Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Rapid City, SD



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 Rapid City, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

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 Rapid City, SD (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 59,810 $12.93 $16.18 $33,650 1.7 %
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 1,580 $36.70 $40.73 $84,720 4.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 $70.76 $75.90 $157,880 7.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 450 $46.04 $51.71 $107,560 4.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $41.61 $47.75 $99,320 8.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $33.61 $34.63 $72,040 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $43.97 $48.67 $101,230 8.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $39.50 $44.44 $92,430 11.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $74,320 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $21.40 $21.92 $45,590 2.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $19.79 $20.89 $43,460 4.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $38.07 $41.19 $85,680 6.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 170 $14.26 $15.15 $31,510 3.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $27.56 $27.80 $57,810 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $35.53 $36.80 $76,540 1.4 %
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 2,200 $23.36 $25.01 $52,020 1.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.97 $21.29 $44,280 1.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $22.42 $24.12 $50,170 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $28.07 $28.94 $60,200 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $17.86 $20.04 $41,680 1.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $21.89 $22.61 $47,020 2.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $19.92 $20.93 $43,540 1.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $20.52 $21.16 $44,000 1.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $17.71 $18.10 $37,650 1.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 $27.80 $27.49 $57,180 5.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $13.86 $14.70 $30,570 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 560 $23.70 $24.72 $51,420 1.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $18.31 $20.39 $42,410 8.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $22.51 $26.67 $55,470 2.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $35.90 $36.80 $76,550 11.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 30 $33.28 $34.16 $71,050 11.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $24.81 $26.79 $55,720 4.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $14.72 $15.18 $31,580 5.5 %
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 690 $23.76 $25.11 $52,220 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $23.59 $23.95 $49,810 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $32.50 $36.57 $76,060 13.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $15.06 $15.73 $32,710 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $22.84 $23.89 $49,690 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 110 $23.54 $24.68 $51,320 2.8 %
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 840 $26.32 $27.70 $57,620 3.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $34.38 $39.40 $81,950 10.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 120 $32.11 $33.39 $69,450 1.7 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (8) $34.71 $33.74 $70,180 7.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $32.22 $30.96 $64,400 2.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $39.81 $37.36 $77,720 2.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $36.05 $34.21 $71,150 3.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $15.99 $16.05 $33,380 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $17.25 $17.57 $36,540 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $19.87 $21.04 $43,770 2.7 %
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 660 $22.42 $24.76 $51,500 4.4 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (8) $23.93 $24.22 $50,370 2.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $23.86 $24.25 $50,450 3.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $32.06 $36.54 $76,010 12.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $13.23 $13.48 $28,040 4.5 %
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 980 $16.69 $17.49 $36,370 2.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $17.14 $17.17 $35,720 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $18.48 $20.36 $42,350 5.2 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 50 $19.82 $19.87 $41,340 4.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.99 $17.29 $35,970 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $16.34 $16.58 $34,490 1.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $17.22 $17.59 $36,580 1.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $19.19 $20.20 $42,020 5.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $14.02 $14.64 $30,450 3.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $18.04 $19.32 $40,190 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 150 $11.02 $11.54 $24,000 1.8 %
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 280 $28.93 $32.87 $68,360 11.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $40.93 $39.18 $81,490 10.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $16.02 $17.05 $35,460 2.9 %
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 3,110 $18.17 $19.44 $40,440 1.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $25.24 $24.20 $50,330 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $13.55 $13.52 $28,120 2.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $42,540 6.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 550 (4) (4) $46,360 4.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (4) (4) $48,350 4.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (4) (4) $44,080 4.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $45,400 3.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $46,830 4.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $42,360 5.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $15.25 $15.39 $32,000 2.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $12.79 $13.45 $27,970 3.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $19.09 $20.20 $42,010 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $11.97 $12.46 $25,920 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $24.73 $25.68 $53,410 1.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 650 (4) (4) $23,310 2.8 %
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 830 $13.46 $14.77 $30,730 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.33 $9.74 $20,250 7.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.18 $14.97 $31,130 2.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $11.10 $11.10 $23,090 5.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $28,780 2.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $11.84 $12.42 $25,830 2.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $12.21 $12.56 $26,130 3.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $18.75 $20.52 $42,680 6.0 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $18.88 $19.19 $39,910 3.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $11.22 $11.61 $24,140 9.5 %
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 4,070 $24.80 $29.22 $60,780 2.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $75.52 $75.55 $157,140 24.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $49.21 $48.91 $101,730 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $54.92 $65.97 $137,220 12.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 (5) (5) (5) 16.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $39.73 $39.63 $82,430 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,700 $26.72 $27.67 $57,560 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $29.22 $28.77 $59,840 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $31.65 $31.42 $65,350 2.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $26.35 $25.49 $53,010 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $28.37 $29.29 $60,930 5.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $24.66 $25.34 $52,700 2.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $25.30 $26.27 $54,640 5.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $23.87 $24.13 $50,190 4.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 170 $21.07 $21.59 $44,900 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $13.17 $13.27 $27,590 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $14.25 $14.27 $29,690 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $17.13 $17.73 $36,890 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $11.39 $11.62 $24,170 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $16.96 $16.81 $34,960 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $14.94 $15.87 $33,000 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $13.59 $13.73 $28,550 2.3 %
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 1,470 $12.04 $12.28 $25,550 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 650 $11.31 $11.51 $23,950 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $12.66 $13.26 $27,570 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $11.82 $11.93 $24,820 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 160 $13.83 $14.20 $29,540 3.4 %
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 1,100 $17.22 $17.62 $36,660 2.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $25.08 $28.44 $59,150 4.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $20.92 $21.29 $44,270 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 260 $9.30 $10.31 $21,440 5.2 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,440 $8.31 $8.88 $18,460 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $13.93 $14.43 $30,020 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $7.99 $8.09 $16,840 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $11.20 $11.52 $23,950 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $9.82 $9.90 $20,590 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $8.61 $8.63 $17,940 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 500 $8.48 $8.66 $18,010 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 310 $8.68 $8.79 $18,280 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,310 $7.69 $8.06 $16,760 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 530 $8.38 $8.47 $17,620 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,420 $7.70 $8.28 $17,220 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $8.14 $8.50 $17,670 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 360 $7.81 $8.15 $16,940 2.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $9.01 $8.93 $18,580 3.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,640 $9.65 $10.41 $21,650 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $15.90 $16.15 $33,590 3.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $18.51 $20.11 $41,830 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 $9.99 $10.49 $21,820 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $8.25 $8.70 $18,100 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 330 $10.62 $11.03 $22,940 5.3 %
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 1,960 $9.51 $10.05 $20,910 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $16.18 $15.94 $33,150 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.88 $9.13 $19,000 3.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $7.71 $7.98 $16,600 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $7.71 $8.10 $16,850 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $12.37 $12.45 $25,900 1.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 100 $8.81 $9.01 $18,740 5.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 430 $8.53 $8.82 $18,340 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 $9.35 $9.32 $19,380 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $10.10 $10.60 $22,040 4.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $11.65 $12.66 $26,330 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 310 $10.49 $10.56 $21,960 2.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 7,760 $10.02 $13.68 $28,450 4.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 560 $18.16 $19.73 $41,040 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $31.64 $33.70 $70,100 3.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,780 $8.06 $8.36 $17,390 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $8.63 $9.34 $19,430 4.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $12.72 $13.55 $28,180 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,490 $9.12 $10.54 $21,930 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $17.60 $20.60 $42,850 5.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $18.47 $22.91 $47,650 18.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.93 $14.04 $29,200 5.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $51.68 $57.44 $119,480 27.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 650 $21.42 $22.51 $46,830 3.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.50 $9.38 $19,510 7.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $18.24 $18.44 $38,360 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 10,110 $11.68 $12.39 $25,770 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 400 $18.72 $19.16 $39,850 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 380 $12.92 $13.26 $27,580 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 180 $12.32 $12.35 $25,690 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,290 $12.74 $12.99 $27,020 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $14.26 $14.35 $29,850 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $18.32 $16.52 $34,370 4.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 300 $10.88 $10.92 $22,700 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $14.48 $14.56 $30,290 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $13.09 $13.21 $27,480 3.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,420 $10.78 $11.32 $23,540 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $10.98 $11.12 $23,130 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 460 $8.52 $8.70 $18,100 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $12.95 $12.97 $26,980 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 200 $13.94 $14.02 $29,170 3.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $9.67 $9.95 $20,690 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.29 $14.63 $30,430 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 840 $10.33 $10.41 $21,640 1.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $10.02 $10.32 $21,460 3.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $17.39 $17.08 $35,540 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $12.85 $12.96 $26,950 3.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $25.80 $23.64 $49,170 3.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $25.25 $21.76 $45,250 4.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $16.43 $17.02 $35,400 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $12.25 $12.76 $26,550 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 780 $9.53 $10.11 $21,030 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $15.49 $16.04 $33,360 1.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.81 $10.98 $22,840 11.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $13.99 $13.90 $28,920 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,040 $11.45 $11.66 $24,250 1.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $10.75 $10.64 $22,130 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $9.13 $10.30 $21,430 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 500 $9.89 $10.54 $21,910 2.0 %
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 $13.06 $13.75 $28,600 4.7 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 70 $13.81 $13.91 $28,930 2.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $12.19 $13.91 $28,930 14.9 %
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 4,320 $14.97 $16.04 $33,350 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $24.61 $25.60 $53,250 2.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $16.98 $20.25 $42,120 12.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 830 $14.44 $14.72 $30,620 3.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $15.40 $15.64 $32,530 3.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $11.66 $12.20 $25,380 1.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $15.10 $15.43 $32,090 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $17.56 $18.06 $37,570 2.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $12.99 $12.88 $26,800 11.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $19.27 $20.66 $42,970 6.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.56 $14.66 $30,500 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $12.43 $13.71 $28,510 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 270 $17.47 $18.12 $37,680 4.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.90 $13.80 $28,700 4.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $12.99 $13.40 $27,870 2.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $12.43 $12.07 $25,100 7.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $10.72 $11.05 $22,980 4.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 90 $10.90 $10.87 $22,610 5.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $10.95 $10.86 $22,580 2.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $24.70 $24.46 $50,870 2.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $13.58 $14.02 $29,170 1.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,540 $16.88 $18.32 $38,100 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $27.53 $27.59 $57,380 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $14.29 $14.86 $30,910 3.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $26.98 $25.66 $53,370 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $23.94 $22.58 $46,960 5.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $16.37 $16.49 $34,300 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $15.07 $15.77 $32,810 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $16.65 $17.30 $35,990 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $19.60 $19.80 $41,170 1.9 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $13.85 $15.16 $31,530 11.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $11.15 $11.42 $23,760 5.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $26.70 $25.67 $53,390 2.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $17.87 $18.15 $37,760 2.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $20.16 $20.03 $41,670 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $13.80 $14.58 $30,330 1.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $27.39 $27.31 $56,810 2.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $21.87 $21.53 $44,790 4.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $17.06 $16.99 $35,340 6.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $11.85 $12.38 $25,740 3.5 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $16.54 $16.46 $34,240 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $15.30 $17.55 $36,500 3.2 %
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 2,390 $12.12 $13.31 $27,690 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 120 $22.99 $23.78 $49,460 1.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 210 $10.55 $10.83 $22,530 2.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 200 $10.48 $10.54 $21,930 2.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $10.59 $10.59 $22,020 2.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $12.73 $14.04 $29,210 4.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.05 $11.33 $23,570 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $16.09 $16.29 $33,890 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $14.93 $15.71 $32,680 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $14.65 $14.49 $30,140 4.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 190 $8.85 $9.11 $18,940 2.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $20.51 $19.70 $40,990 6.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 70 $13.07 $12.92 $26,880 2.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $12.50 $12.43 $25,850 3.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $20.82 $19.96 $41,520 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $17.84 $18.39 $38,250 3.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.28 $9.89 $20,580 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.81 $12.56 $26,120 2.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $15.67 $16.61 $34,550 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 $13.87 $14.31 $29,760 3.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 60 $12.42 $12.66 $26,330 1.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $13.61 $14.16 $29,460 8.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.41 $10.50 $21,840 2.5 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 70 $9.00 $9.62 $20,010 7.9 %
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 3,670 $12.62 $13.97 $29,060 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $20.90 $20.29 $42,200 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $25.35 $26.51 $55,140 2.7 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $56,790 5.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 40 $13.63 $13.57 $28,230 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 160 $12.23 $12.29 $25,560 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $14.51 $15.28 $31,790 2.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,010 $16.83 $17.10 $35,560 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 360 $12.01 $13.53 $28,140 5.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $11.08 $11.21 $23,310 6.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.97 $9.15 $19,030 3.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $14.68 $15.05 $31,310 7.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $16.63 $17.04 $35,440 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $12.83 $12.98 $27,000 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $8.09 $8.21 $17,080 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 800 $10.44 $10.48 $21,790 1.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $8.02 $8.60 $17,890 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $10.86 $10.98 $22,840 5.3 %

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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