Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Illinois nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 151,270 $13.56 $16.97 $35,290 2.3 %
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 6,010 $28.62 $32.05 $66,670 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $38.70 $40.89 $85,050 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,160 $33.63 $38.70 $80,490 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 420 (4) (4) $17,940 3.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $35.37 $41.78 $86,910 13.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $36.34 $40.93 $85,120 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 410 $21.26 $23.32 $48,500 6.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $31.93 $36.93 $76,810 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $31.00 $34.99 $72,790 7.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $26.01 $29.83 $62,050 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $33.53 $32.39 $67,370 6.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $32.94 $37.74 $78,500 5.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $30.46 $32.54 $67,690 8.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $37.30 $41.30 $85,900 10.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $22.15 $25.81 $53,690 17.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $75,550 2.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $51.81 $61.35 $127,610 23.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $43.41 $48.10 $100,050 6.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $15.55 $17.22 $35,820 6.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $16.11 $22.18 $46,120 24.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $30.54 $34.89 $72,560 5.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 160 $26.67 $26.11 $54,320 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $21.16 $23.42 $48,710 7.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $19.58 $20.78 $43,220 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,050 $28.75 $30.72 $63,910 9.2 %
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 4,460 $22.81 $24.24 $50,430 2.1 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $23.69 $25.32 $52,660 8.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $17.89 $17.36 $36,120 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $20.08 $20.67 $42,980 5.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $28.06 $28.31 $58,890 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $14.91 $17.21 $35,800 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 230 $19.20 $24.10 $50,130 10.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $7.85 $11.81 $24,570 10.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $20.91 $21.97 $45,690 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $24.11 $26.07 $54,230 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $15.64 $18.50 $38,480 8.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 320 $23.49 $21.40 $44,510 16.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 70 $26.66 $27.99 $58,230 9.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $28.49 $30.52 $63,470 5.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,450 $23.01 $24.99 $51,980 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 670 $23.52 $25.35 $52,720 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $12.41 $15.23 $31,680 11.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $25.75 $34.55 $71,870 10.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $13.97 $15.32 $31,870 12.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $28.11 $28.58 $59,440 4.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $8.70 $9.12 $18,970 9.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $29.29 $28.90 $60,120 3.2 %
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 910 $19.70 $21.94 $45,640 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $17.11 $20.09 $41,790 8.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $24.09 $27.32 $56,830 10.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $25.85 $26.56 $55,250 5.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $16.34 $16.07 $33,420 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $24.45 $24.74 $51,460 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $21.94 $23.06 $47,970 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $21.36 $23.39 $48,650 6.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 150 $26.84 $26.99 $56,140 3.9 %
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 1,190 $26.45 $28.46 $59,190 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $34.74 $35.97 $74,820 5.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $28.11 $30.04 $62,480 12.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $34.30 $35.49 $73,830 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $41.02 $38.74 $80,570 7.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 $35.06 $35.46 $73,750 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 $25.09 $26.42 $54,950 4.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 90 $36.75 $35.24 $73,310 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $18.71 $18.90 $39,310 6.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $23.55 $23.48 $48,830 4.4 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other (8) $22.40 $19.84 $41,270 7.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $18.35 $18.60 $38,700 9.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $20.46 $21.45 $44,610 6.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $21.99 $22.52 $46,830 2.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $29.92 $28.57 $59,430 4.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $16.83 $18.68 $38,860 6.8 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 30 $28.52 $28.44 $59,150 1.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $27.81 $27.16 $56,500 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $20.19 $21.18 $44,060 4.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $29.06 $28.56 $59,410 6.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $14.90 $15.81 $32,890 1.7 %
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 3,220 $16.07 $18.44 $38,350 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $15.83 $16.15 $33,600 8.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 540 $15.27 $17.22 $35,810 17.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $12.48 $13.81 $28,730 5.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 270 $13.11 $15.38 $32,000 5.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 700 $26.18 $24.41 $50,760 3.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $8.48 $11.75 $24,450 9.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 180 $17.19 $19.65 $40,880 6.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 190 $27.70 $26.72 $55,570 2.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $20.52 $21.72 $45,170 5.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 130 $28.79 $28.75 $59,810 1.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 510 $11.21 $11.95 $24,860 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 250 $12.99 $13.30 $27,660 7.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $25.45 $23.32 $48,500 2.8 %
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 560 $21.41 $28.23 $58,710 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $27.76 $30.81 $64,090 7.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $73.46 $73.79 $153,490 3.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $14.45 $15.43 $32,100 14.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $22.46 $22.26 $46,300 5.3 %
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 12,890 $19.33 $21.34 $44,380 8.0 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $45,410 20.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 560 $10.59 $11.67 $24,280 8.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $42,920 3.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,160 (4) (4) $44,620 4.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 920 (4) (4) $42,020 7.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,730 (4) (4) $44,270 6.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $44,230 5.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $42,110 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 (4) (4) $40,920 6.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $46,950 4.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $21.22 $20.86 $43,390 10.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $60,770 10.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 250 $20.02 $20.70 $43,050 5.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $10.56 $10.92 $22,720 5.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $21.49 $22.76 $47,350 5.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,760 (4) (4) $18,740 2.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 170 $18.50 $21.15 $43,990 4.7 %
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 1,320 $12.97 $15.11 $31,420 7.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.54 $10.46 $21,770 17.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $14.50 $15.26 $31,750 4.8 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $16.37 $15.51 $32,260 7.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $16.83 $17.17 $35,720 9.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $28,370 23.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $9.73 $10.54 $21,930 3.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $12.06 $12.34 $25,670 14.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $23.25 $24.19 $50,320 5.7 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $16.33 $16.85 $35,050 6.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $17.27 $18.04 $37,520 8.1 %
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 10,050 $20.64 $26.62 $55,370 4.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 90 $23.05 $24.98 $51,950 23.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $71.89 $73.61 $153,110 10.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $23.41 $23.26 $48,370 3.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 100 $35.02 $41.59 $86,510 18.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $53.00 $52.25 $108,680 5.2 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $68.29 $60.62 $126,080 10.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $100.18 $208,370 14.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 $64.67 $65.75 $136,760 12.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $37.76 $44.80 $93,190 13.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,290 $24.87 $25.10 $52,220 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $28.70 $27.85 $57,920 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $29.34 $29.74 $61,860 3.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 90 $22.02 $19.43 $40,420 8.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $20.21 $20.96 $43,600 2.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $22.92 $23.47 $48,810 2.3 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 $28.14 $29.77 $61,920 11.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $22.46 $22.47 $46,730 3.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 240 $18.34 $18.65 $38,790 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $23.50 $23.89 $49,690 6.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $25.80 $26.20 $54,500 2.4 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $30.00 $29.11 $60,550 5.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $20.51 $22.55 $46,900 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 400 $11.75 $12.56 $26,120 5.8 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 80 $10.08 $10.84 $22,540 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $11.47 $12.16 $25,300 2.4 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $15.31 $15.54 $32,320 4.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $15.74 $17.47 $36,340 3.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $10.95 $10.86 $22,600 7.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,370 $14.31 $14.55 $30,260 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $11.36 $13.32 $27,700 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 240 $11.11 $12.36 $25,710 8.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 150 $18.51 $19.72 $41,010 3.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $36.43 $34.26 $71,270 7.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $25.21 $26.57 $55,270 2.3 %
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 5,290 $10.09 $11.42 $23,750 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 570 $8.76 $9.23 $19,200 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,670 $9.39 $9.75 $20,280 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 60 $17.69 $19.05 $39,630 6.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $20.28 $21.04 $43,770 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $12.63 $12.97 $26,980 6.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $13.45 $13.40 $27,880 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 320 $12.00 $12.62 $26,260 5.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $11.88 $12.12 $25,210 1.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 160 $9.23 $9.65 $20,070 6.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.00 $9.30 $19,350 5.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 570 $17.28 $17.22 $35,810 5.0 %
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 5,310 $22.82 $20.80 $43,260 5.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 270 $32.63 $31.94 $66,430 1.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 150 $36.32 $36.27 $75,440 3.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 710 $9.25 $14.05 $29,220 9.9 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $7.85 $8.96 $18,640 4.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,910 $27.32 $26.12 $54,330 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $29.96 $28.70 $59,690 6.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,030 $16.97 $18.56 $38,600 3.8 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $9.49 $11.56 $24,040 7.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 460 $9.35 $10.83 $22,530 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $8.04 $9.57 $19,910 8.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.77 $8.05 $16,750 3.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 200 $10.32 $16.21 $33,720 6.6 %
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 13,840 $8.07 $9.23 $19,200 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 $26.30 $25.21 $52,430 10.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,110 $11.99 $14.35 $29,850 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,390 $7.92 $8.18 $17,020 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 920 $8.96 $9.74 $20,250 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 910 $8.99 $9.23 $19,190 2.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 320 $8.03 $8.29 $17,250 2.8 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,690 $8.47 $8.99 $18,700 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 550 $8.15 $9.94 $20,670 7.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,530 $7.87 $8.15 $16,940 1.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $8.03 $8.24 $17,140 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,300 $7.80 $8.26 $17,180 2.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $7.74 $8.09 $16,830 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 620 $7.96 $8.30 $17,270 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $8.44 $8.65 $17,980 2.5 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 160 $8.76 $9.63 $20,030 6.8 %
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 5,440 $10.89 $12.24 $25,460 3.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 400 $20.77 $19.74 $41,050 6.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $14.49 $15.79 $32,850 7.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,150 $11.29 $12.13 $25,230 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 960 $9.00 $9.47 $19,690 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $14.41 $15.37 $31,960 10.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 630 $9.60 $10.66 $22,170 4.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $12.12 $17.12 $35,610 10.3 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $12.29 $14.81 $30,800 17.3 %
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 2,720 $9.02 $10.86 $22,600 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $11.66 $12.42 $25,840 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.76 $9.57 $19,900 7.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $8.21 $10.65 $22,150 8.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $9.17 $11.35 $23,600 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 370 $8.68 $9.37 $19,480 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 720 $8.56 $8.76 $18,220 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $8.05 $10.42 $21,670 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.46 $10.23 $21,280 3.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 40 $10.23 $11.62 $24,160 12.8 %
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 13,290 $9.50 $12.94 $26,920 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,460 $14.76 $16.71 $34,750 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $22.27 $23.59 $49,070 15.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,170 $8.05 $8.73 $18,170 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 340 $7.89 $9.44 $19,630 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $15.56 $15.34 $31,910 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,470 $9.19 $11.35 $23,600 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $17.23 $20.12 $41,850 13.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $13.88 $17.08 $35,530 8.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $15.94 $15.18 $31,580 7.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $18.80 $21.32 $44,340 8.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $15.58 $19.44 $40,430 10.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 790 $22.31 $24.37 $50,690 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 $9.11 $11.60 $24,140 16.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 230 $12.45 $15.91 $33,090 16.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23,600 $11.92 $13.31 $27,670 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 990 $18.29 $19.84 $41,270 3.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $9.68 $10.12 $21,060 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 $11.96 $12.83 $26,700 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 540 $11.89 $12.26 $25,510 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,970 $13.33 $13.86 $28,830 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $14.37 $14.68 $30,530 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $16.91 $16.97 $35,300 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,030 $9.64 $10.25 $21,310 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $8.76 $10.80 $22,460 7.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,160 $12.92 $13.41 $27,900 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 190 $11.30 $11.26 $23,420 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $9.29 $9.86 $20,510 7.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $12.32 $13.28 $27,620 7.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.57 $8.90 $18,510 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $12.18 $12.60 $26,200 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $10.13 $10.94 $22,750 5.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $9.32 $10.59 $22,030 4.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $14.65 $15.11 $31,420 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $9.53 $10.01 $20,820 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $16.13 $15.95 $33,180 4.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $14.97 $16.13 $33,550 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $8.81 $12.68 $26,380 15.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 140 $16.20 $17.93 $37,290 6.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.91 (c) $49,730 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 650 (c) $21.40 (c) $21.46 (c) $44,640 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 (c) $16.10 (c) $16.65 (c) $34,630 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $17.63 $17.86 $37,140 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $13.72 $13.84 $28,780 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,740 $9.26 $10.24 $21,290 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,350 $16.44 $17.13 $35,630 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 390 $17.69 $17.77 $36,950 4.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 450 $11.94 $12.60 $26,210 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,560 $10.82 $11.28 $23,470 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $18.65 $18.65 $38,780 6.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $11.85 $13.10 $27,240 5.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $11.15 $11.52 $23,960 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $15.84 $18.33 $38,130 1.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.53 $11.52 $23,970 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,510 $10.44 $11.55 $24,020 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $10.86 $12.44 $25,860 19.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,020 $13.13 $13.61 $28,310 3.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 300 $11.76 $14.46 $30,070 8.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 100 $8.86 $11.72 $24,380 17.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $12.36 $13.86 $28,830 13.6 %
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 7,830 $21.61 $22.48 $46,770 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 600 $34.95 $34.26 $71,260 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $25.68 $27.52 $57,240 10.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 910 $16.31 $20.32 $42,270 7.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $23.52 $23.32 $48,500 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 950 $17.68 $18.20 $37,860 5.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $19.01 $19.07 $39,660 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 880 $23.09 $22.51 $46,830 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.74 $20.83 $43,340 16.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 570 $33.57 $30.73 $63,920 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $15.72 $19.67 $40,920 6.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $26.81 $26.25 $54,590 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $33.79 $30.95 $64,380 8.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $12.22 $12.41 $25,820 6.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $28.01 $23.94 $49,790 16.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $24.86 $24.20 $50,330 4.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $21.49 $17.79 $37,000 13.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $28.67 $25.32 $52,660 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 370 $25.28 $22.19 $46,160 2.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 80 $12.16 $14.10 $29,330 9.9 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 120 $16.77 $17.36 $36,120 7.5 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 120 $19.00 $21.61 $44,950 13.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 130 $14.40 $14.52 $30,210 2.4 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (8) $19.43 $19.38 $40,320 3.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 270 $14.50 $14.65 $30,470 6.5 %
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 5,790 $16.95 $18.38 $38,220 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $24.23 $25.57 $53,180 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.30 $15.50 $32,230 5.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $28.29 $26.57 $55,270 5.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $13.52 $13.51 $28,090 7.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $23.11 $23.25 $48,350 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $16.72 $17.12 $35,610 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 950 $14.56 $15.38 $31,990 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $18.15 $18.84 $39,190 4.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 150 $15.87 $16.10 $33,490 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $14.52 $14.88 $30,950 5.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $14.46 $13.87 $28,850 11.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.08 $11.00 $22,880 13.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $19.48 $20.65 $42,950 8.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $14.52 $17.59 $36,590 14.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $18.22 $19.61 $40,780 9.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 $18.68 $19.33 $40,210 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,510 $16.92 $17.43 $36,260 3.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 190 $20.58 $20.49 $42,620 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $35.15 $33.19 $69,020 5.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $20.69 $21.11 $43,900 11.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $12.50 $12.85 $26,720 15.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $11.13 $13.67 $28,440 9.3 %
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 13,770 $13.81 $15.24 $31,710 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $24.77 $26.50 $55,120 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 110 $12.20 $12.16 $25,300 2.6 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 30 $9.58 $11.04 $22,970 8.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $17.75 $17.64 $36,700 8.0 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 140 $14.58 $14.71 $30,610 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,280 $12.84 $12.77 $26,560 2.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 320 $13.96 $13.98 $29,090 4.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $9.28 $10.40 $21,630 5.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.36 $12.32 $25,630 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $12.30 $12.25 $25,490 6.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $14.16 $13.90 $28,920 8.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $19.24 $18.58 $38,640 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $14.13 $14.92 $31,030 4.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.90 $15.03 $31,270 6.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.93 $12.95 $26,930 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 350 $20.79 $19.68 $40,940 3.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $13.93 $14.95 $31,100 3.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $19.04 $18.56 $38,600 5.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 160 $19.14 $21.32 $44,350 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $15.92 $16.46 $34,240 6.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.35 $14.45 $30,060 3.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.24 $14.19 $29,530 2.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $15.34 $16.47 $34,260 9.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $15.20 $16.11 $33,510 11.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $8.40 $9.09 $18,910 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.42 $8.53 $17,740 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $8.86 $9.74 $20,250 4.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 120 $28.25 $27.28 $56,740 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 $36.99 $37.10 $77,170 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 $17.13 $16.62 $34,570 3.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $19.11 $19.05 $39,620 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $11.47 $11.70 $24,330 12.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $16.00 $17.54 $36,480 12.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,010 $12.39 $13.16 $27,370 2.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $13.29 $15.72 $32,690 13.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 660 $13.91 $13.63 $28,340 5.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $12.84 $13.13 $27,300 2.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $14.83 $15.75 $32,770 10.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 170 $13.61 $12.91 $26,850 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 600 $9.20 $10.37 $21,570 4.6 %
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 12,900 $13.49 $14.23 $29,590 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $22.17 $24.22 $50,380 8.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $21.08 $22.74 $47,300 4.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 990 $9.80 $12.01 $24,980 10.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $7.86 $8.40 $17,470 2.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,650 $15.67 $15.97 $33,220 6.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 940 $9.88 $12.21 $25,410 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $8.85 $9.08 $18,880 2.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 80 $12.83 $16.00 $33,290 11.0 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 70 $13.93 $14.68 $30,530 9.4 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 80 $20.74 $20.92 $43,520 11.7 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 40 $23.26 $23.46 $48,800 2.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.90 $8.72 $18,130 6.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $10.20 $11.07 $23,030 5.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $20.01 $27.01 $56,190 18.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 920 $14.48 $14.78 $30,730 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.83 $9.71 $20,200 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,510 $13.18 $13.32 $27,700 4.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $11.63 $12.58 $26,160 11.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,310 $14.68 $14.16 $29,450 9.9 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 130 $14.09 $13.50 $28,080 10.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $12.72 $14.34 $29,820 11.0 %

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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