Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo, ND-MN



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 Fargo, ND-MN, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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 Fargo, ND-MN (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 119,590 $14.19 $17.55 $36,500 1.1 %
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 5,540 $37.69 $43.22 $89,890 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 $67.47 $71.98 $149,720 7.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,620 $43.62 $49.78 $103,530 2.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) $45.01 $47.71 $99,230 11.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 180 $35.38 $38.70 $80,500 5.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $39.50 $43.14 $89,740 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $30.82 $36.76 $76,460 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $33.54 $32.77 $68,150 5.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 $38.45 $42.65 $88,710 7.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 530 $38.89 $44.11 $91,740 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $43.63 $47.35 $98,490 10.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $36.61 $42.07 $87,500 6.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $31.99 $34.28 $71,310 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $41.91 $44.30 $92,150 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $29.00 $35.75 $74,360 7.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $34.12 $41.88 $87,100 7.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $17.50 $17.49 $36,390 3.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $89,340 2.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $47.91 $49.69 $103,360 4.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $42.55 $43.57 $90,630 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $23.88 $23.54 $48,970 4.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $15.21 $18.46 $38,390 10.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $30.71 $34.24 $71,220 4.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 110 $16.75 $18.54 $38,560 5.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $21.66 $23.72 $49,340 5.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $33.77 $36.99 $76,940 7.3 %
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 4,620 $24.00 $26.33 $54,770 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $21.71 $32.98 $68,600 18.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $24.46 $25.25 $52,520 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 330 $25.73 $24.30 $50,550 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $23.64 $26.30 $54,710 7.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $22.56 $23.78 $49,470 5.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.81 $18.29 $38,050 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $26.48 $28.27 $58,810 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $20.16 $21.94 $45,640 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 $26.57 $25.42 $52,870 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $27.23 $28.17 $58,590 4.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 810 $24.73 $25.52 $53,070 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 900 $23.32 $23.93 $49,780 1.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $35.50 $39.07 $81,270 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 190 $37.23 $39.61 $82,400 13.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $27.52 $39.98 $83,160 18.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 30 $23.26 $25.18 $52,380 8.7 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $31.69 $33.40 $69,480 2.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $23.16 $25.64 $53,320 6.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $21.00 $26.70 $55,540 9.5 %
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 2,940 $22.47 $24.74 $51,460 5.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 270 $23.64 $25.03 $52,070 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 380 $29.09 $32.20 $66,970 9.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $42.34 $43.01 $89,450 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 930 $14.03 $15.17 $31,560 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 710 $26.52 $27.80 $57,820 6.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (8) $29.85 $31.94 $66,430 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $23.47 $24.54 $51,040 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $25.71 $26.51 $55,150 6.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $29.40 $29.67 $61,720 3.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $22.42 $23.73 $49,360 6.7 %
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 2,010 $24.01 $26.60 $55,340 2.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 170 $25.43 $29.10 $60,530 6.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $29.59 $30.58 $63,600 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $35.48 $34.34 $71,420 2.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 150 $35.16 $34.93 $72,660 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $32.50 $33.34 $69,340 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 $30.95 $33.65 $69,990 7.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 100 $24.81 $32.80 $68,210 21.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 150 $15.54 $16.46 $34,240 3.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $18.30 $19.74 $41,060 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 130 $17.24 $16.95 $35,250 3.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $19.84 $19.91 $41,410 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 $22.75 $22.49 $46,780 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $18.40 $19.82 $41,230 4.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) $17.69 $21.23 $44,150 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $24.66 $29.38 $61,100 6.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $28.09 $27.86 $57,950 3.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $15.53 $16.23 $33,750 2.5 %
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 2,040 $15.07 $16.10 $33,500 5.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $18.39 $18.86 $39,240 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $23.13 $24.00 $49,930 3.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $19.77 $19.49 $40,540 6.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $19.81 $20.89 $43,450 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $18.67 $19.68 $40,940 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $17.90 $18.53 $38,530 5.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $17.10 $19.95 $41,500 4.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $10.70 $11.60 $24,130 6.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 180 $16.80 $17.05 $35,470 5.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $20.26 $19.76 $41,100 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 (8) $30.94 $44.17 $91,870 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 $53.41 $58.06 $120,770 11.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $19.22 $21.45 $44,620 3.7 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (8) $12.68 $15.95 $33,190 19.3 %
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 6,390 $18.95 $20.45 $42,540 1.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $76,130 3.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $63,960 3.4 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $25.35 $24.53 $51,030 5.5 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $55,410 2.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $11.69 $12.07 $25,100 5.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $46,270 5.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,180 (4) (4) $41,610 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 120 (4) (4) $48,570 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 670 (4) (4) $44,040 2.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $56,550 3.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $53,050 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $53,900 2.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $64,740 6.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $25.45 $26.33 $54,770 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $13.93 $14.69 $30,560 3.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $17.78 $21.95 $45,650 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,110 (4) (4) $26,290 2.3 %
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 1,950 $14.81 $16.72 $34,770 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.64 $11.02 $22,910 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 $15.34 $15.93 $33,130 1.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $16.16 $16.01 $33,290 8.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $13.66 $13.15 $27,350 8.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 $20.66 $19.33 $40,210 13.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 250 (4) (4) $28,480 15.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 100 $17.63 $20.44 $42,520 7.1 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 40 $12.17 $13.00 $27,040 10.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $16.41 $16.32 $33,940 3.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $19.89 $22.49 $46,780 5.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $22.42 $23.06 $47,970 2.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $18.55 $20.82 $43,310 7.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $14.80 $18.54 $38,560 14.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 140 $13.27 $14.67 $30,510 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 6,410 $21.89 $27.49 $57,180 4.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $33.93 $33.65 $69,980 21.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $100.37 $208,760 21.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $22.06 $22.42 $46,630 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 450 $46.80 $43.28 $90,010 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $74.59 $77.43 $161,050 8.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 (5) (5) (5) 17.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $37.33 $36.78 $76,510 4.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,580 $27.36 $28.27 $58,800 3.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $27.84 $28.45 $59,170 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $32.65 $32.69 $68,000 3.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $17.74 $17.88 $37,200 3.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $22.66 $22.50 $46,790 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $26.80 $26.64 $55,420 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $30.52 $31.30 $65,090 4.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $22.54 $22.86 $47,550 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 260 $13.36 $13.76 $28,620 4.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 250 $28.00 $27.67 $57,560 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $20.89 $20.42 $42,470 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $14.97 $14.79 $30,760 5.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $9.61 $10.89 $22,650 9.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $13.49 $13.42 $27,920 4.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $15.57 $16.53 $34,390 7.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $13.98 $13.66 $28,410 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,220 $15.65 $16.02 $33,320 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) $12.72 $14.83 $30,840 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $11.76 $11.89 $24,730 5.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $17.30 $18.78 $39,050 10.6 %
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 3,280 $11.57 $12.13 $25,220 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 520 $10.38 $10.39 $21,620 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,460 $11.32 $11.46 $23,830 2.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $16.64 $16.52 $34,370 3.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants (8) $13.21 $13.41 $27,890 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 230 $13.21 $13.43 $27,940 6.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $10.35 $10.12 $21,050 3.2 %
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 1,380 $16.97 $17.34 $36,070 5.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $31.11 $33.40 $69,470 1.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 120 $19.85 $20.25 $42,110 2.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 130 $17.40 $17.64 $36,690 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $31.33 $32.98 $68,600 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $23.47 $23.31 $48,480 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 450 $9.66 $10.97 $22,820 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $8.85 $8.86 $18,440 4.3 %
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 11,100 $8.19 $8.93 $18,580 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $11.55 $12.39 $25,780 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 900 $12.82 $13.25 $27,570 2.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $8.60 $8.68 $18,060 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $11.72 $11.58 $24,090 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $9.71 $9.97 $20,730 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $9.43 $9.64 $20,050 2.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 610 $8.40 $8.98 $18,690 5.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,020 $7.21 $7.93 $16,500 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,830 $7.76 $8.10 $16,840 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 440 $8.72 $9.22 $19,180 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,290 $7.53 $8.38 $17,440 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $9.75 $9.77 $20,330 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 360 $7.19 $7.60 $15,800 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $7.61 $7.97 $16,580 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 520 $7.52 $7.68 $15,970 2.3 %
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 3,980 $10.09 $10.93 $22,730 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $15.29 $16.34 $33,990 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $17.21 $19.51 $40,580 6.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,000 $10.43 $10.99 $22,850 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 $8.54 $8.57 $17,840 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $11.16 $11.50 $23,920 2.6 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,280 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $18.96 $19.13 $39,780 16.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.98 $9.18 $19,090 2.7 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers (8) $7.25 $9.42 $19,600 9.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 60 $10.99 $12.66 $26,330 14.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $8.50 $8.48 $17,630 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.73 $12.14 $25,250 11.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,080 $7.90 $8.09 $16,820 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.27 $8.03 $16,700 5.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $9.24 $10.13 $21,070 3.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 360 $8.40 $9.28 $19,310 3.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $9.10 $10.16 $21,120 5.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.49 $11.03 $22,940 8.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,450 $10.98 $15.02 $31,240 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 990 $16.89 $17.93 $37,290 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 $24.94 $27.62 $57,450 3.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,070 $8.02 $8.24 $17,140 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $9.26 $9.97 $20,730 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $14.10 $14.85 $30,880 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,280 $9.75 $11.69 $24,310 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $17.55 $18.54 $38,570 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $19.32 $32.11 $66,790 18.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $21.54 $24.30 $50,550 6.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 370 $16.01 $20.78 $43,230 10.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 390 $44.01 $42.02 $87,400 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,710 $20.90 $23.65 $49,200 3.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $9.55 $10.06 $20,910 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $17.46 $19.86 $41,300 10.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 480 $8.85 $9.08 $18,880 3.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $16.92 $20.75 $43,160 13.5 %
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 20,800 $13.29 $14.15 $29,440 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $19.05 $20.58 $42,800 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $11.18 $11.29 $23,480 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 $9.58 $11.25 $23,400 8.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 540 $14.14 $14.17 $29,470 4.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,940 $14.66 $15.09 $31,390 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $15.79 $16.10 $33,500 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.67 $16.27 $33,850 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 770 $12.34 $12.50 $26,000 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $16.29 $16.90 $35,160 4.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 120 $13.42 $15.24 $31,690 7.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,880 $13.08 $14.03 $29,190 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $19.61 $19.65 $40,870 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $11.73 $12.12 $25,220 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $8.80 $8.71 $18,120 1.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 300 $10.82 $10.77 $22,400 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $15.11 $16.11 $33,510 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.04 $13.04 $27,130 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 $14.40 $15.24 $31,690 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $15.07 $16.18 $33,650 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,110 $11.13 $11.36 $23,630 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 280 $17.51 $18.27 $38,010 6.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 120 $21.12 $22.85 $47,530 7.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $9.32 $9.54 $19,840 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $16.18 $16.59 $34,500 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $16.30 $16.86 $35,070 2.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.14 (c) $50,210 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 (c) $24.12 (c) $22.40 (c) $46,590 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 210 (c) $23.97 (c) $21.71 (c) $45,160 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $20.00 $20.42 $42,470 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 780 $13.34 $13.60 $28,290 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,890 $9.99 $10.78 $22,420 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $17.10 $16.35 $34,000 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,380 $16.44 $17.98 $37,410 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $15.94 $16.01 $33,300 2.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $12.91 $13.20 $27,460 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 770 $15.03 $15.20 $31,610 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $16.00 $16.19 $33,680 7.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $11.71 $12.16 $25,290 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $11.81 $12.16 $25,290 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 470 $13.46 $13.22 $27,510 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $12.66 $12.09 $25,150 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,870 $11.64 $11.88 $24,710 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $11.63 $13.25 $27,550 7.7 %
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 470 $9.64 $11.54 $24,010 8.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $23.15 $21.71 $45,150 3.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 240 $9.38 $10.42 $21,670 10.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $8.95 $9.66 $20,100 14.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,610 $16.59 $17.71 $36,830 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $24.40 $24.89 $51,770 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $25.28 $24.01 $49,930 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 710 $15.97 $16.27 $33,840 2.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 90 $11.00 $12.80 $26,620 14.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 300 $17.03 $17.17 $35,710 4.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 890 $13.11 $13.68 $28,460 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $13.00 $13.92 $28,960 11.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 530 $17.75 $17.93 $37,290 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 150 $16.07 $17.63 $36,660 6.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 650 $21.65 $21.18 $44,050 3.5 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $16.22 $17.10 $35,580 6.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $14.17 $14.87 $30,930 7.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $13.17 $13.19 $27,440 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $21.30 $20.94 $43,550 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $13.55 $14.11 $29,360 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $16.71 $17.53 $36,460 4.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 100 $19.17 $19.07 $39,670 3.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $15.13 $15.02 $31,250 4.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 270 $11.35 $11.05 $22,980 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 60 $11.92 $13.01 $27,070 10.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $13.51 $13.84 $28,790 2.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 50 $12.05 $13.08 $27,200 5.9 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) $13.07 $13.92 $28,950 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $18.54 $17.95 $37,330 5.2 %
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 4,700 $17.52 $18.39 $38,260 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $26.98 $26.95 $56,050 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 $16.64 $15.66 $32,570 9.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $27.54 $26.68 $55,500 2.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $14.56 $14.62 $30,410 4.8 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $19.20 $19.33 $40,200 10.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 80 $18.46 $20.18 $41,980 9.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 250 $18.13 $19.11 $39,750 10.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $16.32 $16.04 $33,370 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $18.22 $18.42 $38,310 1.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $14.72 $15.62 $32,490 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $18.41 $19.28 $40,100 2.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $16.10 $15.51 $32,270 8.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $9.67 $10.39 $21,600 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $23.56 $22.66 $47,130 3.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $15.75 $15.20 $31,620 8.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $17.69 $18.25 $37,950 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 $15.51 $16.41 $34,120 1.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $20.98 $21.90 $45,550 4.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $14.62 $15.52 $32,270 2.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $14.34 $14.68 $30,540 12.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $12.16 $11.95 $24,860 3.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $20.82 $20.13 $41,870 4.8 %
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 8,120 $13.69 $14.39 $29,930 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 550 $20.35 $21.69 $45,120 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $17.52 $16.80 $34,940 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $14.49 $15.41 $32,040 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,850 $12.45 $13.03 $27,110 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $10.49 $10.87 $22,610 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $13.26 $13.65 $28,380 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 $10.06 $10.08 $20,970 6.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $13.35 $13.90 $28,910 5.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $16.90 $17.00 $35,360 10.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.26 $14.79 $30,760 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $13.73 $13.75 $28,610 7.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.81 $11.61 $24,160 4.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.22 $17.83 $37,080 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) $17.32 $17.55 $36,510 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 850 $16.72 $16.49 $34,300 2.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.12 $18.77 $39,040 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $10.07 $11.02 $22,930 5.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $16.56 $16.26 $33,820 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $14.49 $14.93 $31,060 1.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $14.03 $14.19 $29,520 7.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $10.10 $10.47 $21,790 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $11.73 $12.07 $25,100 3.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 50 $10.55 $11.39 $23,690 10.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $14.75 $15.59 $32,420 3.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.28 $21.99 $45,740 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $19.54 $17.70 $36,830 9.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $16.91 $16.31 $33,920 2.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.40 $15.71 $32,680 3.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.45 $14.34 $29,820 5.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.13 $14.05 $29,220 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $13.18 $14.21 $29,550 3.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $14.21 $14.15 $29,440 3.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $12.73 $14.07 $29,270 2.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 310 $11.31 $11.67 $24,270 4.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.67 $16.01 $33,300 3.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.03 $17.11 $35,590 9.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 560 $10.07 $10.27 $21,360 2.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 180 $11.60 $11.78 $24,500 4.3 %
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 8,990 $13.64 $14.87 $30,940 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $18.24 $19.62 $40,810 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $20.82 $22.64 $47,090 4.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $56,420 12.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $11.17 $11.16 $23,220 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 370 $12.96 $12.32 $25,620 5.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 680 $10.73 $12.45 $25,890 8.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,110 $18.04 $18.68 $38,860 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,120 $13.74 $15.65 $32,560 7.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 $9.81 $9.87 $20,520 5.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $7.61 $9.36 $19,460 27.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 180 $9.08 $9.77 $20,310 5.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $15.17 $15.64 $32,520 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.05 $16.09 $33,470 4.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $14.05 $14.84 $30,880 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $8.51 $8.67 $18,040 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,990 $12.14 $12.74 $26,510 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 $10.25 $10.19 $21,200 4.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $8.90 $9.43 $19,620 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $16.32 $15.80 $32,870 3.1 %

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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