Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 39,890 2.7% 1000.000 1.00 $16.42 $20.33 $42,290 6.5%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,660 3.3% 41.512 0.86 $41.98 $45.34 $94,310 4.3%
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 4.8% 3.595 1.72 $62.47 $67.11 $139,590 8.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 290 7.3% 7.311 0.52 $48.07 $50.50 $105,040 4.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 20.2% 0.822 0.32 $42.87 $43.35 $90,180 9.5%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 8.2% 1.705 0.88 $41.98 $41.31 $85,920 4.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 7.4% 1.710 0.73 $45.68 $48.29 $100,450 3.5%
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 8.8% 3.081 0.83 $44.08 $46.27 $96,240 5.0%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 18.1% 2.244 1.90 $40.58 $43.41 $90,290 4.6%
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 14.0% 1.484 0.98 $31.95 $39.20 $81,540 12.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 30 14.6% 0.852 0.59 $52.60 $59.02 $122,770 15.2%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 36.3% 1.128 0.79 $16.95 $18.88 $39,280 7.3%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 1.6% 4.307 1.92 $40.78 $40.38 $83,990 8.3%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 29.8% 0.777 2.10 $54.69 $55.70 $115,850 2.9%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 41.5% 0.842 0.71 $17.95 $23.10 $48,050 15.9%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 27.6% 2.284 2.54 $19.55 $25.41 $52,850 13.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 10.5% 1.517 0.57 $45.36 $45.84 $95,340 4.2%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,320 4.7% 33.186 0.69 $25.92 $27.40 $56,990 2.2%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 7.7% 1.732 0.81 $27.31 $27.18 $56,540 2.6%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 40 10.5% 0.965 0.59 $27.96 $29.90 $62,200 5.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 15.4% 1.316 0.90 $23.64 $23.91 $49,740 4.8%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 100 8.6% 2.457 0.72 $22.99 $24.63 $51,230 3.4%
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 8.1% 1.752 0.42 $30.08 $34.37 $71,490 6.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 60 18.9% 1.557 0.97 $28.14 $28.46 $59,210 9.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 70 16.5% 1.695 0.68 $23.33 $26.57 $55,260 6.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 260 11.7% 6.438 0.85 $26.88 $25.87 $53,820 7.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 280 9.3% 6.985 0.83 $26.06 $30.08 $62,560 5.3%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 47.8% 0.790 0.63 $19.74 $23.33 $48,530 9.8%
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 13.9% 2.118 0.96 $25.46 $26.53 $55,190 9.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 900 7.9% 22.458 0.85 $26.65 $27.95 $58,130 3.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 60 37.2% 1.437 0.38 $35.20 $37.99 $79,020 4.6%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 80 32.7% 2.106 0.84 $25.46 $26.68 $55,490 8.1%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 80 27.4% 2.011 0.48 $25.39 $29.99 $62,370 11.8%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 40 3.1% 0.988 0.33 $13.60 $17.33 $36,040 13.5%
15-1141 Database Administrators 30 3.6% 0.782 0.92 $42.77 $38.01 $79,050 3.9%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 110 3.8% 2.768 1.04 $32.20 $32.11 $66,790 4.2%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 310 14.1% 7.877 1.60 $24.15 $24.31 $50,560 2.1%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 30 35.4% 0.842 0.40 $23.43 $24.14 $50,210 5.2%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 80 17.5% 1.961 1.42 $33.77 $30.16 $62,740 5.8%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 9.7% 1.083 2.14 $26.39 $28.04 $58,320 9.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 770 5.8% 19.327 1.07 $28.63 $29.99 $62,370 2.1%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 22.2% 1.063 1.63 $26.68 $27.98 $58,200 14.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 3.2% 5.480 2.77 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 40.2% 1.737 1.05 $31.98 $33.43 $69,530 8.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 42.6% 1.050 0.57 $29.62 $38.18 $79,410 16.0%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 100 11.7% 2.477 3.71 $26.20 $24.37 $50,690 5.4%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 8.9% 2.322 4.14 $19.17 $21.24 $44,180 3.8%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 30 22.3% 0.850 0.73 $24.91 $23.61 $49,100 5.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,360 3.4% 34.174 4.05 $26.12 $28.00 $58,240 1.5%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 60 19.7% 1.469 15.89 $27.49 $30.52 $63,480 3.3%
19-2031 Chemists 50 19.9% 1.246 2.00 $34.58 $36.42 $75,760 4.5%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 100 7.4% 2.409 18.02 $19.96 $19.79 $41,160 5.5%
19-4021 Biological Technicians 300 0.7% 7.556 13.44 $20.51 $19.21 $39,970 2.6%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 25.5% 0.792 1.70 $20.53 $21.12 $43,930 4.5%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 320 15.8% 7.905 17.22 $24.36 $24.94 $51,870 2.6%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 780 18.0% 19.630 1.33 $15.64 $16.40 $34,120 9.2%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 150 6.4% 3.718 1.95 $21.52 $21.62 $44,970 2.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 530 25.6% 13.222 6.13 $12.54 $14.11 $29,350 10.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 120 13.1% 3.041 0.39 $21.19 $31.51 $65,540 12.3%
23-1011 Lawyers 40 5.3% 1.086 0.24 $38.21 $48.78 $101,470 19.8%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,790 6.4% 94.910 1.45 $27.06 $30.88 $64,240 14.9%
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $44,280 7.8%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 28.8% 2.723 1.00 $11.16 $12.20 $25,370 6.3%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 140 45.6% 3.422 0.68 (4) (4) $47,910 3.5%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 410 11.9% 10.211 1.30 (4) (4) $44,280 3.8%
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $40,440 15.9%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $48,050 3.4%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 27.2% 1.176 0.89 $12.89 $15.78 $32,810 17.8%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 200 24.2% 5.077 0.79 (4) (4) $27,200 7.5%
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 7.1% 1.381 1.66 $23.06 $19.26 $40,060 23.1%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 440 29.1% 10.926 1.15 (4) (4) $19,760 5.5%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 620 19.0% 15.611 1.16 $20.17 $22.49 $46,780 7.0%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 9.5% 2.246 1.50 $18.51 $18.94 $39,400 2.7%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 4.3% 3.136 1.89 $23.92 $25.82 $53,710 4.3%
27-3041 Editors 40 42.4% 1.053 1.36 $21.99 $24.74 $51,460 5.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,030 4.6% 50.803 0.87 $23.84 $30.69 $63,830 5.2%
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 25.5% 1.419 0.67 $52.56 $52.27 $108,730 2.3%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 730 6.1% 18.219 0.86 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 17.0% 0.923 1.14 $29.31 $29.59 $61,550 2.2%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 10.3% 0.855 0.59 $32.01 $32.56 $67,720 4.0%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 20.0% 1.116 1.22 $26.64 $26.80 $55,730 2.5%
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 7.7% 0.963 2.23 $34.81 $39.85 $82,890 4.0%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 1.6% 1.432 1.11 $26.07 $26.28 $54,650 2.5%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 16.1% 1.346 1.10 $18.68 $18.76 $39,010 2.2%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 34.7% 1.138 0.79 $33.18 $33.03 $68,690 5.6%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 13.0% 1.793 1.00 $9.12 $13.02 $27,080 14.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 30.4% 2.146 0.80 $11.78 $12.60 $26,210 4.7%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 8.6% 1.497 2.44 $17.35 $16.97 $35,290 2.4%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 130 5.8% 3.232 0.57 $17.29 $17.36 $36,110 2.0%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 4.6% 1.349 0.96 $13.82 $14.80 $30,790 3.1%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 27.0% 0.870 1.84 $10.18 $10.41 $21,660 6.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 940 9.0% 23.501 0.76 $13.48 $14.08 $29,280 2.6%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 60 24.8% 1.401 0.19 $16.38 $16.34 $33,990 4.5%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 440 9.5% 11.034 0.97 $12.30 $12.34 $25,670 2.3%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 23.5% 2.770 1.20 $18.70 $18.10 $37,650 7.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 110 13.1% 2.693 0.64 $14.36 $14.72 $30,620 2.6%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 24.7% 0.807 1.35 $15.67 $15.09 $31,390 4.3%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 37.9% 0.890 1.57 $13.44 $13.65 $28,400 8.5%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 60 1.8% 1.509 0.99 $12.61 $12.34 $25,660 2.8%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 360 23.2% 9.091 0.36 $21.32 $20.73 $43,110 3.4%
33-2011 Firefighters 80 35.2% 1.983 0.84 $19.53 $18.26 $37,980 3.1%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 140 25.7% 3.455 0.70 $23.44 $23.65 $49,190 3.3%
33-9032 Security Guards 60 21.8% 1.469 0.18 $16.59 $15.11 $31,430 12.8%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,090 4.8% 102.639 1.17 $8.96 $10.04 $20,880 3.2%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.07 $18.34 $38,150 3.6%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 270 14.0% 6.807 1.11 $12.97 $14.63 $30,430 11.2%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.86 $8.99 $18,700 2.7%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 8.6% 5.340 1.73 $12.97 $13.00 $27,040 7.4%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 18.2% 9.996 1.35 $9.56 $9.89 $20,570 3.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 160 28.0% 4.059 0.67 $9.40 $9.71 $20,200 5.3%
35-3011 Bartenders 180 34.6% 4.578 1.15 $8.96 $10.08 $20,960 6.7%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,320 11.2% 33.121 1.52 $8.47 $8.42 $17,500 2.3%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 130 24.8% 3.357 0.97 $9.08 $9.65 $20,070 6.2%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 800 9.6% 20.021 1.12 $9.18 $10.42 $21,670 6.6%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 19.8% 2.484 1.44 $9.58 $10.45 $21,750 8.1%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 22.8% 1.301 0.43 $9.06 $9.04 $18,790 2.8%
35-9021 Dishwashers 120 12.2% 3.071 0.78 $8.69 $9.16 $19,040 5.8%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 38.3% 3.349 1.31 $8.78 $8.87 $18,450 4.3%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,460 5.3% 36.703 1.12 $10.93 $12.08 $25,130 5.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 44.7% 1.256 0.94 $13.33 $15.42 $32,060 9.3%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 31.4% 0.842 1.08 $18.97 $21.15 $43,990 6.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 3.8% 20.149 1.25 $11.70 $12.09 $25,150 6.8%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 10.2% 6.197 0.91 $8.78 $9.36 $19,480 5.5%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 23.0% 5.854 0.91 $10.89 $12.56 $26,120 7.9%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.36 $16.55 $34,420 11.9%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 10.1% 2.372 2.11 $14.20 $14.27 $29,680 5.7%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 21.7% 2.790 1.00 $10.99 $11.79 $24,510 6.6%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 170 26.9% 4.385 0.89 $8.40 $8.36 $17,380 4.1%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 25.4% 2.196 1.22 $8.52 $9.46 $19,670 4.5%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 17.6% 5.952 2.53 $9.06 $10.54 $21,930 2.9%
39-9041 Residential Advisors 170 6.1% 4.380 7.35 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,390 7.6% 110.000 1.03 $10.29 $15.33 $31,880 4.1%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 470 15.1% 11.688 1.25 $14.91 $16.96 $35,280 4.0%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 22.7% 0.950 0.52 $28.97 $28.71 $59,720 6.7%
41-2011 Cashiers 1,290 13.1% 32.389 1.25 $8.84 $9.11 $18,950 1.5%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 90 29.1% 2.199 0.67 $12.38 $13.04 $27,120 8.1%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 50 23.3% 1.213 0.75 $18.32 $19.41 $40,370 13.8%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,330 11.7% 33.241 1.00 $9.49 $11.72 $24,380 4.4%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 21.1% 1.762 0.70 $19.70 $20.30 $42,210 6.3%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 26.7% 0.930 0.39 $28.04 $38.61 $80,300 21.1%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 28.9% 3.099 0.67 $26.47 $32.06 $66,680 6.7%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 24.2% 1.071 0.37 $29.00 $48.50 $100,890 16.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 12.4% 9.860 0.91 $26.44 $33.72 $70,130 8.2%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 13.6% 1.399 1.13 $25.60 $24.41 $50,780 11.5%
41-9041 Telemarketers 270 31.1% 6.869 3.41 $8.59 $8.53 $17,740 4.2%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 80 18.6% 2.066 1.54 $28.79 $27.30 $56,790 9.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,330 3.7% 133.649 0.80 $14.91 $15.89 $33,060 5.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 210 5.8% 5.200 0.49 $23.72 $24.72 $51,430 7.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 60 24.5% 1.416 0.37 $16.40 $16.32 $33,950 2.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 430 7.3% 10.720 0.84 $16.84 $16.98 $35,320 3.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 9.7% 0.918 0.67 $18.96 $18.65 $38,790 3.5%
43-3071 Tellers 130 27.1% 3.319 0.78 $10.81 $10.90 $22,670 3.6%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 2.3% 1.053 1.11 $19.28 $19.12 $39,760 2.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 330 12.7% 8.376 0.49 $10.46 $11.96 $24,870 4.5%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 15.0% 3.377 1.93 $8.90 $9.28 $19,310 6.3%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 7.1% 2.650 3.11 $18.85 $16.60 $34,530 6.4%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.78 $11.19 $23,280 12.3%
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 14.8% 0.938 0.56 $10.39 $10.76 $22,390 5.9%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 9.0% 1.091 0.96 $19.90 $19.97 $41,550 3.1%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 5.6% 7.326 0.97 $12.58 $12.47 $25,930 3.1%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 90 0.0% 2.231 0.91 $26.69 $24.97 $51,930 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 15.5% 1.459 0.69 $20.91 $20.76 $43,190 2.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 180 17.8% 4.615 0.86 $13.70 $13.62 $28,320 3.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 510 24.6% 12.881 0.93 $10.69 $11.75 $24,450 4.9%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 320 6.4% 7.965 1.07 $21.51 $21.45 $44,620 4.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 16.9% 2.522 0.64 $13.77 $13.41 $27,890 6.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 780 5.7% 19.580 1.28 $18.32 $17.46 $36,310 8.2%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 850 8.1% 21.318 0.97 $14.79 $15.10 $31,400 6.9%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 230 9.2% 5.794 1.81 $14.71 $16.42 $34,150 9.7%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 42.3% 0.933 5.28 $15.49 $15.58 $32,420 12.7%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,530 9.5% 38.441 0.99 $19.07 $19.90 $41,390 3.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 11.7% 2.713 0.76 $27.61 $29.42 $61,200 3.3%
47-2031 Carpenters 220 35.4% 5.566 1.23 $20.41 $20.53 $42,700 5.7%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 28.1% 4.112 3.90 $12.75 $13.27 $27,590 8.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 160 20.8% 3.991 0.66 $14.48 $14.54 $30,250 2.1%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 13.2% 1.983 0.76 $21.17 $20.89 $43,450 3.4%
47-2111 Electricians 310 15.0% 7.677 1.92 $20.55 $21.01 $43,690 6.5%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 6.3% 0.930 0.65 $17.26 $17.52 $36,450 3.6%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 24.0% 2.191 0.80 $21.49 $22.41 $46,600 1.8%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 19.3% 1.088 0.97 $18.88 $19.15 $39,830 2.4%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,510 5.9% 37.842 0.97 $20.19 $20.44 $42,520 2.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 8.4% 2.296 0.70 $29.76 $29.72 $61,830 3.6%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 19.8% 1.126 1.10 $17.64 $19.69 $40,960 12.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 15.2% 4.763 1.04 $19.58 $18.98 $39,470 4.8%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 41.7% 1.316 0.76 $22.07 $21.78 $45,310 3.7%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 29.0% 1.715 6.85 $18.86 $18.37 $38,200 8.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.39 $21.11 $43,920 5.5%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 47.7% 0.890 4.29 $16.81 $17.14 $35,650 8.0%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 26.3% 3.039 1.69 $23.45 $22.39 $46,580 6.8%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 39.7% 3.154 1.38 $22.25 $23.17 $48,200 5.8%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 31.2% 1.314 1.13 $16.60 $16.76 $34,870 6.3%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 380 4.6% 9.437 0.99 $19.22 $18.79 $39,090 3.3%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,940 15.0% 73.655 1.13 $15.78 $16.63 $34,580 2.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 160 19.3% 3.903 0.90 $25.48 $24.92 $51,840 3.1%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 370 36.8% 9.181 1.24 $12.72 $13.60 $28,290 6.9%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 20.9% 1.534 0.74 $15.42 $15.30 $31,820 4.6%
51-3011 Bakers 40 7.0% 1.106 0.95 $12.49 $12.73 $26,480 2.7%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.77 $12.55 $26,110 4.6%
51-4041 Machinists 100 32.5% 2.437 0.85 $17.40 $17.98 $37,410 7.8%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 34.6% 3.054 3.31 $14.49 $14.09 $29,300 11.6%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 35.0% 1.306 0.53 $16.45 $19.05 $39,630 10.1%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 14.1% 0.890 2.63 $15.81 $15.37 $31,960 3.1%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 200 13.2% 5.119 3.66 $16.40 $16.39 $34,080 6.8%
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 90 18.9% 2.301 5.47 $14.85 $15.41 $32,050 2.5%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 36.4% 0.953 0.61 $10.56 $10.55 $21,940 5.1%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 21.3% 1.582 1.86 $24.16 $23.96 $49,850 5.0%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 33.2% 2.256 2.44 $14.54 $15.27 $31,760 7.7%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 21.7% 3.329 0.98 $17.43 $19.45 $40,450 10.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 10.3% 2.023 0.73 $11.70 $12.74 $26,500 5.6%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 8.3% 1.163 1.94 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,150 8.1% 53.791 0.80 $12.49 $14.54 $30,250 3.9%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 32.1% 1.076 0.83 $21.12 $22.18 $46,130 6.7%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 20.1% 1.053 0.68 $30.21 $27.80 $57,830 6.6%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 110 20.7% 2.798 0.75 $16.21 $16.67 $34,670 25.1%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 41.8% 4.889 1.62 $9.44 $9.27 $19,280 7.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 270 11.2% 6.694 0.57 $18.28 $21.73 $45,200 9.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 180 17.2% 4.470 0.74 $13.84 $16.27 $33,840 9.7%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 17.0% 0.993 0.76 $10.49 $10.46 $21,760 2.3%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 47.5% 0.877 2.37 $16.82 $17.65 $36,700 6.7%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 140 17.6% 3.532 0.90 $15.71 $15.72 $32,700 6.8%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 24.0% 2.635 1.16 $8.74 $9.85 $20,490 4.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 500 14.5% 12.453 0.77 $10.41 $11.29 $23,490 3.7%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.10 $11.00 $22,880 3.4%

About May 2011 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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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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