Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Owensboro, KY (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 46,740 2.3 % 1000.000 1.000 $13.63 $16.91 $35,160 2.0 %
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 1,690 5.1 % 36.118 0.762 $33.89 $38.12 $79,290 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 25.8 % 1.716 0.797 $72.56 $72.09 $149,940 7.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 6.7 % 11.731 0.873 $31.52 $38.78 $80,660 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 24.2 % 1.429 0.569 $37.97 $40.41 $84,060 6.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 9.1 % 0.796 0.350 $41.46 $40.79 $84,850 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 12.8 % 3.312 0.879 $35.10 $36.75 $76,440 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 18.9 % 2.730 2.421 $38.51 $44.30 $92,150 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 20.5 % 0.856 0.568 $29.98 $32.53 $67,650 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 0.0 % 1.863 1.065 (4) (4) $84,560 2.1 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 40 26.6 % 0.764 0.556 $48.66 $50.55 $105,130 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 30 29.2 % 0.646 0.439 $24.88 $25.84 $53,750 4.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 14.1 % 2.448 1.099 $32.01 $31.79 $66,120 4.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 16.6 % 1.185 1.293 $21.31 $22.05 $45,870 4.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 20.9 % 1.374 0.509 $24.54 $28.33 $58,920 4.9 %
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 1,080 9.1 % 23.143 0.483 $21.00 $23.31 $48,480 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 25.2 % 2.441 1.139 $19.10 $22.45 $46,700 6.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 40 26.6 % 0.901 0.561 $17.43 $19.42 $40,380 9.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 17.0 % 0.984 0.680 $23.09 $22.88 $47,590 6.8 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 120 13.4 % 2.557 0.778 $17.46 $18.42 $38,300 7.5 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 40 10.9 % 0.884 0.551 $16.98 $19.21 $39,950 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 70 20.9 % 1.474 0.188 $27.18 $26.47 $55,070 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 11.4 % 5.180 0.614 $20.65 $22.40 $46,600 5.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 48.9 % 0.798 0.653 $15.93 $25.25 $52,530 17.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 21.8 % 3.111 1.396 $23.35 $25.91 $53,890 7.9 %
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 370 17.4 % 7.839 0.303 $22.27 $27.02 $56,200 8.9 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.95 $31.13 $64,740 3.2 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 60 15.2 % 1.256 0.479 $23.08 $24.40 $50,760 2.8 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 130 9.4 % 2.867 0.629 $17.94 $18.07 $37,580 3.3 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 40 34.6 % 0.781 0.408 $25.95 $26.15 $54,380 2.3 %
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 420 12.5 % 8.990 0.496 $28.47 $29.43 $61,210 3.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 37.5 % 0.732 2.117 $21.38 $19.24 $40,010 18.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 21.9 % 1.095 0.686 $34.06 $35.13 $73,070 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 8.9 % 1.164 0.631 $41.14 $39.11 $81,340 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 23.0 % 0.770 1.817 $20.06 $20.94 $43,550 4.5 %
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 260 15.2 % 5.518 0.659 $23.80 $25.11 $52,230 5.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 39.8 % 0.670 1.062 $33.82 $32.30 $67,190 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 22.5 % 0.657 0.829 $29.48 $29.44 $61,230 5.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 37.4 % 0.926 1.980 $21.27 $22.12 $46,010 4.2 %
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 890 15.9 % 18.998 1.270 $17.26 $17.69 $36,800 3.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 70 0.0 % 1.517 0.781 $27.22 $25.88 $53,830 1.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 11.9 % 5.687 2.618 $19.04 $19.43 $40,410 1.5 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 40 25.9 % 0.849 0.754 $19.06 $18.87 $39,240 4.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 24.5 % 4.857 1.727 $11.53 $12.35 $25,680 9.1 %
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 30 21.5 % 0.704 0.799 $13.95 $14.16 $29,450 3.8 %
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 200 13.1 % 4.283 0.548 $24.55 $32.77 $68,160 11.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 14.5 % 2.103 0.476 $35.63 $46.08 $95,850 12.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 80 22.6 % 1.718 0.881 $14.87 $15.74 $32,740 5.3 %
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 2,830 0.7 % 60.643 0.911 $20.13 $20.41 $42,460 1.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 19.8 % 1.249 1.320 $19.65 $19.71 $41,000 7.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 0.0 % 0.792 0.273 $22.68 $22.93 $47,700 1.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 22.3 % 1.209 0.887 (4) (4) $49,730 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 530 0.0 % 11.427 0.978 (4) (4) $47,840 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 220 0.0 % 4.696 0.911 (4) (4) $51,120 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 310 0.0 % 6.682 0.806 (4) (4) $53,590 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 130 0.0 % 2.809 1.573 (4) (4) $47,350 1.7 %
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 0.0 % 1.331 1.683 (4) (4) $51,110 2.0 %
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 0.0 % 1.718 1.544 (4) (4) $49,750 1.7 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 60 12.0 % 1.205 0.216 (4) (4) $49,680 3.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 4.1 % 1.273 1.091 $24.22 $23.91 $49,740 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 0.0 % 0.941 0.929 $28.31 $30.26 $62,940 1.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 540 0.9 % 11.489 1.169 (4) (4) $24,510 3.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 0.0 % 3.015 3.839 $17.02 $18.82 $39,140 1.9 %
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 310 13.5 % 6.637 0.491 $12.58 $14.66 $30,500 5.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 25.3 % 1.025 0.678 $15.35 $15.65 $32,550 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 17.0 % 0.715 0.403 $16.61 $18.40 $38,270 4.6 %
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 3,600 4.3 % 76.961 1.331 $23.10 $28.79 $59,880 7.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 7.3 % 2.080 0.986 $51.53 $47.34 $98,460 4.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) (5) (5) 20.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 30.5 % 1.175 0.508 (5) $97.12 $202,010 20.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 16.6 % 0.888 1.386 $52.84 $50.07 $104,140 7.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 1,760 5.6 % 37.612 1.801 $24.65 $26.89 $55,940 6.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 25.5 % 1.070 1.356 $30.97 $31.29 $65,090 5.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 18.1 % 1.397 0.985 $35.29 $35.13 $73,070 3.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 11.6 % 1.100 1.279 $22.09 $22.07 $45,910 4.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 13.4 % 1.031 1.164 $28.99 $28.56 $59,410 4.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 2.9 % 1.262 0.975 $25.89 $25.58 $53,200 3.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 17.0 % 1.018 0.827 $17.19 $16.55 $34,430 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 39.6 % 1.639 1.173 $23.15 $23.11 $48,070 5.9 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 160 7.2 % 3.357 1.969 $23.32 $23.32 $48,500 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 0.0 % 1.744 1.000 $14.16 $15.17 $31,560 2.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 14.6 % 3.875 1.477 $10.78 $10.73 $22,330 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 130 8.4 % 2.833 3.903 $15.10 $15.24 $31,700 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 17.9 % 7.103 1.236 $17.51 $17.61 $36,630 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 14.5 % 1.701 1.228 $11.85 $12.69 $26,380 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $17.00 $35,360 7.6 %
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 1,570 8.3 % 33.620 1.078 $10.91 $11.53 $23,980 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 70 9.4 % 1.502 0.194 $9.47 $9.68 $20,140 7.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 900 11.5 % 19.307 1.691 $10.25 $10.35 $21,520 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 10.3 % 1.115 2.149 $21.89 $21.75 $45,240 4.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 15.2 % 2.555 1.104 $14.39 $14.00 $29,130 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 15.8 % 2.212 0.537 $12.35 $11.94 $24,830 4.0 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 60 6.1 % 1.267 0.830 $11.39 $12.39 $25,780 3.8 %
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 730 7.4 % 15.697 0.626 $10.81 $13.04 $27,130 8.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 18.5 % 0.736 1.695 $10.78 $11.42 $23,750 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 320 13.6 % 6.752 0.852 $8.87 $9.16 $19,060 5.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 32.3 % 1.303 1.409 $7.89 $8.30 $17,270 4.1 %
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 4,610 6.8 % 98.728 1.138 $8.39 $9.06 $18,840 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 13.5 % 6.463 1.062 $13.77 $15.49 $32,220 6.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) (8) (8) $7.69 $8.00 $16,640 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 13.2 % 7.086 2.323 $10.88 $10.83 $22,520 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 14.6 % 5.747 0.810 $8.77 $9.55 $19,850 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 320 24.6 % 6.771 1.072 $8.80 $9.35 $19,440 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 29.1 % 3.220 0.826 $8.69 $8.86 $18,430 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,380 19.9 % 29.508 1.393 $8.10 $8.01 $16,660 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 150 39.1 % 3.218 0.916 $7.99 $8.09 $16,830 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 910 18.8 % 19.448 1.101 $8.04 $8.38 $17,440 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.04 $9.26 $19,270 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 34.2 % 2.283 0.742 $7.85 $8.35 $17,380 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 28.1 % 4.144 1.041 $8.34 $8.44 $17,560 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 8.8 % 4.534 1.751 $7.98 $8.24 $17,140 3.3 %
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 1,580 7.7 % 33.705 1.026 $9.09 $10.08 $20,970 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 22.8 % 1.119 0.824 $13.17 $12.41 $25,820 6.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 30.6 % 1.136 1.435 $15.91 $19.65 $40,870 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 9.2 % 19.914 1.229 $9.30 $9.93 $20,660 3.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 210 11.5 % 4.514 0.663 $8.33 $8.47 $17,620 2.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 22.5 % 5.631 0.863 $8.68 $9.10 $18,920 3.4 %
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 1,230 10.9 % 26.335 0.977 $9.27 $11.08 $23,050 4.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 110 15.4 % 2.443 2.356 $12.02 $12.85 $26,720 3.7 %
39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.16 $30.55 $63,550 25.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 29.9 % 2.537 0.923 $8.97 $9.54 $19,840 6.4 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 460 4.5 % 9.914 2.061 $8.62 $9.17 $19,070 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 40 45.3 % 0.762 0.141 $9.64 $9.98 $20,750 3.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 44.8 % 2.148 1.211 $15.08 $14.57 $30,310 14.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 22.6 % 1.804 0.781 $9.58 $10.97 $22,810 7.1 %
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 5,100 4.8 % 109.177 1.033 $9.43 $13.72 $28,540 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 560 8.2 % 12.022 1.304 $13.08 $14.79 $30,760 6.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 13.3 % 1.686 0.877 $25.01 $24.79 $51,570 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,020 12.2 % 21.737 0.824 $8.16 $8.56 $17,810 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 19.8 % 3.350 1.027 $8.37 $9.56 $19,880 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 21.3 % 1.275 0.804 $13.58 $14.90 $31,000 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,780 7.6 % 38.072 1.165 $8.73 $10.01 $20,820 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 39.0 % 0.706 0.618 $20.57 $28.22 $58,700 18.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 21.9 % 3.329 1.327 $15.94 $23.94 $49,790 13.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 26.1 % 1.814 0.434 $23.86 $31.98 $66,510 28.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 37.0 % 2.120 0.707 $42.91 $47.67 $99,160 23.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 13.3 % 8.474 0.788 $22.51 $25.16 $52,330 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 9.6 % 0.702 1.177 $7.56 $8.45 $17,570 8.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 20.8 % 1.153 0.953 $11.26 $12.22 $25,410 10.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.06 $10.10 $21,000 2.9 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 50 26.2 % 1.021 0.858 $9.16 $10.46 $21,760 3.6 %
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 6,890 3.4 % 147.403 0.871 $12.15 $13.41 $27,890 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 430 6.2 % 9.163 0.856 $19.34 $20.45 $42,530 3.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 6.2 % 1.483 1.364 $12.37 $12.58 $26,170 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 10.9 % 4.388 1.394 $10.93 $11.59 $24,100 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 12.3 % 4.371 1.149 $15.99 $15.68 $32,610 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 690 6.5 % 14.794 1.122 $13.22 $13.82 $28,750 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 13.0 % 1.487 1.048 $14.49 $15.24 $31,700 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 20.5 % 3.907 0.893 $10.86 $10.89 $22,660 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 14.6 % 1.151 1.184 $13.20 $13.93 $28,970 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 450 20.8 % 9.709 0.575 $11.06 $12.56 $26,130 4.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 29.7 % 1.652 1.200 $10.50 $10.58 $22,010 4.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 9.5 % 1.339 0.765 $8.40 $8.39 $17,460 2.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 9.7 % 3.295 2.046 $11.93 $12.28 $25,550 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 13.4 % 1.147 1.323 $9.56 $9.95 $20,710 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 300 13.3 % 6.350 4.444 $10.86 $11.40 $23,720 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 20.0 % 1.115 0.670 $10.30 $11.93 $24,820 6.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 7.3 % 1.115 0.944 $14.62 $14.99 $31,180 3.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 8.4 % 10.811 1.378 $11.66 $12.18 $25,340 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 15.4 % 1.104 1.639 $8.85 $8.90 $18,510 4.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 26.5 % 0.980 1.274 $12.25 $12.71 $26,430 7.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 21.8 % 1.769 1.245 $17.51 $17.31 $36,000 10.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 30.7 % 0.920 2.911 $15.99 $16.15 $33,590 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 0.0 % 3.038 1.188 $25.33 $23.48 $48,830 3.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 0.0 % 0.663 0.578 $25.52 $22.82 $47,460 4.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 7.5 % 1.155 0.552 $17.52 $16.76 $34,870 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 7.9 % 3.635 0.672 $12.21 $13.47 $28,020 5.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 15.3 % 15.177 1.074 $9.02 $10.13 $21,080 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 350 10.6 % 7.537 0.846 $16.38 $17.26 $35,900 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 11.3 % 2.283 1.269 $14.03 $14.60 $30,370 7.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 12.8 % 1.964 0.505 $13.89 $14.07 $29,270 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 8.7 % 11.444 0.790 $11.85 $11.93 $24,810 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 19.0 % 0.884 0.512 $10.12 $11.13 $23,160 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 590 9.5 % 12.683 0.578 $10.84 $11.56 $24,050 1.9 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 70 21.4 % 1.463 0.734 $10.67 $11.10 $23,080 2.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 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)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 80 28.4 % 1.742 0.543 $12.58 $13.16 $27,370 6.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 19.2 % 0.907 4.782 $13.21 $13.26 $27,590 3.3 %
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 2,010 7.8 % 42.993 1.077 $15.50 $16.61 $34,550 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 16.3 % 2.745 0.735 $23.64 $24.12 $50,170 2.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 12.6 % 1.596 2.960 $23.80 $22.60 $47,010 7.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 330 17.2 % 7.148 1.464 $13.62 $14.02 $29,150 2.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 150 33.1 % 3.205 0.524 $10.66 $11.49 $23,890 7.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 130 15.2 % 2.826 1.073 $17.22 $17.20 $35,780 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 11.9 % 5.749 1.419 $21.90 $21.52 $44,760 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 36.2 % 1.525 1.021 $11.31 $12.49 $25,970 10.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 35.7 % 3.391 1.201 $17.57 $18.67 $38,830 4.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.30 $21.55 $44,810 7.9 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 24.5 % 0.738 1.999 $10.37 $11.17 $23,240 9.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 12.0 % 1.275 1.137 $13.55 $13.68 $28,460 1.9 %
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 2,580 6.8 % 55.100 1.421 $20.63 $20.15 $41,910 3.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 11.6 % 4.899 1.497 $28.22 $28.05 $58,340 2.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.14 $24.57 $51,110 3.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.69 $26.85 $55,840 6.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 10.4 % 0.642 0.629 $16.45 $17.34 $36,080 5.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 15.7 % 5.535 1.197 $13.30 $14.47 $30,090 5.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 22.0 % 2.135 1.218 $15.78 $15.41 $32,060 5.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 28.8 % 1.701 2.297 $9.75 $10.72 $22,300 12.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.94 $20.61 $42,870 10.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 14.8 % 8.864 4.091 $22.21 $22.17 $46,110 2.5 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 640 5.6 % 13.588 1.418 $19.30 $18.10 $37,650 4.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 26.0 % 0.976 1.007 $12.37 $14.13 $29,390 8.1 %
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 5,560 9.8 % 118.931 1.835 $16.08 $16.43 $34,170 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 450 11.5 % 9.651 2.209 $26.09 $26.05 $54,180 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.63 $13.44 $27,960 5.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 47.2 % 3.611 1.850 $10.52 $11.20 $23,290 3.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 16.7 % 1.138 1.027 $10.92 $11.93 $24,820 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 8.3 % 1.951 1.361 $16.55 $15.45 $32,140 2.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 41.1 % 2.279 0.821 $17.97 $18.37 $38,210 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 25.1 % 2.296 2.543 $14.33 $15.09 $31,380 3.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 23.9 % 1.234 2.357 $20.63 $20.51 $42,660 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 290 7.9 % 6.183 2.501 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 31.2 % 0.901 9.597 $21.90 $20.96 $43,600 4.8 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 80 31.6 % 1.720 1.144 $12.13 $12.83 $26,680 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.45 $10.16 $21,120 5.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 180 48.2 % 3.911 3.381 $8.93 $9.18 $19,100 3.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 0.0 % 1.138 3.623 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 26.7 % 0.785 0.921 $16.29 $17.14 $35,640 5.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 43.8 % 2.570 8.583 $18.33 $19.49 $40,540 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 16.0 % 5.276 1.633 $15.64 $15.57 $32,390 4.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 17.0 % 7.642 2.838 $15.45 $14.68 $30,530 11.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 22.6 % 0.986 1.609 $17.85 $17.65 $36,710 8.3 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.50 $14.58 $30,320 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 510 29.5 % 10.886 3.509 $13.25 $13.03 $27,100 4.6 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 80 44.7 % 1.645 0.912 $16.72 $15.93 $33,130 5.5 %
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 3,150 6.0 % 67.440 1.003 $13.22 $14.22 $29,570 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 15.4 % 1.352 1.033 $20.25 $20.34 $42,310 6.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 19.0 % 2.080 1.346 $22.11 $23.65 $49,200 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 220 0.0 % 4.745 1.290 $13.87 $13.92 $28,960 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.39 $13.87 $28,850 15.0 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 590 10.7 % 12.574 1.090 $14.46 $15.43 $32,090 4.8 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 13.0 % 6.406 1.043 $11.18 $14.14 $29,410 10.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 11.8 % 1.983 1.556 $8.74 $8.77 $18,240 4.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 12.1 % 0.732 2.355 $19.38 $18.55 $38,590 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $19.02 $39,550 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 15.7 % 9.014 2.210 $15.88 $15.95 $33,180 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 23.2 % 2.497 1.102 $8.71 $9.52 $19,790 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 9.2 % 13.907 0.873 $11.35 $12.19 $25,360 3.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 80 30.0 % 1.675 0.315 $9.05 $10.78 $22,430 11.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 18.8 % 0.678 0.682 $12.71 $13.41 $27,880 13.1 %

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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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