Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

East Kentucky 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 East Kentucky 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 East Kentucky 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 120,440 $12.93 $15.92 $33,110 1.5 %
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 4,640 $30.17 $33.34 $69,360 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $53.21 $64.18 $133,480 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,220 $35.59 $39.00 $81,130 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $32.40 $33.41 $69,490 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $20.32 $23.93 $49,760 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $26.94 $28.40 $59,080 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 500 $25.70 $28.13 $58,510 5.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $32.43 $35.00 $72,790 6.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $36.31 $35.28 $73,390 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $27.13 $27.35 $56,890 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $29.13 $30.64 $63,730 4.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $21.86 $22.36 $46,500 6.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 480 (4) (4) $68,510 0.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $31.36 $38.04 $79,120 6.3 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 50 $25.36 $26.28 $54,670 12.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $41.17 $40.97 $85,210 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $19.47 $24.23 $50,390 7.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 130 $19.60 $20.03 $41,660 4.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $14.83 $16.88 $35,110 9.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $32.99 $37.73 $78,480 4.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 240 $23.80 $23.86 $49,630 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $21.21 $23.54 $48,960 14.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 250 $21.53 $23.10 $48,050 3.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $20.85 $25.63 $53,300 4.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,970 $19.75 $21.95 $45,650 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $12.02 $18.14 $37,730 10.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $17.29 $19.00 $39,530 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $32.61 $32.09 $66,750 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 270 $21.82 $22.62 $47,050 1.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $19.32 $20.64 $42,940 10.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $17.04 $17.43 $36,250 6.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (8) $16.98 $16.91 $35,170 7.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $20.73 $20.41 $42,450 2.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $17.34 $16.31 $33,930 6.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $35.07 $43.70 $90,890 29.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 200 $22.06 $22.04 $45,840 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $19.05 $21.09 $43,870 4.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $20.90 $23.80 $49,510 4.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $13.24 $14.53 $30,220 4.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $21.25 $23.80 $49,510 7.5 %
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 690 $22.11 $23.43 $48,730 7.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $11.40 $13.37 $27,800 7.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $29.67 $31.08 $64,640 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $17.20 $18.18 $37,820 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $22.48 $23.15 $48,160 3.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,040 $23.34 $24.88 $51,750 4.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $21.31 $21.90 $45,560 6.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $30.96 $31.69 $65,910 2.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $29.67 $30.36 $63,140 6.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $29.52 $29.95 $62,300 4.3 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 80 $37.08 $37.19 $77,350 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $15.91 $14.88 $30,960 9.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $25.37 $23.40 $48,670 17.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 190 $14.08 $14.62 $30,410 5.1 %
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 520 $20.45 $22.39 $46,570 5.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $27.16 $25.43 $52,890 14.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $23.54 $25.19 $52,400 7.1 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 30 $30.16 $30.50 $63,440 2.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $14.76 $18.53 $38,550 7.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 110 $11.31 $14.62 $30,400 17.7 %
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 3,100 $15.91 $16.48 $34,270 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $26.04 $24.64 $51,250 1.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $15.54 $17.32 $36,020 7.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 240 $15.99 $18.30 $38,060 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,030 $17.86 $18.05 $37,530 0.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $17.33 $17.59 $36,580 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $14.54 $15.26 $31,740 2.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $17.06 $17.33 $36,040 5.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $19.21 $18.61 $38,700 7.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 660 $10.51 $11.03 $22,950 3.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 750 $17.92 $26.50 $55,120 18.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $30.53 $42.55 $88,510 20.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 $14.45 $15.85 $32,970 11.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 70 $14.25 $15.31 $31,850 10.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $14.91 $16.10 $33,490 11.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10,450 $20.35 $19.03 $39,580 1.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $17.42 $18.23 $37,920 13.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 310 $12.85 $13.65 $28,400 2.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $43,950 1.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,720 (4) (4) $45,630 0.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $45,300 0.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,440 (4) (4) $46,470 0.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $51,520 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 430 (4) (4) $45,900 0.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $43,320 1.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $47,180 0.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 100 $13.17 $14.15 $29,420 5.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 380 (4) (4) $33,710 5.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 300 $23.10 $21.89 $45,520 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.92 $11.87 $24,700 13.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 130 $30.89 $29.97 $62,330 3.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,020 (4) (4) $19,450 1.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 330 $12.10 $14.85 $30,890 2.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 600 $12.61 $14.19 $29,520 4.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $8.48 $8.65 $18,000 8.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $13.50 $14.46 $30,080 8.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $38,140 7.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $7.29 $8.89 $18,500 13.2 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $9.63 $10.09 $20,990 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $18.07 $17.90 $37,230 4.6 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $11.60 $12.53 $26,070 8.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,140 $20.98 $26.62 $55,380 3.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $25.04 $26.87 $55,890 3.6 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $44.01 $49.62 $103,200 13.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 590 $53.25 $53.46 $111,190 5.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $79.72 $165,820 12.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 90 $64.27 $75.59 $157,230 17.7 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $95.89 $199,460 19.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $62.41 $73.47 $152,810 29.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 (5) $103.94 $216,200 13.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $38.30 $39.34 $81,830 9.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,040 $24.21 $25.36 $52,750 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $30.23 $31.45 $65,410 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $30.18 $31.70 $65,940 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $18.09 $18.09 $37,620 4.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $25.74 $25.99 $54,060 1.1 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other (8) $20.02 $27.59 $57,380 15.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $20.21 $20.80 $43,270 1.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $16.56 $16.42 $34,150 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $22.37 $22.21 $46,200 3.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $16.97 $16.59 $34,500 5.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $24.17 $24.66 $51,290 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $20.53 $20.27 $42,170 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 740 $10.73 $11.79 $24,530 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 760 $10.75 $11.23 $23,360 4.3 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 80 $17.35 $17.04 $35,440 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $14.10 $14.31 $29,760 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $10.61 $10.00 $20,800 8.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,150 $15.68 $15.72 $32,700 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 300 $11.37 $13.18 $27,410 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $14.60 $15.27 $31,760 2.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $18.43 $18.44 $38,350 5.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 260 $31.27 $31.50 $65,530 1.9 %
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 3,760 $10.00 $10.83 $22,530 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 220 $11.61 $11.42 $23,760 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,050 $9.57 $10.07 $20,950 3.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $20.70 $20.64 $42,940 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.39 $10.86 $22,600 6.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $10.09 $10.98 $22,830 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 560 $10.43 $11.11 $23,100 3.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $13.25 $13.25 $27,560 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 210 $12.35 $11.42 $23,750 12.1 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $7.49 $7.76 $16,150 3.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 190 $10.55 $12.35 $25,690 2.2 %
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 3,940 $10.64 $12.86 $26,760 3.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 170 $20.48 $21.72 $45,170 2.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $23.88 $23.47 $48,820 6.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $16.87 $19.06 $39,640 5.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $12.69 $12.22 $25,410 6.7 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 60 $7.65 $9.21 $19,150 8.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,350 $12.62 $14.25 $29,640 6.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $13.43 $15.29 $31,800 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,500 $8.86 $9.06 $18,840 3.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $10.84 $13.66 $28,420 4.0 %
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 9,830 $7.62 $8.31 $17,280 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $11.27 $11.75 $24,450 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.38 $7.35 $15,290 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,280 $9.05 $9.18 $19,100 1.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 590 $8.05 $8.20 $17,060 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 200 $7.09 $7.16 $14,900 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $7.82 $8.38 $17,430 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.76 $8.08 $16,810 6.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,100 $7.07 $7.11 $14,780 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.02 $8.50 $17,690 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 $7.53 $8.32 $17,300 6.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) $7.88 $8.13 $16,900 5.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $6.98 $7.10 $14,780 7.0 %
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 3,410 $8.71 $9.22 $19,170 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $11.98 $12.25 $25,470 4.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $12.99 $13.20 $27,450 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,800 $8.87 $9.07 $18,860 1.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $7.52 $8.09 $16,830 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $7.11 $8.28 $17,220 16.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $8.26 $8.84 $18,390 4.8 %
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 1,910 $8.61 $9.63 $20,040 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.49 $12.68 $26,380 3.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 $8.26 $9.23 $19,210 10.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $8.63 $11.51 $23,940 19.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 680 $8.30 $8.69 $18,060 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 190 $7.72 $8.52 $17,730 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $13.83 $14.58 $30,330 4.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 330 $8.34 $8.48 $17,630 3.2 %
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 12,600 $8.18 $10.64 $22,120 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,650 $12.72 $14.80 $30,780 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 $18.08 $20.48 $42,600 5.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,440 $7.12 $7.39 $15,380 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $7.57 $8.28 $17,220 4.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $9.95 $10.13 $21,070 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,940 $8.12 $9.15 $19,040 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $10.17 $11.30 $23,500 6.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $16.90 $19.85 $41,290 12.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $16.59 $15.51 $32,250 11.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 $14.97 $18.70 $38,890 8.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 150 $12.53 $17.79 $37,010 16.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $13.05 $12.70 $26,410 7.9 %
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 18,020 $10.85 $11.89 $24,730 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,020 $17.86 $18.44 $38,350 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $9.83 $10.24 $21,300 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $13.50 $14.10 $29,330 8.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 790 $12.03 $12.29 $25,570 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,600 $11.86 $12.20 $25,370 3.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $12.45 $13.37 $27,820 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 750 $9.05 $9.27 $19,280 4.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 280 $11.91 $12.69 $26,380 1.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,290 $9.35 $10.56 $21,970 4.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $15.07 $15.89 $33,050 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $8.67 $9.62 $20,000 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $7.08 $7.39 $15,370 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 240 $11.68 $11.55 $24,030 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.74 $8.88 $18,470 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $11.28 $11.40 $23,720 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $8.93 $9.61 $19,990 13.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $8.30 $8.66 $18,020 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.18 $12.16 $25,290 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,060 $9.08 $9.34 $19,420 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $13.64 $15.11 $31,430 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.48 $9.62 $20,020 5.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $12.85 $13.77 $28,640 6.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.59 $13.84 $28,780 10.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $11.86 $14.75 $30,680 11.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 (c) $23.26 (c) $22.85 (c) $47,530 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 (c) $20.72 (c) $21.42 (c) $44,550 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 (c) $11.19 (c) $13.45 (c) $27,980 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $18.07 $16.88 $35,100 6.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $11.92 $13.80 $28,690 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,840 $8.02 $9.25 $19,230 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $12.70 $15.09 $31,390 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,030 $14.96 $15.53 $32,310 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $13.70 $13.30 $27,660 8.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 570 $11.57 $11.37 $23,660 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,850 $10.20 $10.48 $21,800 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) $12.49 $13.00 $27,050 3.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $7.65 $8.43 $17,530 9.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,280 $10.42 $10.73 $22,310 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $9.22 $11.11 $23,110 6.1 %
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 $12.87 $13.86 $28,830 6.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $14.44 $15.52 $32,290 8.9 %
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 11,370 $18.27 $20.02 $41,640 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,430 $30.86 $30.70 $63,860 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $22.36 $21.96 $45,670 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 400 $12.65 $14.31 $29,760 7.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $13.90 $14.40 $29,950 7.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $11.75 $12.69 $26,400 4.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $12.40 $12.11 $25,200 8.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,490 $17.62 $19.48 $40,520 9.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,150 $25.06 $24.00 $49,920 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $16.31 $17.89 $37,200 9.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $15.51 $19.25 $40,040 10.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $12.73 $13.99 $29,100 6.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 $14.29 $15.39 $32,020 9.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $12.93 $12.89 $26,820 18.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.46 $9.98 $20,760 6.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 360 $11.24 $11.21 $23,320 1.8 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $17.03 $16.64 $34,610 9.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 350 $16.78 $18.48 $38,440 6.7 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 100 $17.51 $17.37 $36,130 2.5 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 610 $20.88 $21.23 $44,160 2.5 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators (8) $22.04 $23.25 $48,360 10.5 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 1,050 $20.73 $21.42 $44,560 2.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 140 $15.04 $15.42 $32,070 9.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 650 $15.28 $15.99 $33,250 3.1 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 600 $17.35 $17.43 $36,260 3.8 %
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 6,330 $16.03 $17.78 $36,970 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $20.05 $23.72 $49,340 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $12.02 $12.41 $25,810 9.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 470 $22.47 $22.07 $45,910 8.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $11.50 $11.74 $24,430 8.0 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 60 $13.70 $13.30 $27,660 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $12.70 $14.44 $30,030 7.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $14.23 $14.38 $29,900 1.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 510 $19.36 $20.48 $42,590 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.85 $12.19 $25,350 14.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $17.61 $18.28 $38,020 14.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $13.25 $13.16 $27,370 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 710 $20.08 $22.81 $47,440 7.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,210 $13.26 $14.47 $30,090 4.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 390 $17.33 $18.90 $39,320 7.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $25.19 $24.99 $51,970 6.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 200 $15.92 $18.21 $37,880 6.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $9.86 $10.82 $22,510 8.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $9.02 $10.52 $21,890 10.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 260 $17.97 $17.41 $36,210 3.7 %
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 5,160 $11.75 $13.55 $28,170 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $25.18 $25.68 $53,420 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 40 $11.43 $11.38 $23,670 3.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 140 $8.25 $9.83 $20,440 6.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $11.60 $11.39 $23,700 3.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 60 $9.63 $9.50 $19,750 8.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $13.30 $12.79 $26,610 17.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 160 $12.01 $12.09 $25,140 6.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $9.58 $10.95 $22,780 13.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $14.46 $15.72 $32,690 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $8.67 $10.03 $20,860 9.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $7.47 $8.95 $18,610 7.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 770 $8.68 $8.89 $18,490 5.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 130 $9.67 $9.92 $20,620 9.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $7.74 $8.22 $17,100 8.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $14.99 $17.13 $35,630 7.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $12.23 $12.53 $26,050 5.6 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $21.15 $21.88 $45,510 7.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $17.96 $18.37 $38,200 3.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.65 $14.70 $30,580 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $11.62 $13.61 $28,310 8.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $14.06 $13.78 $28,650 3.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $12.27 $15.14 $31,480 18.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $12.19 $12.29 $25,570 6.0 %
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 11,080 $14.01 $14.74 $30,670 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $23.85 $25.19 $52,400 8.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $20.93 $23.65 $49,180 6.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $10.59 $10.35 $21,540 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,470 $14.34 $14.41 $29,970 1.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $11.25 $12.12 $25,220 10.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,150 $14.13 $15.80 $32,860 8.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 960 $11.37 $11.86 $24,670 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $7.44 $7.47 $15,540 4.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $7.81 $8.58 $17,850 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $14.66 $15.35 $31,930 7.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $16.80 $14.89 $30,970 13.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 290 $18.39 $17.92 $37,280 4.5 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining (8) $20.90 $20.68 $43,010 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 $10.60 $11.36 $23,620 3.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $8.29 $9.61 $19,990 9.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 990 $8.18 $9.02 $18,750 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $7.05 $7.42 $15,440 6.0 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $11.78 $13.90 $28,910 14.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $7.78 $8.19 $17,040 3.3 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 700 $19.48 $19.87 $41,320 2.6 %

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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