Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bowling Green, KY



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 Bowling Green, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Bowling Green, KY (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 58,340 $12.99 $16.48 $34,290 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 2,300 $33.74 $37.50 $78,010 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $72.25 $74.92 $155,830 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 630 $34.60 $38.98 $81,080 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $27.58 $30.96 $64,400 6.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $47.38 $54.22 $112,780 10.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $29.37 $33.58 $69,840 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $32.11 $31.68 $65,900 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $33.06 $35.87 $74,600 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $37.02 $38.17 $79,390 2.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $36.72 $39.75 $82,680 9.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $33.50 $35.34 $73,500 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $36.28 $38.75 $80,600 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $35.90 $35.55 $73,950 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $27.94 $28.66 $59,620 3.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $73,330 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $42.44 $40.81 $84,880 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $18.87 $20.21 $42,040 3.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $35.67 $38.29 $79,640 5.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $15.25 $16.69 $34,710 10.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $25.82 $28.29 $58,840 6.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 $25.73 $32.29 $67,170 11.6 %
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 1,680 $23.27 $25.37 $52,770 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $21.01 $22.19 $46,160 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $22.11 $22.75 $47,320 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $24.03 $25.67 $53,390 12.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $19.64 $20.72 $43,090 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $22.79 $24.11 $50,150 7.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $15.43 $16.30 $33,900 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $19.88 $22.04 $45,850 6.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $22.81 $22.90 $47,640 2.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $35.07 $38.73 $80,550 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $27.26 $27.57 $57,350 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 320 $22.40 $24.48 $50,920 5.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $23.46 $30.08 $62,570 15.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $26.55 $27.16 $56,480 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $24.91 $27.69 $57,600 8.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $10.77 $16.52 $34,370 21.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $24.49 $26.24 $54,570 2.6 %
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 550 $23.47 $25.19 $52,390 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $22.23 $22.15 $46,060 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $28.19 $27.19 $56,550 4.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $36.72 $36.60 $76,130 7.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $15.69 $16.47 $34,250 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $32.00 $33.39 $69,450 5.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $21.88 $20.72 $43,100 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $24.38 $26.00 $54,070 7.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $26.98 $26.68 $55,500 8.7 %
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 590 $26.05 $26.98 $56,110 4.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $25.07 $26.01 $54,090 1.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $23.90 $29.54 $61,440 6.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 130 $33.50 $32.94 $68,500 4.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $32.94 $35.57 $73,990 4.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $15.64 $15.08 $31,360 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $25.95 $24.68 $51,330 10.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $13.20 $13.36 $27,780 9.2 %
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 490 $19.06 $19.71 $41,000 7.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $21.37 $22.17 $46,120 4.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $23.41 $24.17 $50,270 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $12.21 $11.43 $23,760 12.0 %
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 820 $16.49 $17.22 $35,820 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $21.59 $21.61 $44,940 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $17.79 $17.47 $36,340 11.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $18.19 $18.90 $39,310 6.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $16.12 $17.16 $35,680 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $11.58 $12.63 $26,280 5.7 %
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 350 $19.00 $28.70 $59,700 13.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $36.01 $43.71 $90,910 18.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $15.34 $16.27 $33,840 4.4 %
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 3,900 $20.84 $22.73 $47,280 7.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $22.24 $22.98 $47,800 6.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $9.05 $10.91 $22,700 5.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 (4) (4) $41,970 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 200 (4) (4) $45,620 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 350 (4) (4) $47,090 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $18.82 $18.93 $39,370 20.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $8.97 $10.48 $21,790 20.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $31,640 14.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $24.33 $24.22 $50,380 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $19.84 $22.13 $46,030 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 640 (4) (4) $19,910 4.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $15.12 $18.12 $37,700 3.1 %
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 580 $15.81 $17.69 $36,800 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $18.18 $17.99 $37,420 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $16.82 $16.87 $35,090 5.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.34 $12.11 $25,180 11.5 %
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 3,180 $26.02 $31.53 $65,590 8.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $50.03 $49.80 $103,580 1.8 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $93.04 $193,520 17.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,100 $27.35 $27.51 $57,210 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) $42.50 $41.66 $86,650 3.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $38.37 $38.23 $79,520 7.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $23.33 $22.98 $47,800 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $45.91 $42.47 $88,350 8.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $12.20 $16.73 $34,790 10.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $21.36 $22.48 $46,760 10.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 80 $13.18 $15.28 $31,780 6.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $11.01 $11.21 $23,310 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $16.87 $16.96 $35,280 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 $16.31 $16.42 $34,150 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $11.92 $13.84 $28,780 11.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $15.73 $15.86 $32,980 3.2 %
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 1,380 $11.12 $11.49 $23,910 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 40 $10.23 $10.60 $22,050 5.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 700 $10.38 $10.31 $21,450 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $17.25 $16.94 $35,230 6.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $14.87 $14.78 $30,740 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $11.27 $11.51 $23,940 3.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.66 $11.63 $24,180 2.5 %
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 720 $16.50 $17.82 $37,070 4.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $25.56 $27.16 $56,490 6.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $14.64 $15.74 $32,740 9.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $27.99 $30.58 $63,600 3.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $19.03 $19.47 $40,490 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 $9.55 $10.86 $22,590 4.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.25 $16.81 $34,960 7.8 %
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 5,570 $7.47 $8.17 $17,000 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $11.05 $11.54 $24,010 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.83 $8.19 $17,040 10.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $10.35 $10.11 $21,040 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $9.41 $9.64 $20,060 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 50 $8.92 $8.78 $18,260 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 230 $9.16 $9.78 $20,350 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $7.18 $7.79 $16,200 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,130 $7.03 $7.10 $14,760 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.00 $7.00 $14,550 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,030 $7.08 $7.34 $15,270 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.19 $8.63 $17,940 7.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.00 $7.20 $14,970 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 120 $7.47 $7.70 $16,010 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.58 $7.63 $15,860 2.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,780 $9.40 $10.34 $21,500 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $12.94 $14.67 $30,520 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $15.14 $16.57 $34,470 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $9.68 $10.71 $22,280 5.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $7.94 $8.15 $16,950 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $9.60 $9.99 $20,790 2.6 %
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 1,300 $8.43 $9.86 $20,500 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $9.64 $11.96 $24,880 7.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $7.55 $8.51 $17,700 5.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $9.49 $10.63 $22,100 6.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 470 $7.30 $7.54 $15,680 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $18.56 $17.81 $37,050 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $8.01 $9.33 $19,400 9.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $9.71 $9.93 $20,650 2.9 %
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 6,730 $9.43 $13.31 $27,690 4.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 770 $14.56 $16.25 $33,790 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $15.28 $18.68 $38,860 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,330 $7.49 $8.05 $16,740 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $7.29 $9.75 $20,280 11.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $10.88 $11.99 $24,930 11.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,540 $8.47 $9.73 $20,240 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $21.16 $27.24 $56,670 14.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $28.96 $39.92 $83,040 21.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $13.44 $19.20 $39,950 13.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $43.77 $41.54 $86,400 14.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 560 $19.10 $21.36 $44,420 6.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 130 $9.78 $12.21 $25,390 11.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $13.02 $12.07 $25,110 5.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.25 $15.60 $32,440 4.1 %
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 9,380 $11.64 $12.94 $26,910 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $16.84 $17.52 $36,450 5.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $10.42 $10.54 $21,920 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $12.71 $13.56 $28,210 6.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $13.26 $13.09 $27,230 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 790 $13.08 $13.58 $28,240 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.54 $14.55 $30,260 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $10.25 $10.25 $21,320 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,270 $10.63 $11.53 $23,990 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $10.08 $9.67 $20,110 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $7.85 $8.15 $16,940 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $11.59 $11.83 $24,610 4.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $9.06 $9.34 $19,430 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.74 $14.67 $30,510 3.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $15.30 $15.17 $31,550 9.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $11.27 $12.34 $25,670 8.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.04 $15.39 $32,020 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $9.28 $9.59 $19,940 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $12.88 $14.06 $29,240 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $8.38 $8.78 $18,260 6.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $14.41 $14.32 $29,790 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $14.40 $15.53 $32,300 3.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 130 (c) $22.05 (c) $21.69 (c) $45,120 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.00 (c) $45,760 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $20.51 $20.84 $43,360 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $14.14 $14.25 $29,640 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,130 $8.55 $10.80 $22,470 7.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 650 $15.51 $16.27 $33,850 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $14.57 $14.29 $29,720 6.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $11.26 $11.26 $23,430 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 640 $11.00 $11.26 $23,410 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $12.31 $14.19 $29,510 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $10.18 $10.07 $20,950 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 810 $10.44 $10.84 $22,550 3.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $11.69 $13.90 $28,920 2.5 %
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 2,740 $14.64 $15.86 $32,990 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 310 $19.35 $21.23 $44,160 3.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $18.20 $18.50 $38,470 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 290 $15.28 $15.83 $32,920 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.02 $14.76 $30,700 7.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 440 $12.36 $12.98 $26,990 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $18.49 $18.61 $38,710 3.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 400 $15.40 $17.44 $36,260 8.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $13.48 $14.30 $29,740 8.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $22.42 $24.59 $51,150 9.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $12.96 $14.17 $29,480 3.7 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.46 $11.86 $24,670 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $10.45 $10.61 $22,070 5.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $10.77 $10.74 $22,330 2.4 %
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 2,270 $15.54 $16.78 $34,900 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $21.24 $22.66 $47,140 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $14.61 $15.70 $32,660 7.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $15.59 $16.38 $34,060 7.8 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $12.31 $12.53 $26,060 2.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $14.64 $15.83 $32,930 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $16.69 $17.33 $36,050 6.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $11.56 $11.94 $24,830 9.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $16.47 $16.61 $34,550 5.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $21.72 $21.95 $45,660 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 610 $13.47 $14.22 $29,580 3.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $13.41 $13.24 $27,530 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $16.30 $15.17 $31,540 4.0 %
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 7,730 $13.66 $15.10 $31,400 5.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $19.19 $22.16 $46,100 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $16.47 $15.62 $32,490 2.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,060 $14.01 $13.83 $28,770 3.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 490 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $13.31 $13.27 $27,600 4.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 230 $11.05 $11.81 $24,550 6.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $10.24 $10.78 $22,420 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.05 $11.22 $23,330 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 360 $14.19 $14.60 $30,360 5.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.36 $12.59 $26,180 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $22.55 $23.98 $49,890 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $13.41 $13.75 $28,610 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $13.70 $14.49 $30,140 8.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.10 $8.24 $17,130 4.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $8.45 $8.22 $17,100 4.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $7.65 $8.23 $17,110 2.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $15.95 $16.68 $34,690 5.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $9.50 $9.86 $20,520 7.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $17.72 $17.74 $36,910 3.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.55 $10.21 $21,240 9.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $16.17 $15.26 $31,740 3.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.21 $13.35 $27,760 3.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.89 $15.39 $32,010 6.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $11.84 $13.52 $28,110 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $13.08 $13.81 $28,720 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.68 $11.61 $24,150 7.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 860 $12.25 $12.56 $26,120 4.9 %
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 4,240 $12.05 $12.93 $26,900 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $17.09 $18.88 $39,260 6.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $19.92 $20.68 $43,010 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 310 $13.98 $13.82 $28,740 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 470 $9.58 $11.34 $23,590 10.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 750 $14.14 $15.11 $31,430 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 340 $13.72 $16.51 $34,340 10.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $9.84 $9.22 $19,170 5.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $16.87 $15.94 $33,150 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $11.75 $12.85 $26,740 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $8.45 $8.69 $18,080 4.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 $9.93 $10.38 $21,600 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 280 $11.20 $10.91 $22,690 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $7.62 $7.70 $16,010 4.2 %

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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