Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Billings, MT



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 Billings, MT, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana.

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 Billings, MT (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 80,820 $13.79 $17.37 $36,140 2.6 %
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 2,930 $33.43 $37.58 $78,170 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $44.58 $51.26 $106,620 10.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,190 $34.07 $39.66 $82,500 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $33.47 $36.96 $76,880 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $31.13 $34.49 $71,740 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $27.65 $29.16 $60,650 9.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $30.34 $29.71 $61,800 2.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $34.44 $34.92 $72,630 5.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $38.81 $40.40 $84,040 9.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 $38.14 $41.25 $85,800 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $30.49 $39.16 $81,450 15.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $70,410 6.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $46.18 $46.75 $97,240 7.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $21.59 $22.01 $45,780 6.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $13.83 $14.78 $30,740 8.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $20.07 $24.34 $50,620 8.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $36.55 $40.80 $84,870 7.5 %
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 2,540 $21.40 $24.71 $51,400 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $21.18 $21.75 $45,230 6.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $26.15 $26.67 $55,470 5.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $15.27 $19.79 $41,150 2.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $17.15 $20.84 $43,350 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $20.85 $21.38 $44,480 16.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $16.52 $18.57 $38,620 7.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $20.50 $22.83 $47,480 6.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $19.06 $19.94 $41,470 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $28.31 $29.81 $62,010 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $30.37 $31.48 $65,480 6.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $14.12 $15.03 $31,260 5.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 400 $26.26 $28.55 $59,390 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 $20.28 $25.33 $52,690 12.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $19.00 $23.06 $47,960 22.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $28.92 $29.11 $60,550 3.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $29.23 $28.21 $58,670 3.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $19.17 $22.80 $47,420 7.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $26.74 $24.82 $51,620 7.6 %
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 940 $22.57 $24.09 $50,100 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $23.62 $23.06 $47,950 6.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 110 $24.96 $24.96 $51,920 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $14.79 $16.27 $33,850 4.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $28.58 $29.87 $62,130 10.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $22.88 $24.11 $50,160 4.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $28.88 $29.08 $60,480 7.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $35.75 $32.84 $68,300 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 1,410 $25.61 $27.74 $57,700 3.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $19.94 $23.42 $48,720 16.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 120 $28.38 $28.15 $58,560 10.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $33.45 $32.87 $68,360 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 140 $34.48 $33.74 $70,180 5.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $29.42 $31.98 $66,520 6.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $45.60 $42.62 $88,650 4.9 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) $42.94 $49.65 $103,280 11.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 120 $18.53 $21.68 $45,100 10.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $21.48 $22.90 $47,630 5.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $16.57 $17.04 $35,440 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $19.40 $19.68 $40,940 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $29.57 $30.57 $63,580 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $14.67 $18.53 $38,530 3.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $19.28 $18.62 $38,720 3.6 %
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 730 $22.42 $25.09 $52,180 5.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $31.64 $30.81 $64,090 2.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $26.50 $27.98 $58,210 1.7 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 70 $39.29 $41.52 $86,360 10.8 %
19-2043 Hydrologists (8) $25.94 $29.81 $62,000 6.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $24.99 $29.82 $62,020 14.2 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 50 $15.89 $20.28 $42,180 15.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $13.60 $15.75 $32,760 1.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $20.90 $22.87 $47,580 2.6 %
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 1,480 $15.03 $16.42 $34,150 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $15.47 $15.59 $32,420 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $23.54 $21.45 $44,610 4.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $12.37 $14.99 $31,170 8.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $17.04 $20.69 $43,030 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $26.12 $25.01 $52,020 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $18.18 $19.01 $39,540 4.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 90 $18.04 $19.07 $39,670 1.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $9.62 $12.63 $26,270 13.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 480 $12.29 $12.74 $26,490 3.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $11.45 $12.33 $25,640 8.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 130 $15.88 $17.19 $35,760 7.2 %
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 820 $24.23 $28.95 $60,210 9.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 340 $30.90 $39.75 $82,680 11.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $18.50 $19.57 $40,700 5.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 250 $17.77 $21.09 $43,870 5.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $19.87 $19.70 $40,970 4.6 %
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 3,520 $18.65 $17.71 $36,840 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 70 $12.09 $12.42 $25,840 6.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $39,670 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 (4) (4) $39,150 7.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 190 (4) (4) $43,100 3.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 750 (4) (4) $40,720 3.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $41,680 4.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 $15.02 $15.03 $31,260 12.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 210 (4) (4) $21,120 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $24.21 $23.43 $48,740 4.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.55 $13.42 $27,910 6.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $18.68 $19.14 $39,820 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 480 (4) (4) $17,640 5.4 %
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 1,130 $13.78 $16.23 $33,760 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $16.88 $19.64 $40,850 9.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $9.38 $10.02 $20,840 6.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $23.43 $24.08 $50,090 9.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $19,180 9.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $12.86 $14.64 $30,460 8.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $16.42 $16.53 $34,380 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $22.96 $24.05 $50,010 4.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $19.61 $21.26 $44,220 9.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $13.73 $13.21 $27,490 3.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $17.26 $18.43 $38,340 4.0 %
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 5,570 $27.16 $32.79 $68,210 6.1 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $13.18 $17.94 $37,320 29.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $46.34 $60.47 $125,770 29.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $21.17 $21.48 $44,680 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $48.58 $47.52 $98,850 3.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $62.08 $58.41 $121,490 9.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 400 (5) $86.94 $180,840 16.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $31.29 $30.11 $62,630 1.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $24.53 $24.80 $51,580 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $27.18 $28.07 $58,380 2.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $29.00 $29.12 $60,560 15.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $27.15 $26.72 $55,580 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $31.53 $31.07 $64,630 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $14.22 $15.76 $32,780 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $12.73 $13.32 $27,710 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $15.88 $16.78 $34,910 2.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 110 $14.00 $14.44 $30,040 4.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $16.07 $19.63 $40,840 2.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 2,840 $11.27 $11.79 $24,520 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 720 $10.30 $10.14 $21,090 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $11.18 $11.37 $23,660 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $14.24 $14.57 $30,320 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 240 $13.59 $13.33 $27,720 5.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 140 $10.11 $10.70 $22,270 3.0 %
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 1,250 $14.63 $16.75 $34,850 7.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $28.03 $32.16 $66,880 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $23.13 $22.83 $47,490 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 440 $10.36 $10.42 $21,660 2.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 90 $8.52 $10.74 $22,340 4.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $12.74 $13.65 $28,400 4.6 %
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 8,350 $8.56 $9.24 $19,210 2.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $13.21 $14.66 $30,500 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.67 $8.74 $18,190 6.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $9.54 $9.90 $20,590 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 670 $9.70 $9.85 $20,500 3.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $8.92 $9.57 $19,900 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,330 $8.27 $8.54 $17,760 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,160 $8.59 $9.04 $18,800 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $8.12 $8.57 $17,830 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,070 $8.24 $8.83 $18,370 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $11.98 $11.54 $23,990 10.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 270 $7.99 $8.37 $17,400 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $8.56 $8.65 $18,000 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $7.89 $7.94 $16,510 4.0 %
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 2,860 $10.04 $11.29 $23,490 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $15.21 $16.08 $33,450 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $25.90 $24.85 $51,690 7.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $10.76 $11.42 $23,760 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $8.40 $8.71 $18,130 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 670 $12.63 $12.45 $25,900 3.3 %
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 1,760 $8.61 $10.18 $21,180 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.81 $9.30 $19,350 7.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $7.92 $8.38 $17,440 5.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $10.92 $12.60 $26,220 13.8 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (8) $7.83 $8.23 $17,120 4.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 570 $8.22 $8.41 $17,490 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $9.40 $11.19 $23,270 12.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $27.31 $25.00 $52,000 8.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 270 $9.94 $12.21 $25,400 10.1 %
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 10,710 $10.81 $14.56 $30,280 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 860 $14.20 $16.53 $34,380 4.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $24.73 $30.27 $62,970 11.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,650 $8.25 $8.72 $18,150 1.8 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $11.11 $10.76 $22,380 10.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $9.44 $10.65 $22,160 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $11.64 $13.05 $27,140 9.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,430 $9.66 $12.04 $25,050 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $10.55 $13.70 $28,500 18.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $16.37 $21.85 $45,440 13.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $13.26 $14.27 $29,680 4.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 90 $17.03 $19.61 $40,790 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,280 $20.49 $23.25 $48,360 5.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 170 $17.97 $20.06 $41,720 4.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 200 $13.11 $13.25 $27,550 5.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 $12.11 $13.17 $27,390 10.5 %
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 13,680 $13.16 $14.32 $29,780 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 710 $19.53 $22.99 $47,810 5.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $12.19 $12.42 $25,840 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $14.40 $16.58 $34,490 6.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $13.98 $14.04 $29,200 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,060 $13.99 $14.72 $30,620 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $14.76 $14.23 $29,590 3.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $17.93 $17.71 $36,840 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $12.20 $12.56 $26,130 3.0 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $15.45 $15.80 $32,870 3.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $12.16 $12.64 $26,290 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 910 $14.23 $14.83 $30,850 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $11.28 $11.47 $23,850 1.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $8.02 $8.33 $17,330 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $14.80 $15.40 $32,020 7.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $12.05 $13.18 $27,410 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $15.24 $15.84 $32,950 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 600 $11.65 $11.79 $24,520 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $10.84 $12.34 $25,670 11.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $16.41 $16.18 $33,660 4.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $10.87 $11.59 $24,110 5.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $17.40 $17.54 $36,490 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $16.51 $18.49 $38,460 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $24.91 $51,810 4.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $25.53 $23.66 $49,220 3.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 $23.60 $21.85 $45,450 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $20.07 $19.66 $40,900 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $11.12 $11.75 $24,440 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 920 $9.69 $10.33 $21,490 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 520 $15.74 $16.86 $35,070 4.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 210 $14.68 $14.72 $30,630 5.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 $13.31 $14.02 $29,170 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,050 $12.32 $12.78 $26,590 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $11.89 $12.90 $26,840 7.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $19.00 $20.89 $43,460 11.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $9.72 $10.38 $21,590 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 990 $11.30 $12.12 $25,220 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $11.31 $11.38 $23,660 3.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 140 $19.57 $20.08 $41,780 11.6 %
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 (8) $9.59 $10.27 $21,350 5.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $9.18 $9.28 $19,300 3.7 %
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 4,710 $17.62 $18.74 $38,980 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $27.27 $27.44 $57,080 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $21.77 $21.81 $45,370 20.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 960 $16.10 $16.58 $34,500 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $16.36 $20.16 $41,920 11.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 830 $16.25 $17.39 $36,170 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $20.42 $20.02 $41,640 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians (8) $20.11 $19.77 $41,130 21.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $15.55 $15.36 $31,940 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $17.08 $17.97 $37,370 11.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $18.90 $19.47 $40,500 8.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $22.54 $21.74 $45,210 7.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $12.44 $13.16 $27,380 7.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $15.53 $17.47 $36,340 2.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $11.09 $11.80 $24,540 4.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $14.11 $14.51 $30,180 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $10.73 $10.65 $22,150 3.6 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $12.27 $11.96 $24,870 8.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $22.88 $23.43 $48,730 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $19.07 $18.47 $38,410 6.5 %
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 3,970 $17.06 $18.24 $37,940 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $26.15 $26.23 $54,560 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.95 $20.00 $41,610 11.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $21.41 $20.79 $43,240 8.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 120 $15.96 $15.42 $32,070 5.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 $20.08 $19.93 $41,450 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $19.28 $19.59 $40,740 6.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 50 $15.04 $15.29 $31,800 2.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $15.21 $16.28 $33,850 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $18.87 $21.36 $44,430 9.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $18.18 $18.10 $37,660 6.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $21.16 $19.83 $41,240 4.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.58 $11.35 $23,610 3.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $20.59 $19.18 $39,890 5.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $12.05 $11.18 $23,250 14.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $18.09 $20.56 $42,760 13.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $15.03 $16.66 $34,650 4.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $16.45 $16.64 $34,610 3.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $28.70 $29.73 $61,830 6.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $8.85 $9.31 $19,370 6.0 %
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 2,910 $14.15 $15.78 $32,810 3.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $21.61 $24.45 $50,850 9.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $14.58 $15.43 $32,090 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 190 $12.25 $13.41 $27,900 5.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 130 $10.16 $10.92 $22,720 6.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $14.40 $14.45 $30,060 5.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.13 $9.59 $19,940 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 $19.03 $19.00 $39,520 6.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $16.77 $16.84 $35,030 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $12.46 $13.02 $27,090 7.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $14.48 $14.77 $30,720 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $10.92 $11.15 $23,190 5.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.15 $9.61 $19,990 2.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.60 $11.78 $24,500 9.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $22.71 $22.81 $47,440 5.7 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 160 $27.70 $26.12 $54,340 7.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 150 $17.80 $17.24 $35,850 10.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.08 $19.50 $40,560 23.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 60 $16.51 $18.22 $37,890 7.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $13.28 $13.99 $29,100 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $14.64 $15.43 $32,080 7.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 110 $11.14 $11.77 $24,480 6.1 %
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 6,520 $13.65 $15.03 $31,260 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $18.85 $20.65 $42,940 5.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $24.40 $24.02 $49,950 3.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $48,450 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $14.29 $16.11 $33,510 17.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,450 $17.65 $19.04 $39,590 5.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 930 $11.42 $13.00 $27,050 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.63 $9.30 $19,340 8.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $10.60 $11.04 $22,970 6.0 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 50 $22.34 $27.16 $56,490 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $19.73 $22.40 $46,590 12.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $14.00 $14.17 $29,480 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 400 $8.85 $9.12 $18,970 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,470 $12.17 $12.77 $26,560 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 200 $10.06 $10.09 $20,990 4.2 %

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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