Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Railbelt / Southwest Alaska 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 Railbelt / Southwest Alaska 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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Railbelt / Southwest Alaska 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 71,620 $19.44 $22.98 $47,800 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 4,480 $33.56 $37.64 $78,290 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 $59.98 $67.37 $140,130 6.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,720 $31.34 $34.56 $71,880 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 300 (4) (4) $80,830 19.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers (8) $26.06 $27.67 $57,550 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 $26.36 $29.76 $61,890 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $40.64 $41.20 $85,690 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $32.76 $33.27 $69,210 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $54.04 $63.02 $131,070 9.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $18.33 $21.15 $43,990 8.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $91,660 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $59.51 $66.70 $138,730 9.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $24.45 $28.38 $59,030 8.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $16.40 $19.20 $39,930 5.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $31.39 $36.53 $75,990 5.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $44.02 $45.12 $93,860 1.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 140 $19.24 $20.56 $42,770 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $20.08 $23.18 $48,210 7.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $25.96 $30.20 $62,820 9.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 270 $26.79 $35.16 $73,130 9.8 %
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 1,210 $28.36 $30.69 $63,840 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $30.62 $34.53 $71,810 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $24.61 $26.92 $55,990 2.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $24.43 $25.12 $52,250 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $37.14 $36.94 $76,840 6.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $27.31 $28.40 $59,080 3.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $26.93 $31.97 $66,490 7.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 270 $30.47 $32.33 $67,250 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $27.67 $29.48 $61,320 3.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $52.39 $50.16 $104,330 8.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $21.42 $25.07 $52,140 20.3 %
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 430 $29.91 $31.95 $66,450 3.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $22.10 $23.58 $49,040 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $37.17 $41.63 $86,590 15.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $34.15 $34.92 $72,630 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $37.36 $34.43 $71,610 7.8 %
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 2,090 $45.81 $43.12 $89,700 3.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $25.25 $27.83 $57,880 10.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $41.67 $41.32 $85,940 1.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $54.16 $53.16 $110,570 4.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 $23.04 $29.36 $61,070 13.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $42.74 $44.37 $92,290 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $47.53 $44.79 $93,170 7.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $41.09 $45.47 $94,570 4.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 260 $57.64 $56.70 $117,930 5.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 110 $41.82 $40.24 $83,690 2.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $24.69 $24.99 $51,980 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 430 $36.25 $35.50 $73,840 8.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 120 $46.82 $41.85 $87,050 7.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $35.47 $37.12 $77,210 8.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $45.67 $43.65 $90,790 2.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,370 $27.11 $28.58 $59,450 1.9 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 $31.76 $32.84 $68,310 1.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $35.73 $34.31 $71,360 2.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 150 $29.77 $33.00 $68,640 7.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $29.55 $29.47 $61,290 2.6 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $24.78 $27.45 $57,100 1.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 290 $29.38 $28.57 $59,430 2.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $16.25 $18.53 $38,550 1.6 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $22.18 $23.56 $49,010 1.8 %
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 1,460 $18.33 $20.04 $41,680 4.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $25.24 $24.01 $49,930 7.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $28.18 $27.81 $57,850 3.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $23.55 $25.10 $52,210 4.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $17.94 $20.36 $42,350 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 180 $20.67 $21.91 $45,570 6.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $27.92 $28.53 $59,350 2.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $24.58 $24.34 $50,620 4.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $11.10 $12.25 $25,480 15.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $17.26 $19.71 $41,000 6.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 390 $13.66 $15.79 $32,840 3.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 190 $17.26 $17.17 $35,720 6.7 %
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 160 $38.09 $42.96 $89,350 7.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $45.41 $55.34 $115,100 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $24.30 $25.42 $52,880 3.3 %
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 6,580 $24.12 $24.79 $51,560 2.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $31.44 $32.38 $67,360 9.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $15.56 $16.24 $33,790 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $57,710 4.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,350 (4) (4) $58,500 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 610 (4) (4) $58,100 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $60,450 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $64,630 4.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 240 (4) (4) $56,640 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $57,500 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $60,880 2.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $27.51 $26.31 $54,720 4.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 500 (4) (4) $39,320 9.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $20.31 $21.29 $44,280 4.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $16.36 $16.87 $35,100 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $31.28 $31.90 $66,360 6.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (8) (4) (4) $35,810 3.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 $15.79 $15.39 $32,020 9.9 %
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 370 $16.25 $18.17 $37,800 4.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $20,400 7.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $14.38 $15.46 $32,160 7.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $17.18 $16.71 $34,760 3.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $13.85 $16.56 $34,450 9.7 %
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 2,270 $32.40 $38.26 $79,590 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 $55.14 $50.70 $105,450 5.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $79.06 $83.45 $173,580 11.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $84.49 $175,750 24.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $40.41 $39.70 $82,570 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 730 $34.25 $35.88 $74,620 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $30.44 $30.72 $63,890 2.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $32.44 $33.41 $69,500 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $48.88 $46.93 $97,620 6.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 60 $28.39 $28.91 $60,140 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $20.22 $21.80 $45,340 3.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 60 $17.29 $17.46 $36,320 4.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 110 $22.41 $22.34 $46,460 4.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $19.00 $20.54 $42,710 5.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 $44.11 $44.92 $93,440 1.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 130 $23.62 $23.89 $49,690 5.5 %
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 1,430 $15.07 $16.36 $34,030 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 510 $13.97 $14.09 $29,310 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 330 $15.26 $15.76 $32,790 3.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $19.56 $19.84 $41,270 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 $16.52 $17.77 $36,960 4.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $12.92 $12.64 $26,280 4.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $17.82 $18.02 $37,480 3.7 %
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 2,340 $22.86 $24.67 $51,320 2.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $31.75 $30.83 $64,130 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $22.13 $21.80 $45,350 3.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 360 $24.58 $24.91 $51,810 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 400 $27.23 $27.55 $57,310 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 530 $21.06 $24.45 $50,850 7.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $11.22 $11.99 $24,940 4.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 290 $20.11 $21.50 $44,710 2.4 %
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 4,780 $11.68 $12.99 $27,030 4.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $16.27 $18.76 $39,020 6.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 250 $21.03 $21.99 $45,740 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 540 $15.35 $16.50 $34,330 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $13.15 $13.15 $27,360 6.4 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 70 $13.92 $14.38 $29,900 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 850 $12.41 $12.72 $26,460 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $11.45 $12.85 $26,730 8.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 960 $9.23 $9.68 $20,140 7.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $10.80 $10.27 $21,350 8.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 550 $9.11 $12.68 $26,370 21.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $9.96 $11.47 $23,850 12.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $9.93 $9.93 $20,660 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 30 $9.05 $9.51 $19,780 11.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $11.62 $13.14 $27,330 3.4 %
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 2,760 $13.07 $14.29 $29,720 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $24.04 $23.70 $49,300 6.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,600 $14.11 $14.87 $30,930 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $11.53 $11.59 $24,100 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $15.55 $16.30 $33,900 7.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 30 $11.97 $13.37 $27,810 10.4 %
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 1,740 $13.24 $14.58 $30,320 4.6 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors (8) $12.85 $16.55 $34,410 27.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $22.73 $23.47 $48,820 3.5 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 160 $15.68 $15.85 $32,960 9.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $9.33 $9.90 $20,590 8.1 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other (8) $10.16 $10.36 $21,540 6.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $12.05 $14.34 $29,830 17.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $14.25 $14.41 $29,970 9.1 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 80 $14.19 $15.06 $31,330 3.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 210 $10.92 $12.23 $25,430 5.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 150 $15.14 $14.68 $30,530 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 $11.43 $13.30 $27,660 7.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 130 $14.98 $16.02 $33,320 2.0 %
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 3,780 $11.49 $13.01 $27,050 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 510 $15.33 $16.62 $34,570 3.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,520 $10.88 $11.31 $23,530 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $11.00 $11.86 $24,680 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $13.24 $14.48 $30,120 6.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,170 $10.64 $11.16 $23,210 2.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $22.57 $24.75 $51,480 12.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80 $21.63 $21.70 $45,130 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $12.19 $12.88 $26,800 12.4 %
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 10,550 $16.31 $17.63 $36,660 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $22.26 $24.18 $50,280 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $16.73 $16.79 $34,920 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $18.18 $19.30 $40,150 4.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,030 $17.55 $18.84 $39,190 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $18.68 $18.66 $38,820 2.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $22.83 $21.49 $44,690 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 $15.70 $15.81 $32,880 5.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $21.66 $24.03 $49,980 6.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $13.80 $15.14 $31,490 6.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $13.87 $15.00 $31,200 7.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 380 $12.16 $11.98 $24,910 6.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $15.69 $16.16 $33,610 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $21.55 $22.92 $47,680 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $14.03 $14.53 $30,210 2.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $15.34 $15.64 $32,520 5.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $17.87 $18.20 $37,850 1.8 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $13.52 $14.53 $30,220 5.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $17.84 $17.66 $36,740 5.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $19.21 $21.24 $44,180 10.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $16.72 $17.24 $35,860 7.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.25 $24.24 $50,420 1.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 190 $11.55 $13.31 $27,690 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $22.30 $23.28 $48,410 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 $15.26 $16.17 $33,640 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 510 $12.12 $14.55 $30,270 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 930 $20.39 $21.17 $44,020 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $19.66 $19.57 $40,700 5.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $14.90 $16.70 $34,740 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 830 $18.37 $18.51 $38,500 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $15.01 $15.38 $31,990 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,880 $14.83 $15.55 $32,340 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 330 $19.50 $21.92 $45,600 4.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 60 $11.02 $14.18 $29,490 10.2 %
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 8,570 $26.55 $27.74 $57,700 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 520 $38.25 $42.42 $88,230 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 680 $27.52 $27.27 $56,720 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 930 $19.04 $21.26 $44,220 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,210 $27.82 $27.80 $57,820 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $31.71 $31.37 $65,250 3.5 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $14.44 $14.25 $29,630 4.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $22.21 $22.20 $46,170 4.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 970 $33.89 $33.77 $70,250 7.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 $28.35 $28.16 $58,570 2.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $34.04 $32.49 $67,570 10.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $23.90 $23.79 $49,470 4.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 60 $28.42 $27.40 $56,980 7.3 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $40.26 $39.75 $82,670 4.7 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 140 $40.22 $39.42 $81,990 3.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 390 $20.71 $27.15 $56,480 9.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $28.53 $26.20 $54,490 8.1 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 30 $24.82 $24.55 $51,070 4.0 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1,910 $23.11 $23.84 $49,580 3.7 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 120 $16.75 $17.95 $37,330 7.7 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 120 $21.38 $26.03 $54,150 11.8 %
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 4,680 $25.01 $25.96 $53,990 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $38.22 $39.20 $81,530 3.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $33.81 $31.99 $66,550 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $43.91 $42.45 $88,300 5.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 130 $31.59 $31.74 $66,020 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $24.78 $25.42 $52,880 17.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $20.77 $22.53 $46,860 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $25.65 $26.66 $55,440 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 610 $28.13 $27.31 $56,800 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $15.05 $15.54 $32,330 8.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $30.14 $28.92 $60,140 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,620 $19.04 $21.49 $44,710 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $18.68 $16.94 $35,240 12.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 140 $28.38 $28.08 $58,410 4.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $33.42 $32.14 $66,860 4.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $26.30 $25.85 $53,770 4.1 %
49-9096 Riggers 90 $29.34 $28.18 $58,620 4.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $16.04 $17.54 $36,470 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $21.69 $22.98 $47,810 7.7 %
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 6,010 $10.99 $18.44 $38,350 7.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $25.35 $30.44 $63,320 6.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 40 $12.23 $12.47 $25,940 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $22.41 $21.88 $45,510 4.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3,080 $8.70 $9.11 $18,950 2.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 130 $10.34 $9.98 $20,760 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 $22.44 $22.67 $47,140 5.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $32.05 $31.27 $65,040 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $12.24 $12.43 $25,860 11.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 290 $17.86 $20.67 $42,980 7.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 350 $23.08 $22.17 $46,120 7.4 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 600 $46.77 $45.55 $94,750 2.2 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 40 $52.80 $55.57 $115,590 5.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $21.18 $20.21 $42,030 8.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 60 $15.77 $19.27 $40,090 8.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.11 $10.55 $21,950 6.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 110 $39.38 $36.23 $75,360 5.6 %
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 4,480 $18.37 $20.87 $43,410 3.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $22.86 $25.99 $54,060 10.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $30.25 $31.65 $65,830 5.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 100 (4) (4) $87,360 15.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 150 (4) (4) $86,860 28.6 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 160 $31.47 $30.68 $63,820 5.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 260 $13.49 $13.52 $28,120 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 680 $23.51 $23.52 $48,920 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 220 $15.23 $16.42 $34,160 6.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $9.39 $10.02 $20,840 8.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 230 $15.18 $16.98 $35,320 3.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 330 $22.15 $23.98 $49,870 5.5 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 100 $20.45 $23.45 $48,780 5.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $12.12 $12.18 $25,340 3.1 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 40 $17.97 $18.18 $37,810 6.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $14.12 $15.60 $32,460 7.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $34.21 $33.31 $69,290 5.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $14.44 $16.04 $33,370 5.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 30 $13.80 $13.41 $27,890 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 860 $16.74 $17.18 $35,740 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $8.62 $10.28 $21,390 7.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $16.88 $17.63 $36,660 3.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $19.85 $23.55 $48,990 11.0 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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