Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Smith, AR-OK



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 Fort Smith, AR-OK, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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 Fort Smith, AR-OK (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 117,590 $12.86 $15.88 $33,030 1.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,520 $32.43 $36.99 $76,930 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $46.70 $56.00 $116,480 7.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,430 $34.27 $40.41 $84,040 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $37,420 16.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $29.64 $33.07 $68,780 5.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $36.05 $41.88 $87,110 7.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $26.56 $28.28 $58,820 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $47.39 $47.38 $98,560 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $34.30 $39.33 $81,810 4.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $34.67 $40.92 $85,120 7.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 $41.31 $42.24 $87,870 5.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $41.15 $49.46 $102,870 9.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $25.75 $31.98 $66,520 6.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $31.13 $37.57 $78,150 9.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $14.68 $18.00 $37,440 5.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $71,990 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $40.03 $42.34 $88,060 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $18.23 $20.68 $43,010 7.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $14.55 $15.30 $31,830 6.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $33.32 $37.34 $77,660 4.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $28.99 $27.68 $57,580 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $15.24 $23.47 $48,810 14.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $19.84 $25.29 $52,600 6.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $32.39 $32.89 $68,400 3.9 %
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 2,810 $21.05 $23.55 $48,990 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $20.09 $21.18 $44,050 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $22.60 $23.18 $48,210 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $28.93 $27.08 $56,320 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 140 $23.22 $22.89 $47,610 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $23.02 $23.18 $48,210 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $17.91 $18.29 $38,040 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $17.06 $17.62 $36,640 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $19.68 $21.76 $45,260 6.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $20.41 $21.61 $44,940 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 180 $30.22 $30.20 $62,810 3.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 480 $25.52 $25.95 $53,980 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 $20.75 $23.07 $47,990 2.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $13.35 $14.17 $29,470 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $18.39 $20.76 $43,180 4.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $22.11 $36.98 $76,920 19.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 270 $19.43 $23.94 $49,800 5.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $17.02 $19.24 $40,020 1.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $10.37 $10.33 $21,490 7.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $12.83 $15.14 $31,490 4.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,120 $22.37 $24.58 $51,120 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $26.87 $26.91 $55,960 7.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 $30.49 $31.20 $64,890 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists (8) $18.04 $19.31 $40,160 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $20.54 $21.43 $44,580 4.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $33.47 $33.33 $69,320 2.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 $24.64 $26.30 $54,710 3.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $24.37 $24.55 $51,050 4.5 %
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 1,170 $30.30 $38.63 $80,350 16.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $15.85 $18.79 $39,080 11.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $30.14 $31.56 $65,640 5.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $33.75 $32.51 $67,630 3.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $34.35 $35.28 $73,380 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $37.52 $38.01 $79,070 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $34.55 $34.16 $71,060 2.4 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 180 (5) $96.09 $199,860 23.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $17.05 $17.23 $35,840 3.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $21.17 $20.77 $43,200 3.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $21.99 $21.68 $45,090 4.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $21.64 $22.70 $47,210 4.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.90 $15.03 $31,250 2.5 %
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 370 $25.25 $26.87 $55,890 4.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $26.68 $24.59 $51,140 5.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $29.74 $32.59 $67,800 8.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,010 $17.17 $18.38 $38,230 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $14.14 $15.78 $32,820 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $26.08 $25.64 $53,330 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $22.18 $23.61 $49,120 4.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $15.50 $16.06 $33,400 6.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $16.02 $15.84 $32,940 8.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $20.15 $21.17 $44,030 4.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $19.83 $20.03 $41,670 12.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $10.15 $12.17 $25,300 4.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $13.46 $14.67 $30,520 1.9 %
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 550 $23.96 $35.53 $73,890 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $60.73 $57.00 $118,560 8.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $16.35 $17.53 $36,450 7.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $12.45 $13.15 $27,350 7.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,680 $19.04 $18.83 $39,160 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $11.15 $12.70 $26,420 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $41,830 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,460 (4) (4) $42,260 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $42,900 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,200 (4) (4) $44,940 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $47,860 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $42,340 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $43,000 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $46,240 2.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $21.27 $20.13 $41,870 8.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 510 (4) (4) $39,060 6.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $22.09 $22.66 $47,130 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 220 $10.61 $12.03 $25,020 17.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $15.94 $15.73 $32,730 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $29.81 $28.58 $59,440 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 810 (4) (4) $18,330 2.3 %
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 670 $13.21 $15.74 $32,750 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.62 $9.40 $19,560 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $13.58 $15.37 $31,980 5.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $32,840 8.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $13.28 $13.61 $28,310 12.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $12.94 $13.31 $27,680 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $19.51 $20.46 $42,550 3.7 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $15.88 $17.49 $36,380 7.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.33 $11.26 $23,430 5.0 %
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 6,430 $20.51 $27.83 $57,890 3.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $75.90 $80.14 $166,700 21.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.64 $21.82 $45,390 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $51.22 $49.09 $102,100 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 (5) (5) (5) 12.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 21.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $108.26 $225,180 11.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,170 $22.62 $23.34 $48,540 1.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $36.11 $36.37 $75,650 6.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $38.21 $36.98 $76,910 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $21.40 $21.46 $44,630 1.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $29.27 $31.74 $66,020 5.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.54 $32.13 $66,840 10.6 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $23.11 $22.53 $46,860 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $15.63 $16.40 $34,110 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $28.05 $27.78 $57,770 5.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 70 $13.39 $17.06 $35,480 5.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $25.58 $25.65 $53,350 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $19.76 $20.43 $42,500 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $13.41 $13.43 $27,930 4.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 30 $10.11 $10.54 $21,930 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $11.09 $11.13 $23,150 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $15.27 $15.75 $32,750 1.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,190 $15.28 $15.44 $32,110 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $12.12 $13.47 $28,020 4.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.61 $15.15 $31,510 9.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $10.75 $11.87 $24,690 7.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $15.35 $20.25 $42,120 5.7 %
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 3,640 $9.15 $9.98 $20,770 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 870 $7.82 $8.41 $17,500 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,740 $8.98 $9.01 $18,750 1.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $24.33 $25.35 $52,730 6.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 290 $13.08 $12.93 $26,900 2.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $10.21 $11.08 $23,050 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $13.10 $13.99 $29,090 4.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.75 $8.72 $18,130 3.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.89 $9.15 $19,040 3.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 160 $10.27 $11.24 $23,370 2.6 %
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 1,970 $12.73 $14.28 $29,700 4.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $24.31 $26.13 $54,350 4.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $25.54 $25.00 $52,000 5.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 280 $15.01 $14.81 $30,800 7.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 220 $10.08 $11.08 $23,050 7.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $20.75 $24.99 $51,990 3.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 610 $15.15 $15.91 $33,100 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $9.09 $9.46 $19,670 4.3 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,210 $7.75 $8.52 $17,710 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $16.40 $15.34 $31,920 8.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 820 $11.54 $12.07 $25,100 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,070 $7.63 $7.86 $16,350 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 690 $8.37 $8.93 $18,570 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $8.46 $8.75 $18,190 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.25 $8.38 $17,430 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 580 $7.66 $7.86 $16,360 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.51 $7.91 $16,460 6.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,090 $7.41 $7.52 $15,640 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.74 $7.99 $16,610 5.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,710 $7.64 $8.77 $18,240 8.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $7.52 $7.70 $16,020 3.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.90 $7.89 $16,420 5.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 460 $7.56 $7.77 $16,160 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.95 $7.84 $16,300 5.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,070 $9.11 $10.10 $21,010 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $15.02 $16.36 $34,030 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $15.76 $17.62 $36,660 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,860 $9.15 $9.94 $20,680 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $7.81 $8.07 $16,790 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.78 $13.82 $28,740 5.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $9.29 $9.75 $20,270 2.7 %
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 2,490 $8.37 $9.22 $19,180 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $12.24 $12.89 $26,820 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.95 $9.08 $18,890 5.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.34 $7.68 $15,970 6.4 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $20.73 $16.98 $35,320 12.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $10.25 $11.41 $23,730 10.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 760 $7.69 $7.91 $16,460 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 700 $8.78 $8.82 $18,350 4.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $8.93 $11.34 $23,580 9.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $8.65 $9.43 $19,620 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $12.28 $11.82 $24,580 5.4 %
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 11,560 $9.17 $12.69 $26,390 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,320 $13.53 $15.10 $31,410 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $33.33 $34.72 $72,210 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,530 $7.47 $7.84 $16,320 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 440 $7.77 $9.05 $18,820 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.98 $12.93 $26,890 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,710 $8.82 $10.27 $21,370 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $14.55 $15.59 $32,420 7.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $15.95 $19.04 $39,600 13.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $23.94 $27.24 $56,660 20.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $17.39 $20.59 $42,820 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 280 $21.95 $25.75 $53,560 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,200 $21.34 $24.04 $50,010 4.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $9.41 $10.61 $22,060 10.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $17.48 $22.49 $46,780 23.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $22.73 $19.46 $40,480 16.8 %
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 17,200 $11.59 $12.70 $26,420 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,080 $17.45 $19.08 $39,690 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.70 $10.02 $20,840 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $12.60 $12.80 $26,620 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $11.73 $12.15 $25,270 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,670 $13.09 $13.48 $28,040 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.59 $15.08 $31,360 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $14.16 $14.68 $30,520 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $9.79 $10.08 $20,970 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $11.98 $12.60 $26,200 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,500 $10.23 $11.09 $23,070 4.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $14.58 $15.62 $32,480 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $9.70 $10.20 $21,210 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $7.62 $8.00 $16,630 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $10.82 $11.24 $23,380 2.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 300 $8.34 $8.76 $18,220 5.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $12.35 $12.98 $27,000 5.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $13.93 $14.04 $29,200 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $11.58 $12.43 $25,860 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $14.87 $15.36 $31,950 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $9.89 $10.21 $21,250 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 $15.65 $15.04 $31,280 3.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $10.05 $10.57 $21,980 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 140 $10.84 $11.18 $23,260 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $14.23 $14.49 $30,150 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $11.03 $11.42 $23,750 4.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.26 $24.64 $51,250 2.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 $23.85 $22.56 $46,920 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 $23.74 $21.08 $43,840 2.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $17.72 $18.20 $37,850 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 600 $12.78 $12.89 $26,810 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,540 $9.12 $9.94 $20,680 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 190 $10.67 $12.25 $25,490 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 660 $15.50 $16.53 $34,390 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $12.97 $13.74 $28,580 6.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $11.53 $12.04 $25,050 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,480 $11.32 $11.80 $24,550 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) $10.73 $10.97 $22,820 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $12.04 $12.65 $26,310 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $16.17 $16.42 $34,150 9.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.11 $9.37 $19,500 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,910 $10.14 $10.73 $22,320 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $11.86 $11.23 $23,370 5.2 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 70 $10.51 $10.51 $21,870 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.23 $13.92 $28,960 3.6 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 370 $10.85 $10.78 $22,430 4.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $10.63 $10.44 $21,700 5.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 110 $10.73 $9.97 $20,750 10.3 %
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 7,830 $14.57 $15.77 $32,800 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 630 $20.83 $22.44 $46,670 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $17.53 $17.51 $36,420 8.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 $15.06 $15.38 $31,980 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 220 $14.85 $15.81 $32,880 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers (8) $13.23 $12.85 $26,740 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 180 $13.93 $14.18 $29,500 5.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 560 $15.53 $16.61 $34,540 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $7.84 $11.75 $24,440 28.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 430 $20.60 $19.98 $41,560 2.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $16.11 $16.00 $33,280 3.6 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 50 $16.36 $16.29 $33,880 7.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $15.86 $15.63 $32,520 3.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $16.16 $16.64 $34,620 5.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $12.71 $13.60 $28,290 6.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $10.71 $10.77 $22,390 7.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $12.14 $12.34 $25,660 5.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $12.66 $12.81 $26,640 5.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.94 $12.54 $26,080 5.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $12.87 $12.08 $25,120 7.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.28 $21.41 $44,530 2.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $10.76 $11.10 $23,090 1.7 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 40 $12.66 $13.79 $28,690 4.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $16.03 $17.84 $37,110 9.1 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $24.04 $24.02 $49,970 6.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 200 $14.21 $19.03 $39,570 19.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 100 $11.26 $11.34 $23,590 2.4 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 40 $11.79 $13.51 $28,090 8.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,490 $15.98 $17.02 $35,390 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $21.86 $24.15 $50,240 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $12.56 $14.89 $30,980 15.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $27.30 $23.97 $49,860 11.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 60 $15.89 $16.57 $34,460 4.9 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 90 $14.31 $17.07 $35,510 3.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $14.81 $15.14 $31,490 8.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.13 $18.41 $38,290 13.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $14.64 $14.75 $30,670 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 340 $16.14 $16.02 $33,310 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $17.78 $18.12 $37,680 3.1 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $12.08 $12.77 $26,560 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $7.96 $9.05 $18,820 8.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 $21.51 $21.15 $44,000 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $17.23 $15.72 $32,700 13.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 690 $17.78 $19.18 $39,890 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,320 $14.38 $15.25 $31,720 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.32 $15.32 $31,850 6.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $21.15 $19.81 $41,210 11.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $28.18 $26.05 $54,190 6.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $19.93 $20.09 $41,790 12.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $12.93 $13.11 $27,280 2.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $11.62 $11.54 $24,010 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 290 $12.10 $11.59 $24,100 4.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $15.62 $17.25 $35,880 3.4 %
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 17,440 $11.62 $13.15 $27,360 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 810 $20.17 $21.48 $44,690 2.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 130 $10.43 $11.08 $23,050 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,200 $10.43 $11.75 $24,430 5.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 990 $9.98 $12.16 $25,300 7.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 120 $8.14 $8.27 $17,190 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $9.40 $10.60 $22,050 6.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,670 $9.37 $9.22 $19,180 2.4 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $15.77 $14.04 $29,210 3.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 200 $10.86 $12.40 $25,790 10.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $14.33 $13.64 $28,360 4.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.81 $13.59 $28,270 4.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $22.42 $22.78 $47,370 9.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 540 $12.69 $12.52 $26,040 4.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.87 $15.65 $32,540 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 300 $16.74 $17.28 $35,950 5.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $17.26 $16.25 $33,800 5.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $17.92 $17.97 $37,380 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 610 $16.31 $16.39 $34,090 3.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 100 $9.64 $11.30 $23,500 14.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $15.27 $16.44 $34,200 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 260 $18.20 $17.63 $36,660 5.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $8.26 $8.68 $18,040 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.05 $7.97 $16,580 3.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 90 $9.04 $9.03 $18,790 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $13.24 $13.07 $27,190 5.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $11.07 $10.88 $22,630 2.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $10.37 $10.35 $21,530 5.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $16.33 $16.46 $34,230 5.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 260 $13.66 $14.08 $29,290 2.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $22.16 $24.14 $50,220 10.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.16 $13.12 $27,290 4.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $10.58 $13.33 $27,720 13.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $10.91 $11.92 $24,790 9.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 770 $13.16 $13.98 $29,070 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $15.91 $13.80 $28,710 5.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.71 $13.77 $28,640 5.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $15.25 $15.05 $31,300 5.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $8.92 $9.24 $19,210 8.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $13.04 $14.07 $29,260 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,910 $9.45 $10.35 $21,520 4.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 810 $15.85 $13.91 $28,930 4.0 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,970 $14.48 $15.64 $32,530 5.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $17.93 $19.60 $40,760 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $18.50 $20.61 $42,870 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $10.38 $11.51 $23,940 4.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $15.62 $15.71 $32,680 3.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,080 $17.77 $19.46 $40,480 5.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 680 $10.72 $12.39 $25,770 5.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 30 $14.12 $13.87 $28,860 5.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.43 $10.82 $22,500 5.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 90 $12.09 $13.04 $27,120 6.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $17.05 $18.62 $38,740 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.58 $14.46 $30,070 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,000 $13.46 $13.80 $28,700 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $9.74 $9.78 $20,340 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,280 $9.72 $10.46 $21,750 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 280 $13.67 $13.57 $28,220 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $11.13 $11.54 $24,000 4.2 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 110 $13.74 $15.39 $32,010 5.3 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 50 $18.30 $18.84 $39,180 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $11.02 $11.15 $23,200 5.1 %

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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