Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rockford, IL



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 Rockford, IL, a metropolitan statistical area in Illinois.

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 Rockford, IL (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 154,230 $15.18 $19.04 $39,610 2.0 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,510 $37.40 $42.05 $87,460 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 340 $62.42 $68.29 $142,050 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,260 $39.57 $46.52 $96,750 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $24,870 9.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 $44.37 $49.12 $102,180 10.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 370 $44.99 $49.20 $102,340 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 $22.60 $25.43 $52,890 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $39.19 $42.90 $89,230 8.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 380 $43.79 $48.69 $101,280 5.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 70 $29.36 $29.30 $60,950 3.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $38.46 $43.74 $90,970 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 $40.02 $38.42 $79,920 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $30.50 $32.29 $67,170 8.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $36.29 $40.74 $84,750 10.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $42.09 $44.31 $92,160 6.6 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $17.64 $20.25 $42,120 8.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 330 (4) (4) $91,820 4.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $22.58 $27.41 $57,020 20.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $44.13 $45.35 $94,320 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $20.00 $21.28 $44,270 4.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $35.47 $38.34 $79,740 4.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $31.27 $37.59 $78,190 17.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $21.34 $21.13 $43,950 7.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 520 $35.78 $38.34 $79,740 3.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,280 $23.44 $26.60 $55,330 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $19.73 $24.50 $50,970 10.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $23.44 $24.30 $50,550 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $25.15 $25.06 $52,120 9.2 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (8) $22.63 $22.01 $45,770 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $17.74 $18.91 $39,330 6.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 320 $27.10 $27.73 $57,670 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $22.38 $21.58 $44,890 7.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $22.39 $22.97 $47,770 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 300 $20.76 $19.71 $41,010 14.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $22.99 $24.27 $50,480 6.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 140 $42.05 $42.07 $87,500 4.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,490 $21.07 $24.93 $51,860 6.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 920 $26.27 $28.66 $59,610 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 170 $27.67 $30.62 $63,680 7.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $21.15 $21.57 $44,860 6.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 $30.70 $33.42 $69,510 9.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $36.08 $42.86 $89,150 11.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 130 $23.35 $31.07 $64,620 21.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $17.54 $23.21 $48,280 12.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $29.12 $28.66 $59,620 4.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $12.90 $12.98 $27,000 13.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 80 $25.90 $26.70 $55,530 7.1 %
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 1,160 $26.10 $26.25 $54,610 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 $27.80 $28.36 $58,990 9.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $34.72 $28.13 $58,500 9.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $34.85 $36.17 $75,230 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $15.68 $17.78 $36,990 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $32.36 $33.20 $69,050 3.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $25.17 $28.72 $59,750 7.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $28.86 $28.96 $60,240 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $27.05 $27.22 $56,610 6.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 130 $24.45 $23.05 $47,950 15.6 %
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 2,420 $30.05 $31.19 $64,880 2.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $28.34 $31.78 $66,110 20.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $36.41 $38.82 $80,760 5.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 240 $32.07 $34.03 $70,780 7.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $42.38 $38.39 $79,860 6.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 $32.45 $32.92 $68,470 3.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 540 $34.80 $36.07 $75,030 4.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 260 $30.76 $31.97 $66,500 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $20.64 $21.77 $45,290 2.8 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 80 $21.13 $20.52 $42,680 8.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $24.88 $24.79 $51,570 5.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $27.55 $27.52 $57,230 4.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $20.05 $20.90 $43,470 2.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $26.23 $24.76 $51,500 8.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $17.26 $16.82 $34,990 16.5 %
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 800 $27.25 $28.17 $58,600 2.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 120 $29.39 $31.36 $65,220 5.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $29.75 $29.80 $61,980 6.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 260 $22.75 $25.12 $52,250 3.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $33.44 $34.16 $71,060 3.6 %
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 2,240 $17.97 $20.69 $43,030 6.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 340 $19.35 $24.31 $50,560 13.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $18.33 $17.86 $37,150 20.5 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 70 $17.07 $17.70 $36,820 4.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $19.97 $21.76 $45,260 6.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $21.93 $26.11 $54,320 10.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 $16.21 $17.29 $35,960 2.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 300 $29.47 $28.54 $59,370 8.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $26.67 $25.72 $53,500 5.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $24.76 $25.75 $53,560 8.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 380 $13.23 $13.11 $27,280 7.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $15.72 $16.90 $35,150 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $24.72 $23.93 $49,770 7.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 570 $41.29 $55.65 $115,750 22.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 300 (5) $80.49 $167,420 17.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $23.46 $23.74 $49,380 6.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters (8) $17.49 $17.86 $37,160 5.4 %
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 8,940 $23.56 $24.96 $51,920 9.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $9.23 $10.36 $21,550 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $39,180 3.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,580 (4) (4) $62,990 8.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $48,910 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,710 (4) (4) $65,740 5.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 560 (4) (4) $69,160 4.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 310 (4) (4) $61,070 3.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $51,710 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $29.98 $28.85 $60,010 5.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $11.21 $11.37 $23,640 3.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 450 (4) (4) $22,710 6.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $27.15 $29.80 $61,980 7.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 280 $12.06 $12.06 $25,080 4.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.59 $25.06 $52,130 12.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 910 (4) (4) $20,370 1.8 %
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 1,680 $15.46 $16.53 $34,390 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $9.37 $11.34 $23,580 8.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $18.13 $19.62 $40,810 6.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $14.41 $15.91 $33,100 6.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $16.69 $19.88 $41,340 6.3 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 50 (4) (4) $33,710 10.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 320 (4) (4) $20,100 5.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $7.99 $10.17 $21,160 13.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 120 $16.86 $18.12 $37,680 2.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $20.29 $21.59 $44,920 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $22.89 $24.82 $51,630 5.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $15.62 $21.09 $43,870 6.3 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $17.55 $17.47 $36,330 4.2 %
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 9,160 $25.83 $32.69 $68,000 5.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 60 $46.15 $43.67 $90,840 13.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $59.76 $62.83 $130,690 15.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.32 $20.96 $43,590 5.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $54.68 $53.51 $111,290 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $94.70 $196,980 20.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 20.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 680 (5) $83.87 $174,440 15.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 170 $42.57 $50.42 $104,870 22.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,210 $27.55 $27.75 $57,710 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $35.28 $34.42 $71,600 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $37.85 $38.14 $79,330 3.6 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $14.34 $16.14 $33,570 13.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $26.83 $26.92 $55,990 9.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $33.06 $32.86 $68,340 2.3 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other 70 $22.00 $22.59 $46,980 7.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $47.20 $43.92 $91,360 9.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 430 $16.87 $17.08 $35,520 6.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $32.02 $32.31 $67,210 6.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $36.47 $34.95 $72,690 6.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 230 $21.65 $22.19 $46,160 3.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $12.01 $12.88 $26,790 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $12.58 $12.78 $26,580 2.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (8) $17.61 $18.11 $37,670 9.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $20.84 $21.92 $45,590 10.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $13.49 $13.38 $27,830 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 890 $19.06 $19.56 $40,680 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $11.65 $11.94 $24,830 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $13.05 $14.23 $29,600 6.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 150 $18.27 $19.56 $40,680 2.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $17.40 $17.72 $36,850 3.5 %
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 3,720 $11.88 $13.09 $27,220 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 530 $9.48 $9.83 $20,440 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,760 $11.45 $11.84 $24,620 3.0 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $28.13 $27.21 $56,600 4.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 130 $22.14 $21.85 $45,450 6.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $14.77 $14.58 $30,320 4.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $13.20 $12.90 $26,840 8.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 340 $15.17 $15.50 $32,240 5.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $13.22 $13.84 $28,780 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.37 $15.51 $32,250 6.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $11.26 $11.29 $23,480 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $8.77 $8.72 $18,140 5.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $13.97 $14.12 $29,370 2.9 %
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 2,480 $19.87 $21.51 $44,740 9.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $44.74 $42.71 $88,850 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $38.39 $30.93 $64,340 17.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 450 $26.87 $24.03 $49,980 12.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $34.61 $34.22 $71,170 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $28.23 $27.66 $57,540 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 660 $12.79 $12.81 $26,640 3.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $7.73 $9.75 $20,270 15.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.91 $8.44 $17,560 3.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.08 $13.00 $27,040 2.2 %
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 11,710 $8.24 $9.42 $19,600 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 110 $13.80 $14.58 $30,320 7.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 920 $14.04 $14.50 $30,150 4.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $7.72 $8.01 $16,650 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $10.73 $11.06 $23,010 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $9.16 $9.72 $20,230 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.42 $9.68 $20,130 4.9 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $8.03 $9.00 $18,720 11.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 990 $8.02 $8.63 $17,960 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $8.76 $9.73 $20,240 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,570 $8.19 $8.44 $17,550 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.00 $8.35 $17,370 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,700 $7.92 $9.35 $19,440 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.58 $9.29 $19,310 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $7.88 $8.36 $17,390 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $7.86 $8.10 $16,850 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.32 $8.86 $18,420 2.5 %
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 4,310 $10.15 $11.51 $23,950 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $18.76 $18.94 $39,390 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $22.17 $23.56 $49,010 10.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,330 $9.92 $11.09 $23,060 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $8.90 $9.18 $19,100 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 $12.98 $14.50 $30,170 9.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 960 $10.71 $11.22 $23,340 3.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 70 $8.62 $9.39 $19,530 4.4 %
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 3,160 $8.98 $10.04 $20,890 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $15.18 $18.45 $38,380 7.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 $8.25 $9.24 $19,210 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 140 $8.64 $8.61 $17,920 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $8.57 $9.02 $18,760 5.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $11.86 $13.85 $28,800 13.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $10.66 $12.87 $26,760 16.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 770 $9.16 $9.37 $19,490 2.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $8.44 $8.77 $18,250 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $10.71 $12.91 $26,850 13.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $8.73 $9.65 $20,070 5.3 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.95 $8.51 $17,700 7.0 %
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 15,210 $10.93 $15.30 $31,830 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 $17.73 $22.04 $45,840 9.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 290 $29.71 $33.69 $70,070 8.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,700 $8.70 $9.37 $19,480 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 500 $10.69 $11.53 $23,980 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $14.40 $14.99 $31,190 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,360 $9.87 $12.04 $25,040 5.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 220 $25.16 $27.02 $56,210 6.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $13.16 $19.74 $41,070 26.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 190 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $11.10 $11.23 $23,360 5.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $23.04 $26.39 $54,880 9.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 220 $26.46 $33.67 $70,040 14.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,340 $20.78 $25.14 $52,290 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $12.93 $13.57 $28,230 9.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 110 $32.09 $33.00 $68,640 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.78 $10.25 $21,320 3.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 840 $11.01 $13.89 $28,900 10.6 %
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 22,930 $13.85 $14.87 $30,930 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $19.46 $21.10 $43,890 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $11.22 $11.28 $23,470 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $13.95 $14.09 $29,310 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $14.82 $15.32 $31,860 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,540 $15.85 $16.66 $34,660 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $16.22 $16.74 $34,820 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $16.64 $16.50 $34,320 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 690 $10.12 $10.35 $21,530 1.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $13.94 $15.28 $31,790 2.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 80 $14.48 $15.09 $31,390 10.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,770 $13.75 $14.47 $30,090 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $18.36 $18.44 $38,360 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 $10.52 $11.61 $24,140 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $8.96 $9.33 $19,410 5.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $13.82 $14.54 $30,250 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 280 $9.18 $10.20 $21,210 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $15.22 $16.05 $33,370 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 180 $14.42 $14.86 $30,910 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $12.92 $13.91 $28,940 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $15.64 $16.38 $34,070 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,150 $11.40 $11.95 $24,860 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $15.27 $15.59 $32,420 2.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $16.98 $16.39 $34,100 6.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $10.22 $10.64 $22,130 3.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $22.66 $22.12 $46,000 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $17.31 $17.21 $35,790 6.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.63 (c) $51,230 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 440 (c) $24.64 (c) $22.85 (c) $47,530 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 220 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.53 (c) $46,860 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 410 $18.24 $19.88 $41,360 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,080 $14.34 $14.86 $30,900 4.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,260 $10.55 $11.58 $24,090 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $13.55 $13.98 $29,070 5.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,260 $17.85 $19.17 $39,880 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 460 $17.18 $16.53 $34,380 5.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 430 $14.59 $15.23 $31,670 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,700 $13.27 $13.85 $28,810 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $16.43 $17.83 $37,090 10.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $12.25 $12.57 $26,140 4.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $16.71 $16.56 $34,450 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $12.76 $12.71 $26,440 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,520 $11.73 $12.22 $25,420 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 390 $12.05 $13.53 $28,140 5.3 %
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 6,650 $23.99 $25.37 $52,770 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 $34.45 $39.34 $81,830 9.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $28.96 $27.46 $57,110 8.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,930 $19.93 $22.66 $47,120 6.0 %
47-2043 Floor Sanders and Finishers (8) $12.28 $12.91 $26,840 6.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 100 $33.01 $31.66 $65,860 6.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 290 $25.50 $25.22 $52,460 7.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $23.67 $24.20 $50,330 4.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $35.15 $32.00 $66,570 4.4 %
47-2082 Tapers (8) $24.41 $23.68 $49,250 10.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 680 $25.39 $25.23 $52,480 11.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 $14.78 $17.13 $35,620 12.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 490 $34.60 $31.52 $65,560 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 170 $34.79 $29.99 $62,370 11.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 350 $29.44 $25.31 $52,640 6.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $25.12 $21.21 $44,110 20.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.33 $12.56 $26,120 18.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $25.81 $25.13 $52,260 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $20.27 $20.69 $43,020 4.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $18.89 $18.46 $38,400 5.0 %
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 5,480 $19.30 $20.47 $42,570 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $27.48 $28.63 $59,550 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $16.68 $18.34 $38,140 11.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 260 $28.43 $27.03 $56,220 5.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $20.11 $21.29 $44,270 9.3 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 40 $15.09 $17.39 $36,180 7.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $13.50 $13.49 $28,070 5.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $21.42 $24.24 $50,430 22.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $19.48 $22.08 $45,930 9.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 900 $17.34 $18.45 $38,380 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $18.99 $18.80 $39,110 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $22.49 $21.57 $44,870 6.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.25 $9.87 $20,520 6.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $16.15 $16.02 $33,330 6.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 350 $22.06 $22.44 $46,670 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,300 $17.07 $17.72 $36,860 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 230 $19.50 $21.07 $43,820 3.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 180 $15.82 $20.08 $41,760 8.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 $12.63 $14.85 $30,880 23.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $12.01 $11.95 $24,860 5.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $18.34 $18.25 $37,960 5.0 %
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 26,200 $16.32 $17.18 $35,730 5.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,450 $26.02 $28.48 $59,230 3.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $13.20 $14.17 $29,470 6.7 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 60 $19.55 $18.28 $38,010 5.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 180 $18.35 $18.22 $37,890 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,710 $15.46 $15.54 $32,330 4.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 700 $15.38 $16.33 $33,970 4.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $10.53 $10.83 $22,530 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $11.69 $13.82 $28,750 7.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 280 $11.68 $12.15 $25,270 9.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.46 $11.80 $24,540 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 670 $16.83 $17.10 $35,570 4.8 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 80 $24.17 $25.52 $53,080 10.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $11.66 $12.33 $25,640 5.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $20.54 $19.95 $41,490 5.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $17.19 $16.47 $34,250 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,070 $11.80 $14.21 $29,550 7.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $12.75 $14.10 $29,330 5.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $16.79 $17.58 $36,560 7.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 640 $14.81 $15.30 $31,830 4.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $17.67 $18.03 $37,490 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 4,810 $18.29 $18.95 $39,410 11.1 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 100 $17.39 $17.35 $36,080 6.4 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.42 $17.74 $36,900 17.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $9.83 $10.37 $21,570 7.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.95 $14.54 $30,230 3.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 510 $22.05 $22.70 $47,220 8.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 590 $17.63 $17.78 $36,980 2.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $16.02 $15.62 $32,480 2.3 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 60 $26.65 $27.90 $58,040 13.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.37 $13.54 $28,160 5.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 90 $15.04 $16.07 $33,420 6.8 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 60 $15.25 $16.07 $33,420 19.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $14.88 $16.41 $34,130 6.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $21.94 $21.98 $45,720 8.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 90 $16.66 $16.26 $33,820 5.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $15.21 $15.24 $31,690 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 550 $8.78 $9.06 $18,840 4.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.86 $8.94 $18,600 6.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $18.07 $17.89 $37,210 9.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $8.94 $10.20 $21,220 7.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $22.76 $22.76 $47,340 7.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $15.10 $16.11 $33,500 7.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.89 $13.35 $27,780 6.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.24 $14.38 $29,920 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,340 $16.15 $17.23 $35,840 6.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 440 $11.34 $12.80 $26,620 9.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $12.84 $13.03 $27,110 3.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $12.65 $12.59 $26,200 4.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.54 $10.83 $22,530 5.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $9.46 $11.25 $23,390 7.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $16.47 $15.64 $32,520 11.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,600 $16.89 $15.17 $31,550 7.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,060 $17.50 $16.44 $34,200 3.8 %
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 14,600 $12.65 $14.33 $29,810 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $19.11 $20.70 $43,060 2.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $25.49 $24.77 $51,520 4.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $17.40 $17.09 $35,550 5.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $16.44 $15.47 $32,170 6.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 590 $10.59 $12.84 $26,700 11.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,880 $20.00 $20.11 $41,840 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,110 $12.17 $13.41 $27,880 6.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.87 $8.92 $18,560 4.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $11.40 $11.72 $24,380 3.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $18.89 $22.26 $46,310 12.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,190 $13.66 $13.79 $28,680 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 300 $9.16 $10.36 $21,550 6.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,070 $11.65 $13.28 $27,620 5.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 260 $9.43 $10.76 $22,380 7.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,020 $8.40 $9.52 $19,800 3.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $11.78 $12.93 $26,900 4.6 %

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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