Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bowling Green, KY



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 Bowling Green, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Bowling Green, KY (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 55,680 $13.44 $16.95 $35,250 1.8 %
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 2,280 $33.72 $37.33 $77,660 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $76.06 $80.63 $167,720 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 680 $33.87 $38.02 $79,070 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $29.29 $35.18 $73,170 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $36.56 $45.11 $93,840 11.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $28.39 $34.53 $71,820 6.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $32.06 $31.27 $65,030 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $42.74 $40.54 $84,320 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $37.89 $36.85 $76,650 3.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $36.90 $41.14 $85,580 11.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $37.32 $37.41 $77,800 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $31.58 $31.60 $65,730 5.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $28.48 $29.79 $61,960 3.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $74,100 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $44.76 $43.02 $89,490 2.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $19.67 $21.24 $44,170 3.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $36.02 $38.31 $79,690 6.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $14.14 $15.49 $32,220 10.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $25.08 $28.31 $58,880 7.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $35.79 $38.54 $80,160 7.9 %
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 1,570 $22.35 $24.32 $50,580 2.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $21.41 $21.67 $45,070 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $24.91 $25.69 $53,430 13.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $21.05 $22.01 $45,790 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $25.41 $24.50 $50,950 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $17.19 $21.49 $44,700 10.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $21.29 $21.73 $45,200 5.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $23.99 $23.99 $49,900 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $32.49 $35.09 $72,980 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $25.25 $25.65 $53,350 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $21.97 $24.06 $50,040 4.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $19.78 $21.16 $44,020 15.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $19.75 $19.79 $41,160 7.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $21.95 $25.47 $52,980 8.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $26.90 $29.80 $61,980 11.2 %
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 530 $23.90 $24.38 $50,700 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $22.96 $22.59 $46,990 5.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 $31.84 $31.13 $64,740 6.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $15.27 $16.20 $33,700 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $27.02 $27.31 $56,800 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $23.96 $24.28 $50,510 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $24.50 $26.21 $54,520 3.8 %
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 600 $26.66 $27.48 $57,170 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $33.57 $32.67 $67,950 3.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $26.42 $28.73 $59,770 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $31.57 $31.80 $66,140 4.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $33.02 $34.49 $71,750 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $20.96 $21.35 $44,420 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $29.56 $26.89 $55,920 7.3 %
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 510 $19.56 $20.32 $42,270 7.3 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $21.73 $22.71 $47,230 5.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $13.36 $13.02 $27,090 15.5 %
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 850 $16.70 $17.41 $36,210 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $22.79 $22.53 $46,860 4.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $20.73 $20.96 $43,600 5.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $16.84 $17.07 $35,510 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $18.07 $19.36 $40,270 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $16.82 $17.59 $36,590 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $11.81 $12.82 $26,660 5.1 %
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 400 $16.56 $25.17 $52,350 18.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $32.63 $45.42 $94,480 22.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 $15.09 $15.03 $31,260 5.0 %
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 3,870 $21.11 $23.04 $47,930 9.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $21.21 $21.15 $44,000 8.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $9.88 $12.08 $25,130 10.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 660 (4) (4) $42,850 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 200 (4) (4) $46,580 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 350 (4) (4) $48,080 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $13.78 $14.09 $29,300 13.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $8.85 $10.33 $21,490 20.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 80 (4) (4) $33,560 16.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $24.82 $24.42 $50,780 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $19.92 $22.50 $46,810 2.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 680 (4) (4) $20,420 2.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 90 $15.25 $18.21 $37,880 1.6 %
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 540 $15.94 $17.64 $36,700 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $18.95 $18.10 $37,660 5.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 $13.83 $15.09 $31,380 12.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $18.29 $19.13 $39,800 2.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 50 $21.48 $22.08 $45,920 15.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $12.20 $13.50 $28,070 4.1 %
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 3,340 $26.77 $33.35 $69,360 8.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $76.66 $73.92 $153,750 24.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $24.12 $22.24 $46,260 3.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $52.49 $52.34 $108,860 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $91.44 $190,200 16.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $106.07 $220,620 21.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $117.39 $244,160 18.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,200 $28.00 $28.69 $59,660 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $34.93 $38.79 $80,680 10.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $39.26 $41.38 $86,070 8.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $21.76 $21.96 $45,680 4.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $35.58 $36.37 $75,640 4.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $26.14 $25.60 $53,250 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.00 $17.53 $36,450 17.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $20.97 $21.97 $45,690 7.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $22.70 $22.97 $47,780 3.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $10.97 $11.10 $23,090 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $17.09 $16.99 $35,330 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $16.98 $16.81 $34,970 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $14.74 $15.48 $32,200 11.6 %
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 1,500 $11.74 $13.26 $27,580 6.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 80 $9.61 $10.17 $21,150 6.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 580 $10.92 $10.76 $22,370 2.3 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $25.16 $26.63 $55,400 7.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $26.07 $26.93 $56,020 9.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $15.60 $15.51 $32,260 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $11.18 $11.44 $23,790 2.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.60 $11.54 $24,010 2.7 %
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 630 $17.50 $18.38 $38,230 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $28.18 $31.82 $66,180 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $18.88 $19.25 $40,050 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) $12.00 $11.44 $23,790 5.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $13.23 $16.42 $34,150 2.7 %
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 5,430 $7.83 $8.61 $17,900 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $12.05 $12.47 $25,930 4.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 160 $8.20 $8.30 $17,260 8.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $10.45 $10.22 $21,250 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 600 $8.92 $9.21 $19,150 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 200 $9.30 $9.92 $20,630 3.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $7.57 $8.06 $16,760 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,020 $7.45 $7.58 $15,770 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.37 $7.53 $15,660 7.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 $7.55 $8.03 $16,690 3.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.08 $8.65 $17,990 7.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.38 $7.64 $15,890 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $7.66 $8.14 $16,940 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.89 $7.98 $16,600 3.1 %
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 1,830 $9.47 $10.35 $21,540 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.37 $14.91 $31,020 5.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $16.69 $17.65 $36,700 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $9.64 $10.36 $21,560 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $8.30 $8.52 $17,730 4.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $9.36 $9.83 $20,450 3.2 %
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 1,400 $8.52 $9.90 $20,590 4.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $12.14 $13.57 $28,220 7.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.05 $8.56 $17,810 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $8.24 $8.58 $17,850 6.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $9.93 $11.34 $23,580 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $7.61 $7.95 $16,530 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $17.25 $17.70 $36,810 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $8.60 $9.53 $19,810 11.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 100 $9.50 $9.78 $20,350 3.6 %
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 6,580 $9.26 $13.41 $27,900 4.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 800 $14.05 $15.75 $32,750 6.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $19.30 $21.24 $44,190 7.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,300 $7.45 $8.13 $16,920 2.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $7.38 $9.38 $19,500 8.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $12.89 $13.65 $28,380 7.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,370 $8.39 $9.90 $20,600 3.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $20.43 $26.07 $54,230 16.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 $29.12 $37.94 $78,920 20.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $18.25 $21.14 $43,970 11.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $35.24 $36.95 $76,870 18.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 610 $18.30 $19.75 $41,070 7.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 $12.67 $13.59 $28,270 8.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $12.43 $11.55 $24,020 8.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.24 $15.67 $32,600 3.8 %
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 9,190 $12.39 $13.54 $28,160 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $18.03 $18.90 $39,320 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $11.14 $11.23 $23,360 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $14.53 $14.92 $31,040 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $13.58 $13.63 $28,350 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 770 $13.88 $14.13 $29,400 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $15.15 $15.39 $32,010 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 170 $10.37 $10.33 $21,490 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,320 $11.86 $13.19 $27,420 5.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $10.25 $9.94 $20,680 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $8.50 $8.66 $18,020 4.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $11.00 $10.84 $22,550 4.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $10.73 $11.00 $22,890 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $14.92 $14.87 $30,930 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $11.18 $12.90 $26,840 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.02 $16.22 $33,730 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 480 $9.94 $10.63 $22,110 3.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $14.62 $15.27 $31,770 3.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $8.55 $8.70 $18,090 5.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $15.74 $15.54 $32,330 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $14.29 $14.88 $30,940 6.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $15.75 $15.63 $32,510 9.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $23.29 $22.43 $46,650 3.0 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $25.25 $22.50 $46,800 4.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $21.64 $22.12 $46,000 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $13.88 $14.19 $29,510 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,080 $8.50 $10.79 $22,450 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 560 $16.40 $17.23 $35,840 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $12.89 $13.39 $27,860 5.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $11.49 $11.72 $24,370 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 480 $11.06 $11.31 $23,520 1.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 740 $10.86 $11.30 $23,510 3.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.62 $12.03 $25,030 6.9 %
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 60 $9.15 $10.34 $21,520 5.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $8.42 $8.76 $18,210 5.0 %
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 2,390 $14.94 $16.06 $33,410 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $19.54 $21.29 $44,290 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $15.96 $16.66 $34,650 5.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 $15.38 $16.05 $33,390 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $13.65 $14.09 $29,310 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $12.90 $13.45 $27,970 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $18.27 $18.52 $38,520 5.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $15.60 $17.34 $36,070 10.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $13.70 $13.45 $27,980 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $11.59 $11.67 $24,260 2.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $14.57 $13.13 $27,300 11.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 100 $10.56 $10.79 $22,450 4.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,310 $16.01 $17.14 $35,660 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $22.24 $23.42 $48,700 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.28 $15.75 $32,760 8.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $16.85 $17.82 $37,070 11.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $14.45 $15.65 $32,550 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 $16.82 $17.65 $36,710 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $12.10 $12.40 $25,780 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $15.30 $15.83 $32,920 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 190 $21.95 $21.91 $45,580 6.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $13.97 $14.52 $30,210 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $15.01 $15.99 $33,250 6.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $13.54 $13.25 $27,560 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $17.46 $16.72 $34,770 8.1 %
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 6,070 $14.11 $15.35 $31,920 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 380 $19.56 $21.60 $44,930 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 990 $14.70 $14.56 $30,290 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $13.28 $13.69 $28,470 5.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 220 $12.50 $13.50 $28,080 6.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 $16.62 $16.21 $33,710 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $14.09 $15.02 $31,240 4.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.93 $19.46 $40,480 9.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $16.28 $16.27 $33,830 8.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.53 $8.62 $17,920 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $8.62 $8.46 $17,600 4.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.63 $8.84 $18,390 4.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $9.65 $9.83 $20,450 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $19.10 $19.19 $39,920 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.77 $10.57 $21,990 10.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $16.40 $15.35 $31,920 3.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.39 $13.68 $28,460 5.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.47 $16.01 $33,290 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $11.89 $13.15 $27,360 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $13.99 $14.34 $29,820 5.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.41 $10.94 $22,750 5.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 690 $12.44 $12.94 $26,920 4.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 380 $17.15 $18.24 $37,940 21.7 %
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 3,820 $12.71 $13.45 $27,990 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $17.48 $18.24 $37,940 7.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $18.86 $18.42 $38,320 7.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $14.11 $13.71 $28,510 4.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $12.17 $12.38 $25,750 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 660 $15.14 $16.48 $34,280 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 320 $12.53 $15.18 $31,570 11.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.27 $9.59 $19,950 8.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.21 $14.52 $30,210 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 410 $11.89 $12.29 $25,550 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) $8.84 $9.08 $18,880 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 680 $9.78 $10.71 $22,270 3.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $9.85 $10.73 $22,310 8.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $11.99 $11.38 $23,680 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $16.51 $15.33 $31,890 11.1 %

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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