Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 140,260 $14.06 $17.64 $36,690 1.4 %
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 6,100 $34.21 $38.45 $79,970 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 490 $47.71 $55.40 $115,220 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,430 $40.14 $47.49 $98,790 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 430 (4) (4) $17,860 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $30.32 $43.65 $90,800 11.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 360 $34.86 $40.14 $83,500 5.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $19.11 $23.42 $48,720 5.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $42.25 $44.21 $91,950 5.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $37.28 $41.13 $85,540 5.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $31.20 $29.49 $61,350 4.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $42.57 $46.48 $96,680 8.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $36.73 $40.07 $83,350 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $31.64 $37.13 $77,220 9.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $29.74 $32.63 $67,880 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $40.21 $45.96 $95,600 7.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $18.92 $22.88 $47,580 11.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 390 (4) (4) $85,690 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $44.38 $48.08 $100,000 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $21.12 $21.97 $45,700 10.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $33.64 $37.08 $77,130 5.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $26.12 $26.14 $54,360 1.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $17.16 $20.06 $41,720 7.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 440 $36.14 $39.27 $81,690 5.5 %
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 4,630 $23.33 $25.29 $52,600 2.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $26.28 $27.66 $57,530 14.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.19 $21.53 $44,790 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $23.37 $24.93 $51,860 4.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 240 $32.72 $31.59 $65,700 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $20.88 $22.07 $45,900 4.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $26.82 $27.49 $57,180 4.3 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $14.02 $17.88 $37,190 5.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $24.18 $23.72 $49,330 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.50 $22.22 $46,220 2.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $25.19 $25.71 $53,480 4.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 210 $26.61 $27.90 $58,030 8.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $25.94 $24.25 $50,430 8.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $32.45 $38.51 $80,090 12.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $16.71 $15.38 $31,990 10.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 980 $18.72 $21.59 $44,910 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 860 $22.11 $25.16 $52,340 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $21.06 $18.49 $38,470 6.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 110 $20.25 $22.42 $46,630 6.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 $28.47 $30.56 $63,570 3.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $32.79 $38.81 $80,730 19.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 40 $18.46 $25.58 $53,210 27.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 470 $23.16 $23.85 $49,600 9.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $7.83 $11.57 $24,070 18.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 $20.59 $22.20 $46,180 4.7 %
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 1,040 $26.55 $27.34 $56,860 3.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $28.64 $28.43 $59,140 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $25.98 $26.67 $55,470 5.0 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $32.03 $33.42 $69,500 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $16.79 $17.67 $36,760 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 110 $35.34 $33.85 $70,410 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $26.71 $27.92 $58,070 2.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $26.72 $29.56 $61,490 7.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $28.09 $28.60 $59,480 5.1 %
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 1,710 $29.86 $31.95 $66,460 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $29.30 $29.08 $60,490 6.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $30.12 $30.36 $63,160 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 200 $40.76 $41.22 $85,730 3.3 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $40.36 $40.20 $83,610 2.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 $36.55 $33.32 $69,320 7.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 230 $28.81 $31.19 $64,870 3.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) $35.24 $36.95 $76,850 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 250 $32.12 $32.67 $67,950 3.4 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers (8) $51.14 $50.58 $105,200 4.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 190 $39.45 $38.47 $80,020 7.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $18.47 $18.51 $38,500 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $21.12 $21.58 $44,880 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $23.53 $23.53 $48,940 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $24.38 $24.89 $51,770 5.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $20.69 $21.00 $43,690 3.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $23.10 $21.81 $45,360 6.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $19.40 $19.50 $40,570 3.0 %
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 760 $21.79 $23.94 $49,790 3.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 200 $19.33 $22.77 $47,360 5.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $28.99 $28.55 $59,380 5.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 80 $14.68 $14.72 $30,610 3.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $22.41 $23.34 $48,540 2.3 %
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 2,270 $17.12 $19.07 $39,660 3.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $18.38 $16.78 $34,890 3.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $25.93 $26.69 $55,510 7.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 170 $12.96 $15.06 $31,330 10.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $14.86 $17.41 $36,210 7.0 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 60 $11.20 $12.28 $25,550 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $22.81 $22.61 $47,020 6.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $20.02 $19.16 $39,860 5.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 210 $17.09 $19.42 $40,390 2.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 110 $23.94 $23.38 $48,630 3.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 $16.12 $17.87 $37,170 3.3 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $30.30 $27.80 $57,830 3.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $14.43 $15.30 $31,830 5.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 170 $12.69 $13.80 $28,700 7.7 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $21.58 $20.57 $42,790 10.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 400 $30.13 $38.57 $80,220 9.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $36.67 $44.95 $93,500 14.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 (5) $79.50 $165,350 2.3 %
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 9,750 $18.76 $19.79 $41,160 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $31,550 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,070 12.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $29,220 2.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $34,250 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $10.24 $12.20 $25,380 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $39,350 5.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,320 (4) (4) $45,020 5.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (4) (4) $52,310 5.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,730 (4) (4) $51,480 4.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $49,710 4.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $39,190 5.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $43,650 3.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $47,000 3.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $12.77 $15.49 $32,220 11.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $21.12 $18.44 $38,350 24.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 400 (4) (4) $48,390 9.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $23.08 $22.81 $47,440 5.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $10.47 $11.28 $23,450 1.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $23.59 $24.03 $49,990 7.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,680 (4) (4) $21,000 1.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,400 $10.87 $14.08 $29,280 9.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $10.86 $12.13 $25,240 8.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $16.08 $19.00 $39,530 9.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $10.25 $13.21 $27,490 17.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 340 (4) (4) $18,260 5.1 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 30 $32.93 $28.74 (4) 21.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 120 $11.13 $11.28 $23,460 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $20.37 $21.84 $45,420 3.9 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $16.81 $17.61 $36,640 8.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (8) $29.59 $28.84 $59,990 12.3 %
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 7,750 $23.19 $28.16 $58,560 3.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 80 $20.35 $28.27 $58,810 18.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) $90.81 $188,880 19.6 %
29-1041 Optometrists 50 $53.56 $56.77 $118,070 27.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $52.73 $51.12 $106,340 8.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $88.91 $184,940 8.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $74.17 $80.73 $167,930 9.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 (5) $93.11 $193,670 11.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $40.67 $49.27 $102,490 10.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,810 $26.44 $26.78 $55,690 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $26.74 $22.42 $46,640 13.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $30.56 $28.80 $59,900 11.0 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 60 $17.87 $18.15 $37,760 2.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $25.43 $25.33 $52,690 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 200 $27.66 $26.63 $55,390 5.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $46.54 $40.04 $83,280 19.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $21.81 $22.17 $46,100 3.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $20.35 $20.99 $43,650 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 270 $34.67 $33.91 $70,540 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $23.06 $23.39 $48,660 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 500 $12.23 $14.53 $30,230 8.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $7.98 $9.40 $19,540 10.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 490 $12.38 $12.91 $26,850 7.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 50 $23.95 $23.58 $49,040 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $11.57 $11.45 $23,810 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 860 $18.31 $18.69 $38,880 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $14.99 $15.07 $31,340 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 120 $11.58 $12.44 $25,870 5.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 120 $22.16 $22.50 $46,800 3.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $35.75 $33.93 $70,580 4.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 100 $23.82 $25.44 $52,910 7.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,890 $11.19 $11.79 $24,520 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 500 $9.72 $10.02 $20,840 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,210 $11.02 $11.15 $23,190 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $22.35 $22.53 $46,850 5.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.88 $12.48 $25,950 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $13.89 $13.88 $28,870 2.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $11.75 $12.57 $26,140 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $14.65 $15.19 $31,610 3.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.26 $10.01 $20,810 10.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $11.14 $11.84 $24,620 7.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 160 $12.99 $13.64 $28,370 4.8 %
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 3,410 $18.98 $19.38 $40,310 4.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 110 $30.92 $29.71 $61,790 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 120 $34.03 $34.97 $72,730 3.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $22.51 $27.80 $57,830 24.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 500 $11.40 $15.47 $32,180 16.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 630 $25.00 $24.39 $50,730 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $31.02 $31.56 $65,640 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 950 $20.77 $21.58 $44,880 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 440 $11.57 $11.94 $24,840 2.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 120 $8.56 $10.71 $22,280 15.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 230 $8.69 $8.94 $18,590 3.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 150 $11.59 $14.98 $31,150 1.3 %
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 12,040 $8.58 $9.26 $19,250 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $12.11 $13.81 $28,730 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,510 $8.39 $8.58 $17,840 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 630 $9.77 $10.33 $21,490 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 700 $9.05 $9.45 $19,660 4.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.52 $10.48 $21,800 8.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 930 $9.28 $9.73 $20,230 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 680 $8.55 $8.58 $17,860 1.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,160 $8.37 $8.65 $17,990 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $8.51 $9.19 $19,120 4.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,750 $8.17 $8.41 $17,500 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.73 $9.07 $18,870 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 300 $8.39 $8.65 $18,000 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $8.12 $8.43 $17,530 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $7.88 $7.97 $16,580 5.9 %
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 5,090 $9.54 $11.05 $22,980 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $16.41 $17.85 $37,130 5.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $21.24 $20.92 $43,510 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,660 $9.55 $11.13 $23,140 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 $9.16 $9.58 $19,920 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 850 $9.44 $10.13 $21,070 3.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 70 $11.43 $15.88 $33,040 19.6 %
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 2,290 $9.10 $10.03 $20,860 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.56 $14.17 $29,470 3.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $8.80 $9.31 $19,360 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $13.04 $12.04 $25,040 10.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $8.90 $9.92 $20,630 8.0 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $8.75 $8.72 $18,130 3.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $8.99 $9.84 $20,460 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 360 $8.98 $9.34 $19,420 4.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $8.54 $8.77 $18,240 2.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.70 $9.74 $20,260 3.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 160 $9.21 $9.41 $19,580 4.7 %
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 13,330 $9.71 $14.39 $29,940 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,330 $14.66 $16.29 $33,890 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $29.29 $29.04 $60,410 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,400 $8.79 $9.19 $19,110 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $7.76 $10.67 $22,200 10.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $13.93 $14.82 $30,810 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,870 $9.01 $11.04 $22,950 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $22.84 $24.32 $50,600 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 330 $18.86 $26.05 $54,190 10.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $15.70 $15.58 $32,400 13.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 $22.18 $22.55 $46,900 7.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $26.11 $29.52 $61,390 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,100 $24.92 $29.96 $62,310 7.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $13.88 $15.00 $31,200 10.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $35.03 $34.00 $70,710 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $22.05 $20.05 $41,710 9.9 %
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 22,290 $12.55 $13.84 $28,780 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $17.24 $19.13 $39,790 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $9.49 $10.17 $21,150 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $11.65 $12.33 $25,650 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $11.78 $12.66 $26,320 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,130 $13.41 $13.87 $28,850 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $15.14 $14.85 $30,880 6.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $15.35 $14.76 $30,700 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,060 $10.92 $11.13 $23,140 2.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $19.76 $20.03 $41,670 5.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $7.86 $10.72 $22,300 10.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,050 $13.22 $13.90 $28,900 2.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $14.20 $14.97 $31,140 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $9.28 $9.77 $20,330 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $11.13 $11.30 $23,510 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 330 $10.02 $11.03 $22,950 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $15.50 $16.01 $33,300 5.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 220 $15.33 $15.57 $32,390 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 400 $10.90 $12.04 $25,040 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $16.79 $17.45 $36,290 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 960 $11.58 $11.80 $24,540 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $14.79 $15.01 $31,210 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $10.41 $11.40 $23,710 7.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $17.17 $17.38 $36,140 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $18.00 $18.79 $39,090 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $17.29 $17.28 $35,940 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 $25.38 $25.27 $52,560 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 550 $23.46 $22.46 $46,710 1.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $15.31 $16.45 $34,210 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $17.90 $19.46 $40,470 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $14.11 $14.43 $30,020 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,220 $9.43 $10.91 $22,680 3.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $17.83 $16.83 $35,000 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,430 $18.12 $18.44 $38,350 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 200 $17.33 $17.06 $35,490 5.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 $11.68 $12.25 $25,480 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,630 $12.44 $12.73 $26,480 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $12.63 $13.42 $27,920 2.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $10.09 $14.04 $29,210 21.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $15.69 $16.97 $35,290 8.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $9.28 $10.51 $21,860 8.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,460 $10.57 $11.32 $23,540 1.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 750 $13.90 $15.56 $32,370 5.6 %
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 390 $10.54 $13.82 $28,740 11.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $11.31 $14.16 $29,440 8.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 150 $7.77 $10.66 $22,170 21.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.80 $12.30 $25,580 4.4 %
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 6,260 $22.61 $23.22 $48,310 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $29.92 $29.05 $60,430 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 $31.68 $29.81 $62,000 8.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $18.88 $21.44 $44,600 4.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $10.75 $13.32 $27,710 19.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $29.68 $25.90 $53,880 11.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,480 $20.49 $20.59 $42,820 5.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $10.87 $14.66 $30,490 27.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $33.73 $29.42 $61,190 9.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 620 $27.53 $28.05 $58,330 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $15.14 $18.29 $38,040 15.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $26.80 $27.66 $57,540 4.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $25.24 $25.99 $54,060 12.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $18.28 $20.89 $43,450 5.8 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 30 $22.80 $25.01 $52,030 9.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $13.04 $13.27 $27,600 5.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $18.09 $17.75 $36,910 6.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $25.29 $21.94 $45,640 5.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 440 $18.58 $21.42 $44,560 3.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 80 $15.42 $14.65 $30,470 7.8 %
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 6,460 $19.02 $19.70 $40,980 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $28.41 $27.96 $58,150 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $27.24 $25.07 $52,150 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $23.54 $22.74 $47,290 4.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $19.18 $18.81 $39,130 9.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,170 $16.43 $17.37 $36,140 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $14.93 $16.12 $33,530 5.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 220 $16.58 $16.92 $35,180 3.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $19.44 $19.43 $40,410 8.1 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $13.61 $14.07 $29,260 7.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.04 $12.31 $25,590 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $25.34 $27.83 $57,880 7.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 790 $20.46 $20.26 $42,140 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,820 $17.85 $18.40 $38,270 4.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $24.56 $24.27 $50,490 3.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $23.16 $24.73 $51,450 5.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $33.13 $32.85 $68,330 4.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $25.25 $24.54 $51,050 2.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.06 $14.64 $30,440 12.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $14.08 $14.79 $30,760 9.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $19.15 $19.25 $40,030 4.3 %
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 16,640 $14.51 $15.94 $33,140 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,070 $24.83 $26.85 $55,840 2.5 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 40 $10.75 $11.80 $24,550 6.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 440 $11.10 $11.38 $23,680 4.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $17.20 $17.00 $35,350 4.5 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $15.51 $17.85 $37,130 11.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $18.96 $19.36 $40,270 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,430 $13.24 $13.85 $28,800 3.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 290 $13.17 $13.49 $28,070 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 190 $8.98 $9.40 $19,550 4.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $13.85 $13.55 $28,190 5.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 230 $12.77 $12.18 $25,330 13.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 380 $11.20 $12.39 $25,770 8.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.41 $11.10 $23,080 5.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 370 $14.45 $15.35 $31,930 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 530 $14.89 $15.30 $31,820 5.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $18.23 $18.16 $37,770 3.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 530 $14.08 $14.04 $29,190 2.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.48 $13.73 $28,560 4.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.31 $15.45 $32,140 5.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.41 $17.24 $35,860 4.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $20.88 $21.28 $44,260 11.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,090 $14.50 $15.96 $33,190 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $12.07 $13.85 $28,810 6.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $20.32 $20.20 $42,020 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 760 $15.12 $15.35 $31,930 2.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $16.46 $16.18 $33,660 3.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.00 $15.40 $32,030 2.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.11 $12.73 $26,480 4.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $15.37 $15.44 $32,110 8.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $13.13 $14.06 $29,250 7.6 %
51-5021 Job Printers 70 $13.52 $14.22 $29,570 5.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $17.15 $17.36 $36,100 3.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $18.87 $19.11 $39,740 10.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $9.40 $10.70 $22,260 8.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $9.00 $9.57 $19,910 4.4 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 60 $8.68 $9.00 $18,730 7.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 140 $31.09 $31.82 $66,180 5.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $20.19 $19.87 $41,320 11.5 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 110 $20.38 $21.54 $44,790 10.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $17.06 $16.89 $35,120 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $19.55 $20.92 $43,510 9.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $17.09 $16.72 $34,770 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 580 $14.57 $15.98 $33,240 2.8 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $17.00 $15.97 $33,220 10.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 930 $13.06 $13.23 $27,520 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $14.15 $13.96 $29,030 3.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $10.82 $13.46 $28,000 8.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $8.08 $8.52 $17,720 3.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $17.69 $17.80 $37,030 8.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $12.46 $13.49 $28,060 4.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,020 $14.06 $14.69 $30,550 4.0 %
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 12,350 $14.51 $15.25 $31,730 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $21.82 $22.85 $47,520 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $22.82 $25.10 $52,210 4.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 70 $7.97 $10.39 $21,610 15.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 660 $11.35 $11.85 $24,650 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $13.13 $12.99 $27,010 8.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,880 $17.55 $18.72 $38,940 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,110 $11.94 $13.74 $28,570 4.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $9.88 $10.40 $21,640 3.4 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $18.95 $17.78 $36,990 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $29.93 $32.09 $66,740 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $21.35 $21.54 $44,800 5.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 900 $14.92 $15.31 $31,840 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $8.77 $10.13 $21,070 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,280 $13.42 $13.36 $27,800 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,410 $13.71 $13.23 $27,520 5.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $13.44 $13.72 $28,530 7.5 %

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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