Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA



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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (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 88,310 $13.65 $16.36 $34,030 1.6 %
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 3,010 $32.53 $36.57 $76,060 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $59.72 $66.61 $138,550 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 470 $36.90 $45.32 $94,270 4.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 250 (4) (4) $27,160 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $39.54 $42.35 $88,090 6.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $41.03 $41.91 $87,180 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $31.17 $35.51 $73,850 7.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $37.97 $39.22 $81,570 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $38.24 $42.78 $88,990 6.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $32.31 $33.90 $70,510 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $31.50 $38.08 $79,210 8.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $33.42 $34.48 $71,710 4.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $34.82 $34.76 $72,300 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $41.78 $40.48 $84,190 9.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $13.63 $13.86 $28,830 5.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $74,830 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $38.08 $40.50 $84,240 15.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $44.38 $43.75 $91,010 2.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $41.07 $42.40 $88,190 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $17.41 $19.43 $40,410 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $31.91 $33.45 $69,580 3.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 200 $17.78 $20.63 $42,920 4.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $35.54 $36.06 $74,990 5.8 %
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 2,340 $22.17 $23.85 $49,610 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $15.83 $18.08 $37,610 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $20.10 $20.99 $43,660 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $24.70 $25.35 $52,730 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $22.28 $23.37 $48,610 7.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $25.83 $26.93 $56,000 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $23.93 $22.72 $47,270 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $18.66 $18.94 $39,400 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $17.85 $19.49 $40,540 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $20.59 $22.27 $46,320 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $29.94 $32.12 $66,810 10.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $20.50 $21.54 $44,810 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 430 $23.81 $25.31 $52,640 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $21.84 $22.32 $46,430 5.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $25.42 $27.00 $56,170 12.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 50 $35.78 $35.48 $73,800 11.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 300 $21.49 $25.28 $52,590 6.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $17.49 $19.65 $40,880 6.5 %
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 810 $23.41 $24.76 $51,500 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $24.43 $28.45 $59,180 8.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $24.03 $24.25 $50,440 2.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $16.87 $18.08 $37,610 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $27.32 $27.75 $57,720 3.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $30.92 $31.31 $65,120 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $24.31 $25.47 $52,980 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $26.25 $26.94 $56,030 5.5 %
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 1,070 $26.24 $26.42 $54,960 2.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $20.29 $18.89 $39,280 13.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $27.61 $28.43 $59,130 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 $28.98 $28.45 $59,170 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $28.42 $28.97 $60,260 1.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $18.43 $17.73 $36,870 4.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $24.49 $23.89 $49,700 4.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $18.01 $18.46 $38,390 5.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $24.00 $24.04 $50,010 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $14.49 $14.93 $31,060 2.6 %
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 290 $20.39 $23.09 $48,030 5.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $18.92 $20.45 $42,530 3.4 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,310 $14.11 $15.86 $32,990 5.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $20.52 $20.82 $43,300 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $16.70 $16.60 $34,530 8.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $13.20 $15.80 $32,870 6.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $19.89 $19.60 $40,780 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 120 $17.56 $18.77 $39,050 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.65 $16.75 $34,840 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $9.32 $9.95 $20,690 3.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $12.81 $12.73 $26,480 7.6 %
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 340 $24.38 $26.42 $54,950 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $31.44 $33.92 $70,560 8.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $15.34 $16.31 $33,930 9.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $15.14 $16.60 $34,540 3.9 %
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 6,740 $17.38 $18.98 $39,480 7.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $68,010 7.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $69,570 3.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,090 9.0 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $68,700 1.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 130 (4) (4) $32,010 12.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 $10.95 $12.78 $26,590 9.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $40,820 7.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,090 (4) (4) $39,860 5.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 410 (4) (4) $41,070 4.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $40,490 6.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $38,150 6.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 400 (4) (4) $44,210 3.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $42,380 2.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $23.97 $25.53 $53,110 4.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $10.84 $12.72 $26,460 12.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,280 (4) (4) $16,580 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 1,000 $14.62 $16.33 $33,970 4.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $16.62 $17.27 $35,920 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $11.07 $11.22 $23,340 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $16.77 $17.70 $36,820 5.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $19.67 $18.79 $39,090 4.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $29,500 12.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $12.08 $12.89 $26,810 12.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.69 $19.94 $41,480 4.2 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $14.60 $16.14 $33,580 9.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $17.17 $16.58 $34,490 5.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $9.63 $12.16 $25,290 15.4 %
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 5,040 $21.61 $26.57 $55,260 3.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 $71.11 $78.44 $163,160 29.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $46.80 $45.07 $93,740 3.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $72.39 $70.20 $146,020 9.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 (5) (5) (5) 16.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $43.50 $41.25 $85,800 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,890 $23.70 $23.70 $49,300 3.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $28.14 $27.48 $57,150 4.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $29.92 $30.49 $63,410 4.5 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.98 $14.36 $29,860 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $20.60 $20.43 $42,480 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 180 $25.20 $24.50 $50,960 3.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $45.94 $49.25 $102,430 7.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $24.52 $24.33 $50,600 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.59 $16.42 $34,150 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $28.39 $28.80 $59,890 4.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $21.35 $22.19 $46,150 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $13.47 $12.93 $26,890 1.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $12.31 $12.19 $25,360 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 670 $16.18 $16.38 $34,060 1.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $13.09 $13.81 $28,730 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.22 $10.63 $22,100 8.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 110 $17.73 $18.29 $38,050 13.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $19.78 $20.98 $43,640 6.6 %
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 2,900 $11.37 $11.99 $24,940 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 830 $9.97 $10.20 $21,220 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,220 $10.96 $10.99 $22,860 1.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $15.94 $16.29 $33,880 6.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $15.04 $16.03 $33,340 9.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $14.53 $14.75 $30,670 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $15.75 $15.56 $32,360 4.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $12.56 $13.15 $27,340 2.7 %
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 810 $17.84 $17.60 $36,600 4.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $30.17 $31.24 $64,970 3.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $21.88 $21.82 $45,380 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $11.64 $12.98 $27,010 6.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $7.81 $8.03 $16,690 3.4 %
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 8,220 $7.77 $8.70 $18,100 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $11.10 $12.31 $25,600 4.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.81 $8.20 $17,050 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $10.32 $10.44 $21,710 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 830 $8.75 $9.15 $19,030 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.46 $8.64 $17,970 8.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $8.20 $8.72 $18,140 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 600 $7.56 $8.12 $16,890 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,470 $7.63 $8.05 $16,750 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $7.91 $8.19 $17,040 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,610 $7.53 $8.18 $17,020 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.62 $8.89 $18,480 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 320 $7.54 $8.42 $17,510 6.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 330 $7.90 $8.40 $17,470 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.70 $8.16 $16,970 3.0 %
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 2,560 $10.28 $11.22 $23,330 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $19.61 $20.63 $42,910 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,560 $10.06 $10.97 $22,820 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $9.68 $10.03 $20,860 1.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $10.90 $11.39 $23,700 2.6 %
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 2,140 $9.03 $10.41 $21,650 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $16.11 $16.26 $33,830 3.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $7.90 $8.51 $17,710 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.72 $8.81 $18,330 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $10.03 $10.43 $21,700 4.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 590 $7.60 $7.92 $16,480 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 330 $10.14 $10.50 $21,830 4.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $11.45 $11.79 $24,530 5.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $8.31 $9.64 $20,050 5.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 (8) (8) (8) (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 9,120 $9.86 $14.76 $30,690 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 840 $15.45 $18.43 $38,330 5.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $31.63 $45.60 $94,850 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,190 $7.99 $8.66 $18,010 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $8.19 $9.58 $19,920 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $14.80 $15.70 $32,660 7.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,390 $8.71 $10.35 $21,520 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 230 $19.02 $24.29 $50,520 13.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $23.23 $34.81 $72,410 20.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $20.40 $28.06 $58,360 12.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $22.60 $28.50 $59,280 10.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $32.65 $33.89 $70,500 16.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $22.05 $24.86 $51,720 4.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.83 $10.08 $20,960 3.0 %
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 13,530 $12.67 $13.70 $28,490 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $20.48 $22.02 $45,800 4.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $9.59 $10.37 $21,580 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $14.19 $14.61 $30,380 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $14.02 $14.29 $29,720 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.49 $14.99 $31,180 3.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $13.65 $13.85 $28,810 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $10.82 $10.90 $22,670 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $16.28 $16.42 $34,150 2.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $17.02 $16.49 $34,310 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,800 $13.38 $13.76 $28,610 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $7.63 $9.33 $19,410 6.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $7.99 $8.50 $17,690 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $12.64 $13.65 $28,390 3.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $14.04 $14.53 $30,220 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $16.44 $16.53 $34,390 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $11.56 $11.61 $24,160 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $13.19 $13.70 $28,500 8.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $16.15 $15.80 $32,860 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $16.92 $16.32 $33,940 4.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 (c) $24.64 (c) $23.00 (c) $47,840 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 120 (c) $23.49 (c) $21.32 (c) $44,350 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $14.71 $16.20 $33,690 7.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $12.27 $13.37 $27,810 3.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,140 $8.96 $9.88 $20,550 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 560 $17.01 $16.95 $35,260 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.67 $14.74 $30,650 2.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $12.08 $12.41 $25,820 4.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,010 $11.95 $12.91 $26,850 4.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $14.84 $15.13 $31,470 3.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $8.62 $10.57 $21,980 8.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 70 $13.41 $12.88 $26,780 5.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $14.13 $14.96 $31,120 8.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $15.07 $15.13 $31,460 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $11.78 $12.47 $25,930 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,840 $11.57 $12.05 $25,070 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $12.15 $12.99 $27,010 4.3 %
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 220 $13.35 $13.84 $28,790 5.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 110 $12.03 $11.94 $24,830 8.2 %
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 3,470 $16.55 $17.57 $36,540 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $22.90 $25.50 $53,030 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $22.84 $23.47 $48,810 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 430 $14.04 $14.20 $29,550 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $14.09 $13.38 $27,830 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $13.55 $13.89 $28,900 5.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $18.29 $18.16 $37,780 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 470 $20.66 $20.35 $42,320 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.50 $15.97 $33,220 10.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 350 $21.46 $21.30 $44,310 4.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $15.03 $15.79 $32,850 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $18.44 $20.16 $41,940 4.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $15.03 $15.07 $31,340 3.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $19.11 $19.05 $39,620 5.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $18.00 $17.87 $37,170 4.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $10.65 $10.86 $22,580 6.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $17.93 $17.20 $35,770 4.5 %
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 3,740 $17.00 $17.89 $37,220 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $25.43 $28.28 $58,820 6.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $16.08 $16.23 $33,750 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $26.01 $25.00 $52,010 5.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $15.91 $18.02 $37,480 11.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $14.91 $16.03 $33,340 7.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 450 $13.87 $14.83 $30,850 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $16.29 $16.87 $35,090 4.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $13.54 $15.34 $31,910 16.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $18.93 $19.79 $41,150 2.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $11.00 $12.63 $26,280 10.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $15.63 $16.60 $34,520 5.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $14.92 $16.01 $33,310 7.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 620 $20.87 $21.45 $44,610 3.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 830 $15.92 $16.24 $33,770 2.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 30 $23.54 $22.89 $47,600 13.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.80 $14.00 $29,130 7.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $14.32 $15.56 $32,360 10.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $10.07 $11.24 $23,390 5.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $15.32 $16.25 $33,800 6.2 %
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 13,610 $14.48 $15.28 $31,770 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $24.23 $24.06 $50,040 2.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $16.55 $17.10 $35,570 8.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $17.57 $17.07 $35,500 3.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 210 $11.84 $12.47 $25,930 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $9.55 $10.13 $21,060 2.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $12.01 $12.13 $25,230 7.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 750 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $17.45 $16.66 $34,660 5.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 230 $16.40 $16.20 $33,700 2.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $11.35 $12.30 $25,570 4.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $18.17 $18.30 $38,060 2.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $18.84 $18.17 $37,800 9.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 820 $16.42 $16.51 $34,330 5.1 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 40 $26.91 $25.88 $53,820 6.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.12 $15.41 $32,040 11.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $14.30 $15.59 $32,440 2.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 210 $22.07 $21.73 $45,200 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 760 $16.27 $16.03 $33,350 2.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $17.48 $17.46 $36,320 3.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $11.68 $12.26 $25,500 4.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $13.95 $14.56 $30,290 4.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $13.42 $14.87 $30,920 5.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $8.56 $9.05 $18,820 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $10.37 $10.13 $21,080 4.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $11.26 $11.61 $24,140 5.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,030 $10.81 $11.47 $23,870 2.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 610 $13.12 $12.76 $26,540 4.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $11.35 $11.74 $24,420 6.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $18.29 $19.55 $40,650 5.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.51 $14.21 $29,550 8.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.98 $15.71 $32,680 4.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 670 $20.55 $19.74 $41,060 7.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.83 $19.35 $40,260 9.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $13.40 $13.92 $28,950 10.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 $12.05 $13.41 $27,890 5.0 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 $13.25 $12.46 $25,920 4.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.14 $9.25 $19,230 2.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $13.35 $12.82 $26,660 4.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 360 $12.84 $13.31 $27,680 4.1 %
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 6,020 $13.44 $14.22 $29,580 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $20.93 $21.46 $44,630 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $22.12 $22.64 $47,090 4.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $7.77 $12.07 $25,110 17.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,380 $14.91 $15.75 $32,760 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 390 $12.00 $14.49 $30,140 10.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $9.06 $9.25 $19,250 3.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $8.46 $8.76 $18,220 5.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $19.51 $19.74 $41,070 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $14.35 $14.21 $29,550 8.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,560 $13.93 $14.00 $29,120 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $8.46 $10.39 $21,620 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 960 $11.50 $11.70 $24,330 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $11.74 $11.61 $24,160 5.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $13.60 $14.21 $29,550 4.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $16.21 $15.11 $31,430 11.1 %

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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