $16.12 $17.24 $35,860 2.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $12.66 $13.58 $28,250 8.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $12.33 $11.80 $24,540 8.0 %
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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 3,860 $22.67 $26.53 $55,170 3.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $43.18 $42.62 $88,650 4.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $73.67 $153,220 7.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $94.10 $195,720 12.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 $53.23 $56.18 $116,850 10.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $36.61 $36.21 $75,310 3.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.25 $24.96 $51,920 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $26.41 $26.43 $54,970 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $15.18 $15.57 $32,380 4.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $21.62 $21.96 $45,670 8.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $16.55 $17.00 $35,370 5.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $12.02 $12.49 $25,980 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $12.98 $13.01 $27,060 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $15.07 $15.51 $32,250 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $10.79 $11.26 $23,410 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $14.86 $15.03 $31,260 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $15.31 $15.05 $31,300 2.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $10.01 $11.11 $23,110 3.3 %
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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 1,460 $10.72 $11.27 $23,450 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 80 $8.94 $9.36 $19,470 4.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 730 $9.77 $10.14 $21,090 1.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $14.02 $14.39 $29,940 5.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.48 $13.63 $28,350 2.4 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 960 $14.63 $15.72 $32,700 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $21.68 $24.21 $50,350 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $18.39 $18.61 $38,710 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $8.78 $9.71 $20,190 3.8 %
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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 6,320 $7.05 $7.53 $15,660 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $10.67 $11.42 $23,760 5.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $12.62 $12.68 $26,380 1.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 520 $6.68 $6.75 $14,040 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $9.86 $10.20 $21,220 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.23 $9.23 $19,200 1.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $7.95 $7.94 $16,520 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 630 $7.36 $7.40 $15,390 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.46 $7.38 $15,340 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 950 $6.46 $6.63 $13,790 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 530 $7.53 $7.54 $15,680 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,510 $6.52 $6.68 $13,900 2.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $7.00 $7.33 $15,240 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $6.66 $6.86 $14,270 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.59 $7.37 $15,320 2.2 %
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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 2,780 $8.70 $9.23 $19,200 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $14.66 $14.78 $30,730 1.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $16.83 $17.39 $36,170 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,320 $9.26 $9.43 $19,610 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $7.61 $7.86 $16,350 4.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $8.67 $9.18 $19,090 3.7 %
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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 1,640 $8.50 $9.20 $19,140 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $14.04 $14.32 $29,790 2.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.60 $9.15 $19,040 5.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.53 $6.83 $14,200 6.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $6.77 $6.81 $14,170 2.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $12.89 $12.70 $26,410 6.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 $7.21 $7.88 $16,390 7.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $7.52 $7.57 $15,750 2.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 130 $8.44 $8.85 $18,410 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.65 $9.72 $20,210 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $10.43 $11.28 $23,460 3.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 210 $9.00 $9.07 $18,860 2.7 %
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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 7,350 $9.78 $13.03 $27,110 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 580 $16.93 $18.55 $38,580 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $30.10 $32.47 $67,550 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,760 $7.78 $7.80 $16,220 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $7.73 $8.14 $16,930 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $12.88 $13.24 $27,540 3.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,030 $9.18 $10.86 $22,580 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $13.79 $15.05 $31,300 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $16.54 $18.12 $37,690 8.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 (5) $76.28 $158,660 18.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $10.89 $11.59 $24,110 7.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $29.67 $30.65 $63,760 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 $19.42 $20.45 $42,540 2.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $10.75 $11.56 $24,040 10.4 %
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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 9,580 $10.98 $11.64 $24,200 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 $18.04 $18.68 $38,860 1.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 420 $11.99 $12.58 $26,170 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $10.79 $11.23 $23,360 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,340 $11.53 $11.59 $24,110 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $12.57 $12.91 $26,850 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.17 $15.27 $31,760 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 220 $9.94 $10.05 $20,910 3.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $11.46 $11.67 $24,270 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $11.44 $11.73 $24,410 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,100 $10.70 $11.20 $23,300 1.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $14.41 $14.81 $30,810 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $7.76 $7.63 $15,870 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $11.68 $11.91 $24,770 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $9.55 $9.79 $20,350 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $14.33 $14.34 $29,830 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 770 $9.58 $9.60 $19,970 2.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $13.03 $13.35 $27,760 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $11.06 $11.53 $23,980 4.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $21.30 $20.96 $43,590 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $20.63 $18.55 $38,590 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $13.92 $14.70 $30,570 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 $10.60 $11.57 $24,060 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 790 $8.65 $9.06 $18,840 1.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 390 $13.64 $14.02 $29,160 1.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.90 $14.79 $30,760 12.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $13.11 $13.24 $27,550 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 720 $10.47 $10.62 $22,090 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $11.24 $11.40 $23,710 2.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $11.49 $11.51 $23,950 2.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 570 $8.99 $9.44 $19,640 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 130 $12.02 $12.41 $25,810 4.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $13.15 $13.36 $27,790 4.3 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,380 $13.41 $14.33 $29,800 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $20.53 $21.86 $45,470 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 $20.61 $22.66 $47,130 10.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 870 $11.69 $12.47 $25,940 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 240 $14.55 $14.64 $30,450 5.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 670 $10.90 $11.00 $22,880 3.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 140 $15.14 $17.19 $35,750 12.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $15.26 $15.64 $32,520 1.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.65 $14.41 $29,980 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $17.11 $17.50 $36,390 2.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $11.30 $11.85 $24,640 6.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $17.69 $17.48 $36,370 8.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $12.93 $13.10 $27,250 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 120 $9.40 $9.75 $20,280 4.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 110 $10.71 $10.65 $22,150 3.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $9.44 $9.59 $19,950 6.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $13.78 $14.10 $29,320 1.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $8.88 $9.35 $19,440 8.2 %
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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 2,720 $15.85 $16.85 $35,040 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $25.50 $25.12 $52,250 2.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $14.19 $14.51 $30,190 4.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $25.15 $23.60 $49,080 6.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $17.62 $18.80 $39,100 9.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 30 $11.22 $11.76 $24,450 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $16.50 $17.14 $35,650 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 470 $15.72 $15.68 $32,620 2.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $14.95 $15.68 $32,600 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $17.25 $18.00 $37,440 2.4 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 40 $12.06 $11.53 $23,980 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.86 $9.53 $19,830 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $17.91 $19.53 $40,620 2.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.23 $15.23 $31,680 7.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $18.03 $17.74 $36,910 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 350 $12.51 $13.34 $27,740 1.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $22.80 $22.73 $47,280 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $17.64 $19.48 $40,520 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $10.27 $11.24 $23,390 3.8 %
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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 3,010 $10.67 $11.67 $24,280 1.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 $20.21 $20.51 $42,660 1.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 360 $9.33 $9.52 $19,800 2.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $9.22 $9.30 $19,350 2.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $12.26 $12.82 $26,670 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.34 $11.15 $23,200 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.41 $10.46 $21,750 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $16.14 $16.18 $33,650 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $12.70 $13.14 $27,320 2.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $10.36 $10.72 $22,300 9.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $13.23 $13.39 $27,850 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $8.21 $8.33 $17,330 2.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $10.14 $10.71 $22,270 11.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 110 $11.28 $11.30 $23,500 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 170 $11.78 $12.18 $25,320 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $16.41 $16.54 $34,410 2.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.77 $9.81 $20,410 2.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.66 $11.45 $23,820 3.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 150 $11.69 $11.88 $24,700 3.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $11.98 $11.70 $24,340 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.36 $9.67 $20,110 2.7 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 50 $7.06 $7.75 $16,110 7.8 %
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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 4,040 $11.26 $12.39 $25,770 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $16.72 $17.65 $36,700 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $22.94 $22.46 $46,710 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $47,650 9.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $11.43 $11.31 $23,520 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $10.30 $12.12 $25,200 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,130 $14.28 $15.10 $31,400 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 340 $11.13 $11.37 $23,650 3.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $9.89 $9.90 $20,590 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 220 $8.70 $8.89 $18,480 3.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $13.65 $13.92 $28,950 2.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.74 $15.86 $32,990 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 90 $11.61 $11.59 $24,110 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $7.68 $7.73 $16,080 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 830 $9.03 $9.37 $19,480 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $8.03 $8.15 $16,950 2.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.77 $11.92 $24,790 4.4 %

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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