Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO



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 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado.

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 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO (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 132,120 $15.71 $20.19 $41,990 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,150 $38.63 $43.04 $89,530 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $62.37 $69.12 $143,760 8.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,990 $33.25 $41.82 $86,990 3.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $55.65 $58.79 $122,270 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $36.61 $44.88 $93,350 7.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $48.56 $50.34 $104,700 5.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $42.27 $40.63 $84,510 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $56.77 $59.95 $124,700 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $50.52 $53.88 $112,060 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $34.32 $41.40 $86,100 5.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $52.77 $57.74 $120,090 8.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $40.40 $44.76 $93,100 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 440 $20.13 $25.12 $52,240 16.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $89,710 10.7 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $25.49 $31.77 $66,070 16.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 300 $60.76 $62.11 $129,180 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $25.36 $24.60 $51,170 4.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $18.99 $25.86 $53,790 14.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $46.74 $49.69 $103,360 4.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 170 $52.23 $52.89 $110,010 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $23.07 $25.72 $53,490 5.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $24.80 $29.28 $60,900 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 320 $44.85 $46.25 $96,210 3.9 %
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 5,320 $27.85 $30.75 $63,960 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $23.99 $31.08 $64,640 13.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $24.98 $29.48 $61,310 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $27.24 $26.64 $55,410 17.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $22.91 $24.65 $51,270 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $27.87 $28.60 $59,490 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 320 $20.67 $19.49 $40,550 18.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $26.18 $27.05 $56,270 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $26.72 $26.80 $55,740 3.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $32.48 $33.25 $69,150 2.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $31.80 $31.98 $66,510 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $38.02 $46.56 $96,840 14.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $15.56 $17.59 $36,590 4.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,480 $28.69 $30.75 $63,960 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,090 $26.92 $30.17 $62,760 3.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $34.31 $34.06 $70,850 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $31.82 $35.21 $73,240 6.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $29.16 $36.61 $76,140 20.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $31.03 $33.66 $70,010 9.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $25.42 $27.22 $56,610 3.4 %
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 3,600 $36.18 $37.62 $78,240 4.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $45.97 $43.93 $91,370 4.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 200 $33.14 $31.86 $66,260 6.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 400 $40.93 $41.91 $87,170 4.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 810 $21.07 $23.31 $48,490 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 180 $34.28 $36.63 $76,180 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $26.64 $31.95 $66,450 6.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $33.61 $35.53 $73,900 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 $22.20 $24.92 $51,840 4.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 560 $37.67 $36.98 $76,920 5.7 %
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 4,700 $35.52 $37.45 $77,900 4.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $33.30 $37.28 $77,530 11.6 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 40 $30.60 $32.76 $68,140 5.4 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 60 $22.83 $23.59 $49,070 10.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $30.35 $30.95 $64,380 4.2 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 40 $49.91 $50.52 $105,070 9.6 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers (8) $41.75 $47.13 $98,020 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 610 $35.09 $34.57 $71,900 4.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 260 $34.03 $38.68 $80,450 9.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 390 $48.65 $49.22 $102,370 5.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 $27.17 $32.21 $67,000 5.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 190 $37.63 $36.65 $76,230 4.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) $39.50 $39.04 $81,200 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 350 $36.42 $38.90 $80,910 5.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 250 $42.15 $41.59 $86,510 4.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 270 $18.95 $20.40 $42,430 6.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $21.75 $23.24 $48,330 4.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $21.85 $23.36 $48,590 6.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $17.66 $19.38 $40,310 11.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $29.30 $31.39 $65,290 6.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $15.09 $16.61 $34,540 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $24.90 $25.09 $52,190 2.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $23.10 $22.98 $47,790 8.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $25.63 $25.96 $54,010 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $17.85 $17.84 $37,110 4.7 %
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 2,960 $24.90 $27.67 $57,540 3.0 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists (8) $26.56 $25.46 $52,960 5.1 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 100 $29.99 $32.80 $68,230 3.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $20.82 $25.61 $53,260 3.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $35.31 $36.16 $75,200 15.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $30.41 $30.18 $62,780 4.1 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 50 $38.16 $37.57 $78,140 9.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $35.84 $35.46 $73,760 2.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $30.15 $30.92 $64,310 1.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $13.80 $14.14 $29,420 5.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 270 $16.84 $17.39 $36,160 2.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $20.23 $21.74 $45,230 5.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $19.77 $21.00 $43,680 2.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 130 $16.53 $17.74 $36,900 2.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 $22.60 $23.62 $49,140 4.4 %
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 1,500 $17.62 $18.92 $39,350 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $21.95 $22.27 $46,320 1.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 160 $17.77 $18.69 $38,880 2.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $19.75 $20.86 $43,380 8.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $20.15 $20.39 $42,410 9.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.84 $18.01 $37,460 6.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 250 $12.79 $13.48 $28,050 3.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 60 $16.71 $18.84 $39,190 5.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $17.08 $20.59 $42,830 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $13.21 $13.69 $28,480 3.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $20.25 $20.93 $43,530 4.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $19.63 $19.62 $40,800 7.2 %
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 580 $23.32 $33.04 $68,720 14.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $55.11 $58.76 $122,220 21.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $18.93 $19.86 $41,320 14.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $23.32 $23.46 $48,810 4.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (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 9,280 $20.28 $23.73 $49,350 6.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $92,620 6.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $86,540 7.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $15.52 $19.92 $41,430 16.4 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 90 (4) (4) $74,130 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 460 $12.60 $13.81 $28,730 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,300 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 730 (4) (4) $47,670 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 230 (4) (4) $46,920 1.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 440 $13.67 $14.90 $31,000 8.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $40,400 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $25.48 $28.48 $59,240 4.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $14.91 $15.09 $31,390 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $28.51 $28.62 $59,540 2.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 960 (4) (4) $22,140 2.0 %
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 2,100 $16.97 $19.57 $40,710 4.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $23.94 $23.56 $49,010 6.7 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 40 $25.70 $25.80 $53,650 15.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.60 $10.34 $21,510 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $17.50 $18.51 $38,500 3.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $18.65 $20.98 $43,650 3.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $9.11 $14.15 $29,430 14.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $30,460 15.2 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 180 (4) (4) $21,560 10.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $16.22 $21.86 $45,470 9.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 390 $19.23 $25.28 $52,580 4.8 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $19.95 $22.37 $46,540 5.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $31.05 $31.52 $65,560 5.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $14.99 $18.03 $37,510 10.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,870 $27.56 $32.48 $67,560 5.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $23.34 $21.82 $45,390 19.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) (5) (5) 21.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.39 $19.84 $41,270 8.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $32.21 $32.63 $67,870 5.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $52.71 $52.93 $110,100 5.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 $48.29 $51.05 $106,180 7.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 320 (5) $104.21 $216,750 13.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $41.21 $39.36 $81,860 4.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,750 $29.68 $29.96 $62,320 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $29.20 $29.77 $61,930 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $30.06 $30.65 $63,750 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $24.87 $25.35 $52,730 2.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $30.12 $31.15 $64,790 4.1 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1131 Veterinarians 190 $31.71 $33.70 $70,090 5.0 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 30 $32.86 $32.74 $68,100 3.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $27.08 $27.01 $56,190 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $13.96 $14.50 $30,150 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 300 $35.76 $34.48 $71,710 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $32.12 $31.87 $66,300 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $25.24 $26.02 $54,120 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $20.00 $20.20 $42,030 4.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $16.22 $15.92 $33,120 4.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $19.09 $19.73 $41,040 2.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 350 $14.40 $14.66 $30,490 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $15.78 $16.87 $35,080 5.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $16.64 $17.96 $37,370 5.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $14.94 $15.13 $31,460 7.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $16.66 $17.17 $35,720 2.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $35.42 $34.15 $71,020 6.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $21.36 $21.97 $45,690 4.9 %
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 2,580 $13.23 $13.76 $28,630 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 220 $9.35 $10.12 $21,050 6.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,020 $11.98 $12.03 $25,020 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $16.97 $17.25 $35,880 5.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.49 $12.67 $26,350 11.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 350 $17.76 $17.73 $36,880 5.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 530 $14.87 $15.63 $32,500 3.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 60 $14.01 $13.99 $29,110 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $16.70 $16.67 $34,670 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.92 $9.88 $20,550 12.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $13.65 $13.90 $28,910 4.8 %
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 2,240 $19.17 $20.53 $42,700 5.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $29.78 $32.15 $66,880 4.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 280 $24.62 $24.48 $50,920 4.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $33.45 $31.71 $65,950 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $30.58 $29.92 $62,230 2.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $19.30 $20.99 $43,650 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 460 $10.92 $11.13 $23,150 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $9.16 $9.61 $20,000 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 240 $15.47 $15.88 $33,030 6.1 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13,630 $8.58 $9.93 $20,660 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $17.70 $18.30 $38,070 4.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 790 $13.20 $14.68 $30,530 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 250 $8.15 $8.68 $18,060 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $12.02 $12.13 $25,230 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,470 $10.70 $10.89 $22,660 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $8.39 $8.78 $18,260 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 980 $8.90 $9.38 $19,520 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 610 $7.58 $9.52 $19,790 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,280 $7.91 $8.39 $17,450 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $8.74 $8.88 $18,480 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,040 $7.88 $10.70 $22,260 6.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 380 $8.58 $8.91 $18,540 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 620 $8.62 $9.00 $18,710 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 610 $8.26 $8.44 $17,560 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 600 $8.49 $8.89 $18,490 1.8 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 $9.63 $11.03 $22,930 7.3 %
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 4,450 $10.41 $11.47 $23,850 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 190 $15.60 $17.67 $36,750 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $21.67 $21.66 $45,050 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,770 $10.68 $11.15 $23,190 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $8.62 $9.01 $18,740 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,230 $10.36 $11.25 $23,400 4.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $14.87 $15.61 $32,470 3.0 %
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 3,030 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.88 $20.86 $43,390 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $9.80 $11.44 $23,790 13.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 210 $7.86 $8.09 $16,820 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $8.57 $9.13 $18,990 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $10.19 $11.15 $23,200 10.1 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 40 $9.33 $10.68 $22,210 8.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $9.21 $9.55 $19,870 3.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 430 $9.49 $9.78 $20,340 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 570 $18.70 $18.34 $38,150 7.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 330 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 50 $20.52 $19.42 $40,400 7.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 16,200 $11.22 $15.99 $33,260 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,310 $17.17 $18.40 $38,270 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $25.35 $30.15 $62,720 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,300 $8.64 $9.40 $19,550 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 660 $12.88 $13.24 $27,530 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $14.14 $15.54 $32,330 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,210 $9.46 $11.02 $22,930 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $22.68 $29.12 $60,580 20.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 420 $17.81 $19.45 $40,460 10.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $18.56 $29.27 $60,890 16.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $13.63 $15.67 $32,590 11.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $19.40 $23.73 $49,360 9.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 250 $35.19 $40.23 $83,680 12.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,220 $30.83 $33.10 $68,860 7.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $12.35 $13.56 $28,200 7.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $22.91 $21.94 $45,630 16.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $35.66 $36.36 $75,620 3.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.26 $10.61 $22,070 10.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $13.97 $17.15 $35,680 9.7 %
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 19,250 $14.57 $15.44 $32,120 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $21.28 $23.25 $48,360 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $12.60 $12.31 $25,610 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $15.66 $17.46 $36,320 7.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $14.86 $15.02 $31,230 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $16.00 $15.98 $33,230 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $15.56 $15.73 $32,720 5.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $15.22 $16.67 $34,660 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $11.59 $11.83 $24,610 2.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.22 $15.07 $31,340 10.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,170 $13.75 $15.02 $31,240 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $12.15 $12.72 $26,450 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (8) $9.17 $10.54 $21,920 7.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 240 $15.51 $15.62 $32,490 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $15.37 $15.65 $32,560 4.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $13.99 $13.89 $28,890 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $13.71 $13.88 $28,870 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $17.40 $17.42 $36,240 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,650 $11.71 $12.20 $25,380 3.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $11.09 $11.28 $23,460 8.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 350 $17.16 $19.95 $41,500 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $12.98 $12.28 $25,550 6.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $20.43 $20.49 $42,620 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $15.61 $16.10 $33,490 3.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $23.43 $23.30 $48,460 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.37 (c) $50,690 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 (c) $23.88 (c) $22.70 (c) $47,220 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.01 (c) $45,780 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $18.43 $19.90 $41,400 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $13.50 $13.61 $28,310 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,460 $11.12 $12.08 $25,130 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $16.33 $15.93 $33,130 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,800 $18.86 $19.96 $41,520 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $16.20 $16.64 $34,600 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $18.78 $18.61 $38,700 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,930 $14.24 $14.41 $29,980 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $14.76 $14.58 $30,330 10.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) $11.58 $11.97 $24,890 5.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $14.69 $15.08 $31,360 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $11.25 $11.62 $24,180 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,410 $11.80 $12.31 $25,610 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $11.30 $12.17 $25,310 2.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $14.96 $15.62 $32,500 3.0 %
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 220 $11.29 $12.24 $25,450 3.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.91 $11.11 $23,110 4.8 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 $10.56 $10.43 $21,690 5.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,690 $17.66 $18.85 $39,210 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 540 $27.72 $28.45 $59,180 3.3 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 140 $22.82 $22.92 $47,680 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 290 $21.96 $21.30 $44,310 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 880 $16.94 $17.20 $35,780 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 490 $13.95 $14.55 $30,270 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 930 $12.73 $13.49 $28,060 4.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $19.32 $20.54 $42,730 7.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $20.06 $20.49 $42,610 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 290 $17.51 $17.04 $35,450 3.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 70 $18.41 $18.78 $39,070 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 700 $19.65 $20.10 $41,800 2.2 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $16.99 $17.27 $35,910 5.9 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 100 $12.54 $14.67 $30,520 9.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $13.55 $17.38 $36,150 26.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $15.79 $16.05 $33,380 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 730 $22.04 $23.51 $48,890 7.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $13.94 $14.34 $29,820 4.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $14.57 $14.86 $30,900 10.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.66 $18.27 $38,000 5.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 130 $14.65 $15.13 $31,470 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $23.97 $24.61 $51,180 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $18.92 $19.38 $40,320 1.8 %
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 5,090 $18.02 $19.62 $40,810 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $29.30 $28.83 $59,980 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $17.59 $18.26 $37,980 6.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $28.25 $29.78 $61,940 11.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $27.07 $26.38 $54,880 7.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 100 $14.56 $14.77 $30,720 3.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $19.83 $20.35 $42,320 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $21.95 $23.17 $48,190 8.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $17.03 $17.88 $37,200 3.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 850 $17.78 $18.85 $39,200 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $21.27 $20.74 $43,130 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $21.93 $21.52 $44,760 4.4 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 60 $15.20 $17.86 $37,150 18.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 170 $10.54 $10.54 $21,930 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $27.40 $27.03 $56,230 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $18.85 $20.15 $41,910 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $24.88 $24.85 $51,700 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,490 $15.98 $16.40 $34,100 2.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $27.14 $26.16 $54,420 2.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $9.46 $12.49 $25,980 7.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $16.67 $17.92 $37,280 9.1 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 7,880 $14.22 $15.70 $32,660 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 590 $25.22 $25.65 $53,340 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 330 $14.33 $15.40 $32,040 4.4 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 40 $14.23 $14.46 $30,080 4.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $17.30 $20.70 $43,060 6.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 610 $13.71 $13.89 $28,880 1.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.88 $12.62 $26,250 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $11.07 $11.51 $23,940 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $15.51 $15.54 $32,320 5.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.11 $13.49 $28,050 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.68 $11.88 $24,720 6.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 280 $18.20 $18.09 $37,620 4.9 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (8) $13.24 $14.66 $30,490 8.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.03 $15.13 $31,470 9.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $26.44 $25.72 $53,500 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $16.27 $17.02 $35,410 3.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 80 $10.76 $11.21 $23,310 5.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $13.00 $14.12 $29,370 11.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $11.05 $11.82 $24,590 7.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $21.47 $20.92 $43,500 6.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 140 $13.20 $14.74 $30,650 9.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $9.08 $9.20 $19,140 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $10.71 $10.74 $22,350 6.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 300 $12.40 $13.30 $27,660 5.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.59 $12.59 $26,190 9.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $25.70 $25.19 $52,390 2.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.94 $15.63 $32,520 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.06 $15.62 $32,480 8.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.25 $16.80 $34,940 10.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $16.03 $16.92 $35,190 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $12.13 $13.73 $28,570 5.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.74 $15.36 $31,950 3.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $22.04 $23.20 $48,260 12.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $13.54 $13.57 $28,230 3.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.41 $10.90 $22,680 9.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $11.66 $12.05 $25,070 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 170 $10.88 $11.18 $23,250 4.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,820 $12.74 $13.68 $28,450 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $20.49 $20.37 $42,380 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $21.27 $23.30 $48,460 6.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $9.31 $10.59 $22,030 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 630 $7.57 $10.39 $21,600 12.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 930 $16.44 $16.99 $35,330 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 730 $12.73 $13.90 $28,920 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.66 $11.39 $23,700 4.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $10.81 $10.81 $22,480 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $11.65 $13.22 $27,490 13.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $17.37 $18.03 $37,510 4.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $15.44 $16.01 $33,300 5.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $9.45 $9.76 $20,290 1.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,950 $11.36 $12.29 $25,570 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $17.20 $16.98 $35,320 5.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.18 $10.33 $21,490 6.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $15.13 $15.52 $32,270 2.5 %

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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