Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 124,890 $13.49 $16.02 $33,310 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 4,210 $33.19 $36.53 $75,990 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $47.38 $46.02 $95,720 7.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,210 $31.46 $37.73 $78,490 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $25,970 18.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $50.16 $56.05 $116,580 6.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $43.65 $53.92 $112,140 8.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $28.83 $30.69 $63,820 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $43.49 $44.27 $92,080 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $42.79 $44.99 $93,580 2.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $35.66 $39.59 $82,340 6.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 $34.40 $36.31 $75,510 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $39.78 $44.04 $91,600 5.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $35.20 $41.35 $86,010 7.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $22.88 $28.65 $59,580 9.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $68,600 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $37.14 $39.73 $82,630 10.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $44.60 $46.66 $97,060 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $16.65 $17.08 $35,530 3.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 100 $32.25 $28.54 $59,360 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $32.46 $33.67 $70,030 2.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $44.25 $45.64 $94,940 5.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $26.35 $25.87 $53,810 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $20.85 $21.40 $44,500 7.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $28.76 $29.89 $62,160 2.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 190 $36.09 $40.32 $83,860 3.2 %
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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 4,980 $21.61 $22.89 $47,600 2.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 60 $23.67 $25.90 $53,870 9.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $23.26 $23.18 $48,210 8.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $22.60 $23.48 $48,830 1.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $21.72 $22.45 $46,690 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $25.89 $25.05 $52,110 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $18.91 $20.04 $41,680 5.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $17.28 $18.03 $37,500 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $22.38 $23.95 $49,810 6.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $20.21 $20.44 $42,510 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 180 $21.84 $22.95 $47,730 2.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $29.72 $30.62 $63,690 6.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $48.19 $50.22 $104,460 8.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,110 $19.05 $20.51 $42,660 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 $23.41 $24.64 $51,250 1.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $22.05 $21.44 $44,600 3.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $27.21 $28.15 $58,550 4.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $34.76 $32.89 $68,410 13.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 470 $26.91 $27.89 $58,010 3.2 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 110 $12.63 $14.51 $30,190 10.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $20.56 $23.41 $48,690 6.4 %
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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 1,040 $26.73 $28.05 $58,330 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $27.48 $28.85 $60,010 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $28.97 $29.76 $61,900 3.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $39.11 $39.50 $82,160 6.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 200 $18.17 $18.51 $38,500 1.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $32.22 $32.00 $66,570 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 $25.83 $26.12 $54,340 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $36.53 $35.75 $74,370 3.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $32.92 $32.16 $66,890 7.1 %
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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 2,230 $24.56 $26.98 $56,120 2.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) $18.67 $19.99 $41,590 11.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $30.79 $31.39 $65,280 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $35.98 $35.97 $74,810 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $28.99 $30.01 $62,420 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 250 $32.03 $33.27 $69,190 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $19.05 $19.54 $40,640 2.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $21.40 $21.84 $45,430 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $23.49 $23.85 $49,610 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $18.28 $19.50 $40,570 5.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (8) $22.26 $22.68 $47,170 5.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 280 $19.31 $19.52 $40,610 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 100 $20.04 $20.51 $42,670 3.7 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 80 $21.77 $22.91 $47,660 5.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $19.45 $20.20 $42,030 7.1 %
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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 930 $23.79 $25.06 $52,120 1.9 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 90 $28.35 $28.68 $59,650 3.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $27.83 $27.44 $57,080 1.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $25.48 $26.63 $55,390 4.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $27.69 $29.25 $60,840 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 $29.11 $31.24 $64,980 5.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $24.54 $25.04 $52,080 4.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $24.44 $24.70 $51,380 5.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $19.08 $18.29 $38,040 5.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 $11.30 $13.96 $29,040 10.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $9.78 $13.01 $27,050 11.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.79 $15.40 $32,030 1.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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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 2,550 $16.36 $17.07 $35,510 2.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $17.03 $16.44 $34,190 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (8) $22.36 $22.56 $46,920 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $18.58 $19.46 $40,480 6.0 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 $13.22 $13.01 $27,070 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $20.98 $21.38 $44,470 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 160 $21.33 $21.27 $44,240 2.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $20.00 $19.73 $41,030 2.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $23.17 $22.73 $47,280 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,130 $12.20 $13.24 $27,540 2.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 240 $16.33 $18.65 $38,790 6.3 %
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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 360 $25.61 $28.96 $60,240 12.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $33.01 $37.78 $78,590 17.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.58 $19.06 $39,650 2.6 %
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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 7,940 $18.17 $18.50 $38,480 1.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,620 2.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,280 6.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $64,730 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $28.53 $27.82 $57,860 4.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $12.52 $14.06 $29,240 8.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $41,330 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,640 (4) (4) $44,480 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $43,350 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,150 (4) (4) $44,660 1.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $47,680 3.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $44,020 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $43,220 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $46,100 2.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $19.20 $17.53 $36,460 5.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $12.52 $14.73 $30,630 5.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $37,720 9.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $23.10 $22.83 $47,490 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $13.33 $14.12 $29,380 4.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $27.04 $26.86 $55,870 4.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,080 (4) (4) $23,990 2.5 %
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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 820 $13.05 $15.17 $31,550 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $7.22 $8.64 $17,970 7.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $13.23 $14.12 $29,370 4.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $37,340 7.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $10.22 $10.38 $21,600 6.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 100 $11.57 $12.24 $25,460 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $20.63 $20.79 $43,250 6.3 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $14.56 $16.42 $34,160 6.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.17 $13.39 $27,840 22.9 %
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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 6,990 $21.71 $26.66 $55,460 4.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 70 $26.00 $30.40 $63,220 21.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $51.38 $54.58 $113,530 15.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $23.26 $24.18 $50,280 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $46.95 $45.32 $94,260 3.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $76.70 $159,540 7.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $83.11 $172,860 13.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,030 $27.76 $28.83 $59,970 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $27.59 $27.33 $56,840 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $31.65 $34.43 $71,610 7.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $25.52 $25.49 $53,020 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $22.96 $23.09 $48,020 1.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $32.98 $33.06 $68,770 6.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $24.31 $24.96 $51,910 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $18.25 $18.69 $38,870 1.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $31.09 $31.42 $65,360 5.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $32.56 $32.39 $67,370 3.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.31 $23.95 $49,810 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 720 $11.83 $12.22 $25,420 5.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $12.16 $12.79 $26,600 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $18.36 $19.12 $39,770 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.54 $14.31 $29,770 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,460 $16.69 $16.83 $35,010 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $14.56 $15.08 $31,360 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $11.85 $13.17 $27,400 6.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $28.00 $28.18 $58,610 2.7 %
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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 6,050 $10.69 $11.27 $23,430 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $9.34 $9.70 $20,170 1.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,450 $11.03 $11.19 $23,280 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $18.85 $18.88 $39,280 2.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $13.26 $13.15 $27,350 3.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 110 $14.37 $15.23 $31,680 10.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $18.77 $18.30 $38,050 9.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $12.80 $13.45 $27,980 6.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 170 $14.32 $14.73 $30,640 1.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $13.64 $13.43 $27,930 3.0 %
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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 2,140 $14.64 $16.11 $33,510 3.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $21.64 $22.62 $47,040 2.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $29.21 $29.04 $60,400 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 380 $11.18 $12.51 $26,020 13.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 440 $13.96 $14.64 $30,460 4.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $22.83 $23.21 $48,270 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $10.73 $11.37 $23,650 6.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $8.64 $8.69 $18,070 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $8.32 $8.48 $17,640 2.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 260 $15.93 $16.65 $34,640 3.3 %
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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 10,280 $8.15 $8.91 $18,540 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $11.42 $12.10 $25,170 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $8.13 $8.68 $18,060 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 500 $11.09 $11.25 $23,410 1.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $8.78 $9.13 $18,990 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $8.39 $8.49 $17,670 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $9.39 $9.82 $20,420 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,060 $8.75 $8.94 $18,600 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,360 $7.64 $7.97 $16,580 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $7.43 $7.91 $16,460 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,830 $7.34 $8.74 $18,180 6.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 330 $9.26 $10.00 $20,790 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.29 $7.60 $15,810 5.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 460 $7.11 $7.36 $15,300 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.76 $8.54 $17,770 7.0 %
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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 3,710 $10.14 $10.86 $22,590 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $16.56 $16.29 $33,880 2.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $16.04 $16.61 $34,550 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,070 $9.98 $10.40 $21,630 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $9.62 $9.81 $20,400 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $9.31 $10.54 $21,920 3.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $12.94 $12.10 $25,160 9.9 %
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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 4,460 $10.52 $10.83 $22,520 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 320 $13.84 $14.47 $30,090 3.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.31 $8.57 $17,830 5.0 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 40 $6.85 $6.82 $14,190 6.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $8.60 $8.94 $18,600 3.3 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 50 $8.44 $8.73 $18,160 2.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $14.43 $15.55 $32,340 15.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.09 $10.91 $22,690 8.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $7.97 $8.08 $16,810 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,600 $11.05 $11.15 $23,200 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $8.10 $8.61 $17,910 2.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 380 $9.44 $10.05 $20,910 2.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 90 $7.21 $9.65 $20,060 15.6 %
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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 11,070 $9.42 $13.02 $27,080 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,150 $13.54 $15.31 $31,850 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $27.26 $30.98 $64,430 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,660 $7.77 $7.98 $16,600 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 $7.78 $8.55 $17,790 3.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 470 $14.26 $14.15 $29,430 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,940 $8.44 $9.76 $20,310 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.75 $16.25 $33,800 3.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $22.81 $22.76 $47,340 9.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $25.77 $35.46 $73,750 13.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $18.92 $19.91 $41,410 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $39.00 $41.76 $86,860 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 910 $19.26 $22.03 $45,810 3.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $9.41 $9.35 $19,450 3.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $19.22 $18.82 $39,140 10.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 270 $14.21 $18.31 $38,090 16.7 %
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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 17,330 $12.46 $13.26 $27,570 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 860 $17.24 $17.99 $37,420 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $11.90 $11.85 $24,650 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $13.40 $14.13 $29,380 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $13.71 $13.92 $28,940 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,280 $13.02 $13.22 $27,490 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $14.97 $15.48 $32,210 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 $12.14 $12.96 $26,950 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 $10.65 $10.77 $22,410 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 160 $17.83 $17.78 $36,980 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 810 $14.15 $14.58 $30,330 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $17.65 $17.56 $36,520 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $10.37 $10.82 $22,510 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $8.20 $8.29 $17,230 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $13.04 $13.03 $27,100 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $10.34 $10.93 $22,730 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $14.53 $15.03 $31,260 4.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $13.59 $13.85 $28,800 7.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $12.76 $13.53 $28,150 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $14.93 $14.98 $31,170 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $11.24 $11.63 $24,190 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $11.01 $12.08 $25,130 4.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $10.63 $10.31 $21,450 6.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $17.11 $17.13 $35,630 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $18.97 $18.35 $38,170 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $20.86 $20.40 $42,430 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 590 $20.95 $21.07 $43,830 1.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $17.88 $16.83 $35,010 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $18.07 $17.93 $37,300 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $13.29 $13.90 $28,910 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,670 $9.16 $9.86 $20,510 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $15.42 $14.81 $30,810 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 700 $17.33 $17.72 $36,850 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $16.77 $16.75 $34,840 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $13.93 $14.07 $29,270 2.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $14.73 $14.77 $30,710 3.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $13.63 $14.46 $30,080 13.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $12.21 $11.83 $24,610 3.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.65 $13.94 $28,990 23.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $7.46 $8.62 $17,930 6.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,580 $10.98 $11.22 $23,340 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 170 $10.77 $10.85 $22,570 6.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 $13.76 $13.53 $28,140 4.0 %
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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 630 $13.21 $14.04 $29,200 4.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 $21.13 $20.84 $43,360 9.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $20.66 $20.36 $42,350 1.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $13.31 $13.61 $28,300 2.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 110 $9.22 $11.20 $23,290 15.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $13.82 $14.51 $30,190 5.6 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 140 $10.64 $10.95 $22,780 7.7 %
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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 6,320 $15.89 $16.98 $35,320 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $23.22 $24.76 $51,490 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $17.69 $20.19 $42,000 14.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,410 $14.62 $15.00 $31,210 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 370 $17.83 $20.16 $41,930 17.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $13.56 $13.65 $28,390 5.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $19.75 $20.21 $42,040 16.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 640 $16.57 $17.02 $35,390 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $19.65 $17.84 $37,100 9.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $18.51 $18.41 $38,300 17.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $20.26 $22.81 $47,450 12.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $15.82 $16.22 $33,740 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $14.82 $16.00 $33,280 6.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $21.33 $21.39 $44,500 7.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $10.65 $10.93 $22,730 2.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $8.81 $10.57 $21,990 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $20.32 $21.06 $43,810 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 580 $17.50 $17.51 $36,430 1.7 %
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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 4,960 $17.32 $17.96 $37,350 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 440 $23.76 $24.72 $51,420 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $14.40 $14.64 $30,450 11.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $27.70 $26.89 $55,940 5.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $7.07 $7.90 $16,430 17.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $15.87 $15.77 $32,800 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $14.72 $15.68 $32,610 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $16.91 $17.10 $35,570 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 440 $17.45 $17.73 $36,880 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $18.24 $18.30 $38,060 4.4 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $15.21 $15.56 $32,360 15.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.79 $9.67 $20,110 8.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $25.44 $25.08 $52,170 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $16.61 $17.29 $35,960 3.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $13.73 $14.86 $30,900 15.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 560 $20.39 $19.68 $40,940 5.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 720 $15.25 $16.36 $34,040 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $11.48 $11.57 $24,060 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 210 $26.80 $26.36 $54,830 2.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $22.19 $21.74 $45,220 6.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 260 $9.65 $10.13 $21,070 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 190 $16.15 $16.74 $34,820 6.6 %
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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 16,540 $13.32 $14.06 $29,240 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 960 $21.13 $21.95 $45,650 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 410 $10.97 $11.64 $24,220 5.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $15.42 $15.53 $32,310 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,550 $12.22 $12.43 $25,860 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 390 $8.74 $10.05 $20,910 8.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $9.85 $10.78 $22,410 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $16.08 $16.90 $35,140 7.6 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,790 $12.23 $12.17 $25,310 3.8 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $13.76 $13.81 $28,730 7.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $11.17 $11.35 $23,610 3.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.76 $10.83 $22,530 2.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $16.60 $18.33 $38,130 9.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.97 $14.64 $30,440 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.77 $14.74 $30,670 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $17.83 $18.19 $37,830 3.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $15.07 $14.63 $30,430 3.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.02 $12.29 $25,560 3.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $25.23 $24.97 $51,940 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 810 $14.80 $14.76 $30,700 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $11.84 $12.50 $26,000 4.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $11.66 $11.97 $24,900 4.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $10.10 $10.05 $20,890 9.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $13.31 $13.53 $28,140 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $10.57 $10.54 $21,920 1.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $9.45 $9.79 $20,370 10.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 350 $15.24 $15.79 $32,840 2.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $13.26 $12.94 $26,920 4.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 140 $11.75 $12.32 $25,630 7.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 $21.93 $22.20 $46,170 2.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $19.69 $19.37 $40,280 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.74 $14.27 $29,680 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $17.28 $17.61 $36,630 4.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.93 $15.49 $32,220 4.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $17.24 $16.52 $34,370 7.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 530 $14.16 $13.94 $28,990 2.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $14.18 $14.26 $29,660 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 900 $12.79 $12.94 $26,920 3.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $17.53 $16.60 $34,530 7.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $15.63 $16.02 $33,310 7.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.41 $8.90 $18,500 1.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $11.53 $12.80 $26,620 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 410 $10.12 $10.70 $22,260 3.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 910 $13.46 $13.29 $27,640 3.5 %
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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 9,350 $12.50 $13.47 $28,020 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $19.40 $19.07 $39,660 2.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $19.69 $21.50 $44,720 4.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 310 $11.28 $11.39 $23,680 2.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $15.36 $15.50 $32,230 5.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 370 $8.56 $9.23 $19,200 5.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,780 $15.68 $15.74 $32,750 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 960 $11.55 $11.89 $24,740 4.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.61 $10.71 $22,290 3.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $12.40 $14.16 $29,450 10.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $16.46 $17.41 $36,210 8.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $14.75 $16.28 $33,860 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $13.17 $13.84 $28,790 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 690 $10.29 $10.11 $21,040 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 $11.82 $11.91 $24,780 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $10.24 $10.86 $22,580 5.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 540 $7.97 $9.04 $18,800 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $13.78 $13.89 $28,880 2.9 %

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(c) Corrected on February 12, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2009

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