Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux City, IA-NE-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 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and 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 Sioux City, IA-NE-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 73,580 $12.85 $15.96 $33,190 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 2,110 $32.77 $37.17 $77,320 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $61.50 $67.22 $139,810 6.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 420 $43.06 $44.26 $92,070 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 90 (4) (4) $21,110 3.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $28.97 $35.53 $73,910 9.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $54.13 $54.81 $114,010 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $30.24 $30.70 $63,850 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $40.88 $43.90 $91,300 5.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $42.88 $42.75 $88,920 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $36.35 $38.79 $80,680 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $32.31 $36.00 $74,890 5.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $36.48 $39.16 $81,450 13.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $69,320 4.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $35.05 $34.83 $72,450 2.5 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $27.68 $27.81 $57,850 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $14.75 $18.09 $37,630 6.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $29.56 $39.39 $81,940 7.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $27.58 $27.51 $57,230 2.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $18.85 $22.35 $46,480 13.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $20.71 $21.84 $45,430 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $31.36 $33.23 $69,120 5.6 %
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 2,400 $24.88 $27.01 $56,180 2.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 70 $24.54 $25.25 $52,520 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $24.05 $24.46 $50,890 3.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $28.92 $28.35 $58,970 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $22.34 $23.36 $48,580 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $25.52 $26.27 $54,650 2.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $22.66 $22.81 $47,440 2.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $21.39 $23.18 $48,210 5.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $18.94 $21.34 $44,380 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $24.32 $27.39 $56,970 14.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 210 $34.90 $39.47 $82,100 7.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $25.67 $26.18 $54,460 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $24.85 $26.54 $55,190 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $25.91 $28.00 $58,250 12.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $22.59 $23.77 $49,440 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $29.24 $31.83 $66,210 2.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $39.06 $35.52 $73,880 12.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 50 $27.40 $27.43 $57,050 11.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 30 $28.03 $31.81 $66,170 5.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 40 $14.95 $15.37 $31,970 3.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $23.43 $27.13 $56,420 7.0 %
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 900 $28.09 $28.96 $60,240 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $33.41 $31.60 $65,720 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $41.41 $41.21 $85,730 3.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 $38.63 $38.79 $80,690 2.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $17.09 $17.49 $36,370 4.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $35.64 $35.58 $74,010 1.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $25.99 $27.42 $57,030 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $29.49 $29.55 $61,470 3.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 500 $28.04 $29.47 $61,300 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $38.57 $38.18 $79,420 5.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $35.44 $34.63 $72,020 5.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $18.18 $18.99 $39,490 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $21.11 $22.04 $45,840 4.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $26.91 $25.81 $53,690 6.5 %
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 360 $22.86 $24.99 $51,970 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $24.93 $28.66 $59,620 4.0 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $11.99 $13.82 $28,740 6.9 %
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 1,060 $15.30 $16.83 $35,000 5.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $18.66 $20.18 $41,980 4.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 30 $15.55 $19.06 $39,640 19.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $13.02 $17.02 $35,400 29.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $15.42 $16.78 $34,900 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $21.45 $20.32 $42,260 2.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 210 $14.51 $14.58 $30,320 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $20.60 $22.26 $46,310 14.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $10.02 $10.73 $22,310 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $15.20 $17.80 $37,030 19.0 %
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 330 $27.75 $37.82 $78,670 14.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $45.82 $55.81 $116,080 17.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $16.53 $16.34 $33,980 7.0 %
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 3,890 $17.85 $17.71 $36,840 2.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,160 2.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,770 2.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $46,450 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.05 $11.01 $22,910 4.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $38,410 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 850 (4) (4) $39,180 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 590 (4) (4) $44,560 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $39,050 2.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $37,320 3.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $37,580 4.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $40,710 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $39,860 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $11.05 $11.50 $23,930 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 80 (4) (4) $38,360 6.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $21.23 $20.61 $42,870 4.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $11.43 $11.74 $24,410 3.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 610 (4) (4) $20,200 2.3 %
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 $12.94 $14.43 $30,010 4.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $15.69 $15.57 $32,390 4.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $23,840 9.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $12.94 $14.67 $30,510 17.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $20.87 $21.40 $44,510 3.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $12.06 $13.95 $29,010 8.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.94 $11.30 $23,500 7.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,530 $21.03 $27.36 $56,900 3.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $60.82 $63.01 $131,050 14.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $47.76 $46.64 $97,000 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $97.98 $203,800 14.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $95.94 $199,560 14.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $37.98 $39.25 $81,630 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,460 $22.18 $23.01 $47,870 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $33.74 $35.25 $73,310 4.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $33.21 $41.73 $86,790 12.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $22.60 $22.68 $47,170 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.08 $15.28 $31,790 7.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $29.36 $29.18 $60,690 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $21.57 $22.29 $46,360 5.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $12.44 $12.76 $26,540 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $16.45 $16.93 $35,220 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 440 $16.04 $16.04 $33,360 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $12.21 $12.77 $26,570 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $12.50 $13.11 $27,270 3.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,840 $10.90 $11.45 $23,820 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 360 $9.65 $9.65 $20,060 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 680 $10.64 $10.77 $22,400 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $17.58 $17.09 $35,540 3.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $14.06 $13.58 $28,250 12.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $14.50 $14.22 $29,570 10.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $11.79 $12.16 $25,290 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.34 $14.37 $29,890 2.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $10.20 $10.98 $22,840 9.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,100 $18.19 $18.65 $38,790 7.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $30.76 $30.50 $63,430 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $21.89 $21.11 $43,920 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $9.98 $12.74 $26,500 8.6 %
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 6,610 $7.90 $8.77 $18,250 0.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $13.36 $13.68 $28,460 2.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $7.95 $8.41 $17,480 6.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $9.90 $10.20 $21,220 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $8.94 $9.09 $18,900 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.40 $9.77 $20,330 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $8.39 $8.65 $18,000 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 390 $8.05 $8.72 $18,140 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,080 $7.71 $7.99 $16,620 1.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.24 $8.62 $17,940 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,180 $7.54 $7.84 $16,310 2.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $9.02 $9.22 $19,180 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.97 $8.49 $17,650 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $7.70 $7.96 $16,550 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $7.81 $8.30 $17,260 2.7 %
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 2,320 $9.71 $10.49 $21,810 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $14.13 $14.88 $30,960 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,280 $10.02 $10.37 $21,570 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 480 $8.23 $8.68 $18,060 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $9.72 $11.25 $23,400 15.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $9.87 $10.89 $22,650 3.3 %
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 1,740 $8.94 $10.28 $21,380 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.90 $15.95 $33,170 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.62 $9.37 $19,480 6.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $7.51 $8.21 $17,080 4.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $10.00 $11.43 $23,780 9.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 400 $8.13 $8.58 $17,840 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.26 $9.81 $20,400 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $10.37 $9.84 $20,460 5.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $11.99 $12.28 $25,550 2.8 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,050 $10.31 $14.39 $29,920 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 710 $15.59 $18.26 $37,990 5.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $30.97 $32.80 $68,220 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,190 $7.86 $8.41 $17,490 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $7.98 $9.41 $19,570 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.36 $13.63 $28,360 8.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,980 $9.10 $11.68 $24,290 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 340 $21.31 $24.47 $50,910 8.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $16.85 $32.02 $66,600 28.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $19.00 $20.02 $41,640 5.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 310 $27.80 $31.80 $66,150 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 $21.41 $22.59 $46,990 2.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 580 $10.48 $10.44 $21,720 2.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $14.60 $14.38 $29,900 5.7 %
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 11,520 $12.18 $13.45 $27,980 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 $20.54 $22.38 $46,550 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $9.97 $10.49 $21,810 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 480 $12.53 $12.80 $26,620 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $12.31 $12.85 $26,720 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,070 $13.50 $13.82 $28,740 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.56 $14.95 $31,090 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.37 $15.86 $32,990 6.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $10.45 $10.54 $21,920 3.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $14.67 $14.75 $30,690 5.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $14.39 $14.36 $29,870 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 130 $11.71 $11.64 $24,210 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,760 $11.53 $12.69 $26,390 4.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.05 $11.44 $23,790 9.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 240 $7.95 $8.27 $17,200 1.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.38 $8.97 $18,660 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $14.46 $14.58 $30,320 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $11.99 $12.73 $26,490 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $12.83 $13.83 $28,760 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $11.25 $11.30 $23,510 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $14.67 $15.20 $31,620 6.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $9.95 $10.54 $21,930 6.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.82 $12.59 $26,190 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $16.31 $15.68 $32,600 5.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $16.51 $16.87 $35,080 5.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.36 (c) $50,670 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 (c) $24.64 (c) $22.37 (c) $46,530 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 120 (c) $24.54 (c) $20.78 (c) $43,220 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $20.20 $20.27 $42,160 5.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $12.57 $13.69 $28,480 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 840 $9.82 $10.59 $22,020 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.48 $13.71 $28,520 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $15.14 $15.80 $32,870 2.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.56 $14.32 $29,780 3.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 240 $13.72 $13.97 $29,060 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 780 $12.06 $12.31 $25,600 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.65 $14.78 $30,750 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.18 $11.77 $24,480 3.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $14.54 $14.53 $30,230 2.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 $13.85 $14.42 $29,990 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,330 $11.71 $12.19 $25,350 1.8 %
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 340 $11.39 $13.16 $27,370 7.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $22.11 $22.41 $46,610 2.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 120 $11.18 $11.19 $23,270 2.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 50 $13.88 $13.54 $28,170 7.6 %
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 3,480 $16.32 $17.86 $37,150 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 $26.82 $28.49 $59,260 4.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $16.99 $18.11 $37,670 5.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 540 $15.05 $16.22 $33,730 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 250 $12.97 $13.24 $27,550 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 330 $12.44 $13.04 $27,110 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $16.76 $16.65 $34,620 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $18.04 $18.85 $39,200 6.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $23.38 $22.80 $47,420 2.8 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 50 $16.08 $17.03 $35,420 8.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $11.54 $11.82 $24,580 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $22.43 $22.34 $46,470 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $15.77 $15.95 $33,180 3.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $18.18 $18.27 $37,990 3.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $20.68 $21.35 $44,410 6.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $10.19 $10.28 $21,370 5.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 $11.29 $11.12 $23,130 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $12.66 $12.72 $26,450 5.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $23.67 $21.94 $45,640 4.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $16.05 $16.91 $35,180 5.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $17.73 $17.53 $36,470 13.7 %
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 3,190 $16.23 $17.38 $36,150 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $27.94 $27.94 $58,120 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 150 $15.05 $15.60 $32,450 4.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $24.06 $23.51 $48,910 5.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $15.02 $15.59 $32,440 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $16.01 $16.13 $33,550 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $16.70 $17.13 $35,620 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $16.07 $16.55 $34,430 1.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $12.68 $13.07 $27,180 7.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $21.02 $21.96 $45,690 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $12.77 $13.54 $28,160 11.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $18.43 $19.05 $39,620 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 340 $16.24 $17.23 $35,840 3.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $14.24 $14.28 $29,700 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $14.80 $15.40 $32,040 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $16.10 $16.04 $33,360 6.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $26.43 $25.94 $53,950 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $18.80 $19.23 $40,010 3.1 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) $15.06 $16.28 $33,850 9.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.46 $13.51 $28,100 7.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,820 $12.35 $13.40 $27,870 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 590 $24.06 $24.94 $51,880 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $14.15 $14.20 $29,530 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 410 $13.52 $14.16 $29,450 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $11.71 $11.91 $24,770 3.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $16.54 $15.17 $31,550 3.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 210 $12.42 $13.08 $27,210 6.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $13.14 $12.76 $26,550 7.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.81 $14.82 $30,830 2.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $17.45 $17.35 $36,090 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $14.73 $14.95 $31,090 2.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $16.14 $15.89 $33,050 2.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $14.20 $14.06 $29,250 8.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $10.46 $10.17 $21,160 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $16.38 $16.48 $34,270 4.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.71 $14.38 $29,910 7.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $13.96 $15.82 $32,900 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $9.42 $10.92 $22,720 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $14.15 $14.48 $30,110 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $12.59 $13.16 $27,380 4.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.15 $12.63 $26,260 4.4 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $13.24 $13.56 $28,200 2.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $12.73 $14.90 $30,990 11.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $10.97 $10.99 $22,860 4.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 900 $9.04 $10.42 $21,670 8.9 %
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 5,690 $12.32 $14.03 $29,180 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $23.11 $22.67 $47,160 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $21.85 $22.05 $45,860 2.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 170 $12.15 $12.92 $26,880 5.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $11.28 $13.20 $27,460 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,500 $19.04 $18.14 $37,730 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 600 $12.85 $13.82 $28,750 5.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 170 $9.17 $10.29 $21,410 4.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $7.43 $7.60 $15,810 4.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $13.50 $13.14 $27,320 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $13.90 $14.15 $29,430 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $11.82 $12.28 $25,540 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 390 $9.82 $9.95 $20,700 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,130 $10.55 $10.84 $22,540 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $13.76 $14.38 $29,910 5.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $10.78 $10.67 $22,190 3.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.22 $11.47 $23,850 5.2 %

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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