Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wausau, WI



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 Wausau, WI, a metropolitan statistical area in Wisconsin.

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 Wausau, WI (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 67,240 $14.78 $18.14 $37,730 2.0 %
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 2,470 $37.97 $40.79 $84,840 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $64.73 $67.46 $140,320 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 630 $42.07 $46.68 $97,080 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 160 (4) (4) $17,410 7.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $44.60 $47.66 $99,140 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $39.59 $42.69 $88,800 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $26.93 $29.47 $61,290 10.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $45.94 $46.29 $96,290 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $45.01 $45.93 $95,530 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $40.57 $45.47 $94,580 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $31.96 $33.46 $69,600 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $29.44 $32.12 $66,810 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.38 $44.30 $92,140 7.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $32.27 $34.80 $72,390 5.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $85,190 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $41.27 $45.23 $94,080 5.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $15.66 $16.21 $33,710 3.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $39.15 $41.11 $85,500 5.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $16.27 $18.55 $38,570 9.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $36.16 $42.44 $88,280 7.7 %
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 3,130 $24.85 $26.04 $54,160 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $22.68 $25.26 $52,550 6.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $19.86 $21.51 $44,750 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 340 $28.13 $30.01 $62,410 5.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $25.00 $26.50 $55,120 5.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $26.07 $26.93 $56,010 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $16.11 $21.43 $44,570 10.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $22.09 $23.66 $49,210 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $23.78 $22.96 $47,760 2.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 390 $7.66 $14.53 $30,210 11.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 $35.75 $35.66 $74,170 5.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $26.04 $26.07 $54,220 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 540 $26.52 $27.88 $57,990 3.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $18.71 $21.08 $43,850 11.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $21.10 $24.09 $50,110 9.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 140 $34.84 $34.15 $71,040 6.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $27.93 $33.99 $70,710 8.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $26.44 $28.87 $60,040 7.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 $29.83 $32.77 $68,150 6.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $27.40 $27.34 $56,860 3.2 %
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 1,460 $30.38 $30.57 $63,580 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $25.25 $27.99 $58,210 6.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 270 $33.98 $34.48 $71,720 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $39.11 $39.10 $81,320 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $17.80 $18.67 $38,840 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 320 $34.27 $34.66 $72,100 2.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $34.59 $34.33 $71,410 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $27.42 $27.28 $56,750 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 120 $33.56 $32.64 $67,890 3.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,170 $27.00 $28.08 $58,410 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 110 $29.30 $28.70 $59,700 4.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $34.82 $33.44 $69,550 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $35.76 $37.01 $76,980 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 190 $32.15 $32.72 $68,070 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 180 $32.40 $32.93 $68,490 3.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $19.24 $20.08 $41,760 2.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $21.85 $22.36 $46,510 4.0 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $20.10 $22.89 $47,610 8.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $18.37 $18.52 $38,520 10.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $26.92 $24.98 $51,960 7.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $20.40 $21.19 $44,080 3.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $19.23 $19.99 $41,580 2.4 %
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 260 $22.63 $25.23 $52,480 7.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $30.18 $32.33 $67,240 8.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $20.19 $28.33 $58,930 13.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $23.05 $26.80 $55,740 11.6 %
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 580 $20.94 $21.68 $45,080 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 50 $29.36 $28.93 $60,180 6.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $20.17 $22.75 $47,310 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $27.62 $26.38 $54,870 4.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $25.50 $24.78 $51,550 6.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $17.25 $15.74 $32,740 3.2 %
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 400 $20.19 $32.92 $68,470 16.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $41.99 $53.92 $112,140 20.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $15.28 $16.95 $35,260 4.8 %
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 3,050 $20.29 $20.64 $42,940 5.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $8.84 $9.69 $20,150 7.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 (4) (4) $58,000 8.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 250 (4) (4) $47,920 6.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 380 (4) (4) $39,940 5.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $42,960 8.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $56,500 8.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $13.47 $14.63 $30,420 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $29,850 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $25.68 $26.72 $55,580 6.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $13.64 $13.49 $28,060 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 510 (4) (4) $24,650 3.3 %
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 890 $14.89 $17.21 $35,800 6.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 $25.87 $26.99 $56,140 13.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.11 $9.51 $19,780 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $17.73 $18.20 $37,850 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $18,850 11.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $20.91 $22.75 $47,330 4.0 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $18.98 $18.77 $39,040 4.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $13.56 $13.42 $27,920 6.8 %
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 3,420 $26.30 $33.54 $69,760 9.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $92.98 $193,390 16.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $21.44 $22.37 $46,530 4.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $56.24 $55.65 $115,760 1.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 (5) $102.57 $213,340 13.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,250 $27.71 $29.59 $61,550 5.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $29.90 $29.05 $60,420 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $35.19 $33.81 $70,330 9.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $21.92 $21.89 $45,540 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $30.21 $30.20 $62,820 5.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $35.75 $37.03 $77,030 7.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $24.78 $25.00 $52,010 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $21.47 $22.07 $45,910 4.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $28.53 $28.22 $58,690 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $23.54 $24.00 $49,920 1.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $14.13 $15.33 $31,880 6.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $12.75 $13.28 $27,630 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 90 $19.30 $20.02 $41,630 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $13.66 $13.25 $27,560 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $17.32 $17.36 $36,110 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $14.66 $15.26 $31,740 6.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.97 $13.80 $28,710 2.7 %
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 2,160 $12.17 $12.58 $26,160 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 420 $10.45 $10.26 $21,350 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 830 $11.90 $11.99 $24,930 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $14.57 $14.40 $29,960 5.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $14.90 $15.08 $31,360 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 90 $15.22 $15.11 $31,440 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.33 $8.41 $17,480 5.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 230 $11.89 $12.06 $25,090 3.6 %
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 1,190 $12.48 $16.11 $33,510 8.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $33.41 $33.62 $69,940 3.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 210 $13.09 $13.17 $27,400 8.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $27.05 $26.97 $56,100 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $25.10 $23.90 $49,720 5.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 360 $9.70 $10.01 $20,830 2.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $8.89 $8.93 $18,570 4.2 %
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 5,060 $8.19 $9.09 $18,900 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $13.73 $13.05 $27,140 15.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $14.13 $14.61 $30,380 7.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $9.76 $10.24 $21,300 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.76 $10.60 $22,040 2.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $8.82 $9.03 $18,780 4.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 570 $8.33 $8.55 $17,770 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,680 $7.66 $8.05 $16,750 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $11.22 $11.12 $23,130 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 840 $8.09 $8.72 $18,130 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $9.57 $10.01 $20,810 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.57 $7.92 $16,470 5.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $7.77 $8.23 $17,110 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.92 $8.53 $17,740 7.1 %
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 1,950 $10.07 $11.09 $23,060 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $18.80 $18.36 $38,180 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 $10.16 $11.02 $22,920 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $8.94 $8.90 $18,510 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $11.66 $12.05 $25,060 6.0 %
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 950 $9.86 $10.90 $22,680 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $14.80 $16.97 $35,300 17.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.03 $10.02 $20,840 4.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $8.73 $9.42 $19,600 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $11.82 $12.10 $25,170 6.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 80 $8.45 $8.61 $17,920 6.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 250 $9.86 $10.17 $21,140 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.12 $9.68 $20,130 5.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $10.81 $10.93 $22,720 11.5 %
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 6,740 $10.77 $15.16 $31,530 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 550 $16.91 $18.05 $37,540 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $27.78 $32.46 $67,510 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,580 $8.16 $8.31 $17,290 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $8.47 $9.43 $19,600 6.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 210 $12.37 $12.90 $26,830 7.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,100 $9.47 $11.66 $24,250 4.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $17.53 $19.09 $39,710 4.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $19.71 $24.08 $50,080 14.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $16.54 $19.12 $39,760 7.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $22.36 $23.75 $49,390 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $31.43 $34.97 $72,730 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,050 $21.78 $23.58 $49,050 5.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.74 $18.51 $38,490 29.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $16.93 $19.74 $41,070 5.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $9.17 $12.77 $26,550 12.7 %
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 11,500 $14.12 $14.84 $30,880 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $21.96 $22.72 $47,260 3.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $11.07 $11.38 $23,680 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $15.29 $16.31 $33,930 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 170 $14.67 $14.72 $30,610 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 950 $14.42 $14.89 $30,980 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $14.52 $15.05 $31,310 5.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $15.12 $16.03 $33,350 4.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $10.85 $11.09 $23,070 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $15.15 $14.99 $31,190 10.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,300 $14.43 $14.82 $30,820 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $12.96 $12.57 $26,140 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $8.97 $9.01 $18,730 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $12.73 $13.11 $27,260 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.97 $14.26 $29,660 2.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $14.24 $14.22 $29,590 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) $13.95 $13.95 $29,020 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $15.50 $14.91 $31,010 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 480 $12.50 $11.89 $24,730 3.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $13.22 $12.15 $25,270 6.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $9.91 $10.33 $21,490 3.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $16.23 $16.99 $35,330 5.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $25.09 $22.99 $47,830 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 160 $25.25 $23.65 $49,190 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $19.64 $20.05 $41,690 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 430 $14.37 $15.22 $31,670 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 970 $9.88 $11.02 $22,930 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $13.81 $13.97 $29,050 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 $17.34 $17.53 $36,460 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $18.12 $18.58 $38,650 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $16.13 $15.97 $33,210 4.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 600 $13.87 $13.70 $28,500 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $18.17 $18.46 $38,390 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $12.22 $12.49 $25,970 2.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 650 $14.65 $15.14 $31,490 5.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $12.31 $12.14 $25,250 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,360 $13.46 $14.06 $29,250 3.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $7.65 $10.88 $22,640 10.8 %
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 200 $10.61 $11.67 $24,280 8.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 90 $8.74 $8.84 $18,390 4.2 %
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 2,400 $18.73 $19.81 $41,200 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $24.74 $26.90 $55,950 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $16.34 $16.65 $34,640 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $18.55 $19.67 $40,920 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 $15.67 $16.07 $33,430 5.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $19.90 $22.83 $47,480 6.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $21.99 $22.23 $46,240 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $20.81 $20.10 $41,800 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $30.20 $30.18 $62,770 7.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $23.58 $22.25 $46,280 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $18.54 $18.01 $37,470 2.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 70 $19.92 $17.76 $36,930 10.9 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 30 $17.33 $17.21 $35,790 8.0 %
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 2,880 $18.38 $19.22 $39,990 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $25.81 $27.15 $56,470 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $17.79 $17.72 $36,850 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $13.65 $14.57 $30,310 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $25.16 $25.14 $52,290 2.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $10.81 $10.91 $22,680 9.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $18.28 $18.86 $39,220 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $17.82 $17.29 $35,960 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $18.51 $19.11 $39,750 4.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $15.75 $15.15 $31,520 9.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $22.44 $22.82 $47,460 3.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $13.72 $13.90 $28,910 4.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.87 $12.67 $26,350 9.9 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $27.86 $27.48 $57,150 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $20.70 $23.48 $48,850 8.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $21.82 $22.32 $46,420 6.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $18.13 $18.42 $38,320 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $16.91 $17.48 $36,360 5.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $23.19 $23.14 $48,120 7.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $24.34 $23.59 $49,070 7.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $12.11 $12.93 $26,900 6.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $18.15 $18.08 $37,610 4.2 %
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 9,610 $14.96 $15.65 $32,540 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $21.91 $23.08 $48,010 2.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $15.95 $15.65 $32,550 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $18.83 $19.51 $40,580 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,230 $12.37 $12.63 $26,270 4.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $13.26 $13.10 $27,250 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $14.08 $14.17 $29,470 2.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 50 $12.36 $12.49 $25,980 4.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $14.87 $14.56 $30,290 4.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.93 $15.56 $32,370 4.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $15.67 $15.32 $31,870 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 370 $18.75 $18.96 $39,440 3.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $15.04 $15.45 $32,140 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $22.54 $21.78 $45,300 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 460 $17.51 $17.29 $35,960 1.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $16.22 $16.92 $35,180 5.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $9.92 $10.01 $20,810 3.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $13.16 $12.89 $26,820 3.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 200 $12.11 $12.93 $26,900 5.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.54 $12.73 $26,480 3.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $22.62 $23.31 $48,490 3.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $18.79 $16.75 $34,840 11.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $16.80 $17.24 $35,860 12.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $14.86 $15.08 $31,360 6.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $14.52 $16.47 $34,250 8.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $18.66 $16.75 $34,830 15.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $16.75 $16.62 $34,570 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $13.34 $13.70 $28,490 6.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $13.32 $13.63 $28,350 5.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $13.75 $13.73 $28,550 8.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 550 $20.20 $20.02 $41,640 4.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 420 $11.34 $12.10 $25,160 3.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 200 $9.83 $10.79 $22,450 6.8 %
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 5,780 $13.23 $14.39 $29,930 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $19.38 $20.20 $42,020 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $23.77 $27.53 $57,270 13.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $13.84 $14.90 $30,990 8.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 290 $13.93 $15.20 $31,610 10.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $14.21 $14.24 $29,620 8.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,280 $16.09 $17.81 $37,050 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 600 $14.03 $13.64 $28,360 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.60 $10.50 $21,840 4.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $19.49 $20.05 $41,710 6.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 650 $14.03 $14.46 $30,070 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $9.46 $10.54 $21,930 9.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,310 $11.25 $11.43 $23,780 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 210 $11.89 $13.08 $27,200 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 520 $9.48 $9.95 $20,700 3.1 %

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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