Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern and Southern Colorado 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 and Southern Colorado 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).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Eastern and Southern Colorado 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 67,740 $13.11 $16.02 $33,320 1.9 %
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 2,600 $29.69 $31.72 $65,980 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $39.98 $39.80 $82,790 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,120 $32.25 $36.05 $74,980 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 180 (4) (4) $28,280 12.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $27.54 $29.52 $61,400 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 50 $28.84 $30.75 $63,950 7.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $22.68 $23.07 $47,980 9.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $62,670 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 30 $30.54 $35.80 $74,460 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $33.56 $33.25 $69,150 3.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $23.82 $24.80 $51,580 0.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $24.81 $26.92 $55,980 4.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $23.68 $26.27 $54,640 5.4 %
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 1,820 $21.68 $24.00 $49,910 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $24.51 $23.72 $49,330 3.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $23.92 $24.37 $50,690 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $19.86 $22.25 $46,270 7.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $16.00 $18.66 $38,820 5.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $19.94 $21.65 $45,020 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 440 $20.03 $22.52 $46,850 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $22.15 $25.89 $53,850 7.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $16.72 $18.72 $38,930 22.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $25.02 $25.60 $53,240 5.6 %
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 540 $26.13 $27.93 $58,100 4.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $33.75 $36.09 $75,070 9.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $44.07 $44.91 $93,420 4.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $18.23 $18.33 $38,120 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $39.85 $38.00 $79,040 5.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $26.21 $26.57 $55,260 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $19.18 $23.58 $49,050 12.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $33.73 $35.85 $74,560 3.9 %
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 310 $28.52 $30.90 $64,270 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $34.22 $35.01 $72,820 7.6 %
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 590 $22.42 $23.83 $49,560 2.9 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 50 $30.71 $30.98 $64,440 2.1 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $30.74 $30.33 $63,090 1.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $29.83 $29.20 $60,740 0.9 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $32.51 $34.71 $72,200 8.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $34.23 $35.89 $74,640 3.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 $19.53 $19.01 $39,530 1.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 120 $14.01 $16.41 $34,140 1.2 %
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 1,640 $16.41 $17.42 $36,230 4.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.61 $15.02 $31,250 9.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $18.66 $19.20 $39,940 1.5 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 40 $14.36 $14.42 $30,000 4.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $15.99 $16.01 $33,300 9.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 190 $14.59 $15.69 $32,630 14.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $16.31 $17.28 $35,950 3.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $16.82 $17.85 $37,140 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $17.63 $18.13 $37,700 7.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $13.58 $15.28 $31,780 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $12.24 $12.29 $25,570 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $13.85 $17.18 $35,730 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 260 $27.93 $33.30 $69,270 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 70 $30.56 $35.53 $73,900 10.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 $60.31 $52.18 $108,540 14.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $14.99 $16.31 $33,930 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $18.34 $21.77 $45,280 16.8 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,940 $16.93 $17.20 $35,780 1.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $47,380 4.1 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $40,430 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,250 3.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,160 5.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $36,940 9.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $20.17 $20.34 $42,310 6.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $12.57 $13.56 $28,200 7.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $36,880 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 (4) (4) $38,480 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $38,120 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (4) (4) $38,790 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $38,060 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $38,710 3.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $41,480 2.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $38,540 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $15.98 $16.82 $35,000 2.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 590 (4) (4) $38,080 3.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $22.63 $22.20 $46,170 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $12.17 $12.56 $26,120 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.91 $26.12 $54,330 3.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 970 (4) (4) $22,780 2.2 %
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 580 $12.26 $14.56 $30,280 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.73 $9.05 $18,820 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $24,450 7.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $12.44 $11.91 $24,760 9.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $18.98 $19.98 $41,560 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $10.61 $13.29 $27,650 25.9 %
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 3,920 $22.43 $26.73 $55,590 3.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $44.76 $54.91 $114,210 27.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.04 $17.30 $35,990 4.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 $49.78 $48.95 $101,810 6.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 150 (5) $85.11 $177,040 16.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $70.31 $80.34 $167,100 11.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $41.56 $39.86 $82,910 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,290 $26.47 $26.54 $55,200 1.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $32.49 $31.47 $65,460 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $33.33 $35.18 $73,170 6.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $23.04 $22.76 $47,350 4.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $32.83 $32.79 $68,200 8.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $19.41 $23.61 $49,100 15.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $24.40 $24.41 $50,770 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.87 $17.85 $37,130 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $32.69 $31.04 $64,550 11.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $24.39 $24.26 $50,450 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 200 $13.25 $14.23 $29,610 5.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 60 $8.66 $10.01 $20,820 9.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $11.91 $12.12 $25,210 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $17.52 $17.60 $36,610 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $12.47 $13.88 $28,870 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $11.15 $11.44 $23,800 5.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $19.31 $25.94 $53,950 16.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $19.11 $22.58 $46,970 14.2 %
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 2,430 $10.00 $10.70 $22,270 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 710 $8.39 $8.90 $18,520 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,100 $10.30 $10.51 $21,870 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $19.09 $19.59 $40,750 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $13.69 $13.73 $28,560 8.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $12.11 $12.39 $25,760 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $13.65 $14.05 $29,230 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $7.64 $7.93 $16,490 5.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $9.60 $11.34 $23,580 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 3,080 $18.63 $18.62 $38,730 6.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 160 $30.93 $30.14 $62,690 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $28.66 $30.36 $63,150 6.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $21.98 $22.41 $46,600 4.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $17.77 $18.39 $38,250 3.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,750 $19.21 $18.20 $37,850 6.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 520 $17.02 $18.47 $38,420 5.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 $11.67 $12.36 $25,700 3.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $8.83 $8.90 $18,510 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 $11.05 $12.67 $26,360 1.9 %
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 5,490 $8.62 $9.52 $19,800 2.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $11.36 $12.32 $25,620 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $8.23 $8.21 $17,080 4.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 400 $10.26 $12.72 $26,460 11.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 $9.38 $9.79 $20,370 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 520 $9.62 $10.36 $21,540 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.59 $8.32 $17,310 6.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,100 $7.85 $8.16 $16,970 2.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.20 $8.26 $17,190 5.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,010 $8.75 $9.48 $19,710 5.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.38 $8.68 $18,060 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.63 $8.16 $16,970 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.86 $8.26 $17,180 4.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.70 $8.79 $18,270 4.4 %
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 2,360 $9.68 $10.77 $22,400 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $13.77 $14.61 $30,380 3.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $10.50 $11.16 $23,220 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $8.51 $8.80 $18,310 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 310 $10.56 $11.39 $23,690 3.1 %
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 1,570 $10.05 $10.56 $21,960 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $16.01 $16.03 $33,340 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $8.94 $10.05 $20,900 6.9 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 80 $8.93 $9.54 $19,840 3.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $14.38 $14.46 $30,080 7.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $8.15 $8.92 $18,550 7.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $10.46 $11.09 $23,070 6.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 640 $10.33 $9.98 $20,770 4.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 $10.84 $11.62 $24,160 13.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $9.26 $10.24 $21,310 2.9 %
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 6,750 $9.24 $12.57 $26,150 4.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 800 $13.24 $14.62 $30,420 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,810 $8.07 $8.47 $17,620 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $11.30 $11.77 $24,490 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $11.58 $12.23 $25,430 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,630 $9.31 $10.94 $22,750 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $14.25 $13.73 $28,550 6.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $17.31 $18.91 $39,340 7.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $17.78 $20.44 $42,520 10.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $20.25 $24.49 $50,950 14.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 $22.17 $30.72 $63,890 14.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.85 $11.50 $23,930 9.1 %
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 11,000 $12.03 $13.45 $27,980 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 $20.23 $22.04 $45,840 4.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $13.49 $14.69 $30,550 7.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $14.30 $15.53 $32,310 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 150 $14.14 $14.21 $29,560 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,350 $11.84 $12.97 $26,970 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $16.39 $16.18 $33,660 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $11.08 $11.22 $23,330 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 270 $15.01 $16.08 $33,440 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 350 $11.80 $12.54 $26,070 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 100 $17.35 $18.93 $39,370 8.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.86 $11.74 $24,420 4.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 480 $8.32 $8.73 $18,160 4.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $13.46 $14.26 $29,670 5.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $12.89 $12.77 $26,550 2.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $13.25 $13.18 $27,420 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $13.26 $14.20 $29,540 15.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $13.51 $13.97 $29,070 8.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.50 $15.31 $31,840 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $9.91 $10.36 $21,550 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $14.11 $15.55 $32,350 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $14.25 $14.99 $31,190 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $11.49 $13.17 $27,400 7.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $18.89 $18.19 $37,830 5.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $25.25 $24.49 $50,930 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $22.89 $22.03 $45,820 1.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $11.54 $14.17 $29,480 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $12.58 $12.81 $26,650 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $10.22 $10.86 $22,590 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 720 $16.89 $17.34 $36,070 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $17.55 $16.89 $35,140 14.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $12.09 $12.96 $26,960 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,000 $12.12 $12.70 $26,420 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $10.21 $11.01 $22,900 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $10.67 $10.76 $22,390 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,080 $9.80 $10.71 $22,280 4.4 %
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 760 $8.35 $10.88 $22,640 7.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 80 $19.54 $20.37 $42,360 2.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $7.82 $7.91 $16,450 4.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 160 $8.62 $10.16 $21,140 5.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $12.23 $11.71 $24,370 9.1 %
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 4,000 $15.66 $17.50 $36,400 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $24.33 $25.95 $53,980 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 330 $13.47 $14.88 $30,940 8.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $13.32 $14.49 $30,130 7.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 580 $13.00 $13.17 $27,390 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 $15.65 $15.95 $33,180 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $16.65 $16.85 $35,040 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $22.81 $23.81 $49,530 9.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $14.65 $15.03 $31,260 6.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $15.65 $16.34 $33,990 4.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $16.03 $16.85 $35,050 13.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.51 $10.17 $21,150 6.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 400 $17.46 $17.85 $37,120 4.0 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $22.73 $23.95 $49,810 4.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $12.23 $13.68 $28,460 7.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $21.40 $20.26 $42,140 8.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,620 $15.81 $17.60 $36,610 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $24.54 $25.25 $52,510 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $14.62 $16.89 $35,140 10.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $27.07 $25.19 $52,390 7.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $12.78 $14.73 $30,640 15.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $14.27 $15.02 $31,250 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $13.96 $14.47 $30,090 4.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $18.58 $19.92 $41,430 12.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.32 $17.99 $37,420 3.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.80 $11.11 $23,100 16.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $29.88 $29.18 $60,700 5.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $17.92 $18.59 $38,660 5.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 $15.83 $16.26 $33,830 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,030 $12.63 $14.30 $29,750 5.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 330 $28.84 $28.05 $58,340 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $20.52 $19.99 $41,580 8.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $14.71 $15.47 $32,170 7.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $8.65 $9.51 $19,780 4.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $11.54 $15.49 $32,230 12.8 %
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 4,030 $12.23 $13.61 $28,310 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 300 $22.57 $22.00 $45,750 5.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 90 $9.67 $11.41 $23,740 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $11.34 $11.65 $24,240 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $10.75 $11.80 $24,540 9.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.47 $18.00 $37,430 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $15.96 $16.00 $33,270 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $14.44 $15.33 $31,890 5.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $8.17 $8.92 $18,560 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $12.79 $12.42 $25,840 9.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $12.52 $13.31 $27,690 5.6 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 40 $20.56 $21.75 $45,240 8.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $12.79 $11.78 $24,500 3.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.82 $14.63 $30,420 9.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.55 $14.31 $29,770 11.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $13.63 $14.52 $30,200 7.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.59 $10.03 $20,870 6.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.89 $10.51 $21,870 3.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.08 $9.67 $20,120 7.0 %
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 4,430 $12.25 $13.89 $28,890 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $18.37 $20.26 $42,130 7.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $19.46 $20.94 $43,560 8.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 $7.73 $8.26 $17,180 5.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 420 $14.27 $15.10 $31,400 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $11.62 $12.34 $25,670 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 960 $18.25 $18.47 $38,410 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 440 $14.67 $16.24 $33,790 7.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $10.19 $10.02 $20,840 3.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.32 $11.90 $24,750 9.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $9.17 $11.37 $23,650 7.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $10.37 $10.81 $22,490 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $9.23 $10.17 $21,150 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 670 $9.42 $10.26 $21,350 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $8.00 $8.54 $17,760 3.2 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 70 $21.62 $20.94 $43,560 5.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $12.74 $12.54 $26,080 2.4 %

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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