Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 123,100 $13.77 $16.60 $34,530 1.2 %
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 4,200 $35.67 $38.50 $80,070 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $49.08 $52.29 $108,760 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,200 $34.78 $39.99 $83,180 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $22,410 24.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $50.09 $58.03 $120,700 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $44.94 $53.02 $110,280 7.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $33.81 $32.74 $68,100 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $46.80 $49.06 $102,050 4.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $41.80 $44.59 $92,750 2.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $40.90 $43.20 $89,850 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 240 $35.61 $37.65 $78,310 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $41.58 $43.07 $89,580 3.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $36.06 $38.37 $79,800 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $35.13 $35.41 $73,650 4.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $21.56 $23.57 $49,030 13.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $75,400 2.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $39.27 $39.93 $83,060 11.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $48.65 $51.52 $107,160 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $17.54 $17.60 $36,600 4.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 80 $34.11 $31.98 $66,510 9.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $31.29 $32.10 $66,760 4.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $45.55 $47.80 $99,420 2.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $26.13 $26.77 $55,680 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $18.08 $19.91 $41,410 5.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $27.78 $29.63 $61,640 3.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 230 $38.68 $41.31 $85,920 2.8 %
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 5,080 $22.21 $23.24 $48,350 1.8 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 $25.06 $27.69 $57,590 8.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $14.37 $20.14 $41,880 16.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $24.52 $25.28 $52,580 1.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $26.46 $25.27 $52,560 3.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $26.90 $26.06 $54,210 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $20.06 $21.50 $44,710 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $21.27 $21.76 $45,260 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $23.21 $24.26 $50,460 5.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $20.75 $20.51 $42,670 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $21.80 $23.39 $48,650 4.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $29.75 $31.21 $64,920 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $45.69 $43.30 $90,060 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,040 $18.84 $19.94 $41,480 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 820 $24.21 $26.17 $54,420 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $22.00 $22.50 $46,800 5.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $26.14 $26.99 $56,140 5.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $21.38 $21.88 $45,520 7.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $27.00 $26.41 $54,930 5.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 470 $26.46 $27.98 $58,200 3.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $20.82 $19.62 $40,810 8.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 $20.47 $23.29 $48,440 3.9 %
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 1,250 $29.82 $31.15 $64,790 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $29.47 $31.48 $65,480 5.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 280 $36.36 $38.07 $79,180 6.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $38.34 $38.33 $79,730 3.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $18.56 $19.37 $40,300 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $31.75 $31.49 $65,490 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $26.29 $27.65 $57,510 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $35.64 $37.42 $77,830 4.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $35.90 $34.95 $72,700 4.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,740 $27.17 $30.86 $64,190 5.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $32.85 $34.27 $71,270 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $30.66 $34.53 $71,810 4.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $34.89 $38.96 $81,040 14.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 290 $32.62 $33.01 $68,650 4.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $34.26 $47.20 $98,180 18.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $18.91 $19.22 $39,970 4.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 $21.24 $21.73 $45,190 4.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $24.72 $24.27 $50,490 1.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $25.27 $26.81 $55,770 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 190 $20.35 $21.09 $43,870 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $20.76 $20.86 $43,380 3.0 %
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 1,030 $23.64 $23.90 $49,720 3.4 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 40 $28.00 $29.75 $61,890 6.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 60 $25.49 $27.54 $57,280 4.1 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 50 $26.91 $26.32 $54,750 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $23.76 $24.30 $50,540 1.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $29.84 $30.15 $62,700 1.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $27.62 $31.44 $65,390 13.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $28.13 $29.77 $61,920 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $26.62 $26.54 $55,190 3.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $25.30 $26.99 $56,130 2.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 50 $20.84 $19.38 $40,310 5.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 110 $14.63 $15.33 $31,900 2.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) $14.36 $14.85 $30,880 3.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 $7.50 $11.12 $23,140 9.2 %
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 2,550 $15.70 $17.03 $35,420 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $19.81 $19.51 $40,580 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $20.80 $21.23 $44,150 3.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $13.80 $14.06 $29,240 6.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $17.59 $20.08 $41,760 9.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $21.83 $22.18 $46,120 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $20.78 $21.21 $44,120 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 140 $21.00 $20.90 $43,480 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,200 $11.82 $12.84 $26,710 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 270 $18.46 $20.05 $41,710 3.7 %
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 330 $23.53 $27.56 $57,320 4.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $30.51 $34.95 $72,690 7.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $16.60 $17.51 $36,420 7.5 %
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 8,280 $18.49 $19.47 $40,490 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $62,860 6.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $60,700 7.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $56,430 2.5 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $58,860 3.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $61,100 4.0 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $55,020 2.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $27.65 $27.10 $56,380 2.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $12.55 $13.47 $28,010 8.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $45,580 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,620 (4) (4) $48,910 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 850 (4) (4) $43,980 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,080 (4) (4) $47,280 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $49,770 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 360 (4) (4) $43,420 2.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $47,380 5.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $45,340 3.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $20.58 $20.35 $42,340 11.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $14.29 $16.69 $34,720 6.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $29,760 9.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $24.42 $24.90 $51,780 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 170 $14.47 $14.86 $30,900 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $29.05 $28.25 $58,770 4.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,200 (4) (4) $24,710 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $16.05 $20.26 $42,140 15.0 %
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 900 $14.01 $15.58 $32,400 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.78 $9.87 $20,540 7.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $14.16 $15.33 $31,890 3.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $32,790 13.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $9.91 $10.51 $21,870 7.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 90 $11.66 $13.05 $27,140 9.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $21.59 $22.21 $46,190 4.3 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $17.94 $17.51 $36,410 5.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $19.51 $21.85 $45,460 7.7 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 60 $16.75 $17.45 $36,300 4.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,420 $21.27 $26.43 $54,980 3.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $36.13 $36.45 $75,820 7.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $60.70 $62.91 $130,860 24.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $51.09 $49.64 $103,240 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $79.89 $86.97 $180,900 6.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $100.81 $209,690 13.0 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) $70.63 $83.26 $173,190 15.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $72.56 $71.71 $149,150 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,740 $28.34 $28.94 $60,190 1.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.09 $28.86 $60,040 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $37.36 $38.86 $80,840 4.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $23.97 $24.43 $50,810 2.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $32.04 $31.35 $65,210 6.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $26.82 $26.92 $56,000 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $19.26 $19.15 $39,830 1.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $29.90 $29.44 $61,230 4.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $22.34 $22.63 $47,070 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 730 $12.79 $12.08 $25,130 5.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 370 $11.94 $12.27 $25,530 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $19.27 $19.32 $40,190 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $14.36 $15.65 $32,550 11.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,350 $17.07 $17.07 $35,510 1.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $14.91 $15.14 $31,500 1.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $12.31 $13.14 $27,320 7.3 %
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 7,370 $10.79 $11.37 $23,640 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,710 $9.75 $9.82 $20,420 1.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,430 $11.60 $11.78 $24,510 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 60 $18.32 $18.46 $38,400 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $19.30 $19.28 $40,090 2.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $14.13 $14.50 $30,160 4.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $22.83 $25.07 $52,150 11.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $19.11 $19.36 $40,270 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 370 $12.36 $12.90 $26,840 3.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 90 $8.36 $8.59 $17,860 6.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $15.09 $15.06 $31,330 1.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.09 $9.94 $20,680 11.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.31 $12.85 $26,730 2.4 %
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 1,660 $16.71 $17.64 $36,680 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $30.07 $30.54 $63,520 1.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $22.52 $23.91 $49,740 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $13.76 $15.27 $31,760 8.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 200 $17.07 $17.25 $35,870 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $24.48 $24.78 $51,530 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 $20.48 $21.06 $43,810 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 250 $10.91 $11.38 $23,670 2.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $10.16 $12.22 $25,410 5.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.86 $9.01 $18,740 3.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $14.79 $15.81 $32,890 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 10,130 $8.43 $9.08 $18,880 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $12.20 $12.83 $26,690 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.86 $7.85 $16,330 4.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 630 $11.52 $11.87 $24,700 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $9.03 $9.53 $19,830 5.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $8.75 $8.74 $18,170 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 520 $8.95 $9.38 $19,500 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 960 $8.81 $8.92 $18,560 5.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,750 $7.84 $8.28 $17,220 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 270 $7.66 $8.53 $17,750 5.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,730 $7.43 $7.54 $15,670 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 560 $9.40 $9.72 $20,220 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.89 $8.56 $17,810 4.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 $8.79 $8.91 $18,530 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.97 $7.81 $16,250 6.4 %
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 3,500 $10.79 $11.44 $23,790 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $16.83 $16.55 $34,420 2.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $21.07 $19.99 $41,580 7.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,870 $10.84 $11.12 $23,140 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $9.54 $9.73 $20,230 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $10.24 $11.17 $23,240 3.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 110 $13.72 $14.03 $29,180 1.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3,510 $9.97 $10.51 $21,860 1.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 250 $13.46 $14.12 $29,360 3.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $7.99 $8.30 $17,260 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $8.50 $8.72 $18,140 3.4 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 70 $8.22 $8.59 $17,860 2.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $13.58 $14.93 $31,060 22.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $11.08 $11.70 $24,330 6.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 310 $9.46 $9.40 $19,550 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,660 $10.02 $10.27 $21,360 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $9.74 $10.76 $22,390 11.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 380 $10.03 $10.60 $22,050 3.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 30 $9.21 $9.53 $19,830 6.0 %
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 10,620 $9.52 $13.86 $28,830 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,230 $14.04 $15.19 $31,590 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $31.48 $34.04 $70,810 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,560 $7.78 $8.01 $16,660 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $9.08 $10.84 $22,540 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 400 $13.79 $14.43 $30,020 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,630 $8.82 $9.87 $20,540 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $15.24 $15.12 $31,440 5.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 330 $21.83 $24.99 $51,970 12.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $24.98 $35.05 $72,900 21.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $21.52 $25.92 $53,910 6.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $31.75 $40.12 $83,440 17.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $22.71 $24.49 $50,940 3.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 250 $19.83 $22.02 $45,800 11.5 %
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 16,990 $13.13 $13.89 $28,900 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 800 $19.58 $20.26 $42,140 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (8) $12.52 $12.36 $25,710 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $13.44 $13.97 $29,050 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 410 $14.45 $14.54 $30,230 1.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,180 $14.01 $14.12 $29,370 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $16.45 $16.65 $34,630 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $14.50 $14.57 $30,310 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 850 $11.45 $11.58 $24,090 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $19.00 $18.51 $38,510 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 910 $13.34 $14.10 $29,330 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $18.89 $19.29 $40,130 2.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $11.19 $11.52 $23,960 3.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $8.71 $8.66 $18,020 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $13.54 $13.89 $28,890 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $10.28 $10.42 $21,670 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 220 $16.00 $15.73 $32,720 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $14.90 $16.00 $33,270 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $13.83 $14.36 $29,860 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $16.49 $16.40 $34,110 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 930 $12.26 $12.54 $26,080 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $14.71 $15.60 $32,450 3.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $7.78 $8.04 $16,730 5.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $18.58 $18.48 $38,430 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $17.70 $18.45 $38,380 4.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.25 $23.88 $49,680 1.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 560 $22.13 $21.86 $45,470 1.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 $16.81 $18.91 $39,340 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $18.40 $18.77 $39,050 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 540 $14.24 $14.87 $30,940 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,910 $8.80 $9.69 $20,150 2.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 700 $17.78 $18.49 $38,470 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $16.64 $16.58 $34,480 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $13.70 $13.87 $28,850 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 410 $14.65 $15.09 $31,390 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.03 $14.14 $29,410 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $12.78 $12.74 $26,490 3.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $12.03 $12.35 $25,690 3.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 100 $11.50 $11.75 $24,450 6.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $8.56 $9.72 $20,220 6.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,290 $11.60 $11.75 $24,440 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $11.51 $11.91 $24,780 5.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 160 $12.79 $12.65 $26,320 4.5 %
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 740 $13.09 $13.76 $28,610 4.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $21.71 $19.38 $40,310 13.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $13.45 $13.35 $27,760 3.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 160 $13.46 $13.52 $28,120 2.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $10.29 $10.47 $21,770 4.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 200 $13.30 $13.35 $27,760 8.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $10.08 $10.93 $22,730 9.5 %
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 5,690 $16.89 $18.02 $37,470 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 460 $24.91 $26.59 $55,300 2.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $19.91 $22.21 $46,200 13.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 910 $15.58 $16.12 $33,530 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $16.73 $18.09 $37,630 11.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 730 $13.37 $13.83 $28,760 4.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $15.06 $16.11 $33,500 8.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 820 $17.74 $18.46 $38,400 3.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $13.91 $13.76 $28,620 6.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 490 $22.57 $22.15 $46,070 3.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 450 $15.91 $16.74 $34,820 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 30 $14.17 $14.32 $29,780 6.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $17.03 $17.39 $36,170 6.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.91 $16.50 $34,310 14.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $13.14 $12.48 $25,960 4.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $9.32 $10.69 $22,230 10.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $20.84 $22.04 $45,840 4.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 530 $18.18 $18.03 $37,500 1.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 60 $14.98 $14.88 $30,950 8.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,400 $17.62 $18.64 $38,760 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $25.18 $26.92 $56,000 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $16.65 $17.53 $36,470 4.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $26.63 $24.51 $50,980 8.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $14.91 $15.52 $32,290 12.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $13.57 $14.32 $29,770 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $17.42 $17.65 $36,710 2.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 460 $18.74 $18.79 $39,090 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 280 $23.50 $22.45 $46,700 10.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $12.75 $12.66 $26,320 6.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $10.18 $10.62 $22,080 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $20.15 $19.98 $41,560 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 580 $19.30 $19.51 $40,570 2.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 750 $15.66 $16.03 $33,350 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $12.76 $13.61 $28,310 5.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 70 $16.28 $17.10 $35,570 7.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 320 $27.60 $27.10 $56,360 2.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $17.64 $19.42 $40,400 18.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 220 $10.59 $10.81 $22,470 3.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $15.22 $15.81 $32,880 6.5 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 16,120 $13.61 $14.80 $30,780 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 $23.77 $24.40 $50,760 2.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 190 $13.87 $14.30 $29,740 4.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $15.98 $16.21 $33,720 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,160 $14.10 $14.23 $29,590 3.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 300 $11.64 $12.96 $26,950 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $9.90 $10.76 $22,370 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 250 $14.87 $15.12 $31,440 4.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,830 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $16.40 $15.42 $32,080 6.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 140 $12.10 $12.83 $26,680 4.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.86 $11.91 $24,780 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 210 $18.55 $20.53 $42,700 9.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $14.75 $14.91 $31,010 2.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.31 $13.27 $27,600 8.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.62 $18.71 $38,920 5.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $19.06 $19.17 $39,870 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 420 $15.85 $17.09 $35,550 4.8 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $11.71 $13.53 $28,130 6.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 230 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 830 $16.79 $16.59 $34,500 2.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $12.52 $13.59 $28,260 5.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 290 $12.79 $12.56 $26,120 4.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $15.88 $15.83 $32,930 3.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $15.47 $15.86 $32,990 2.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $14.55 $15.21 $31,630 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $10.67 $10.69 $22,230 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.10 $9.29 $19,330 4.3 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $12.89 $12.59 $26,190 5.5 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $14.88 $14.93 $31,050 6.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 200 $12.19 $12.88 $26,800 4.3 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $14.75 $14.64 $30,450 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $12.17 $13.03 $27,100 5.3 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $24.47 $25.48 $53,000 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $23.73 $23.43 $48,730 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 320 $21.55 $21.05 $43,770 2.7 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 $17.74 $17.39 $36,180 5.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.04 $17.41 $36,220 9.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $18.15 $19.24 $40,030 8.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $16.57 $16.00 $33,270 2.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $16.66 $16.23 $33,770 4.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $14.22 $16.44 $34,180 10.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $13.72 $14.12 $29,380 1.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 700 $11.94 $12.78 $26,590 3.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $16.97 $16.14 $33,570 4.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $17.11 $16.53 $34,380 5.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $9.65 $10.65 $22,150 3.5 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 150 $13.18 $12.85 $26,740 4.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.72 $9.35 $19,450 4.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 $11.73 $12.74 $26,490 3.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.62 $17.75 $36,910 4.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $11.82 $12.54 $26,090 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,350 $11.60 $12.59 $26,190 4.2 %
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 9,570 $13.17 $14.12 $29,370 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $17.56 $17.24 $35,860 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 250 $19.11 $21.12 $43,930 5.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 190 $11.42 $11.43 $23,770 3.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 840 $14.58 $15.87 $33,000 7.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 550 $8.96 $9.84 $20,480 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,840 $16.28 $16.36 $34,020 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 570 $12.45 $14.00 $29,130 6.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $12.31 $12.34 $25,670 3.8 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $8.18 $8.86 $18,420 16.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.97 $11.01 $22,890 4.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $14.23 $14.55 $30,270 6.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $20.09 $20.76 $43,180 3.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.64 $18.61 $38,720 7.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $14.23 $15.25 $31,720 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 740 $10.59 $10.42 $21,670 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,610 $12.26 $12.47 $25,930 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $11.26 $11.22 $23,340 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 $10.10 $11.02 $22,930 7.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $13.24 $13.51 $28,100 2.7 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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