Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western 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 Western 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).

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Major Occupational Groups in Western 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 110,440 $16.07 $19.24 $40,010 1.1 %
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 4,450 $34.10 $37.78 $78,590 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $39.85 $44.54 $92,650 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,160 $35.13 $40.02 $83,250 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 (4) (4) $49,020 12.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $30.32 $37.99 $79,010 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $30.98 $36.20 $75,290 11.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $35.76 $35.16 $73,140 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $41.25 $44.19 $91,920 5.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $48.03 $50.27 $104,560 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $47.25 $48.37 $100,610 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $37.47 $36.19 $75,270 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 310 $36.06 $39.23 $81,610 6.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $68,720 1.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $34.27 $35.01 $72,830 9.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $45.24 $47.34 $98,470 5.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $21.01 $26.17 $54,440 13.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $23.53 $23.75 $49,390 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $37.21 $38.22 $79,490 2.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $26.32 $26.62 $55,360 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $31.57 $36.17 $75,240 8.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $26.93 $27.67 $57,550 4.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 220 $33.92 $34.69 $72,150 1.9 %
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 3,920 $25.39 $29.41 $61,170 3.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $17.80 $21.96 $45,680 9.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $23.43 $24.49 $50,940 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $35.25 $35.79 $74,440 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 $24.83 $27.62 $57,450 11.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $29.20 $28.81 $59,930 4.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $21.13 $23.16 $48,170 15.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $23.24 $26.79 $55,730 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $28.18 $27.53 $57,260 5.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $23.60 $25.59 $53,220 2.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $38.06 $35.77 $74,410 9.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $40.06 $46.43 $96,560 25.8 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $17.92 $18.89 $39,290 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 960 $26.93 $29.46 $61,280 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,020 $27.37 $31.18 $64,860 7.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 150 $19.12 $19.26 $40,070 8.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $22.31 $25.06 $52,120 11.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $27.57 $26.08 $54,250 7.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $23.31 $23.19 $48,240 3.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 930 $26.97 $29.95 $62,300 5.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $32.07 $30.86 $64,190 9.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 $39.02 $39.03 $81,180 9.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $37.42 $50.73 $105,510 25.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $20.09 $20.92 $43,510 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $33.66 $34.63 $72,020 4.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $26.56 $27.22 $56,610 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $24.67 $26.30 $54,710 7.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 90 $24.13 $23.93 $49,770 5.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,640 $29.13 $31.36 $65,220 5.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 40 $30.09 $31.38 $65,270 10.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 $26.88 $27.32 $56,830 6.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 320 $32.57 $33.95 $70,630 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $19.18 $26.69 $55,510 9.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $36.97 $38.44 $79,950 12.5 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 60 $36.78 $39.50 $82,160 2.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 140 $43.25 $45.10 $93,810 4.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $22.12 $22.53 $46,850 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $24.03 $23.49 $48,850 4.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 90 $28.31 $27.25 $56,670 1.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 180 $19.42 $19.55 $40,660 6.7 %
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 1,700 $22.41 $24.43 $50,820 2.9 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 110 $29.14 $30.36 $63,150 1.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 120 $28.03 $28.83 $59,970 3.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 130 $28.03 $26.68 $55,500 8.2 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $33.58 $32.30 $67,180 4.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $18.20 $23.92 $49,750 22.8 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 90 $45.03 $43.80 $91,110 11.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $26.00 $26.87 $55,890 2.1 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 70 $22.41 $24.14 $50,200 3.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 140 $18.13 $18.75 $39,000 1.3 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 170 $24.32 $26.59 $55,300 13.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 440 $14.79 $16.17 $33,630 1.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 80 $22.32 $21.66 $45,060 5.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,500 $17.59 $18.13 $37,710 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $18.66 $17.48 $36,350 11.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $21.14 $21.30 $44,300 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $17.40 $18.01 $37,470 5.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $12.97 $14.92 $31,020 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $17.33 $17.99 $37,410 11.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $15.76 $17.19 $35,760 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $12.58 $13.58 $28,240 9.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 130 $18.98 $19.45 $40,450 5.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $19.40 $21.72 $45,190 7.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $12.50 $12.80 $26,620 4.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 90 $15.21 $16.19 $33,670 6.5 %
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 620 $30.55 $42.07 $87,490 13.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $36.50 $50.87 $105,820 19.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 $59.68 $57.33 $119,250 6.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $21.80 $25.34 $52,720 10.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 90 $23.66 $25.92 $53,920 5.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $20.90 $22.75 $47,320 20.5 %
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 6,690 $19.37 $20.39 $42,420 1.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $67,300 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,290 5.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $69,880 10.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $37,970 21.1 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,280 7.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $56,450 8.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $62,050 6.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $16.05 $18.43 $38,330 11.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $12.94 $14.96 $31,110 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $42,220 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,430 (4) (4) $43,200 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 880 (4) (4) $43,540 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,040 (4) (4) $44,310 1.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $41,190 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $49,070 1.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $44,880 1.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $44,270 1.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $14.87 $14.98 $31,170 2.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 190 (4) (4) $45,830 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $25.60 $25.94 $53,950 3.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 280 $13.66 $13.92 $28,940 1.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 770 (4) (4) $26,530 2.3 %
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 1,490 $16.26 $19.24 $40,010 5.1 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other (8) $15.88 $16.55 $34,430 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $13.15 $13.14 $27,340 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $15.81 $17.09 $35,560 7.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $16.51 $16.63 $34,600 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $24,380 5.4 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 90 (4) (4) $36,110 1.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $12.18 $11.97 $24,890 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 350 $24.61 $23.90 $49,710 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $35.44 $32.25 $67,080 8.3 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other (8) $14.84 $17.76 $36,940 22.5 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $29.82 $25.23 $52,470 13.4 %
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 4,690 $27.50 $33.67 $70,030 4.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 90 (5) $77.65 $161,500 26.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.82 $18.19 $37,830 17.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $39.62 $42.16 $87,680 11.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $53.09 $52.56 $109,320 1.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $73.42 $74.34 $154,620 13.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 80 (5) (5) (5) 13.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 (5) $91.70 $190,740 14.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,770 $28.13 $28.39 $59,050 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $30.30 $31.24 $64,980 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $31.10 $32.96 $68,570 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $26.74 $25.72 $53,500 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $35.23 $36.93 $76,820 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $31.38 $34.24 $71,210 10.8 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $16.66 $15.61 $32,470 15.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $27.59 $27.10 $56,370 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $22.29 $21.88 $45,510 5.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $34.33 $33.90 $70,520 3.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $35.87 $35.51 $73,860 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $24.99 $25.38 $52,790 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $20.23 $19.33 $40,200 2.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $14.46 $14.39 $29,920 1.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $18.35 $19.42 $40,390 7.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 220 $14.51 $14.64 $30,450 4.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $18.55 $18.95 $39,420 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $15.91 $16.11 $33,510 2.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $34.67 $32.61 $67,820 3.3 %
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 2,170 $13.58 $14.76 $30,700 2.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 300 $12.05 $11.96 $24,880 5.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 820 $11.80 $12.75 $26,510 6.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $15.26 $16.14 $33,580 8.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 $24.44 $30.09 $62,590 11.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $17.81 $17.34 $36,060 7.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $17.13 $17.42 $36,220 5.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $16.17 $16.18 $33,660 5.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $16.06 $16.52 $34,350 2.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 140 $13.17 $13.60 $28,290 2.1 %
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 2,320 $19.41 $20.01 $41,610 3.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $31.45 $30.99 $64,450 3.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $36.95 $36.36 $75,620 3.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $24.75 $26.99 $56,130 3.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $29.73 $24.94 $51,870 7.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 $15.54 $16.21 $33,710 3.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 280 $19.42 $19.85 $41,280 3.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $27.87 $29.11 $60,540 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 660 $24.05 $24.08 $50,080 1.4 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $13.15 $12.71 $26,430 6.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 $12.74 $13.96 $29,040 6.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $13.11 $12.88 $26,790 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 210 $8.97 $9.41 $19,570 2.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 180 $14.80 $15.67 $32,590 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 11,560 $9.43 $11.06 $23,000 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 650 $19.20 $18.90 $39,300 5.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.83 $8.43 $17,540 7.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $12.37 $12.89 $26,820 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,400 $13.17 $12.97 $26,970 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $12.69 $12.39 $25,770 5.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,120 $10.34 $10.52 $21,870 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 730 $8.41 $9.01 $18,740 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,200 $9.01 $10.06 $20,920 4.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $10.17 $10.29 $21,400 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,500 $8.49 $10.38 $21,580 6.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $8.99 $10.71 $22,280 5.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 430 $7.86 $8.93 $18,580 5.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 620 $8.99 $9.15 $19,030 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 500 $8.75 $9.32 $19,390 4.7 %
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 4,250 $12.06 $12.68 $26,380 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $18.30 $18.22 $37,890 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $20.44 $23.58 $49,040 7.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,480 $11.76 $11.86 $24,680 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $9.95 $10.87 $22,600 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 910 $13.91 $14.25 $29,630 3.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $15.38 $16.00 $33,280 2.7 %
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 3,250 $10.87 $12.44 $25,870 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $17.98 $19.12 $39,760 2.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 220 $10.70 $10.80 $22,470 4.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $8.08 $8.71 $18,110 4.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $10.03 $10.40 $21,630 3.4 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 60 $8.28 $8.93 $18,580 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $12.29 $12.50 $25,990 3.9 %
39-6012 Concierges (8) $10.68 $12.02 $25,010 21.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $12.17 $13.59 $28,260 10.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 350 $10.70 $11.32 $23,540 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 790 $9.19 $10.40 $21,630 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $16.58 $17.79 $36,990 7.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 370 $12.09 $14.91 $31,020 8.6 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 70 $9.75 $12.60 $26,210 5.0 %
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 12,120 $11.68 $15.77 $32,810 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,030 $16.03 $17.52 $36,440 4.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $28.10 $25.08 $52,160 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,540 $9.44 $9.98 $20,750 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 550 $11.13 $12.29 $25,570 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $14.32 $15.26 $31,730 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,850 $11.15 $13.19 $27,430 4.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $15.45 $22.14 $46,040 15.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $14.89 $18.76 $39,030 15.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 420 $17.54 $26.81 $55,770 12.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $34.64 $36.95 $76,850 10.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,120 $21.63 $28.23 $58,710 9.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 220 $14.14 $17.13 $35,640 16.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.41 $14.18 $29,490 7.3 %
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 17,000 $14.34 $15.17 $31,540 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 670 $20.09 $21.88 $45,510 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $10.10 $11.18 $23,250 7.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $15.70 $16.19 $33,680 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 330 $15.40 $15.55 $32,340 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,320 $14.79 $15.13 $31,480 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $16.13 $17.45 $36,300 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $11.68 $12.06 $25,080 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 290 $17.77 $18.38 $38,240 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 750 $13.41 $14.33 $29,810 3.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 100 $15.78 $18.07 $37,580 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $14.17 $14.54 $30,240 5.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 580 $9.90 $10.80 $22,470 8.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $15.11 $15.64 $32,520 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $11.58 $11.55 $24,020 3.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $14.78 $16.84 $35,030 8.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.94 $12.91 $26,840 3.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $11.91 $12.68 $26,380 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $16.06 $17.20 $35,770 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,040 $12.80 $12.61 $26,220 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $9.83 $11.51 $23,950 12.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $16.28 $17.01 $35,390 4.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $18.35 $18.34 $38,140 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $18.67 $20.65 $42,950 6.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $20.16 $21.59 $44,910 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $25.25 $24.16 $50,260 1.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 230 $23.14 $22.31 $46,400 1.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $20.57 $18.71 $38,930 1.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $12.45 $13.27 $27,610 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,610 $11.26 $12.29 $25,560 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $15.72 $15.42 $32,080 7.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,220 $18.77 $19.78 $41,130 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 200 $23.61 $23.53 $48,940 6.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 490 $14.29 $15.34 $31,910 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,370 $14.54 $14.46 $30,080 1.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $15.13 $15.32 $31,870 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $10.30 $10.69 $22,230 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 920 $12.62 $12.95 $26,930 2.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.95 $14.77 $30,720 10.1 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 340 $12.51 $14.29 $29,730 7.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 170 $12.22 $13.22 $27,500 11.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $10.90 $12.10 $25,170 5.3 %
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 13,760 $19.07 $20.76 $43,180 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,320 $29.87 $33.10 $68,850 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $24.97 $27.37 $56,930 15.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,510 $18.33 $19.57 $40,700 5.3 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $14.36 $14.52 $30,210 5.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 380 $18.46 $18.87 $39,240 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,050 $14.38 $14.97 $31,130 2.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $21.30 $21.15 $44,000 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,710 $20.53 $21.22 $44,140 5.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 230 $17.94 $18.42 $38,310 8.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 770 $22.54 $21.88 $45,520 6.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 280 $18.41 $18.86 $39,220 9.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 270 $17.66 $18.42 $38,310 8.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 810 $20.45 $22.56 $46,920 7.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 230 $14.47 $15.77 $32,810 7.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $24.46 $24.19 $50,320 9.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $12.21 $12.85 $26,730 8.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $17.66 $17.28 $35,930 4.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $15.04 $15.02 $31,250 6.5 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 30 $11.88 $11.82 $24,580 11.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $27.64 $29.94 $62,280 6.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 320 $20.53 $20.49 $42,610 1.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $16.97 $16.62 $34,580 10.6 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $22.58 $22.11 $45,990 5.6 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $23.17 $23.24 $48,340 3.5 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $18.17 $18.43 $38,330 6.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 180 $21.05 $21.62 $44,970 2.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 30 $30.24 $29.91 $62,210 4.2 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 100 $22.39 $26.59 $55,310 10.3 %
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 330 $25.32 $24.55 $51,060 7.1 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 70 $28.36 $27.81 $57,840 4.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 700 $16.55 $16.50 $34,310 2.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 550 $19.89 $21.96 $45,680 4.6 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other (8) $19.14 $23.64 $49,170 17.6 %
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 5,480 $19.40 $21.03 $43,750 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $33.69 $35.51 $73,860 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $14.64 $14.94 $31,070 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $19.99 $18.35 $38,160 18.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $36.67 $34.81 $72,410 5.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $22.86 $22.44 $46,670 6.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $18.86 $21.48 $44,680 8.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $21.24 $20.14 $41,890 5.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $16.06 $15.33 $31,890 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 930 $15.67 $19.45 $40,450 12.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $22.03 $21.46 $44,650 2.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $19.15 $19.53 $40,630 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 370 $22.45 $22.69 $47,200 2.8 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $14.92 $15.52 $32,270 12.9 %
49-3091 Bicycle Repairers 80 $10.56 $11.20 $23,300 12.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.62 $11.92 $24,800 9.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $29.89 $29.23 $60,790 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.77 $20.47 $42,570 5.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $19.33 $17.31 $36,000 9.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $23.74 $23.70 $49,290 4.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,210 $17.60 $18.03 $37,500 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $28.18 $26.44 $54,990 3.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $30.28 $29.73 $61,830 3.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $11.79 $12.34 $25,660 10.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $14.48 $15.48 $32,200 4.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 240 $13.98 $15.95 $33,170 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 4,220 $16.15 $18.37 $38,200 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $27.00 $27.56 $57,330 4.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $17.75 $17.50 $36,400 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $11.13 $12.22 $25,410 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $10.03 $11.24 $23,380 10.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $13.74 $13.39 $27,860 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $11.52 $13.01 $27,070 3.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 40 $13.66 $13.14 $27,340 11.0 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 60 $10.48 $11.45 $23,810 16.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 230 $13.69 $14.12 $29,370 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 80 $15.20 $16.76 $34,860 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 540 $25.42 $26.24 $54,580 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $13.63 $15.02 $31,250 8.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 170 $9.71 $10.03 $20,860 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 130 $11.06 $11.24 $23,390 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $13.12 $13.62 $28,330 5.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $11.35 $11.39 $23,690 6.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 240 $20.39 $21.71 $45,160 6.3 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 260 $27.72 $27.76 $57,740 2.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $27.04 $26.95 $56,060 4.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $23.07 $21.61 $44,950 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 60 $15.23 $15.82 $32,900 6.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.08 $12.42 $25,830 8.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.48 $12.37 $25,740 8.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers (8) $11.45 $11.50 $23,920 3.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.69 $10.72 $22,290 2.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 160 $11.45 $12.31 $25,600 5.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 100 $13.24 $14.80 $30,790 7.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,350 $17.37 $17.88 $37,190 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $23.72 $26.39 $54,900 5.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $29.53 $29.36 $61,080 2.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $12.48 $13.40 $27,880 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $15.78 $16.11 $33,510 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $15.15 $14.84 $30,860 10.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,690 $20.46 $20.64 $42,920 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 890 $17.12 $16.94 $35,230 3.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $10.11 $10.46 $21,760 6.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $20.50 $20.32 $42,260 10.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 290 $25.53 $24.83 $51,640 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $14.71 $16.20 $33,700 5.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.95 $11.80 $24,540 10.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $12.54 $13.28 $27,620 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.77 $9.33 $19,400 3.7 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (8) $23.93 $23.06 $47,950 7.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 80 $20.40 $23.50 $48,880 11.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $17.79 $17.43 $36,260 6.7 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators (8) $21.63 $23.67 $49,230 8.2 %

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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