Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Missoula, MT



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 Missoula, MT, a metropolitan statistical area in Montana.

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 Missoula, MT (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 55,570 $13.50 $17.12 $35,610 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,180 $29.82 $35.78 $74,410 5.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $48.28 $63.23 $131,520 10.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 850 $30.39 $40.17 $83,550 9.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $29.44 $31.37 $65,260 3.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $23.98 $28.91 $60,130 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $22.22 $24.13 $50,200 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $35.42 $42.25 $87,880 13.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 60 $33.20 $39.38 $81,910 3.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $29.15 $29.79 $61,970 9.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $71,420 8.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $17.66 $19.84 $41,260 12.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $38.65 $39.87 $82,940 2.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $9.53 $12.53 $26,060 9.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $20.91 $21.84 $45,430 8.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $27.96 $31.80 $66,150 5.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,130 $22.75 $25.29 $52,600 4.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $15.92 $17.73 $36,890 4.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $21.38 $23.34 $48,540 6.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $30.01 $30.44 $63,310 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $18.59 $20.25 $42,120 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $27.84 $27.11 $56,390 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $16.40 $16.19 $33,670 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $21.27 $21.35 $44,410 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $20.56 $21.65 $45,030 6.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $29.77 $26.83 $55,800 7.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $21.96 $23.67 $49,240 7.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $21.87 $25.61 $53,280 6.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $21.65 $22.97 $47,770 9.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $23.46 $25.58 $53,200 6.9 %
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 880 $23.19 $25.04 $52,080 3.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $29.02 $26.14 $54,380 6.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $26.16 $30.51 $63,460 10.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $36.23 $33.55 $69,790 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $19.25 $20.01 $41,610 3.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $22.69 $22.41 $46,610 8.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $24.39 $25.34 $52,710 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $27.47 $26.01 $54,110 4.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 110 $17.67 $23.57 $49,020 9.7 %
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 660 $23.40 $25.48 $53,000 3.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $32.87 $31.01 $64,500 5.6 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 30 $21.62 $21.91 $45,570 6.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $17.80 $22.28 $46,340 7.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $22.91 $27.47 $57,140 6.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $20.44 $19.62 $40,820 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $18.71 $19.73 $41,030 7.1 %
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 1,200 $18.94 $21.56 $44,840 3.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $26.49 $29.73 $61,850 2.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 50 $22.62 $24.87 $51,730 3.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $12.34 $16.83 $35,010 16.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $18.62 $21.44 $44,600 4.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $22.42 $22.86 $47,540 3.4 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 30 $15.88 $19.32 $40,190 15.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $13.63 $13.64 $28,380 2.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 360 $16.49 $17.60 $36,600 2.0 %
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 1,250 $15.06 $15.73 $32,710 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 60 $20.47 $21.60 $44,920 6.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $15.48 $15.89 $33,060 2.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $14.68 $15.08 $31,370 8.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $16.50 $16.66 $34,650 2.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $17.67 $17.93 $37,290 7.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $14.12 $14.01 $29,150 6.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 90 $17.73 $19.83 $41,240 6.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $9.46 $10.60 $22,040 5.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $13.75 $13.03 $27,100 16.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 $21.05 $20.41 $42,450 2.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 50 $9.20 $10.37 $21,570 12.1 %
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 460 $24.35 $30.20 $62,810 8.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $33.43 $41.18 $85,660 10.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $19.24 $20.66 $42,970 7.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $16.91 $16.53 $34,380 7.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 100 $17.49 $19.07 $39,660 9.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,410 $19.13 $19.63 $40,830 4.7 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $8.98 $14.35 $29,850 10.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $10.18 $11.07 $23,030 6.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $33,960 27.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 530 (4) (4) $41,090 5.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 200 (4) (4) $40,190 7.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 320 (4) (4) $43,210 2.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $39,240 4.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $11.92 $12.45 $25,900 4.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 90 (4) (4) $23,480 2.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $22.42 $23.17 $48,190 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $12.36 $13.27 $27,600 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $19.64 $21.23 $44,170 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 370 (4) (4) $20,670 5.1 %
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 1,140 $12.53 $15.03 $31,270 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $10.57 $10.49 $21,820 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.25 $16.89 $35,140 4.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $20.08 $20.04 $41,690 5.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 300 (4) (4) $20,250 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $18.35 $23.14 $48,120 8.1 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $19.44 $19.57 $40,710 5.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $20.46 $18.45 $38,370 10.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (8) $14.80 $15.16 $31,530 4.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.32 $11.62 $24,170 7.1 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $19.25 $21.11 $43,910 13.8 %
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 3,580 $25.56 $31.52 $65,550 8.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $23.80 $32.09 $66,740 14.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $42.44 $47.55 $98,910 28.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $46.55 $44.37 $92,290 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $100.61 $209,270 25.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 17.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $103.23 $214,730 11.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,220 $26.94 $27.50 $57,190 1.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $30.54 $30.24 $62,890 3.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $28.53 $27.31 $56,800 5.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $22.88 $22.62 $47,050 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $27.48 $26.73 $55,590 7.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $32.51 $33.03 $68,690 5.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.06 $18.62 $38,730 1.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $30.84 $31.56 $65,640 4.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $26.43 $27.43 $57,060 1.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $22.30 $23.03 $47,900 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $12.85 $13.65 $28,390 5.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $14.66 $15.03 $31,260 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $19.09 $19.93 $41,450 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $16.22 $16.11 $33,500 3.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $14.31 $15.23 $31,680 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $13.74 $14.27 $29,680 7.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $19.93 $21.26 $44,220 1.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $22.86 $25.18 $52,370 3.0 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $30,730 6.8 %
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 1,430 $10.53 $11.32 $23,540 6.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 530 $8.34 $8.46 $17,590 5.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 340 $10.84 $11.03 $22,930 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $13.90 $14.44 $30,040 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $12.01 $13.82 $28,750 2.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $15.02 $15.44 $32,110 1.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $15.05 $16.22 $33,740 12.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $12.27 $11.84 $24,630 10.3 %
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 940 $19.20 $19.09 $39,710 3.7 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $26.57 $26.78 $55,710 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $21.96 $22.25 $46,270 6.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $26.37 $29.93 $62,250 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 150 $22.03 $22.51 $46,820 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 $13.54 $15.69 $32,630 17.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $18.52 $20.29 $42,200 11.4 %
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 6,050 $8.06 $8.96 $18,630 2.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $11.47 $12.64 $26,280 8.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $13.60 $14.27 $29,680 5.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 30 $8.34 $8.30 $17,260 5.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $10.73 $10.89 $22,650 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $9.67 $10.38 $21,590 4.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 80 $8.49 $8.72 $18,130 5.7 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 50 $8.74 $9.10 $18,930 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,220 $7.46 $7.83 $16,290 6.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 570 $8.64 $9.01 $18,740 5.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,180 $7.95 $8.42 $17,510 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 100 $9.75 $9.82 $20,420 7.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,070 $7.63 $8.30 $17,270 3.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $8.95 $9.62 $20,000 7.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $8.64 $8.93 $18,580 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $8.09 $8.14 $16,930 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $7.75 $7.87 $16,360 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,230 $9.35 $10.50 $21,840 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $13.51 $14.62 $30,410 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $16.85 $19.28 $40,100 5.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $9.08 $10.12 $21,060 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 $8.40 $8.70 $18,100 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $11.68 $12.54 $26,090 4.5 %
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 1,510 $9.43 $10.32 $21,460 3.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $9.55 $10.73 $22,310 10.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.65 $8.08 $16,800 4.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.49 $12.40 $25,800 27.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $7.47 $7.74 $16,110 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 480 $10.60 $10.48 $21,800 5.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $8.80 $12.41 $25,800 16.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $12.09 $12.94 $26,910 4.6 %
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 6,500 $9.92 $13.21 $27,470 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 520 $15.75 $17.58 $36,570 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $27.26 $28.35 $58,960 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,550 $8.35 $9.04 $18,810 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $9.28 $11.10 $23,090 6.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $11.64 $14.35 $29,840 10.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,670 $9.25 $11.24 $23,390 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.26 $16.58 $34,480 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $19.93 $23.78 $49,450 10.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $45.89 $49.62 $103,210 21.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $12.78 $12.67 $26,360 6.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $11.36 $16.28 $33,870 17.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $19.32 $24.29 $50,520 14.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 500 $17.74 $21.06 $43,800 5.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $8.54 $8.76 $18,210 3.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $13.24 $17.84 $37,110 6.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.97 $16.49 $34,290 5.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10,070 $12.73 $14.22 $29,590 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $19.06 $20.76 $43,190 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $11.62 $11.80 $24,550 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $13.57 $15.62 $32,490 6.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 190 $12.61 $13.39 $27,860 6.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,290 $13.26 $14.22 $29,580 2.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $16.41 $16.97 $35,300 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.84 $15.30 $31,830 7.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 230 $10.93 $11.40 $23,720 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.93 $15.14 $31,490 6.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.91 $8.23 $17,110 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $11.55 $11.88 $24,710 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $10.80 $11.15 $23,190 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.14 $13.42 $27,910 2.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $14.50 $15.30 $31,820 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 $11.40 $13.00 $27,050 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $16.64 $16.59 $34,510 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $11.53 $11.65 $24,230 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $10.63 $10.92 $22,700 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $15.72 $16.67 $34,680 4.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $14.64 $15.83 $32,930 5.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $8.99 $10.53 $21,910 10.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 30 $15.68 $16.09 $33,470 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $16.04 $17.30 $35,970 7.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $25.80 $24.26 $50,470 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $25.25 $22.46 $46,720 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $18.92 $19.01 $39,540 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $13.33 $15.61 $32,470 7.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 720 $9.59 $10.11 $21,030 2.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 550 $15.79 $16.55 $34,420 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $15.47 $15.08 $31,370 9.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 210 $12.35 $12.93 $26,890 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $11.88 $12.18 $25,330 2.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $11.34 $12.33 $25,660 5.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 $13.22 $13.94 $28,990 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $16.11 $16.50 $34,320 7.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $11.08 $11.63 $24,190 2.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 550 $11.79 $12.34 $25,660 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $26.61 $21.49 $44,690 19.2 %
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 190 $17.11 $17.40 $36,180 6.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $18.20 $17.50 $36,400 6.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 80 $16.78 $17.81 $37,040 10.9 %
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 2,630 $17.93 $18.65 $38,800 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $25.05 $26.12 $54,340 4.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 540 $15.43 $15.34 $31,910 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $18.72 $19.92 $41,420 9.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 270 $15.60 $15.37 $31,970 5.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $17.50 $17.97 $37,370 3.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 $26.26 $25.18 $52,370 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $16.89 $16.73 $34,800 2.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $26.50 $25.24 $52,500 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $12.02 $12.08 $25,120 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $25.64 $22.87 $47,580 7.8 %
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 1,950 $17.81 $18.97 $39,460 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $27.20 $28.73 $59,760 3.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $14.63 $16.41 $34,130 9.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $26.32 $22.49 $46,780 7.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $31.69 $29.73 $61,830 12.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $17.94 $18.22 $37,900 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $18.32 $19.66 $40,900 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $17.47 $17.72 $36,850 3.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $19.38 $18.80 $39,110 4.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $21.06 $20.99 $43,670 3.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $13.47 $13.77 $28,640 8.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 380 $15.03 $15.47 $32,170 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $22.40 $21.71 $45,150 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $21.07 $19.92 $41,440 7.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $10.23 $10.30 $21,430 4.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (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 1,920 $15.16 $16.70 $34,740 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $22.22 $28.15 $58,540 6.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 240 $11.03 $11.95 $24,850 11.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $12.67 $13.67 $28,440 5.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $14.06 $14.33 $29,820 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $16.78 $18.47 $38,410 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $17.07 $17.60 $36,610 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.90 $9.09 $18,910 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $14.07 $14.13 $29,390 6.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 80 $26.66 $25.43 $52,890 5.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $10.33 $11.70 $24,340 13.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $16.58 $18.66 $38,810 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $11.34 $13.53 $28,150 17.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 90 (8) (8) (8) (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 3,270 $12.48 $14.59 $30,350 3.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $14.24 $17.68 $36,770 7.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $22.01 $23.54 $48,970 5.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $57,430 8.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $11.56 $12.06 $25,080 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $12.91 $13.63 $28,340 3.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 740 $19.77 $20.24 $42,100 5.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 440 $11.83 $13.70 $28,500 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $8.18 $8.62 $17,940 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 130 $15.37 $15.65 $32,540 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $8.22 $8.82 $18,340 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 770 $10.49 $11.30 $23,500 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $17.48 $15.46 $32,150 13.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $8.15 $9.09 $18,910 5.4 %

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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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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