Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 56,520 $14.77 $17.87 $37,180 3.3 %
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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 1,450 $38.41 $42.17 $87,710 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 (5) $69.26 $144,070 11.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 160 $44.98 $49.06 $102,040 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $34.57 $37.28 $77,540 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $50.03 $52.79 $109,810 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $38.56 $42.31 $87,990 9.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $49.27 $55.76 $115,980 18.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $80,680 1.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $53.27 $54.18 $112,690 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $46.89 $47.44 $98,670 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $35.60 $38.40 $79,860 2.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $25.65 $25.03 $52,060 1.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $36.75 $36.54 $76,000 3.6 %
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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 1,910 $23.86 $25.70 $53,450 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $23.13 $23.96 $49,840 1.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $25.48 $25.75 $53,560 10.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $26.36 $25.95 $53,980 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $24.83 $24.12 $50,170 5.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $21.41 $21.18 $44,060 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $26.57 $28.05 $58,350 4.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $27.45 $32.55 $67,710 11.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 620 $23.08 $24.48 $50,910 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $23.38 $25.20 $52,420 3.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $25.93 $25.79 $53,630 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $26.30 $31.93 $66,420 11.6 %
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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 710 $24.47 $25.27 $52,560 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $16.00 $18.90 $39,310 11.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $18.74 $18.58 $38,650 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $26.97 $27.91 $58,050 3.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $26.62 $26.67 $55,480 4.8 %
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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 840 $27.56 $28.78 $59,860 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $31.16 $31.70 $65,940 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $28.71 $30.62 $63,680 9.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $32.19 $32.77 $68,160 1.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $19.88 $19.88 $41,350 2.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 80 $23.81 $22.90 $47,630 2.7 %
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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 1,990 $19.87 $22.23 $46,230 2.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $28.16 $28.82 $59,940 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 80 $27.68 $27.14 $56,450 4.7 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $23.28 $25.47 $52,990 2.9 %
19-1032 Foresters 70 $23.89 $24.44 $50,840 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $24.05 $26.81 $55,770 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $30.32 $37.12 $77,210 13.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $27.46 $28.25 $58,760 3.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 260 $16.60 $17.01 $35,370 1.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 370 $13.43 $14.57 $30,300 1.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 70 $17.01 $17.38 $36,150 4.3 %
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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 930 $19.17 $19.53 $40,620 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $22.89 $22.84 $47,510 1.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $18.21 $19.39 $40,320 1.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $14.60 $17.84 $37,110 10.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 $19.25 $19.59 $40,760 7.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $20.40 $20.46 $42,550 3.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 90 $22.86 $23.07 $47,980 1.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $22.01 $21.86 $45,470 3.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $13.45 $13.86 $28,820 2.0 %
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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 200 $21.40 $26.51 $55,150 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 80 $31.94 $38.01 $79,060 12.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $15.85 $16.74 $34,830 9.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $13.54 $14.92 $31,030 6.6 %
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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 6,550 $22.14 $23.74 $49,390 7.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $57,360 3.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $47,600 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 560 (4) (4) $49,760 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $50,550 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 530 (4) (4) $51,890 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $51,130 3.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $45,830 3.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $48,190 2.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 720 (4) (4) $27,930 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $24.27 $24.13 $50,180 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $13.79 $15.36 $31,940 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $21.67 $24.87 $51,730 4.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 910 (4) (4) $24,240 1.3 %
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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 1,020 $17.75 $19.72 $41,020 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $12.02 $11.65 $24,240 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $15.24 $16.16 $33,610 6.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 420 (4) (4) $42,400 12.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $21.90 $22.92 $47,670 3.8 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $20.45 $20.00 $41,590 2.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $19.29 $19.43 $40,410 10.5 %
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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 2,740 $25.41 $28.83 $59,970 2.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $70.16 $145,930 28.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $42.32 $39.01 $81,140 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $75.86 $157,780 8.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $97.35 $202,490 14.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 $49.58 $56.25 $117,010 13.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.96 $39.47 $82,100 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,140 $26.38 $26.99 $56,140 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $30.97 $32.75 $68,120 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $25.08 $25.77 $53,590 3.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $25.52 $25.19 $52,400 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $14.55 $15.43 $32,090 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $34.99 $34.78 $72,340 3.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $25.76 $25.82 $53,710 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $11.14 $14.04 $29,210 9.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $15.92 $15.50 $32,240 2.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 240 $18.29 $18.24 $37,950 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $14.63 $15.32 $31,880 3.4 %
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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 2,070 $10.84 $11.58 $24,090 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 400 $8.82 $9.09 $18,900 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 820 $10.44 $10.61 $22,080 1.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.44 $10.78 $22,420 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $14.92 $14.90 $31,000 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $12.31 $12.92 $26,860 3.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $12.82 $13.18 $27,410 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.34 $14.51 $30,190 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.76 $9.32 $19,380 7.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $10.47 $10.43 $21,690 8.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $14.28 $15.06 $31,320 5.1 %
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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 1,300 $18.02 $19.63 $40,820 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $29.92 $29.12 $60,570 3.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $37.51 $36.16 $75,210 8.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $24.85 $23.75 $49,410 6.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 580 $17.49 $17.47 $36,330 4.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $28.06 $27.75 $57,710 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $18.46 $19.75 $41,080 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 70 $10.42 $11.23 $23,360 6.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $14.83 $16.39 $34,080 3.1 %
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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 4,740 $8.80 $9.96 $20,720 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 200 $14.72 $16.11 $33,510 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.43 $8.89 $18,490 6.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $10.66 $11.72 $24,370 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $8.95 $9.26 $19,250 3.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $10.07 $10.71 $22,280 9.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $8.60 $9.24 $19,210 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $9.39 $9.99 $20,780 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,550 $8.57 $9.12 $18,980 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.13 $8.68 $18,050 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 810 $11.42 $10.87 $22,620 6.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.58 $9.15 $19,030 3.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $8.50 $8.57 $17,830 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $8.29 $8.34 $17,340 2.5 %
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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 2,000 $9.79 $10.92 $22,710 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $16.70 $17.11 $35,600 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $17.61 $20.35 $42,330 17.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 $9.94 $10.81 $22,490 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $8.64 $9.11 $18,960 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $10.46 $11.36 $23,620 4.5 %
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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 1,580 $9.35 $10.77 $22,410 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $16.12 $18.55 $38,570 12.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.48 $8.93 $18,580 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $8.56 $8.93 $18,580 3.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.36 $10.61 $22,080 9.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $9.39 $9.72 $20,220 2.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 310 $9.03 $9.36 $19,460 4.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $8.76 $9.92 $20,630 2.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 270 $8.94 $11.36 $23,620 4.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $10.66 $12.42 $25,830 10.5 %
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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 4,350 $10.83 $13.51 $28,100 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 380 $17.84 $19.96 $41,530 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $25.11 $25.18 $52,380 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,600 $8.94 $9.80 $20,370 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 $10.07 $10.94 $22,750 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $12.28 $12.59 $26,200 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,150 $10.32 $12.16 $25,280 3.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $17.80 $23.72 $49,350 17.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $22.71 $21.49 $44,690 10.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $26.19 $27.18 $56,530 7.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 $18.36 $20.48 $42,600 5.1 %
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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 8,080 $13.31 $14.06 $29,240 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 430 $19.84 $20.28 $42,180 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $10.08 $10.66 $22,170 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $14.50 $14.54 $30,240 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $12.79 $13.14 $27,320 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 860 $13.60 $13.86 $28,820 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $15.56 $15.32 $31,860 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $16.21 $15.73 $32,720 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 330 $10.56 $10.84 $22,540 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $15.23 $15.28 $31,780 1.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 210 $14.15 $14.57 $30,310 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $21.34 $20.83 $43,330 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $11.08 $11.79 $24,520 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $8.05 $8.45 $17,570 5.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $12.89 $13.17 $27,390 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $10.05 $10.50 $21,830 5.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.19 $13.62 $28,330 3.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $13.70 $13.98 $29,080 9.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $10.75 $14.27 $29,670 7.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $16.01 $15.84 $32,950 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $10.20 $10.35 $21,530 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $14.64 $14.78 $30,730 2.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $12.37 $11.62 $24,160 4.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $14.48 $14.47 $30,090 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $21.49 $21.07 $43,830 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $19.92 $20.12 $41,840 1.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $11.38 $12.89 $26,820 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $17.90 $20.39 $42,400 8.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $14.52 $15.00 $31,200 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 550 $10.23 $11.04 $22,970 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.90 $13.08 $27,200 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $18.94 $18.94 $39,390 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.30 $15.37 $31,970 16.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $13.74 $14.08 $29,280 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 640 $14.40 $14.39 $29,920 1.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 70 $12.74 $12.63 $26,260 5.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,220 $11.85 $12.69 $26,390 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 360 $14.58 $13.84 $28,780 3.1 %
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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 710 $15.10 $15.64 $32,540 9.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $18.74 $19.61 $40,780 2.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $9.42 $10.19 $21,200 2.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 180 $17.49 $20.51 $42,650 15.3 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 30 $17.52 $17.60 $36,610 3.7 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,600 $17.55 $18.87 $39,250 3.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $23.93 $24.47 $50,900 7.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 440 $14.65 $15.39 $32,020 5.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 360 $13.95 $15.21 $31,640 9.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $22.17 $21.47 $44,660 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $23.31 $22.54 $46,890 9.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $14.29 $16.19 $33,680 11.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $22.30 $23.13 $48,100 5.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $13.06 $16.76 $34,860 24.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $11.66 $13.20 $27,450 14.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $23.43 $21.92 $45,600 3.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 300 $17.48 $17.54 $36,480 1.5 %
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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 2,590 $18.47 $19.56 $40,680 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $22.75 $25.07 $52,140 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $26.03 $25.39 $52,800 4.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $22.04 $23.39 $48,640 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $16.89 $17.53 $36,470 5.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 $17.70 $17.54 $36,480 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $15.52 $15.86 $32,990 4.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $21.79 $20.01 $41,630 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.96 $14.83 $30,860 23.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $18.22 $17.67 $36,750 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $22.40 $24.27 $50,480 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 820 $15.57 $16.27 $33,840 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $32.80 $32.12 $66,810 3.2 %
49-9096 Riggers (8) $32.39 $31.93 $66,410 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.66 $10.85 $22,570 6.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $30.99 $26.93 $56,020 9.5 %
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Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,520 $12.50 $14.39 $29,920 5.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $24.22 $26.15 $54,400 3.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $14.51 $15.04 $31,270 6.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $11.70 $12.30 $25,580 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $16.93 $17.03 $35,420 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.75 $14.45 $30,060 7.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $17.31 $18.61 $38,700 8.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $18.35 $17.99 $37,420 5.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $14.21 $14.69 $30,550 2.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.33 $10.09 $20,990 3.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $11.17 $12.02 $25,000 11.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $20.05 $19.68 $40,940 3.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.16 $19.72 $41,010 9.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $15.60 $15.27 $31,770 4.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.77 $16.66 $34,650 7.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $17.29 $16.84 $35,030 10.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.55 $11.44 $23,790 11.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $16.34 $17.74 $36,910 8.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 70 $10.08 $10.34 $21,500 2.4 %
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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 3,630 $13.42 $14.30 $29,740 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $20.45 $20.05 $41,710 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.19 $23.07 $47,980 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 380 $14.14 $13.88 $28,880 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $12.27 $15.22 $31,660 13.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 750 $15.33 $16.48 $34,270 4.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 270 $12.19 $13.28 $27,620 6.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $16.01 $15.29 $31,810 5.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $14.42 $14.95 $31,090 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $15.05 $14.61 $30,390 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $8.42 $8.93 $18,570 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 550 $11.32 $11.94 $24,840 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $15.64 $15.34 $31,910 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 360 $8.43 $9.08 $18,880 2.4 %

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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