Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Ames, 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 XLS files.

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

All Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 39,260 2.3 % 1000.000 1.000 $16.18 $20.08 $41,770 6.2 %
Management Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,600 4.0 % 40.703 0.859 $40.97 $45.45 $94,540 4.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 3.6 % 3.232 1.502 $61.17 $64.10 $133,330 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 290 9.9 % 7.284 0.542 $45.04 $52.15 $108,470 5.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 33.1 % 1.029 1.990 (4) (4) $28,540 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 10.7 % 0.843 0.651 $35.16 $33.24 $69,150 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 6.5 % 2.111 1.116 $42.01 $41.79 $86,920 4.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 12.8 % 1.574 0.693 $46.00 $47.67 $99,150 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 9.3 % 3.161 0.839 $41.92 $45.97 $95,610 6.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 37.4 % 1.149 1.019 $36.35 $45.03 $93,660 6.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 46.4 % 2.002 1.329 $35.93 $43.71 $90,920 10.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 30 24.2 % 0.835 2.093 $21.44 $25.67 $53,390 15.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 30 29.9 % 0.848 0.485 (4) (4) $89,660 15.9 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 50 13.9 % 1.161 0.845 $47.71 $55.54 $115,520 10.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 22.6 % 1.177 0.801 $17.18 $20.06 $41,730 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 2.9 % 4.004 1.798 $41.97 $42.70 $88,820 5.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.33 $19.31 $40,170 7.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 10.7 % 0.919 1.003 $44.29 $41.41 $86,130 7.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 7.9 % 1.327 0.492 $39.25 $40.59 $84,420 3.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,380 7.7 % 35.194 0.734 $25.99 $28.72 $59,740 2.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 8.5 % 1.793 0.837 $25.03 $25.49 $53,020 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 50 5.7 % 1.189 0.741 $27.85 $29.69 $61,750 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 16.4 % 1.477 1.021 $26.25 $26.28 $54,670 5.3 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 80 12.2 % 2.111 0.642 $22.35 $24.60 $51,170 3.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 19.9 % 1.648 0.391 $34.61 $38.97 $81,070 12.4 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.85 $27.09 $56,340 8.2 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 50 17.8 % 1.355 0.658 $21.09 $26.23 $54,550 10.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 230 14.4 % 5.934 0.759 $26.51 $28.22 $58,700 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 8.7 % 7.508 0.890 $25.60 $29.91 $62,220 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 22.0 % 2.695 1.209 $27.93 $29.17 $60,670 7.5 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 830 8.0 % 21.191 0.820 $26.61 $27.67 $57,550 3.1 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 60 32.3 % 1.457 0.374 $33.81 $35.90 $74,680 4.7 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.38 $28.53 $59,330 7.3 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 70 26.0 % 1.709 0.435 $25.31 $28.23 $58,720 8.3 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 40 17.2 % 0.993 0.333 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1141 Database Administrators 30 4.8 % 0.853 1.042 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 130 4.9 % 3.326 1.269 $32.16 $29.95 $62,290 6.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 280 11.3 % 7.159 1.571 $23.27 $23.47 $48,810 2.5 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 40 30.3 % 0.953 0.498 $22.85 $23.85 $49,600 4.1 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 60 10.1 % 1.475 1.024 $31.39 $30.65 $63,750 3.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.53 $30.42 $63,280 8.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 760 7.2 % 19.382 1.068 $28.56 $29.91 $62,210 2.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 11.2 % 1.273 1.845 $27.62 $28.89 $60,090 6.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 47.7 % 1.554 0.973 $31.55 $33.15 $68,960 8.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 39.5 % 1.019 0.553 $24.41 $30.24 $62,890 7.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 110 10.4 % 2.807 4.630 $21.86 $21.85 $45,460 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 30 32.5 % 0.830 0.714 $23.35 $22.91 $47,660 3.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 25.0 % 0.784 1.617 $26.43 $25.84 $53,740 6.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,420 5.3 % 36.263 4.330 $24.60 $26.86 $55,870 2.1 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 13.4 % 1.253 13.141 $27.33 $31.16 $64,800 4.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 15.2 % 0.953 1.511 $34.59 $35.84 $74,540 3.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 110 2.3 % 2.707 20.366 $18.47 $18.03 $37,500 4.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 320 0.7 % 8.069 14.060 $19.90 $18.83 $39,170 2.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 11.3 % 1.085 2.320 $20.63 $20.16 $41,940 3.5 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 320 15.0 % 8.079 18.549 $22.58 $23.26 $48,380 4.1 %
Community and Social Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 490 5.1 % 12.503 0.836 $19.20 $19.71 $41,000 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 140 4.1 % 3.624 1.866 $21.04 $21.03 $43,750 2.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 7.6 % 6.041 2.781 $17.80 $18.12 $37,700 2.7 %
Legal Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 120 12.3 % 2.937 0.376 $22.38 $30.80 $64,060 13.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 17.6 % 1.123 0.254 $38.21 $43.95 $91,410 15.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,830 4.3 % 97.558 1.466 $26.15 $30.76 $63,990 13.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 170 6.5 % 4.447 3.086 (4) (4) $44,300 8.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 21.6 % 2.598 0.894 $10.34 $10.64 $22,130 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 510 32.7 % 12.949 1.563 (4) (4) $41,590 2.9 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 250 25.5 % 6.268 1.122 (4) (4) $27,430 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 6.4 % 0.825 0.707 $15.24 $17.91 $37,240 6.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 4.8 % 2.032 2.364 $21.80 $19.52 $40,590 11.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 310 16.2 % 8.010 0.815 (4) (4) $20,110 5.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 650 7.1 % 16.471 1.219 $18.70 $22.58 $46,960 10.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 8.1 % 2.430 1.607 $18.23 $18.33 $38,130 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 5.2 % 3.212 2.215 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 7.0 % 3.212 1.810 $23.04 $23.76 $49,420 2.2 %
27-3041 Editors 50 23.7 % 1.192 1.528 $18.83 $19.06 $39,640 7.1 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1,870 3.2 % 47.597 0.823 $23.21 $28.29 $58,850 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 36.1 % 1.706 0.809 $47.11 $45.99 $95,660 8.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 680 2.9 % 17.398 0.833 $25.72 $26.43 $54,970 3.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 9.5 % 0.830 1.936 $35.00 $38.30 $79,670 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 0.5 % 1.286 0.994 $23.92 $23.79 $49,480 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 7.9 % 0.833 0.677 $18.10 $17.88 $37,190 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 15.2 % 1.678 1.201 $33.23 $30.97 $64,410 3.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 14.2 % 1.533 0.879 $15.06 $14.61 $30,400 7.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 31.1 % 1.342 0.511 $12.32 $12.92 $26,880 3.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 7.5 % 1.635 2.602 $16.85 $16.45 $34,210 2.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 140 6.8 % 3.647 0.635 $16.79 $16.97 $35,300 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.32 $11.30 $23,510 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 36.7 % 1.528 3.122 $10.91 $11.63 $24,200 6.1 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 950 7.2 % 24.244 0.778 $13.13 $13.64 $28,360 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 60 26.7 % 1.617 0.209 $16.12 $15.93 $33,130 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 440 10.7 % 11.138 0.976 $11.66 $11.90 $24,750 2.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 12.2 % 2.366 1.023 $17.83 $17.42 $36,230 8.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 12.1 % 2.942 0.715 $14.11 $14.14 $29,420 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 25.8 % 1.009 1.818 $12.77 $13.20 $27,450 7.6 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 40 6.2 % 1.072 0.702 $11.87 $11.85 $24,640 2.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 390 21.8 % 9.887 0.394 $19.72 $19.32 $40,190 5.5 %
33-2011 Firefighters 70 36.4 % 1.793 0.754 $18.58 $17.83 $37,090 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 130 24.3 % 3.316 0.654 $22.76 $23.19 $48,230 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 90 39.6 % 2.239 0.283 $15.02 $15.35 $31,930 14.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.08 $10.01 $20,810 8.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,180 8.2 % 106.419 1.227 $8.79 $9.85 $20,490 3.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 46.5 % 1.047 1.470 $16.46 $17.26 $35,890 6.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 230 11.8 % 5.945 0.977 $13.05 $14.53 $30,210 13.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.02 $8.52 $17,730 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 13.0 % 5.489 1.799 $12.77 $12.76 $26,530 7.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 18.4 % 8.644 1.219 $9.20 $9.55 $19,860 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.33 $10.03 $20,870 5.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 39.1 % 4.172 1.070 $8.70 $9.91 $20,610 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,440 13.5 % 36.635 1.730 $8.14 $8.38 $17,430 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 8.1 % 4.220 1.201 $9.04 $9.46 $19,670 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 830 19.0 % 21.033 1.191 $9.94 $10.68 $22,220 6.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 29.0 % 2.346 1.452 $11.85 $11.42 $23,760 9.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 20.9 % 1.375 0.447 $8.57 $8.69 $18,080 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 140 28.0 % 3.647 0.916 $7.92 $8.78 $18,260 5.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 42.9 % 3.910 1.510 $8.91 $8.96 $18,640 3.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,680 4.8 % 42.679 1.299 $11.09 $12.22 $25,410 3.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 46.7 % 1.847 1.360 $13.89 $14.55 $30,260 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 4.7 % 19.632 1.212 $11.96 $12.18 $25,340 6.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 220 12.9 % 5.685 0.834 $9.00 $9.34 $19,430 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 10.5 % 12.411 1.902 $10.86 $12.42 $25,830 5.0 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 80 21.7 % 2.060 11.286 $10.78 $12.10 $25,170 6.3 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 13.7 % 2.557 2.406 $13.67 $13.81 $28,720 15.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 27.2 % 2.626 0.955 $10.00 $10.50 $21,840 4.0 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 290 32.7 % 7.343 1.527 $7.95 $8.35 $17,370 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 21.8 % 1.429 0.805 $8.61 $10.33 $21,500 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 45.5 % 2.175 0.942 $8.95 $12.01 $24,970 5.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 180 9.8 % 4.582 8.876 $16.54 $16.09 $33,460 8.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,240 4.9 % 107.893 1.020 $10.52 $15.44 $32,120 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 400 9.7 % 10.063 1.091 $15.96 $18.53 $38,540 5.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 17.6 % 1.179 0.613 $23.58 $26.13 $54,350 6.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,270 8.0 % 32.219 1.221 $8.84 $9.28 $19,290 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 38.3 % 3.670 1.125 $9.25 $9.81 $20,400 6.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 50 27.9 % 1.215 0.766 $19.95 $19.25 $40,040 9.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,200 10.5 % 30.607 0.936 $10.05 $12.38 $25,750 4.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 12.7 % 2.099 0.837 $17.70 $18.14 $37,730 7.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 30.0 % 3.247 0.777 $24.54 $29.05 $60,430 14.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 22.4 % 1.627 0.543 $27.99 $46.37 $96,450 17.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 9.9 % 8.782 0.816 $25.66 $32.72 $68,060 7.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 18.8 % 1.740 1.438 $26.01 $25.14 $52,290 4.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 300 21.5 % 7.748 3.410 $8.75 $9.94 $20,680 13.4 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 60 17.2 % 1.533 1.288 $29.25 $28.10 $58,450 7.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5,340 2.4 % 136.103 0.804 $15.01 $15.83 $32,930 5.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 180 6.5 % 4.579 0.428 $24.38 $24.98 $51,950 7.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 70 3.8 % 1.887 0.496 $14.32 $14.52 $30,200 3.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 11.4 % 12.274 0.931 $16.60 $16.73 $34,800 3.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 30 8.5 % 0.807 0.569 $17.14 $17.16 $35,690 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 130 18.3 % 3.255 0.744 $10.76 $10.75 $22,360 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 290 12.3 % 7.305 0.433 $11.76 $12.63 $26,270 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 10.6 % 3.426 1.957 $9.09 $9.88 $20,550 9.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 10.8 % 2.802 3.231 $12.27 $13.96 $29,030 12.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 34.6 % 1.518 1.062 $13.16 $12.38 $25,760 9.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 19.7 % 1.291 0.776 $9.84 $10.65 $22,150 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 5.1 % 0.904 0.766 $19.52 $19.79 $41,170 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 8.6 % 8.935 1.139 $11.78 $12.13 $25,240 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 90 0.0 % 2.318 0.907 $26.19 $24.32 $50,590 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 20.8 % 1.859 0.888 $19.21 $19.31 $40,170 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 8.3 % 3.530 0.652 $14.69 $14.86 $30,910 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 430 10.4 % 11.031 0.781 $9.97 $11.95 $24,850 5.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 340 6.8 % 8.731 0.980 $21.70 $21.59 $44,900 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 23.7 % 2.445 0.628 $12.68 $12.88 $26,790 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 780 6.0 % 19.836 1.369 $18.58 $17.32 $36,030 7.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 25.8 % 1.085 1.359 $16.91 $16.44 $34,190 10.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 850 7.4 % 21.529 0.981 $14.69 $15.38 $31,980 5.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 17.3 % 0.787 1.502 $19.44 $17.00 $35,370 3.2 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 180 8.9 % 4.579 1.426 $13.57 $15.43 $32,090 10.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,480 10.4 % 37.791 0.947 $18.40 $19.44 $40,430 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 16.2 % 2.830 0.758 $27.74 $30.20 $62,820 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 32.4 % 6.581 1.348 $19.33 $18.69 $38,870 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 25.3 % 3.331 3.004 $15.50 $16.00 $33,280 8.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 90 27.2 % 2.272 0.371 $13.98 $14.23 $29,610 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 28.0 % 1.765 0.670 $19.91 $19.16 $39,860 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 280 18.6 % 7.147 1.765 $20.03 $20.61 $42,870 7.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $17.49 $36,370 2.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 49.2 % 1.920 0.680 $20.46 $21.70 $45,140 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 15.0 % 1.317 1.174 $18.03 $17.88 $37,180 3.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,540 6.9 % 39.111 1.009 $19.25 $19.59 $40,740 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 8.4 % 2.521 0.770 $30.54 $30.18 $62,770 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 25.7 % 1.049 0.701 $27.20 $27.32 $56,820 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 21.7 % 1.327 1.300 $18.96 $20.04 $41,680 10.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 17.4 % 5.682 1.229 $19.44 $19.02 $39,560 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.85 $18.20 $37,850 9.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 3.1 % 1.622 6.803 $20.33 $20.38 $42,390 2.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.75 $17.11 $35,580 7.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 43.4 % 3.719 2.107 $19.81 $19.99 $41,580 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 37.4 % 1.915 0.884 $19.31 $18.72 $38,930 3.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 42.1 % 1.645 1.337 $16.23 $16.38 $34,070 6.2 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 370 6.8 % 9.538 0.995 $18.00 $17.56 $36,520 2.8 %
Production Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,840 15.8 % 72.430 1.118 $15.85 $16.58 $34,480 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 150 19.5 % 3.887 0.890 $25.50 $25.77 $53,600 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 320 44.1 % 8.117 1.111 $13.55 $14.30 $29,730 5.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 30.5 % 1.457 1.315 $12.13 $12.23 $25,440 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 43.7 % 2.343 2.365 $11.20 $11.62 $24,160 2.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 35.8 % 2.170 0.782 $15.62 $16.67 $34,670 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 31.3 % 1.824 0.738 $16.09 $17.53 $36,450 5.9 %
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 33.1 % 2.104 5.563 $17.64 $17.39 $36,160 5.2 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 230 9.4 % 5.832 3.878 $16.15 $16.62 $34,570 6.6 %
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 120 15.7 % 2.980 6.984 $13.90 $14.35 $29,840 2.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 2.5 % 1.727 5.497 $26.37 $25.83 $53,720 3.3 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 25.2 % 1.661 1.949 $20.83 $21.14 $43,960 4.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 15.8 % 1.317 5.051 $16.95 $16.57 $34,460 6.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 29.0 % 2.837 2.912 $15.42 $15.58 $32,400 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 23.2 % 0.805 1.667 $19.33 $19.39 $40,340 6.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 21.3 % 3.199 0.990 $17.48 $19.09 $39,700 11.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 11.1 % 2.310 0.858 $13.09 $13.31 $27,690 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 48.0 % 0.891 0.287 $9.93 $12.18 $25,330 13.3 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.70 $13.74 $28,580 3.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,810 11.5 % 46.209 0.687 $12.12 $14.35 $29,860 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 22.7 % 1.251 0.809 $27.36 $25.86 $53,780 5.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 100 18.6 % 2.527 0.687 $17.85 $18.05 $37,540 15.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.06 $9.07 $18,860 6.0 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 270 12.0 % 6.991 0.606 $16.38 $16.59 $34,520 7.3 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 140 20.1 % 3.482 0.567 $13.47 $15.91 $33,090 9.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 40.9 % 1.464 1.149 $10.43 $10.33 $21,500 2.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $14.62 $30,400 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 34.4 % 1.808 0.443 $13.41 $13.64 $28,360 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 50 36.7 % 1.156 0.510 $9.07 $9.46 $19,670 4.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 310 14.3 % 7.773 0.488 $11.60 $13.02 $27,090 5.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.19 $10.36 $21,550 6.1 %

About May 2010 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.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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