Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Topeka, KS



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 Topeka, KS, a metropolitan statistical area in Kansas.

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 Topeka, KS (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 109,330 $14.86 $18.26 $37,980 2.4 %
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 6,140 $34.26 $38.20 $79,460 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 710 $47.82 $53.53 $111,330 10.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,160 $35.01 $38.52 $80,110 2.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $35,710 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers (8) $52.12 $47.09 $97,950 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $29.53 $32.16 $66,890 6.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 70 $39.92 $48.85 $101,600 13.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $32.76 $32.96 $68,560 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 $39.19 $40.96 $85,190 2.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $31.80 $36.87 $76,690 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $40.55 $40.81 $84,890 2.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $34.29 $36.42 $75,760 3.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $31.17 $35.52 $73,880 8.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $43.16 $42.24 $87,870 2.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $28.57 $33.07 $68,780 5.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $16.07 $17.33 $36,040 4.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $72,810 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $44.57 $44.60 $92,760 3.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $20.43 $21.83 $45,410 4.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $33.96 $35.69 $74,230 3.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $27.39 $26.45 $55,010 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $17.74 $23.17 $48,200 9.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $21.97 $25.99 $54,070 9.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 330 $41.81 $42.12 $87,610 4.0 %
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 6,060 $23.80 $25.97 $54,020 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $18.85 $21.84 $45,430 9.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $27.35 $28.99 $60,300 5.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 500 $23.34 $28.24 $58,730 11.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $25.49 $26.95 $56,060 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $26.10 $26.95 $56,050 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 150 $16.65 $19.36 $40,280 5.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $19.15 $22.78 $47,380 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 220 $23.97 $23.82 $49,540 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 220 $25.42 $26.15 $54,390 3.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $27.35 $29.45 $61,260 4.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 480 $27.10 $27.56 $57,330 2.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,060 $24.23 $25.98 $54,040 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,320 $23.37 $25.63 $53,300 3.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 160 $23.68 $24.88 $51,750 4.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $32.12 $33.16 $68,980 1.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 $28.34 $31.49 $65,500 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $25.46 $38.33 $79,730 13.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 160 $22.21 $23.38 $48,640 9.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 290 $19.32 $25.47 $52,980 13.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $9.89 $14.53 $30,220 25.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $29.79 $29.99 $62,370 3.0 %
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 2,480 $28.31 $28.77 $59,840 2.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 460 $29.45 $30.41 $63,240 2.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 230 $36.25 $37.59 $78,190 6.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 130 $34.27 $34.51 $71,780 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 490 $20.49 $20.74 $43,130 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 330 $32.51 $31.85 $66,260 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 120 $29.49 $30.16 $62,730 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 320 $27.00 $26.78 $55,690 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 $23.48 $23.85 $49,610 8.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 110 $34.59 $34.68 $72,140 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 1,330 $26.91 $28.51 $59,300 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $33.54 $32.54 $67,680 2.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $20.84 $20.53 $42,710 8.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 290 $34.36 $33.98 $70,670 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.25 $40.02 $83,240 18.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $32.21 $33.66 $70,020 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $33.53 $33.03 $68,710 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $36.93 $44.96 $93,510 17.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $39.34 $39.41 $81,970 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $19.37 $19.48 $40,520 3.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $18.17 $18.48 $38,430 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 280 $19.96 $20.62 $42,890 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $26.81 $26.18 $54,460 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $14.25 $15.53 $32,310 6.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,150 $26.49 $28.49 $59,250 4.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 230 $28.66 $28.86 $60,020 3.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 50 $27.42 $26.39 $54,880 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 210 $26.54 $29.17 $60,660 3.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $23.68 $27.72 $57,650 10.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $22.88 $23.53 $48,930 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 1,630 $17.56 $18.43 $38,340 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $17.21 $17.26 $35,890 4.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $24.78 $24.53 $51,020 3.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $13.61 $13.71 $28,520 8.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $15.28 $15.09 $31,390 4.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $18.82 $20.99 $43,670 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $18.76 $19.54 $40,640 3.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $16.10 $16.98 $35,310 4.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 80 $23.31 $24.43 $50,810 8.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $20.87 $20.42 $42,470 10.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $19.31 $19.66 $40,890 5.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $14.09 $14.24 $29,620 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $15.98 $18.27 $38,000 16.9 %
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 1,340 $27.61 $31.53 $65,570 5.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 760 $31.68 $37.15 $77,270 8.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $71.07 $64.85 $134,890 5.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 260 $18.26 $18.98 $39,470 3.1 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 90 $25.99 $25.80 $53,670 6.5 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 50 $12.60 $12.21 $25,410 7.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $17.90 $17.69 $36,800 3.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 80 $21.29 $20.71 $43,070 5.9 %
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 7,310 $17.31 $18.68 $38,840 2.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $11.60 $14.42 $29,990 10.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $46,320 4.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,360 (4) (4) $41,580 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 880 (4) (4) $44,260 6.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,280 (4) (4) $44,570 4.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $48,490 4.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $46,790 5.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $42,690 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $55,990 4.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $17.42 $19.30 $40,150 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $16.11 $17.47 $36,340 6.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $24.25 $25.17 $52,350 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $14.82 $15.31 $31,840 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,620 (4) (4) $19,350 3.7 %
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 1,950 $14.19 $17.35 $36,100 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.47 $9.75 $20,270 8.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 $16.35 $17.09 $35,540 4.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $20.22 $19.96 $41,520 5.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 210 $8.85 $9.46 $19,670 6.0 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $24.03 $24.22 $50,380 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 310 (4) (4) $21,380 6.6 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (8) (4) (4) $18,960 4.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 310 $23.05 $27.18 $56,530 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $30.30 $27.63 $57,480 14.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $11.64 $13.59 $28,270 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 110 $10.13 $12.70 $26,410 5.6 %
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 7,160 $23.95 $28.67 $59,630 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $69.71 $73.02 $151,890 18.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.58 $24.79 $51,570 2.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $54.38 $52.90 $110,040 5.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 280 $46.83 $44.17 $91,880 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 210 (5) $96.44 $200,600 15.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $91.78 $190,900 12.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $41.26 $41.08 $85,440 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,530 $26.34 $26.63 $55,390 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $32.73 $31.47 $65,460 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $28.31 $26.98 $56,120 5.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $18.39 $20.03 $41,660 3.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $22.28 $22.02 $45,800 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $29.00 $29.53 $61,430 2.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $28.42 $28.15 $58,560 8.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $27.69 $26.84 $55,830 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $12.97 $13.81 $28,720 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $35.32 $34.20 $71,140 6.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 70 $14.70 $18.28 $38,010 2.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $26.11 $26.27 $54,650 1.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $32.54 $31.44 $65,400 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $21.97 $21.98 $45,730 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 $14.40 $14.43 $30,010 10.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $11.73 $12.19 $25,360 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $16.34 $17.46 $36,310 4.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $9.72 $10.11 $21,030 6.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,020 $17.42 $17.37 $36,140 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $14.23 $14.92 $31,040 1.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $11.25 $11.40 $23,710 7.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $27.59 $27.51 $57,230 3.2 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 (4) (4) $33,490 3.8 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 170 $22.06 $22.91 $47,640 8.8 %
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 3,730 $11.55 $12.07 $25,100 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 600 $9.35 $9.78 $20,340 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,020 $11.71 $11.81 $24,560 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 130 $18.97 $20.37 $42,370 3.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.99 $10.35 $21,540 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 $13.56 $13.77 $28,650 7.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $11.53 $11.83 $24,610 4.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $12.72 $12.63 $26,280 4.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $14.72 $14.84 $30,870 5.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $9.13 $9.28 $19,300 9.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $20.04 $18.46 $38,400 5.0 %
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 2,630 $15.01 $18.42 $38,320 9.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 120 $19.80 $21.78 $45,300 4.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $29.85 $29.45 $61,250 3.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 120 $8.34 $9.22 $19,170 12.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 760 $14.60 $15.04 $31,280 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 160 $23.99 $25.02 $52,040 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $16.90 $18.20 $37,850 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $13.58 $13.87 $28,840 3.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $8.48 $8.51 $17,690 2.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,320 $7.73 $8.42 $17,510 1.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $10.36 $11.88 $24,720 9.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $12.32 $12.59 $26,190 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 750 $7.31 $7.45 $15,500 3.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 430 $10.23 $10.66 $22,180 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $8.61 $9.04 $18,790 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $8.41 $8.36 $17,400 3.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 960 $8.21 $8.41 $17,500 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $7.14 $7.71 $16,040 5.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,770 $7.25 $7.57 $15,750 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.25 $8.24 $17,140 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,480 $7.33 $7.75 $16,110 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $7.64 $7.80 $16,220 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $7.79 $8.21 $17,070 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $7.32 $7.45 $15,500 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.28 $7.59 $15,800 3.5 %
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 3,650 $9.76 $10.58 $22,000 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $15.22 $15.62 $32,500 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $17.78 $18.17 $37,800 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,130 $9.90 $10.32 $21,460 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $7.61 $7.88 $16,390 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $14.84 $15.30 $31,820 3.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $10.10 $10.67 $22,200 2.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 30 $13.60 $14.72 $30,620 5.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $14.83 $15.31 $31,830 4.6 %
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 3,320 $9.25 $10.42 $21,680 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $13.81 $14.79 $30,770 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $7.76 $8.96 $18,630 13.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.49 $8.15 $16,960 7.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $8.54 $11.37 $23,660 23.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $8.87 $9.00 $18,730 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,210 $8.93 $9.02 $18,770 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 350 $11.73 $11.24 $23,380 6.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $12.81 $11.97 $24,890 7.9 %
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 9,340 $10.44 $14.05 $29,220 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,330 $14.23 $15.91 $33,090 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $29.81 $34.13 $71,000 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,780 $7.39 $8.02 $16,690 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $9.45 $10.39 $21,600 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $11.57 $12.57 $26,150 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,420 $9.51 $11.92 $24,800 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $20.41 $19.42 $40,400 4.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $18.00 $20.16 $41,940 10.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $36.54 $41.05 $85,380 11.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 380 $17.23 $18.35 $38,160 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $27.32 $32.46 $67,510 7.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 760 $22.19 $25.12 $52,240 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.43 $12.37 $25,730 13.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $16.22 $14.85 $30,880 12.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $15.09 $15.33 $31,890 9.4 %
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 20,000 $13.28 $14.04 $29,210 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,430 $18.17 $19.15 $39,830 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.67 $10.47 $21,770 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $12.92 $13.57 $28,230 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $13.95 $13.87 $28,850 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,720 $14.28 $14.37 $29,890 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $16.93 $16.75 $34,840 3.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.85 $16.75 $34,840 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 630 $9.69 $10.09 $20,980 1.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $14.31 $15.34 $31,910 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,290 $13.74 $14.41 $29,980 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $10.52 $11.10 $23,090 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $8.45 $8.70 $18,090 6.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 240 $12.89 $12.95 $26,950 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 $11.09 $11.56 $24,040 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.18 $13.70 $28,500 3.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $10.16 $11.21 $23,320 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $17.63 $17.37 $36,130 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $10.71 $11.07 $23,040 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 480 $14.50 $13.93 $28,970 7.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 210 $9.75 $9.90 $20,580 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $13.58 $14.07 $29,260 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $13.80 $14.41 $29,970 5.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $7.04 $7.99 $16,620 7.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.17 (c) $50,270 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 320 (c) $23.59 (c) $22.10 (c) $45,970 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.12 (c) $43,930 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $21.56 $21.17 $44,040 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $13.89 $15.26 $31,740 5.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,400 $9.48 $10.04 $20,890 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.53 $11.22 $23,350 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,510 $15.41 $16.42 $34,160 3.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $11.77 $12.01 $24,980 5.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $12.21 $12.58 $26,170 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,460 $11.89 $12.17 $25,320 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 $15.75 $15.64 $32,540 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 250 $10.85 $11.27 $23,450 1.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $13.43 $13.52 $28,120 2.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $14.25 $15.14 $31,490 8.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 240 $13.76 $14.26 $29,650 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 220 $12.14 $12.54 $26,090 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 $11.53 $11.86 $24,660 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $13.55 $13.92 $28,950 2.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $13.47 $13.66 $28,410 9.0 %
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 80 $13.00 $13.63 $28,350 5.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 30 $11.79 $12.33 $25,660 9.6 %
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 5,250 $17.30 $18.91 $39,340 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $24.03 $25.34 $52,710 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $25.62 $24.55 $51,070 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 650 $17.19 $17.03 $35,430 3.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $17.42 $17.70 $36,820 8.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $19.55 $19.93 $41,460 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,030 $13.69 $14.26 $29,660 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $14.05 $14.15 $29,430 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 710 $17.64 $18.63 $38,750 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 160 $14.90 $15.54 $32,330 7.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 410 $21.20 $21.40 $44,520 6.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $21.70 $20.79 $43,250 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $27.43 $25.50 $53,030 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $14.08 $14.79 $30,760 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 140 $18.15 $20.39 $42,410 10.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $16.03 $15.55 $32,350 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $12.22 $12.48 $25,970 10.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.14 $10.87 $22,600 3.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.79 $21.47 $44,650 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $13.91 $14.62 $30,400 3.5 %
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 4,190 $18.61 $19.23 $39,990 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $25.21 $26.66 $55,460 4.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.14 $16.51 $34,340 8.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 250 $22.84 $22.20 $46,170 4.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $21.65 $20.64 $42,930 7.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $12.04 $12.30 $25,590 3.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $14.17 $14.86 $30,900 8.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 120 $26.28 $25.73 $53,510 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $17.88 $18.03 $37,500 3.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $17.00 $16.69 $34,710 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $18.96 $19.29 $40,120 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $20.53 $20.04 $41,680 2.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $9.64 $10.13 $21,060 4.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $21.90 $21.63 $44,980 5.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $18.27 $19.33 $40,200 7.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 940 $14.73 $15.48 $32,200 2.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $24.82 $23.34 $48,550 5.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $24.17 $26.52 $55,170 4.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $27.12 $26.16 $54,410 4.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 60 $13.57 $13.84 $28,790 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.85 $10.18 $21,170 6.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $19.46 $18.92 $39,360 7.0 %
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 5,780 $16.29 $17.12 $35,620 7.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $23.24 $24.79 $51,560 2.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $16.11 $15.60 $32,440 4.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 310 $15.12 $13.81 $28,720 8.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $12.61 $13.80 $28,710 12.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $10.61 $10.59 $22,020 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $9.57 $12.22 $25,420 15.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 60 $13.07 $12.67 $26,360 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.34 $14.73 $30,630 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.30 $13.52 $28,120 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $14.30 $15.89 $33,050 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $12.90 $13.45 $27,970 4.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 110 $11.69 $12.68 $26,380 6.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 150 $15.35 $16.50 $34,320 3.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $16.85 $16.70 $34,730 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $9.47 $10.10 $21,010 6.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $13.68 $13.34 $27,740 13.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $13.15 $12.90 $26,820 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $10.29 $10.12 $21,060 9.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $26.13 $22.86 $47,550 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $14.83 $15.10 $31,400 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.42 $9.70 $20,170 5.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.29 $11.53 $23,990 3.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.38 $13.66 $28,420 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $17.19 $17.75 $36,920 5.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $17.94 $24.95 $51,890 21.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.47 $12.31 $25,610 4.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $10.67 $11.09 $23,070 4.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 100 $9.70 $9.67 $20,110 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $9.45 $12.18 $25,340 12.4 %
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 6,490 $12.36 $13.48 $28,040 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $19.43 $20.94 $43,550 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $26.19 $25.07 $52,150 4.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 530 $11.69 $12.50 $25,990 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $11.00 $12.10 $25,180 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,100 $13.23 $14.41 $29,980 5.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 480 $12.38 $14.25 $29,630 7.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $8.15 $8.39 $17,460 5.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $7.18 $8.90 $18,520 6.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.91 $9.12 $18,970 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $15.93 $16.32 $33,950 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $14.83 $14.32 $29,790 4.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 300 $9.70 $10.56 $21,970 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,730 $11.36 $12.03 $25,020 4.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $11.58 $12.37 $25,730 7.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 $13.83 $13.52 $28,120 5.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $11.67 $11.86 $24,670 4.5 %

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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