Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fargo, ND-MN



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 Fargo, ND-MN, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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 Fargo, ND-MN (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 120,180 $14.18 $17.77 $36,960 1.3 %
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 5,450 $37.28 $44.00 $91,530 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 310 $71.97 $75.28 $156,590 8.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,670 $41.64 $51.62 $107,370 5.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 120 $44.10 $47.05 $97,870 12.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $38.26 $41.82 $86,990 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $38.15 $43.34 $90,150 6.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $35.43 $40.66 $84,570 6.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $34.78 $35.34 $73,500 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 $38.21 $41.62 $86,560 5.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 430 $36.74 $42.20 $87,780 3.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $35.51 $39.47 $82,090 9.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $37.11 $43.59 $90,660 7.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $42.81 $39.41 $81,980 5.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $31.90 $34.59 $71,940 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $41.97 $43.52 $90,520 5.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $30.93 $38.53 $80,140 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $36.08 $42.07 $87,510 6.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $17.46 $17.59 $36,590 3.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $85,550 3.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $47.58 $49.27 $102,490 5.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $44.69 $46.00 $95,690 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $20.30 $20.84 $43,350 6.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $14.98 $16.58 $34,480 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $31.31 $34.69 $72,160 5.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $18.43 $20.52 $42,690 5.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $21.78 $23.16 $48,160 5.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $32.32 $35.69 $74,240 6.6 %
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 4,390 $23.59 $25.46 $52,950 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $19.76 $21.26 $44,220 4.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $25.13 $27.20 $56,570 6.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 360 $23.17 $24.17 $50,280 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $16.76 $20.98 $43,640 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 $21.92 $23.56 $49,010 4.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $17.44 $18.42 $38,320 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $23.91 $26.74 $55,620 6.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $21.04 $22.79 $47,410 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 140 $27.39 $26.18 $54,460 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $27.32 $28.65 $59,600 4.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 690 $25.40 $26.17 $54,430 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 790 $24.05 $25.01 $52,030 2.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $19.44 $27.75 $57,720 29.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $30.95 $32.20 $66,970 7.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 140 $28.39 $31.70 $65,940 5.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 110 $27.01 $33.09 $68,840 18.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $33.71 $36.55 $76,020 1.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $19.02 $20.05 $41,700 4.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 270 $21.49 $24.06 $50,040 5.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $19.62 $23.43 $48,740 8.0 %
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 2,930 $24.60 $26.80 $55,740 5.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 400 $23.28 $24.88 $51,740 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 310 $31.47 $35.78 $74,430 11.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $42.67 $44.20 $91,940 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 900 $14.67 $16.73 $34,800 7.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 570 $29.90 $30.66 $63,770 3.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $30.88 $32.52 $67,630 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 $24.88 $26.29 $54,690 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 $27.42 $31.26 $65,010 9.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $29.04 $28.44 $59,150 5.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 60 $23.22 $24.85 $51,680 7.4 %
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 2,020 $25.72 $27.17 $56,520 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 130 $25.88 $29.16 $60,650 6.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $31.26 $31.24 $64,980 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $35.29 $34.41 $71,580 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 190 $34.75 $35.08 $72,960 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $32.35 $33.39 $69,450 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $31.46 $32.72 $68,060 3.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $16.32 $17.01 $35,380 2.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $17.26 $18.14 $37,730 3.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $17.77 $17.21 $35,790 4.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 160 $20.50 $20.31 $42,240 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $21.57 $23.10 $48,050 7.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $19.10 $19.34 $40,220 2.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $24.70 $24.90 $51,790 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $18.12 $20.58 $42,810 5.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,220 $19.24 $22.82 $47,470 6.4 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 $30.36 $33.91 $70,530 6.5 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $31.95 $35.55 $73,950 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $25.00 $29.45 $61,250 7.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $27.14 $26.90 $55,940 2.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $26.52 $27.85 $57,930 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 180 $9.46 $10.49 $21,820 8.5 %
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 2,250 $15.20 $16.23 $33,760 2.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $18.66 $18.89 $39,300 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $23.34 $23.97 $49,860 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $21.33 $21.16 $44,020 5.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $21.04 $22.04 $45,840 3.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $18.75 $19.33 $40,220 5.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $18.06 $18.83 $39,170 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $19.31 $22.31 $46,400 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,140 $11.27 $12.13 $25,240 6.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 170 $16.13 $16.94 $35,230 5.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $19.68 $18.90 $39,310 8.1 %
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 430 $30.48 $43.72 $90,940 11.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 $48.23 $59.42 $123,600 14.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $18.27 $21.26 $44,220 4.2 %
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 6,550 $19.82 $21.14 $43,970 2.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $77,730 2.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $65,460 3.4 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $26.44 $27.69 $57,600 4.0 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $56,840 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 370 $11.91 $12.36 $25,700 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $42,870 3.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,170 (4) (4) $47,150 3.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 150 (4) (4) $51,760 4.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $47,050 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $51,130 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $48,740 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $51,130 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $50,970 7.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $7.70 $9.33 $19,410 13.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $25.01 $25.27 $52,560 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $14.26 $14.94 $31,080 8.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $22.07 $24.91 $51,810 7.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,130 (4) (4) $24,910 3.5 %
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 1,910 $15.30 $17.35 $36,100 2.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) $19.32 $20.96 $43,600 6.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.99 $10.48 $21,810 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 280 $15.79 $16.48 $34,280 1.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $18.05 $18.39 $38,260 4.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $11.40 $11.70 $24,350 6.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $17.22 $19.63 $40,830 7.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $27,630 5.9 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 40 $21.88 $22.73 $47,280 7.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 100 $11.30 $17.02 $35,400 21.0 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 30 $12.71 $13.67 $28,430 10.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $16.76 $16.76 $34,860 4.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180 $21.00 $23.54 $48,960 4.8 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $20.18 $20.90 $43,480 6.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 90 $18.81 $21.41 $44,540 10.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 110 $14.05 $15.33 $31,890 6.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $10.02 $9.84 $20,470 8.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,110 $21.53 $28.52 $59,330 5.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $19.54 $27.73 $57,680 19.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $108.68 $226,060 20.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $22.20 $22.91 $47,660 5.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 470 $47.12 $44.43 $92,420 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 $79.00 $86.28 $179,460 8.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) $99.50 $206,960 20.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 (5) $103.52 $215,320 9.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $37.36 $36.23 $75,370 2.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,230 $27.75 $29.67 $61,710 4.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $28.44 $28.85 $60,010 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $33.11 $32.59 $67,790 3.2 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $17.27 $17.68 $36,770 5.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $21.61 $22.15 $46,070 3.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $27.97 $27.52 $57,250 3.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 260 $22.64 $22.75 $47,320 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 270 $13.68 $14.25 $29,630 5.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $29.84 $28.97 $60,260 6.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $21.24 $20.85 $43,370 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $16.87 $16.73 $34,800 4.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $13.87 $13.86 $28,840 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $14.77 $15.09 $31,390 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,270 $16.03 $16.30 $33,890 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $14.29 $15.48 $32,200 7.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $12.25 $12.39 $25,760 4.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $16.70 $16.82 $34,980 12.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 60 $17.60 $19.68 $40,940 10.2 %
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 3,610 $11.67 $12.18 $25,340 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 760 $10.70 $10.61 $22,080 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $11.56 $11.75 $24,440 2.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $20.72 $21.41 $44,530 6.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $16.86 $16.77 $34,870 2.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $12.77 $13.17 $27,390 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 260 $13.50 $13.63 $28,340 6.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 140 $10.26 $10.08 $20,970 2.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 290 $11.26 $11.51 $23,930 2.9 %
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 1,500 $15.25 $17.45 $36,290 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $33.67 $34.89 $72,580 1.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $17.73 $18.03 $37,500 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $25.11 $24.74 $51,470 1.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 50 $10.21 $11.21 $23,310 5.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 590 $9.82 $10.71 $22,270 4.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $9.23 $9.32 $19,380 3.9 %
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 11,240 $8.34 $9.08 $18,880 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $15.24 $14.65 $30,460 12.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 850 $13.69 $14.22 $29,580 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 170 $8.94 $9.25 $19,230 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $11.49 $11.68 $24,300 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $9.76 $9.85 $20,480 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $9.58 $9.84 $20,470 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) $8.61 $9.11 $18,940 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 940 $7.49 $7.96 $16,550 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,100 $8.06 $8.28 $17,220 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $9.16 $9.87 $20,530 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,290 $7.71 $8.12 $16,890 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 250 $9.61 $9.55 $19,870 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $7.46 $7.87 $16,370 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $7.87 $8.18 $17,020 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 540 $7.75 $7.96 $16,550 2.7 %
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 4,280 $10.31 $11.10 $23,100 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $16.18 $18.00 $37,440 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $18.81 $19.26 $40,060 5.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,020 $10.60 $11.07 $23,030 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,190 $8.77 $8.92 $18,550 3.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 730 $11.80 $12.02 $25,010 2.4 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 70 $11.87 $12.89 $26,810 4.2 %
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 3,490 $8.67 $10.27 $21,360 5.7 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 40 $18.89 $18.78 $39,070 13.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $9.23 $10.55 $21,950 9.0 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 150 $7.74 $11.50 $23,920 13.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 50 $9.16 $9.49 $19,730 7.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $8.29 $8.15 $16,950 4.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 430 $9.74 $11.19 $23,280 5.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,220 $8.03 $8.40 $17,470 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $7.74 $7.84 $16,300 5.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 300 $9.63 $10.93 $22,720 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $8.61 $9.54 $19,830 3.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $9.19 $10.36 $21,540 4.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.37 $10.90 $22,660 9.3 %
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 13,250 $11.01 $15.51 $32,250 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,090 $14.75 $16.45 $34,210 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $23.72 $26.62 $55,360 3.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,000 $8.14 $8.38 $17,440 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 510 $8.78 $9.63 $20,030 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $12.76 $14.03 $29,190 5.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,180 $9.56 $12.14 $25,240 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $16.74 $19.34 $40,220 4.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 420 $23.09 $37.29 $77,560 15.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $22.01 $27.14 $56,450 14.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 330 $16.58 $20.47 $42,590 10.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $44.46 $41.83 $87,000 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,720 $20.83 $22.68 $47,170 3.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $9.33 $9.98 $20,750 4.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $18.24 $21.16 $44,010 10.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 $36.57 $38.79 $80,680 2.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 330 $8.12 $8.65 $17,980 3.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $19.36 $28.26 $58,770 12.5 %
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 21,690 $13.46 $14.34 $29,830 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,140 $19.14 $20.64 $42,940 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $11.60 $11.89 $24,730 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $12.88 $12.94 $26,920 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 $14.79 $14.89 $30,980 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,950 $14.95 $15.45 $32,140 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $16.84 $16.97 $35,300 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $16.70 $16.95 $35,260 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 830 $13.10 $12.95 $26,940 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $17.57 $17.71 $36,830 3.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $11.31 $14.90 $30,990 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,980 $12.62 $13.82 $28,750 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 200 $10.92 $11.19 $23,280 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $8.99 $9.03 $18,780 2.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 330 $10.91 $11.18 $23,250 3.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.95 $9.65 $20,070 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 240 $16.13 $16.42 $34,160 4.5 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 $11.48 $11.76 $24,470 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $12.48 $14.07 $29,270 6.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $16.46 $16.94 $35,230 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,090 $11.18 $11.52 $23,960 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 220 $14.79 $15.40 $32,030 9.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 120 $21.31 $22.93 $47,700 9.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 150 $9.79 $9.93 $20,650 4.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $18.81 $19.02 $39,570 4.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $24.94 $51,870 3.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $25.49 $23.51 $48,900 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $24.95 $22.72 $47,250 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $18.31 $18.74 $38,980 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 610 $13.73 $14.08 $29,300 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,910 $9.66 $10.49 $21,830 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $11.54 $13.92 $28,950 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,240 $17.29 $18.46 $38,390 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $15.96 $16.21 $33,710 2.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 180 $14.69 $15.02 $31,240 7.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 $14.76 $15.22 $31,650 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 100 $14.59 $15.02 $31,250 6.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 200 $11.84 $12.54 $26,090 3.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 510 $14.67 $14.57 $30,310 4.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $13.66 $13.18 $27,410 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,980 $12.14 $12.47 $25,940 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 130 $15.08 $15.70 $32,660 11.3 %
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 470 $9.72 $11.64 $24,200 6.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $23.42 $22.23 $46,230 3.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $13.80 $14.17 $29,470 3.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $8.84 $9.20 $19,140 5.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 70 $9.72 $10.39 $21,610 3.3 %
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 6,080 $17.18 $18.52 $38,520 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 480 $26.45 $26.95 $56,060 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $24.56 $22.93 $47,690 9.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 640 $15.81 $16.20 $33,700 2.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $10.08 $11.39 $23,690 11.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $22.57 $21.70 $45,130 9.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 460 $15.17 $15.82 $32,910 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 780 $13.74 $14.25 $29,640 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 500 $18.56 $18.32 $38,100 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $19.99 $19.95 $41,500 5.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 40 $17.94 $20.14 $41,900 7.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 610 $20.96 $21.20 $44,100 4.5 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $17.07 $17.89 $37,200 9.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $13.96 $14.82 $30,820 3.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 40 $13.51 $13.82 $28,740 3.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $21.59 $21.37 $44,450 3.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $13.26 $13.74 $28,570 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $16.85 $17.77 $36,970 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $21.42 $20.29 $42,210 4.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $15.09 $15.10 $31,410 4.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 140 $11.80 $11.34 $23,580 9.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $13.75 $13.87 $28,850 3.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $12.05 $12.80 $26,630 5.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $16.42 $16.68 $34,700 2.3 %
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 4,850 $17.75 $18.73 $38,960 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $24.57 $24.68 $51,330 4.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 210 $16.91 $16.03 $33,340 8.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 190 $27.99 $26.60 $55,330 3.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 $14.63 $14.82 $30,820 3.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 90 $11.39 $14.82 $30,820 20.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $20.89 $22.07 $45,910 9.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $16.83 $17.76 $36,950 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $16.06 $16.75 $34,840 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $17.88 $18.32 $38,090 1.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $15.00 $15.86 $32,980 7.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 270 $18.49 $19.26 $40,060 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.76 $11.86 $24,680 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $26.92 $24.78 $51,540 3.9 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $17.28 $16.76 $34,860 8.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $19.95 $20.65 $42,950 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 810 $16.99 $17.56 $36,530 1.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $24.17 $22.42 $46,640 6.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $19.51 $22.46 $46,730 5.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $17.56 $17.15 $35,680 3.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $13.46 $13.85 $28,820 8.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $11.85 $12.00 $24,970 3.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $18.12 $19.37 $40,300 6.3 %
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 7,590 $13.94 $14.72 $30,620 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 540 $21.25 $22.41 $46,610 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $9.25 $11.87 $24,680 14.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $14.79 $15.65 $32,540 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,620 $12.86 $13.49 $28,060 4.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $10.15 $10.54 $21,930 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $9.71 $10.52 $21,890 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $13.55 $13.86 $28,820 4.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 110 $10.51 $10.42 $21,670 5.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $13.13 $13.77 $28,650 8.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 160 $17.42 $18.01 $37,470 5.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $14.55 $15.11 $31,430 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $13.04 $13.12 $27,300 4.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.88 $11.78 $24,500 11.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $19.46 $20.07 $41,740 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.56 $14.03 $29,180 3.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 $22.65 $24.14 $50,200 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 880 $17.05 $16.98 $35,310 2.9 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $16.81 $16.51 $34,340 3.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $14.64 $14.90 $31,000 2.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $16.38 $16.72 $34,770 8.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $9.51 $10.01 $20,810 5.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $11.85 $12.18 $25,340 4.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $10.88 $11.90 $24,740 12.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $14.95 $15.64 $32,530 5.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $22.84 $22.21 $46,200 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $22.61 $20.65 $42,960 6.6 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $17.20 $16.53 $34,380 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $16.93 $16.78 $34,890 3.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $13.90 $14.90 $31,000 4.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $14.18 $14.33 $29,810 2.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $11.06 $11.38 $23,680 6.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $14.90 $15.63 $32,500 3.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.17 $16.90 $35,150 6.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.78 $9.15 $19,030 4.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $16.33 $17.12 $35,620 10.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 450 $10.39 $10.49 $21,830 2.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 140 $11.22 $11.69 $24,300 3.8 %
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 8,880 $13.39 $14.69 $30,560 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $19.06 $20.31 $42,250 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $21.45 $22.73 $47,290 2.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $69,100 9.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 $12.23 $12.01 $24,990 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 310 $13.24 $12.50 $26,000 7.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 $10.08 $11.87 $24,690 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,300 $18.00 $18.81 $39,120 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 790 $11.58 $13.07 $27,190 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $10.44 $10.50 $21,840 4.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $9.59 $10.39 $21,600 3.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 160 $15.46 $15.91 $33,090 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.63 $17.99 $37,410 12.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $13.52 $14.22 $29,580 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 440 $9.11 $9.30 $19,350 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,080 $11.75 $12.30 $25,580 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.46 $10.46 $21,750 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 370 $9.51 $9.74 $20,260 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $14.03 $14.33 $29,800 10.5 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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