Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD



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 Rapid City, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

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 Rapid City, SD (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 58,830 $12.32 $15.24 $31,700 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 1,450 $34.29 $38.62 $80,330 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $72.52 $150,850 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 410 $41.98 $46.54 $96,810 2.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $39,970 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $42.81 $50.72 $105,490 8.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $41.59 $44.49 $92,530 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $33.61 $33.66 $70,010 2.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $64,370 2.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $21.10 $21.36 $44,420 2.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $18.90 $19.92 $41,420 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $35.64 $39.07 $81,260 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $13.55 $15.34 $31,920 7.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $26.35 $26.34 $54,790 3.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $34.73 $35.11 $73,040 2.0 %
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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 1,930 $21.69 $23.27 $48,400 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.25 $20.84 $43,350 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.11 $21.84 $45,420 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $20.90 $22.38 $46,540 7.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $18.04 $19.32 $40,190 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $21.37 $21.35 $44,400 4.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.43 $20.45 $42,540 1.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.61 $20.45 $42,530 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $16.90 $17.12 $35,610 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $27.19 $27.69 $57,600 3.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $12.75 $14.02 $29,150 4.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 500 $21.89 $24.46 $50,880 3.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $17.47 $17.85 $37,120 4.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $27.35 $28.22 $58,690 4.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $22.91 $23.90 $49,720 3.8 %
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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 700 $24.39 $27.61 $57,430 9.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $22.21 $22.53 $46,860 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $29.43 $36.76 $76,470 17.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $53.23 $48.66 $101,210 20.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $14.55 $15.20 $31,620 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $27.68 $28.02 $58,280 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $22.76 $23.23 $48,330 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $21.51 $22.08 $45,930 1.6 %
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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 740 $25.33 $25.28 $52,590 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $20.67 $22.13 $46,030 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $30.69 $31.53 $65,580 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $31.99 $31.71 $65,950 3.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $29.53 $30.01 $62,420 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $29.79 $31.29 $65,090 5.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $13.75 $13.59 $28,270 4.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $15.45 $16.32 $33,950 3.8 %
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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 610 $22.69 $24.73 $51,440 7.0 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.89 $23.65 $49,180 2.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $27.57 $27.57 $57,340 4.8 %
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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 870 $15.98 $16.97 $35,300 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.10 $15.22 $31,650 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $20.39 $20.97 $43,610 5.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $19.28 $19.38 $40,320 2.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $15.44 $15.72 $32,690 9.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $14.43 $15.34 $31,920 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $15.34 $16.03 $33,340 1.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $22.08 $21.38 $44,460 3.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $10.71 $10.92 $22,700 3.5 %
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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 260 $23.15 $26.14 $54,370 4.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $30.82 $33.88 $70,480 8.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130 $21.50 $20.24 $42,100 10.5 %
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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 3,030 $17.38 $18.55 $38,580 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $21.50 $21.30 $44,310 9.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $13.51 $13.54 $28,170 2.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $41,880 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 470 (4) (4) $40,760 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 450 (4) (4) $44,300 5.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $39,900 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $41,270 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $37,880 5.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $14.02 $14.05 $29,220 3.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $11.64 $12.24 $25,470 3.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $17.57 $18.11 $37,660 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $11.11 $11.54 $23,990 1.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 600 (4) (4) $22,540 2.3 %
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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 820 $13.28 $14.36 $29,870 2.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.20 $9.52 $19,810 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.12 $15.10 $31,410 3.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $10.34 $10.37 $21,580 4.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $31,070 2.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $11.30 $11.55 $24,030 1.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.93 $11.93 $24,820 1.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $20.13 $20.81 $43,290 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $16.74 $17.75 $36,920 2.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $11.67 $11.27 $23,450 11.0 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $8.81 $9.04 $18,800 2.0 %
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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 3,990 $23.73 $28.06 $58,370 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 160 $47.88 $46.93 $97,600 6.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $67.01 $139,380 10.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 13.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $87.18 $181,330 13.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $37.07 $37.07 $77,100 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,650 $25.86 $26.78 $55,700 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $25.74 $25.63 $53,310 1.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $28.38 $28.45 $59,170 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $23.96 $23.43 $48,740 1.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $29.66 $34.63 $72,030 16.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $22.85 $23.31 $48,490 4.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.20 $14.47 $30,090 2.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $20.58 $20.92 $43,510 5.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $28.40 $28.27 $58,790 3.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $17.78 $18.33 $38,130 5.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $13.19 $13.19 $27,440 3.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $14.19 $14.24 $29,630 5.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $15.51 $16.43 $34,170 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.07 $11.29 $23,480 2.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 $15.70 $15.86 $32,990 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $14.69 $15.23 $31,690 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $10.94 $11.74 $24,420 4.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $15.53 $18.01 $37,460 9.2 %
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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 1,350 $11.23 $11.67 $24,270 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 80 $8.97 $9.21 $19,150 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 660 $10.37 $10.59 $22,020 1.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $13.17 $13.43 $27,930 8.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $12.01 $12.38 $25,740 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $14.08 $14.23 $29,590 2.1 %
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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 910 $15.16 $16.34 $33,990 2.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $22.94 $25.36 $52,740 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $18.43 $19.03 $39,580 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 150 $9.67 $10.12 $21,050 1.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $8.28 $8.15 $16,960 2.9 %
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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 6,250 $7.42 $7.94 $16,510 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $13.68 $14.02 $29,170 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $7.32 $7.32 $15,230 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $10.33 $10.86 $22,590 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $9.48 $9.57 $19,890 1.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $8.55 $8.53 $17,750 2.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $7.65 $7.73 $16,070 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $8.00 $7.87 $16,380 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,290 $6.84 $7.13 $14,840 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 380 $8.52 $8.46 $17,600 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,450 $6.69 $6.91 $14,370 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 320 $7.32 $7.72 $16,050 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $6.91 $7.11 $14,790 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.09 $7.88 $16,380 1.8 %
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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 2,670 $9.08 $9.56 $19,890 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $14.19 $15.04 $31,280 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $17.61 $18.85 $39,220 3.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,380 $9.45 $9.75 $20,290 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $7.80 $7.98 $16,600 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $9.44 $9.63 $20,020 5.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $10.73 $11.19 $23,270 5.0 %
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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 1,690 $8.88 $9.54 $19,840 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $16.09 $15.98 $33,240 2.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.15 $8.70 $18,090 8.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $6.78 $6.93 $14,400 3.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $7.66 $7.68 $15,980 2.6 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $8.22 $8.34 $17,350 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $12.48 $12.24 $25,460 4.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $7.02 $8.00 $16,640 9.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $8.12 $8.20 $17,060 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $8.62 $8.87 $18,440 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $10.33 $10.36 $21,550 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $11.24 $12.33 $25,640 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 180 $9.91 $10.00 $20,790 3.1 %
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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 7,380 $10.00 $13.41 $27,890 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 600 $17.64 $19.42 $40,390 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $32.11 $35.82 $74,510 4.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,610 $8.02 $7.98 $16,600 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $8.20 $8.98 $18,680 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $12.67 $13.04 $27,130 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,210 $9.20 $10.77 $22,410 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $14.51 $17.00 $35,360 3.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $18.38 $22.56 $46,930 13.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 (5) $79.15 $164,640 14.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.23 $13.17 $27,390 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $26.70 $29.42 $61,190 12.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $20.69 $21.49 $44,700 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.81 $10.02 $20,840 4.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $20.31 $20.06 $41,720 8.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $10.45 $11.03 $22,940 14.8 %
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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 9,860 $11.36 $11.93 $24,810 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 360 $18.95 $19.27 $40,090 1.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $12.73 $13.21 $27,480 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $11.24 $11.74 $24,410 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,390 $11.78 $12.03 $25,020 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $13.63 $13.89 $28,890 1.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $15.79 $15.72 $32,700 5.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 280 $10.35 $10.43 $21,680 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $16.10 $15.47 $32,180 6.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $12.50 $12.56 $26,130 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $11.92 $12.09 $25,150 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,200 $11.25 $11.71 $24,350 1.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $14.17 $14.44 $30,030 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $10.26 $10.38 $21,600 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $8.15 $8.19 $17,040 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $12.39 $12.44 $25,870 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $9.64 $9.93 $20,650 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $14.71 $14.73 $30,650 1.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 840 $9.94 $9.96 $20,720 1.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $13.69 $13.88 $28,880 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $12.06 $12.61 $26,220 3.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $12.11 $12.51 $26,020 9.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $21.66 $21.46 $44,640 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $20.83 $18.80 $39,110 4.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $14.43 $15.38 $31,990 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $11.15 $12.07 $25,100 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 840 $8.88 $9.34 $19,430 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $14.27 $14.60 $30,380 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $14.26 $15.07 $31,350 11.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $13.34 $13.41 $27,890 3.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 910 $10.98 $11.06 $23,010 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $11.12 $11.37 $23,650 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $11.90 $11.99 $24,940 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 540 $9.09 $9.68 $20,140 1.9 %
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 140 $12.84 $13.48 $28,040 4.8 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,350 $14.14 $15.17 $31,540 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $23.41 $24.81 $51,610 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $26.50 $25.12 $52,250 6.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $14.14 $14.28 $29,700 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $15.44 $15.77 $32,800 3.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $11.35 $11.42 $23,740 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 110 $14.68 $17.06 $35,480 10.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $15.94 $16.28 $33,870 1.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $14.42 $14.50 $30,160 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $18.17 $19.10 $39,720 6.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.07 $12.13 $25,220 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $17.68 $18.04 $37,520 6.0 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) $11.64 $12.82 $26,660 15.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $13.46 $13.66 $28,410 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $11.63 $11.84 $24,630 2.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $9.45 $9.93 $20,660 5.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $11.47 $11.37 $23,650 5.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $10.16 $10.21 $21,230 5.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $12.89 $13.33 $27,730 1.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 70 $8.91 $8.89 $18,500 4.8 %
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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 2,800 $16.29 $17.43 $36,260 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $27.20 $26.76 $55,660 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $14.79 $15.00 $31,200 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $26.01 $24.35 $50,650 5.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $17.71 $18.21 $37,870 5.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $15.72 $17.02 $35,390 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $16.06 $16.11 $33,510 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.08 $15.84 $32,940 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $17.73 $18.41 $38,300 2.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $13.91 $15.07 $31,350 11.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.13 $11.36 $23,620 3.4 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 30 $12.37 $11.83 $24,600 8.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $10.73 $10.59 $22,030 3.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $22.13 $22.26 $46,300 4.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $16.17 $16.07 $33,430 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $18.97 $18.49 $38,460 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $13.10 $13.61 $28,310 1.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $23.26 $23.54 $48,960 4.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.05 $21.45 $44,610 6.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $18.24 $18.39 $38,260 4.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $11.45 $12.40 $25,800 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $14.32 $15.73 $32,720 7.2 %
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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 3,010 $10.83 $11.70 $24,340 1.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $21.33 $21.48 $44,690 1.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 340 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2092 Team Assemblers 280 $9.19 $9.61 $19,980 3.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $9.88 $9.81 $20,410 1.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $12.55 $13.19 $27,440 4.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.55 $10.72 $22,310 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $16.57 $16.47 $34,260 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 120 $12.80 $13.09 $27,230 2.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $10.30 $10.64 $22,130 7.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.24 $14.24 $29,620 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $8.35 $8.36 $17,390 2.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.15 $8.44 $17,550 8.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.71 $10.95 $22,780 5.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 120 $11.53 $11.49 $23,910 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 160 $11.98 $12.27 $25,520 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $18.86 $18.13 $37,710 1.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $15.85 $16.18 $33,640 2.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $8.93 $9.13 $18,990 2.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.30 $11.40 $23,700 5.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.02 $11.33 $23,570 10.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $14.74 $15.66 $32,570 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $10.52 $11.30 $23,500 4.0 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 160 $11.62 $11.83 $24,600 3.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.01 $11.93 $24,810 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.29 $10.58 $22,000 3.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $8.80 $8.99 $18,700 2.8 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 50 $8.42 $8.76 $18,220 10.1 %
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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 4,000 $11.59 $12.76 $26,530 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $22.03 $21.30 $44,310 5.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $24.23 $24.65 $51,270 2.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $50,630 9.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $12.52 $12.49 $25,970 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 150 $11.40 $11.46 $23,850 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $8.86 $12.04 $25,050 7.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,090 $14.54 $15.60 $32,450 2.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 290 $11.81 $11.90 $24,750 2.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.03 $9.87 $20,530 1.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $8.75 $8.91 $18,530 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $13.63 $13.98 $29,080 2.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $16.17 $16.27 $33,850 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 100 $11.63 $11.65 $24,240 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $7.48 $7.79 $16,210 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $9.18 $9.47 $19,690 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $7.97 $8.15 $16,940 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $11.02 $11.25 $23,390 2.5 %

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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