Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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 147,190 $13.25 $15.78 $32,810 1.1 %
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 4,820 $31.35 $34.84 $72,460 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $50.88 $53.97 $112,260 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,020 $35.02 $41.14 $85,580 4.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 (4) (4) $22,880 4.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 $34.50 $38.49 $80,070 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $35.45 $52.43 $109,050 16.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $24.54 $26.14 $54,370 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $33.79 $34.64 $72,060 3.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 $34.25 $37.48 $77,960 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 250 $34.21 $35.21 $73,240 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $35.95 $34.58 $71,920 2.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $34.58 $36.07 $75,030 7.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $27.78 $31.44 $65,400 9.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $15.32 $16.00 $33,270 8.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $75,920 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 160 $34.92 $36.83 $76,610 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $39.66 $42.02 $87,390 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $16.76 $19.46 $40,480 11.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $22.77 $29.79 $61,960 22.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.91 $20.25 $42,120 10.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $29.10 $30.59 $63,640 2.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (8) $36.89 $36.64 $76,200 3.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 180 $25.62 $25.32 $52,660 0.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $27.87 $27.43 $57,050 4.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 $17.31 $18.53 $38,550 5.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 270 $29.50 $30.37 $63,160 11.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,230 $20.54 $22.31 $46,410 1.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 $21.65 $21.58 $44,880 4.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $13.14 $15.00 $31,190 9.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $20.88 $21.41 $44,540 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 150 $17.64 $20.93 $43,540 6.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $21.52 $22.00 $45,760 7.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $21.42 $21.15 $43,990 4.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.51 $18.78 $39,060 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $22.68 $22.07 $45,900 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $19.55 $20.66 $42,980 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 140 $15.66 $20.19 $41,990 9.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $32.47 $31.56 $65,650 8.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $18.07 $19.38 $40,310 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 $21.77 $23.90 $49,710 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $20.67 $20.39 $42,410 4.6 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 60 $15.14 $15.90 $33,070 5.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 480 $24.88 $27.13 $56,430 4.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $15.76 $17.27 $35,920 14.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 770 $23.60 $24.93 $51,850 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 $27.41 $29.25 $60,840 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $29.64 $29.26 $60,860 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $16.89 $17.80 $37,020 4.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $32.04 $31.08 $64,650 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $24.64 $25.51 $53,070 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $25.41 $24.25 $50,430 9.1 %
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 1,260 $25.89 $27.42 $57,030 2.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $35.26 $36.22 $75,350 4.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 60 $32.15 $36.22 $75,350 14.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $30.18 $30.23 $62,880 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $27.32 $27.50 $57,200 4.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 110 $18.34 $18.52 $38,520 2.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $20.54 $20.57 $42,790 5.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $20.88 $22.70 $47,210 4.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $20.76 $25.51 $53,050 8.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 90 $21.09 $21.67 $45,080 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $18.21 $18.33 $38,120 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 1,470 $21.90 $23.61 $49,110 2.9 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 100 $28.56 $29.01 $60,330 6.1 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $25.97 $29.37 $61,080 4.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $19.47 $21.36 $44,440 4.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $23.10 $23.86 $49,620 5.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $27.03 $26.84 $55,820 3.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 300 $13.71 $13.90 $28,900 4.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $18.84 $18.92 $39,340 3.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $19.92 $21.83 $45,400 5.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $18.14 $18.08 $37,610 2.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 2,010 $15.49 $16.58 $34,490 4.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 190 $19.32 $19.59 $40,740 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $17.22 $17.82 $37,070 3.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 240 $15.25 $17.90 $37,230 9.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $16.97 $16.11 $33,520 9.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $20.05 $19.60 $40,770 6.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $19.61 $20.60 $42,850 3.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $16.03 $17.27 $35,920 8.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $9.14 $11.31 $23,520 5.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 180 $11.55 $11.94 $24,840 7.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 510 $15.70 $17.82 $37,060 11.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $27.36 $26.48 $55,080 8.5 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $16.77 $22.68 $47,170 1.4 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $8.53 $9.52 $19,800 13.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 80 $20.42 $21.65 $45,030 1.1 %
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 10,850 $16.84 $17.69 $36,800 3.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $53,670 5.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $58,680 4.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,420 5.7 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $41,380 9.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,880 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $22.52 $22.58 $46,980 5.4 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 640 (4) (4) $56,850 9.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 320 $11.61 $12.16 $25,290 10.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 210 (4) (4) $36,880 4.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,550 (4) (4) $41,900 3.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $43,210 8.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,670 (4) (4) $39,570 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $43,210 4.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $41,740 3.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $40,600 4.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $36,990 5.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $13.63 $14.61 $30,380 14.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 490 (4) (4) $33,470 8.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $16.84 $18.01 $37,450 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 380 $9.36 $10.01 $20,820 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $31.24 $30.44 $63,310 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,240 (4) (4) $20,470 2.2 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 $19.20 $19.34 $40,220 3.7 %
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 1,250 $12.51 $14.52 $30,200 3.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $8.93 $9.23 $19,200 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $14.08 $14.97 $31,150 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 (4) (4) $25,740 7.0 %
27-2032 Choreographers (8) $11.74 $14.62 $30,420 22.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $12.20 $12.80 $26,620 10.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.64 $12.20 $25,380 15.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $16.21 $17.87 $37,170 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $16.12 $18.55 $38,580 10.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $11.30 $12.61 $26,230 15.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,680 $21.20 $26.00 $54,080 3.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $34.13 $33.92 $70,550 10.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $58.05 $64.91 $135,010 21.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $26.49 $27.49 $57,190 3.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists (8) $74.65 $64.28 $133,710 18.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $48.13 $45.13 $93,860 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 200 $79.26 $85.03 $176,870 9.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $38.38 $38.92 $80,960 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,670 $22.14 $22.73 $47,270 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $29.37 $31.94 $66,420 7.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $34.91 $37.25 $77,480 6.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $16.01 $15.59 $32,430 6.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $21.25 $21.11 $43,920 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $26.60 $25.44 $52,910 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $25.31 $23.84 $49,590 12.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $23.11 $23.21 $48,290 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $18.22 $18.42 $38,310 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $31.03 $31.13 $64,750 5.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $29.91 $29.57 $61,500 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $20.39 $21.00 $43,670 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 320 $12.18 $14.33 $29,810 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $11.25 $11.64 $24,220 3.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $15.38 $15.66 $32,580 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 830 $16.66 $16.76 $34,870 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $14.91 $14.87 $30,930 2.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $10.68 $11.18 $23,250 9.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $12.46 $14.21 $29,550 9.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $27.77 $28.45 $59,170 3.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $31.55 $30.68 $63,810 2.7 %
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 5,880 $10.96 $11.46 $23,830 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,630 $9.47 $9.80 $20,390 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,970 $10.99 $11.21 $23,310 1.1 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (8) $14.98 $15.30 $31,810 5.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $17.52 $18.34 $38,150 5.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $11.26 $11.08 $23,050 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $16.42 $16.19 $33,680 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $13.13 $12.98 $26,990 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $13.72 $13.91 $28,930 1.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $10.10 $10.48 $21,810 8.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $13.80 $13.56 $28,210 17.2 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,850 $16.19 $16.59 $34,500 5.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $25.96 $26.56 $55,240 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $26.61 $27.07 $56,310 2.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $9.12 $10.84 $22,540 7.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 390 $19.27 $19.29 $40,130 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 540 $19.86 $20.03 $41,670 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 $14.86 $15.03 $31,250 8.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 260 $8.11 $8.21 $17,080 4.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $9.59 $10.57 $21,980 10.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,650 $8.19 $8.92 $18,550 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $11.46 $12.56 $26,110 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $7.73 $8.09 $16,830 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,170 $10.09 $10.12 $21,040 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 900 $8.94 $9.44 $19,640 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $9.19 $9.16 $19,050 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $8.29 $8.82 $18,350 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 890 $7.84 $8.12 $16,900 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,000 $8.01 $8.46 $17,600 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.23 $8.27 $17,210 5.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,990 $7.76 $8.24 $17,150 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.68 $9.14 $19,020 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $7.86 $8.22 $17,100 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 610 $7.91 $8.22 $17,090 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.05 $8.76 $18,210 6.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.24 $9.49 $19,750 6.9 %
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 4,690 $10.32 $11.13 $23,160 1.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $17.33 $17.93 $37,290 2.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,250 $10.81 $11.18 $23,260 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $9.17 $9.82 $20,430 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $12.82 $14.63 $30,440 12.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $9.53 $10.71 $22,270 3.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $14.87 $15.20 $31,630 3.4 %
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 2,720 $8.93 $9.88 $20,540 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $16.34 $15.91 $33,090 5.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $10.18 $9.94 $20,680 5.9 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 50 $7.60 $7.93 $16,490 7.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.98 $8.09 $16,820 7.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $8.01 $8.35 $17,370 4.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $9.75 $11.19 $23,270 7.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $10.90 $11.56 $24,050 8.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 590 $8.29 $8.53 $17,750 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 $9.52 $9.99 $20,780 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $8.88 $9.99 $20,770 4.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 620 $9.74 $10.61 $22,070 4.5 %
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 13,770 $9.75 $14.38 $29,920 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,200 $13.89 $15.77 $32,790 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $28.72 $31.77 $66,080 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,640 $7.70 $8.18 $17,010 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $9.37 $9.87 $20,530 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 420 $14.28 $15.46 $32,160 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,420 $9.45 $11.23 $23,350 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 240 $16.65 $19.16 $39,860 13.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 410 $21.10 $26.02 $54,120 14.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $19.67 $24.55 $51,060 10.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $23.29 $23.03 $47,900 7.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 300 $23.16 $31.17 $64,830 14.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,560 $23.20 $27.43 $57,060 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $8.38 $8.99 $18,700 4.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $30.85 $29.56 $61,480 12.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $12.69 $15.09 $31,380 19.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 430 $8.92 $9.73 $20,230 5.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.37 $18.56 $38,610 13.8 %
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 21,720 $12.14 $13.13 $27,320 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 670 $20.29 $21.03 $43,740 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $11.36 $11.40 $23,700 1.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $12.75 $13.47 $28,020 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 480 $13.93 $14.04 $29,200 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,670 $12.95 $13.47 $28,010 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $14.59 $15.15 $31,500 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.01 $15.20 $31,610 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,160 $10.99 $11.09 $23,070 3.6 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 30 $12.83 $12.30 $25,580 12.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $15.20 $15.72 $32,690 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,020 $12.50 $13.63 $28,350 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $23.40 $22.00 $45,770 1.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $9.16 $9.65 $20,060 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 370 $8.60 $8.83 $18,370 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $11.75 $12.43 $25,840 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 210 $8.87 $9.37 $19,490 2.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $13.38 $15.03 $31,260 6.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $15.05 $15.85 $32,960 7.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $12.43 $13.80 $28,710 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $15.24 $15.88 $33,030 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 950 $10.40 $10.57 $21,990 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $14.55 $15.75 $32,760 4.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $14.33 $14.12 $29,360 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $18.19 $18.20 $37,860 5.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $17.37 $16.83 $35,010 3.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $26.26 $25.34 $52,700 1.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 520 $23.29 $22.56 $46,920 0.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $10.83 $15.12 $31,450 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $16.94 $17.70 $36,820 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $12.27 $12.64 $26,290 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,840 $8.67 $9.93 $20,650 3.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.62 $14.87 $30,940 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 870 $14.78 $16.02 $33,330 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $15.13 $15.47 $32,180 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 250 $12.96 $13.35 $27,760 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,760 $11.98 $12.17 $25,320 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 210 $11.95 $12.69 $26,400 7.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $12.41 $13.44 $27,950 8.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $14.15 $13.24 $27,540 5.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 90 $10.88 $13.50 $28,070 17.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 $12.68 $12.49 $25,980 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,460 $11.55 $11.87 $24,680 1.7 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 $9.94 $10.34 $21,500 5.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $11.43 $11.82 $24,590 5.7 %
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 1,830 $11.18 $12.42 $25,830 3.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 110 $25.93 $25.12 $52,240 2.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 140 $17.11 $18.05 $37,540 6.9 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 80 $9.50 $13.11 $27,270 19.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $11.53 $11.12 $23,130 8.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $11.50 $11.89 $24,730 5.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 250 $9.46 $9.70 $20,170 3.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 500 $11.19 $11.52 $23,960 3.5 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 $11.62 $12.04 $25,040 1.8 %
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 6,140 $15.56 $16.38 $34,070 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $23.31 $24.81 $51,610 3.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $17.91 $18.33 $38,130 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 860 $14.06 $14.39 $29,920 3.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 60 $13.95 $15.36 $31,950 17.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 450 $15.86 $15.62 $32,480 5.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,110 $13.37 $14.23 $29,590 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $16.57 $16.61 $34,540 2.1 %
47-2111 Electricians (8) $18.15 $18.92 $39,360 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.02 $14.44 $30,030 5.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $19.75 $17.80 $37,020 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 570 $16.00 $17.51 $36,420 7.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 110 $11.50 $12.49 $25,980 4.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $14.50 $18.35 $38,170 9.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $10.98 $10.93 $22,740 4.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $10.94 $12.01 $24,980 10.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 750 $17.83 $17.52 $36,430 1.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $13.74 $13.91 $28,920 5.4 %
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 7,690 $17.75 $18.52 $38,510 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $24.99 $26.37 $54,840 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $11.06 $12.51 $26,010 16.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 210 $18.59 $19.25 $40,050 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $26.02 $25.87 $53,800 3.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $18.65 $17.14 $35,650 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $11.65 $14.45 $30,050 11.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 750 $15.50 $16.12 $33,530 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 520 $16.23 $16.53 $34,390 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 700 $17.08 $16.97 $35,300 3.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 $19.03 $19.40 $40,360 3.4 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 40 $14.36 $14.95 $31,090 3.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $14.18 $13.74 $28,580 6.8 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $14.06 $14.44 $30,040 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $12.81 $15.42 $32,080 8.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $21.72 $20.40 $42,440 10.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 610 $17.78 $17.84 $37,100 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,470 $16.57 $17.22 $35,820 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $17.60 $17.60 $36,610 3.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $18.05 $18.44 $38,350 5.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 420 $24.78 $24.81 $51,600 5.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 360 $20.06 $21.17 $44,030 11.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $9.10 $10.37 $21,560 15.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $8.58 $9.96 $20,720 10.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 170 $15.76 $15.84 $32,950 3.5 %
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 21,940 $13.88 $14.59 $30,340 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,280 $21.25 $22.45 $46,690 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $9.10 $10.55 $21,950 5.8 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 190 $15.18 $15.72 $32,700 5.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 240 $13.80 $13.78 $28,670 7.1 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $9.77 $11.36 $23,620 5.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,860 $13.54 $13.74 $28,580 1.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 330 $13.59 $14.25 $29,630 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $10.00 $10.65 $22,150 4.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $11.46 $12.10 $25,170 3.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $11.06 $11.03 $22,930 3.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 1,250 $11.53 $11.48 $23,870 1.8 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $15.06 $14.54 $30,240 3.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 280 $13.32 $13.27 $27,600 5.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $12.91 $12.51 $26,020 3.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 340 $15.01 $15.46 $32,160 2.5 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $18.14 $17.63 $36,670 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $13.74 $13.73 $28,560 3.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.49 $14.67 $30,510 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $15.91 $15.33 $31,880 4.3 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.63 $12.51 $26,020 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 780 $14.86 $14.99 $31,170 2.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $12.37 $13.77 $28,630 5.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.54 $16.10 $33,490 2.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $19.92 $20.39 $42,420 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,440 $14.74 $15.42 $32,080 2.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $16.44 $16.57 $34,470 5.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.13 $13.50 $28,080 7.9 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $15.47 $17.64 $36,690 4.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $14.17 $14.21 $29,550 5.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $14.15 $14.56 $30,290 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 360 $9.51 $10.06 $20,930 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $10.91 $10.79 $22,450 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 150 $12.26 $12.39 $25,760 3.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $10.62 $11.92 $24,790 11.6 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 $21.02 $20.89 $43,460 3.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) $17.51 $17.52 $36,450 5.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 290 $16.53 $16.70 $34,730 3.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $25.58 $25.86 $53,780 3.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $15.29 $15.39 $32,020 3.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $14.43 $14.23 $29,610 2.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $11.63 $12.03 $25,030 2.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $14.10 $14.41 $29,970 2.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $12.49 $11.93 $24,810 5.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $14.53 $14.28 $29,700 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 840 $14.51 $14.69 $30,560 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,220 $16.13 $15.19 $31,590 4.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $14.21 $14.73 $30,640 4.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $15.83 $15.61 $32,460 6.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $15.45 $15.72 $32,690 11.7 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $15.99 $15.19 $31,600 8.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 500 $12.73 $13.00 $27,050 4.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,160 $12.92 $13.15 $27,350 2.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,470 $14.04 $15.65 $32,540 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $20.60 $21.03 $43,740 4.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $21.72 $22.77 $47,360 5.5 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 160 $8.94 $9.16 $19,050 3.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $9.56 $9.67 $20,120 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 710 $13.14 $13.68 $28,450 6.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $14.12 $14.30 $29,740 12.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,580 $18.36 $19.00 $39,520 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $11.29 $12.23 $25,450 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $10.20 $10.68 $22,210 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $8.92 $9.41 $19,570 4.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 290 $12.59 $13.77 $28,630 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $21.29 $21.10 $43,890 5.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 240 $15.70 $17.74 $36,890 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 860 $13.66 $13.78 $28,660 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 550 $9.58 $10.93 $22,740 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,270 $11.83 $12.56 $26,120 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 230 $12.93 $12.60 $26,200 5.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 590 $9.62 $10.62 $22,090 4.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $10.77 $11.37 $23,660 5.3 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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