Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, 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 Ames, 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 Ames, 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 41,800 $14.76 $18.78 $39,060 7.3 %
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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 1,860 $37.62 $41.25 $85,810 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $60.46 $65.09 $135,390 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 280 $34.72 $45.86 $95,390 8.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $54.73 $51.96 $108,080 9.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $40.35 $39.23 $81,590 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $42.05 $43.22 $89,890 8.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $42.51 $44.09 $91,700 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $51.70 $48.44 $100,760 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $31.38 $30.31 $63,040 8.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $67,290 4.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $45.91 $45.37 $94,380 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $20.60 $20.80 $43,260 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $34.39 $35.35 $73,530 6.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $29.79 $31.81 $66,160 4.1 %
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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 1,740 $22.36 $23.25 $48,350 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $23.23 $22.71 $47,240 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $16.10 $18.47 $38,420 6.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.19 $21.68 $45,100 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $14.67 $17.41 $36,210 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.87 $19.63 $40,820 9.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $19.71 $21.02 $43,720 8.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $24.91 $26.87 $55,890 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 700 $22.18 $23.20 $48,260 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $24.65 $25.18 $52,380 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $24.28 $25.09 $52,190 9.3 %
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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 1,110 $26.12 $26.76 $55,660 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $21.99 $25.08 $52,160 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $30.18 $33.31 $69,280 5.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 140 $25.39 $25.94 $53,950 12.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $20.13 $21.38 $44,470 6.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 260 $28.67 $29.16 $60,650 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $31.03 $31.55 $65,630 3.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 200 $22.73 $22.87 $47,570 2.4 %
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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 1,010 $28.22 $30.58 $63,600 4.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $26.84 $27.00 $56,170 9.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 $35.52 $34.92 $72,620 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $27.57 $29.25 $60,840 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $28.56 $41.56 $86,450 14.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $29.44 $31.36 $65,220 11.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $24.24 $25.31 $52,640 7.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $23.38 $23.53 $48,940 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 1,190 $22.85 $25.13 $52,270 1.5 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 40 $25.86 $28.99 $60,300 4.6 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 110 $24.98 $27.54 $57,280 2.1 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 120 $34.76 $35.96 $74,790 2.1 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $31.56 $33.50 $69,680 2.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $21.82 $27.15 $56,470 9.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 340 $17.57 $17.36 $36,110 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $20.12 $19.55 $40,670 2.7 %
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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 600 $14.60 $15.36 $31,950 6.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $19.65 $20.37 $42,380 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $10.97 $11.02 $22,920 10.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $14.60 $15.22 $31,660 9.6 %
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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 130 $27.54 $30.65 $63,740 8.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $36.70 $39.35 $81,840 10.6 %
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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 3,980 $26.72 $32.66 $67,930 16.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $7.82 $8.34 $17,350 5.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 310 (4) (4) $38,250 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $38,760 6.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 180 (4) (4) $39,380 3.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $47,050 3.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 330 (4) (4) $47,930 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $24.21 $22.87 $47,580 5.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $8.28 $10.93 $22,730 9.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 380 (4) (4) $21,020 5.5 %
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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 610 $17.45 $17.86 $37,160 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $19.44 $19.77 $41,120 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $28,180 12.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $9.27 $10.47 $21,780 10.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $22.19 $22.80 $47,430 2.0 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $19.66 $18.98 $39,480 5.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $9.93 $13.02 $27,070 15.5 %
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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 1,880 $24.98 $28.21 $58,670 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 $46.07 $44.85 $93,290 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 700 $26.68 $26.09 $54,260 5.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $34.77 $36.26 $75,410 1.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $23.51 $23.43 $48,740 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.89 $18.12 $37,690 2.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $32.35 $32.09 $66,740 4.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 60 $22.28 $22.45 $46,700 2.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 70 $12.35 $12.08 $25,130 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $15.77 $16.56 $34,440 6.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 110 $16.61 $16.54 $34,410 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $10.52 $11.56 $24,050 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $11.38 $11.97 $24,900 3.9 %
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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 850 $12.86 $13.25 $27,560 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 100 $12.14 $11.84 $24,620 5.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 350 $12.25 $12.11 $25,180 4.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 $17.37 $18.14 $37,740 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $13.50 $13.85 $28,810 4.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.36 $10.44 $21,710 5.5 %
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Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 270 $20.07 $19.92 $41,440 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $24.74 $26.17 $54,440 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 90 $19.59 $20.31 $42,250 2.5 %
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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 4,440 $7.75 $8.95 $18,620 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $9.12 $11.91 $24,770 16.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $12.36 $13.26 $27,580 5.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.12 $7.40 $15,380 5.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $12.61 $12.48 $25,950 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 250 $9.17 $9.49 $19,750 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 410 $7.65 $8.19 $17,020 3.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $7.32 $7.76 $16,140 5.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,280 $7.22 $7.71 $16,050 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 $8.17 $8.32 $17,300 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $7.51 $9.23 $19,200 7.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $10.39 $10.18 $21,170 5.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $7.98 $7.96 $16,560 6.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $7.28 $7.60 $15,800 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $7.56 $8.78 $18,270 5.0 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,540 $11.03 $11.73 $24,410 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $15.18 $14.56 $30,290 11.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $11.24 $11.66 $24,250 4.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $9.07 $9.72 $20,220 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $11.50 $12.10 $25,160 3.6 %
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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 1,720 $9.04 $10.42 $21,680 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $12.57 $12.75 $26,510 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.75 $8.03 $16,710 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $15.26 $14.94 $31,080 14.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 380 $9.85 $9.82 $20,430 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $13.21 $13.57 $28,230 13.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $8.55 $11.09 $23,070 20.2 %
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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 4,220 $8.96 $12.80 $26,610 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 400 $13.98 $15.51 $32,260 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,140 $7.60 $7.97 $16,570 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $8.76 $9.58 $19,920 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 40 $14.59 $14.32 $29,780 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,470 $8.20 $11.19 $23,280 7.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $10.95 $11.45 $23,820 2.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $18.35 $19.82 $41,220 7.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $34.15 $34.74 $72,260 11.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 280 $20.22 $20.72 $43,100 9.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 210 $8.61 $8.75 $18,200 2.7 %
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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 5,950 $14.03 $14.60 $30,380 4.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 160 $22.64 $22.00 $45,770 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 90 $13.19 $14.00 $29,110 6.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 560 $14.53 $14.80 $30,780 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $14.18 $15.25 $31,720 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 190 $11.88 $12.00 $24,970 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 240 $12.82 $13.47 $28,010 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 $8.58 $8.61 $17,920 3.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $19.17 $18.35 $38,180 4.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $14.60 $14.73 $30,640 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $12.25 $12.45 $25,890 5.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $16.66 $17.27 $35,930 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $10.23 $10.42 $21,680 4.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $15.51 $15.55 $32,330 2.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $21.63 $21.67 $45,070 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $20.62 $18.17 $37,800 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $16.32 $17.89 $37,210 4.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $13.89 $13.92 $28,940 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 490 $10.42 $11.51 $23,930 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 380 $18.44 $18.40 $38,270 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 40 $13.85 $14.33 $29,800 6.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $17.09 $16.60 $34,520 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $13.91 $15.02 $31,240 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $17.01 $16.12 $33,530 4.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $11.12 $11.78 $24,510 11.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,190 $12.98 $13.65 $28,390 6.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $8.51 $9.25 $19,240 4.7 %
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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 130 $16.61 $17.70 $36,810 13.1 %
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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 1,520 $16.65 $18.12 $37,700 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $26.61 $28.22 $58,690 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 220 $16.36 $17.12 $35,600 9.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $14.43 $14.70 $30,580 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 280 $14.63 $15.13 $31,480 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $20.09 $19.46 $40,470 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 240 $18.20 $18.30 $38,070 2.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $15.22 $15.29 $31,790 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $21.12 $20.21 $42,030 8.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $24.47 $24.30 $50,540 4.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $18.00 $17.94 $37,320 2.1 %
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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 1,610 $17.49 $17.89 $37,210 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $27.53 $27.55 $57,300 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $25.14 $24.05 $50,010 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $17.27 $17.25 $35,880 8.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 170 $20.87 $20.77 $43,200 7.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 40 $21.24 $21.19 $44,080 10.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $13.86 $14.25 $29,640 2.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $19.09 $19.44 $40,440 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 610 $16.76 $16.32 $33,950 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $13.56 $15.50 $32,240 4.2 %
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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 3,570 $14.35 $15.44 $32,120 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 230 $23.47 $25.37 $52,770 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $11.19 $10.86 $22,580 6.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.99 $12.14 $25,250 3.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.16 $10.14 $21,100 8.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.07 $17.36 $36,110 12.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 130 $15.30 $16.03 $33,350 6.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.57 $13.72 $28,550 5.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.53 $15.36 $31,950 19.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $12.92 $13.05 $27,140 5.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $13.28 $13.05 $27,140 3.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 110 $14.39 $15.39 $32,000 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $16.27 $15.42 $32,070 2.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.18 $9.21 $19,160 3.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $17.58 $18.33 $38,130 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 $18.92 $18.50 $38,490 12.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $14.40 $14.75 $30,690 12.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 150 $10.86 $10.95 $22,780 3.3 %
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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 1,860 $11.97 $13.00 $27,040 2.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $24.17 $23.91 $49,730 9.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 150 $15.31 $16.94 $35,230 11.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 30 $13.86 $13.26 $27,590 17.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 320 $14.40 $14.89 $30,980 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 180 $10.06 $10.65 $22,140 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $9.64 $9.76 $20,310 3.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 $14.96 $14.36 $29,870 8.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.58 $11.90 $24,740 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $13.39 $13.90 $28,900 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 $8.60 $9.18 $19,090 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 360 $9.73 $10.83 $22,520 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $9.38 $9.51 $19,790 9.2 %

About May 2007 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.

(c) Corrected on February 12, 2009.




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State estimates for Iowa


Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2007 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: February 12, 2009

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