Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Cedar Rapids, IA



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 Cedar Rapids, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Cedar Rapids, IA (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 137,070 $15.69 $19.28 $40,100 3.7 %
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 6,350 $42.76 $44.99 $93,590 4.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $78.77 $79.88 $166,150 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 840 $44.38 $49.86 $103,700 4.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $20,790 10.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $32.96 $34.21 $71,160 7.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $39.28 $43.00 $89,440 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 250 $44.56 $48.42 $100,720 4.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $33.98 $34.40 $71,560 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 380 $34.66 $37.98 $79,000 10.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 530 $54.92 $52.44 $109,070 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 560 $44.33 $48.73 $101,360 4.0 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $32.82 $40.44 $84,110 9.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 $36.01 $35.77 $74,390 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 $47.78 $52.72 $109,670 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 530 $53.21 $53.29 $110,830 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $44.71 $44.19 $91,920 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $31.90 $33.31 $69,290 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $43.59 $54.69 $113,760 10.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $18.02 $18.89 $39,280 6.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $78,410 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $28.24 $31.37 $65,250 3.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 50 $28.51 $32.29 $67,170 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 480 $55.06 $54.70 $113,780 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $20.06 $20.23 $42,090 3.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $31.53 $35.06 $72,930 13.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $33.79 $34.64 $72,060 3.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $28.40 $28.34 $58,960 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $15.21 $25.88 $53,830 13.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $25.46 $27.86 $57,940 5.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 510 $36.25 $38.24 $79,540 4.1 %
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 6,480 $23.91 $26.10 $54,280 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 160 $26.40 $28.11 $58,470 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $21.58 $22.61 $47,020 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 250 $23.72 $24.64 $51,260 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 210 $20.33 $22.72 $47,260 5.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $23.76 $24.45 $50,850 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 200 $21.98 $21.59 $44,910 4.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 300 $15.40 $16.98 $35,310 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 300 $21.77 $22.88 $47,600 6.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 300 $20.54 $22.99 $47,820 10.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 70 $26.25 $28.70 $59,700 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 330 $31.54 $34.25 $71,240 3.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,210 $24.68 $26.91 $55,960 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,250 $24.59 $27.03 $56,220 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 140 $23.13 $26.11 $54,310 5.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) $21.48 $22.07 $45,910 3.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $23.66 $38.78 $80,650 16.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 260 $30.01 $31.01 $64,500 2.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $34.79 $44.43 $92,410 21.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 130 $30.95 $31.26 $65,030 2.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 60 $35.39 $36.92 $76,790 5.5 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.95 $18.03 $37,500 2.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $25.67 $27.98 $58,200 4.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $17.77 $18.61 $38,710 2.3 %
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 5,730 $32.20 $32.60 $67,810 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 530 $27.31 $28.18 $58,620 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,630 $35.23 $35.83 $74,530 2.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,370 $36.47 $36.49 $75,910 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 460 $21.29 $23.52 $48,920 5.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 490 $30.67 $31.43 $65,370 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $33.22 $32.37 $67,320 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 340 $29.21 $29.68 $61,730 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 400 $27.77 $28.33 $58,930 5.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $27.04 $28.31 $58,890 2.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $24.49 $26.20 $54,500 3.6 %
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 3,770 $28.78 $30.55 $63,530 1.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 $33.54 $35.16 $73,140 4.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $24.01 $25.48 $52,990 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $33.26 $36.82 $76,590 6.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 40 $33.44 $34.63 $72,030 2.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 120 $35.61 $36.59 $76,100 7.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 380 $34.53 $34.07 $70,860 1.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 60 $33.95 $34.92 $72,620 12.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 240 $34.03 $35.52 $73,890 2.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $26.34 $27.01 $56,180 3.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $19.84 $19.39 $40,320 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 160 $26.26 $25.81 $53,680 2.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $15.16 $18.18 $37,820 7.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 950 $24.23 $24.77 $51,520 2.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 $22.23 $22.88 $47,590 2.1 %
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 750 $25.44 $28.14 $58,540 4.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $31.35 $36.04 $74,960 14.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 310 $30.67 $32.12 $66,810 5.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $26.06 $26.50 $55,130 3.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 80 $13.76 $16.14 $33,580 8.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $23.84 $24.66 $51,280 6.0 %
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 1,770 $14.86 $16.19 $33,670 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $17.14 $17.36 $36,100 8.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $20.89 $21.22 $44,140 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 410 $9.57 $12.39 $25,770 11.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 410 $17.65 $18.70 $38,890 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $19.23 $21.43 $44,570 9.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $14.64 $15.13 $31,460 5.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $13.70 $14.25 $29,650 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $11.50 $12.50 $26,000 8.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 210 $13.03 $14.65 $30,470 8.5 %
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 650 $21.84 $26.92 $55,990 4.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $33.00 $37.90 $78,830 7.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $19.49 $19.50 $40,550 4.8 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 30 $21.28 $24.16 $50,260 18.8 %
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 8,530 $17.11 $18.53 $38,540 3.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,500 3.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $63,340 8.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $49,290 2.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $58,290 3.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,940 6.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $19.44 $20.48 $42,600 8.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 410 $9.20 $10.44 $21,720 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $44,630 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,290 (4) (4) $39,620 3.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 610 (4) (4) $42,290 4.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,250 (4) (4) $38,890 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $41,710 6.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $41,990 3.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $44,440 3.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 350 (4) (4) $41,050 5.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $20.64 $19.65 $40,870 10.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $23.07 $22.91 $47,640 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 180 $10.71 $11.51 $23,940 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $26.00 $26.59 $55,310 2.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,190 (4) (4) $24,250 2.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $20.72 $22.36 $46,520 3.4 %
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 1,890 $15.76 $17.90 $37,220 3.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.20 $11.29 $23,480 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 330 $18.77 $19.60 $40,770 2.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $16.45 $17.19 $35,760 9.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $10.89 $12.03 $25,020 4.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $34.73 $33.22 $69,100 8.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 (4) (4) $22,510 6.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 130 $14.49 $15.03 $31,260 13.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $20.28 $21.30 $44,300 6.5 %
27-3041 Editors 200 $18.23 $19.54 $40,640 7.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 100 $27.12 $26.75 $55,640 3.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $20.32 $21.10 $43,890 6.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $9.43 $13.19 $27,440 8.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,390 $22.83 $27.43 $57,060 3.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $56.58 $69.30 $144,130 23.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.92 $22.97 $47,780 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 440 $46.40 $45.14 $93,880 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $93.91 $195,340 10.2 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $101.29 $210,680 20.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $96.79 $201,310 14.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.42 $37.08 $77,130 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,600 $23.96 $24.04 $50,000 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $27.15 $26.55 $55,220 6.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $30.93 $31.43 $65,370 3.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $15.63 $16.28 $33,860 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $21.31 $21.62 $44,960 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $37.16 $36.25 $75,390 3.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $23.30 $23.78 $49,470 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.09 $15.74 $32,740 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $30.09 $30.40 $63,230 3.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $28.66 $28.37 $59,010 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $19.30 $19.20 $39,930 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $7.67 $10.44 $21,700 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $13.00 $13.44 $27,940 4.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $12.47 $12.50 $26,000 5.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $18.15 $18.36 $38,190 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $12.87 $13.47 $28,010 3.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $11.04 $11.62 $24,170 4.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $10.97 $12.21 $25,390 9.2 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 90 $12.11 $14.37 $29,880 9.3 %
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 3,020 $12.05 $12.83 $26,690 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 640 $10.77 $11.04 $22,970 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,220 $11.57 $11.98 $24,910 2.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $19.30 $19.38 $40,310 4.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $17.49 $17.26 $35,910 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $13.87 $13.98 $29,080 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $14.40 $14.36 $29,860 2.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.44 $12.15 $25,260 3.7 %
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 1,830 $13.40 $16.28 $33,870 8.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 290 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $22.56 $22.78 $47,370 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 750 $9.83 $10.35 $21,530 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.48 $8.28 $17,230 4.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,740 $8.07 $9.35 $19,460 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $22.39 $22.74 $47,310 4.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $13.29 $13.57 $28,230 2.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $7.73 $8.46 $17,590 6.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 490 $10.70 $10.68 $22,220 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $8.94 $9.38 $19,500 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.55 $8.04 $16,730 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 800 $8.49 $8.96 $18,640 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $8.13 $9.16 $19,060 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,330 $7.78 $8.77 $18,240 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 980 $7.87 $8.25 $17,160 2.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 $7.70 $9.07 $18,860 5.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 220 $9.30 $9.67 $20,120 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $8.91 $9.35 $19,450 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.89 $8.97 $18,660 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $7.79 $8.41 $17,500 3.0 %
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 3,840 $9.78 $10.95 $22,780 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $18.40 $19.32 $40,180 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $16.29 $18.54 $38,560 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,830 $9.43 $10.73 $22,320 5.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $9.29 $9.50 $19,750 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 $15.18 $15.59 $32,420 11.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 870 $10.08 $10.73 $22,320 6.1 %
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 2,940 $9.23 $10.08 $20,970 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $13.46 $12.88 $26,790 5.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $9.22 $10.57 $21,980 8.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $7.49 $8.27 $17,190 5.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $7.68 $9.09 $18,900 4.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 $12.81 $13.02 $27,090 6.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.97 $11.35 $23,610 7.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 870 $9.36 $9.45 $19,650 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $8.93 $9.18 $19,100 3.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 230 $9.17 $10.59 $22,020 4.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $7.71 $8.16 $16,970 9.0 %
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 16,080 $12.28 $17.41 $36,220 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,220 $16.55 $18.89 $39,300 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $28.16 $29.36 $61,060 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,760 $8.33 $8.77 $18,230 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) $7.55 $10.18 $21,170 10.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $14.37 $14.46 $30,080 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,960 $9.96 $12.45 $25,900 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 260 $19.15 $21.90 $45,560 12.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 $18.22 $21.75 $45,230 8.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 290 $35.98 $36.80 $76,530 13.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 780 $24.83 $34.20 $71,130 16.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 610 $34.13 $34.66 $72,100 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,230 $23.74 $28.10 $58,450 6.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $10.50 $10.96 $22,800 3.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $17.66 $27.33 $56,840 27.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $37.67 $41.29 $85,880 10.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 970 $10.65 $11.31 $23,510 7.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 $16.87 $18.35 $38,160 6.1 %
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 21,520 $13.67 $14.49 $30,150 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $20.97 $22.45 $46,690 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $10.35 $10.49 $21,820 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $14.39 $14.92 $31,040 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 500 $14.50 $14.81 $30,810 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,830 $14.17 $14.51 $30,180 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $16.94 $16.03 $33,350 4.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $17.54 $17.39 $36,180 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $11.34 $11.62 $24,180 2.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $19.40 $20.21 $42,030 9.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $14.71 $15.36 $31,950 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,390 $13.98 $14.30 $29,750 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.52 $10.32 $21,470 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $8.87 $8.94 $18,600 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $10.44 $10.59 $22,030 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $8.04 $8.98 $18,670 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.54 $13.43 $27,930 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $16.52 $16.96 $35,270 8.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 680 $14.51 $14.52 $30,210 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $16.74 $16.91 $35,170 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 890 $11.63 $11.71 $24,360 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $13.95 $15.07 $31,340 6.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $10.20 $10.61 $22,060 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $16.69 $17.06 $35,490 5.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $11.00 $12.97 $26,980 6.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.50 (c) $50,960 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 (c) $24.64 (c) $23.01 (c) $47,860 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.03 (c) $45,820 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $18.77 $19.25 $40,040 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 680 $12.85 $13.65 $28,390 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,630 $9.93 $10.87 $22,620 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $12.08 $13.39 $27,840 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $17.33 $17.91 $37,260 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $16.83 $16.21 $33,710 3.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $13.01 $12.99 $27,020 7.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,380 $12.81 $13.24 $27,540 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 $13.97 $15.11 $31,420 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $12.44 $12.76 $26,530 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 $12.64 $13.10 $27,250 2.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 290 $14.53 $15.14 $31,500 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $11.03 $11.42 $23,750 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,930 $12.64 $13.12 $27,290 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $14.25 $14.31 $29,760 1.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 $9.52 $11.52 $23,960 12.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $14.78 $14.14 $29,420 14.8 %
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 250 $12.06 $13.03 $27,110 3.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $13.92 $13.29 $27,640 7.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $11.55 $11.73 $24,400 5.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.79 $10.21 $21,240 4.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,810 $18.89 $19.78 $41,150 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 390 $25.55 $31.81 $66,160 7.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 160 $18.44 $18.77 $39,040 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,120 $15.02 $16.50 $34,320 4.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 90 $13.34 $12.58 $26,170 7.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 350 $18.54 $18.09 $37,620 6.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 640 $16.31 $16.09 $33,460 3.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $17.87 $17.27 $35,910 7.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $20.28 $19.95 $41,490 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $20.79 $19.71 $41,000 6.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 820 $23.64 $23.63 $49,150 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $17.87 $18.24 $37,930 6.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $21.86 $20.26 $42,140 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 640 $18.95 $20.67 $42,980 2.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $17.24 $16.88 $35,110 9.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 350 $23.32 $22.01 $45,780 4.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 190 $22.05 $21.40 $44,520 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 110 $10.13 $10.38 $21,580 8.8 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 70 $11.51 $11.55 $24,020 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $28.02 $27.92 $58,070 4.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 $13.96 $15.27 $31,760 6.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 240 $18.52 $18.38 $38,220 2.0 %
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 5,720 $18.66 $19.76 $41,100 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $28.23 $28.54 $59,360 4.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 $15.07 $15.91 $33,100 7.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 320 $25.58 $23.73 $49,350 4.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 70 $16.06 $16.21 $33,720 5.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $26.25 $25.84 $53,740 3.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $13.58 $14.01 $29,150 6.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $18.57 $19.02 $39,570 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 730 $16.17 $16.28 $33,870 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $18.03 $17.91 $37,260 4.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $15.80 $14.48 $30,120 6.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $21.26 $21.15 $43,990 3.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $13.96 $14.22 $29,580 4.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.92 $13.25 $27,560 12.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $18.82 $19.83 $41,240 5.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 580 $25.60 $25.43 $52,900 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 970 $15.45 $15.83 $32,930 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $17.52 $17.96 $37,360 2.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 270 $23.95 $22.94 $47,720 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $29.85 $29.41 $61,170 4.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.02 $21.08 $43,850 5.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $13.50 $13.63 $28,360 8.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $10.59 $12.19 $25,350 9.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 270 $14.58 $15.51 $32,270 6.1 %
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 10,360 $16.25 $16.94 $35,230 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 730 $27.39 $28.71 $59,720 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 170 $18.21 $16.80 $34,940 6.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $15.59 $15.58 $32,410 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,820 $13.70 $14.69 $30,550 7.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 240 $14.41 $14.24 $29,630 4.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $10.80 $10.92 $22,720 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $10.49 $11.21 $23,320 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 230 $11.90 $12.76 $26,540 4.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $19.65 $19.82 $41,230 3.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $15.74 $15.23 $31,690 3.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.56 $15.22 $31,650 5.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $15.01 $15.94 $33,150 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 410 $17.40 $17.90 $37,240 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.94 $14.59 $30,340 15.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.95 $16.73 $34,810 2.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $22.34 $22.07 $45,910 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $15.35 $15.49 $32,220 1.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.03 $15.34 $31,900 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $17.05 $17.23 $35,840 7.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $13.48 $14.19 $29,510 5.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $17.14 $16.64 $34,610 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 460 $16.73 $16.66 $34,650 5.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $10.18 $10.26 $21,330 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $10.02 $10.41 $21,640 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $18.02 $18.46 $38,390 4.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $12.76 $12.81 $26,640 6.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $25.45 $22.56 $46,930 10.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.58 $14.76 $30,700 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 $17.52 $16.94 $35,240 4.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 140 $15.35 $16.32 $33,950 9.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 820 $16.15 $17.56 $36,530 14.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $14.39 $14.31 $29,760 2.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $11.06 $11.17 $23,240 3.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $14.77 $14.45 $30,060 3.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $13.96 $13.83 $28,760 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 220 $12.81 $13.23 $27,530 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $17.01 $15.70 $32,650 6.5 %
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 11,650 $15.65 $16.70 $34,730 4.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $19.60 $19.76 $41,100 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $23.93 $23.84 $49,580 4.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $15.99 $14.80 $30,790 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $16.95 $15.62 $32,480 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $16.37 $15.53 $32,300 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,030 $21.34 $19.87 $41,330 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 690 $12.72 $14.05 $29,230 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $10.81 $10.87 $22,600 2.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $12.44 $12.66 $26,340 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $14.63 $14.94 $31,080 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 850 $15.68 $15.15 $31,520 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 470 $10.08 $10.91 $22,690 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,840 $12.79 $13.20 $27,450 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $11.97 $13.94 $28,990 9.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 650 $11.05 $11.27 $23,430 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $14.62 $13.96 $29,030 5.9 %

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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