Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Colorado 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 Western Colorado 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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Western Colorado 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 115,580 $15.42 $18.45 $38,370 1.1 %
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 4,430 $31.94 $35.66 $74,180 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $38.58 $44.40 $92,360 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,980 $31.84 $36.85 $76,650 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $46,740 13.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $30.90 $38.76 $80,620 8.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $31.73 $36.04 $74,960 11.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $35.95 $34.12 $70,970 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $41.48 $44.17 $91,870 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $45.32 $47.15 $98,070 3.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $43.21 $46.86 $97,470 9.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $36.77 $35.62 $74,090 2.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 390 $34.40 $38.07 $79,190 7.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $66,300 1.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $34.70 $36.27 $75,440 11.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $48.38 $46.37 $96,440 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $23.11 $28.80 $59,910 12.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $20.79 $22.77 $47,360 6.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $35.85 $36.68 $76,300 2.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $27.33 $26.81 $55,770 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $27.63 $30.94 $64,360 15.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $27.37 $28.39 $59,040 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 210 $31.27 $34.07 $70,870 3.6 %
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 3,510 $24.42 $28.29 $58,840 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $20.53 $22.37 $46,540 8.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $25.06 $25.71 $53,470 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $34.16 $34.62 $72,010 8.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $20.56 $21.99 $45,740 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $26.36 $27.49 $57,180 4.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $21.85 $22.94 $47,710 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $23.85 $27.66 $57,520 5.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $25.36 $24.59 $51,150 6.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $22.75 $24.81 $51,610 3.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $18.38 $18.79 $39,080 3.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 770 $25.68 $27.42 $57,030 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 950 $25.66 $30.61 $63,660 6.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $19.17 $19.45 $40,460 4.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $21.12 $24.02 $49,960 17.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $22.14 $24.31 $50,560 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $29.25 $27.06 $56,280 7.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $23.04 $25.81 $53,680 12.6 %
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 990 $27.65 $30.31 $63,040 6.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $32.75 $34.02 $70,760 5.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 170 $37.35 $37.29 $77,560 9.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $19.99 $21.25 $44,200 5.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $32.59 $34.64 $72,060 5.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $35.06 $34.71 $72,190 5.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $26.99 $26.82 $55,790 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $31.38 $32.67 $67,950 9.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 90 $23.48 $23.07 $47,990 5.5 %
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 1,870 $27.94 $29.89 $62,170 5.1 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $29.51 $26.65 $55,420 21.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 50 $26.74 $29.26 $60,870 11.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 170 $27.57 $27.74 $57,710 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 340 $31.81 $33.84 $70,400 2.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $37.51 $38.02 $79,080 9.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 $36.78 $37.74 $78,510 2.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 110 $44.38 $45.36 $94,340 6.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $22.20 $23.14 $48,120 8.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $23.44 $22.74 $47,300 4.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $26.91 $26.59 $55,300 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) $20.24 $24.72 $51,430 12.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 140 $25.41 $24.91 $51,820 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 210 $17.18 $17.38 $36,150 7.4 %
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 1,570 $20.87 $23.38 $48,620 3.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $29.78 $30.30 $63,030 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 110 $28.30 $27.18 $56,540 2.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 100 $28.99 $28.83 $59,960 1.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $18.09 $23.46 $48,790 19.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 90 $43.60 $41.16 $85,610 13.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $26.86 $27.86 $57,950 1.8 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 90 $19.40 $21.87 $45,500 3.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 150 $16.43 $18.00 $37,450 1.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $20.87 $24.06 $50,050 13.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $14.97 $16.78 $34,890 12.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 410 $14.31 $15.78 $32,820 0.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 70 $21.94 $22.02 $45,810 1.8 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,390 $17.00 $17.53 $36,460 3.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $11.93 $13.49 $28,060 6.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $20.65 $20.88 $43,420 2.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $18.08 $18.95 $39,420 5.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $16.19 $16.34 $33,980 9.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $16.38 $17.69 $36,800 4.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 150 $12.76 $13.64 $28,370 8.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 100 $19.51 $19.93 $41,450 6.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $20.10 $23.42 $48,710 8.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $27.33 $27.73 $57,680 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $12.46 $13.10 $27,260 4.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $14.61 $15.86 $32,990 5.4 %
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 600 $30.04 $38.84 $80,780 14.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 280 $34.57 $46.32 $96,350 23.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 80 $55.72 $53.81 $111,930 6.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $19.81 $21.45 $44,610 2.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 120 $22.44 $28.06 $58,360 9.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $19.63 $20.78 $43,230 23.2 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,730 $18.84 $20.46 $42,560 4.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $64,670 3.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,050 3.5 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $46,990 15.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $32,810 20.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $54,220 9.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $60,600 5.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $15.75 $18.07 $37,580 10.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 410 $13.24 $14.78 $30,740 6.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $41,950 1.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,370 (4) (4) $42,340 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $42,840 1.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 990 (4) (4) $43,610 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $43,970 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $47,020 1.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $46,360 1.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $44,290 1.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $14.25 $14.65 $30,480 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $37,850 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $23.13 $25.04 $52,080 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 240 $12.44 $13.03 $27,100 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 840 (4) (4) $25,170 2.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 $16.22 $20.09 $41,790 17.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,350 $16.12 $19.17 $39,870 5.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.53 $11.91 $24,770 12.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $16.44 $17.17 $35,720 7.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $18.62 $19.37 $40,290 9.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $19.11 $29.10 $60,520 26.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $25,760 6.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.14 $11.25 $23,390 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 370 $24.37 $22.12 $46,010 10.8 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $35.01 $32.26 $67,100 6.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.93 $14.03 $29,170 12.2 %
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 4,650 $26.90 $33.08 $68,800 5.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $87.77 $182,560 26.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $51.04 $50.28 $104,590 1.7 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 28.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $71.09 $71.66 $149,060 8.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 (5) (5) (5) 14.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,770 $27.71 $27.97 $58,170 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.08 $29.60 $61,570 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $29.80 $30.19 $62,790 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $26.47 $25.89 $53,850 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $32.08 $33.60 $69,880 2.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $20.33 $24.63 $51,230 16.7 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $16.67 $17.10 $35,570 12.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $26.56 $25.87 $53,800 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $18.16 $19.17 $39,880 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $36.06 $36.25 $75,400 7.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $33.75 $32.66 $67,940 1.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $24.74 $24.99 $51,970 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $14.96 $15.44 $32,110 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $14.54 $14.37 $29,890 1.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $18.62 $20.94 $43,550 5.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $14.18 $14.03 $29,190 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $18.20 $18.53 $38,540 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $17.49 $17.56 $36,530 2.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $34.40 $32.43 $67,450 4.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,200 $13.05 $13.94 $28,990 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 240 $11.09 $11.25 $23,400 8.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 860 $11.78 $12.50 $26,000 5.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $13.64 $15.60 $32,450 7.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $12.39 $13.51 $28,110 27.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $15.73 $15.88 $33,020 8.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $15.45 $17.06 $35,480 7.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $16.08 $16.25 $33,800 3.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $13.08 $13.36 $27,780 2.6 %
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 2,260 $19.42 $20.19 $42,000 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $38.18 $36.75 $76,440 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $27.06 $27.94 $58,120 5.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $20.60 $20.69 $43,030 7.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 270 $18.56 $19.26 $40,060 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 100 $28.22 $29.63 $61,640 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 $23.30 $23.46 $48,790 1.6 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $13.84 $13.49 $28,050 6.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 310 $13.92 $14.10 $29,340 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $12.71 $13.43 $27,930 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 180 $8.56 $9.42 $19,590 3.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 170 $14.41 $15.49 $32,210 1.5 %
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 11,370 $9.17 $10.71 $22,270 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $21.99 $20.98 $43,640 5.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 640 $16.00 $16.71 $34,770 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.57 $7.92 $16,470 5.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $11.22 $11.72 $24,390 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,300 $12.61 $12.29 $25,560 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $10.82 $10.83 $22,520 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,300 $9.62 $9.81 $20,390 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 760 $8.54 $9.62 $20,010 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,300 $8.48 $9.52 $19,810 4.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 370 $9.26 $9.59 $19,950 3.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,250 $7.91 $11.30 $23,490 6.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $8.81 $10.53 $21,910 2.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $7.60 $8.52 $17,720 5.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 530 $9.15 $9.22 $19,180 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 460 $8.52 $8.67 $18,030 2.6 %
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 4,870 $11.13 $11.95 $24,860 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $17.19 $17.22 $35,810 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $19.49 $21.61 $44,960 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,680 $11.17 $11.37 $23,650 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,630 $9.50 $10.10 $21,010 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,000 $13.46 $13.85 $28,810 5.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $15.27 $16.16 $33,610 5.7 %
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 3,760 $10.77 $12.04 $25,040 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $17.09 $18.60 $38,680 2.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $10.65 $10.49 $21,820 6.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.72 $8.23 $17,110 2.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $10.18 $10.65 $22,150 2.9 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 60 $9.68 $10.57 $21,990 4.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $11.50 $11.21 $23,310 7.3 %
39-6012 Concierges 60 $11.24 $11.75 $24,440 9.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 210 $11.85 $13.62 $28,320 11.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $11.46 $12.02 $25,010 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 780 $8.95 $9.49 $19,730 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $14.37 $14.70 $30,570 6.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 530 $12.75 $13.93 $28,970 5.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 60 $9.66 $12.55 $26,090 4.3 %
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 12,750 $11.73 $15.74 $32,740 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,070 $15.97 $18.18 $37,820 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $27.87 $27.36 $56,910 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,580 $9.53 $9.91 $20,610 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $11.38 $12.49 $25,970 4.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $14.73 $15.59 $32,430 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,430 $11.37 $13.01 $27,060 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $15.60 $26.73 $55,610 19.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $39.57 $41.46 $86,240 24.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.69 $17.02 $35,410 16.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 360 $20.34 $28.82 $59,940 13.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $34.78 $38.78 $80,670 15.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) $19.81 $25.91 $53,880 8.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 190 $23.60 $24.04 $50,010 4.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $14.15 $15.42 $32,080 9.6 %
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 17,300 $13.75 $14.65 $30,470 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 690 $18.60 $20.58 $42,810 4.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $11.03 $10.86 $22,600 6.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $15.60 $16.00 $33,280 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 $15.09 $15.45 $32,140 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,250 $14.06 $14.65 $30,470 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $15.38 $16.16 $33,610 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $11.80 $12.25 $25,490 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 320 $16.45 $17.24 $35,860 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 610 $13.58 $14.10 $29,330 4.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $15.87 $16.95 $35,260 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $13.31 $13.25 $27,560 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 770 $9.51 $10.32 $21,460 6.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $13.32 $14.38 $29,920 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $10.55 $10.36 $21,540 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $14.52 $15.74 $32,740 5.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $13.52 $13.19 $27,420 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $12.48 $13.70 $28,500 5.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $15.65 $17.04 $35,440 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $11.92 $11.98 $24,920 2.4 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 80 $9.92 $11.16 $23,220 6.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $14.59 $15.27 $31,760 4.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $17.50 $17.49 $36,390 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $18.18 $18.84 $39,180 6.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $18.47 $19.13 $39,790 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.22 (c) $48,300 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 (c) $22.40 (c) $21.45 (c) $44,620 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $19.77 (c) $18.33 (c) $38,130 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $20.43 $23.77 $49,430 9.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $12.46 $13.23 $27,520 3.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,450 $11.37 $12.27 $25,520 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 $18.32 $19.25 $40,050 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $23.26 $22.96 $47,750 6.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $15.45 $15.74 $32,740 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,790 $13.26 $13.40 $27,880 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $25.49 $22.63 $47,060 10.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $13.60 $13.07 $27,200 6.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,530 $12.58 $12.93 $26,890 2.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $9.63 $11.79 $24,520 18.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $16.47 $14.75 $30,680 9.6 %
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 320 $10.49 $12.72 $26,460 8.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 150 $11.17 $12.47 $25,940 10.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $8.24 $10.48 $21,790 10.2 %
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 16,590 $18.14 $19.54 $40,650 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,400 $27.63 $29.18 $60,690 3.5 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $23.14 $24.39 $50,730 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,140 $19.44 $20.23 $42,080 5.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 440 $17.53 $18.25 $37,950 7.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,570 $13.31 $13.90 $28,910 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $19.52 $19.66 $40,900 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,510 $20.69 $21.95 $45,650 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 350 $17.27 $17.46 $36,320 9.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 810 $22.01 $21.53 $44,790 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 440 $15.43 $16.78 $34,900 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 330 $15.07 $16.98 $35,320 10.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 990 $20.30 $22.18 $46,130 8.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 220 $14.47 $15.51 $32,260 10.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $18.93 $19.31 $40,170 3.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 150 $12.09 $12.30 $25,590 6.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 90 $15.67 $15.75 $32,760 3.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $13.78 $13.77 $28,630 5.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $27.28 $29.79 $61,970 4.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 320 $19.53 $19.68 $40,920 2.1 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $17.68 $17.67 $36,760 7.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 270 $17.41 $18.31 $38,090 8.1 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 260 $22.20 $22.83 $47,480 2.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 220 $20.81 $21.33 $44,360 3.3 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 30 $21.17 $22.90 $47,630 6.9 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (8) $20.11 $21.93 $45,620 10.1 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 170 $22.65 $22.29 $46,360 3.4 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 50 $25.48 $25.30 $52,620 5.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 710 $15.30 $15.48 $32,200 3.6 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 1,020 $16.94 $17.26 $35,910 4.3 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) $18.96 $23.32 $48,510 16.0 %
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 5,800 $18.72 $19.93 $41,450 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $30.78 $30.80 $64,070 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $18.16 $17.53 $36,460 7.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $9.60 $16.68 $34,700 28.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $34.87 $33.62 $69,920 4.1 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 30 $33.00 $31.53 $65,590 3.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $22.08 $21.89 $45,530 6.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $18.34 $20.54 $42,730 5.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $19.96 $19.12 $39,770 5.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,000 $17.10 $18.25 $37,950 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $20.21 $20.06 $41,720 1.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $18.28 $18.45 $38,370 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 400 $21.87 $22.14 $46,050 2.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $14.57 $15.15 $31,510 12.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $11.57 $11.77 $24,490 6.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $29.27 $28.37 $59,020 8.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.62 $20.00 $41,600 5.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 380 $23.43 $23.78 $49,450 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,140 $16.07 $16.90 $35,150 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $27.08 $24.01 $49,940 4.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 210 $31.66 $30.54 $63,530 1.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $17.11 $16.56 $34,450 12.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $12.72 $12.66 $26,340 11.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $11.30 $13.14 $27,340 4.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 290 $13.88 $14.96 $31,130 4.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,690 $14.62 $16.92 $35,190 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 240 $27.53 $27.53 $57,270 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $16.05 $16.18 $33,660 2.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 300 $11.30 $11.99 $24,930 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $10.26 $11.45 $23,820 10.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $13.32 $12.85 $26,740 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $11.41 $12.29 $25,570 3.3 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 90 $10.20 $11.16 $23,210 19.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $13.55 $13.88 $28,880 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $14.88 $16.31 $33,920 4.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 450 $23.88 $23.70 $49,300 3.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $18.56 $18.49 $38,460 15.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $15.33 $16.05 $33,380 3.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $14.55 $15.79 $32,850 10.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $9.08 $9.57 $19,900 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $10.89 $10.98 $22,850 3.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 200 $12.81 $13.51 $28,100 8.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $10.67 $10.53 $21,900 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $19.99 $20.97 $43,630 3.5 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $27.23 $26.97 $56,100 1.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $26.79 $26.55 $55,210 5.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $17.98 $18.72 $38,930 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $16.70 $17.83 $37,080 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.60 $12.17 $25,310 11.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.24 $12.37 $25,720 8.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $9.89 $10.59 $22,020 6.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $10.67 $10.91 $22,700 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $11.13 $13.80 $28,700 13.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,600 $16.44 $17.03 $35,430 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $22.07 $25.25 $52,520 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $28.55 $28.41 $59,090 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $12.94 $12.91 $26,850 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 340 $14.92 $15.40 $32,040 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $10.35 $13.40 $27,880 13.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,470 $19.06 $19.07 $39,670 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 980 $17.10 $17.47 $36,330 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $11.66 $11.88 $24,710 4.6 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 $15.70 $17.96 $37,350 8.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.56 $9.66 $20,100 3.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $21.86 $20.84 $43,340 5.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $22.44 $22.55 $46,910 4.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 380 $23.44 $23.67 $49,240 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $14.05 $15.23 $31,670 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $9.06 $9.82 $20,420 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 810 $12.43 $13.09 $27,240 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 450 $8.33 $8.71 $18,120 2.4 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 110 $22.59 $25.99 $54,050 10.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $17.40 $17.76 $36,940 5.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 40 $12.33 $12.42 $25,840 4.6 %

About May 2008 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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