Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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 Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Owensboro, KY (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 48,900 $13.29 $16.28 $33,870 1.8 %
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 1,850 $34.38 $38.95 $81,010 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $70.12 $71.52 $148,760 9.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 520 $35.73 $42.63 $88,680 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $34.42 $36.87 $76,680 14.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $40.71 $42.03 $87,430 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $42.97 $45.24 $94,110 3.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $31.52 $33.70 $70,100 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $37.88 $40.96 $85,200 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $25.25 $30.15 $62,710 8.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $30.09 $30.74 $63,940 11.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $29.60 $29.62 $61,610 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $84,300 1.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $32.88 $35.32 $73,460 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $47.46 $50.82 $105,700 6.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $19.95 $21.05 $43,790 2.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $30.84 $31.10 $64,690 2.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $27.29 $26.28 $54,670 3.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $23.60 $29.72 $61,820 5.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,220 $22.53 $24.64 $51,250 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $18.61 $21.54 $44,810 6.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $29.06 $29.56 $61,490 9.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $18.06 $18.83 $39,160 6.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $25.24 $29.70 $61,770 11.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $13.63 $15.42 $32,060 5.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $15.45 $16.20 $33,690 13.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $28.59 $25.59 $53,230 20.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $24.75 $26.92 $56,000 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $24.09 $25.86 $53,790 2.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $19.12 $21.38 $44,460 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $23.47 $27.61 $57,420 4.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.32 $12.80 $26,620 17.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $19.16 $20.66 $42,980 9.2 %
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 390 $22.60 $24.92 $51,830 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $17.41 $17.52 $36,440 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $27.62 $30.07 $62,540 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $22.65 $23.21 $48,270 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $28.06 $28.28 $58,820 4.0 %
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 550 $27.67 $28.24 $58,730 5.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $34.24 $32.46 $67,520 10.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $30.19 $30.10 $62,610 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $38.26 $36.30 $75,500 5.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $37.82 $32.11 $66,780 24.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $19.60 $20.24 $42,100 10.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $24.83 $21.89 $45,520 6.4 %
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 200 $23.13 $23.51 $48,910 5.6 %
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 800 $16.59 $17.47 $36,330 4.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $25.74 $24.61 $51,180 5.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $14.69 $16.20 $33,700 6.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $18.84 $19.20 $39,940 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $17.72 $17.69 $36,800 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $11.05 $11.72 $24,390 3.8 %
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 130 $23.06 $29.99 $62,370 13.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $29.50 $38.87 $80,860 19.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $13.92 $15.58 $32,400 2.4 %
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 2,850 $20.17 $20.56 $42,770 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $20.34 $21.13 $43,940 3.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 540 (4) (4) $46,350 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 230 (4) (4) $48,190 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $50,230 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $45,860 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $46,510 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $48,080 1.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $44,360 8.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $23.33 $23.49 $48,870 2.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.27 $26.75 $55,640 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 520 (4) (4) $23,130 2.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 130 $19.64 $23.33 $48,520 2.4 %
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 360 $13.60 $15.18 $31,570 6.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.35 $9.86 $20,510 6.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $14.25 $14.07 $29,270 3.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $6.98 $9.07 $18,870 19.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $17.52 $18.62 $38,740 5.0 %
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 3,370 $22.00 $25.30 $52,630 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $54.10 $48.62 $101,120 6.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $101.88 $211,900 17.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $55.18 $50.02 $104,050 8.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,520 $24.06 $24.19 $50,320 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $28.51 $30.35 $63,140 6.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $35.07 $35.19 $73,190 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $20.00 $20.15 $41,910 4.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $27.14 $26.43 $54,980 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $24.07 $23.81 $49,530 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $15.71 $16.10 $33,490 5.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $25.78 $25.61 $53,280 7.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $22.55 $22.60 $47,010 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $9.90 $9.96 $20,720 3.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $14.75 $15.01 $31,230 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $17.14 $16.88 $35,110 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $10.63 $11.59 $24,110 4.5 %
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 1,560 $9.94 $10.68 $22,210 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 870 $9.45 $9.62 $20,000 2.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $21.25 $21.16 $44,020 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 80 $12.75 $13.18 $27,410 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $11.36 $11.72 $24,380 4.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $12.24 $12.61 $26,220 3.9 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 910 $9.76 $11.76 $24,450 7.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $9.56 $9.82 $20,430 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 420 $9.15 $9.34 $19,430 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.18 $7.53 $15,670 7.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,320 $7.42 $8.26 $17,190 1.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $13.52 $14.42 $29,990 6.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $10.65 $10.26 $21,350 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 390 $8.33 $9.00 $18,720 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $7.38 $7.93 $16,490 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $7.60 $7.74 $16,100 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,110 $7.12 $7.29 $15,150 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 70 $6.75 $6.64 $13,810 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 870 $7.11 $7.36 $15,310 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.00 $8.95 $18,620 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $6.93 $6.95 $14,460 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 140 $7.21 $7.36 $15,310 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.14 $7.24 $15,070 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,680 $8.64 $9.23 $19,190 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $14.12 $15.13 $31,480 10.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $8.95 $9.09 $18,900 3.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $7.23 $7.53 $15,660 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $8.41 $8.47 $17,610 3.4 %
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 960 $9.13 $9.71 $20,200 4.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $11.57 $12.03 $25,020 3.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.38 $9.67 $20,120 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $7.59 $8.37 $17,420 6.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.49 $9.68 $20,140 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.27 $10.24 $21,300 5.8 %
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 5,040 $9.31 $13.25 $27,550 4.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 590 $14.98 $16.10 $33,490 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $22.03 $23.59 $49,060 6.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,200 $7.31 $7.67 $15,960 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $7.38 $9.60 $19,970 8.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 $12.10 $13.01 $27,060 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,770 $8.74 $10.04 $20,880 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $17.07 $21.48 $44,680 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $15.24 $20.52 $42,670 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $13.30 $17.34 $36,060 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 $21.56 $24.72 $51,420 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $16.73 $18.79 $39,070 18.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7,480 $11.97 $12.87 $26,770 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $16.58 $17.78 $36,980 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $11.38 $11.35 $23,620 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $10.71 $10.95 $22,770 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 330 $13.71 $13.82 $28,750 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 700 $13.21 $13.54 $28,170 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.69 $15.38 $32,000 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $10.59 $10.64 $22,120 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $14.23 $14.84 $30,860 6.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 330 $13.47 $13.45 $27,970 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $8.93 $9.11 $18,960 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.25 $7.31 $15,200 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $11.64 $12.09 $25,140 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.91 $8.93 $18,570 5.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $10.01 $11.17 $23,230 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $15.99 $16.01 $33,290 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $11.13 $11.26 $23,420 1.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $8.62 $8.55 $17,790 5.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $13.26 $12.74 $26,500 6.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $15.32 $15.57 $32,380 16.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $10.98 $13.24 $27,530 6.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 (c) $23.64 (c) $22.13 (c) $46,030 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.37 (c) $44,450 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $15.22 $15.88 $33,040 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $13.30 $13.20 $27,450 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 740 $9.02 $10.20 $21,220 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 $14.89 $15.92 $33,120 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $12.84 $14.00 $29,120 11.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $13.01 $13.10 $27,240 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 730 $11.91 $12.00 $24,960 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $11.62 $12.65 $26,310 8.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 510 $9.51 $10.05 $20,910 2.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $10.26 $10.70 $22,260 2.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $8.79 $9.81 $20,400 7.6 %
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 (8) $13.01 $14.30 $29,740 6.2 %
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 2,280 $16.04 $17.28 $35,940 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $22.22 $24.27 $50,490 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.42 $18.81 $39,130 6.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 230 $14.73 $14.78 $30,740 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 40 $14.49 $14.51 $30,190 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 $11.57 $11.92 $24,800 4.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $17.77 $18.82 $39,160 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $22.72 $22.79 $47,410 4.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $11.98 $12.20 $25,380 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $20.45 $20.84 $43,350 4.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $10.85 $12.43 $25,860 15.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $10.19 $11.01 $22,910 7.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $12.25 $12.62 $26,250 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $13.02 $13.05 $27,130 2.0 %
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 2,800 $19.60 $19.09 $39,700 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $27.45 $27.73 $57,670 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $29.20 $28.51 $59,300 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.66 $17.55 $36,500 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $14.01 $14.78 $30,730 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 $14.97 $15.21 $31,630 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $14.65 $14.16 $29,440 12.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $19.68 $16.86 $35,060 12.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $17.43 $17.95 $37,340 16.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 550 $22.65 $22.76 $47,340 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 $15.90 $16.06 $33,410 5.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $23.84 $23.00 $47,830 7.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $22.61 $21.29 $44,290 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $14.44 $16.19 $33,670 13.3 %
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 6,880 $14.31 $15.56 $32,370 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 530 $24.18 $25.89 $53,860 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 350 $15.42 $16.09 $33,460 11.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $9.87 $10.32 $21,470 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $15.40 $13.85 $28,810 8.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.46 $14.14 $29,410 5.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $19.93 $19.82 $41,220 3.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $13.79 $13.54 $28,160 4.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.55 $11.65 $24,240 4.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.54 $14.15 $29,430 10.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $12.52 $13.95 $29,020 6.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.89 $11.10 $23,090 5.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $24.62 $23.78 $49,450 9.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 550 $13.92 $15.67 $32,590 11.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.86 $15.76 $32,780 6.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.52 $14.38 $29,920 5.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $21.50 $20.77 $43,210 3.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 80 $17.63 $16.59 $34,510 5.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $12.00 $12.48 $25,960 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $9.86 $9.73 $20,240 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 180 $8.75 $9.26 $19,260 3.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $22.61 $22.81 $47,450 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $13.36 $14.37 $29,890 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $19.31 $18.14 $37,740 4.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $17.23 $16.52 $34,370 6.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $7.02 $7.18 $14,940 7.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 520 $10.26 $11.57 $24,060 6.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 140 $18.27 $17.70 $36,820 10.5 %
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 3,240 $12.82 $14.13 $29,380 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $16.21 $18.72 $38,930 5.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $21.08 $21.73 $45,200 5.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $14.02 $13.82 $28,750 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $11.45 $12.72 $26,460 15.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 590 $14.46 $15.86 $32,990 4.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 280 $10.84 $11.37 $23,650 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $9.19 $9.44 $19,630 5.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $15.83 $17.89 $37,210 5.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 580 $13.43 $14.70 $30,570 7.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $7.97 $8.33 $17,340 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $11.13 $11.84 $24,640 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $7.69 $9.24 $19,230 5.9 %

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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