Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South 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 South 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 South 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 147,160 $13.86 $17.46 $36,310 2.5 %
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 6,290 $29.50 $32.93 $68,490 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 510 $34.23 $38.52 $80,130 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,220 $35.33 $40.81 $84,880 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 540 (4) (4) $18,510 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $37.30 $42.97 $89,390 13.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $41.37 $47.77 $99,360 6.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $22.49 $23.22 $48,300 5.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 400 $22.36 $25.62 $53,300 9.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $35.17 $40.33 $83,890 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 $28.30 $34.04 $70,810 6.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $24.48 $25.44 $52,910 2.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 $37.05 $35.28 $73,390 6.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $36.99 $39.28 $81,710 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $38.78 $36.57 $76,060 10.1 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 30 $14.64 $17.39 $36,170 17.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $37.88 $42.36 $88,100 8.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $22.75 $26.63 $55,390 19.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 450 (4) (4) $76,250 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $49.25 $60.51 $125,850 25.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $46.88 $51.11 $106,310 5.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $18.64 $19.46 $40,470 5.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $23.19 $23.40 $48,670 17.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $31.39 $35.34 $73,500 5.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 160 $26.12 $26.19 $54,480 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $17.41 $16.81 $34,970 18.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $19.37 $20.46 $42,550 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 890 $29.59 $31.49 $65,510 10.4 %
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 4,400 $23.65 $25.41 $52,860 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $14.73 $20.20 $42,020 18.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $21.20 $21.24 $44,190 5.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $28.92 $28.33 $58,920 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $23.06 $21.05 $43,780 5.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 250 $18.39 $21.92 $45,590 6.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $20.36 $21.30 $44,300 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $24.24 $26.03 $54,140 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $18.82 $20.75 $43,170 7.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 300 $24.00 $24.38 $50,710 5.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 80 $26.78 $28.15 $58,550 8.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $29.75 $35.97 $74,830 10.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,230 $23.81 $25.76 $53,570 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 720 $24.26 $25.97 $54,020 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $11.98 $15.66 $32,570 9.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $23.89 $30.81 $64,080 14.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $30.11 $32.47 $67,530 4.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 380 $27.32 $29.74 $61,860 6.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $8.76 $10.02 $20,850 12.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $29.52 $29.94 $62,280 3.9 %
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 920 $20.68 $22.90 $47,620 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $21.00 $23.39 $48,640 7.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $25.91 $31.44 $65,390 9.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 50 $28.75 $30.68 $63,800 5.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 300 $16.64 $16.11 $33,520 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $24.34 $25.13 $52,260 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $21.50 $22.16 $46,100 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $21.90 $22.65 $47,120 6.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 150 $27.20 $27.31 $56,810 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 1,280 $27.92 $28.80 $59,910 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $36.47 $37.45 $77,900 4.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $25.36 $28.36 $58,980 12.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $33.01 $34.95 $72,690 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $42.37 $42.35 $88,090 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $33.86 $33.65 $69,990 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $28.03 $28.93 $60,180 3.2 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 $29.04 $33.16 $68,970 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $20.01 $23.82 $49,540 12.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $23.90 $23.86 $49,640 3.8 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 30 $13.99 $17.22 $35,810 5.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $16.77 $17.50 $36,400 9.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $29.56 $25.84 $53,740 10.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $21.84 $22.52 $46,840 3.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $16.12 $18.39 $38,250 6.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 530 $24.92 $26.04 $54,170 2.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $30.61 $27.79 $57,810 5.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $21.44 $22.24 $46,260 4.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $21.87 $25.93 $53,930 4.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $14.80 $16.40 $34,120 1.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 30 $19.27 $19.97 $41,540 1.9 %
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 3,060 $16.10 $18.47 $38,420 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.33 $15.24 $31,690 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 510 $14.80 $16.45 $34,210 17.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 180 $12.73 $13.84 $28,790 4.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 290 $13.24 $15.41 $32,060 5.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 670 $25.82 $24.54 $51,050 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $15.23 $15.68 $32,610 13.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 190 $17.34 $19.86 $41,320 6.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 180 $25.81 $25.43 $52,890 1.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $22.01 $22.50 $46,810 5.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 130 $31.69 $30.14 $62,700 1.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 490 $10.10 $11.11 $23,110 3.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 170 $12.32 $14.03 $29,180 7.0 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $21.23 $21.07 $43,830 4.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 520 $23.43 $34.17 $71,060 10.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 200 $32.36 $46.47 $96,660 15.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 (5) $79.50 $165,350 1.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $18.78 $19.39 $40,330 2.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $9.12 $13.40 $27,870 4.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.26 $15.66 $32,560 22.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $23.10 $23.14 $48,120 4.5 %
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 13,280 $19.49 $21.51 $44,750 8.3 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $40,190 16.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $19.28 $20.78 $43,210 9.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $10.99 $12.45 $25,900 10.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 (4) (4) $42,830 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,550 (4) (4) $42,710 4.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,040 (4) (4) $41,190 7.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,730 (4) (4) $42,650 9.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $44,070 6.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 430 (4) (4) $48,200 5.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 (4) (4) $51,930 6.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $48,610 6.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $19.50 $19.09 $39,710 11.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $24.70 $21.67 $45,070 11.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 3,070 (4) (4) $64,710 9.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $20.06 $19.68 $40,940 6.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $12.00 $12.63 $26,270 3.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $20.73 $21.67 $45,080 6.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,810 (4) (4) $20,580 3.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 130 $18.48 $20.34 $42,300 3.8 %
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 1,410 $12.40 $15.31 $31,840 7.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 120 $8.26 $8.43 $17,540 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $13.33 $13.74 $28,580 6.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 80 $16.88 $16.28 $33,860 8.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $16.15 $16.77 $34,890 10.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 280 (4) (4) $30,800 24.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 120 $9.70 $10.55 $21,950 3.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 100 $10.95 $12.75 $26,520 7.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $23.98 $24.47 $50,890 6.0 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $17.33 $18.49 $38,460 5.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $17.81 $19.07 $39,660 8.1 %
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 10,200 $21.00 $26.99 $56,130 3.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $22.31 $22.90 $47,640 11.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $76.62 $87.32 $181,620 15.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $21.56 $22.05 $45,870 2.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 80 $24.34 $33.90 $70,520 19.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 370 $52.69 $49.86 $103,710 7.9 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $110.85 $230,560 20.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 110 $59.87 $61.34 $127,580 8.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 17.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 270 $73.56 $75.87 $157,810 10.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $39.01 $44.48 $92,510 9.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,420 $24.78 $26.37 $54,860 4.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $29.93 $28.38 $59,040 3.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $35.60 $35.41 $73,650 6.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 80 $24.13 $21.70 $45,140 9.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $21.47 $22.03 $45,820 3.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $23.69 $23.36 $48,590 2.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $38.96 $37.90 $78,840 5.7 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 50 $27.67 $28.10 $58,440 3.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $21.86 $22.06 $45,890 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $18.70 $18.33 $38,130 4.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 240 $23.56 $24.50 $50,960 6.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $24.99 $26.17 $54,440 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $21.36 $23.25 $48,350 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 370 $11.89 $12.69 $26,400 6.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 90 $9.65 $10.55 $21,930 2.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 450 $11.64 $12.25 $25,470 2.9 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 70 $18.36 $18.34 $38,150 4.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 $15.57 $17.67 $36,750 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $12.52 $12.03 $25,020 11.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,380 $14.52 $14.88 $30,940 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $11.66 $13.47 $28,010 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 210 $10.73 $12.97 $26,980 6.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 120 $21.00 $21.29 $44,290 2.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $35.76 $34.61 $71,980 3.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 100 $24.91 $25.51 $53,060 4.2 %
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 5,440 $10.55 $12.09 $25,140 3.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 710 $9.45 $9.56 $19,890 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,640 $9.50 $10.00 $20,800 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $21.87 $22.88 $47,590 7.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 160 $22.76 $22.66 $47,130 4.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $13.35 $13.87 $28,860 7.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $14.37 $14.53 $30,220 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $12.34 $12.84 $26,710 6.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 140 $12.28 $12.66 $26,330 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $13.27 $13.58 $28,240 2.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.28 $10.30 $21,430 4.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $10.28 $10.86 $22,590 7.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 610 $18.58 $18.26 $37,970 4.9 %
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 5,340 $22.37 $20.06 $41,720 5.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 300 $31.64 $30.72 $63,910 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 160 $36.72 $36.74 $76,420 3.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $26.91 $28.51 $59,310 9.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 800 $9.00 $12.64 $26,280 9.5 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $7.99 $9.18 $19,090 5.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,740 $25.71 $24.71 $51,400 2.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $31.87 $29.50 $61,360 6.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,120 $17.43 $19.00 $39,520 3.3 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $11.66 $12.50 $26,010 6.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 450 $9.29 $11.14 $23,170 4.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 60 $8.57 $9.45 $19,650 5.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.97 $8.45 $17,570 5.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 150 $14.51 $18.69 $38,880 6.1 %
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 13,480 $8.59 $9.47 $19,700 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $29.82 $26.60 $55,330 12.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,220 $11.41 $13.87 $28,860 9.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,260 $8.44 $8.58 $17,840 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 950 $9.01 $9.91 $20,610 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 990 $8.87 $9.16 $19,050 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 340 $8.59 $8.88 $18,470 3.7 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,210 $9.06 $9.66 $20,090 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 720 $8.62 $9.45 $19,660 4.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,780 $8.37 $8.55 $17,790 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 380 $8.73 $8.71 $18,110 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,140 $7.99 $8.35 $17,370 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $8.02 $8.39 $17,460 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 640 $8.21 $8.47 $17,620 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $8.93 $9.02 $18,750 3.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.25 $10.40 $21,630 9.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,230 $10.80 $12.59 $26,190 3.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 400 $20.45 $20.07 $41,730 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $15.57 $18.71 $38,930 9.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,600 $11.44 $12.53 $26,050 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $9.00 $9.51 $19,770 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $15.58 $16.54 $34,410 10.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 650 $9.39 $10.93 $22,740 4.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 80 $20.90 $20.86 $43,390 3.0 %
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 2,800 $8.94 $10.67 $22,190 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $12.87 $13.18 $27,420 5.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.65 $9.35 $19,460 6.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $8.03 $10.20 $21,220 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $11.41 $11.75 $24,430 7.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 420 $8.74 $9.07 $18,870 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 890 $8.65 $8.82 $18,350 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $8.66 $9.97 $20,740 4.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.54 $10.64 $22,140 4.9 %
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 13,430 $9.63 $13.17 $27,400 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,450 $15.71 $17.13 $35,630 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers (8) $27.50 $28.22 $58,710 12.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,750 $8.66 $9.10 $18,930 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $8.54 $9.58 $19,920 4.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 360 $14.16 $14.47 $30,100 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,030 $9.22 $11.07 $23,020 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $17.63 $21.32 $44,340 17.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $16.26 $18.92 $39,340 6.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $17.76 $25.58 $53,220 16.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 60 $12.97 $14.47 $30,100 11.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 320 $19.73 $23.34 $48,550 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $24.59 $25.49 $53,030 7.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 940 $21.94 $24.80 $51,590 6.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $7.76 $10.90 $22,670 26.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $9.32 $10.76 $22,390 8.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $14.60 $17.66 $36,720 7.3 %
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 22,160 $12.29 $13.66 $28,410 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 950 $18.59 $19.91 $41,400 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $9.83 $10.29 $21,410 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $12.21 $13.53 $28,140 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 590 $12.09 $12.55 $26,110 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,800 $13.61 $14.07 $29,270 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $14.25 $14.33 $29,810 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $15.96 $16.61 $34,550 4.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 970 $10.54 $10.88 $22,620 2.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $10.60 $12.45 $25,900 5.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,150 $12.95 $13.48 $28,030 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.91 $11.07 $23,040 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $9.39 $10.52 $21,880 11.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $12.84 $13.96 $29,040 5.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 180 $8.77 $9.07 $18,860 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $13.93 $14.23 $29,590 5.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 200 $14.76 $14.15 $29,430 6.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $9.85 $11.57 $24,060 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $14.81 $15.88 $33,020 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,080 $9.52 $9.93 $20,660 1.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $16.77 $16.60 $34,530 3.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $8.64 $9.68 $20,120 8.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $15.20 $15.99 $33,260 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $15.56 $17.13 $35,640 7.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 230 $19.24 $19.29 $40,120 3.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $25.26 $24.76 $51,500 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 650 $21.89 $21.96 $45,680 0.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 170 $16.58 $17.01 $35,380 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $16.84 $18.12 $37,680 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 430 $13.50 $14.06 $29,250 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,830 $9.58 $10.70 $22,260 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $18.28 $18.53 $38,530 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $16.97 $17.87 $37,160 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 340 $17.43 $16.76 $34,850 6.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 410 $12.53 $13.12 $27,290 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,580 $10.44 $11.26 $23,430 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $20.39 $21.07 $43,820 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $10.92 $12.05 $25,060 8.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $15.38 $17.98 $37,410 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.88 $11.81 $24,560 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,030 $10.80 $12.01 $24,980 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $10.60 $10.73 $22,310 7.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 930 $14.08 $14.36 $29,870 3.2 %
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 230 $12.06 $14.90 $30,990 9.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $10.26 $10.23 $21,280 10.0 %
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 7,520 $21.35 $22.68 $47,180 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 650 $36.49 $34.18 $71,080 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 570 $21.06 $22.60 $47,010 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 180 $21.01 $21.38 $44,470 7.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,160 $14.56 $16.81 $34,970 5.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $18.39 $21.84 $45,420 7.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 600 $27.81 $25.20 $52,410 4.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.53 $18.10 $37,640 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $33.43 $30.73 $63,920 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $15.12 $18.35 $38,160 5.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $30.86 $28.52 $59,320 7.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $12.55 $13.19 $27,440 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $25.42 $22.28 $46,350 23.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 $26.68 $26.28 $54,650 3.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $31.74 $30.86 $64,190 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 450 $18.77 $21.14 $43,970 4.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 50 $12.98 $16.06 $33,400 10.7 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 140 $18.09 $18.60 $38,690 6.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 210 $17.09 $19.60 $40,760 12.3 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 80 $15.11 $15.49 $32,210 4.7 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (8) $19.90 $20.02 $41,650 4.2 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 130 $30.93 $28.94 $60,200 9.8 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 270 $13.87 $14.14 $29,410 5.9 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 90 $17.38 $17.83 $37,080 3.7 %
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 5,880 $17.51 $19.55 $40,660 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $25.43 $26.57 $55,270 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.18 $14.95 $31,090 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $29.72 $26.09 $54,270 9.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $18.05 $17.26 $35,900 7.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 30 $27.38 $25.10 $52,210 20.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 250 $16.10 $17.10 $35,580 8.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 840 $14.34 $15.57 $32,380 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $16.35 $17.04 $35,450 4.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 130 $16.68 $16.74 $34,830 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $14.66 $16.86 $35,070 6.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $15.11 $14.40 $29,950 10.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $11.97 $11.97 $24,900 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $20.75 $21.56 $44,850 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 340 $15.17 $17.79 $37,000 12.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $17.57 $18.70 $38,900 13.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $17.32 $17.71 $36,830 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,600 $17.79 $19.00 $39,510 3.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $18.99 $19.59 $40,740 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 340 $35.95 $34.32 $71,380 5.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $25.11 $22.63 $47,070 11.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.91 $14.38 $29,900 9.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $15.91 $18.74 $38,980 16.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $8.93 $12.89 $26,820 13.3 %
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 12,630 $14.45 $15.78 $32,830 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 810 $24.34 $25.71 $53,490 2.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 $12.31 $12.48 $25,960 3.0 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 40 $9.92 $11.52 $23,960 9.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $15.79 $16.84 $35,030 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,690 $13.76 $13.70 $28,490 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 310 $14.08 $13.78 $28,660 5.7 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $9.88 $9.74 $20,270 3.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $13.09 $14.14 $29,420 12.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $11.29 $12.67 $26,350 7.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 230 $17.24 $17.05 $35,460 3.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $15.19 $15.91 $33,100 4.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.86 $16.68 $34,690 5.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.67 $13.09 $27,220 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 380 $19.84 $19.29 $40,130 4.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $20.00 $19.70 $40,970 3.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $22.65 $22.84 $47,500 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 330 $16.46 $16.71 $34,760 4.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.14 $14.41 $29,970 2.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $10.11 $12.95 $26,930 7.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $9.18 $9.58 $19,930 3.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $8.65 $8.78 $18,260 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $8.53 $8.68 $18,060 4.7 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 170 $31.31 $30.62 $63,680 4.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $39.17 $38.37 $79,820 1.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 290 $17.50 $16.98 $35,320 3.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.72 $14.45 $30,050 14.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.92 $15.98 $33,240 3.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $13.64 $14.32 $29,780 11.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 420 $15.35 $16.32 $33,940 13.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.89 $14.91 $31,020 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 880 $12.70 $13.49 $28,070 2.3 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.51 $13.67 $28,440 15.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.04 $11.99 $24,940 3.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.91 $13.38 $27,840 3.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $15.76 $16.27 $33,830 12.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $12.41 $13.62 $28,340 5.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 620 $9.45 $11.59 $24,110 6.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $17.70 $17.64 $36,690 4.2 %
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 11,130 $13.39 $14.54 $30,240 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $24.43 $25.57 $53,190 8.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $21.52 $23.00 $47,830 4.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 980 $11.74 $13.43 $27,930 12.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 460 $8.49 $9.65 $20,060 6.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,460 $16.49 $16.61 $34,540 6.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 930 $10.74 $12.18 $25,340 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $9.27 $9.56 $19,880 2.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 70 $12.25 $16.41 $34,130 13.3 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 110 $14.68 $15.08 $31,360 5.5 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 80 $24.62 $30.15 $62,710 8.1 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 40 $24.90 $24.33 $50,610 3.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $13.64 $15.83 $32,930 10.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.84 $12.64 $26,290 13.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $18.60 $19.88 $41,350 6.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 720 $14.25 $14.40 $29,950 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $9.22 $10.20 $21,220 4.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,720 $11.20 $12.49 $25,990 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $13.02 $13.21 $27,470 13.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 800 $14.67 $13.53 $28,130 10.7 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 100 $14.07 $13.58 $28,250 10.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $12.76 $14.30 $29,730 8.3 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 110 $24.12 $23.40 $48,670 7.4 %

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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