Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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

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Major Occupational Groups in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 86,280 $13.99 $17.29 $35,960 2.1 %
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 3,070 $35.93 $40.51 $84,250 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 $54.11 $62.74 $130,490 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 520 $40.60 $50.15 $104,310 4.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $22,640 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $52.25 $51.89 $107,940 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $40.22 $41.19 $85,680 8.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $25.06 $26.15 $54,380 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $32.56 $37.34 $77,680 7.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $41.73 $42.50 $88,400 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $35.79 $40.97 $85,220 9.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $37.29 $43.06 $89,560 7.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $42.48 $45.55 $94,740 5.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $44.59 $44.42 $92,380 4.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $33.60 $36.28 $75,450 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $40.09 $38.79 $80,680 12.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $13.32 $13.65 $28,400 5.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $78,620 5.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $34.35 $39.61 $82,390 12.2 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $47.21 $46.78 $97,310 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $64.90 $66.16 $137,620 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $16.43 $19.30 $40,140 7.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) (5) $75.06 $156,130 19.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $33.60 $34.94 $72,680 3.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $20.05 $22.38 $46,550 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $47.36 $45.97 $95,620 6.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,680 $23.69 $25.35 $52,730 2.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $19.62 $20.54 $42,730 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $28.53 $28.38 $59,030 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $30.85 $30.10 $62,620 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $20.73 $21.50 $44,730 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $27.17 $27.92 $58,080 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $23.15 $21.56 $44,850 4.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $19.17 $20.75 $43,160 6.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $18.76 $20.72 $43,100 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 270 $21.81 $22.43 $46,650 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $33.38 $33.45 $69,580 4.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $23.77 $25.44 $52,920 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 410 $24.92 $27.17 $56,510 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $23.37 $23.09 $48,020 4.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $31.63 $31.21 $64,910 4.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $23.00 $23.55 $48,970 6.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $36.05 $35.49 $73,820 10.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $21.22 $24.89 $51,780 4.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $17.33 $20.17 $41,960 8.2 %
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 990 $25.37 $27.24 $56,650 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $25.13 $29.17 $60,670 6.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $30.65 $30.54 $63,520 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $17.83 $19.02 $39,560 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $30.96 $31.14 $64,770 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $33.00 $33.45 $69,570 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $25.22 $26.90 $55,940 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $26.79 $26.76 $55,650 6.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $30.51 $32.77 $68,160 5.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $29.87 $28.62 $59,520 4.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,730 $34.16 $34.51 $71,790 3.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $30.38 $42.98 $89,390 11.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $21.68 $20.59 $42,820 10.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $30.09 $31.90 $66,350 4.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $18.83 $18.26 $37,990 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $18.82 $19.84 $41,260 8.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $18.79 $19.17 $39,860 5.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $25.89 $25.80 $53,660 3.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 $22.72 $23.23 $48,320 8.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $15.03 $15.84 $32,950 3.1 %
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 440 $19.91 $23.56 $49,010 6.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 $19.08 $22.66 $47,140 9.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 $14.81 $15.92 $33,120 7.4 %
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 1,370 $14.32 $16.11 $33,510 4.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $17.15 $18.17 $37,790 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $21.65 $23.55 $48,990 7.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 190 $11.02 $12.65 $26,310 5.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $13.38 $15.54 $32,320 6.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $19.55 $19.34 $40,240 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 $17.56 $18.13 $37,700 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $16.46 $17.66 $36,730 2.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 210 $9.53 $10.57 $21,990 4.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 90 $12.83 $12.61 $26,220 6.5 %
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 260 $25.48 $27.97 $58,170 8.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $30.72 $34.94 $72,680 11.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.13 $18.49 $38,460 5.6 %
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 6,170 $17.90 $19.84 $41,270 7.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $74,080 1.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $71,180 2.7 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $70,060 1.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $26,500 14.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $12.18 $13.48 $28,040 6.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $43,360 8.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 980 (4) (4) $45,810 6.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 250 (4) (4) $43,780 6.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 410 (4) (4) $40,560 9.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $38,890 8.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $47,480 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $43,690 2.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 600 (4) (4) $27,620 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $22.08 $24.09 $50,110 5.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $12.18 $13.46 $27,990 6.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,030 (4) (4) $17,480 4.6 %
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 1,030 $15.47 $17.78 $36,980 4.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 $22.12 $24.10 $50,120 9.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $11.24 $11.31 $23,520 5.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $19.52 $19.22 $39,970 3.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $19.13 $19.17 $39,870 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $29,910 7.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $22.11 $22.44 $46,680 3.0 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $15.66 $16.98 $35,320 6.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 $22.89 $28.35 $58,980 7.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $15.43 $16.65 $34,630 8.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $16.22 $15.23 $31,680 13.5 %
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 4,870 $21.80 $27.89 $58,010 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $48.41 $46.07 $95,840 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 $79.92 $79.70 $165,780 9.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 (5) $109.90 $228,590 15.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $43.07 $42.31 $88,010 5.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,890 $23.82 $24.00 $49,910 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.80 $29.13 $60,580 6.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $31.14 $32.22 $67,010 3.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $14.04 $14.14 $29,410 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.03 $20.96 $43,590 2.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $25.65 $25.46 $52,960 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $25.64 $25.34 $52,710 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $15.52 $16.05 $33,380 1.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $22.04 $22.83 $47,480 2.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $13.96 $13.65 $28,390 5.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 $14.22 $14.05 $29,220 7.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $16.94 $17.12 $35,610 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $13.56 $14.27 $29,690 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.39 $10.75 $22,370 7.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $19.63 $19.23 $39,990 9.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $18.52 $20.36 $42,350 5.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,580 $11.65 $12.53 $26,060 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 510 $9.83 $10.03 $20,850 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,220 $11.19 $11.33 $23,570 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $16.21 $16.66 $34,650 7.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $17.11 $18.09 $37,620 4.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $16.08 $17.79 $37,010 11.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $13.79 $14.11 $29,350 4.6 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 40 $13.15 $15.00 $31,200 11.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $15.22 $15.59 $32,430 3.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $14.24 $14.61 $30,380 3.5 %
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 830 $19.47 $18.86 $39,230 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $29.72 $30.62 $63,690 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $21.10 $21.18 $44,060 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $12.66 $14.61 $30,400 7.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $8.74 $8.65 $18,000 3.5 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8,600 $8.02 $8.82 $18,350 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $11.26 $12.44 $25,870 5.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.92 $8.30 $17,250 8.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $10.45 $10.66 $22,180 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 720 $8.72 $8.94 $18,600 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.63 $8.79 $18,280 8.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 490 $8.31 $8.75 $18,200 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 670 $7.77 $8.41 $17,500 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,670 $7.80 $8.22 $17,110 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $8.33 $8.57 $17,820 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,890 $7.78 $8.31 $17,290 3.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $8.44 $8.54 $17,770 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $7.69 $8.64 $17,970 9.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $8.31 $8.78 $18,250 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $7.99 $8.36 $17,380 4.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,700 $10.50 $11.41 $23,740 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $21.14 $21.38 $44,480 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,430 $10.77 $11.49 $23,900 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $9.71 $9.92 $20,630 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $10.61 $11.09 $23,070 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,980 $8.99 $10.43 $21,700 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $16.17 $16.18 $33,660 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.09 $8.78 $18,260 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.34 $9.39 $19,540 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.52 $9.74 $20,270 9.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 540 $7.77 $8.30 $17,270 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $9.85 $10.29 $21,400 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.38 $11.77 $24,490 6.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $8.34 $9.70 $20,180 5.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 60 $14.52 $15.17 $31,550 3.1 %
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 9,010 $10.40 $15.17 $31,560 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 840 $16.71 $19.48 $40,520 6.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $29.46 $40.69 $84,640 11.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,220 $8.20 $8.72 $18,130 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $8.70 $9.95 $20,700 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $15.67 $16.50 $34,310 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,200 $9.03 $11.06 $23,010 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $17.60 $20.93 $43,540 12.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $19.36 $27.61 $57,430 19.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $28.25 $34.19 $71,110 11.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $20.84 $26.31 $54,720 9.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $37.20 $36.80 $76,550 12.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $23.49 $26.41 $54,930 3.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $8.35 $9.17 $19,080 7.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $12.99 $18.39 $38,260 11.6 %
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 13,180 $13.00 $14.12 $29,360 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $20.03 $21.34 $44,380 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $9.68 $10.22 $21,260 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 420 $10.68 $11.47 $23,870 5.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $15.11 $15.82 $32,900 4.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,080 $14.99 $15.21 $31,630 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $16.26 $16.68 $34,700 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $10.37 $10.47 $21,770 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $17.08 $17.19 $35,740 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,700 $14.22 $14.59 $30,340 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $7.78 $8.63 $17,950 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $8.68 $8.88 $18,470 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $13.05 $13.34 $27,750 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.22 $9.37 $19,480 7.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $13.11 $14.25 $29,640 4.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $13.23 $14.01 $29,140 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $16.66 $17.34 $36,060 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 630 $11.71 $11.76 $24,470 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $13.67 $14.78 $30,740 10.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $19.73 $18.61 $38,700 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $16.46 $16.38 $34,070 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $17.57 $17.05 $35,450 5.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $25.20 $23.90 $49,710 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $24.47 $22.69 $47,200 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $21.45 $22.08 $45,930 4.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $12.29 $13.19 $27,440 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,230 $8.91 $9.66 $20,100 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 620 $17.53 $17.90 $37,230 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.90 $15.10 $31,400 4.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $12.49 $12.78 $26,590 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,070 $12.36 $13.43 $27,930 4.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $15.60 $15.47 $32,170 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $12.72 $12.47 $25,940 5.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $14.64 $13.44 $27,960 6.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $14.96 $15.50 $32,240 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $11.94 $12.19 $25,360 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,650 $11.89 $12.51 $26,030 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $12.86 $13.94 $29,000 5.9 %
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 240 $13.94 $14.73 $30,640 5.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $18.33 $19.10 $39,740 2.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 90 $12.81 $12.35 $25,690 10.4 %
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 3,470 $17.13 $17.98 $37,410 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $23.10 $24.81 $51,610 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $22.60 $23.48 $48,840 5.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 $14.88 $15.15 $31,520 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $15.81 $15.26 $31,750 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $14.19 $14.45 $30,060 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $18.58 $18.48 $38,430 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 450 $21.03 $20.63 $42,910 4.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $16.39 $16.68 $34,700 6.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 340 $20.87 $21.44 $44,590 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $14.17 $15.58 $32,410 8.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $19.27 $20.81 $43,290 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $15.35 $16.75 $34,840 9.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $17.90 $18.03 $37,500 4.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $14.01 $14.27 $29,680 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.83 $10.82 $22,500 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $18.26 $17.40 $36,200 4.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $13.83 $14.07 $29,270 6.3 %
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 3,810 $17.24 $18.17 $37,800 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $27.84 $28.08 $58,410 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $26.81 $24.83 $51,650 6.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $25.24 $24.98 $51,950 2.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $15.83 $18.12 $37,680 14.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $15.84 $16.26 $33,820 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $13.76 $15.48 $32,200 9.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $17.66 $18.06 $37,570 4.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $18.19 $17.54 $36,490 13.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $19.47 $20.59 $42,820 2.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $11.28 $12.89 $26,820 11.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $16.00 $16.58 $34,480 4.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 450 $20.17 $21.11 $43,910 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 960 $16.49 $17.11 $35,580 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $17.27 $17.34 $36,070 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $24.90 $23.64 $49,170 9.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 30 $15.94 $17.96 $37,350 6.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 50 $14.01 $14.29 $29,730 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $11.59 $12.02 $24,990 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $14.43 $16.01 $33,310 6.0 %
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 11,500 $14.49 $15.80 $32,860 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 660 $29.54 $29.87 $62,120 5.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 60 $13.57 $13.62 $28,330 5.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,300 $17.41 $17.03 $35,430 5.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 250 $13.66 $13.85 $28,810 2.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $11.04 $11.12 $23,130 2.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $11.04 $11.56 $24,050 5.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 780 $13.55 $13.09 $27,230 6.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $17.87 $17.24 $35,860 5.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 190 $16.53 $16.47 $34,250 2.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $10.43 $10.96 $22,790 5.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $17.20 $17.73 $36,880 3.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $17.65 $17.31 $36,000 5.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 650 $16.87 $17.23 $35,840 4.8 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 40 $27.49 $26.41 $54,920 6.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.74 $16.06 $33,400 9.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $14.38 $15.30 $31,820 3.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $22.21 $22.45 $46,700 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 590 $16.01 $16.27 $33,840 2.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $20.58 $20.19 $41,990 3.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $12.43 $12.64 $26,290 3.7 %
51-5021 Job Printers 50 $13.87 $14.15 $29,420 3.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $12.16 $13.36 $27,790 5.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $13.04 $14.35 $29,840 7.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $9.49 $9.76 $20,300 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $10.48 $10.58 $22,000 4.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $10.91 $10.70 $22,260 9.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 790 $11.05 $11.69 $24,320 2.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 460 $13.38 $13.01 $27,060 4.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $11.56 $11.99 $24,930 8.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $18.69 $19.62 $40,820 4.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $13.37 $14.39 $29,940 10.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.76 $15.31 $31,840 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 640 $20.74 $19.83 $41,250 7.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $14.39 $16.89 $35,130 10.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $14.04 $14.33 $29,810 7.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.58 $14.04 $29,210 4.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $11.60 $11.65 $24,230 3.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.20 $9.31 $19,370 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $10.91 $11.73 $24,400 5.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 370 $12.19 $12.87 $26,780 3.7 %
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 5,750 $13.75 $14.32 $29,780 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $21.06 $21.32 $44,330 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $21.00 $22.59 $46,980 6.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $8.80 $10.22 $21,250 11.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $23.34 $20.41 $42,460 9.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $11.78 $13.40 $27,870 17.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,280 $15.42 $15.27 $31,760 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 400 $11.72 $13.99 $29,090 8.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $9.20 $9.50 $19,760 3.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $8.43 $8.91 $18,520 5.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $17.00 $16.16 $33,600 6.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $19.87 $20.08 $41,770 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $13.52 $13.84 $28,780 5.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,270 $14.13 $14.17 $29,480 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $8.62 $10.42 $21,660 7.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $12.29 $12.34 $25,660 2.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $12.01 $12.26 $25,490 4.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $14.80 $15.34 $31,900 4.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $16.30 $15.14 $31,490 12.0 %

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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