Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Washington 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 Central Washington 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 Central Washington 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 60,450 $13.38 $15.91 $33,100 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 1,210 $37.44 $39.76 $82,700 2.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 210 $43.56 $50.61 $105,270 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $42.96 $48.91 $101,740 7.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $28.89 $30.91 $64,300 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $40.52 $41.04 $85,370 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $35.68 $38.99 $81,100 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $30.79 $32.48 $67,570 11.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $79,410 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $50.45 $50.00 $104,010 5.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $43.44 $47.08 $97,920 4.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $25.31 $25.27 $52,560 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $20.19 $21.08 $43,840 8.2 %
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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 1,120 $25.08 $25.73 $53,520 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $15.47 $17.32 $36,030 10.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $22.50 $23.41 $48,690 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $25.70 $27.55 $57,300 4.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $25.81 $25.63 $53,310 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $25.37 $25.56 $53,160 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 300 $24.28 $25.43 $52,890 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $29.81 $29.75 $61,870 4.7 %
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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 330 $24.35 $24.52 $51,000 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $30.53 $34.98 $72,760 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $15.34 $15.93 $33,130 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.58 $27.78 $57,780 5.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $26.79 $27.27 $56,720 2.0 %
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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 450 $25.21 $25.73 $53,520 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $31.72 $31.52 $65,560 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $32.83 $32.46 $67,530 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $31.11 $30.85 $64,180 2.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.29 $19.54 $40,630 3.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $19.54 $19.96 $41,520 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $15.89 $16.99 $35,330 8.4 %
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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 1,130 $22.91 $23.28 $48,420 3.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 40 $29.84 $30.31 $63,040 2.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 100 $26.31 $25.82 $53,700 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $25.47 $24.01 $49,940 3.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $26.71 $26.81 $55,760 2.7 %
19-1032 Foresters 150 $27.00 $28.06 $58,360 4.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $36.73 $35.70 $74,260 3.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $26.69 $26.73 $55,600 2.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 100 $16.17 $16.20 $33,690 1.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $19.90 $20.38 $42,390 2.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 260 $14.93 $16.38 $34,060 1.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $18.43 $19.09 $39,710 3.4 %
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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 1,030 $20.11 $19.82 $41,230 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.68 $15.58 $32,400 4.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $22.73 $22.95 $47,730 1.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 40 $16.42 $17.90 $37,240 7.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $21.42 $22.28 $46,350 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $17.57 $17.43 $36,240 9.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $21.95 $22.11 $45,980 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $13.26 $13.20 $27,450 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $15.07 $16.14 $33,570 5.7 %
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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 180 $22.33 $26.77 $55,680 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $24.28 $33.20 $69,060 15.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $20.76 $20.66 $42,980 8.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $17.89 $19.17 $39,880 4.4 %
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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 5,700 $17.89 $19.17 $39,870 1.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $48,080 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $13.93 $14.12 $29,370 3.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $44,160 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 820 (4) (4) $47,630 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 440 (4) (4) $47,320 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $50,860 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $54,150 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $47,220 1.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $50,580 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $48,120 2.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 640 (4) (4) $30,690 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $23.42 $24.09 $50,100 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $13.43 $13.79 $28,670 4.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $27.22 $27.50 $57,190 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,310 (4) (4) $25,210 1.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $16.47 $18.27 $38,010 5.2 %
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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 560 $13.02 $15.74 $32,740 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $10.48 $10.98 $22,840 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $13.26 $13.80 $28,700 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (4) (4) $34,140 6.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $11.89 $11.87 $24,680 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $30.00 $28.64 $59,560 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $15.46 $16.01 $33,300 19.6 %
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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 2,420 $24.76 $28.52 $59,320 3.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $45.40 $46.32 $96,340 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $66.69 $68.88 $143,260 5.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $38.00 $37.00 $76,970 3.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 860 $26.64 $27.26 $56,710 2.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $25.74 $28.47 $59,220 7.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $24.45 $21.18 $44,050 28.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $26.34 $26.52 $55,150 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $15.17 $15.68 $32,610 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $40.82 $40.68 $84,610 6.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 70 $22.75 $23.56 $49,000 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $13.02 $15.32 $31,860 5.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $14.12 $14.31 $29,760 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $18.30 $18.75 $39,000 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $16.70 $16.65 $34,640 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $13.17 $14.15 $29,430 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 1,550 $10.49 $11.17 $23,230 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $8.90 $9.09 $18,910 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 520 $10.47 $10.61 $22,070 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.33 $10.79 $22,430 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $11.72 $12.71 $26,440 8.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $13.67 $13.63 $28,360 5.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $9.92 $10.61 $22,080 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $11.74 $12.71 $26,430 1.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $10.35 $10.43 $21,700 4.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $9.49 $9.43 $19,610 5.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $13.13 $14.41 $29,980 3.6 %
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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 (8) $18.12 $19.57 $40,700 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $32.65 $32.17 $66,910 5.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $23.94 $21.67 $45,070 8.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $15.28 $15.11 $31,440 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $26.60 $26.00 $54,090 3.5 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 90 $11.76 $12.53 $26,050 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 90 $13.84 $14.57 $30,300 4.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 $13.31 $15.67 $32,600 3.4 %
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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 5,960 $8.84 $10.27 $21,370 3.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $13.43 $14.11 $29,360 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $8.31 $8.36 $17,380 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $9.74 $10.49 $21,810 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $9.11 $9.79 $20,360 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 $8.79 $9.21 $19,150 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $12.74 $11.93 $24,820 5.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,030 $8.48 $8.87 $18,440 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $8.39 $8.81 $18,330 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 970 $13.64 $13.34 $27,740 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $8.44 $8.71 $18,120 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 320 $8.28 $8.35 $17,360 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.55 $8.66 $18,010 3.3 %
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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 2,370 $10.26 $11.15 $23,190 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $17.88 $18.88 $39,270 5.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $20.07 $22.90 $47,630 9.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 $11.06 $11.25 $23,400 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $9.14 $9.32 $19,390 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 430 $10.36 $11.50 $23,920 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 2,180 $10.08 $10.98 $22,850 2.7 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $14.85 $16.22 $33,730 12.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $17.26 $22.64 $47,090 17.5 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 40 $8.54 $9.97 $20,740 2.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $8.48 $9.06 $18,850 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $10.92 $11.48 $23,890 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $8.35 $8.72 $18,140 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 5,540 $10.54 $13.56 $28,210 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 430 $17.96 $20.15 $41,920 7.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $25.20 $25.65 $53,340 8.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,360 $8.81 $9.91 $20,610 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 $10.20 $10.82 $22,510 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $14.32 $14.67 $30,520 3.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,280 $10.30 $12.08 $25,120 4.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $13.41 $16.55 $34,430 13.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $16.30 $19.25 $40,030 16.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $17.61 $21.03 $43,740 4.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $22.43 $23.03 $47,900 6.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $10.57 $14.00 $29,120 22.2 %
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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 9,010 $12.52 $13.49 $28,060 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $20.03 $21.02 $43,710 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) $12.36 $12.50 $26,010 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $13.20 $13.38 $27,840 6.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $13.48 $13.61 $28,310 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,100 $13.03 $13.33 $27,720 1.6 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers (8) $8.94 $9.81 $20,400 15.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $16.22 $15.84 $32,940 3.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $16.76 $17.91 $37,250 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 260 $10.12 $10.30 $21,410 4.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 260 $15.22 $15.38 $31,990 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 210 $11.90 $12.48 $25,960 3.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $20.96 $19.65 $40,860 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $10.35 $10.56 $21,960 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $8.86 $9.35 $19,450 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $12.24 $12.87 $26,760 6.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $10.57 $10.75 $22,360 4.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.21 $13.71 $28,520 17.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $10.73 $11.98 $24,910 4.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $15.92 $15.88 $33,020 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $9.93 $10.34 $21,510 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $14.29 $14.45 $30,050 1.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $18.60 $18.57 $38,630 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $16.27 $17.17 $35,710 8.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $20.83 $20.36 $42,340 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $20.52 $20.72 $43,100 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.94 $11.63 $24,190 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $17.75 $18.40 $38,260 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $13.04 $13.55 $28,190 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 680 $9.27 $10.10 $21,000 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.54 $12.41 $25,810 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $18.36 $18.30 $38,060 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $15.93 $15.82 $32,900 6.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 230 $12.82 $12.87 $26,760 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 $13.92 $14.03 $29,180 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $11.86 $11.62 $24,170 4.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.31 $13.32 $27,710 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,550 $11.56 $12.13 $25,220 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 190 $10.22 $11.44 $23,800 2.7 %
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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 1,990 $8.96 $11.29 $23,490 4.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 $16.99 $19.65 $40,870 10.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $17.80 $17.54 $36,480 2.5 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 580 $8.72 $9.41 $19,580 2.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 $10.24 $12.64 $26,280 8.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 780 $8.45 $8.70 $18,100 2.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $10.09 $10.70 $22,260 10.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $10.74 $10.84 $22,540 3.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 150 $17.45 $18.00 $37,450 4.4 %
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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 3,090 $16.83 $18.38 $38,230 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $23.14 $26.12 $54,340 8.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 580 $18.79 $20.09 $41,780 5.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $13.74 $14.44 $30,030 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 520 $17.11 $19.06 $39,640 6.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $21.04 $21.59 $44,910 16.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 150 $18.15 $19.05 $39,630 9.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $14.31 $16.60 $34,540 14.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $27.51 $27.14 $56,450 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $16.88 $17.07 $35,520 1.3 %
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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 3,520 $17.21 $18.37 $38,220 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $27.38 $27.96 $58,150 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $25.24 $23.36 $48,580 7.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $21.20 $21.84 $45,420 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $16.86 $17.51 $36,410 8.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $16.57 $16.18 $33,660 6.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $17.59 $16.94 $35,240 6.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $13.93 $14.29 $29,730 6.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $17.22 $18.78 $39,060 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 180 $12.52 $14.52 $30,190 2.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $15.34 $15.76 $32,780 7.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 $18.49 $20.49 $42,620 7.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 760 $16.23 $16.62 $34,560 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 120 $15.27 $14.59 $30,340 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $33.84 $32.42 $67,420 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $19.58 $19.42 $40,390 8.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $9.77 $11.28 $23,470 3.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $19.55 $18.67 $38,820 6.4 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,490 $13.41 $14.96 $31,110 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $24.41 $25.71 $53,470 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 80 $10.74 $12.13 $25,240 3.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.96 $12.62 $26,250 14.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $10.11 $10.72 $22,310 2.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $16.50 $15.79 $32,850 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.85 $12.48 $25,950 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $17.16 $18.86 $39,230 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $16.28 $22.06 $45,880 18.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $15.94 $16.19 $33,680 5.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $8.96 $9.49 $19,750 3.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $20.18 $20.07 $41,750 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.57 $15.21 $31,640 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $23.69 $20.40 $42,430 5.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $11.13 $13.39 $27,860 6.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $12.82 $12.77 $26,560 1.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $10.14 $10.78 $22,430 2.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 190 $12.94 $13.09 $27,230 3.0 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,750 $12.54 $13.05 $27,140 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $19.69 $19.57 $40,710 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.54 $23.71 $49,310 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 870 $15.31 $14.85 $30,900 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $13.04 $13.36 $27,790 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,350 $14.94 $15.26 $31,740 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $10.50 $12.45 $25,890 8.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $8.52 $8.95 $18,610 3.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $10.09 $10.42 $21,660 5.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 620 $12.35 $12.43 $25,860 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $11.37 $11.06 $23,010 2.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,890 $10.10 $10.78 $22,420 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $8.86 $9.24 $19,220 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 570 $9.44 $11.04 $22,970 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $14.51 $14.59 $30,340 2.8 %

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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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008

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