Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD



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 Rapid City, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

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 Rapid City, SD (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 60,110 $12.64 $15.87 $33,000 1.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,530 $35.68 $40.58 $84,410 4.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $77.73 $78.40 $163,070 7.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 410 $45.24 $50.87 $105,810 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $49.90 $52.69 $109,590 9.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $43.74 $49.61 $103,180 8.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $35.62 $35.35 $73,530 3.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $74,190 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $21.76 $21.96 $45,670 2.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $19.52 $20.70 $43,060 3.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $37.69 $40.58 $84,400 2.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $14.13 $15.30 $31,820 6.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $27.22 $27.21 $56,600 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $34.52 $35.23 $73,270 1.5 %
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 1,980 $22.68 $24.44 $50,830 1.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $21.99 $23.40 $48,680 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $25.43 $26.17 $54,440 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $18.60 $20.10 $41,800 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $19.68 $20.92 $43,510 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $20.60 $21.63 $44,980 1.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $20.06 $20.94 $43,560 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $17.73 $17.92 $37,280 1.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 $27.98 $28.05 $58,340 3.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $13.00 $14.61 $30,380 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 530 $22.32 $24.63 $51,240 3.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $18.92 $19.72 $41,010 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $18.32 $19.44 $40,440 4.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $22.96 $26.54 $55,210 3.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $23.92 $25.48 $52,990 3.9 %
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 670 $24.83 $27.08 $56,320 7.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $31.33 $36.06 $75,010 12.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $53.69 $49.16 $102,240 22.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $14.98 $15.44 $32,110 1.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $29.29 $29.70 $61,770 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $23.43 $24.44 $50,820 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $23.17 $23.53 $48,930 1.9 %
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 730 $25.29 $25.74 $53,540 3.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $32.28 $32.95 $68,530 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $32.52 $31.66 $65,850 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $14.98 $14.93 $31,050 3.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $16.17 $16.65 $34,630 1.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $13.83 $13.02 $27,090 11.4 %
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 650 $22.27 $25.19 $52,390 7.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $23.86 $24.20 $50,330 2.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $30.57 $34.87 $72,530 12.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $13.65 $14.00 $29,120 3.3 %
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 920 $16.05 $16.89 $35,130 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $15.40 $15.56 $32,370 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $18.35 $20.34 $42,310 4.4 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 50 $19.93 $20.03 $41,670 2.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $15.91 $16.29 $33,880 6.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $15.71 $15.80 $32,860 3.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $16.74 $17.06 $35,470 1.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $21.69 $21.21 $44,120 4.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $13.76 $14.35 $29,850 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $10.51 $10.81 $22,490 2.5 %
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 250 $24.80 $29.52 $61,390 7.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $36.67 $36.95 $76,860 10.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $22.00 $20.66 $42,970 9.6 %
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 3,140 $18.11 $19.27 $40,090 1.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $21.80 $21.53 $44,790 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $13.76 $13.77 $28,640 1.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $44,400 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 590 (4) (4) $45,730 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $47,800 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (4) (4) $44,010 4.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $44,960 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $46,890 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $42,700 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $42,130 6.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $15.03 $14.97 $31,140 3.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $12.13 $12.98 $26,990 3.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $18.58 $19.78 $41,140 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $11.78 $12.25 $25,470 1.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $24.18 $25.08 $52,170 1.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 660 (4) (4) $23,100 2.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 810 $13.77 $15.00 $31,200 3.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.52 $9.88 $20,550 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $15.33 $15.80 $32,860 3.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $10.88 $10.92 $22,720 4.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $28,360 1.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $11.37 $12.18 $25,330 2.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $19.99 $20.68 $43,010 4.8 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $18.63 $19.35 $40,250 3.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $11.29 $11.43 $23,760 14.9 %
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 4,090 $24.82 $29.41 $61,180 3.0 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $29.37 $29.80 $61,990 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $85.94 $178,750 29.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $48.12 $48.48 $100,840 5.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $69.02 $66.89 $139,140 12.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 (5) (5) (5) 16.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $90.18 $187,560 18.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $37.48 $37.91 $78,860 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,640 $26.78 $27.81 $57,840 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $27.83 $27.63 $57,470 1.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $30.16 $29.94 $62,280 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $25.84 $25.08 $52,170 2.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $30.36 $30.59 $63,630 6.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $24.96 $25.26 $52,550 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $15.24 $15.75 $32,760 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $23.70 $24.71 $51,390 6.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $22.03 $22.28 $46,340 4.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $27.76 $27.59 $57,390 3.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $19.97 $20.84 $43,350 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $12.75 $12.82 $26,660 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $14.15 $14.26 $29,660 5.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.52 $11.62 $24,180 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $16.18 $16.42 $34,150 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $15.24 $15.57 $32,380 2.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.64 $11.73 $24,390 5.7 %
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 1,400 $11.74 $12.10 $25,170 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 70 $9.40 $9.73 $20,240 4.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $10.98 $11.13 $23,150 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $13.16 $13.43 $27,930 6.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $12.09 $12.32 $25,620 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $14.67 $14.73 $30,640 2.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,090 $14.61 $15.77 $32,810 3.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $22.59 $25.43 $52,880 4.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $19.04 $19.67 $40,910 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $9.03 $9.58 $19,930 4.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $8.61 $8.59 $17,860 2.7 %
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 6,290 $7.87 $8.53 $17,750 0.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $13.81 $14.06 $29,230 2.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $7.73 $7.99 $16,610 1.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $11.17 $11.58 $24,080 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.38 $9.61 $19,990 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $8.61 $8.68 $18,060 2.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $8.17 $8.35 $17,370 1.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $8.25 $8.35 $17,370 2.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,330 $7.45 $7.83 $16,280 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $8.65 $8.68 $18,060 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,440 $7.38 $7.60 $15,800 1.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $7.84 $8.33 $17,330 2.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $7.49 $7.86 $16,340 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $8.43 $8.37 $17,410 1.5 %
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 2,810 $9.39 $10.06 $20,910 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.84 $15.50 $32,240 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $18.16 $18.98 $39,470 2.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,460 $9.79 $10.28 $21,380 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $8.07 $8.65 $17,980 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $9.29 $9.89 $20,570 4.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,870 $9.20 $9.84 $20,460 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $15.67 $15.62 $32,480 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $8.70 $9.04 $18,790 3.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $7.48 $7.66 $15,940 3.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $7.57 $7.93 $16,490 2.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $12.75 $12.65 $26,310 2.0 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $9.38 $9.48 $19,710 2.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $8.42 $8.54 $17,770 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $8.24 $8.64 $17,960 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $8.98 $9.22 $19,170 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $10.63 $10.68 $22,220 2.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $11.33 $12.01 $24,990 2.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 240 $10.22 $10.29 $21,400 2.5 %
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 7,380 $10.16 $14.08 $29,290 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 540 $18.10 $19.66 $40,890 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $31.80 $37.04 $77,030 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,700 $8.12 $8.49 $17,650 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $8.24 $9.17 $19,080 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $12.93 $13.66 $28,420 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,190 $9.36 $10.68 $22,210 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $16.36 $19.71 $41,000 8.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $19.43 $23.45 $48,780 14.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $14.12 $14.05 $29,230 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $22.46 $23.65 $49,180 3.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.36 $9.37 $19,500 6.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $19.32 $19.35 $40,260 9.1 %
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 10,250 $11.54 $12.22 $25,410 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 400 $18.50 $19.09 $39,700 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 370 $12.62 $13.01 $27,050 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $12.27 $12.47 $25,930 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,300 $12.29 $12.59 $26,190 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $14.22 $14.44 $30,040 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $16.53 $16.63 $34,590 5.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 290 $10.72 $10.77 $22,400 2.8 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $16.24 $15.75 $32,760 6.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $12.75 $12.88 $26,790 2.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $12.56 $12.54 $26,090 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,510 $10.99 $11.47 $23,860 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $15.42 $15.32 $31,880 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 $10.80 $10.86 $22,600 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $8.38 $8.58 $17,850 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $12.72 $12.73 $26,470 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $12.30 $12.41 $25,820 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $10.93 $10.94 $22,760 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $15.01 $15.10 $31,410 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 930 $10.16 $10.26 $21,340 1.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $14.18 $14.40 $29,950 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $11.90 $12.27 $25,520 2.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $12.97 $13.40 $27,870 8.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 (c) $24.52 (c) $22.54 (c) $46,880 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.03 (c) $43,740 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $16.60 $17.21 $35,790 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $11.78 $12.43 $25,860 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 720 $9.57 $9.96 $20,720 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $14.88 $15.30 $31,820 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.76 $14.20 $29,530 12.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 60 $13.21 $13.16 $27,370 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,030 $11.28 $11.40 $23,710 2.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $7.74 $8.87 $18,440 14.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 $10.80 $10.82 $22,520 1.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $10.34 $10.46 $21,760 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 540 $9.48 $10.20 $21,220 2.2 %
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 170 $12.25 $13.24 $27,530 4.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $11.78 $13.46 $28,000 15.7 %
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 4,520 $14.29 $15.20 $31,610 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $23.82 $25.33 $52,680 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $17.96 $19.78 $41,140 12.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 810 $14.39 $14.45 $30,060 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $15.69 $16.03 $33,330 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 610 $11.57 $11.72 $24,380 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $14.30 $14.73 $30,650 6.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $16.69 $17.06 $35,490 1.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 $12.39 $12.51 $26,020 12.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $18.51 $19.68 $40,940 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $13.11 $13.04 $27,110 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $11.88 $12.72 $26,450 8.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $16.86 $17.44 $36,270 3.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $11.95 $11.95 $24,850 7.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $9.78 $10.64 $22,130 7.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $11.18 $11.15 $23,180 4.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $10.18 $10.14 $21,090 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $13.46 $13.77 $28,640 1.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 100 $9.34 $9.32 $19,380 4.8 %
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 2,760 $16.46 $17.82 $37,060 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $27.80 $27.19 $56,560 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.16 $15.59 $32,430 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $27.48 $26.11 $54,310 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $21.42 $20.64 $42,920 10.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $15.68 $16.14 $33,580 6.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $15.08 $15.73 $32,720 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.68 $16.28 $33,870 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $19.46 $19.54 $40,630 1.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $11.06 $11.00 $22,870 2.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $25.48 $24.25 $50,430 3.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $16.74 $16.84 $35,030 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $19.80 $19.65 $40,870 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $13.63 $14.10 $29,330 1.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $24.41 $24.61 $51,180 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $23.30 $23.58 $49,040 3.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $17.17 $17.06 $35,490 6.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $11.59 $12.49 $25,970 5.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $20.31 $19.27 $40,090 3.2 %
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 2,750 $11.82 $12.95 $26,930 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 140 $23.18 $23.76 $49,410 2.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 190 $10.61 $10.60 $22,040 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $10.45 $10.32 $21,460 1.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $11.85 $13.13 $27,310 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.20 $11.41 $23,740 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $16.95 $16.85 $35,040 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $14.15 $15.00 $31,210 4.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $10.68 $10.89 $22,660 7.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $14.07 $14.22 $29,570 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $8.84 $9.08 $18,880 1.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.65 $8.41 $17,490 6.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $17.68 $17.22 $35,820 11.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $12.68 $12.67 $26,360 2.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $12.49 $12.76 $26,550 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $16.76 $17.13 $35,630 3.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.46 $10.39 $21,600 4.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.59 $11.96 $24,870 7.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.90 $13.78 $28,670 4.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $15.87 $16.64 $34,610 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $13.75 $14.08 $29,290 3.9 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 100 $13.49 $13.73 $28,560 3.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.35 $13.84 $28,780 9.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.95 $10.38 $21,590 2.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.21 $9.59 $19,940 4.5 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 70 $8.85 $9.51 $19,770 10.7 %
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 4,060 $12.38 $13.68 $28,440 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $20.59 $20.34 $42,310 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $25.56 $26.21 $54,510 2.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $13.21 $13.18 $27,410 2.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $12.04 $12.09 $25,140 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $14.71 $14.71 $30,600 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,130 $16.55 $17.04 $35,450 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 370 $11.93 $11.96 $24,880 3.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $10.93 $11.09 $23,060 5.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 170 $8.99 $9.02 $18,760 2.7 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $14.81 $15.08 $31,360 2.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $16.16 $16.54 $34,400 2.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $12.31 $12.50 $26,000 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $7.92 $8.43 $17,540 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 850 $10.05 $10.27 $21,370 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $7.69 $8.43 $17,520 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $10.78 $10.88 $22,640 5.8 %

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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