Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern Montana 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 Southwestern Montana 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 Southwestern Montana 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 117,250 $14.26 $17.37 $36,120 1.8 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,080 $32.28 $34.34 $71,430 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 270 $45.25 $49.39 $102,740 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,960 $34.08 $36.67 $76,280 2.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $29.24 $36.20 $75,300 7.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $31.59 $36.73 $76,400 7.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $26.18 $33.63 $69,950 10.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $26.73 $26.51 $55,130 6.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 210 $45.69 $49.48 $102,910 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $34.63 $35.22 $73,260 2.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $32.68 $32.96 $68,550 2.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $25.17 $34.58 $71,930 14.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $31.80 $28.97 $60,260 11.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $70,870 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 170 $36.55 $38.42 $79,910 1.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $44.11 $43.72 $90,930 2.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $15.84 $17.00 $35,370 14.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $16.21 $19.63 $40,830 20.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $17.56 $17.10 $35,570 11.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $32.62 $33.24 $69,140 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 140 $38.12 $38.76 $80,630 2.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $23.82 $24.82 $51,620 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 150 $14.12 $13.80 $28,710 9.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $15.36 $18.54 $38,570 5.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 280 $31.35 $32.86 $68,350 4.7 %
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 5,230 $21.99 $24.02 $49,970 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $15.34 $19.38 $40,310 10.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $19.76 $21.50 $44,720 3.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 420 $20.76 $22.61 $47,040 5.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 350 $19.50 $20.66 $42,980 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 340 $15.60 $18.66 $38,810 17.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 130 $18.27 $23.21 $48,270 21.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $20.97 $21.56 $44,850 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $19.88 $20.45 $42,540 3.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $24.59 $25.76 $53,580 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $26.40 $28.21 $58,680 2.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 90 $14.55 $18.17 $37,790 12.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,060 $23.17 $25.80 $53,670 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 780 $24.05 $27.39 $56,980 5.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $7.74 $12.62 $26,240 21.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 120 $25.89 $26.17 $54,430 2.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 $29.27 $30.35 $63,130 15.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2061 Financial Examiners (8) $25.83 $28.12 $58,500 2.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $27.73 $28.27 $58,790 6.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $21.12 $23.69 $49,270 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 130 $23.96 $24.45 $50,850 2.7 %
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 2,760 $25.41 $26.27 $54,630 1.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $22.05 $23.84 $49,580 6.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 370 $25.01 $25.35 $52,720 6.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 $29.45 $30.72 $63,900 5.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 90 $33.69 $35.54 $73,930 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 460 $18.24 $19.24 $40,010 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 370 $29.40 $29.65 $61,680 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 140 $23.87 $24.92 $51,840 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 390 $25.18 $25.84 $53,740 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 230 $27.06 $27.95 $58,140 2.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 220 $25.59 $26.11 $54,300 2.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $24.34 $27.17 $56,520 4.8 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 $22.80 $26.57 $55,260 5.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,390 $26.76 $28.04 $58,330 3.4 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 180 $25.17 $27.98 $58,190 8.9 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 60 $18.87 $19.44 $40,440 9.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 200 $26.14 $26.56 $55,240 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 440 $30.85 $31.46 $65,440 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 130 $18.76 $22.06 $45,890 15.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $32.89 $34.36 $71,470 3.4 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 $32.54 $32.78 $68,170 5.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $31.25 $32.16 $66,900 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $33.93 $32.34 $67,270 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 120 $34.30 $32.97 $68,590 3.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 240 $20.53 $23.20 $48,260 13.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 220 $20.03 $19.63 $40,840 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $29.83 $29.49 $61,340 2.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $23.81 $22.40 $46,600 1.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $19.10 $19.04 $39,600 2.9 %
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 2,990 $20.16 $22.33 $46,440 2.4 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 80 $21.55 $22.44 $46,670 4.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists (8) $16.65 $20.40 $42,440 14.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 110 $28.25 $29.07 $60,470 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 120 $24.66 $24.71 $51,390 1.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 140 $25.41 $25.79 $53,630 1.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 50 $24.66 $25.41 $52,860 1.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 90 $19.62 $23.65 $49,200 6.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 330 $25.78 $27.24 $56,650 3.4 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $32.55 $32.94 $68,510 2.2 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 40 $30.73 $31.32 $65,150 5.4 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 50 $34.07 $34.73 $72,240 2.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $18.96 $23.52 $48,920 10.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 190 $21.40 $22.67 $47,160 3.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 90 $24.87 $24.91 $51,810 2.1 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists (8) $34.06 $34.01 $70,750 3.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 260 $14.80 $15.94 $33,160 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $20.87 $20.08 $41,760 4.2 %
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants (8) $17.30 $16.93 $35,220 3.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.29 $17.58 $36,570 6.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 640 $14.79 $15.75 $32,770 1.0 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 80 $20.72 $22.04 $45,840 3.0 %
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 2,660 $15.43 $16.52 $34,350 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 $19.07 $19.24 $40,030 4.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $17.91 $19.86 $41,300 7.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 260 $11.24 $12.67 $26,350 5.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $14.86 $15.15 $31,510 6.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $14.38 $15.11 $31,430 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $21.89 $22.99 $47,830 6.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $18.40 $18.50 $38,480 7.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 320 $17.95 $18.54 $38,570 1.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 120 $21.58 $22.20 $46,180 2.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $16.97 $17.31 $36,000 2.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 490 $11.42 $11.73 $24,390 3.1 %
21-2011 Clergy 230 $20.39 $20.88 $43,440 7.4 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (8) $13.90 $15.05 $31,300 11.3 %
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 1,120 $22.14 $25.66 $53,370 6.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 670 $28.23 $30.15 $62,720 6.8 %
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 40 $27.94 $28.51 $59,290 13.2 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $7.89 $14.52 $30,200 18.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 260 $17.19 $17.89 $37,210 2.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $19.09 $19.53 $40,630 3.6 %
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 8,100 $16.08 $18.40 $38,280 3.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $49,490 5.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $47,990 8.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $48,890 2.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $56,800 2.8 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,790 3.0 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $38,600 5.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $43,050 3.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $45,080 2.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,850 2.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,190 2.2 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 530 (4) (4) $19,180 7.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $20.61 $19.97 $41,530 10.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.99 $9.98 $20,760 10.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $40,190 10.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,140 (4) (4) $47,180 6.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 720 (4) (4) $47,740 6.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,420 (4) (4) $41,400 8.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $53,860 11.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $37,220 14.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (4) (4) $40,590 4.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 140 $16.50 $15.96 $33,200 4.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 360 (4) (4) $26,310 3.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 210 $18.27 $18.18 $37,820 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $11.56 $12.10 $25,160 3.6 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 100 $21.39 $20.65 $42,940 4.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $21.28 $21.60 $44,930 3.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,060 (4) (4) $21,160 3.9 %
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 1,610 $16.13 $17.67 $36,750 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.01 $10.29 $21,400 6.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 190 $17.18 $18.44 $38,360 3.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.27 $11.20 $23,300 12.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $29,970 11.1 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers (8) $16.14 $17.83 $37,080 14.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $11.25 $12.52 $26,030 13.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.81 $11.73 $24,410 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 370 $20.45 $21.50 $44,720 2.2 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $15.84 $17.07 $35,510 2.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $19.37 $20.12 $41,850 7.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 40 $13.87 $13.69 $28,470 4.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $13.00 $13.96 $29,030 14.0 %
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 5,650 $23.95 $29.46 $61,270 3.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $24.52 $26.66 $55,460 27.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $42.93 $56.43 $117,370 24.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $21.92 $22.26 $46,300 5.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $46.63 $46.32 $96,360 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $70.01 $74.67 $155,300 6.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 (5) $76.04 $158,170 9.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 (5) $95.70 $199,050 10.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $39.49 $39.64 $82,460 3.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,810 $25.76 $26.24 $54,570 1.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.44 $28.85 $60,010 1.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $27.55 $34.40 $71,550 14.5 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $16.08 $16.58 $34,480 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $22.94 $23.31 $48,490 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $23.33 $20.67 $42,990 25.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $27.41 $29.16 $60,640 13.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $23.91 $24.28 $50,500 6.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $19.94 $19.43 $40,410 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $31.89 $32.15 $66,870 6.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $38.00 $42.11 $87,590 16.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.42 $24.00 $49,920 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $10.57 $11.73 $24,400 6.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $14.40 $14.64 $30,440 2.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 $13.48 $13.75 $28,590 8.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 760 $16.37 $16.38 $34,070 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $12.16 $13.76 $28,630 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $13.62 $14.60 $30,380 10.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 $24.87 $26.29 $54,680 1.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $16.40 $16.89 $35,120 4.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,880 $11.35 $12.14 $25,260 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,140 $10.45 $10.17 $21,160 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,060 $11.12 $11.18 $23,250 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $10.59 $10.96 $22,800 12.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 380 $13.78 $13.95 $29,020 3.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $12.97 $13.62 $28,320 5.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $11.88 $14.20 $29,550 5.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $16.19 $16.12 $33,520 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $9.54 $9.71 $20,200 6.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.06 $14.71 $30,590 6.3 %
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 2,360 $15.74 $16.70 $34,740 2.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $21.11 $20.75 $43,150 7.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $29.12 $29.52 $61,400 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $23.21 $21.75 $45,240 6.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $19.51 $18.66 $38,810 4.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 620 $15.56 $15.79 $32,840 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $26.10 $28.69 $59,670 5.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 480 $20.77 $20.74 $43,150 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 600 $12.11 $12.27 $25,520 5.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $15.06 $14.19 $29,520 5.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 140 $8.48 $9.12 $18,980 3.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,070 $8.70 $9.80 $20,390 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 150 $19.02 $19.81 $41,200 5.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 670 $14.04 $14.61 $30,390 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $10.71 $10.44 $21,720 12.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 560 $12.74 $12.57 $26,150 5.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 860 $10.87 $11.12 $23,130 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.06 $10.47 $21,790 13.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $8.57 $9.03 $18,790 4.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,010 $8.32 $8.61 $17,900 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,780 $8.98 $9.41 $19,580 5.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.53 $8.31 $17,280 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,490 $7.68 $8.79 $18,280 6.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $9.56 $10.55 $21,950 10.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $7.79 $8.08 $16,800 3.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 590 $8.45 $8.42 $17,510 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.62 $7.78 $16,190 5.8 %
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 5,310 $10.54 $11.17 $23,240 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $16.63 $17.77 $36,950 6.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $18.75 $19.54 $40,640 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,220 $11.10 $11.42 $23,750 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,640 $8.65 $9.21 $19,160 5.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,190 $11.96 $11.97 $24,900 4.1 %
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 2,430 $9.90 $11.31 $23,530 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $14.82 $15.25 $31,720 5.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $9.89 $10.74 $22,340 9.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.17 $8.74 $18,190 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $10.78 $12.25 $25,480 3.9 %
39-6012 Concierges 40 $12.45 $12.68 $26,380 5.8 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $15.46 $13.84 $28,780 14.4 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters (8) $9.60 $10.06 $20,930 5.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $8.36 $8.70 $18,100 5.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 310 $9.87 $9.82 $20,420 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $13.61 $15.65 $32,540 17.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $11.51 $13.01 $27,060 5.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $11.08 $11.74 $24,420 10.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,440 $10.79 $14.28 $29,710 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $14.43 $17.72 $36,850 7.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $29.99 $39.67 $82,520 13.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,210 $8.89 $9.41 $19,570 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $9.29 $11.21 $23,310 8.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 $14.26 $15.19 $31,600 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,870 $10.18 $12.67 $26,350 4.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 220 $13.88 $16.37 $34,050 7.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $17.48 $22.84 $47,500 17.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $11.14 $11.72 $24,370 4.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $22.45 $26.70 $55,540 14.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 180 $24.57 $26.38 $54,860 5.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,020 $17.03 $20.93 $43,540 9.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 200 $8.95 $10.46 $21,760 13.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $18.82 $25.19 $52,390 17.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 170 $14.99 $17.60 $36,600 9.1 %
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 19,390 $13.38 $14.42 $29,990 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 990 $20.60 $22.76 $47,340 4.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $11.58 $12.10 $25,170 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $14.95 $15.59 $32,430 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 450 $13.62 $13.83 $28,760 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,220 $15.30 $15.77 $32,810 1.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $14.56 $15.37 $31,980 4.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 $15.91 $16.41 $34,140 2.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 770 $11.90 $12.29 $25,570 5.5 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $13.44 $13.55 $28,180 18.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 240 $14.15 $14.40 $29,950 1.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $18.74 $18.67 $38,820 8.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 740 $14.59 $15.01 $31,220 3.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $16.50 $16.47 $34,250 3.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $11.50 $12.25 $25,480 2.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 580 $9.05 $9.78 $20,340 6.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 320 $11.43 $12.24 $25,470 4.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $11.25 $11.77 $24,480 5.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $14.04 $14.70 $30,570 5.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $15.80 $15.25 $31,720 12.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $11.65 $12.12 $25,210 3.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $16.40 $16.16 $33,610 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $10.68 $10.78 $22,420 2.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 170 $10.77 $11.20 $23,290 3.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 210 $16.28 $16.36 $34,030 2.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $12.58 $15.77 $32,800 14.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 200 $12.41 $12.32 $25,630 3.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $14.29 $14.22 $29,580 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $14.72 $16.21 $33,720 6.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $24.88 $51,750 1.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $25.14 $23.17 $48,200 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $21.85 $19.16 $39,860 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $21.34 $21.55 $44,820 5.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 430 $12.84 $14.33 $29,800 5.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,020 $10.58 $11.25 $23,410 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,570 $14.88 $16.26 $33,820 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 260 $13.88 $13.68 $28,460 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 650 $12.83 $13.33 $27,720 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,600 $12.35 $12.91 $26,860 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $13.16 $14.12 $29,360 6.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $11.64 $13.41 $27,900 9.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.05 $14.12 $29,380 3.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $11.00 $11.17 $23,240 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,020 $11.80 $12.04 $25,050 1.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $9.35 $10.35 $21,520 8.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $7.66 $12.71 $26,440 29.1 %
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 410 $13.42 $14.16 $29,450 8.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $7.71 $8.46 $17,590 10.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 130 $12.74 $12.28 $25,550 6.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 70 $15.87 $15.57 $32,380 7.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,700 $18.10 $18.97 $39,470 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 500 $25.28 $25.27 $52,560 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $22.65 $23.15 $48,140 7.4 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $15.58 $19.01 $39,550 26.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,920 $18.02 $18.31 $38,080 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $18.26 $19.31 $40,150 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 630 $17.87 $18.29 $38,040 4.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $20.11 $20.20 $42,020 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $24.32 $23.90 $49,720 3.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 360 $15.78 $16.17 $33,620 3.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $21.75 $21.41 $44,530 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $20.59 $20.72 $43,100 5.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 150 $14.43 $15.06 $31,330 4.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $12.51 $16.10 $33,480 18.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.12 $13.77 $28,630 22.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $14.99 $15.18 $31,570 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $19.58 $19.18 $39,890 3.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $17.56 $17.90 $37,240 3.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $17.32 $17.48 $36,350 3.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 50 $18.67 $19.17 $39,880 4.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $13.84 $13.67 $28,440 3.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,490 $17.65 $19.06 $39,640 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $27.91 $27.75 $57,720 4.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 80 $15.46 $17.16 $35,700 19.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $11.92 $11.98 $24,930 9.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $18.38 $19.14 $39,810 3.0 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 70 $28.42 $28.10 $58,440 4.3 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $21.81 $22.06 $45,890 4.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $23.26 $23.21 $48,280 5.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $20.76 $20.68 $43,010 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $16.59 $18.40 $38,280 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $19.39 $19.55 $40,660 4.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $13.52 $13.88 $28,870 10.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $19.49 $20.27 $42,150 4.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $13.16 $13.79 $28,680 10.4 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $18.81 $18.84 $39,180 8.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $12.09 $12.07 $25,110 5.2 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 330 $17.72 $17.76 $36,940 10.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $16.26 $17.35 $36,080 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $26.66 $23.43 $48,740 13.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,180 $15.58 $15.95 $33,180 4.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $15.04 $16.80 $34,940 10.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 30 $19.20 $19.43 $40,410 4.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $34.00 $33.59 $69,870 4.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $17.49 $18.92 $39,350 8.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $12.28 $14.48 $30,120 16.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $17.44 $19.20 $39,930 9.6 %
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 4,570 $14.09 $15.36 $31,960 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 220 $23.62 $24.47 $50,900 3.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $19.78 $18.35 $38,160 11.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 530 $14.00 $14.33 $29,810 6.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $9.93 $10.81 $22,470 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $14.73 $14.17 $29,480 3.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $17.06 $20.06 $41,720 13.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $8.92 $9.45 $19,660 7.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.85 $12.30 $25,570 14.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 $14.92 $15.73 $32,720 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $20.23 $19.47 $40,490 5.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $13.29 $13.07 $27,190 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $14.53 $14.79 $30,760 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $8.84 $9.60 $19,970 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $11.75 $11.76 $24,450 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 220 $14.90 $16.97 $35,300 11.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 110 $9.71 $11.69 $24,320 8.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $14.08 $14.03 $29,180 3.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $21.09 $21.82 $45,390 5.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $17.56 $17.92 $37,270 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $20.91 $19.84 $41,270 2.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $16.46 $16.68 $34,680 8.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $10.04 $14.46 $30,070 27.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $15.72 $16.64 $34,620 4.5 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 30 $13.35 $14.19 $29,510 9.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $14.64 $15.65 $32,540 11.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $12.66 $12.34 $25,670 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $11.56 $12.34 $25,670 17.6 %
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 5,600 $12.19 $13.86 $28,830 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $17.00 $17.47 $36,330 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $22.72 $24.58 $51,120 4.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $58,330 6.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 $11.22 $11.28 $23,460 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $11.16 $13.12 $27,290 11.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $14.14 $15.53 $32,300 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,010 $16.58 $17.33 $36,040 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,140 $10.03 $11.92 $24,790 10.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $9.93 $10.50 $21,850 5.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 120 $9.67 $10.27 $21,370 2.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $17.27 $17.10 $35,570 12.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $14.44 $15.32 $31,870 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $8.88 $9.15 $19,020 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 940 $11.01 $11.68 $24,300 2.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $10.90 $10.57 $21,990 5.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $16.94 $16.40 $34,100 5.5 %

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

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

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

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

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

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

(8) Estimates not released.




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