Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA



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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (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 86,230 $12.78 $15.32 $31,860 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 2,960 $29.09 $33.44 $69,560 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $54.44 $54.99 $114,380 6.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 $34.39 $43.99 $91,500 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $25,520 8.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $26.55 $28.45 $59,180 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $39.22 $42.07 $87,510 6.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $31.69 $32.86 $68,340 10.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $23.88 $28.75 $59,790 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $34.60 $36.01 $74,910 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $34.80 $37.63 $78,280 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $31.85 $32.72 $68,050 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $37.28 $35.39 $73,600 3.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $72,860 7.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 140 $30.36 $32.56 $67,730 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $39.66 $42.21 $87,790 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $20.92 $21.59 $44,920 5.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $41.86 $57.20 $118,980 26.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $30.26 $32.03 $66,630 4.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $23.97 $26.93 $56,010 16.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $15.35 $19.33 $40,200 5.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $27.60 $30.66 $63,760 5.2 %
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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 2,910 $19.49 $21.97 $45,690 2.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $24.80 $26.40 $54,910 9.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $16.29 $20.69 $43,040 19.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.44 $21.02 $43,710 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $23.87 $23.10 $48,040 6.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $20.51 $21.18 $44,060 6.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $20.48 $23.22 $48,300 9.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $21.11 $20.72 $43,100 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $17.33 $18.56 $38,610 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $17.97 $19.49 $40,540 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 $18.86 $17.53 $36,460 12.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $29.11 $29.64 $61,660 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 600 $18.09 $20.72 $43,090 5.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $22.50 $25.74 $53,550 5.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $21.68 $24.36 $50,660 10.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $17.63 $20.33 $42,290 4.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $30.72 $32.06 $66,690 18.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $21.68 $24.65 $51,280 8.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 400 $14.64 $17.96 $37,350 8.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $16.67 $19.99 $41,590 4.3 %
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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 810 $23.25 $24.28 $50,490 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $23.21 $23.16 $48,180 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $22.99 $22.99 $47,830 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $35.29 $36.85 $76,650 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $15.84 $16.92 $35,190 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $27.10 $28.76 $59,830 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $24.63 $25.32 $52,660 2.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $23.93 $23.12 $48,100 4.5 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,150 $25.04 $26.52 $55,160 3.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) $42.62 $38.72 $80,530 14.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 190 $27.68 $27.78 $57,790 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 290 $27.48 $31.72 $65,980 5.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $26.35 $29.04 $60,410 5.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $19.93 $20.81 $43,290 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $20.43 $20.32 $42,270 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $23.40 $23.24 $48,330 1.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $19.55 $20.75 $43,150 4.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $21.10 $20.98 $43,640 8.2 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 380 $19.34 $22.16 $46,080 5.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 $20.68 $24.86 $51,700 12.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $28.06 $33.13 $68,900 12.6 %
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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 1,420 $14.01 $15.45 $32,130 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $18.82 $19.70 $40,980 6.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $19.75 $20.67 $43,000 10.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 230 $13.16 $14.23 $29,610 10.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $14.95 $14.42 $29,990 16.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $16.61 $17.36 $36,110 5.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $17.25 $17.65 $36,710 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $10.29 $10.46 $21,750 3.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $14.78 $15.43 $32,100 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 370 $27.29 $31.83 $66,200 7.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $35.13 $43.49 $90,470 12.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $14.19 $15.80 $32,870 9.2 %
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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 5,160 $16.56 $17.53 $36,460 3.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $59,040 3.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $52,240 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $22.43 $23.40 $48,670 7.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 170 (4) (4) $24,830 17.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $8.59 $9.66 $20,100 9.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $38,110 11.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 870 (4) (4) $36,830 5.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $38,180 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $32,280 3.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $38,910 3.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $22.61 $23.11 $48,060 6.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $15.13 $14.51 $30,190 4.1 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $8.56 $9.23 $19,190 11.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 490 (4) (4) $15,020 4.2 %
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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 1,170 $14.08 $15.02 $31,240 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.62 $9.58 $19,940 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $15.12 $14.89 $30,980 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $26,800 10.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $10.32 $10.46 $21,760 9.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $19.74 $19.45 $40,450 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) $17.15 $18.33 $38,130 2.8 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $23.49 $21.08 $43,860 13.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (8) $21.06 $21.25 $44,200 3.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $14.55 $17.01 $35,390 7.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $16.94 $16.27 $33,830 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $6.87 $8.50 $17,680 9.2 %
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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 4,630 $21.15 $26.91 $55,970 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $85.01 $176,810 20.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $42.14 $41.14 $85,570 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $64.06 $62.27 $129,520 11.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 (5) $86.91 $180,770 12.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $37.09 $36.31 $75,530 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,910 $21.90 $21.84 $45,440 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $31.23 $29.55 $61,470 5.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $28.47 $29.44 $61,230 2.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $14.42 $15.21 $31,640 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $37.76 $41.46 $86,240 13.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $27.99 $27.83 $57,880 4.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $16.39 $17.39 $36,180 9.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $10.40 $10.58 $22,000 2.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 520 $15.11 $15.15 $31,520 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $16.40 $17.43 $36,260 5.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.90 $11.84 $24,620 2.9 %
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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 $10.75 $11.15 $23,180 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 560 $10.19 $10.30 $21,420 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,200 $10.46 $10.53 $21,890 1.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $14.58 $15.39 $32,010 4.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $16.39 $15.91 $33,100 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $12.42 $12.48 $25,950 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $12.46 $12.66 $26,340 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $13.43 $13.86 $28,820 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $7.63 $7.75 $16,130 11.8 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,060 $17.69 $17.57 $36,540 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $26.91 $27.52 $57,250 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $21.04 $21.17 $44,030 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 240 $12.80 $12.69 $26,390 4.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $6.34 $6.39 $13,300 7.2 %
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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 7,840 $7.01 $7.79 $16,200 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $11.50 $12.88 $26,780 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 460 $7.60 $7.54 $15,680 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $9.86 $9.90 $20,590 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 730 $8.11 $8.35 $17,380 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.25 $6.46 $13,430 6.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $7.60 $7.79 $16,210 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 390 $6.63 $6.87 $14,290 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,120 $6.68 $7.05 $14,670 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $6.74 $6.92 $14,380 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,500 $6.56 $7.34 $15,260 4.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.37 $8.31 $17,280 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $6.79 $7.11 $14,780 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $6.44 $6.54 $13,610 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $6.53 $6.76 $14,060 3.4 %
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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 2,440 $9.26 $10.30 $21,420 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $16.83 $18.18 $37,810 7.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $8.95 $9.64 $20,050 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 $8.67 $9.00 $18,710 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $10.07 $10.77 $22,390 2.7 %
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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 2,010 $8.40 $9.11 $18,950 3.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $15.20 $19.28 $40,110 13.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $7.15 $7.52 $15,640 6.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $6.55 $7.02 $14,600 4.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $13.46 $13.92 $28,960 6.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $9.65 $10.05 $20,910 3.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 660 $6.78 $7.31 $15,200 6.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 400 $9.29 $9.40 $19,540 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $10.43 $9.97 $20,750 2.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $9.20 $9.98 $20,760 5.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $18.34 $18.20 $37,850 3.6 %
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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 9,340 $9.24 $13.24 $27,530 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 760 $14.99 $17.00 $35,360 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $28.52 $33.53 $69,740 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,240 $7.47 $7.63 $15,860 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $7.82 $8.47 $17,620 6.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $13.56 $13.73 $28,560 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,430 $8.54 $10.03 $20,870 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $18.99 $23.28 $48,430 12.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $17.01 $25.90 $53,880 8.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $15.83 $19.66 $40,900 14.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $11.48 $11.92 $24,800 12.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $18.48 $20.95 $43,580 11.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $22.54 $27.55 $57,300 7.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 880 $20.98 $24.74 $51,470 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $9.15 $9.49 $19,730 2.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 140 $8.91 $9.53 $19,820 3.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.55 $15.48 $32,210 6.7 %
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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 14,310 $11.87 $12.63 $26,280 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $21.26 $22.37 $46,530 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $11.45 $11.11 $23,110 4.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 160 $13.43 $13.86 $28,840 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,220 $13.00 $13.23 $27,510 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $13.42 $13.49 $28,050 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $10.57 $10.77 $22,390 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,560 $10.90 $11.54 $24,000 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $7.85 $9.56 $19,890 7.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.77 $7.81 $16,240 4.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $12.14 $12.59 $26,190 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $10.69 $11.09 $23,070 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $12.88 $12.97 $26,980 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $12.26 $12.65 $26,310 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $14.77 $14.90 $30,990 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 700 $10.92 $10.76 $22,370 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $12.01 $11.74 $24,430 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $10.50 $10.44 $21,720 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $15.80 $15.81 $32,880 2.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $21.48 $21.18 $44,060 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $20.76 $19.25 $40,040 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $13.36 $13.85 $28,800 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 540 $11.69 $12.24 $25,470 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 $8.85 $9.69 $20,150 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $12.86 $12.89 $26,820 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 570 $15.75 $15.79 $32,850 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $13.20 $13.35 $27,760 4.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $11.65 $11.99 $24,940 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,210 $11.44 $11.97 $24,890 4.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $20.43 $20.15 $41,920 7.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.44 $10.36 $21,550 7.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $11.70 $10.70 $22,260 7.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $14.01 $14.33 $29,810 7.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 250 $11.84 $12.51 $26,020 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $11.45 $11.87 $24,680 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,810 $11.33 $11.68 $24,290 2.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $10.80 $11.41 $23,730 5.9 %
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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 160 $13.83 $14.07 $29,260 6.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $18.81 $18.94 $39,390 2.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 90 $14.04 $13.22 $27,500 7.8 %
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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 3,790 $14.99 $15.97 $33,210 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $24.60 $25.66 $53,370 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $17.24 $18.30 $38,070 8.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 610 $14.96 $15.52 $32,280 5.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $13.05 $12.86 $26,760 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $12.11 $12.12 $25,210 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 $17.47 $17.84 $37,100 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $15.08 $14.89 $30,980 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $19.76 $19.27 $40,070 4.2 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $14.74 $14.24 $29,630 5.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $17.27 $16.33 $33,970 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $20.36 $20.92 $43,510 11.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $14.85 $16.36 $34,020 3.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $13.11 $13.17 $27,400 4.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $13.51 $15.06 $31,320 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.17 $10.15 $21,110 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.86 $10.98 $22,840 11.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $16.61 $16.42 $34,150 2.6 %
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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 3,490 $16.68 $17.89 $37,210 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $23.89 $29.15 $60,620 12.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $12.96 $13.29 $27,630 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $24.75 $24.02 $49,960 4.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $19.50 $19.68 $40,930 4.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $11.52 $13.62 $28,320 13.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $20.19 $20.52 $42,690 7.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $16.32 $16.09 $33,460 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $15.59 $17.35 $36,100 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $14.62 $15.16 $31,530 4.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $13.93 $14.73 $30,650 5.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $17.33 $17.84 $37,110 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $10.60 $11.89 $24,730 12.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $24.51 $23.99 $49,900 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $17.74 $19.52 $40,600 7.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $19.84 $20.08 $41,760 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 940 $16.20 $16.02 $33,320 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $18.78 $17.76 $36,950 3.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $18.73 $18.25 $37,960 12.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $12.94 $13.46 $28,000 3.9 %
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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 12,610 $13.48 $14.08 $29,290 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 620 $22.07 $23.28 $48,420 2.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $15.93 $15.23 $31,680 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $16.00 $15.22 $31,660 3.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 $10.96 $11.33 $23,570 2.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $9.52 $9.92 $20,630 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $8.44 $10.07 $20,940 12.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 420 $16.88 $16.77 $34,880 4.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $13.06 $13.55 $28,180 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $15.76 $15.76 $32,770 4.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.30 $17.95 $37,340 6.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 490 $15.41 $15.39 $32,010 2.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 180 $18.69 $18.81 $39,130 1.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 960 $15.23 $14.92 $31,040 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.78 $15.74 $32,740 2.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $15.43 $15.61 $32,470 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $10.24 $10.92 $22,710 5.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.80 $14.93 $31,040 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.94 $8.28 $17,220 4.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $11.25 $11.43 $23,780 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $18.35 $17.91 $37,250 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $15.86 $15.75 $32,770 3.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $13.48 $13.75 $28,590 2.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $10.51 $11.09 $23,070 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 370 $13.39 $14.54 $30,230 3.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $15.65 $15.97 $33,210 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $13.06 $13.40 $27,860 4.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.17 $14.04 $29,210 4.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $15.17 $15.11 $31,420 2.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 580 $11.81 $11.44 $23,800 5.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 580 $12.99 $13.90 $28,920 3.6 %
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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 5,730 $12.00 $13.07 $27,190 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $15.31 $17.06 $35,480 7.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $23.73 $23.06 $47,970 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $11.89 $11.71 $24,350 9.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 200 $11.47 $12.28 $25,550 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $10.99 $12.83 $26,690 5.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,410 $15.42 $16.58 $34,490 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 550 $10.16 $12.06 $25,080 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $8.50 $8.75 $18,200 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $6.62 $7.72 $16,050 10.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $16.14 $16.91 $35,180 8.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,000 $11.67 $12.16 $25,280 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $7.98 $8.44 $17,560 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 770 $9.60 $10.29 $21,410 3.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 $7.73 $8.75 $18,210 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $12.63 $12.57 $26,140 3.6 %

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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