Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Washington nonmetropolitan area



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 the Central Washington nonmetropolitan area.

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 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (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 63,740 $14.17 $17.04 $35,450 1.4 %
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 1,530 $37.52 $39.88 $82,960 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 270 $42.32 $49.11 $102,150 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $37.63 $57.90 $120,430 21.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $39.14 $36.94 $76,840 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $38.88 $39.84 $82,860 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $33.32 $36.56 $76,040 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $31.90 $37.85 $78,720 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $88,170 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $49.34 $49.84 $103,670 4.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $38.44 $41.02 $85,330 7.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $26.79 $26.70 $55,530 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $26.01 $22.93 $47,700 23.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $49.45 $46.21 $96,130 2.5 %
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 1,240 $25.29 $26.56 $55,240 2.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $26.78 $26.48 $55,070 5.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $23.85 $24.60 $51,160 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.51 $28.77 $59,840 20.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $27.59 $27.76 $57,740 3.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (8) $22.47 $23.61 $49,120 10.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $16.05 $16.53 $34,380 17.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $23.86 $23.99 $49,910 3.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $28.15 $28.77 $59,840 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 $26.49 $27.88 $58,000 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $31.42 $35.35 $73,520 12.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $19.51 $21.09 $43,880 5.1 %
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 350 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $18.92 $19.26 $40,060 2.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $29.62 $30.77 $64,000 4.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $28.00 $28.83 $59,970 3.6 %
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 690 $26.31 $27.64 $57,500 2.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $27.29 $27.52 $57,240 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $31.12 $31.73 $66,000 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $35.87 $35.77 $74,400 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $36.06 $35.65 $74,140 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 $32.88 $33.15 $68,960 5.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $25.32 $25.18 $52,370 9.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $23.16 $22.83 $47,480 5.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $18.67 $19.39 $40,330 4.2 %
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 1,060 $20.69 $21.82 $45,390 2.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $29.30 $29.17 $60,660 3.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $27.07 $27.40 $56,990 2.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $28.01 $28.06 $58,370 2.4 %
19-1032 Foresters (8) $28.08 $28.27 $58,800 2.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $23.16 $26.07 $54,230 8.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.20 $28.94 $60,190 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $24.05 $25.37 $52,770 6.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $14.36 $15.63 $32,520 8.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 $15.21 $15.96 $33,200 1.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $16.81 $16.66 $34,660 4.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 300 $15.14 $17.13 $35,640 2.7 %
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 830 $20.36 $20.49 $42,620 2.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $12.26 $14.43 $30,000 17.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $24.09 $24.87 $51,730 1.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $23.18 $23.71 $49,310 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $22.67 $22.69 $47,190 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $24.00 $22.84 $47,510 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $19.62 $19.67 $40,910 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $17.61 $17.64 $36,690 8.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 40 $22.62 $22.80 $47,420 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $14.77 $15.09 $31,390 2.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers (8) $26.72 $33.06 $68,760 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $19.28 $18.73 $38,970 9.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $19.98 $19.03 $39,590 6.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $21.69 $22.10 $45,970 4.4 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,600 $19.95 $21.13 $43,950 1.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $22.79 $22.54 $46,870 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $12.61 $13.61 $28,320 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $48,830 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 890 (4) (4) $52,780 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 470 (4) (4) $52,160 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $55,450 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $57,610 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $49,700 3.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $50,570 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $49,960 2.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $23.33 $22.61 $47,020 3.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 580 (4) (4) $36,320 4.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $20.69 $22.08 $45,930 14.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $15.61 $15.64 $32,530 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.15 $24.73 $51,440 5.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,320 (4) (4) $27,880 1.2 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 80 $19.12 $19.84 $41,260 2.4 %
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 600 $15.86 $18.26 $37,970 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.95 $11.00 $22,870 3.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 270 (4) (4) $36,880 3.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $14.48 $16.49 $34,300 13.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $29.10 $29.32 $60,980 3.7 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $18.19 $23.76 $49,420 19.7 %
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 2,830 $26.14 $30.32 $63,060 2.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $84.81 $176,410 23.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $26.14 $27.26 $56,700 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $50.50 $49.71 $103,400 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $72.13 $74.83 $155,640 4.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $40.89 $41.87 $87,090 2.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 990 $28.55 $29.16 $60,660 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $28.35 $30.32 $63,060 6.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $36.82 $36.88 $76,720 2.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $26.33 $26.62 $55,380 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $28.66 $29.35 $61,040 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $15.38 $22.87 $47,570 24.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $29.65 $29.80 $61,990 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $18.04 $18.30 $38,060 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $44.25 $43.82 $91,140 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $25.70 $25.54 $53,130 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $13.06 $14.61 $30,390 4.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $16.23 $16.11 $33,510 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $18.13 $18.37 $38,200 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $15.46 $16.27 $33,840 3.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $28.29 $28.46 $59,190 3.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,600 $11.54 $12.34 $25,670 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $10.71 $10.54 $21,930 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 600 $11.54 $11.67 $24,270 1.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.97 $11.02 $22,920 2.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $26.43 $23.37 $48,610 10.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $13.60 $14.77 $30,710 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $14.84 $14.88 $30,950 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $14.31 $14.40 $29,950 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $11.43 $11.46 $23,850 2.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.61 $13.28 $27,630 3.8 %
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 1,080 $20.02 $21.48 $44,670 3.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $32.60 $32.28 $67,140 3.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 180 $20.73 $20.25 $42,120 9.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $16.11 $16.91 $35,170 6.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $29.50 $30.26 $62,940 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $24.64 $25.04 $52,080 2.8 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $12.50 $13.24 $27,540 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $13.94 $13.53 $28,150 4.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $19.19 $19.97 $41,540 8.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 90 $17.57 $18.88 $39,260 5.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,330 $9.64 $10.95 $22,780 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $15.28 $15.92 $33,120 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.91 $8.99 $18,710 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $12.18 $12.96 $26,950 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $10.60 $10.82 $22,510 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $9.10 $9.60 $19,970 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $9.32 $9.60 $19,970 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 390 $14.49 $14.14 $29,410 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,720 $9.29 $9.69 $20,150 1.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.97 $9.27 $19,290 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $14.07 $13.58 $28,240 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $9.19 $9.26 $19,260 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $8.99 $9.02 $18,770 1.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $9.48 $10.23 $21,270 4.8 %
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 2,240 $11.36 $12.22 $25,430 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $20.23 $20.88 $43,420 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $19.00 $20.87 $43,410 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $11.51 $11.98 $24,910 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $9.82 $10.13 $21,070 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $11.83 $13.12 $27,280 4.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.58 $13.61 $28,300 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 2,310 $10.60 $11.60 $24,120 3.7 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $15.86 $17.07 $35,510 8.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.37 $11.32 $23,550 11.3 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 240 $13.14 $13.76 $28,620 8.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $9.30 $9.95 $20,690 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.38 $11.08 $23,050 2.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $9.14 $9.79 $20,350 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $12.84 $15.45 $32,130 17.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $11.32 $13.74 $28,570 8.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,870 $10.61 $13.78 $28,660 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 490 $17.65 $22.34 $46,470 7.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $27.60 $30.49 $63,420 4.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,320 $9.26 $10.02 $20,830 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $9.49 $10.43 $21,690 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $12.95 $13.96 $29,040 8.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,410 $10.99 $12.01 $24,970 2.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $15.00 $15.24 $31,700 4.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $17.08 $19.83 $41,260 14.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 90 $19.18 $20.33 $42,290 5.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $31.85 $37.30 $77,590 16.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 430 $21.83 $23.26 $48,390 5.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $13.25 $12.84 $26,710 7.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $13.29 $17.49 $36,380 23.4 %
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 9,230 $13.90 $14.83 $30,860 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 680 $21.10 $21.88 $45,510 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $13.76 $13.70 $28,500 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $15.66 $17.47 $36,340 6.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $14.81 $15.14 $31,480 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,250 $14.70 $15.33 $31,890 1.9 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 30 $9.53 $10.31 $21,440 11.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $16.88 $16.91 $35,180 4.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $15.06 $15.23 $31,680 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 250 $10.83 $11.17 $23,220 5.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $17.45 $16.97 $35,290 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives (8) $14.00 $14.80 $30,780 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 30 $17.80 $17.29 $35,950 5.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.45 $9.88 $20,550 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (8) $9.21 $9.62 $20,020 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $13.66 $13.95 $29,030 4.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $9.33 $10.88 $22,630 9.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $16.86 $18.69 $38,880 3.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.83 $14.70 $30,570 13.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $13.47 $13.70 $28,510 8.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $17.96 $17.81 $37,050 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 420 $11.48 $11.70 $24,340 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $16.39 $15.71 $32,680 5.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $19.52 $19.48 $40,530 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $19.92 $19.09 $39,700 6.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.20 (c) $23.06 (c) $47,960 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 (c) $22.31 (c) $21.92 (c) $45,590 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $10.34 (c) $11.92 (c) $24,790 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $18.84 $18.67 $38,830 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $13.91 $14.47 $30,110 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 630 $10.63 $11.47 $23,860 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $12.93 $13.04 $27,130 5.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 200 $20.48 $20.08 $41,770 3.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 $14.18 $14.66 $30,490 5.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 300 $14.34 $14.49 $30,140 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $14.32 $14.38 $29,900 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $11.73 $12.12 $25,220 3.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 $11.86 $12.25 $25,470 8.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,540 $12.35 $12.66 $26,320 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 250 $13.59 $13.54 $28,170 3.1 %
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 2,280 $10.11 $11.91 $24,780 2.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 130 $18.56 $21.17 $44,030 9.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 730 $10.22 $10.38 $21,580 2.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 100 $10.63 $11.68 $24,290 9.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 960 $9.19 $9.80 $20,380 2.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 130 $17.98 $18.29 $38,040 2.4 %
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 3,140 $17.96 $19.20 $39,940 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $25.93 $26.46 $55,040 6.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 610 $18.01 $19.20 $39,930 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $19.69 $22.00 $45,760 8.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 520 $15.37 $15.16 $31,520 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $19.25 $21.03 $43,730 7.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $23.65 $23.01 $47,860 9.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $20.32 $19.07 $39,670 9.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $15.64 $16.88 $35,110 5.0 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $14.25 $14.51 $30,190 5.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $12.97 $12.94 $26,920 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $28.10 $27.35 $56,880 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 220 $20.31 $20.23 $42,070 2.8 %
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 3,700 $18.49 $19.61 $40,790 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $27.36 $27.74 $57,690 2.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $28.28 $27.53 $57,260 3.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $20.83 $21.57 $44,860 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $17.47 $17.41 $36,200 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $14.86 $16.31 $33,920 8.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $18.44 $18.14 $37,720 4.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 160 $17.82 $17.41 $36,210 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $20.00 $21.56 $44,840 3.8 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $13.31 $14.13 $29,390 12.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $12.28 $13.57 $28,220 8.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $15.17 $18.48 $38,430 4.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $15.12 $16.21 $33,710 9.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $19.33 $21.61 $44,940 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 880 $17.67 $17.90 $37,230 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $15.67 $15.94 $33,150 5.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $32.90 $31.14 $64,770 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $9.19 $10.53 $21,910 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $17.71 $18.80 $39,110 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 4,190 $14.49 $15.80 $32,860 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $22.78 $23.73 $49,350 3.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $14.85 $15.27 $31,760 9.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $11.60 $11.92 $24,800 5.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.71 $12.91 $26,860 5.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $10.75 $10.57 $21,990 5.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $13.62 $13.48 $28,030 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.34 $13.00 $27,040 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $19.66 $19.98 $41,570 8.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $18.50 $18.94 $39,390 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.64 $10.51 $21,850 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $15.85 $16.05 $33,390 5.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $13.27 $13.67 $28,440 6.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $11.02 $11.28 $23,460 6.0 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 70 $9.06 $9.35 $19,450 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $21.24 $19.57 $40,700 8.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.69 $17.10 $35,560 5.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.58 $12.01 $24,980 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.14 $16.83 $35,010 13.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $12.15 $14.61 $30,400 5.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 320 $15.16 $14.71 $30,600 3.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 140 $11.08 $11.17 $23,220 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $11.60 $12.08 $25,120 2.8 %
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 6,840 $12.85 $13.75 $28,610 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $21.92 $22.30 $46,390 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $23.95 $24.53 $51,020 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $15.81 $15.60 $32,450 1.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $13.73 $13.77 $28,640 6.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,440 $14.96 $16.20 $33,700 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 400 $13.12 $13.93 $28,970 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $13.67 $14.15 $29,430 9.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 680 $13.27 $13.35 $27,780 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $10.89 $11.19 $23,280 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,510 $10.57 $11.03 $22,940 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 320 $9.77 $10.20 $21,220 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 910 $9.71 $10.96 $22,790 4.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $16.44 $17.76 $36,940 8.3 %

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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