Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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 Ames, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Ames, IA (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 42,090 $15.62 $19.56 $40,690 6.8 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,690 $38.95 $43.99 $91,510 4.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $63.72 $67.33 $140,040 7.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 340 $39.00 $48.40 $100,670 6.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $31.61 $32.29 $67,170 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $37.22 $37.84 $78,700 5.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $35.96 $37.18 $77,330 2.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $41.49 $40.78 $84,810 4.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $43.30 $47.62 $99,050 7.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $44.51 $47.83 $99,490 7.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $48.25 $47.93 $99,700 5.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $34.86 $39.52 $82,200 14.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $82,200 12.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $49.14 $53.00 $110,240 11.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $15.22 $16.98 $35,320 7.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $37.82 $39.33 $81,810 5.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $43.51 $37.34 $77,670 9.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $30.23 $31.23 $64,960 7.3 %
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 1,360 $24.92 $26.76 $55,660 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $20.85 $20.74 $43,150 3.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $23.49 $23.82 $49,530 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $15.92 $20.09 $41,790 20.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $27.39 $29.21 $60,750 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $24.83 $25.47 $52,970 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $20.89 $21.51 $44,730 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $24.39 $24.86 $51,710 4.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $21.33 $22.89 $47,610 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $31.59 $34.18 $71,090 8.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 190 $26.99 $28.88 $60,070 5.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $25.89 $27.68 $57,570 3.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $28.82 $29.50 $61,360 7.8 %
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 820 $26.07 $27.00 $56,160 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $22.86 $25.17 $52,340 9.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 $27.69 $29.21 $60,760 7.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 340 $22.87 $23.08 $48,020 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $30.74 $31.48 $65,490 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $29.00 $29.26 $60,850 6.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $37.15 $33.99 $70,690 6.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $30.11 $28.36 $58,990 5.4 %
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 790 $28.92 $30.48 $63,400 2.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $25.80 $27.18 $56,540 11.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 $32.86 $35.95 $74,770 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $25.79 $29.68 $61,740 7.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $18.41 $19.46 $40,480 6.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $23.55 $23.18 $48,220 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $25.19 $25.74 $53,540 3.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $28.34 $28.03 $58,310 3.9 %
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 1,470 $24.37 $26.79 $55,720 2.0 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 $27.15 $31.35 $65,200 7.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 180 $38.17 $39.52 $82,210 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $33.78 $34.62 $72,010 2.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $23.32 $28.17 $58,600 9.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 100 $19.69 $19.29 $40,110 3.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 300 $20.15 $18.97 $39,460 2.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $20.50 $20.19 $41,990 3.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 370 $22.33 $22.89 $47,620 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 690 $17.14 $17.20 $35,780 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $20.87 $20.83 $43,330 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 340 $16.29 $16.38 $34,070 8.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $9.24 $9.95 $20,700 4.3 %
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 130 $26.38 $28.92 $60,140 12.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $35.25 $40.17 $83,550 11.5 %
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 4,210 $26.70 $30.60 $63,650 13.2 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 190 (4) (4) $43,240 10.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $9.17 $9.52 $19,800 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $43,920 8.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 250 (4) (4) $41,080 6.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 260 (4) (4) $26,740 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 40 $15.71 $19.52 $40,600 11.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $13.69 $16.24 $33,770 8.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 310 (4) (4) $20,120 5.8 %
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 700 $18.11 $21.62 $44,970 9.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $17.94 $18.03 $37,490 4.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.96 $10.99 $22,850 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $22.35 $23.06 $47,960 2.1 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $15.01 $16.75 $34,840 8.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.32 $10.73 $22,320 6.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,950 $24.41 $27.85 $57,930 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $41.77 $41.77 $86,890 4.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 700 $28.24 $27.50 $57,190 5.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $25.72 $25.12 $52,250 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $18.02 $17.68 $36,770 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $34.11 $31.49 $65,500 4.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $13.29 $13.13 $27,300 8.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $12.11 $12.28 $25,550 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $17.21 $16.59 $34,510 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $17.30 $17.28 $35,950 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.69 $11.59 $24,100 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $12.44 $12.63 $26,260 6.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 980 $13.14 $13.44 $27,960 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 120 $14.65 $13.54 $28,160 12.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 430 $12.23 $12.45 $25,910 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 $16.38 $16.76 $34,860 10.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $14.20 $14.25 $29,640 2.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $13.54 $13.82 $28,750 7.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.98 $10.99 $22,850 5.4 %
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 420 $19.27 $19.06 $39,640 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $22.19 $22.43 $46,660 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 $13.79 $14.35 $29,850 13.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,460 $8.56 $9.77 $20,330 3.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 290 $12.51 $13.76 $28,610 10.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.69 $8.09 $16,840 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $12.41 $12.64 $26,300 6.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.13 $9.43 $19,620 2.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 $8.03 $8.85 $18,410 5.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $8.02 $9.43 $19,620 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,150 $7.92 $8.32 $17,320 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.72 $8.87 $18,450 3.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 970 $9.24 $10.58 $22,000 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $12.63 $12.23 $25,430 10.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.62 $7.73 $16,080 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $7.69 $8.61 $17,920 7.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $8.81 $9.58 $19,920 6.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,700 $11.31 $12.31 $25,600 3.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $14.98 $15.26 $31,740 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 $12.14 $12.42 $25,840 5.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 $9.33 $10.20 $21,220 4.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $10.57 $12.09 $25,150 5.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $14.58 $14.29 $29,720 8.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $10.51 $13.39 $27,840 15.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.79 $8.04 $16,720 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $10.11 $11.34 $23,580 7.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 220 $7.77 $8.45 $17,580 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.21 $9.36 $19,470 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $10.32 $12.92 $26,870 6.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 200 $16.33 $15.93 $33,130 8.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,560 $10.08 $14.10 $29,330 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 440 $15.27 $17.54 $36,480 5.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $29.14 $27.81 $57,840 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,470 $8.70 $9.19 $19,120 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $8.61 $9.97 $20,740 7.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 30 $16.84 $15.73 $32,710 10.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,360 $9.30 $11.10 $23,090 4.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $16.35 $21.25 $44,200 19.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $31.82 $30.95 $64,370 15.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $20.02 $29.67 $61,710 23.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $28.67 $36.79 $76,520 15.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 380 $23.85 $28.34 $58,940 8.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 310 $11.41 $12.21 $25,400 13.8 %
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 6,000 $14.58 $15.57 $32,380 5.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 230 $24.17 $24.26 $50,470 7.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 90 $13.80 $13.93 $28,970 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $15.31 $15.66 $32,570 3.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 30 $16.33 $16.66 $34,660 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 170 $10.96 $11.13 $23,160 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 290 $11.66 $12.80 $26,620 4.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 $8.83 $8.80 $18,300 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $9.52 $10.25 $21,320 9.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $18.11 $16.29 $33,870 4.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $12.96 $12.11 $25,180 10.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $10.90 $11.36 $23,630 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $19.12 $19.73 $41,040 4.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $11.43 $11.60 $24,120 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $18.94 $19.09 $39,700 2.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 90 $25.41 $23.64 $49,170 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $18.96 $19.30 $40,150 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $14.70 $14.91 $31,020 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 530 $11.04 $12.51 $26,020 6.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 420 $19.96 $20.14 $41,890 4.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $11.08 $12.22 $25,420 8.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 800 $18.79 $17.73 $36,890 7.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $13.59 $15.09 $31,390 8.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $15.78 $16.04 $33,370 6.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.75 $13.40 $27,880 18.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 990 $13.51 $14.64 $30,450 6.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $11.76 $12.79 $26,600 9.3 %
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 150 $14.08 $15.87 $33,010 7.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,440 $18.46 $19.21 $39,970 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $27.82 $30.27 $62,950 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 280 $19.45 $18.66 $38,800 4.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $18.16 $19.36 $40,270 7.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 110 $13.65 $14.17 $29,470 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $16.84 $17.82 $37,060 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 170 $18.43 $18.99 $39,500 2.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $16.13 $16.34 $33,990 5.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $21.88 $21.90 $45,560 3.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.48 $18.81 $39,120 6.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.89 $10.82 $22,510 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $25.84 $25.37 $52,760 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $17.86 $17.93 $37,300 2.9 %
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 1,650 $18.68 $19.23 $40,000 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 110 $28.41 $28.92 $60,160 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $28.09 $27.82 $57,870 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $20.18 $21.01 $43,710 10.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $19.32 $20.05 $41,700 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $14.95 $18.63 $38,760 18.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $17.16 $18.16 $37,780 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $18.85 $18.82 $39,140 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $19.64 $19.67 $40,910 5.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 420 $17.09 $16.86 $35,070 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $15.51 $15.92 $33,120 3.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,420 $15.19 $16.28 $33,870 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 200 $25.70 $26.62 $55,370 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $15.23 $16.27 $33,840 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $13.04 $12.26 $25,500 6.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $11.01 $12.98 $27,000 8.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $15.63 $16.47 $34,270 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $15.29 $15.82 $32,910 3.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $11.61 $12.21 $25,400 1.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $14.10 $13.84 $28,780 3.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $17.17 $16.83 $35,010 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 150 $17.05 $16.64 $34,620 5.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 $26.26 $25.71 $53,490 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $19.82 $20.78 $43,220 4.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $16.78 $16.39 $34,100 6.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.90 $14.45 $30,060 7.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $18.93 $18.95 $39,420 6.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $17.75 $19.39 $40,320 11.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $10.00 $11.94 $24,840 8.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 90 $11.13 $11.43 $23,780 6.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $13.51 $13.56 $28,210 3.7 %
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 1,740 $12.30 $14.05 $29,220 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $21.73 $23.01 $47,850 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 90 $18.04 $18.27 $37,990 26.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 270 $14.44 $14.68 $30,540 8.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 160 $11.91 $14.70 $30,580 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.71 $10.72 $22,300 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $16.99 $17.49 $36,390 7.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 100 $13.40 $14.22 $29,570 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 400 $11.33 $12.51 $26,010 4.6 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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