Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Iowa City, IA



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 Iowa City, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Iowa City, IA (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 83,280 $15.65 $19.42 $40,390 6.2 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,870 $38.34 $41.26 $85,810 4.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 (5) $81.31 $169,130 11.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 640 $41.46 $44.50 $92,560 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $22,300 5.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $41.03 $39.62 $82,400 6.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 100 $42.19 $43.34 $90,150 5.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $34.73 $35.19 $73,190 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $38.17 $39.10 $81,320 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $48.70 $56.68 $117,890 14.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $44.55 $46.26 $96,210 4.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 $45.16 $51.14 $106,360 12.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $32.61 $34.79 $72,360 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $35.86 $36.88 $76,710 8.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $13.53 $13.63 $28,340 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $89,340 4.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $20.65 $21.19 $44,070 4.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $18.18 $21.11 $43,900 5.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $42.58 $43.64 $90,770 3.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $21.48 $19.48 $40,520 10.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $20.48 $22.46 $46,720 6.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $26.86 $29.16 $60,660 3.3 %
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 3,680 $24.27 $25.03 $52,060 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.43 $20.76 $43,190 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $26.56 $26.46 $55,030 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $27.99 $28.37 $59,020 3.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $22.86 $25.36 $52,740 7.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $26.86 $26.33 $54,760 3.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $22.77 $25.11 $52,230 11.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $24.43 $24.42 $50,780 4.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 160 $24.12 $23.60 $49,090 7.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $27.64 $28.17 $58,590 4.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $32.35 $31.83 $66,200 3.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,470 $23.15 $23.77 $49,430 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $24.61 $25.93 $53,940 2.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $28.25 $31.60 $65,720 5.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $25.29 $26.53 $55,180 16.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $25.44 $26.64 $55,410 5.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $15.57 $17.02 $35,400 5.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,860 $27.51 $28.28 $58,810 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 220 $28.61 $29.36 $61,060 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 490 $30.89 $31.60 $65,730 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $28.27 $28.67 $59,630 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 370 $21.66 $21.40 $44,500 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $25.20 $28.57 $59,430 9.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $30.34 $31.60 $65,730 3.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 $28.14 $28.24 $58,740 4.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $31.27 $30.93 $64,340 4.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 80 $30.86 $30.49 $63,420 2.5 %
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 810 $27.84 $29.42 $61,200 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $32.27 $32.14 $66,860 6.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $33.35 $36.07 $75,030 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $30.38 $30.99 $64,460 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $32.74 $34.51 $71,770 6.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $19.48 $20.06 $41,730 5.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $16.89 $17.25 $35,890 5.8 %
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 2,140 $22.98 $24.73 $51,450 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $24.03 $25.22 $52,460 5.0 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $25.42 $25.90 $53,880 3.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $31.05 $36.13 $75,140 5.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 60 $36.16 $38.59 $80,260 3.3 %
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 1,280 $17.50 $18.85 $39,210 5.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $16.17 $16.94 $35,240 9.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $20.40 $21.17 $44,040 3.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 250 $11.24 $13.16 $27,360 9.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $14.38 $14.80 $30,780 12.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $24.91 $23.30 $48,460 10.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 170 $22.22 $22.70 $47,210 5.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $24.21 $26.40 $54,900 6.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $10.56 $11.82 $24,580 9.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $25.55 $26.39 $54,880 6.7 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $19.59 $20.32 $42,270 13.1 %
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 320 $23.10 $26.44 $55,000 10.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $31.88 $39.44 $82,040 10.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $15.49 $17.96 $37,350 11.5 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.16 $13.57 $28,230 9.1 %
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 5,900 $25.20 $35.25 $73,310 23.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $11.24 $11.41 $23,740 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $41,460 6.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 840 (4) (4) $41,320 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 200 (4) (4) $43,150 5.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 290 (4) (4) $41,570 3.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $45,020 3.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $47,650 6.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $42,230 5.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 400 (4) (4) $29,810 4.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $27.62 $29.45 $61,250 5.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $12.56 $14.23 $29,590 7.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 200 $25.38 $26.67 $55,480 3.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 640 (4) (4) $19,690 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 1,070 $17.51 $20.29 $42,210 7.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $18.52 $19.89 $41,380 2.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $14.11 $13.96 $29,030 4.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $26.41 $25.48 $53,010 5.4 %
27-3041 Editors 140 $22.02 $21.94 $45,640 3.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $20.51 $21.99 $45,750 3.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $13.73 $14.07 $29,260 3.4 %
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 6,620 $26.60 $30.13 $62,670 4.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $24.75 $25.84 $53,750 4.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 330 $45.07 $42.03 $87,420 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 (5) $91.02 $189,320 24.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 220 (5) $86.35 $179,610 10.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $45.68 $48.95 $101,810 11.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $29.96 $31.28 $65,070 5.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $32.54 $31.81 $66,160 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $29.33 $29.09 $60,520 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $28.84 $26.41 $54,930 10.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $28.22 $28.26 $58,780 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $25.40 $25.17 $52,350 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $15.77 $15.94 $33,160 5.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $13.94 $14.72 $30,620 5.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 220 $19.26 $19.42 $40,390 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $21.46 $20.83 $43,330 5.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $13.00 $12.85 $26,730 6.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $26.31 $25.15 $52,310 4.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 30 $13.63 $14.71 $30,590 17.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,580 $13.20 $13.67 $28,420 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 370 $10.07 $10.29 $21,400 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $12.58 $12.86 $26,760 3.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $20.48 $21.31 $44,320 8.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $15.74 $15.43 $32,080 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 440 $14.06 $14.24 $29,620 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $13.30 $12.97 $26,990 7.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.92 $10.88 $22,640 4.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $15.29 $15.86 $32,980 3.6 %
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 1,170 $17.75 $18.80 $39,100 4.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $32.80 $33.26 $69,190 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 40 $15.27 $15.21 $31,630 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $23.17 $22.69 $47,200 4.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $9.13 $10.54 $21,930 6.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,380 $8.57 $9.60 $19,960 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 550 $13.47 $15.38 $31,990 6.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.93 $8.23 $17,130 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $13.58 $14.04 $29,200 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $8.87 $9.16 $19,050 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.42 $9.80 $20,370 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 560 $10.11 $10.53 $21,900 5.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $8.02 $8.97 $18,650 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,800 $8.09 $8.69 $18,070 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 450 $8.62 $9.06 $18,850 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,360 $7.98 $8.51 $17,700 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.51 $10.36 $21,560 10.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $8.61 $9.14 $19,010 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 $8.72 $8.91 $18,530 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $8.06 $8.28 $17,230 3.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,480 $12.49 $12.76 $26,550 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $18.09 $18.53 $38,540 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $18.77 $21.22 $44,140 9.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,460 $13.30 $13.04 $27,120 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $9.14 $9.57 $19,910 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 430 $11.99 $12.42 $25,830 2.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.48 $13.62 $28,330 7.6 %
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 2,900 $9.54 $11.34 $23,580 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $15.72 $17.83 $37,090 4.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 180 $10.06 $12.74 $26,510 16.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $8.91 $9.59 $19,950 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $11.10 $13.11 $27,280 12.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 990 $8.85 $9.21 $19,150 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 400 $9.86 $9.93 $20,640 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $12.99 $13.90 $28,900 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $10.68 $13.83 $28,760 11.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $15.22 $13.48 $28,030 18.2 %
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 7,800 $10.31 $14.21 $29,550 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 790 $16.34 $18.48 $38,440 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $29.17 $30.46 $63,360 4.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,200 $8.55 $9.07 $18,860 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $8.38 $9.40 $19,550 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 $11.17 $12.03 $25,020 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,840 $9.57 $11.92 $24,790 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $16.31 $17.40 $36,190 7.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $17.01 $25.77 $53,610 27.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $29.35 $38.59 $80,270 23.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $19.14 $20.87 $43,410 7.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $26.06 $32.55 $67,690 14.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 600 $25.78 $24.62 $51,200 5.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $10.40 $11.62 $24,160 12.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $12.07 $16.35 $34,010 10.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14,270 $14.89 $15.60 $32,440 3.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $22.14 $22.42 $46,640 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $14.99 $15.11 $31,440 2.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 $17.08 $17.29 $35,970 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $15.51 $16.13 $33,550 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $17.55 $17.78 $36,990 4.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 270 $10.79 $10.78 $22,420 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $16.16 $15.79 $32,830 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,260 $13.95 $14.27 $29,680 4.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 170 $13.04 $13.19 $27,440 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $8.86 $9.00 $18,710 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $15.45 $17.14 $35,650 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.40 $14.53 $30,230 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $14.79 $14.58 $30,330 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $17.51 $17.66 $36,730 3.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $11.79 $12.36 $25,720 3.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $18.67 $18.52 $38,510 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.84 $9.99 $20,770 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $18.13 $18.28 $38,020 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $18.24 $17.60 $36,600 6.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.26 $25.20 $52,410 3.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $25.70 $23.48 $48,830 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $14.88 $15.37 $31,980 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,010 $11.46 $12.44 $25,880 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 730 $19.52 $19.81 $41,210 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 440 $16.64 $16.93 $35,210 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $16.83 $16.54 $34,410 6.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $14.84 $15.64 $32,540 7.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.59 $15.72 $32,700 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $10.78 $11.87 $24,680 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,270 $15.04 $16.02 $33,320 3.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 $13.55 $13.63 $28,350 2.5 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 120 $10.10 $11.41 $23,740 8.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $12.08 $14.01 $29,140 17.9 %
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 2,600 $18.11 $19.99 $41,570 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $30.07 $38.27 $79,590 15.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $23.24 $22.95 $47,730 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $17.34 $17.40 $36,190 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $15.60 $17.04 $35,450 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 390 $13.03 $13.85 $28,800 5.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $17.17 $17.43 $36,250 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $14.31 $15.63 $32,500 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $25.85 $25.51 $53,050 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $21.46 $19.96 $41,520 10.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $26.20 $27.06 $56,290 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $29.64 $25.74 $53,550 6.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $19.80 $19.81 $41,190 1.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 80 $14.72 $17.80 $37,030 13.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,410 $17.65 $18.29 $38,030 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $24.16 $24.97 $51,940 4.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $24.27 $23.42 $48,700 5.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 120 $19.08 $21.53 $44,770 10.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $19.97 $20.33 $42,290 4.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $16.41 $16.85 $35,060 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $18.30 $18.61 $38,720 3.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 70 $13.58 $13.35 $27,770 14.2 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 40 $16.36 $16.74 $34,820 2.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $21.85 $20.71 $43,080 14.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 90 $15.52 $16.52 $34,370 11.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $18.35 $18.83 $39,170 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 640 $16.18 $16.61 $34,550 3.6 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 $20.27 $23.44 $48,750 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $14.18 $13.91 $28,940 3.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,610 $14.04 $14.85 $30,880 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 220 $24.43 $25.49 $53,010 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,330 $12.30 $12.91 $26,850 11.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $15.10 $15.06 $31,330 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $10.86 $11.45 $23,820 4.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $10.98 $11.36 $23,630 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $15.18 $15.91 $33,090 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 60 $15.64 $15.74 $32,730 3.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 130 $20.12 $20.29 $42,200 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $13.19 $14.63 $30,430 2.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 $10.18 $10.96 $22,790 3.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $23.57 $23.81 $49,530 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $21.39 $20.72 $43,090 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.82 $17.26 $35,900 3.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.66 $16.52 $34,350 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $14.90 $15.78 $32,820 3.6 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 60 $17.91 $21.83 $45,410 16.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $13.90 $13.60 $28,280 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $14.04 $15.01 $31,220 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 50 $10.30 $10.55 $21,940 3.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 110 $10.98 $11.65 $24,220 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 7,440 $15.66 $15.91 $33,100 4.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $22.13 $21.72 $45,170 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.17 $22.96 $47,760 5.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $17.57 $18.26 $37,970 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 80 $13.07 $11.82 $24,590 14.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $7.90 $11.71 $24,350 16.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (8) $19.57 $18.07 $37,590 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 320 $11.82 $13.70 $28,500 8.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.16 $10.96 $22,790 12.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $16.07 $18.32 $38,100 13.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 640 $13.43 $13.52 $28,120 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $8.86 $10.23 $21,280 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 730 $11.11 $12.00 $24,960 3.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.64 $10.90 $22,680 6.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 290 $11.39 $11.96 $24,880 8.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $15.84 $16.06 $33,410 3.4 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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