Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern 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 Eastern 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.

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Eastern 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 58,020 $15.46 $19.10 $39,720 2.7 %
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 1,750 $36.94 $40.10 $83,400 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $35.56 $49.62 $103,210 11.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 230 $41.77 $48.15 $100,160 5.6 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $43,150 12.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $41.39 $45.92 $95,510 9.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $39.89 $42.92 $89,260 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $32.73 $34.29 $71,320 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $39.42 $42.80 $89,030 7.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $26.81 $31.00 $64,480 5.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $55.12 $59.00 $122,710 6.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $86,440 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $54.46 $55.09 $114,580 5.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $17.67 $20.12 $41,850 8.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $38.32 $41.87 $87,080 3.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 $45.32 $46.81 $97,370 2.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $26.70 $25.81 $53,680 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $18.27 $24.27 $50,480 24.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $36.63 $36.96 $76,880 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 1,900 $27.39 $28.88 $60,080 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $24.09 $24.89 $51,760 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $27.31 $26.23 $54,560 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $23.08 $23.39 $48,650 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $29.82 $32.19 $66,950 4.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $39.70 $37.46 $77,920 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $32.72 $33.43 $69,530 3.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 670 $28.80 $30.02 $62,440 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $26.91 $29.60 $61,560 4.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $20.32 $24.87 $51,730 12.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 $34.40 $42.69 $88,800 9.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 800 $27.99 $29.27 $60,880 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $17.69 $21.85 $45,440 19.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 140 $36.28 $37.58 $78,160 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $21.69 $21.09 $43,870 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $29.31 $30.47 $63,380 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $26.25 $27.22 $56,620 2.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $23.33 $26.28 $54,670 9.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $32.23 $31.15 $64,800 10.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $46.01 $44.00 $91,520 8.3 %
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 1,160 $31.46 $32.36 $67,310 4.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 260 $41.34 $39.69 $82,560 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 170 $40.64 $40.45 $84,130 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $38.68 $38.44 $79,960 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $36.68 $36.89 $76,740 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $19.67 $20.65 $42,940 3.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $19.21 $21.16 $44,010 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $18.35 $19.26 $40,070 5.4 %
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $29.56 $29.83 $62,050 1.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $24.18 $25.83 $53,740 2.8 %
19-1032 Foresters 40 $28.96 $29.34 $61,020 1.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $32.38 $31.06 $64,600 3.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $29.57 $30.23 $62,880 3.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 370 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 (8) $20.47 $20.33 $42,280 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $22.74 $23.11 $48,070 2.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $21.09 $21.65 $45,030 2.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 170 $16.08 $17.70 $36,810 5.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $22.28 $21.91 $45,580 3.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $21.24 $21.47 $44,660 5.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $18.86 $21.29 $44,280 6.4 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $21.60 $21.38 $44,460 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $13.85 $14.50 $30,170 2.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 (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 260 $24.51 $27.68 $57,580 7.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $34.07 $38.60 $80,280 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $17.86 $18.79 $39,080 4.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $17.08 $18.81 $39,120 7.4 %
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 6,110 $19.72 $23.05 $47,940 3.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,600 7.7 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,070 9.2 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $60,600 6.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $15.03 $16.73 $34,790 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $50,820 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 630 (4) (4) $53,800 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 240 (4) (4) $54,830 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $54,200 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $56,390 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $52,010 2.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $51,410 4.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 570 (4) (4) $33,960 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $22.30 $22.05 $45,870 11.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $15.07 $15.62 $32,500 4.8 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $24.03 $26.08 $54,250 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 930 (4) (4) $26,050 1.4 %
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 870 $18.22 $20.57 $42,780 6.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $11.45 $11.72 $24,380 5.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $18.10 $18.54 $38,560 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 320 (4) (4) $43,210 13.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 170 $22.62 $24.96 $51,920 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $24.21 $25.24 $52,490 3.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $9.39 $14.07 $29,270 6.1 %
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 3,150 $28.11 $33.11 $68,870 4.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $90.29 $187,800 19.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $47.44 $45.76 $95,180 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $77.53 $79.01 $164,350 11.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) (5) (5) 25.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $44.01 $43.10 $89,650 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,390 $28.95 $29.08 $60,490 1.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $33.76 $33.97 $70,660 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $24.62 $25.53 $53,100 5.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $27.32 $27.60 $57,400 3.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $27.18 $26.53 $55,180 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.33 $17.29 $35,960 3.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $37.06 $36.54 $76,000 9.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $35.57 $34.58 $71,930 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $26.23 $25.58 $53,200 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $17.67 $17.09 $35,550 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $21.61 $21.53 $44,780 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $18.71 $18.73 $38,970 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $15.27 $16.14 $33,560 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $32.66 $33.25 $69,160 4.4 %
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 2,180 $11.30 $12.09 $25,150 2.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 820 $9.79 $10.10 $21,020 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 660 $11.74 $11.98 $24,920 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.18 $11.59 $24,100 3.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $17.21 $17.04 $35,440 6.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $12.84 $13.89 $28,890 3.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $15.71 $15.76 $32,780 2.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.89 $10.95 $22,780 6.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $13.54 $13.66 $28,400 2.5 %
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 840 $20.28 $21.43 $44,580 3.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $30.02 $29.24 $60,810 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $35.82 $35.42 $73,670 8.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $12.12 $17.40 $36,200 16.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $17.30 $18.68 $38,860 5.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $28.40 $28.48 $59,250 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $20.57 $22.22 $46,220 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 $12.39 $13.56 $28,210 9.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $20.12 $21.10 $43,880 2.5 %
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 5,060 $9.57 $10.78 $22,430 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $15.20 $15.87 $33,010 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.03 $9.47 $19,690 5.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $11.92 $13.12 $27,290 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $10.31 $10.41 $21,660 2.8 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $9.26 $9.49 $19,740 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 $9.71 $10.14 $21,100 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 270 $13.06 $12.47 $25,930 5.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,350 $9.28 $9.84 $20,480 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 720 $8.99 $9.27 $19,280 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 760 $11.38 $11.69 $24,320 5.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $9.72 $11.23 $23,350 6.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $9.12 $9.34 $19,430 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 160 $9.25 $9.48 $19,710 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $9.17 $9.40 $19,560 4.2 %
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 1,980 $10.83 $11.86 $24,660 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $16.78 $17.18 $35,740 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $18.44 $21.38 $44,480 10.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,150 $10.95 $11.74 $24,420 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $9.57 $9.90 $20,600 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 $12.28 $12.96 $26,960 4.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,150 $10.12 $12.10 $25,170 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $20.06 $23.83 $49,560 12.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.05 $9.20 $19,130 2.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $9.32 $9.81 $20,410 4.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $9.80 $11.01 $22,890 14.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $9.33 $9.91 $20,610 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $10.17 $10.31 $21,440 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $9.45 $11.45 $23,820 5.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $11.66 $13.66 $28,410 4.3 %
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 4,680 $10.93 $14.35 $29,840 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 390 $17.39 $19.80 $41,180 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $23.93 $27.85 $57,920 14.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,580 $9.13 $9.75 $20,270 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $11.20 $12.75 $26,530 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $14.20 $14.84 $30,870 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,490 $10.43 $11.55 $24,030 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $12.99 $14.10 $29,340 5.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $21.15 $23.02 $47,890 12.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $16.06 $19.75 $41,080 10.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $20.01 $26.04 $54,170 14.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $39.91 $38.25 $79,550 3.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $12.45 $13.36 $27,790 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $17.86 $19.08 $39,680 6.6 %
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 8,580 $14.18 $15.02 $31,230 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $21.37 $21.08 $43,850 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $16.71 $16.20 $33,690 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $13.87 $14.06 $29,250 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 950 $15.56 $16.43 $34,180 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $15.08 $16.05 $33,380 3.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $17.47 $16.79 $34,930 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 $11.24 $11.56 $24,040 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 240 $15.84 $17.23 $35,830 6.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 240 $16.20 $15.67 $32,600 3.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $11.68 $12.48 $25,950 5.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $8.77 $9.65 $20,070 8.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $15.66 $15.94 $33,150 5.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $14.22 $14.12 $29,370 2.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $14.67 $15.47 $32,180 6.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $11.88 $13.00 $27,040 4.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $18.24 $18.10 $37,650 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $11.34 $11.61 $24,140 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $17.18 $17.29 $35,960 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $13.80 $12.96 $26,960 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $15.13 $15.18 $31,580 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $16.81 $15.76 $32,780 9.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.76 (c) $49,420 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 (c) $20.51 (c) $20.90 (c) $43,470 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $10.34 (c) $12.81 (c) $26,640 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $19.77 $25.32 $52,670 11.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $13.18 $13.95 $29,010 3.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 610 $10.71 $11.65 $24,230 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $20.27 $20.02 $41,650 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.77 $14.93 $31,040 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $13.36 $14.39 $29,920 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 750 $14.66 $14.82 $30,820 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $13.55 $13.27 $27,600 4.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $12.05 $12.41 $25,810 1.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $14.14 $13.90 $28,920 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,290 $12.78 $12.94 $26,920 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 460 $16.17 $15.52 $32,290 3.9 %
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 460 $17.50 $17.60 $36,610 4.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $12.41 $12.88 $26,790 16.2 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 190 $20.31 $19.89 $41,380 4.4 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 2,940 $17.03 $18.38 $38,220 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $26.63 $26.13 $54,350 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 640 $15.61 $15.57 $32,380 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $18.34 $19.38 $40,320 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $12.67 $13.03 $27,100 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $20.49 $19.98 $41,560 6.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $23.39 $22.49 $46,780 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $15.19 $16.70 $34,740 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $23.45 $22.75 $47,320 17.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.88 $14.36 $29,880 10.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $13.72 $15.63 $32,510 18.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $31.27 $30.01 $62,430 2.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 310 $19.57 $19.85 $41,290 2.1 %
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 2,710 $19.05 $20.90 $43,470 3.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $28.76 $28.95 $60,220 4.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $27.89 $27.18 $56,530 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $26.01 $27.56 $57,320 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $18.45 $19.36 $40,280 12.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $20.44 $20.63 $42,910 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $16.33 $16.08 $33,450 5.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $15.94 $15.70 $32,650 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $18.89 $19.90 $41,390 2.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $12.38 $13.04 $27,130 10.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $18.27 $18.56 $38,600 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $18.26 $21.27 $44,250 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $17.69 $18.65 $38,800 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.75 $16.65 $34,630 13.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $19.25 $21.56 $44,850 9.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $35.75 $34.68 $72,130 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $11.72 $12.49 $25,980 6.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $11.08 $12.80 $26,620 10.9 %
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 3,810 $13.31 $15.91 $33,100 5.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 230 $29.57 $31.86 $66,260 6.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $15.59 $16.76 $34,860 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 350 $14.61 $15.32 $31,870 9.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 $12.65 $13.15 $27,360 7.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $11.39 $12.48 $25,970 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $19.06 $18.59 $38,670 7.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $25.38 $22.69 $47,190 7.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $17.93 $18.26 $37,970 3.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $16.65 $16.70 $34,740 2.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $9.67 $11.01 $22,900 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $12.39 $12.85 $26,730 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 130 $16.23 $16.33 $33,960 4.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.19 $15.26 $31,730 12.6 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $20.25 $20.00 $41,600 11.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.81 $12.81 $26,640 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $12.59 $13.30 $27,660 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $11.35 $12.01 $24,990 4.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $23.92 $25.72 $53,500 6.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 $11.12 $11.66 $24,260 6.2 %
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 3,790 $14.23 $15.15 $31,510 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $22.75 $22.31 $46,410 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $24.82 $24.79 $51,560 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $15.31 $15.25 $31,710 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $15.71 $16.88 $35,110 14.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 740 $15.44 $16.56 $34,450 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 340 $13.73 $14.30 $29,750 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.48 $10.15 $21,110 6.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 150 $17.60 $17.64 $36,680 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $12.07 $11.83 $24,610 4.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $10.95 $11.80 $24,540 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 $10.86 $10.99 $22,860 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $9.36 $10.13 $21,060 4.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $16.73 $16.41 $34,140 6.6 %

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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