Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 Central Arkansas 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 77,520 $12.16 $14.76 $30,710 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 2,800 $28.38 $32.73 $68,090 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 $50.23 $60.10 $125,020 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 750 $32.30 $36.07 $75,020 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $35.26 $54.39 $113,130 20.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $20.97 $24.49 $50,940 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $23.95 $32.56 $67,720 12.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $44.26 $42.14 $87,640 5.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $33.96 $35.79 $74,430 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $40.46 $38.07 $79,190 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $25.57 $27.74 $57,700 6.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $16.20 $17.70 $36,820 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $67,530 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $31.03 $35.99 $74,850 4.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $37.19 $43.50 $90,480 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $19.08 $19.86 $41,310 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $25.55 $27.71 $57,650 7.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $26.12 $25.85 $53,760 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $13.28 $13.98 $29,070 11.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $26.80 $28.75 $59,810 2.8 %
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 1,410 $19.57 $22.53 $46,870 3.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $21.42 $23.05 $47,950 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $23.91 $23.95 $49,820 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $23.83 $23.95 $49,820 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $25.88 $23.62 $49,120 8.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $14.73 $16.33 $33,970 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $14.36 $15.55 $32,350 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $16.25 $19.43 $40,410 14.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 $22.42 $23.08 $48,010 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 190 $22.44 $26.94 $56,040 6.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $12.52 $15.02 $31,240 11.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $30.74 $36.42 $75,750 8.3 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $12.49 $13.81 $28,720 2.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $11.35 $11.58 $24,080 7.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $13.96 $14.21 $29,560 10.6 %
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 290 $18.97 $21.07 $43,830 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $21.49 $26.53 $55,180 14.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 110 $16.76 $16.94 $35,230 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $18.93 $21.91 $45,580 6.4 %
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 680 $29.46 $29.57 $61,510 6.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $30.73 $31.30 $65,090 4.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $30.55 $30.28 $62,980 4.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $32.84 $32.78 $68,190 5.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $19.88 $21.31 $44,320 6.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $22.96 $23.91 $49,730 2.4 %
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 380 $24.20 $24.41 $50,770 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $21.52 $23.97 $49,850 4.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.11 $22.94 $47,710 8.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) $18.99 $19.72 $41,020 2.0 %
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 730 $14.85 $15.68 $32,620 5.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $13.52 $15.10 $31,400 18.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $23.46 $23.51 $48,890 1.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $16.56 $16.61 $34,560 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $19.91 $21.38 $44,460 8.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $14.57 $14.98 $31,150 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $8.07 $8.89 $18,500 4.4 %
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 300 $14.49 $16.10 $33,500 6.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $23.35 $22.90 $47,620 14.9 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 70 $7.97 $8.95 $18,610 8.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $13.87 $14.52 $30,210 8.1 %
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 5,870 $18.56 $18.26 $37,970 1.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $55,460 9.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $45,240 5.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $50,140 1.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $46,140 5.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $48,550 3.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $45,260 5.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $17.11 $17.59 $36,590 3.4 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 290 (4) (4) $46,290 3.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $8.97 $11.68 $24,300 11.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $41,370 1.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,090 (4) (4) $40,480 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 620 (4) (4) $42,110 1.1 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $42,970 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 860 (4) (4) $39,550 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $47,380 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $40,250 1.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $42,220 1.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $42,100 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $16.65 $16.17 $33,630 10.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $19.50 $19.76 $41,100 1.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 270 (4) (4) $22,420 10.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $23.04 $23.39 $48,640 1.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $8.93 $9.96 $20,710 3.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $25.22 $25.22 $52,460 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 670 (4) (4) $17,700 1.9 %
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 440 $12.76 $15.60 $32,450 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.73 $9.88 $20,550 4.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $10.72 $12.09 $25,160 11.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $7.45 $9.97 $20,730 15.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $45,510 2.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $23.53 $22.45 $46,690 6.2 %
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 4,070 $20.51 $25.75 $53,560 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $49.32 $45.94 $95,560 6.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $104.11 $216,560 13.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $52.62 $57.05 $118,660 10.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,290 $24.85 $26.77 $55,680 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $36.22 $34.31 $71,360 8.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $21.21 $21.11 $43,910 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $20.98 $20.18 $41,980 10.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $22.05 $21.20 $44,090 4.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $17.41 $18.73 $38,950 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $38.52 $49.19 $102,320 23.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $27.67 $27.55 $57,310 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $21.28 $21.26 $44,220 3.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $10.12 $11.52 $23,970 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $11.34 $11.41 $23,720 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $16.57 $17.19 $35,760 4.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $15.45 $15.62 $32,480 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $14.38 $14.79 $30,770 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.46 $12.09 $25,150 5.4 %
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 2,000 $9.51 $10.12 $21,050 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $8.17 $8.32 $17,300 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,340 $9.19 $9.64 $20,050 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $22.84 $21.52 $44,760 10.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $8.84 $8.68 $18,050 7.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $11.42 $12.06 $25,080 6.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $10.87 $11.12 $23,130 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $13.08 $12.92 $26,880 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $8.91 $9.11 $18,940 8.1 %
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 1,240 $12.58 $12.74 $26,500 3.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 180 $11.95 $11.86 $24,670 2.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $16.28 $18.42 $38,310 4.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $13.80 $13.75 $28,590 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $8.85 $9.38 $19,510 3.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 $13.72 $13.75 $28,610 2.3 %
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 7,320 $7.75 $8.34 $17,360 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $16.22 $16.48 $34,280 13.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $11.05 $11.54 $24,000 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,150 $7.54 $7.66 $15,940 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 620 $7.88 $8.31 $17,290 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $8.78 $8.98 $18,680 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.10 $8.35 $17,380 6.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $7.65 $8.10 $16,860 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $7.54 $7.98 $16,590 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,830 $7.52 $7.63 $15,880 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 80 $7.68 $7.95 $16,530 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 $7.67 $8.18 $17,020 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $7.60 $7.61 $15,840 6.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $7.37 $7.52 $15,640 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 $7.47 $7.59 $15,800 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $7.73 $7.91 $16,440 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 2,510 $8.91 $9.88 $20,550 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $12.97 $13.67 $28,430 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $15.21 $16.87 $35,090 7.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,410 $8.83 $9.81 $20,410 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $7.74 $7.96 $16,550 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $12.32 $12.41 $25,810 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 340 $9.60 $9.78 $20,330 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 1,610 $7.79 $9.04 $18,800 3.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $8.27 $8.38 $17,420 4.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $9.65 $10.55 $21,930 9.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $12.81 $12.05 $25,060 11.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 510 $7.44 $7.63 $15,860 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $7.61 $8.15 $16,940 6.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $11.60 $13.61 $28,300 6.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $7.99 $8.22 $17,100 4.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $11.74 $11.11 $23,110 19.4 %
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 8,310 $9.11 $11.54 $24,000 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 930 $14.05 $15.32 $31,870 5.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $23.92 $24.80 $51,590 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,610 $7.65 $8.07 $16,780 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $10.76 $11.20 $23,300 8.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $9.56 $10.77 $22,390 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,190 $8.86 $10.64 $22,140 6.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $10.98 $12.45 $25,890 11.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $14.82 $20.60 $42,850 21.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $17.08 $20.56 $42,770 20.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $21.23 $23.83 $49,570 10.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 480 $15.44 $19.10 $39,730 5.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $13.35 $13.59 $28,270 13.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,050 $9.41 $11.03 $22,940 7.9 %
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 10,890 $11.29 $12.27 $25,510 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 770 $15.94 $17.79 $37,000 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $9.82 $10.11 $21,040 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $13.29 $13.28 $27,620 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $12.31 $12.81 $26,640 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,070 $13.05 $13.32 $27,700 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $14.30 $15.04 $31,290 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $9.51 $9.68 $20,140 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $11.74 $12.16 $25,290 5.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 460 $11.85 $12.47 $25,950 2.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 100 $13.98 $14.82 $30,820 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $9.01 $9.38 $19,510 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $7.60 $7.84 $16,320 4.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $10.39 $10.49 $21,810 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.85 $13.69 $28,470 5.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.46 $12.61 $26,220 15.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $9.92 $11.17 $23,240 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $13.63 $14.18 $29,500 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 $8.99 $9.95 $20,690 5.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $16.78 $16.81 $34,970 2.5 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $19.05 $19.29 $40,130 5.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $11.10 $10.99 $22,860 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $14.47 $16.22 $33,730 4.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.19 $13.10 $27,250 9.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.26 $24.97 $51,940 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 $21.63 $21.99 $45,730 1.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $13.50 $15.06 $31,320 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $14.70 $16.13 $33,540 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $11.64 $12.10 $25,180 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,120 $9.29 $9.98 $20,760 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $14.45 $14.03 $29,180 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 370 $14.37 $15.04 $31,290 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $13.40 $13.39 $27,860 7.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 110 $11.07 $11.41 $23,740 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,110 $10.77 $11.05 $22,980 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $13.42 $13.77 $28,640 4.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $10.76 $10.92 $22,720 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.48 $12.02 $25,000 9.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,580 $9.01 $9.68 $20,130 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $10.68 $10.69 $22,240 2.5 %
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 470 $11.33 $13.22 $27,510 8.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $17.03 $19.35 $40,240 13.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 80 $10.57 $10.41 $21,660 4.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 220 $8.88 $11.52 $23,970 15.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $16.73 $16.29 $33,880 4.3 %
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 5,280 $15.33 $17.42 $36,230 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 520 $25.07 $27.96 $58,160 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 170 $20.18 $19.74 $41,050 4.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 440 $14.87 $17.56 $36,520 8.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $13.80 $13.81 $28,730 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $13.69 $14.47 $30,100 5.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $12.41 $13.28 $27,620 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 510 $15.27 $18.10 $37,660 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 280 $20.67 $22.07 $45,900 4.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.13 $16.17 $33,630 4.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $12.75 $12.98 $26,990 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $17.98 $25.10 $52,220 10.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $11.15 $12.42 $25,830 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110 $12.36 $12.12 $25,210 3.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $10.64 $11.06 $23,000 6.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $12.52 $12.43 $25,850 7.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $13.07 $13.04 $27,120 2.3 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $13.31 $14.06 $29,240 6.1 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $11.83 $12.08 $25,130 3.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 370 $15.01 $15.09 $31,390 3.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 50 $10.87 $13.11 $27,270 14.5 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) $17.63 $18.02 $37,480 9.0 %
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 3,870 $14.99 $15.91 $33,080 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 380 $22.06 $21.82 $45,390 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $17.04 $17.16 $35,700 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $12.08 $13.71 $28,520 8.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $14.90 $15.00 $31,200 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $12.90 $13.18 $27,420 7.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $18.71 $19.30 $40,140 2.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $11.86 $12.12 $25,200 12.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.50 $11.83 $24,610 12.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $15.36 $15.47 $32,170 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 680 $13.90 $14.07 $29,260 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $13.86 $14.97 $31,140 5.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 $16.62 $16.64 $34,600 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $26.40 $24.70 $51,380 16.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 320 $10.60 $10.94 $22,750 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 140 $20.21 $18.84 $39,180 4.6 %
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 8,980 $12.73 $13.65 $28,390 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 570 $20.80 $21.66 $45,060 2.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,430 $12.75 $12.38 $25,740 5.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $13.11 $13.16 $27,380 6.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $8.06 $8.35 $17,380 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.73 $11.42 $23,740 4.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,210 $10.38 $10.36 $21,540 2.3 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 50 $10.99 $10.67 $22,200 8.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.92 $10.26 $21,340 5.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $16.05 $15.53 $32,300 4.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.94 $16.59 $34,520 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $11.83 $12.75 $26,530 4.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.11 $13.90 $28,910 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $14.64 $15.29 $31,800 3.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.31 $11.15 $23,190 3.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.78 $14.77 $30,720 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $18.27 $19.27 $40,080 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 380 $13.94 $14.99 $31,180 4.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $16.65 $16.00 $33,270 4.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $12.72 $12.15 $25,270 8.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $7.69 $8.03 $16,710 3.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $8.67 $8.51 $17,700 4.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $9.09 $9.19 $19,120 5.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $9.28 $10.17 $21,140 4.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $11.85 $12.16 $25,290 11.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 160 $11.36 $11.97 $24,910 5.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $16.61 $17.32 $36,030 5.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $13.05 $13.21 $27,480 7.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $16.33 $15.35 $31,940 8.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $16.87 $16.67 $34,680 4.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 100 $17.24 $18.67 $38,840 12.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $14.63 $14.70 $30,570 3.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 160 $16.76 $17.21 $35,800 4.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $11.14 $11.32 $23,540 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.34 $13.17 $27,400 4.2 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $11.39 $11.44 $23,790 2.3 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 $11.14 $11.73 $24,400 2.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 670 $11.59 $12.18 $25,330 4.2 %
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 8,070 $11.91 $12.75 $26,520 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $20.85 $20.30 $42,230 5.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $18.46 $19.22 $39,990 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 470 $10.52 $10.21 $21,230 4.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 440 $14.23 $15.58 $32,400 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,240 $14.40 $14.92 $31,030 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 410 $10.58 $12.77 $26,560 5.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.39 $9.12 $18,980 4.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $9.18 $9.60 $19,960 5.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $13.39 $14.01 $29,140 8.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 630 $12.11 $12.09 $25,150 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $9.24 $9.26 $19,250 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,970 $9.68 $10.23 $21,270 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $10.58 $10.73 $22,310 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $11.62 $11.35 $23,610 5.2 %

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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