Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Columbia, MO



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 Columbia, MO, a metropolitan statistical area in Missouri.

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 Columbia, MO (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 82,980 $14.17 $18.07 $37,570 3.9 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,720 $35.17 $39.87 $82,930 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $54.53 $64.66 $134,490 8.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 830 $29.44 $37.09 $77,150 6.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $19.46 $21.50 $44,710 7.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $44.86 $47.17 $98,120 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $42.81 $45.68 $95,020 5.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 90 $42.06 $43.60 $90,690 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $34.62 $35.04 $72,880 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $39.90 $42.69 $88,790 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $47.55 $48.83 $101,570 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $42.99 $44.33 $92,210 6.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.21 $37.51 $78,010 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $28.26 $28.24 $58,740 14.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $14.14 $17.18 $35,730 12.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $73,850 4.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $42.41 $41.64 $86,610 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $30.23 $29.89 $62,170 7.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $37.76 $39.38 $81,920 4.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $51.80 $54.89 $114,170 4.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $18.49 $21.16 $44,020 7.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $37.08 $41.50 $86,320 6.5 %
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 3,420 $22.68 $24.50 $50,960 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $16.14 $17.09 $35,550 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $20.45 $21.28 $44,260 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 530 $22.16 $23.97 $49,860 2.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $19.76 $21.84 $45,430 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $22.12 $22.90 $47,630 6.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $19.63 $19.85 $41,280 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $20.80 $21.68 $45,090 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 140 $21.94 $23.00 $47,840 4.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $23.84 $24.06 $50,050 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $23.88 $23.57 $49,030 9.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $30.30 $32.96 $68,550 3.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $20.44 $21.44 $44,600 6.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 400 $23.17 $24.39 $50,740 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 $22.43 $24.39 $50,730 2.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $21.63 $22.82 $47,460 5.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 280 $27.50 $28.52 $59,310 1.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $23.43 $25.40 $52,840 4.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $8.73 $9.73 $20,250 8.1 %
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 1,620 $25.67 $28.31 $58,890 6.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 440 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $32.17 $30.59 $63,630 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 470 $18.26 $19.20 $39,930 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $32.91 $32.75 $68,110 6.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $30.11 $29.80 $61,980 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $26.33 $26.42 $54,960 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $19.76 $25.61 $53,270 9.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $29.86 $29.13 $60,590 2.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 $25.75 $28.84 $59,980 1.6 %
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 840 $27.35 $28.04 $58,320 3.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $28.97 $29.59 $61,550 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $25.04 $25.88 $53,840 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $35.29 $34.62 $72,010 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $33.26 $35.90 $74,680 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $33.50 $35.14 $73,080 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $17.22 $17.94 $37,310 4.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $18.89 $18.96 $39,440 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $25.40 $25.42 $52,870 5.2 %
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 1,570 $18.94 $21.41 $44,530 5.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $27.25 $29.17 $60,680 1.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 140 $22.16 $25.38 $52,780 6.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $27.35 $29.67 $61,720 6.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $15.29 $18.08 $37,600 5.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $25.19 $28.40 $59,070 5.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 90 $14.20 $16.69 $34,720 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $13.00 $13.38 $27,830 2.9 %
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 1,140 $16.68 $17.63 $36,670 3.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $15.66 $15.86 $32,990 12.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 300 $18.77 $20.71 $43,070 3.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $15.09 $16.55 $34,430 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $16.39 $17.14 $35,660 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.41 $19.12 $39,770 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $11.00 $12.79 $26,600 8.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $21.44 $22.56 $46,930 2.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $19.42 $19.95 $41,500 1.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $11.88 $12.78 $26,580 5.5 %
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 440 $19.63 $29.82 $62,020 16.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $38.48 $50.59 $105,220 13.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $17.33 $16.93 $35,210 6.3 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $12.47 $13.76 $28,630 11.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.69 $13.97 $29,050 6.7 %
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 7,570 $19.29 $25.70 $53,450 16.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 200 (4) (4) $83,850 7.2 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $64,090 2.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $60,660 3.2 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 (4) (4) $62,590 5.2 %
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $55,040 2.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $56,700 3.2 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $65,430 4.3 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 30 (4) (4) $49,660 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 440 $9.19 $10.14 $21,090 6.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $38,800 5.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 560 (4) (4) $39,130 6.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 210 (4) (4) $49,600 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 740 (4) (4) $39,260 7.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $39,370 6.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $40,430 3.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $42,030 12.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $42,740 4.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $14.01 $15.23 $31,680 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 400 (4) (4) $23,800 7.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $21.62 $22.57 $46,940 5.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $12.16 $12.65 $26,320 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 640 (4) (4) $19,700 4.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,500 $18.14 $20.83 $43,320 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $9.20 $11.54 $24,000 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $14.77 $16.40 $34,100 7.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $22.16 $21.80 $45,340 4.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 $20.90 $24.80 $51,580 2.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (4) (4) $68,390 16.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $13.38 $13.60 $28,300 7.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 400 $19.01 $20.64 $42,930 2.4 %
27-3041 Editors 110 $17.27 $19.11 $39,750 6.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $23.01 $26.23 $54,550 10.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $18.33 $19.70 $40,970 4.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 7,850 $23.46 $27.87 $57,970 4.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $25.83 $25.60 $53,250 3.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists (8) $35.39 $32.84 $68,300 11.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $50.52 $49.77 $103,510 2.1 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $115.80 $240,850 17.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $70.26 $75.50 $157,040 17.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $24.04 $44.60 $92,770 8.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $38.85 $37.44 $77,870 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,050 $26.71 $27.69 $57,590 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $30.85 $30.17 $62,750 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $31.09 $31.08 $64,640 3.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 160 $23.98 $24.21 $50,370 4.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $27.77 $27.61 $57,440 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $20.05 $22.59 $46,990 7.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 230 $25.40 $25.25 $52,510 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $13.22 $14.09 $29,300 6.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $31.35 $29.42 $61,180 7.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $19.44 $19.37 $40,300 2.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $28.24 $28.20 $58,650 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 220 $24.86 $24.95 $51,900 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $13.37 $14.32 $29,790 10.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $11.19 $11.75 $24,430 6.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $19.29 $19.28 $40,110 5.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $13.62 $13.13 $27,300 8.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $16.72 $16.56 $34,430 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 220 $14.04 $15.23 $31,680 3.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $13.74 $13.67 $28,440 4.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $17.55 $18.24 $37,930 5.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $25.12 $26.88 $55,910 5.2 %
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 2,160 $11.05 $11.90 $24,740 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 340 $10.05 $11.61 $24,140 5.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 900 $10.55 $10.73 $22,310 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 70 $9.18 $11.43 $23,780 13.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $15.62 $15.64 $32,530 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $12.46 $12.79 $26,600 2.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $13.17 $13.23 $27,510 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $13.54 $13.36 $27,780 3.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $10.03 $10.66 $22,180 10.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $13.22 $14.33 $29,810 7.7 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 980 $13.88 $16.66 $34,650 7.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $32.63 $33.40 $69,480 3.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $26.73 $30.39 $63,210 6.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $13.94 $16.93 $35,210 8.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $21.37 $21.85 $45,440 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $9.62 $10.31 $21,450 4.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,830 $8.13 $9.14 $19,010 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $18.19 $18.97 $39,450 5.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 550 $15.27 $15.53 $32,300 5.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.40 $8.32 $17,310 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $9.39 $9.87 $20,530 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 760 $9.58 $10.04 $20,880 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.15 $8.60 $17,890 4.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 460 $9.08 $9.40 $19,560 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 340 $7.77 $9.10 $18,930 5.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,440 $7.90 $8.35 $17,370 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.56 $7.96 $16,550 5.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,250 $7.79 $8.51 $17,690 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.73 $8.42 $17,510 6.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $7.90 $8.58 $17,840 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $8.13 $8.27 $17,210 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 440 $7.82 $8.17 $16,990 3.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,620 $9.68 $10.59 $22,020 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $15.14 $15.71 $32,680 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $18.79 $19.16 $39,840 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $10.47 $10.68 $22,210 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $8.35 $8.56 $17,800 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $17.38 $17.54 $36,490 6.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $10.85 $11.31 $23,530 3.9 %
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 2,320 $9.26 $10.78 $22,410 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $15.51 $16.65 $34,640 3.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $8.98 $9.61 $20,000 4.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.45 $7.83 $16,300 10.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $9.20 $11.08 $23,050 8.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 380 $10.18 $12.34 $25,660 9.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $10.28 $10.32 $21,470 2.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 460 $9.35 $10.45 $21,730 7.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $14.95 $16.43 $34,180 13.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $9.50 $10.85 $22,570 4.8 %
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 8,380 $9.50 $13.20 $27,460 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 650 $16.28 $18.14 $37,730 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $24.26 $26.47 $55,060 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,450 $8.37 $8.91 $18,530 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $10.92 $11.94 $24,840 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $14.27 $14.93 $31,050 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,180 $8.73 $10.80 $22,460 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.56 $19.27 $40,090 10.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $17.91 $21.14 $43,970 10.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $22.08 $38.73 $80,550 26.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 270 $21.56 $22.96 $47,760 3.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $24.28 $26.94 $56,040 13.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 690 $20.75 $23.61 $49,100 4.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $10.81 $16.20 $33,700 17.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 $7.99 $8.08 $16,810 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $19.93 $18.71 $38,910 4.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14,560 $13.02 $14.04 $29,190 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 660 $21.51 $23.59 $49,070 4.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 $12.03 $12.34 $25,660 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $13.46 $13.69 $28,480 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $13.63 $13.70 $28,500 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 820 $14.25 $14.57 $30,300 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $12.28 $13.97 $29,060 6.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $14.68 $14.58 $30,320 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 480 $9.91 $10.01 $20,810 3.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $11.32 $11.67 $24,270 6.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 730 $13.46 $13.80 $28,710 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $13.90 $14.94 $31,070 2.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.37 $10.17 $21,150 5.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $8.74 $8.84 $18,390 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 140 $12.06 $13.04 $27,120 6.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $8.84 $9.25 $19,230 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $15.00 $15.08 $31,370 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $12.63 $13.56 $28,200 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $11.30 $11.65 $24,240 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $16.26 $16.25 $33,800 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 590 $9.48 $10.37 $21,570 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 $15.85 $16.17 $33,640 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $11.02 $11.06 $23,010 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $12.92 $13.45 $27,970 4.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $16.36 $16.66 $34,660 6.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $23.99 $22.65 $47,110 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $25.25 $23.62 $49,120 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $16.82 $18.07 $37,580 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $11.54 $13.36 $27,800 5.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,000 $9.09 $10.08 $20,970 3.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,150 $16.20 $17.21 $35,800 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $14.42 $16.31 $33,930 9.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,030 $13.80 $13.98 $29,080 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 870 $11.90 $12.99 $27,020 3.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 $13.58 $14.67 $30,510 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $11.06 $11.76 $24,450 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $13.36 $14.74 $30,660 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 550 $16.44 $17.09 $35,560 2.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $12.31 $12.29 $25,560 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,770 $11.89 $12.36 $25,720 2.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 $11.94 $12.65 $26,300 5.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $11.39 $13.63 $28,360 11.0 %
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 140 $12.74 $14.18 $29,490 5.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $9.83 $10.49 $21,810 9.2 %
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 3,320 $18.60 $20.18 $41,970 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $23.14 $24.87 $51,720 3.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $27.38 $25.56 $53,160 9.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $17.49 $18.38 $38,220 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $15.54 $17.74 $36,910 9.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $15.15 $19.65 $40,860 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $29.78 $26.81 $55,770 7.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $20.99 $22.09 $45,950 9.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $17.98 $18.32 $38,100 3.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $12.64 $14.76 $30,700 11.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $16.88 $16.71 $34,750 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $17.48 $18.06 $37,560 5.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) $23.41 $24.50 $50,950 13.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $15.43 $18.02 $37,480 16.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $21.39 $21.45 $44,620 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $14.66 $15.57 $32,390 2.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.30 $11.71 $24,360 17.7 %
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 2,840 $17.77 $18.31 $38,080 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $24.48 $25.20 $52,420 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $25.64 $24.83 $51,640 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $19.38 $20.35 $42,320 9.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $16.04 $17.12 $35,620 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $20.29 $19.78 $41,130 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $20.03 $19.91 $41,420 7.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $10.44 $10.66 $22,170 8.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $23.51 $22.58 $46,960 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $21.34 $21.94 $45,640 8.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $21.58 $20.73 $43,120 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 820 $13.96 $15.06 $31,330 3.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $27.25 $27.07 $56,300 3.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $16.75 $16.92 $35,180 4.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $12.87 $13.25 $27,570 7.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $16.67 $17.30 $35,980 4.5 %
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 4,040 $14.30 $14.95 $31,090 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 $23.45 $24.78 $51,530 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 720 $14.42 $14.52 $30,200 2.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $14.39 $14.18 $29,500 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $8.19 $9.25 $19,240 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $12.69 $12.84 $26,710 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 720 $14.57 $15.22 $31,650 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $17.13 $18.04 $37,530 4.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $13.85 $14.24 $29,620 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $14.65 $15.09 $31,390 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.41 $8.98 $18,670 5.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $13.56 $13.80 $28,700 3.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $17.22 $18.86 $39,230 14.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $16.06 $16.57 $34,460 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40 $14.75 $17.20 $35,780 6.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $11.36 $11.76 $24,460 3.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $9.38 $10.32 $21,470 5.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.25 $10.57 $21,980 5.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 410 $12.88 $13.45 $27,990 6.0 %
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 4,100 $11.76 $13.73 $28,560 3.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $20.13 $21.45 $44,620 4.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.97 $23.75 $49,400 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 140 $12.18 $15.72 $32,690 19.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $8.78 $11.87 $24,700 15.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 800 $16.71 $16.90 $35,160 5.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 500 $13.93 $16.02 $33,330 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $10.43 $10.11 $21,030 4.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 $7.65 $8.42 $17,520 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $19.93 $21.57 $44,860 14.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 140 $13.88 $14.85 $30,890 5.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $9.56 $10.24 $21,300 5.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 $9.88 $10.42 $21,670 2.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 130 $11.29 $11.52 $23,950 3.7 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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