Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, 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 Falls, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

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

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Major Occupational Groups in Sioux Falls, 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 135,110 $13.75 $17.03 $35,420 1.0 %
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 3,680 $38.35 $42.92 $89,260 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 190 (5) $85.86 $178,590 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,040 $48.41 $53.79 $111,870 1.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 (4) (4) $39,310 6.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $47.74 $51.34 $106,800 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $47.53 $50.70 $105,460 3.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $36.39 $37.45 $77,900 1.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $45.26 $46.71 $97,170 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $48.34 $52.98 $110,200 2.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 $40.15 $43.43 $90,330 3.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $37.87 $38.31 $79,680 1.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $37.79 $37.26 $77,510 1.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $34.50 $35.58 $74,000 2.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $67,520 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $44.45 $43.60 $90,690 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 250 $22.19 $22.32 $46,420 1.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $24.51 $25.11 $52,220 6.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $39.67 $41.39 $86,100 2.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $29.38 $29.69 $61,760 1.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 370 $14.91 $16.24 $33,780 5.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $28.82 $29.20 $60,740 1.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $40.75 $44.11 $91,760 3.8 %
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 6,370 $23.95 $26.07 $54,230 1.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 90 $24.43 $25.29 $52,590 4.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $20.71 $20.80 $43,260 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $21.30 $22.35 $46,480 1.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 320 $27.12 $27.51 $57,220 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 310 $22.35 $23.70 $49,300 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 260 $22.48 $22.56 $46,920 1.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 280 $19.31 $21.21 $44,110 1.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 200 $21.35 $21.86 $45,480 2.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 250 $18.41 $19.78 $41,140 1.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 770 $29.16 $31.25 $64,990 9.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 80 $11.81 $13.33 $27,720 6.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $28.64 $29.56 $61,480 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,550 $24.71 $27.19 $56,550 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $31.95 $30.03 $62,470 5.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $28.16 $27.83 $57,890 1.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 300 $26.39 $27.78 $57,770 2.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 370 $23.49 $25.59 $53,220 4.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $27.31 $35.74 $74,340 14.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 170 $26.64 $28.49 $59,250 4.4 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 70 $33.52 $35.55 $73,950 1.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 510 $22.06 $23.72 $49,340 3.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.85 $23.03 $47,900 9.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 3,250 $24.34 $26.06 $54,210 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 300 $23.23 $24.12 $50,180 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 370 $32.09 $32.96 $68,560 2.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 220 $31.95 $32.36 $67,310 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 760 $17.23 $17.51 $36,410 1.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 340 $30.39 $30.93 $64,330 1.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $30.25 $31.23 $64,970 1.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 600 $25.40 $26.23 $54,570 1.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 410 $26.51 $28.06 $58,360 2.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 90 $21.65 $22.71 $47,230 2.5 %
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 1,300 $25.87 $27.38 $56,950 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $38.55 $49.17 $102,260 11.4 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $28.35 $29.66 $61,700 9.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 210 $32.66 $32.11 $66,780 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $32.13 $31.84 $66,220 1.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $34.08 $34.17 $71,060 2.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $24.30 $25.48 $53,010 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $29.79 $30.19 $62,800 1.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $29.50 $29.98 $62,360 1.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $16.33 $17.87 $37,170 6.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $15.84 $16.13 $33,550 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $17.64 $17.93 $37,300 3.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $19.17 $20.60 $42,840 4.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.57 $16.41 $34,140 1.7 %
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 740 $26.42 $30.59 $63,640 9.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 30 $27.17 $26.31 $54,730 10.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $32.59 $31.03 $64,530 5.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $21.79 $23.69 $49,280 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $32.09 $35.38 $73,590 3.0 %
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 1,610 $16.95 $17.66 $36,730 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 190 $17.81 $18.71 $38,920 5.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $19.17 $20.34 $42,310 4.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $18.88 $20.77 $43,210 8.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $17.66 $18.00 $37,450 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $17.05 $17.14 $35,660 1.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $20.88 $21.65 $45,030 4.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $14.54 $14.94 $31,070 1.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $18.54 $20.18 $41,980 5.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 240 $10.38 $10.33 $21,490 1.5 %
21-2011 Clergy 60 $19.90 $19.30 $40,150 9.6 %
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 630 $24.93 $30.61 $63,660 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 290 $33.38 $42.48 $88,350 7.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $18.04 $18.57 $38,620 6.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $19.06 $19.11 $39,740 8.1 %
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 5,020 $15.95 $17.23 $35,830 2.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,670 5.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $83,670 22.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,720 5.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $18.91 $20.06 $41,730 4.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 $12.78 $12.75 $26,530 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $35,580 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 930 (4) (4) $36,590 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 490 (4) (4) $38,960 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $38,190 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $37,440 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $35,690 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $37,670 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $36,850 2.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 140 $14.64 $14.80 $30,770 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $14.14 $15.46 $32,160 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $18.79 $20.44 $42,510 4.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $11.66 $12.62 $26,250 5.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $18.14 $19.67 $40,920 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 900 (4) (4) $22,700 1.5 %
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 2,100 $14.77 $16.29 $33,890 2.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 $17.21 $19.27 $40,090 7.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $15.60 $16.72 $34,780 2.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $11.01 $10.89 $22,660 2.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 290 $15.90 $17.06 $35,490 3.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $17.07 $19.62 $40,810 8.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 170 $11.05 $11.14 $23,170 4.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $23.57 $24.06 $50,050 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $32,950 2.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 100 $12.16 $13.72 $28,540 3.3 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 30 $9.38 $10.44 $21,710 10.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 380 $19.57 $20.30 $42,220 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $19.18 $20.38 $42,390 4.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50 $20.52 $20.71 $43,070 1.4 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $18.51 $19.46 $40,470 6.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $14.45 $14.29 $29,730 4.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $10.55 $11.56 $24,050 4.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $14.61 $15.24 $31,700 6.0 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $10.39 $10.73 $22,310 2.0 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,990 $24.19 $29.04 $60,400 2.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $75.12 $78.35 $162,970 14.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $22.78 $23.31 $48,470 2.3 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $40.26 $47.20 $98,170 14.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 500 $44.02 $43.47 $90,420 3.5 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 100 $72.65 $70.42 $146,470 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $65.51 $63.51 $132,100 13.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 100 (5) $101.65 $211,430 11.8 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 30 (5) $100.83 $209,720 15.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons 110 (5) (5) (5) 15.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $104.38 $217,110 16.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 160 $39.68 $39.88 $82,950 1.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,320 $25.09 $26.23 $54,550 1.5 %
29-1121 Audiologists 40 $29.29 $29.21 $60,770 10.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $27.62 $27.55 $57,310 1.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $29.34 $29.68 $61,730 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $22.81 $23.26 $48,390 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $23.01 $23.56 $49,000 1.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.47 $30.32 $63,070 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 370 $23.02 $23.25 $48,350 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $14.69 $15.01 $31,220 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $30.92 $30.48 $63,400 5.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 100 $21.92 $23.97 $49,850 1.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $23.96 $24.37 $50,680 4.1 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 70 $25.68 $26.56 $55,250 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 390 $22.63 $22.95 $47,740 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $11.47 $12.10 $25,170 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 430 $13.39 $13.50 $28,070 1.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 190 $17.58 $17.80 $37,020 1.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $14.14 $14.32 $29,780 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 680 $15.74 $16.03 $33,340 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 360 $13.41 $14.39 $29,940 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $14.43 $14.85 $30,890 3.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $26.13 $27.73 $57,680 1.8 %
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 3,290 $11.93 $12.37 $25,720 1.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 230 $12.01 $12.47 $25,930 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,870 $11.32 $11.35 $23,610 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $14.49 $14.56 $30,290 2.7 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 $17.51 $16.70 $34,730 4.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $14.93 $15.38 $31,990 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $12.36 $12.43 $25,850 2.3 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 80 $11.81 $12.27 $25,510 2.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 290 $14.11 $14.31 $29,770 1.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $9.04 $9.38 $19,500 5.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 30 $19.56 $18.15 $37,750 11.1 %
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 1,800 $15.58 $17.69 $36,800 3.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $20.46 $21.72 $45,180 5.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $11.58 $11.98 $24,930 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $9.18 $9.33 $19,410 5.1 %
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 11,640 $8.18 $8.85 $18,400 0.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $15.12 $15.94 $33,150 4.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 650 $13.55 $13.59 $28,270 1.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 750 $7.91 $8.22 $17,090 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 570 $10.96 $10.94 $22,760 1.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 480 $10.71 $10.63 $22,120 1.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $9.31 $9.46 $19,680 1.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $8.74 $8.96 $18,640 1.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 680 $8.32 $8.52 $17,720 2.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,430 $7.57 $7.88 $16,390 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 860 $8.29 $8.56 $17,810 1.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,260 $7.42 $7.87 $16,370 1.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $11.20 $10.89 $22,650 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 730 $8.22 $8.67 $18,030 1.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 470 $7.85 $8.40 $17,460 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $8.83 $8.88 $18,470 1.4 %
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 4,390 $10.38 $10.81 $22,490 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $16.08 $16.40 $34,110 1.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $19.16 $19.40 $40,350 2.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,430 $9.98 $10.21 $21,250 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $9.08 $9.42 $19,580 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $12.57 $14.90 $31,000 15.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 560 $11.42 $11.68 $24,290 2.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $13.32 $13.35 $27,780 3.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $12.69 $14.01 $29,130 16.1 %
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 3,870 $10.17 $10.48 $21,790 1.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $16.79 $17.17 $35,700 1.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.82 $9.08 $18,880 5.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 140 $8.52 $8.48 $17,630 2.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $7.91 $9.09 $18,910 1.7 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 90 $11.15 $10.67 $22,200 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 270 $11.70 $12.10 $25,160 6.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,050 $9.27 $9.38 $19,500 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 360 $9.66 $9.72 $20,210 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 380 $11.28 $11.92 $24,790 3.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $10.92 $11.24 $23,380 2.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 770 $10.70 $10.67 $22,190 2.0 %
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 15,580 $12.07 $17.05 $35,460 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,010 $18.49 $21.19 $44,080 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 350 $36.17 $39.84 $82,860 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,130 $8.85 $9.03 $18,780 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 540 $8.79 $9.75 $20,280 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 500 $14.69 $14.93 $31,060 3.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,090 $9.65 $11.66 $24,250 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 200 $20.59 $21.98 $45,720 4.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 710 $22.93 $28.16 $58,570 11.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 570 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.70 $13.77 $28,650 4.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $16.02 $18.22 $37,890 7.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 590 $35.60 $39.48 $82,110 9.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,030 $22.52 $25.07 $52,150 5.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $10.42 $10.20 $21,220 3.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $20.88 $21.89 $45,530 8.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 80 $34.89 $37.06 $77,080 7.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 220 $11.45 $11.91 $24,770 3.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.05 $10.61 $22,070 3.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,430 $12.48 $13.29 $27,650 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,210 $21.38 $22.13 $46,030 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $13.57 $13.19 $27,440 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,310 $13.61 $14.00 $29,120 1.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 630 $11.47 $11.73 $24,410 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,700 $13.10 $13.36 $27,780 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $14.15 $14.33 $29,800 1.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $13.90 $14.54 $30,240 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 750 $10.67 $10.59 $22,020 2.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 70 $17.93 $17.91 $37,260 4.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 180 $13.31 $13.53 $28,130 1.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $13.08 $13.16 $27,360 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 460 $13.55 $13.60 $28,300 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,470 $11.96 $12.49 $25,980 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $11.00 $10.90 $22,680 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $8.91 $8.97 $18,660 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $11.90 $12.35 $25,690 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 1,370 $13.41 $13.41 $27,900 1.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $12.97 $12.95 $26,940 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $13.85 $13.82 $28,740 1.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,630 $10.97 $11.00 $22,870 1.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $10.67 $11.02 $22,910 7.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 260 $21.51 $21.91 $45,580 5.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $11.13 $11.30 $23,510 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $15.17 $15.94 $33,160 2.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.10 (c) $50,130 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 (c) $23.59 (c) $22.05 (c) $45,860 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 240 (c) $23.49 (c) $21.33 (c) $44,370 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $15.18 $16.30 $33,900 1.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $13.28 $13.77 $28,650 1.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,830 $9.55 $10.12 $21,050 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $13.60 $13.48 $28,030 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,070 $15.58 $16.01 $33,310 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $16.62 $15.92 $33,120 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $14.78 $14.87 $30,930 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,370 $11.63 $11.80 $24,550 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $14.55 $15.69 $32,640 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $11.78 $11.92 $24,790 2.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 790 $12.70 $12.81 $26,640 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 200 $10.61 $10.87 $22,600 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,190 $10.45 $10.51 $21,870 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $10.77 $11.50 $23,910 5.5 %
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 190 $12.26 $12.82 $26,670 2.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $12.58 $12.52 $26,050 4.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $9.51 $9.92 $20,630 6.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,960 $15.33 $16.13 $33,560 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $24.22 $25.57 $53,190 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $15.49 $15.84 $32,950 11.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,370 $14.86 $15.10 $31,400 2.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 470 $14.12 $14.25 $29,640 2.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 770 $11.47 $11.69 $24,320 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $14.69 $15.25 $31,710 7.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 410 $17.79 $17.74 $36,910 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 200 $15.96 $16.34 $34,000 6.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 740 $19.17 $19.32 $40,190 2.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 $12.03 $12.85 $26,730 10.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $15.98 $15.43 $32,100 6.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $17.85 $18.51 $38,500 3.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 70 $15.29 $15.36 $31,940 5.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.82 $13.22 $27,500 8.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $14.45 $15.08 $31,360 3.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $19.70 $21.47 $44,660 2.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $12.61 $12.69 $26,400 8.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $9.64 $9.75 $20,280 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 170 $11.51 $11.74 $24,420 4.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $11.55 $11.37 $23,640 2.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $22.75 $23.18 $48,210 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $14.72 $14.68 $30,540 1.6 %
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 5,260 $16.58 $17.94 $37,320 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $27.16 $28.24 $58,730 1.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $17.53 $17.87 $37,170 8.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $24.58 $23.89 $49,680 3.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (8) $17.38 $16.98 $35,330 8.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $21.84 $22.77 $47,370 13.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $14.20 $14.61 $30,390 4.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $21.67 $22.32 $46,430 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $14.55 $14.98 $31,150 2.8 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $17.53 $17.43 $36,260 6.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $16.35 $17.11 $35,600 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 420 $17.31 $17.58 $36,560 2.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $15.17 $15.13 $31,470 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 $18.87 $18.89 $39,280 2.9 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 50 $13.83 $14.29 $29,720 4.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.52 $10.49 $21,830 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 310 $17.30 $18.20 $37,850 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $18.21 $18.38 $38,220 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 710 $13.62 $13.80 $28,710 1.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $27.59 $26.24 $54,570 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 230 $14.96 $15.96 $33,190 2.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 90 $23.27 $23.89 $49,690 8.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 150 $15.07 $17.01 $35,390 15.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $18.69 $18.55 $38,580 7.6 %
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 9,700 $13.42 $13.89 $28,890 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 460 $23.82 $24.19 $50,310 1.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 680 $12.21 $11.92 $24,790 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 210 $14.75 $15.17 $31,550 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,110 $11.91 $11.86 $24,680 1.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $11.43 $11.48 $23,870 1.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $13.05 $13.28 $27,620 3.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.12 $13.07 $27,190 3.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.05 $13.57 $28,230 5.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $13.85 $13.99 $29,100 1.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.29 $13.27 $27,610 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.94 $12.41 $25,810 2.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $15.28 $15.49 $32,210 1.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.83 $14.98 $31,170 2.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.97 $13.38 $27,830 6.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $21.88 $22.03 $45,830 4.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $14.55 $14.73 $30,630 1.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.99 $14.12 $29,370 3.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) $12.18 $13.58 $28,240 3.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 80 $11.89 $12.08 $25,130 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 120 $13.86 $13.96 $29,040 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 310 $15.75 $16.33 $33,960 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $10.03 $10.05 $20,900 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $7.77 $8.19 $17,040 8.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $10.62 $11.37 $23,640 2.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 460 $12.20 $12.44 $25,870 2.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 130 $11.67 $11.89 $24,720 2.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 190 $11.71 $12.41 $25,820 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $19.60 $20.67 $43,000 4.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $13.36 $12.49 $25,990 9.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $11.73 $11.79 $24,510 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.47 $14.62 $30,410 3.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.64 $13.61 $28,310 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.73 $13.67 $28,440 1.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $13.81 $13.87 $28,850 2.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $12.28 $13.79 $28,690 5.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $12.36 $12.83 $26,680 5.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $12.96 $12.75 $26,520 2.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $11.99 $12.11 $25,180 3.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $14.00 $14.63 $30,420 4.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 60 $11.77 $12.22 $25,420 4.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $9.54 $9.86 $20,510 1.9 %
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 10,280 $12.25 $13.49 $28,060 1.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $20.70 $20.78 $43,220 2.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $24.51 $25.43 $52,890 2.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 70 (4) (4) $55,970 1.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 160 $13.93 $13.97 $29,060 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $12.21 $12.76 $26,550 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 600 $12.31 $13.61 $28,310 9.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,880 $15.92 $16.68 $34,700 2.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 850 $12.41 $14.08 $29,280 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $10.29 $9.95 $20,690 4.0 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $10.93 $10.74 $22,340 2.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $8.80 $8.94 $18,600 3.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 120 $12.93 $12.80 $26,630 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $17.79 $17.06 $35,480 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $13.11 $13.05 $27,150 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 530 $8.14 $8.41 $17,490 1.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,430 $10.83 $10.91 $22,690 1.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 120 $10.85 $11.00 $22,880 1.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,070 $9.47 $9.88 $20,540 2.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $12.33 $12.05 $25,070 6.0 %

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.

(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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