Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Washington nonmetropolitan area



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Central Washington nonmetropolitan area.

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

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Major Occupational Groups in Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 63,310 $14.75 $18.03 $37,490 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 1,820 $39.13 $43.05 $89,530 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 (5) $92.10 $191,560 10.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 350 $43.57 $52.83 $109,880 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $34.28 $49.83 $103,650 20.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $38.55 $38.04 $79,130 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $38.31 $40.28 $83,780 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $36.44 $38.78 $80,670 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $30.53 $36.09 $75,060 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $52.96 $48.07 $99,990 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $89,790 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $50.02 $51.18 $106,450 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $38.76 $36.25 $75,390 10.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $29.45 $27.21 $56,600 15.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $38.47 $40.59 $84,430 7.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $39.01 $40.09 $83,390 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $26.12 $26.76 $55,660 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $27.15 $22.36 $46,500 22.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $36.06 $40.67 $84,600 11.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $42.03 $40.53 $84,300 6.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,330 $24.77 $26.27 $54,630 2.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $27.68 $29.10 $60,530 8.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $25.37 $25.93 $53,940 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $28.35 $27.00 $56,160 1.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $23.42 $23.90 $49,720 10.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $19.44 $19.13 $39,780 5.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $28.15 $27.37 $56,940 4.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $25.73 $27.06 $56,280 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 270 $28.50 $29.38 $61,100 2.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $22.68 $23.84 $49,580 3.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 30 $29.83 $37.98 $79,000 21.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $20.99 $21.28 $44,260 2.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $19.72 $21.08 $43,850 4.4 %
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 400 $26.13 $26.56 $55,240 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $19.25 $19.11 $39,750 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $30.69 $31.60 $65,720 3.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $29.34 $29.53 $61,410 3.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $25.25 $26.00 $54,080 5.0 %
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 750 $29.33 $29.81 $62,000 3.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $24.14 $24.27 $50,470 6.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $33.21 $33.50 $69,680 3.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $45.50 $43.26 $89,970 6.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $33.09 $33.68 $70,050 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $23.68 $23.45 $48,770 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $30.00 $29.67 $61,720 9.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $22.88 $23.18 $48,220 4.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $19.08 $19.69 $40,960 4.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,210 $20.76 $22.35 $46,490 2.6 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $30.46 $31.10 $64,700 6.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $23.17 $25.64 $53,330 3.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $29.06 $28.48 $59,230 1.6 %
19-1032 Foresters 80 $26.15 $25.69 $53,430 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $24.15 $27.18 $56,540 13.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $30.55 $30.10 $62,600 2.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $28.42 $27.66 $57,540 5.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $14.39 $16.27 $33,840 11.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $16.09 $16.03 $33,340 6.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $16.98 $16.71 $34,760 4.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 270 $14.80 $17.24 $35,870 1.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 $15.39 $16.84 $35,030 4.7 %
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 1,000 $21.30 $20.75 $43,160 5.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $10.95 $13.87 $28,850 17.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $25.05 $25.27 $52,560 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $22.90 $23.08 $48,010 4.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $23.15 $22.17 $46,110 6.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 40 $20.16 $20.58 $42,820 4.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $24.22 $22.26 $46,290 5.5 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 80 $25.76 $25.64 $53,320 1.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $25.91 $25.78 $53,620 4.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $10.97 $12.30 $25,570 7.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $18.37 $18.32 $38,110 5.7 %
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 $24.29 $29.07 $60,470 4.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $39.12 $41.57 $86,470 4.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $19.17 $19.61 $40,790 6.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $18.17 $18.08 $37,600 7.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $21.70 $22.26 $46,290 5.8 %
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 5,880 $19.83 $21.29 $44,280 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $25.27 $26.88 $55,910 7.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $11.47 $12.87 $26,770 7.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $50,290 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 880 (4) (4) $52,850 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $52,700 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $56,590 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $59,810 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $51,050 4.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $51,030 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $54,180 4.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 670 (4) (4) $37,430 4.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $22.61 $23.17 $48,200 13.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $16.05 $15.98 $33,230 5.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 30 $28.46 $28.65 $59,590 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.01 $25.05 $52,100 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,300 (4) (4) $27,710 1.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $18.93 $19.85 $41,290 2.3 %
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 590 $15.93 $18.42 $38,310 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.86 $11.05 $22,980 4.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $33,900 4.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $14.66 $17.08 $35,530 14.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $30.42 $29.63 $61,640 5.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $18.19 $24.33 $50,600 14.0 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,000 $27.41 $33.77 $70,240 6.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $86.74 $180,420 23.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $26.74 $27.54 $57,290 3.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $52.05 $49.43 $102,810 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $73.52 $75.32 $156,670 5.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $78.41 $84.19 $175,120 9.4 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $42.61 $43.72 $90,930 2.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,060 $29.39 $30.23 $62,890 1.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $37.35 $37.60 $78,210 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $27.00 $27.00 $56,160 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $30.41 $30.80 $64,060 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $16.38 $23.70 $49,300 22.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $29.39 $29.89 $62,170 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $18.86 $18.84 $39,180 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $48.80 $47.03 $97,820 5.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $26.06 $26.04 $54,160 1.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 300 $12.78 $14.64 $30,450 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $16.77 $16.50 $34,310 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $19.06 $19.54 $40,640 1.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 $19.20 $19.10 $39,730 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $17.78 $18.16 $37,760 3.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $27.73 $29.03 $60,380 4.1 %
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 1,570 $11.95 $13.07 $27,180 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 340 $10.94 $10.79 $22,440 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 540 $11.81 $12.06 $25,080 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.51 $11.54 $24,000 2.3 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $29.27 $27.08 $56,330 10.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $14.30 $15.15 $31,500 8.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 180 $13.23 $13.65 $28,380 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $13.96 $14.20 $29,530 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $10.90 $11.26 $23,420 5.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $14.05 $15.00 $31,200 5.6 %
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 1,220 $21.84 $22.87 $47,570 2.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $35.06 $34.57 $71,900 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $19.42 $19.66 $40,890 11.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 190 $20.49 $20.58 $42,810 7.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $29.84 $31.42 $65,340 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $24.29 $25.05 $52,110 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 $14.98 $14.25 $29,640 5.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $20.27 $20.63 $42,910 7.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $16.86 $19.72 $41,010 5.3 %
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 6,170 $10.04 $11.42 $23,760 2.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $15.02 $15.87 $33,010 4.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.21 $9.45 $19,650 4.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $13.39 $13.67 $28,430 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 390 $10.75 $11.08 $23,040 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $9.93 $10.22 $21,250 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $9.58 $10.00 $20,790 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $13.72 $13.29 $27,650 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,840 $9.77 $11.12 $23,120 7.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.28 $9.44 $19,640 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 830 $13.71 $13.42 $27,920 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.45 $9.70 $20,180 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $9.42 $9.38 $19,500 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 $9.10 $9.21 $19,150 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $9.02 $9.67 $20,100 9.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,870 $11.92 $12.76 $26,550 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $19.32 $19.68 $40,930 7.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,010 $11.99 $12.50 $26,000 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 $10.18 $10.61 $22,070 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 300 $12.62 $13.93 $28,970 5.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.87 $13.58 $28,250 5.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,300 $10.22 $11.85 $24,650 4.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $14.20 $15.52 $32,280 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $9.35 $11.45 $23,820 12.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $9.24 $9.99 $20,780 3.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $9.65 $10.54 $21,930 6.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $17.49 $17.12 $35,610 17.4 %
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 5,690 $10.41 $13.22 $27,490 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 500 $15.41 $19.63 $40,820 7.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $23.66 $25.87 $53,810 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,150 $9.17 $9.70 $20,170 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $9.90 $11.43 $23,770 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $12.33 $13.64 $28,380 8.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,440 $10.60 $11.50 $23,920 2.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) $15.81 $17.53 $36,460 9.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $15.28 $16.44 $34,200 10.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $20.07 $20.19 $41,990 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $21.96 $32.31 $67,200 23.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 $18.73 $21.80 $45,330 5.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $13.25 $12.84 $26,710 7.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $10.42 $17.65 $36,720 22.2 %
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 8,890 $14.31 $15.30 $31,830 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 640 $22.29 $22.91 $47,660 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $13.62 $13.53 $28,140 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $16.15 $17.80 $37,020 6.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $14.27 $14.74 $30,670 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,130 $14.77 $15.45 $32,130 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $17.81 $17.84 $37,110 4.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.80 $15.45 $32,130 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 260 $11.02 $11.72 $24,370 6.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $18.22 $18.48 $38,430 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 160 $14.67 $16.12 $33,540 4.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $9.79 $10.67 $22,200 5.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (8) $9.46 $10.06 $20,930 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $14.29 $15.03 $31,270 5.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $9.56 $10.98 $22,830 6.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $12.89 $18.21 $37,880 7.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $13.94 $14.77 $30,730 10.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $17.67 $17.57 $36,540 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $11.84 $11.99 $24,940 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $16.92 $16.58 $34,490 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $19.04 $18.83 $39,160 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $21.52 $20.62 $42,890 4.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $19.09 $17.67 $36,750 10.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.25 $24.02 $49,960 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $23.04 $22.65 $47,120 1.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.66 $12.18 $25,330 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $18.80 $18.56 $38,590 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $13.20 $13.65 $28,390 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 660 $11.61 $12.34 $25,660 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $13.60 $14.18 $29,500 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $21.81 $21.41 $44,530 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $14.35 $14.58 $30,320 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $14.58 $14.80 $30,780 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 940 $15.00 $14.98 $31,160 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $11.81 $12.29 $25,570 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,310 $12.89 $13.25 $27,550 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 230 $14.19 $14.14 $29,410 3.3 %
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 2,110 $11.01 $13.30 $27,660 6.8 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 130 $18.81 $19.87 $41,330 4.6 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $17.18 $18.07 $37,590 3.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 630 $10.58 $10.61 $22,080 1.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $10.83 $11.50 $23,930 5.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 950 $10.17 $13.48 $28,050 13.6 %
45-4021 Fallers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $18.33 $18.37 $38,210 3.3 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $18.12 $18.15 $37,750 6.4 %
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 3,290 $19.08 $20.30 $42,230 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $26.18 $26.34 $54,800 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 520 $18.28 $17.73 $36,870 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $19.20 $20.31 $42,240 8.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 470 $16.84 $16.37 $34,040 4.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 460 $18.55 $20.11 $41,830 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $20.23 $22.24 $46,260 11.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $25.57 $25.38 $52,790 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $16.04 $16.78 $34,910 11.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $19.06 $18.73 $38,970 3.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $14.98 $15.52 $32,290 7.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $27.76 $28.73 $59,760 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 240 $19.87 $20.02 $41,630 1.6 %
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 3,430 $19.58 $20.76 $43,180 3.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $27.26 $28.21 $58,680 2.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $27.05 $26.73 $55,600 4.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $25.09 $25.25 $52,520 5.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $16.19 $16.43 $34,170 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 180 $13.89 $16.33 $33,970 8.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $21.21 $20.71 $43,080 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $17.75 $18.35 $38,180 4.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $20.27 $21.15 $44,000 4.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.23 $12.54 $26,080 2.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $15.62 $20.28 $42,180 9.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $16.97 $17.57 $36,540 8.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $21.72 $24.34 $50,630 7.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,040 $18.05 $18.07 $37,580 4.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 200 $34.09 $32.02 $66,600 3.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $27.32 $26.70 $55,530 6.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $9.43 $10.96 $22,800 5.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $14.62 $15.92 $33,110 5.4 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,110 $14.79 $16.00 $33,280 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 270 $22.39 $24.17 $50,260 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $12.48 $13.70 $28,490 7.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $12.08 $12.33 $25,640 5.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.05 $13.99 $29,100 11.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $13.15 $12.97 $26,970 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 50 $19.51 $20.00 $41,590 7.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $18.21 $18.77 $39,040 3.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $11.69 $11.88 $24,700 4.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $16.56 $17.38 $36,140 9.0 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 100 $9.35 $9.65 $20,070 3.5 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 60 $36.21 $38.34 $79,740 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $21.39 $19.95 $41,490 6.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.44 $15.78 $32,830 13.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.31 $13.34 $27,750 5.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.85 $12.51 $26,030 13.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 170 $13.08 $14.57 $30,310 5.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $15.14 $14.37 $29,890 4.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 $12.45 $12.45 $25,890 4.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $12.23 $12.20 $25,370 5.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,440 $13.30 $14.24 $29,620 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $19.75 $20.07 $41,740 5.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $22.76 $22.92 $47,670 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $16.37 $16.07 $33,420 2.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $12.85 $13.65 $28,390 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,270 $16.32 $17.26 $35,900 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 340 $14.50 $16.13 $33,550 7.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.06 $9.27 $19,280 4.3 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $13.16 $14.13 $29,380 9.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 740 $13.26 $13.21 $27,470 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $11.45 $11.78 $24,500 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,220 $10.98 $11.39 $23,690 1.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 180 $11.41 $11.39 $23,680 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,080 $9.64 $10.63 $22,110 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $20.39 $21.21 $44,110 10.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 40 $13.86 $14.15 $29,440 4.9 %

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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