Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wausau, WI



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 Wausau, WI, a metropolitan statistical area in Wisconsin.

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 Wausau, WI (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 69,490 $14.64 $17.83 $37,080 2.0 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,500 $36.98 $41.00 $85,280 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $74.77 $75.79 $157,650 8.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 630 $42.23 $46.76 $97,260 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $16,160 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $46.03 $46.57 $96,860 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $37.49 $41.10 $85,480 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $23.95 $28.23 $58,720 8.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $41.83 $43.65 $90,800 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $45.03 $46.37 $96,440 4.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $37.04 $41.13 $85,550 5.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 $33.98 $46.93 $97,610 16.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $31.63 $32.06 $66,680 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $36.43 $41.55 $86,430 7.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $46.19 $55.80 $116,060 29.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $83,010 2.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $37.94 $41.32 $85,940 6.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $15.04 $15.62 $32,480 7.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $36.78 $38.85 $80,800 4.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $15.48 $18.79 $39,090 11.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $34.45 $38.64 $80,370 8.3 %
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 3,100 $25.08 $26.32 $54,740 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $22.54 $23.56 $49,010 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $19.36 $21.38 $44,480 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 350 $25.69 $26.90 $55,950 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $23.48 $24.76 $51,510 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 220 $24.51 $26.02 $54,120 5.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $18.74 $20.20 $42,020 9.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $22.95 $24.21 $50,360 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $23.67 $24.05 $50,030 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 280 $15.64 $17.50 $36,410 12.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $30.15 $30.70 $63,870 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $29.96 $31.25 $65,000 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $26.17 $27.09 $56,340 7.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $27.95 $28.55 $59,380 3.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $26.63 $29.28 $60,910 3.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $21.57 $25.35 $52,720 11.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 140 $31.38 $30.49 $63,420 10.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $27.32 $32.89 $68,410 13.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 70 $27.49 $29.36 $61,080 7.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $26.16 $30.59 $63,620 8.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $26.85 $25.93 $53,940 2.0 %
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 1,360 $28.67 $29.09 $60,520 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $23.82 $25.87 $53,820 6.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $33.47 $33.76 $70,220 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $18.26 $19.38 $40,320 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $29.95 $30.74 $63,940 4.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $34.31 $34.02 $70,760 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $28.20 $27.56 $57,330 1.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $28.72 $31.17 $64,830 4.4 %
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 1,170 $26.42 $27.07 $56,310 3.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $34.03 $32.37 $67,320 8.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $23.96 $23.51 $48,910 7.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 180 $27.55 $27.38 $56,950 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $34.48 $32.74 $68,100 5.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $35.78 $36.53 $75,970 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $31.56 $32.83 $68,280 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $30.88 $30.66 $63,780 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $20.29 $21.14 $43,970 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $21.66 $22.03 $45,830 5.3 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $17.90 $18.40 $38,270 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $17.56 $17.61 $36,630 9.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $19.72 $20.58 $42,810 3.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 300 $22.25 $23.79 $49,480 7.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $19.79 $27.25 $56,680 11.6 %
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 450 $21.32 $21.46 $44,630 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 40 $24.64 $26.15 $54,390 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 30 $24.70 $22.84 $47,500 5.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $25.09 $24.19 $50,320 5.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 410 $20.41 $35.62 $74,100 17.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $60.64 $61.43 $127,760 18.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $15.40 $17.00 $35,350 4.8 %
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 2,790 $18.73 $20.30 $42,230 7.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $9.75 $11.10 $23,090 7.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 490 (4) (4) $49,930 4.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 160 (4) (4) $49,990 5.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $36,320 5.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $29,300 5.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $25.41 $26.35 $54,810 5.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $13.40 $12.98 $26,990 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 370 (4) (4) $23,970 3.0 %
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 800 $15.45 $18.37 $38,220 6.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 110 $24.26 $26.59 $55,310 12.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.88 $9.59 $19,940 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $16.44 $17.08 $35,530 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $22.22 $25.66 $53,370 4.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $14.64 $16.18 $33,650 14.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,220 $26.27 $32.37 $67,340 7.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 $54.62 $53.18 $110,620 1.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $95.40 $198,430 17.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,250 $28.73 $29.39 $61,120 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $28.56 $27.92 $58,070 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $32.88 $29.82 $62,030 6.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $22.71 $22.80 $47,430 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $36.73 $36.47 $75,870 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $26.73 $26.53 $55,180 3.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $19.93 $19.96 $41,520 1.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $27.52 $27.27 $56,720 4.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $23.82 $24.06 $50,050 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $13.89 $13.84 $28,800 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $12.85 $13.23 $27,530 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $19.25 $19.76 $41,090 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $13.67 $14.03 $29,180 8.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $18.03 $18.06 $37,570 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $16.79 $16.76 $34,860 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $15.51 $16.53 $34,380 4.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 60 $16.28 $18.13 $37,710 3.6 %
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 2,000 $11.92 $12.32 $25,620 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 310 $10.33 $10.29 $21,410 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 820 $11.63 $11.72 $24,380 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $13.95 $13.78 $28,670 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $14.30 $14.40 $29,950 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $15.19 $15.42 $32,080 3.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $7.90 $8.45 $17,580 3.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 220 $11.53 $11.80 $24,540 2.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,170 $13.10 $16.06 $33,410 8.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $33.74 $32.79 $68,190 5.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 220 $14.10 $14.98 $31,160 5.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 280 $24.38 $23.03 $47,900 7.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $9.71 $10.01 $20,820 2.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,880 $8.02 $9.07 $18,870 2.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $13.09 $13.82 $28,750 7.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $8.42 $8.49 $17,670 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 170 $11.02 $10.76 $22,380 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $9.32 $11.37 $23,650 12.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.48 $10.26 $21,350 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 210 $8.35 $8.68 $18,050 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 610 $8.44 $8.91 $18,540 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,440 $7.45 $7.76 $16,140 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $11.11 $11.12 $23,120 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $7.60 $8.35 $17,370 4.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $9.12 $9.59 $19,940 6.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.58 $7.99 $16,620 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 110 $7.53 $7.82 $16,270 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 100 $7.71 $8.53 $17,740 7.3 %
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 1,900 $9.81 $10.87 $22,610 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $16.78 $17.70 $36,810 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,110 $9.95 $10.82 $22,500 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $8.46 $8.55 $17,790 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $12.16 $12.59 $26,180 3.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,190 $9.71 $10.65 $22,160 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.11 $17.13 $35,640 12.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $8.84 $9.94 $20,670 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $9.18 $9.41 $19,580 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $11.82 $12.07 $25,100 7.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 100 $8.55 $8.93 $18,580 5.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 440 $9.83 $10.19 $21,190 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $9.07 $9.48 $19,720 4.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $10.72 $10.49 $21,830 9.4 %
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 7,120 $11.07 $15.57 $32,380 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 550 $18.77 $20.53 $42,700 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $30.27 $34.09 $70,900 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,400 $8.20 $8.39 $17,460 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $9.11 $10.34 $21,500 3.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 240 $12.94 $13.15 $27,360 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,550 $9.46 $11.16 $23,210 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $17.55 $19.56 $40,680 5.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $19.89 $22.49 $46,780 6.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $17.12 $19.98 $41,550 6.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $20.98 $22.06 $45,880 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 160 $31.59 $34.83 $72,450 10.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,060 $21.38 $25.59 $53,230 5.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $16.79 $18.36 $38,180 15.8 %
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 12,010 $13.74 $14.46 $30,080 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 570 $21.05 $22.49 $46,780 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $11.68 $11.85 $24,640 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $14.57 $15.33 $31,880 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $14.50 $15.21 $31,630 4.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 980 $14.14 $14.56 $30,280 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $15.50 $15.98 $33,240 3.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.48 $15.82 $32,910 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $10.44 $10.77 $22,400 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.41 $13.16 $27,380 14.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,220 $14.02 $14.85 $30,880 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $12.47 $12.21 $25,400 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $8.95 $9.17 $19,070 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $13.60 $13.80 $28,690 3.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.03 $14.12 $29,370 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 540 $13.71 $13.87 $28,860 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $16.22 $15.81 $32,880 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $12.43 $11.99 $24,940 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 200 $12.74 $12.50 $26,010 4.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $9.13 $9.46 $19,670 4.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $17.19 $17.50 $36,400 4.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 (c) $23.90 (c) $22.30 (c) $46,380 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.23 (c) $46,240 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $18.84 $19.78 $41,150 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 480 $14.34 $14.69 $30,560 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 960 $9.87 $10.89 $22,650 4.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $13.88 $14.10 $29,330 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 590 $16.65 $17.12 $35,610 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $18.27 $18.69 $38,870 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $15.29 $15.12 $31,450 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 850 $12.30 $12.41 $25,810 3.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $18.00 $18.91 $39,320 6.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $11.48 $11.65 $24,240 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.21 $14.58 $30,330 4.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $10.83 $11.12 $23,140 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,200 $12.53 $12.68 $26,370 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $10.49 $11.38 $23,670 7.2 %
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 170 $11.14 $11.75 $24,430 6.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 70 $8.64 $8.75 $18,200 4.5 %
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 3,080 $19.07 $20.70 $43,060 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $24.15 $28.67 $59,630 9.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 590 $16.84 $17.76 $36,940 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $18.73 $19.93 $41,450 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 320 $16.57 $16.63 $34,580 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $23.39 $23.40 $48,660 7.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $22.91 $22.69 $47,200 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $17.06 $18.54 $38,550 7.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 360 $28.04 $26.87 $55,900 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $28.01 $25.48 $53,000 4.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $13.05 $14.10 $29,320 13.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $9.33 $9.96 $20,710 8.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.46 $13.80 $28,710 20.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $17.38 $15.72 $32,700 5.5 %
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 2,750 $18.08 $18.65 $38,780 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $25.15 $26.99 $56,140 4.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $18.56 $19.56 $40,690 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $14.44 $15.18 $31,580 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $23.60 $23.80 $49,500 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $17.07 $17.58 $36,580 6.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 390 $17.17 $16.84 $35,030 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $18.87 $19.59 $40,750 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $16.42 $16.25 $33,800 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $23.10 $23.30 $48,470 5.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $12.15 $12.34 $25,660 5.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $12.04 $12.81 $26,650 6.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $22.35 $23.10 $48,040 3.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $18.71 $20.41 $42,450 6.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $18.88 $18.90 $39,310 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 $17.45 $17.43 $36,250 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $16.57 $16.81 $34,960 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $25.06 $23.98 $49,870 7.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $22.52 $22.87 $47,570 6.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $11.88 $12.36 $25,720 5.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 140 $19.55 $18.65 $38,790 5.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,780 $14.44 $15.11 $31,420 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 720 $22.09 $23.04 $47,930 2.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $18.47 $18.94 $39,390 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,500 $12.17 $12.71 $26,440 5.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $12.60 $12.06 $25,080 3.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $11.75 $11.78 $24,500 5.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $14.11 $14.23 $29,600 2.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 40 $12.00 $12.17 $25,310 4.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $13.19 $14.08 $29,290 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.59 $15.11 $31,430 4.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $14.47 $14.41 $29,970 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.18 $14.19 $29,510 8.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 480 $17.59 $18.04 $37,520 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.64 $14.22 $29,580 9.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $22.17 $21.77 $45,280 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $17.05 $16.61 $34,550 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.91 $15.56 $32,360 2.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $16.20 $16.66 $34,650 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $9.80 $9.87 $20,520 3.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $11.92 $11.95 $24,850 3.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 200 $12.93 $12.74 $26,490 3.3 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $11.16 $11.60 $24,130 5.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 260 $11.71 $12.18 $25,340 2.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.21 $12.34 $25,670 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $18.19 $16.75 $34,840 10.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $20.15 $18.53 $38,540 11.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.01 $14.17 $29,460 5.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.83 $12.83 $26,690 3.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $19.93 $17.03 $35,410 16.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.85 $15.50 $32,250 3.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 410 $16.22 $16.27 $33,840 2.7 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.49 $20.01 $41,610 8.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $12.49 $12.28 $25,540 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $14.39 $14.64 $30,440 2.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) $11.32 $11.13 $23,150 4.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 110 $16.36 $15.51 $32,250 7.0 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 570 $15.89 $15.36 $31,940 4.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 410 $11.59 $12.27 $25,530 4.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $9.61 $11.18 $23,260 8.7 %
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 6,350 $13.09 $14.47 $30,090 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $18.05 $18.46 $38,410 2.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $26.04 $28.73 $59,750 15.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $15.15 $14.96 $31,110 2.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $12.22 $14.41 $29,970 7.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $14.45 $14.70 $30,580 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,560 $17.89 $19.12 $39,770 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 620 $11.95 $11.87 $24,690 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.69 $9.88 $20,550 5.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $9.59 $9.58 $19,920 11.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 670 $13.94 $14.21 $29,550 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $10.19 $10.70 $22,250 5.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,580 $10.76 $11.08 $23,050 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 180 $12.32 $12.56 $26,120 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $8.91 $9.42 $19,590 3.1 %

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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