Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Iowa City, IA



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 Iowa City, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Iowa City, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 84,100 $15.18 $18.72 $38,940 5.8 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,700 $36.93 $40.28 $83,780 4.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $77.41 $76.72 $159,570 10.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 510 $41.26 $44.39 $92,320 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $27,570 26.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $35.98 $35.09 $72,990 7.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $37.61 $40.77 $84,800 6.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $34.41 $33.76 $70,210 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $39.37 $40.61 $84,460 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 190 $48.06 $56.72 $117,980 12.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $44.10 $45.85 $95,370 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $42.66 $44.57 $92,710 8.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $35.40 $35.44 $73,720 13.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $13.55 $13.86 $28,840 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $81,540 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $22.60 $23.59 $49,060 5.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $19.21 $20.95 $43,570 3.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $42.00 $43.12 $89,680 4.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $21.48 $21.65 $45,040 12.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $24.59 $24.29 $50,510 4.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 250 $23.95 $26.49 $55,100 3.3 %
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 3,430 $23.96 $24.68 $51,330 1.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $20.35 $21.44 $44,590 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $27.52 $27.19 $56,560 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $27.27 $27.20 $56,570 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $24.25 $25.44 $52,910 7.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $25.47 $25.52 $53,080 3.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $21.24 $22.34 $46,480 1.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $24.65 $24.12 $50,170 4.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $24.80 $24.44 $50,840 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 $35.25 $36.36 $75,630 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,390 $23.04 $23.60 $49,080 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $23.36 $24.17 $50,270 2.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $24.26 $25.08 $52,170 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $26.69 $28.21 $58,670 7.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $24.36 $25.44 $52,910 5.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $15.13 $16.91 $35,170 8.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,820 $26.74 $27.62 $57,450 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 $27.43 $28.19 $58,640 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 450 $30.13 $31.00 $64,480 1.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $20.84 $20.67 $42,990 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $24.58 $27.91 $58,050 8.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $28.01 $29.36 $61,060 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $26.89 $28.03 $58,300 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $30.67 $30.39 $63,210 4.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $29.70 $30.10 $62,600 4.2 %
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 860 $27.28 $28.96 $60,240 2.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $35.96 $39.36 $81,860 13.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $32.68 $34.87 $72,540 4.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $31.16 $31.52 $65,560 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $28.44 $28.60 $59,490 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 $31.01 $31.97 $66,490 3.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $16.47 $16.73 $34,800 4.5 %
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 2,190 $22.12 $24.25 $50,440 3.0 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 350 $26.50 $30.09 $62,580 6.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $23.50 $25.35 $52,720 4.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $30.41 $29.34 $61,020 9.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $25.06 $26.15 $54,400 3.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $30.42 $31.69 $65,920 3.4 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $21.12 $21.39 $44,480 4.6 %
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 1,140 $17.93 $19.33 $40,210 5.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.73 $16.90 $35,150 10.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $21.00 $21.53 $44,790 4.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $11.60 $12.31 $25,600 7.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $12.94 $13.65 $28,400 12.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $25.47 $23.84 $49,580 10.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $23.69 $23.82 $49,550 3.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $22.18 $24.19 $50,320 12.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $10.60 $11.54 $23,990 8.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $21.21 $21.66 $45,060 13.5 %
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 310 $21.96 $24.46 $50,870 7.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $30.00 $34.59 $71,940 4.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $13.09 $13.87 $28,850 5.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $12.64 $12.98 $27,000 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 5,810 $24.58 $34.55 $71,860 22.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 30 (4) (4) $60,920 10.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $10.41 $10.51 $21,860 3.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $42,400 8.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 660 (4) (4) $37,630 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 180 (4) (4) $43,300 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $42,180 6.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $33,460 15.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $48,670 3.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $33,630 12.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $22.38 $21.52 $44,760 10.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 440 (4) (4) $29,340 3.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $27.24 $29.11 $60,550 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $12.87 $14.21 $29,560 6.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 190 $24.83 $26.32 $54,740 3.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 430 (4) (4) $20,180 2.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 1,070 $17.15 $19.90 $41,380 7.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $11.48 $11.19 $23,270 5.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $18.38 $20.62 $42,890 5.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $14.12 $14.18 $29,490 3.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $25.57 $25.90 $53,860 4.7 %
27-3041 Editors 110 $21.81 $21.74 $45,210 2.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $20.91 $21.75 $45,230 2.7 %
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 6,290 $26.06 $29.35 $61,060 4.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $24.02 $24.75 $51,470 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $44.76 $41.82 $86,990 3.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 220 (5) $84.24 $175,230 16.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $42.17 $48.19 $100,230 17.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.93 $30.13 $62,670 5.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $32.79 $31.82 $66,190 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $28.89 $28.44 $59,160 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $34.27 $36.09 $75,070 7.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $26.53 $24.11 $50,150 13.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $27.37 $27.19 $56,550 2.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $14.28 $14.95 $31,100 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 220 $19.01 $19.16 $39,850 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $21.46 $21.09 $43,860 4.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $12.22 $12.06 $25,090 4.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $25.85 $24.61 $51,190 4.2 %
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 2,670 $12.49 $13.02 $27,080 3.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 550 $9.63 $9.93 $20,660 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $12.00 $12.29 $25,570 4.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $20.67 $21.48 $44,680 6.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $15.21 $15.07 $31,350 5.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 390 $14.28 $14.36 $29,870 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $14.26 $14.20 $29,540 5.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.99 $10.04 $20,880 6.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 140 $14.36 $14.92 $31,030 2.6 %
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 1,180 $17.65 $17.83 $37,090 5.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $31.20 $31.88 $66,310 2.8 %
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 30 $12.62 $14.06 $29,250 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $22.84 $22.74 $47,310 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 310 $9.12 $10.60 $22,040 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,320 $8.04 $9.27 $19,290 1.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $15.29 $16.28 $33,870 5.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.76 $8.12 $16,890 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $12.05 $12.96 $26,960 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,090 $8.72 $8.93 $18,570 3.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.53 $9.91 $20,610 3.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $10.16 $10.66 $22,170 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 510 $7.74 $8.57 $17,830 2.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,710 $7.79 $8.40 $17,480 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 450 $8.03 $8.76 $18,230 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,090 $7.63 $8.07 $16,770 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 160 $8.76 $9.23 $19,190 5.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $8.46 $8.91 $18,540 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $8.78 $8.90 $18,500 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $8.01 $8.25 $17,150 2.0 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 110 $8.66 $8.77 $18,250 3.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,530 $11.92 $12.31 $25,610 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $18.00 $18.64 $38,760 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $18.26 $19.27 $40,080 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $12.76 $12.62 $26,250 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 $9.03 $9.51 $19,780 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $11.37 $12.40 $25,790 3.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $13.26 $13.54 $28,160 8.0 %
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 3,000 $9.21 $10.88 $22,640 4.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $15.47 $17.44 $36,270 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $14.38 $14.65 $30,480 17.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $8.04 $8.96 $18,630 4.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 320 $10.72 $11.81 $24,570 5.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,020 $8.43 $8.66 $18,020 2.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $9.75 $9.83 $20,440 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $12.27 $13.13 $27,310 3.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $10.91 $13.03 $27,100 5.2 %
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 7,810 $9.97 $13.99 $29,100 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 750 $15.88 $18.17 $37,790 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $29.27 $29.73 $61,830 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,170 $8.44 $9.07 $18,870 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $8.50 $9.68 $20,130 5.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 $10.02 $10.94 $22,740 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,770 $9.42 $11.88 $24,710 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $15.07 $16.88 $35,100 10.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $15.52 $20.73 $43,110 18.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $42.57 $39.21 $81,550 16.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $14.02 $14.67 $30,520 8.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $19.44 $22.00 $45,760 8.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $36.55 $37.22 $77,420 16.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 560 $26.37 $24.84 $51,670 5.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 290 $9.35 $10.60 $22,060 6.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $12.41 $16.30 $33,900 10.1 %
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 14,180 $14.35 $15.09 $31,390 3.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $21.68 $21.92 $45,600 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $14.53 $14.40 $29,960 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $17.06 $17.20 $35,780 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 940 $14.59 $15.23 $31,690 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $15.25 $15.26 $31,750 10.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 250 $11.21 $11.22 $23,340 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $16.42 $16.37 $34,050 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,070 $13.66 $13.93 $28,970 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $12.52 $12.68 $26,370 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $8.74 $8.81 $18,330 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $14.99 $16.81 $34,970 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $14.12 $14.01 $29,140 2.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $14.43 $14.25 $29,630 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $17.66 $17.93 $37,300 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $11.36 $11.83 $24,600 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $17.69 $17.67 $36,750 2.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.55 $9.70 $20,170 2.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $18.55 $18.38 $38,240 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $17.15 $16.83 $35,000 7.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.24 (c) $50,420 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 (c) $24.64 (c) $22.57 (c) $46,950 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $14.09 $14.31 $29,760 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,060 $10.69 $11.64 $24,210 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.91 $14.15 $29,430 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 740 $18.86 $19.25 $40,050 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $14.71 $14.06 $29,250 15.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 460 $16.57 $16.82 $34,980 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,330 $16.57 $16.36 $34,020 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $13.69 $14.49 $30,140 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.38 $15.43 $32,100 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 $11.88 $11.91 $24,760 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,320 $14.21 $15.24 $31,700 3.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $11.97 $12.80 $26,620 7.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 300 $10.64 $10.66 $22,170 3.7 %
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 130 $9.40 $10.73 $22,320 4.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $8.01 $9.39 $19,540 14.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,750 $18.15 $20.34 $42,300 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $35.49 $40.12 $83,440 14.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $20.37 $21.68 $45,090 6.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $16.97 $17.07 $35,510 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $15.32 $16.53 $34,370 5.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 400 $13.59 $14.31 $29,760 4.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 130 $15.77 $16.60 $34,530 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 280 $23.65 $23.40 $48,660 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $20.76 $19.57 $40,700 9.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $28.02 $28.59 $59,460 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $17.51 $17.78 $36,980 8.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $22.77 $23.06 $47,970 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $20.51 $20.15 $41,900 2.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 90 $14.31 $16.89 $35,120 10.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,470 $16.86 $17.76 $36,950 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $24.32 $24.59 $51,140 3.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $24.59 $23.80 $49,500 10.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 140 $18.96 $22.21 $46,190 10.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $15.64 $15.09 $31,380 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $17.05 $18.28 $38,020 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $14.47 $15.60 $32,450 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $17.09 $16.76 $34,850 6.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $16.55 $16.94 $35,230 5.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $12.80 $12.73 $26,480 12.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $13.44 $13.49 $28,050 8.6 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 50 $15.84 $16.16 $33,620 1.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $19.77 $18.80 $39,090 11.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 70 $13.27 $13.98 $29,070 8.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $17.42 $17.68 $36,770 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $16.22 $16.55 $34,430 2.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 $20.93 $22.90 $47,640 3.5 %
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 5,640 $13.36 $13.90 $28,920 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 250 $22.36 $23.15 $48,150 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,920 $9.68 $11.68 $24,290 8.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $15.75 $15.39 $32,020 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $7.75 $8.62 $17,920 6.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.73 $11.08 $23,050 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.20 $11.32 $23,550 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $15.01 $15.69 $32,630 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $15.35 $15.99 $33,250 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $14.60 $14.96 $31,120 4.0 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 140 $19.40 $19.33 $40,210 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $13.44 $14.83 $30,850 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $9.84 $10.73 $22,330 3.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $13.61 $13.80 $28,710 6.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $22.77 $22.29 $46,370 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $21.21 $20.64 $42,930 2.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.50 $16.75 $34,850 7.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.51 $14.92 $31,040 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $16.96 $18.06 $37,570 7.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $14.01 $13.68 $28,460 7.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.05 $12.83 $26,690 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 50 $10.58 $10.73 $22,320 3.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $12.90 $12.60 $26,210 6.2 %
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 7,810 $15.55 $15.12 $31,450 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $22.40 $22.39 $46,580 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $23.89 $24.13 $50,180 7.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $17.36 $16.79 $34,920 4.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $13.51 $12.63 $26,260 8.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $7.73 $10.04 $20,880 15.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (8) $17.39 $16.79 $34,920 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 240 $12.32 $14.95 $31,110 8.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $11.44 $12.09 $25,150 6.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $9.01 $10.19 $21,190 10.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $16.22 $18.41 $38,290 14.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 590 $13.31 $13.28 $27,630 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $10.03 $10.58 $22,000 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $11.07 $12.13 $25,240 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.26 $10.49 $21,810 6.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $9.39 $10.98 $22,830 8.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $15.61 $16.04 $33,370 2.9 %

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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