Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbia, MO



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 Columbia, MO, a metropolitan statistical area in Missouri.

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 Columbia, MO (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 84,170 $14.02 $17.60 $36,610 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 2,600 $36.15 $41.02 $85,320 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $56.96 $61.25 $127,400 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 720 $31.01 $39.72 $82,620 10.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $46.50 $48.68 $101,250 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $36.97 $40.58 $84,400 6.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $43.30 $43.48 $90,440 2.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $37.39 $39.85 $82,890 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $39.82 $42.74 $88,900 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $46.78 $51.66 $107,460 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $44.73 $45.36 $94,360 6.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.84 $38.34 $79,760 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $30.63 $33.81 $70,320 17.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $14.30 $14.34 $29,820 8.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $71,150 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $50.56 $49.02 $101,950 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $24.05 $25.66 $53,370 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $36.95 $39.17 $81,470 4.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $51.91 $52.59 $109,390 5.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $27.19 $34.54 $71,850 24.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $18.39 $19.50 $40,550 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $36.34 $40.84 $84,950 5.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,430 $22.42 $24.10 $50,130 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $14.40 $14.76 $30,700 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $20.59 $21.66 $45,050 5.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 510 $22.41 $23.82 $49,550 1.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $20.76 $22.58 $46,970 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $23.73 $24.65 $51,270 8.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.54 $19.85 $41,290 4.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $21.49 $22.19 $46,150 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $22.42 $22.93 $47,700 4.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $23.14 $23.92 $49,740 1.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $24.01 $24.44 $50,830 8.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 $26.91 $29.57 $61,500 4.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 400 $22.87 $24.41 $50,780 5.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 610 $22.81 $24.57 $51,110 2.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $15.42 $19.87 $41,330 7.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $21.09 $22.03 $45,810 3.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $31.66 $49.47 $102,890 27.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 320 $27.60 $28.47 $59,230 1.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $21.18 $24.17 $50,270 5.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 100 $8.49 $9.16 $19,050 5.6 %
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 1,740 $24.12 $24.66 $51,290 3.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 470 $28.33 $28.45 $59,180 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $27.86 $27.51 $57,230 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 520 $17.72 $18.62 $38,740 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $31.30 $30.92 $64,300 5.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $27.79 $28.42 $59,110 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 330 $23.62 $23.72 $49,340 4.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $19.45 $23.10 $48,040 4.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $31.17 $28.25 $58,770 2.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 30 $27.43 $29.44 $61,240 1.7 %
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 990 $26.22 $27.03 $56,210 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $25.11 $25.54 $53,120 6.3 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 50 $20.26 $20.11 $41,830 3.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $22.02 $23.23 $48,330 4.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 200 $33.24 $31.79 $66,130 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $31.11 $33.41 $69,500 5.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $30.45 $31.71 $65,950 5.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $18.16 $18.51 $38,500 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $18.89 $19.66 $40,890 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $24.76 $24.66 $51,290 3.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $17.32 $16.80 $34,950 5.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,540 $18.56 $20.69 $43,040 5.0 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 $26.72 $29.20 $60,740 10.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 140 $22.10 $24.77 $51,520 5.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $26.50 $28.92 $60,150 5.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $17.48 $19.92 $41,440 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $22.52 $25.80 $53,660 4.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 90 $14.26 $16.17 $33,630 2.0 %
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 1,080 $16.41 $17.16 $35,700 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $18.01 $19.65 $40,880 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $15.49 $16.12 $33,540 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $15.40 $16.64 $34,620 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.81 $19.79 $41,170 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $9.76 $11.74 $24,430 11.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $18.83 $19.33 $40,210 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $12.28 $13.43 $27,920 6.2 %
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 530 $18.70 $25.85 $53,780 16.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $31.84 $41.43 $86,170 19.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $17.41 $19.46 $40,470 19.0 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $12.86 $13.46 $28,000 7.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $12.85 $13.06 $27,160 5.8 %
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 7,620 $19.12 $25.34 $52,700 14.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 210 (4) (4) $82,140 8.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $69,650 2.1 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $64,790 2.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $64,650 3.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $64,040 4.9 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,090 2.9 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $58,870 2.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $67,170 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $9.60 $10.01 $20,820 6.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $39,040 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 660 (4) (4) $38,430 3.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 (4) (4) $47,810 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $38,290 9.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $45,850 10.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $42,040 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $41,020 9.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $37,760 9.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $10.09 $13.78 $28,650 14.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 470 (4) (4) $27,240 9.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $21.81 $22.61 $47,020 5.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $12.01 $12.53 $26,050 2.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $19.31 $20.49 $42,620 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 770 (4) (4) $18,600 4.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,350 $18.00 $20.53 $42,690 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $14.73 $16.90 $35,160 8.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $21.55 $21.10 $43,890 5.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 $19.95 $23.51 $48,890 2.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $78,510 10.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $14.13 $14.55 $30,250 7.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 340 $19.20 $20.65 $42,950 2.4 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $17.71 $20.16 $41,930 4.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $21.57 $21.98 $45,710 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 7,950 $22.89 $26.65 $55,430 3.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) $83.58 $173,840 21.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.72 $24.25 $50,450 3.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $33.80 $30.60 $63,650 13.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $47.96 $48.23 $100,310 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $63.45 $70.04 $145,670 19.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 19.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $38.10 $36.78 $76,500 5.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,900 $26.28 $27.46 $57,120 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.25 $29.16 $60,650 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $27.32 $27.77 $57,770 3.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $16.11 $16.68 $34,700 4.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 190 $23.25 $23.47 $48,820 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $27.04 $26.70 $55,530 3.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $15.46 $20.64 $42,940 9.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $24.95 $25.01 $52,020 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 310 $13.02 $14.15 $29,430 11.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $30.80 $29.88 $62,140 11.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $27.53 $26.54 $55,200 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 250 $23.28 $23.91 $49,730 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 210 $15.15 $15.57 $32,390 6.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $10.57 $11.23 $23,360 6.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $17.53 $18.34 $38,160 5.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $13.25 $12.72 $26,450 8.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $16.08 $16.07 $33,430 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $14.24 $15.04 $31,280 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $13.53 $13.28 $27,630 5.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 60 $16.31 $17.92 $37,270 6.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $23.57 $24.77 $51,530 2.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,170 $10.87 $11.66 $24,240 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 450 $9.48 $11.19 $23,270 7.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 910 $10.44 $10.63 $22,110 1.9 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $14.80 $14.76 $30,690 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 $12.08 $12.62 $26,240 3.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $12.92 $12.93 $26,890 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $13.54 $13.25 $27,550 5.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $9.84 $10.36 $21,540 9.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $13.09 $14.28 $29,700 6.9 %
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 950 $13.35 $15.21 $31,630 3.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $12.39 $15.70 $32,650 14.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 340 $10.60 $11.89 $24,720 5.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,690 $7.78 $8.89 $18,500 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $14.97 $16.12 $33,540 6.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $15.34 $15.83 $32,920 5.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.58 $9.06 $18,850 9.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $10.21 $10.85 $22,570 5.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $9.34 $9.55 $19,870 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $7.58 $8.07 $16,780 4.1 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $12.50 $12.42 $25,840 12.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $8.99 $9.12 $18,960 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $7.57 $8.93 $18,570 5.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,480 $7.50 $8.10 $16,840 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.35 $7.81 $16,250 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,340 $7.52 $8.21 $17,090 2.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.59 $8.10 $16,840 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.62 $8.28 $17,220 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $7.61 $7.84 $16,310 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.56 $7.97 $16,580 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 2,560 $9.67 $10.43 $21,690 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $14.61 $15.54 $32,320 5.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $19.61 $19.78 $41,140 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,070 $10.60 $10.91 $22,690 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $8.26 $8.46 $17,600 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $10.80 $11.32 $23,550 2.9 %
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 1,960 $9.40 $10.71 $22,270 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $22.17 $21.61 $44,940 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $9.22 $9.47 $19,690 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $9.91 $10.89 $22,650 7.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 400 $9.68 $11.04 $22,960 8.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $10.61 $10.77 $22,400 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $10.29 $11.45 $23,820 11.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $12.95 $14.55 $30,260 10.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $12.17 $11.35 $23,610 6.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 110 $7.28 $7.27 $15,110 4.4 %
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 8,040 $9.86 $13.47 $28,030 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 600 $15.99 $18.67 $38,830 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $24.78 $24.83 $51,650 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,340 $8.42 $8.77 $18,250 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $7.93 $9.88 $20,540 6.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $13.39 $13.49 $28,060 6.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,130 $9.34 $11.85 $24,650 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $15.70 $19.44 $40,430 13.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $21.19 $24.80 $51,580 5.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $36.22 $48.84 $101,580 15.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $23.91 $25.02 $52,030 4.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $18.46 $23.11 $48,070 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $11.68 $17.92 $37,280 18.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $7.64 $8.04 $16,720 3.8 %
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 15,010 $12.71 $13.73 $28,560 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 650 $20.09 $22.80 $47,420 3.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $10.93 $11.17 $23,230 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $13.68 $13.89 $28,890 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $13.45 $13.57 $28,220 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $14.00 $14.06 $29,240 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $12.36 $14.91 $31,020 8.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $13.77 $14.07 $29,270 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $9.71 $9.91 $20,600 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $11.34 $11.54 $24,010 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 620 $13.46 $13.97 $29,060 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $8.85 $9.51 $19,790 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $8.73 $8.78 $18,260 2.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $8.53 $8.88 $18,460 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $14.17 $14.12 $29,370 6.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $11.98 $12.29 $25,560 6.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.15 $16.45 $34,220 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 520 $9.23 $10.13 $21,060 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $15.43 $15.70 $32,650 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $10.70 $10.73 $22,320 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $15.38 $16.46 $34,240 7.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 (c) $23.24 (c) $21.78 (c) $45,300 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.60 (c) $47,010 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $17.51 $18.27 $37,990 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $11.48 $13.53 $28,150 5.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,080 $8.48 $9.44 $19,640 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,200 $15.98 $17.00 $35,370 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $17.11 $17.19 $35,760 9.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 950 $13.07 $13.47 $28,010 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,010 $12.20 $12.90 $26,840 3.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $12.37 $13.11 $27,270 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $11.12 $11.44 $23,790 3.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $11.66 $12.52 $26,050 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 510 $16.15 $16.77 $34,880 1.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $12.72 $12.45 $25,890 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,970 $11.78 $12.40 $25,790 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $11.87 $12.15 $25,260 6.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $12.02 $13.14 $27,340 7.8 %
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 130 $12.78 $14.15 $29,430 4.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $10.63 $10.98 $22,830 6.8 %
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 4,080 $17.68 $18.92 $39,350 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 310 $23.23 $23.92 $49,740 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $26.64 $25.40 $52,820 7.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 740 $15.90 $16.95 $35,260 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $20.62 $23.68 $49,260 13.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $14.60 $16.10 $33,490 7.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 490 $17.78 $20.45 $42,540 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $17.47 $17.98 $37,410 3.7 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $16.74 $17.34 $36,070 9.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $16.12 $15.99 $33,260 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $19.05 $19.08 $39,690 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $16.76 $17.76 $36,950 3.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) $23.73 $26.23 $54,550 14.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $28.47 $27.65 $57,510 16.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $11.91 $12.29 $25,550 3.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $19.40 $18.74 $38,980 16.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $20.86 $20.96 $43,590 3.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.42 $10.71 $22,280 15.1 %
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 2,740 $16.75 $17.23 $35,830 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $23.62 $23.94 $49,800 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.34 $16.47 $34,260 6.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $18.09 $17.78 $36,970 12.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $16.34 $16.12 $33,530 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $17.96 $17.75 $36,930 8.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $15.54 $15.54 $32,330 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.05 $10.76 $22,370 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $27.03 $25.17 $52,350 8.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $21.78 $20.37 $42,370 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $14.27 $14.88 $30,950 2.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $26.20 $24.76 $51,490 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $15.36 $15.48 $32,200 2.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $14.11 $15.05 $31,310 9.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $10.59 $11.39 $23,680 8.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,290 $13.73 $14.22 $29,580 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 170 $22.32 $23.30 $48,470 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 880 $13.20 $13.25 $27,550 2.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.83 $9.86 $20,510 5.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 750 $14.30 $15.01 $31,230 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $14.74 $16.08 $33,450 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $14.08 $14.24 $29,610 2.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $12.63 $12.96 $26,950 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $14.09 $14.42 $30,000 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $8.23 $8.87 $18,450 2.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $13.77 $13.87 $28,840 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $14.68 $14.76 $30,700 3.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $23.22 $23.18 $48,210 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $15.04 $15.17 $31,560 4.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $13.65 $13.96 $29,040 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.01 $10.10 $21,010 4.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 420 $12.18 $12.99 $27,010 6.4 %
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 4,740 $11.11 $12.96 $26,950 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $20.22 $21.49 $44,710 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.13 $24.19 $50,310 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $8.03 $10.54 $21,930 12.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 860 $16.77 $16.64 $34,610 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 620 $12.93 $14.73 $30,630 8.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $10.28 $9.96 $20,720 4.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $7.43 $8.20 $17,060 6.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $22.54 $25.09 $52,190 15.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $12.54 $12.59 $26,190 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $7.66 $8.79 $18,290 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,470 $9.97 $10.38 $21,590 1.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 90 $10.85 $10.97 $22,810 4.4 %

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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