Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rochester, MN



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Rochester, MN, a metropolitan statistical area in Minnesota.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Rochester, MN (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 103,580 $17.55 $21.96 $45,680 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 3,440 $42.27 $44.40 $92,350 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $62.23 $66.01 $137,300 11.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 810 $35.62 $41.50 $86,310 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $18,440 11.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $55.55 $51.89 $107,920 2.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $51.61 $51.66 $107,460 6.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $36.51 $39.65 $82,470 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 410 $61.24 $62.48 $129,950 4.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $46.88 $46.28 $96,260 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $47.70 $47.02 $97,790 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $41.07 $41.08 $85,450 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $43.29 $46.42 $96,550 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $39.25 $37.47 $77,940 3.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $18.09 $18.15 $37,750 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $84,630 3.1 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $36.95 $36.30 $75,510 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 110 $60.36 $59.73 $124,230 5.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $17.95 $18.59 $38,670 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $19.50 $22.75 $47,310 9.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $50.39 $50.53 $105,110 3.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $15.62 $16.76 $34,850 10.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $31.38 $31.45 $65,410 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 270 $43.86 $43.22 $89,890 2.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,300 $24.88 $26.26 $54,630 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $22.37 $22.48 $46,760 5.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $28.09 $29.05 $60,420 4.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $23.21 $25.48 $52,990 9.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $19.10 $22.20 $46,170 6.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $27.46 $28.64 $59,570 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $22.33 $24.89 $51,760 3.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $27.73 $28.40 $59,060 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $25.45 $27.90 $58,030 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 160 $29.74 $31.08 $64,650 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 220 $31.54 $33.51 $69,690 2.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $21.46 $21.30 $44,300 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,580 $22.79 $24.07 $50,070 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 $25.47 $26.63 $55,380 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $31.62 $30.27 $62,960 2.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 150 $35.31 $34.05 $70,830 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 270 $24.12 $25.41 $52,840 3.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $12.43 $14.06 $29,240 11.6 %
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 4,630 $39.02 $40.20 $83,620 5.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 480 $46.65 $49.43 $102,810 5.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 880 $41.21 $41.16 $85,620 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 410 $20.62 $21.38 $44,480 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 420 $37.58 $39.17 $81,470 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 160 $34.39 $34.13 $70,990 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $26.53 $29.97 $62,330 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 340 $28.91 $29.61 $61,590 2.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,260 $32.60 $35.00 $72,800 4.7 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $18.75 $19.95 $41,500 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $33.26 $32.79 $68,200 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $48.15 $48.08 $100,010 5.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 270 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $35.38 $34.50 $71,750 3.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 $43.24 $39.92 $83,030 6.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $20.90 $20.89 $43,450 3.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $22.76 $22.73 $47,290 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 $26.77 $26.64 $55,420 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $20.42 $22.71 $47,240 5.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $25.79 $25.65 $53,350 3.7 %
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 1,650 $26.91 $28.27 $58,800 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $38.12 $40.23 $83,680 7.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $29.52 $37.85 $78,730 16.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $28.98 $28.88 $60,080 1.9 %
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 1,310 $20.27 $21.16 $44,020 4.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $24.70 $24.60 $51,170 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $15.78 $19.24 $40,010 9.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $18.07 $20.46 $42,570 1.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $24.42 $24.60 $51,160 4.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $32.37 $31.78 $66,110 3.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $12.53 $13.46 $28,000 4.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 120 $19.43 $20.16 $41,940 3.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $26.68 $27.20 $56,570 3.3 %
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 $28.85 $42.02 $87,390 8.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $57.35 $66.54 $138,410 12.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $18.51 $19.60 $40,760 2.2 %
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 5,310 $18.87 $20.36 $42,350 3.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $85,300 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $13.47 $14.42 $29,990 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $51,310 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 800 (4) (4) $46,560 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 710 (4) (4) $40,690 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 860 (4) (4) $45,600 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $48,110 4.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $45,920 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $47,760 3.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $16.74 $18.31 $38,080 12.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 200 (4) (4) $40,350 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $25.80 $25.15 $52,310 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $17.25 $17.32 $36,020 5.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $31.77 $30.98 $64,430 2.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,070 (4) (4) $25,340 3.2 %
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 1,040 $20.77 $22.62 $47,050 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.93 $10.55 $21,950 4.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $24.72 $27.30 $56,780 7.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $36.61 $35.56 $73,970 4.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $32,530 10.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $28.81 $31.87 $66,290 8.7 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $28.77 $28.12 $58,490 6.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 90 $27.94 $24.59 $51,140 4.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 70 $13.99 $15.90 $33,080 12.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $15.60 $16.81 $34,960 11.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 14,440 $32.49 $38.28 $79,630 8.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 370 $55.27 $54.08 $112,480 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $66.95 $71.83 $149,400 9.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 6,450 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $30.38 $30.62 $63,690 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $35.20 $34.47 $71,690 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $28.08 $28.01 $58,260 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $30.90 $31.39 $65,290 3.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $15.83 $16.04 $33,370 7.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $16.18 $16.25 $33,800 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 340 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $17.12 $17.42 $36,230 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 930 $20.87 $20.82 $43,300 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $19.11 $19.77 $41,120 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.22 $17.26 $35,910 4.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $30.26 $30.86 $64,190 2.9 %
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 6,270 $14.44 $14.75 $30,680 4.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,710 $11.37 $11.58 $24,090 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,550 $13.85 $13.88 $28,880 3.1 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $19.03 $19.36 $40,270 3.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $20.61 $20.62 $42,890 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $21.22 $20.88 $43,420 6.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $19.52 $19.95 $41,510 3.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $17.76 $17.83 $37,080 5.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $11.30 $11.40 $23,710 4.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $11.42 $11.39 $23,690 4.5 %
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 1,170 $18.70 $19.88 $41,350 4.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $26.31 $26.30 $54,700 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $26.79 $25.38 $52,780 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 370 $13.15 $13.65 $28,400 6.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $15.05 $15.57 $32,380 3.7 %
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 8,160 $9.04 $10.12 $21,060 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $22.54 $24.33 $50,620 8.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $12.01 $13.41 $27,880 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $8.70 $8.90 $18,510 5.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $13.86 $13.84 $28,790 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $10.96 $11.08 $23,040 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 $9.75 $10.33 $21,480 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $10.25 $11.16 $23,210 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 620 $8.93 $9.19 $19,100 5.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,350 $8.25 $8.79 $18,290 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $8.75 $8.97 $18,660 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,820 $8.10 $10.18 $21,180 7.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $12.39 $12.42 $25,840 7.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $8.25 $8.49 $17,660 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $8.72 $9.07 $18,870 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $8.47 $8.78 $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 3,160 $12.22 $12.88 $26,790 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $18.49 $18.86 $39,240 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $18.01 $18.30 $38,060 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,350 $12.96 $12.83 $26,690 4.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,020 $10.17 $11.09 $23,060 5.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $12.70 $13.90 $28,920 5.5 %
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 2,710 $11.35 $12.02 $24,990 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $15.02 $16.00 $33,280 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $12.25 $11.59 $24,120 12.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $7.35 $7.82 $16,260 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $9.09 $9.18 $19,100 3.7 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 30 $9.33 $9.40 $19,550 2.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $11.86 $12.72 $26,450 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 170 $8.34 $8.68 $18,060 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,000 $11.03 $10.89 $22,650 1.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $17.42 $17.05 $35,470 8.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $12.45 $13.64 $28,360 3.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 360 $14.56 $14.41 $29,980 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 8,510 $11.02 $14.81 $30,800 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 870 $15.27 $17.99 $37,410 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $32.74 $35.54 $73,930 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,240 $8.65 $8.82 $18,340 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $9.80 $11.40 $23,700 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $13.90 $14.27 $29,680 3.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,300 $10.29 $11.69 $24,320 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $22.28 $25.42 $52,870 9.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $36.17 $48.95 $101,820 24.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $26.79 $29.47 $61,300 5.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $29.18 $33.27 $69,200 8.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $22.23 $24.70 $51,370 3.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $14.60 $17.75 $36,930 12.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 240 $20.82 $24.74 $51,460 6.7 %
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 15,860 $15.60 $15.82 $32,900 3.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $19.36 $20.47 $42,580 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $15.02 $14.52 $30,200 4.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 670 $20.36 $20.03 $41,650 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 970 $15.53 $15.67 $32,590 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $16.61 $16.09 $33,480 3.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $18.00 $17.85 $37,130 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $11.64 $11.84 $24,630 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $19.18 $18.24 $37,940 4.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,270 $15.24 $15.47 $32,180 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $14.11 $13.94 $28,980 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $9.21 $9.32 $19,380 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $16.04 $15.87 $33,020 3.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $10.27 $11.02 $22,920 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $14.47 $14.53 $30,220 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $17.76 $17.45 $36,300 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $13.44 $13.61 $28,300 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 $17.53 $17.39 $36,160 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $10.88 $11.29 $23,490 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $19.30 $19.28 $40,100 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $19.15 $21.67 $45,080 11.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.81 (c) $49,520 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 (c) $24.47 (c) $22.41 (c) $46,610 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.91 (c) $45,570 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $21.27 $21.12 $43,940 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $12.32 $13.50 $28,090 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,220 $10.23 $11.51 $23,940 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,130 $18.82 $19.05 $39,630 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 $18.28 $18.60 $38,690 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 360 $16.95 $16.73 $34,800 2.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $18.24 $18.09 $37,630 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $15.95 $15.98 $33,250 2.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $18.31 $18.46 $38,390 2.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $11.93 $13.07 $27,180 5.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $14.12 $14.07 $29,260 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,120 $13.40 $13.60 $28,290 2.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $14.86 $14.96 $31,110 4.2 %
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 160 $11.74 $12.76 $26,550 5.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $11.24 $10.86 $22,590 10.9 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 30 $11.04 $11.86 $24,660 10.6 %
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 3,670 $22.14 $22.80 $47,430 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $29.37 $31.03 $64,530 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 30 $18.23 $20.88 $43,440 13.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 650 $23.28 $23.06 $47,960 3.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 200 $18.13 $20.09 $41,790 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 350 $21.01 $20.42 $42,480 2.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $21.10 $21.57 $44,860 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $16.80 $20.38 $42,400 15.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $26.88 $25.05 $52,100 3.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 $23.59 $22.23 $46,230 10.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $15.09 $17.66 $36,730 10.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $17.97 $18.50 $38,470 3.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $30.94 $28.00 $58,240 6.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $15.52 $16.91 $35,180 8.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $27.85 $26.94 $56,040 2.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $27.44 $25.78 $53,620 3.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $19.55 $18.96 $39,430 2.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $17.64 $17.23 $35,830 6.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,120 $18.48 $19.64 $40,850 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $26.29 $27.45 $57,090 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $15.77 $16.85 $35,040 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $27.57 $27.86 $57,950 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $18.62 $19.31 $40,170 3.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 390 $15.80 $16.65 $34,640 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $17.86 $18.36 $38,190 2.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $16.02 $16.48 $34,270 8.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $21.26 $21.45 $44,610 5.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.78 $12.33 $25,650 9.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $15.57 $17.86 $37,160 6.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $19.14 $20.34 $42,320 5.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $20.95 $20.92 $43,510 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 480 $16.76 $17.70 $36,820 3.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $14.62 $14.67 $30,500 3.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $15.99 $16.20 $33,690 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $11.63 $12.61 $26,220 5.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $14.40 $15.91 $33,090 4.1 %
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 6,220 $15.52 $16.18 $33,660 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $22.80 $24.11 $50,140 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 950 $14.95 $14.97 $31,130 7.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 290 $11.37 $12.01 $24,970 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $12.05 $13.61 $28,300 6.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $14.57 $14.99 $31,190 7.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $15.91 $14.47 $30,100 5.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $14.68 $15.40 $32,030 6.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $18.86 $19.85 $41,290 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.48 $17.21 $35,800 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 380 $15.80 $17.52 $36,440 4.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.68 $13.36 $27,780 9.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $19.43 $22.69 $47,200 2.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 460 $19.31 $18.81 $39,120 4.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.91 $16.62 $34,580 5.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $18.06 $17.55 $36,510 9.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.00 $14.45 $30,060 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $13.16 $13.22 $27,500 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $16.46 $16.76 $34,860 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $12.32 $12.90 $26,830 5.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 $34.56 $33.15 $68,950 4.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 90 $28.20 $27.73 $57,690 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $22.05 $22.30 $46,370 3.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $17.50 $17.25 $35,890 8.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $7.24 $8.80 $18,300 19.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.72 $15.19 $31,580 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 $11.50 $12.55 $26,100 5.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) $22.49 $21.75 $45,230 7.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $14.84 $15.31 $31,840 4.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.75 $14.94 $31,080 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $11.56 $12.65 $26,300 6.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 460 $13.56 $13.30 $27,650 3.2 %
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 5,860 $13.29 $13.73 $28,570 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $16.96 $18.44 $38,360 5.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $19.46 $21.04 $43,760 4.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 300 $15.87 $15.01 $31,210 6.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $13.70 $13.66 $28,420 4.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $9.40 $10.04 $20,890 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,190 $17.13 $17.30 $35,990 2.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 510 $13.03 $12.87 $26,760 2.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 240 $10.92 $10.83 $22,530 2.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 90 $8.89 $11.12 $23,130 19.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $12.93 $12.80 $26,620 9.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $11.72 $11.87 $24,690 7.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $13.88 $14.02 $29,150 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $12.32 $12.82 $26,650 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,430 $11.14 $12.25 $25,480 5.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 $7.69 $8.63 $17,940 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $16.17 $16.89 $35,140 4.0 %

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.

(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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