Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids, 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 136,700 $16.08 $19.74 $41,070 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 6,490 $43.25 $46.17 $96,040 4.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 220 $79.43 $81.86 $170,270 7.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,040 $45.99 $53.33 $110,920 4.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $24,520 15.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $35.43 $36.82 $76,590 11.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 180 $38.98 $43.80 $91,100 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $45.18 $49.30 $102,550 5.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $38.02 $37.61 $78,230 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 360 $35.15 $38.49 $80,050 11.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 520 $54.62 $52.11 $108,380 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 550 $44.46 $49.43 $102,810 3.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $35.65 $38.95 $81,010 5.0 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 30 $35.82 $35.78 $74,420 3.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 $47.75 $51.74 $107,610 8.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 530 $54.07 $54.35 $113,050 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $44.75 $45.09 $93,790 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $31.46 $32.54 $67,680 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $47.75 $55.97 $116,420 9.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $16.43 $18.25 $37,970 6.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $77,490 4.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 120 $28.41 $30.88 $64,240 3.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 450 $56.17 $55.83 $116,130 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $21.96 $22.90 $47,620 5.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $34.45 $37.54 $78,070 4.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $25.71 $26.02 $54,120 2.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $14.94 $20.67 $42,990 14.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $24.31 $25.15 $52,320 5.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 460 $37.17 $40.26 $83,740 4.2 %
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 6,010 $24.40 $26.39 $54,890 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $27.53 $29.09 $60,500 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $24.15 $25.66 $53,380 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 $24.74 $25.29 $52,610 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 210 $18.24 $20.57 $42,790 3.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 200 $23.81 $24.28 $50,490 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $19.48 $20.96 $43,600 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (8) $16.33 $18.13 $37,720 4.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 270 $20.38 $22.82 $47,470 4.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 280 $20.31 $22.40 $46,590 9.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $25.63 $28.95 $60,210 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 350 $31.26 $33.03 $68,700 4.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 960 $26.24 $27.49 $57,180 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,180 $25.08 $27.28 $56,730 2.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 180 $23.85 $28.08 $58,420 11.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 70 $24.06 $30.98 $64,440 11.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 250 $29.74 $30.67 $63,790 2.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $32.11 $27.30 $56,790 17.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 180 $28.35 $29.47 $61,310 5.9 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners (8) $36.19 $38.11 $79,270 3.1 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.33 $17.20 $35,780 4.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 420 $26.07 $28.12 $58,490 3.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $17.90 $18.94 $39,400 2.6 %
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 5,310 $32.53 $33.10 $68,840 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 550 $28.93 $29.78 $61,940 3.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 1,560 $35.74 $36.36 $75,630 2.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 500 $21.79 $23.71 $49,320 3.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 500 $29.51 $30.93 $64,340 2.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $33.27 $32.37 $67,330 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 340 $29.15 $29.49 $61,330 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 $28.22 $27.99 $58,220 4.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 260 $28.11 $29.14 $60,610 3.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 70 $25.38 $27.10 $56,380 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 4,060 $29.47 $31.06 $64,610 1.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 $36.49 $36.33 $75,580 5.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $25.66 $26.51 $55,150 2.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 170 $30.89 $32.08 $66,720 2.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) $40.01 $42.46 $88,320 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 820 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 110 $32.96 $35.97 $74,810 7.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 380 $35.56 $35.45 $73,730 1.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 50 $31.75 $33.54 $69,760 6.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $33.77 $35.43 $73,690 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 80 $24.56 $26.57 $55,270 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $20.99 $21.46 $44,640 3.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $11.79 $15.50 $32,240 7.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 170 $26.20 $25.87 $53,800 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $19.60 $19.41 $40,380 7.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $25.58 $25.85 $53,760 2.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 100 $22.81 $23.78 $49,470 2.4 %
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 770 $24.73 $27.40 $56,980 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $28.58 $33.27 $69,190 11.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 310 $29.84 $31.71 $65,970 4.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $26.11 $26.68 $55,490 2.9 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $15.33 $18.64 $38,780 15.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $21.11 $21.51 $44,740 3.6 %
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 1,810 $15.33 $16.56 $34,450 5.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 100 $17.48 $17.31 $35,990 6.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $19.61 $20.46 $42,560 3.5 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $13.73 $16.32 $33,950 20.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 430 $9.92 $12.49 $25,980 9.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 440 $18.17 $18.91 $39,320 5.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $19.27 $19.58 $40,720 2.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $14.81 $15.32 $31,870 6.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $14.51 $15.96 $33,200 6.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $13.26 $13.90 $28,920 6.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 130 $14.42 $14.97 $31,130 4.9 %
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 700 $25.04 $30.89 $64,250 5.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 340 $37.22 $41.77 $86,880 8.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 $19.30 $19.91 $41,410 4.0 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 40 $17.05 $20.09 $41,790 25.5 %
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 8,360 $17.82 $19.11 $39,750 4.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $18.59 $20.92 $43,520 8.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.86 $12.29 $25,570 13.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $48,180 5.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,200 (4) (4) $41,610 4.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $42,890 5.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,150 (4) (4) $41,150 4.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $41,670 6.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $43,420 5.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $45,020 4.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 400 (4) (4) $41,130 5.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $23.54 $22.16 $46,090 5.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $31,890 11.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $24.15 $24.10 $50,130 4.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $11.88 $12.08 $25,130 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $27.56 $27.30 $56,780 2.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,350 (4) (4) $23,930 3.2 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 80 $14.56 $18.10 $37,650 7.1 %
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 2,030 $15.41 $17.62 $36,650 3.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.75 $11.82 $24,580 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 $19.13 $19.97 $41,540 2.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $16.72 $17.12 $35,610 9.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 80 $10.94 $12.02 $25,000 4.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $26.86 $28.10 $58,450 13.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 320 (4) (4) $21,930 4.6 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 30 $15.49 $16.46 $34,240 10.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $11.00 $13.78 $28,660 12.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $18.35 $20.82 $43,300 8.0 %
27-3041 Editors 180 $18.63 $19.92 $41,430 4.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 100 $27.35 $27.07 $56,310 2.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 $20.85 $21.05 $43,790 8.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4021 Photographers (8) $9.81 $13.08 $27,200 20.7 %
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 6,330 $23.46 $28.62 $59,520 3.9 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $40.89 $48.40 $100,670 20.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $23.85 $23.93 $49,780 2.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $36.01 $45.87 $95,410 18.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 450 $47.26 $45.75 $95,150 2.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $98.14 $204,130 8.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $104.04 $216,400 20.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $110.92 $230,720 12.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $38.16 $37.63 $78,280 3.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,630 $24.53 $24.97 $51,950 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $27.47 $27.20 $56,580 7.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $32.91 $34.27 $71,290 4.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $21.23 $21.76 $45,260 1.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $33.79 $30.97 $64,410 12.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $23.60 $23.62 $49,130 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.39 $18.02 $37,490 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $30.78 $30.50 $63,440 2.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $20.58 $22.79 $47,410 7.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $28.62 $28.35 $58,970 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $19.89 $19.52 $40,600 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $10.50 $11.66 $24,240 5.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $14.71 $14.50 $30,160 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $13.50 $13.37 $27,810 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 510 $18.10 $18.35 $38,180 2.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $13.58 $14.08 $29,280 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $13.27 $14.57 $30,300 8.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $11.06 $12.25 $25,490 9.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $12.46 $13.43 $27,940 4.1 %
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 3,150 $12.07 $12.87 $26,780 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 680 $10.94 $11.32 $23,550 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,470 $11.55 $11.96 $24,870 2.2 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $20.47 $21.14 $43,970 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $19.48 $18.66 $38,820 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $16.40 $16.22 $33,740 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $13.96 $14.19 $29,510 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $14.29 $14.53 $30,230 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $11.34 $11.20 $23,290 2.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $11.75 $12.04 $25,040 4.5 %
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 1,810 $15.08 $17.03 $35,420 8.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $31.35 $32.73 $68,080 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $23.63 $23.16 $48,170 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 690 $10.02 $10.73 $22,320 4.2 %
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 10,860 $8.63 $9.53 $19,830 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $23.16 $22.88 $47,600 3.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $12.71 $13.46 $28,010 1.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $7.89 $8.06 $16,760 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $11.59 $11.32 $23,550 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 740 $8.67 $9.17 $19,070 5.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.71 $8.31 $17,280 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 690 $8.58 $9.00 $18,720 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 800 $8.35 $9.10 $18,930 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,970 $8.58 $9.17 $19,060 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.39 $8.53 $17,750 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,040 $8.24 $9.27 $19,280 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 230 $9.51 $9.91 $20,620 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $8.51 $9.43 $19,620 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $8.28 $9.12 $18,970 3.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $7.95 $8.42 $17,520 4.1 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 80 $9.66 $9.96 $20,720 2.3 %
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 3,600 $10.23 $11.29 $23,480 3.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $18.70 $19.91 $41,420 4.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $16.04 $19.78 $41,140 8.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,790 $9.70 $11.06 $23,000 5.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $9.54 $9.77 $20,330 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 740 $10.73 $11.07 $23,030 6.0 %
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 2,910 $9.17 $10.20 $21,210 2.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $14.26 $14.03 $29,170 6.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $8.60 $9.16 $19,040 3.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $8.02 $8.53 $17,740 5.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $7.94 $9.22 $19,170 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 340 $10.28 $11.12 $23,140 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,030 $9.20 $9.50 $19,770 5.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $9.40 $9.58 $19,920 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $10.80 $12.95 $26,930 7.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 290 $8.76 $10.80 $22,470 6.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.92 $8.24 $17,130 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 15,410 $12.05 $17.44 $36,280 3.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,140 $16.91 $18.49 $38,470 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 $26.35 $30.02 $62,430 8.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,420 $8.39 $8.96 $18,630 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $7.52 $10.35 $21,520 11.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 250 $13.59 $13.90 $28,920 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,290 $10.01 $12.69 $26,390 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $17.79 $19.63 $40,840 7.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 500 $20.25 $30.36 $63,140 22.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 260 $39.36 $45.27 $94,150 13.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $15.78 $15.80 $32,860 8.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 720 $21.52 $32.98 $68,600 17.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 650 $33.51 $35.41 $73,640 5.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,730 $23.70 $27.91 $58,050 6.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $10.80 $11.02 $22,920 4.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $16.39 $24.90 $51,790 26.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $35.93 $39.54 $82,250 8.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,140 $10.32 $11.00 $22,890 6.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 150 $16.00 $16.85 $35,050 5.4 %
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 21,790 $13.99 $14.92 $31,030 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,020 $20.53 $22.48 $46,750 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $10.54 $11.02 $22,920 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $14.87 $15.51 $32,260 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 480 $14.43 $15.07 $31,340 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,920 $14.45 $15.05 $31,300 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $17.57 $17.54 $36,490 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $18.22 $18.00 $37,440 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $11.19 $11.48 $23,890 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $20.22 $21.42 $44,550 8.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $16.34 $16.79 $34,930 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,910 $14.03 $14.77 $30,710 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.86 $10.88 $22,620 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $9.22 $9.39 $19,520 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $10.58 $10.71 $22,280 2.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $11.57 $11.27 $23,450 4.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.90 $13.94 $29,000 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $17.43 $17.55 $36,500 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 750 $14.69 $14.64 $30,450 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $16.49 $16.71 $34,760 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 850 $12.15 $12.27 $25,520 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $13.90 $15.46 $32,150 3.7 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $10.88 $12.47 $25,930 12.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $9.57 $10.38 $21,590 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $17.02 $16.89 $35,130 3.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $13.73 $13.84 $28,790 9.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $12.41 $14.21 $29,560 10.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $25.31 $52,630 3.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $25.80 $23.74 $49,370 3.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 200 $25.25 $23.10 $48,040 4.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 360 $19.87 $20.66 $42,980 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 590 $13.67 $14.49 $30,130 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,600 $10.04 $10.91 $22,700 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $11.94 $13.15 $27,340 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,170 $18.27 $18.93 $39,380 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $17.23 $16.67 $34,680 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $12.80 $12.82 $26,670 5.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,380 $12.85 $13.29 $27,650 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 $15.04 $16.13 $33,560 4.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $12.45 $13.26 $27,590 5.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $13.99 $13.85 $28,800 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 290 $14.39 $14.93 $31,040 2.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $10.72 $11.11 $23,120 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,830 $13.34 $13.85 $28,810 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $14.22 $14.18 $29,490 3.6 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 60 $15.06 $15.11 $31,430 6.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $18.01 $17.92 $37,280 4.8 %
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 110 $13.68 $14.65 $30,470 7.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $14.38 $13.88 $28,860 5.7 %
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 6,750 $19.52 $20.41 $42,450 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $26.43 $28.93 $60,170 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $21.89 $21.55 $44,830 7.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 930 $19.06 $20.44 $42,510 4.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $10.97 $12.82 $26,670 13.3 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 110 $14.49 $14.09 $29,310 9.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 280 $18.04 $18.61 $38,710 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 740 $17.48 $17.32 $36,020 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $17.11 $17.16 $35,700 7.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 340 $19.98 $19.36 $40,260 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 140 $21.77 $21.12 $43,940 7.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 850 $22.48 $22.83 $47,480 3.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 270 $18.08 $18.24 $37,930 5.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 150 $30.41 $27.03 $56,210 4.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 560 $19.91 $21.08 $43,850 3.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 200 $17.39 $18.42 $38,320 7.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $19.81 $20.39 $42,410 5.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 200 $22.62 $22.78 $47,380 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $11.09 $11.87 $24,680 5.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 120 $10.38 $10.64 $22,140 9.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $23.07 $21.17 $44,040 4.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 90 $13.96 $14.67 $30,520 4.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $19.01 $19.08 $39,680 1.8 %
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 5,930 $19.52 $20.66 $42,970 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $29.91 $30.60 $63,640 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $17.20 $18.16 $37,780 6.5 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics (8) $23.12 $24.24 $50,420 8.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 310 $24.87 $23.45 $48,770 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $26.35 $25.66 $53,380 9.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 $15.67 $16.43 $34,170 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $18.80 $19.44 $40,440 12.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 $15.42 $16.24 $33,790 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $18.64 $19.17 $39,870 4.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $15.55 $14.59 $30,350 5.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $22.64 $22.59 $46,980 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $14.22 $14.81 $30,800 13.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $21.47 $22.29 $46,360 7.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 650 $24.62 $23.98 $49,880 5.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,080 $16.78 $18.46 $38,390 7.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $17.84 $18.61 $38,710 2.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 210 $23.77 $23.25 $48,350 9.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 280 $30.59 $29.24 $60,820 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $21.91 $20.72 $43,100 6.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.13 $13.17 $27,400 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $11.35 $14.03 $29,180 12.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 230 $14.97 $15.37 $31,960 3.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 10,380 $17.70 $18.49 $38,460 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $28.47 $29.36 $61,070 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 180 $19.10 $17.65 $36,720 8.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $16.32 $16.25 $33,800 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,450 $16.99 $16.84 $35,030 5.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 180 $15.05 $15.21 $31,630 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $11.17 $11.24 $23,390 1.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $10.80 $11.44 $23,800 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $17.74 $17.53 $36,460 7.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $16.61 $16.11 $33,510 3.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.44 $15.22 $31,650 2.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.65 $14.89 $30,980 4.0 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.63 $17.85 $37,140 10.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 470 $18.16 $18.27 $38,000 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $17.04 $16.79 $34,930 7.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $18.13 $17.72 $36,860 3.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $22.45 $22.65 $47,110 3.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $15.99 $16.00 $33,280 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $16.30 $15.45 $32,140 4.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $19.22 $17.93 $37,300 10.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $12.78 $13.82 $28,740 7.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $14.64 $15.03 $31,270 6.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 500 $15.22 $15.43 $32,090 5.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $10.43 $10.45 $21,740 5.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $16.18 $15.97 $33,210 8.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) $21.66 $22.97 $47,780 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $17.56 $17.57 $36,540 7.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $14.31 $16.33 $33,970 9.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $24.46 $21.94 $45,630 11.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.47 $15.41 $32,060 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $16.42 $16.76 $34,870 3.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 150 $17.10 $18.03 $37,510 5.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 660 $18.81 $20.04 $41,680 11.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $16.00 $15.41 $32,040 2.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $11.38 $11.60 $24,120 3.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 $14.80 $14.46 $30,070 3.8 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $19.35 $21.02 $43,710 10.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $11.68 $12.08 $25,130 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 220 $16.88 $15.95 $33,180 4.9 %
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 12,130 $15.55 $16.36 $34,020 5.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $19.19 $19.01 $39,540 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $21.19 $22.47 $46,750 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $71,180 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $16.34 $15.65 $32,540 4.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $17.05 $15.51 $32,260 5.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 500 $11.46 $13.55 $28,180 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,240 $20.69 $19.00 $39,520 6.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 690 $13.71 $14.98 $31,170 7.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $10.74 $10.74 $22,340 3.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $8.97 $9.40 $19,550 3.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $13.79 $14.57 $30,300 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 160 $15.37 $17.79 $37,000 11.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 700 $15.49 $15.22 $31,660 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 540 $10.12 $10.90 $22,660 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,960 $13.16 $13.36 $27,780 3.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $12.19 $14.26 $29,660 11.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 590 $11.86 $12.18 $25,340 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $16.24 $15.58 $32,410 5.0 %

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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