Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, MT



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 Billings, MT, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana.

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 Billings, MT (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 83,430 $13.67 $17.10 $35,560 2.4 %
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 3,200 $32.37 $36.59 $76,120 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $42.29 $48.94 $101,800 11.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,360 $33.68 $39.44 $82,030 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (8) $35.64 $34.29 $71,320 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $34.59 $37.07 $77,100 3.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $19.54 $24.43 $50,810 14.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $24.22 $26.86 $55,870 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $33.27 $35.06 $72,930 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $35.76 $41.24 $85,770 8.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $34.58 $37.63 $78,280 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $28.85 $32.72 $68,060 15.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $65,980 6.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $36.22 $35.71 $74,280 4.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $45.53 $44.99 $93,590 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $20.61 $20.67 $42,990 5.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $17.90 $17.09 $35,540 16.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $40.84 $43.68 $90,840 8.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $12.98 $17.48 $36,370 14.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $18.46 $20.88 $43,430 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $40.65 $42.62 $88,640 6.7 %
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 2,610 $21.21 $24.93 $51,860 4.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $20.14 $21.03 $43,730 6.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $22.65 $23.99 $49,890 6.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $14.43 $18.79 $39,080 2.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $18.08 $22.01 $45,780 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $21.82 $21.49 $44,700 17.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $16.75 $17.37 $36,130 2.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $19.30 $20.60 $42,840 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $19.63 $21.18 $44,060 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $26.70 $26.77 $55,680 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $35.20 $37.30 $77,590 6.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $14.29 $15.16 $31,540 6.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $28.37 $29.79 $61,960 6.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 $21.39 $26.86 $55,880 14.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $17.67 $20.11 $41,830 21.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $27.33 $27.92 $58,070 2.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $30.90 $32.70 $68,010 11.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $18.56 $27.56 $57,330 21.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $24.15 $27.92 $58,070 3.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $27.43 $25.45 $52,940 8.1 %
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 920 $22.52 $24.66 $51,290 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $24.34 $25.21 $52,440 8.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $27.06 $27.75 $57,730 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.72 $17.78 $36,980 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 $28.88 $30.75 $63,960 9.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $23.27 $24.38 $50,710 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $27.98 $29.55 $61,450 8.1 %
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 1,400 $25.19 $27.15 $56,470 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $22.98 $26.82 $55,780 11.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $26.44 $26.75 $55,640 15.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $32.81 $32.54 $67,680 5.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 150 $33.52 $33.87 $70,450 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $36.46 $38.13 $79,310 7.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $26.56 $35.53 $73,900 5.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 30 $40.78 $41.59 $86,500 3.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $17.59 $20.41 $42,450 11.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 70 $19.22 $20.40 $42,430 6.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $16.77 $17.23 $35,840 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $18.42 $18.82 $39,140 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $27.93 $27.88 $57,980 2.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 $13.92 $16.25 $33,790 15.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $19.52 $18.22 $37,900 5.8 %
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 790 $21.26 $24.37 $50,690 4.7 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $32.18 $31.20 $64,890 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 100 $22.20 $24.38 $50,700 7.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 60 $40.44 $42.02 $87,410 6.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $19.84 $25.65 $53,350 14.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 30 $14.94 $15.86 $32,980 7.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $15.57 $15.47 $32,180 2.6 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $13.75 $14.79 $30,770 1.9 %
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 1,600 $15.64 $19.55 $40,670 13.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $19.60 $20.00 $41,590 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $19.10 $20.48 $42,600 8.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $20.53 $21.31 $44,330 3.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $16.47 $17.29 $35,960 5.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $24.94 $24.39 $50,740 4.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $17.77 $18.21 $37,870 2.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $17.52 $18.46 $38,390 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $9.45 $13.24 $27,530 18.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 420 $12.40 $12.92 $26,880 2.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 160 $13.92 $15.68 $32,620 7.3 %
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 620 $26.91 $32.21 $66,990 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $31.84 $41.24 $85,790 11.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $21.73 $22.49 $46,770 3.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 130 $21.86 $22.77 $47,370 7.9 %
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 3,710 $17.67 $18.64 $38,780 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $10.93 $11.14 $23,170 6.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $40,490 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 820 (4) (4) $43,940 4.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 370 (4) (4) $37,390 6.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 520 (4) (4) $44,740 5.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $42,830 6.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $43,930 5.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $42,460 5.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $42,660 12.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $13.39 $14.25 $29,640 15.7 %
25-4012 Curators (8) $15.25 $16.44 $34,180 5.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $22.58 $20.74 $43,140 7.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $13.28 $14.22 $29,590 9.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $17.97 $19.99 $41,580 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 600 (4) (4) $19,350 2.9 %
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 1,130 $15.04 $16.83 $35,000 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.80 $10.51 $21,870 8.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $16.38 $16.76 $34,850 5.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $7.68 $9.90 $20,580 16.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $9.30 $10.05 $20,890 6.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $21.54 $22.11 $46,000 8.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (4) (4) $18,700 7.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $10.91 $15.77 $32,800 10.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $16.26 $16.93 $35,210 8.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $19.69 $22.64 $47,090 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $18.00 $18.77 $39,040 11.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $13.24 $13.65 $28,390 3.4 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $14.21 $17.76 $36,940 27.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $57.84 $69.09 $143,710 22.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $48.07 $46.74 $97,230 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $62.44 $56.16 $116,820 13.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 360 (5) $88.37 $183,810 18.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $38.48 $38.96 $81,030 2.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,750 $28.20 $28.34 $58,940 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.30 $28.06 $58,370 1.6 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 40 $54.08 $45.34 $94,310 16.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $22.90 $23.09 $48,020 4.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $30.11 $29.47 $61,290 2.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $20.25 $22.43 $46,660 8.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $26.61 $26.20 $54,500 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $31.38 $31.18 $64,850 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $13.73 $15.25 $31,730 2.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $12.47 $13.15 $27,360 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $17.20 $19.89 $41,360 11.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $12.88 $12.53 $26,060 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $15.19 $19.29 $40,130 3.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 2,650 $11.25 $11.66 $24,260 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 660 $10.36 $10.14 $21,100 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,070 $10.89 $11.01 $22,910 1.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $14.36 $14.77 $30,710 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $13.42 $13.28 $27,630 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 140 $9.59 $10.31 $21,440 3.6 %
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 1,140 $15.49 $17.19 $35,740 7.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $30.56 $30.94 $64,360 2.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $31.73 $32.23 $67,050 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $22.40 $22.19 $46,150 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) $10.12 $10.20 $21,210 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 $9.51 $12.80 $26,630 13.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $8.04 $8.98 $18,680 7.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $12.30 $13.10 $27,250 3.7 %
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 8,250 $7.97 $8.81 $18,330 1.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $13.18 $13.80 $28,710 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.94 $8.15 $16,940 5.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $10.08 $10.31 $21,440 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 730 $8.79 $10.08 $20,960 8.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 460 $9.24 $9.60 $19,970 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,140 $7.96 $8.27 $17,200 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,660 $7.77 $8.19 $17,030 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.58 $8.12 $16,900 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,850 $7.66 $8.13 $16,900 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.51 $8.01 $16,660 8.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $7.58 $8.01 $16,660 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 550 $8.08 $8.31 $17,290 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $7.51 $7.79 $16,210 3.1 %
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 3,010 $10.01 $11.20 $23,300 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $14.54 $15.02 $31,250 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $24.41 $24.01 $49,930 5.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $10.45 $11.38 $23,670 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $8.27 $8.60 $17,890 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 740 $11.07 $11.73 $24,390 3.0 %
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 2,090 $8.52 $10.22 $21,250 5.2 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 60 $12.61 $15.07 $31,350 18.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $15.20 $15.29 $31,810 3.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.63 $8.75 $18,200 4.0 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $7.29 $7.31 $15,200 6.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.44 $8.27 $17,200 5.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $11.18 $13.86 $28,830 13.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 600 $8.01 $8.29 $17,240 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.09 $10.43 $21,690 11.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $13.57 $16.14 $33,570 20.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $11.92 $12.64 $26,290 3.3 %
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 10,970 $11.04 $14.01 $29,130 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $14.59 $17.29 $35,970 5.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $23.97 $26.23 $54,550 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,450 $8.22 $8.83 $18,370 2.6 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $9.87 $10.44 $21,720 7.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $10.37 $11.31 $23,530 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $16.05 $15.71 $32,670 5.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,010 $9.90 $12.04 $25,050 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $13.46 $15.43 $32,100 12.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 $15.09 $22.27 $46,330 21.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) $13.45 $14.14 $29,410 6.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $18.29 $27.84 $57,900 25.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $22.91 $25.47 $52,970 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,150 $19.63 $21.64 $45,010 4.6 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $30.81 $30.96 $64,410 11.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $19.82 $21.13 $43,940 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 350 $7.83 $9.99 $20,790 12.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $13.35 $15.34 $31,910 14.7 %
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 14,260 $13.00 $14.19 $29,510 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $21.27 $25.44 $52,910 6.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) $12.08 $12.40 $25,790 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $13.66 $15.38 $32,000 9.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $13.61 $13.54 $28,170 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,100 $13.65 $14.19 $29,520 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.84 $15.32 $31,870 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $17.64 $17.68 $36,770 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 450 $11.96 $12.24 $25,460 6.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $13.20 $12.33 $25,650 21.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $12.05 $12.42 $25,830 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 920 $14.12 $14.90 $31,000 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $11.26 $11.34 $23,600 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $7.81 $8.13 $16,910 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $14.97 $15.63 $32,510 6.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $12.58 $12.98 $26,990 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $12.56 $13.45 $27,970 4.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 160 $14.11 $14.72 $30,610 3.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $11.47 $11.63 $24,190 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 140 $10.60 $12.48 $25,960 13.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $14.65 $15.05 $31,310 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $19.04 $19.46 $40,480 5.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $12.18 $13.06 $27,170 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $17.02 $17.14 $35,660 4.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $15.01 $17.33 $36,060 9.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.21 (c) $50,360 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 (c) $24.30 (c) $22.63 (c) $47,070 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 (c) $20.89 (c) $20.28 (c) $42,180 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $18.96 $19.13 $39,800 5.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $11.18 $11.70 $24,330 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $10.11 $10.67 $22,190 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 900 $14.71 $15.44 $32,120 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $15.49 $15.53 $32,300 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $13.88 $14.57 $30,310 6.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,920 $12.23 $12.62 $26,250 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.46 $11.73 $24,410 3.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $14.12 $13.78 $28,670 5.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $17.65 $19.63 $40,830 10.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $9.27 $10.16 $21,130 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,060 $10.67 $11.44 $23,790 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $11.14 $11.26 $23,430 3.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $15.70 $18.86 $39,240 14.7 %
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 (8) $9.42 $9.78 $20,340 4.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 230 $9.11 $9.16 $19,060 4.5 %
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 5,330 $16.47 $17.65 $36,710 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $26.49 $27.01 $56,190 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $16.35 $20.17 $41,950 16.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,510 $15.06 $15.72 $32,690 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $17.19 $20.42 $42,470 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 770 $14.88 $15.70 $32,650 4.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 450 $21.04 $20.57 $42,780 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $17.71 $19.71 $41,000 7.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 $17.09 $17.23 $35,840 5.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $19.09 $19.21 $39,950 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $23.05 $22.09 $45,960 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.43 $16.10 $33,490 6.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 $11.18 $12.36 $25,710 5.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $11.30 $11.39 $23,690 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.81 $12.48 $25,960 8.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $23.66 $23.71 $49,320 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $20.42 $19.66 $40,880 8.4 %
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 3,700 $18.05 $19.16 $39,850 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $26.92 $28.47 $59,220 4.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $19.20 $20.68 $43,010 11.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $28.38 $26.36 $54,840 5.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $21.00 $20.46 $42,560 9.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $14.73 $14.39 $29,940 8.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $15.46 $16.51 $34,340 4.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $17.79 $18.65 $38,780 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $18.83 $22.08 $45,930 10.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $18.69 $17.99 $37,410 5.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $10.41 $11.14 $23,160 8.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.87 $18.54 $38,570 6.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $9.36 $9.96 $20,710 10.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $23.26 $24.73 $51,450 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 460 $14.99 $16.70 $34,730 4.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $28.59 $29.39 $61,120 10.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $19.37 $20.40 $42,420 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $9.34 $11.30 $23,500 8.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $15.25 $17.73 $36,870 11.8 %
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 3,560 $14.42 $16.11 $33,510 3.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $21.36 $24.29 $50,530 12.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 180 $14.46 $15.29 $31,800 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 250 $12.29 $13.17 $27,400 4.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 30 $10.85 $10.83 $22,530 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $9.68 $10.98 $22,840 6.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.74 $13.55 $28,190 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $18.49 $18.62 $38,720 5.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.84 $11.17 $23,240 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $15.81 $16.49 $34,300 2.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $11.74 $12.65 $26,310 8.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $17.99 $19.01 $39,550 4.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $14.91 $14.98 $31,170 6.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $12.19 $12.05 $25,070 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.06 $9.21 $19,150 2.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.44 $12.95 $26,930 15.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 $22.11 $21.82 $45,380 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $16.42 $16.50 $34,310 6.9 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 310 $28.85 $28.31 $58,880 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.97 $19.36 $40,270 23.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 60 $15.42 $17.21 $35,810 9.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $12.00 $12.81 $26,640 6.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $13.43 $13.81 $28,720 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 160 $11.43 $12.10 $25,170 5.7 %
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 7,040 $13.01 $14.50 $30,160 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $15.61 $18.76 $39,020 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $20.08 $21.81 $45,360 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $49,070 2.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $7.92 $10.36 $21,550 10.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $13.92 $13.70 $28,490 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,360 $18.66 $19.32 $40,180 6.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,290 $12.09 $13.96 $29,040 8.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $7.68 $9.06 $18,840 8.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $9.80 $10.38 $21,580 9.6 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 40 $19.20 $25.71 $53,490 12.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $19.94 $22.29 $46,360 8.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 610 $14.11 $14.49 $30,140 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 450 $8.25 $8.54 $17,760 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,520 $11.58 $12.12 $25,210 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 260 $9.84 $10.01 $20,820 3.8 %

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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