Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Iowa 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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (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 83,840 1.7% 1000.000 1.00 $13.40 $16.04 $33,360 1.0%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,970 4.3% 35.383 0.73 $29.84 $33.74 $70,180 2.0%
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 9.6% 1.481 0.71 $44.57 $49.70 $103,370 8.5%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 780 8.2% 9.321 0.66 $33.57 $37.97 $78,990 4.2%
11-1031 Legislators 100 25.6% 1.199 2.47 (4) (4) $24,680 10.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 28.3% 0.552 0.42 $28.54 $30.22 $62,860 4.9%
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 18.0% 0.910 0.36 $35.97 $39.40 $81,950 7.4%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 16.7% 1.724 0.89 $25.59 $28.23 $58,720 4.8%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 17.4% 0.371 0.16 $33.44 $35.94 $74,740 5.5%
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 9.7% 2.401 0.64 $39.91 $39.68 $82,530 4.3%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 14.0% 1.029 0.87 $38.11 $40.54 $84,320 4.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 21.8% 0.500 0.70 $30.84 $31.12 $64,730 6.3%
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 44.3% 1.257 0.83 $22.29 $31.41 $65,340 16.8%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 40 35.0% 0.452 1.18 $16.41 $16.58 $34,490 6.3%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 11.0% 1.846 1.06 (4) (4) $87,440 4.9%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 17.7% 0.438 0.49 $29.05 $31.63 $65,800 1.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 21.8% 1.112 0.78 $19.07 $18.89 $39,300 7.1%
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 22.3% 0.359 1.54 $16.77 $16.67 $34,660 5.9%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 12.9% 2.766 1.23 $33.12 $34.50 $71,770 2.1%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 0.0% 1.551 8.15 $24.91 $25.19 $52,390 0.9%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 43.4% 0.966 0.81 $18.69 $16.64 $34,610 12.6%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 19.8% 2.052 2.28 $23.23 $23.30 $48,460 4.4%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 33.2% 1.276 0.48 $36.44 $39.08 $81,290 9.6%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,840 6.4% 22.001 0.46 $23.52 $25.37 $52,780 2.6%
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 30 42.2% 0.408 5.14 $31.80 $30.49 $63,420 5.9%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.24 $20.99 $43,660 4.9%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $20.81 $43,290 2.3%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 24.9% 0.606 0.29 $26.29 $26.03 $54,150 4.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 70 12.5% 0.815 0.50 $23.40 $23.13 $48,100 3.6%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 28.3% 0.553 0.38 $22.18 $24.14 $50,200 14.0%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 150 12.8% 1.812 0.53 $21.88 $25.16 $52,320 6.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 36.9% 0.426 0.10 $34.02 $33.74 $70,180 6.4%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 60 20.9% 0.656 0.41 $20.27 $22.17 $46,110 5.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 70 25.5% 0.885 0.36 $14.79 $18.29 $38,030 9.1%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 310 19.1% 3.650 0.48 $20.77 $22.13 $46,030 5.3%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 340 7.8% 4.033 0.48 $25.13 $28.67 $59,630 6.0%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 25.1% 0.543 1.14 $20.97 $25.98 $54,030 16.2%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.96 $23.71 $49,320 28.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 17.1% 3.026 1.36 $29.44 $29.35 $61,040 5.8%
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 37.9% 0.394 0.85 $9.48 $11.73 $24,390 13.9%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 440 11.9% 5.262 0.20 $22.45 $25.69 $53,440 4.8%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 150 16.7% 1.770 0.66 $25.31 $28.61 $59,510 9.6%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 150 18.7% 1.769 0.36 $17.31 $17.88 $37,190 4.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 550 12.4% 6.585 0.37 $25.89 $27.09 $56,340 1.9%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 27.3% 0.468 0.24 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 16.9% 1.329 0.81 $31.31 $31.44 $65,390 2.6%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 19.9% 0.874 0.47 $28.47 $31.01 $64,500 3.0%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 23.9% 0.593 0.89 $20.24 $21.13 $43,960 5.7%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 23.4% 0.619 1.24 $20.53 $21.20 $44,100 3.5%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.29 $23.32 $48,500 5.1%
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 49.7% 0.530 1.52 $19.89 $20.03 $41,670 6.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 660 15.2% 7.852 0.93 $19.63 $21.93 $45,620 4.3%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 60 29.3% 0.682 7.38 $25.94 $30.08 $62,570 14.1%
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 10.9% 0.490 3.33 $30.83 $31.73 $65,990 2.1%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 15.2% 0.420 0.53 $29.86 $29.77 $61,920 5.5%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.02 $14.76 $30,710 5.6%
19-4021 Biological Technicians 50 26.9% 0.643 1.14 $15.60 $17.13 $35,620 5.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 28.6% 0.921 1.98 $17.41 $18.89 $39,290 6.2%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 0.0% 0.954 4.00 $21.14 $20.22 $42,050 0.9%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 2,180 8.3% 25.992 1.76 $16.36 $17.08 $35,530 3.9%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 24.7% 0.590 0.99 $14.64 $18.63 $38,740 9.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 20.0% 1.553 0.81 $21.65 $22.75 $47,320 7.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 42.1% 0.773 0.87 $14.10 $17.32 $36,030 8.3%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 16.6% 1.187 1.38 $10.95 $12.76 $26,540 6.0%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.37 $21.46 $44,630 7.6%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 120 19.9% 1.428 1.37 $15.74 $16.94 $35,240 6.7%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.82 $20.97 $43,620 5.6%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 0.0% 0.453 0.92 $22.54 $22.29 $46,360 2.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 960 11.7% 11.446 4.08 $14.33 $13.80 $28,700 2.9%
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 70 40.3% 0.871 0.92 $16.06 $16.56 $34,450 5.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 320 10.3% 3.807 0.49 $17.65 $23.79 $49,480 22.7%
23-1011 Lawyers 90 33.6% 1.033 0.23 $37.73 $42.59 $88,590 23.6%
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 0.0% 0.358 1.73 $17.65 $19.55 $40,660 1.3%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 140 42.3% 1.628 4.20 $12.75 $13.44 $27,960 19.6%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 9.8% 0.612 1.76 $21.18 $22.09 $45,950 1.6%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,480 5.4% 77.335 1.18 $17.28 $17.89 $37,200 2.5%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 37.6% 1.106 1.13 $20.27 $20.59 $42,820 3.5%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 200 31.1% 2.397 0.88 $13.07 $13.23 $27,510 5.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 23.2% 1.452 1.13 (4) (4) $42,870 5.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,480 23.0% 17.643 1.60 (4) (4) $44,480 4.3%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 910 26.5% 10.879 2.17 (4) (4) $47,310 5.5%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 650 37.9% 7.810 1.00 (4) (4) $44,730 6.2%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 35.4% 0.804 1.17 (4) (4) $49,200 6.2%
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 220 32.0% 2.569 1.50 (4) (4) $39,360 8.1%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 36.1% 0.836 1.07 (4) (4) $50,660 6.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $53,950 2.8%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.62 $17.74 $36,910 8.3%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 530 39.2% 6.373 0.99 (4) (4) $26,130 4.5%
25-4021 Librarians 70 22.6% 0.837 0.74 $22.63 $22.35 $46,480 4.6%
25-4031 Library Technicians 180 21.0% 2.182 2.63 $10.34 $10.76 $22,390 3.6%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 22.9% 0.630 0.62 $34.96 $32.92 $68,480 5.2%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,340 11.7% 16.030 1.69 (4) (4) $20,870 2.1%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 650 17.6% 7.788 0.58 $11.14 $13.32 $27,710 5.3%
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 27.2% 0.872 2.37 $9.90 $10.20 $21,220 6.3%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 40.4% 0.980 0.66 $11.36 $12.38 $25,760 4.9%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $18,920 4.0%
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 40 30.1% 0.476 2.41 $19.50 $19.40 $40,360 4.9%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 90 26.7% 1.023 2.90 $11.98 $13.61 $28,320 7.8%
27-3041 Editors (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.80 $18.34 $38,150 10.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 5,000 5.3% 59.599 1.02 $21.62 $26.25 $54,600 2.5%
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 14.3% 0.557 2.60 $17.35 $18.01 $37,470 14.6%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 19.1% 0.386 0.88 $24.24 $24.88 $51,750 7.0%
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 13.7% 2.116 1.00 $51.09 $47.59 $98,990 6.6%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 17.2% 1.186 1.49 $79.71 $85.80 $178,460 6.4%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 38.9% 0.923 0.39 $79.55 $81.90 $170,350 6.8%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 21.0% 0.450 0.69 $41.29 $40.94 $85,150 2.4%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 2,080 8.8% 24.753 1.17 $23.12 $24.00 $49,920 1.6%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 15.8% 0.542 0.67 $30.76 $30.27 $62,970 3.0%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 14.1% 0.977 0.68 $33.73 $33.91 $70,530 3.2%
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 24.5% 0.382 2.49 $18.61 $18.76 $39,030 7.9%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 12.6% 0.394 0.44 $23.15 $23.05 $47,940 1.7%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 28.7% 0.519 0.57 $33.27 $33.43 $69,540 6.9%
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 20.2% 0.917 2.12 $36.74 $36.83 $76,600 4.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 9.5% 0.775 0.60 $23.06 $23.67 $49,230 2.3%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 12.0% 1.208 0.99 $18.90 $19.40 $40,360 2.5%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 21.1% 0.773 0.54 $32.67 $32.20 $66,970 2.0%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 21.2% 0.384 0.90 $28.37 $29.91 $62,210 3.1%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 150 9.9% 1.745 1.02 $21.22 $21.56 $44,840 1.3%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 15.2% 2.097 1.17 $14.23 $14.99 $31,170 3.0%
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.26 $11.42 $23,750 3.3%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 17.5% 3.315 1.24 $12.44 $12.55 $26,110 4.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 11.0% 9.168 1.61 $17.31 $17.48 $36,370 1.7%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 6.1% 1.468 1.04 $14.34 $14.61 $30,390 2.2%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.84 $12.83 $26,690 14.0%
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.56 $14.42 $30,000 15.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 3,770 7.0% 44.911 1.46 $11.06 $11.68 $24,290 2.1%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 780 19.6% 9.264 1.29 $9.74 $10.00 $20,800 2.2%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 2,100 7.7% 25.024 2.19 $11.02 $11.34 $23,590 2.8%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 11.7% 0.762 1.45 $20.36 $20.11 $41,820 6.6%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 21.2% 0.561 1.51 $13.08 $13.26 $27,590 3.2%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 25.2% 1.972 0.85 $13.10 $13.78 $28,670 9.3%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 28.8% 3.933 0.94 $12.64 $12.88 $26,780 3.3%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 8.2% 0.802 1.34 $13.91 $14.29 $29,720 2.2%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $16.72 $34,780 5.2%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.49 $11.09 $23,070 5.1%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 50 6.2% 0.586 0.38 $11.24 $11.97 $24,900 2.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,050 7.4% 12.549 0.50 $17.07 $17.29 $35,970 5.7%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 40 12.6% 0.516 0.65 $26.70 $27.09 $56,350 2.4%
33-2011 Firefighters 50 21.2% 0.631 0.27 $9.23 $13.97 $29,050 16.6%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 240 8.1% 2.896 0.83 $20.33 $19.26 $40,060 8.3%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 12.9% 3.973 0.80 $20.08 $20.45 $42,540 2.1%
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.52 $11.97 $24,890 7.8%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 190 4.0% 2.220 2.31 $8.37 $8.17 $16,990 2.8%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 6,670 5.9% 79.569 0.91 $8.78 $9.24 $19,210 1.3%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 14.2% 5.542 0.90 $13.36 $13.94 $28,990 5.1%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.41 $8.14 $16,930 5.9%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 770 10.5% 9.238 2.99 $9.95 $10.08 $20,970 2.3%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 8.9% 7.749 1.05 $8.98 $9.04 $18,800 2.5%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 45.4% 1.093 0.83 $8.90 $8.89 $18,490 6.6%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 29.9% 4.772 0.79 $9.25 $9.90 $20,600 8.1%
35-3011 Bartenders 260 38.1% 3.067 0.77 $8.47 $8.34 $17,350 2.4%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,920 17.3% 22.846 1.05 $8.55 $8.57 $17,830 2.0%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 38.1% 3.353 0.97 $8.52 $8.44 $17,550 3.2%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 930 13.9% 11.033 0.62 $8.52 $8.45 $17,570 2.5%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 350 24.2% 4.153 2.41 $8.61 $8.63 $17,950 2.6%
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 29.6% 2.637 0.67 $8.47 $8.29 $17,250 2.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,770 6.2% 33.046 1.01 $10.64 $11.26 $23,420 1.9%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 15.2% 1.448 1.08 $15.20 $16.07 $33,420 4.4%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 15.9% 0.433 0.55 $19.26 $17.60 $36,600 9.9%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 12.4% 15.844 0.98 $11.17 $11.55 $24,020 2.3%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 12.6% 10.040 1.47 $9.21 $9.55 $19,870 3.4%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 430 10.4% 5.091 0.79 $11.61 $11.76 $24,470 4.0%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,090 9.5% 24.901 0.88 $9.12 $10.79 $22,450 3.3%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 60 36.4% 0.760 0.71 $14.08 $17.86 $37,150 14.6%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 31.0% 0.948 0.84 $9.75 $10.28 $21,390 7.0%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 13.3% 0.912 0.46 $8.63 $8.86 $18,420 5.1%
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 21.9% 0.893 3.70 $9.90 $10.39 $21,600 10.9%
39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers 70 28.9% 0.833 3.59 $27.93 $26.18 $54,460 13.3%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 17.3% 1.752 0.63 $10.95 $11.19 $23,270 10.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 490 21.6% 5.901 1.20 $8.42 $8.40 $17,470 2.3%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 570 21.0% 6.850 1.07 $9.36 $9.94 $20,680 2.7%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 20.0% 1.362 0.75 $8.97 $9.80 $20,390 5.4%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 230 10.5% 2.735 1.16 $10.16 $11.56 $24,040 4.4%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 8,870 4.4% 105.833 0.99 $9.38 $13.85 $28,810 3.6%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 810 11.3% 9.635 1.03 $14.02 $16.21 $33,720 4.4%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 23.6% 1.560 0.85 $28.24 $29.95 $62,300 9.3%
41-2011 Cashiers 3,330 6.6% 39.673 1.54 $8.60 $8.61 $17,920 1.4%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 19.8% 2.011 0.61 $8.81 $10.21 $21,240 5.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 25.4% 3.627 2.23 $13.17 $13.65 $28,390 4.4%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,560 10.4% 18.568 0.56 $9.53 $12.32 $25,630 5.5%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 28.5% 1.232 1.09 $16.44 $17.00 $35,360 4.0%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 690 31.9% 8.215 3.27 $9.07 $15.09 $31,400 13.5%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 28.1% 1.409 0.59 $35.22 $40.39 $84,010 18.4%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 20.8% 1.697 0.37 $22.47 $23.58 $49,050 12.1%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 27.4% 0.847 0.29 $26.10 $28.96 $60,230 6.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 10.2% 10.561 0.97 $20.88 $26.15 $54,390 8.2%
41-9041 Telemarketers 400 24.5% 4.827 2.40 $9.21 $9.84 $20,470 3.7%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 60 42.9% 0.735 0.55 $11.65 $21.99 $45,750 18.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 12,440 2.5% 148.433 0.89 $12.53 $13.44 $27,950 1.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 7.6% 5.531 0.52 $18.32 $19.65 $40,870 2.5%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 35.2% 1.071 1.04 $11.63 $12.27 $25,520 4.2%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 30 11.8% 0.406 0.13 $14.54 $14.69 $30,550 2.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 14.6% 2.907 0.77 $13.11 $13.66 $28,420 2.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,510 8.8% 18.049 1.41 $12.56 $13.18 $27,400 1.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 13.7% 0.854 0.62 $15.31 $15.63 $32,500 4.1%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 16.1% 0.369 0.67 $13.86 $14.38 $29,910 6.3%
43-3071 Tellers 600 10.6% 7.192 1.70 $12.64 $12.78 $26,590 3.4%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 16.3% 2.492 2.64 $15.38 $15.17 $31,550 5.1%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,210 13.0% 14.475 0.84 $11.40 $12.21 $25,400 3.5%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 20.6% 0.606 0.64 $22.57 $20.26 $42,140 5.2%
43-4071 File Clerks 40 15.0% 0.479 0.37 $12.27 $12.40 $25,800 4.2%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 11.4% 2.450 1.40 $8.59 $8.52 $17,730 2.7%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 11.6% 1.195 0.77 $11.67 $11.46 $23,830 4.1%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 22.5% 0.463 0.54 $9.59 $9.69 $20,150 2.8%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.45 $13.71 $28,520 4.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 14.3% 2.182 1.30 $10.76 $11.84 $24,630 7.1%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 12.6% 0.745 0.66 $16.27 $15.92 $33,120 2.5%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 12.2% 4.507 0.59 $11.83 $11.86 $24,670 3.7%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 17.3% 1.093 1.44 $15.06 $15.14 $31,480 3.3%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 22.7% 0.569 0.40 $16.06 $16.21 $33,720 5.8%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 44.0% 0.524 1.65 $15.01 $15.19 $31,600 11.8%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 0.0% 0.859 1.69 $26.55 $25.86 $53,780 1.3%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 0.0% 4.330 1.76 $22.98 $23.12 $48,080 0.8%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 0.0% 1.062 0.97 $10.56 $13.32 $27,710 0.9%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 14.3% 1.838 0.86 $16.36 $16.83 $35,010 3.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 13.3% 2.808 0.52 $13.61 $14.14 $29,420 2.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,360 12.5% 16.237 1.17 $10.29 $11.66 $24,250 4.3%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 310 15.2% 3.736 0.50 $17.19 $17.99 $37,410 2.1%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.49 $14.88 $30,940 4.6%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 260 14.3% 3.081 0.79 $12.67 $12.86 $26,750 2.0%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,310 7.7% 15.674 1.03 $11.75 $12.35 $25,680 1.9%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 13.9% 1.740 1.06 $11.28 $11.64 $24,210 3.1%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 0.0% 0.713 0.95 $13.20 $13.29 $27,650 1.5%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 28.5% 0.953 0.56 $12.83 $13.84 $28,780 12.9%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 230 10.1% 2.727 3.04 $10.10 $10.15 $21,110 3.6%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,660 6.6% 19.819 0.90 $12.18 $12.47 $25,950 1.3%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 30 43.2% 0.388 0.19 $14.29 $15.46 $32,160 7.5%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 770 39.5% 9.125 2.86 $12.48 $13.68 $28,460 4.7%
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 14.8% 0.652 6.07 $22.00 $22.21 $46,200 1.7%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 250 28.2% 2.959 16.74 $13.88 $14.33 $29,810 3.5%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 29.4% 0.730 0.40 $13.64 $14.08 $29,290 13.2%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.03 $11.48 $23,870 5.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,590 6.4% 42.862 1.11 $15.90 $17.07 $35,510 2.5%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 18.2% 3.551 0.99 $22.51 $24.35 $50,640 4.6%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 38.2% 0.771 1.58 $21.88 $23.41 $48,700 7.8%
47-2031 Carpenters 230 26.6% 2.773 0.61 $13.17 $13.86 $28,820 6.2%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 36.7% 2.279 2.16 $14.46 $14.63 $30,420 4.7%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 920 16.8% 10.945 1.80 $13.53 $14.13 $29,390 2.9%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.92 $15.62 $32,490 5.0%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 29.5% 4.152 1.59 $15.68 $16.09 $33,470 4.1%
47-2111 Electricians 150 30.8% 1.794 0.45 $19.83 $20.30 $42,220 5.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 49.7% 2.261 0.83 $17.34 $18.88 $39,280 13.1%
47-2181 Roofers 30 41.4% 0.391 0.52 $15.27 $15.17 $31,560 8.0%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.42 $21.21 $44,110 5.4%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 34.5% 1.708 3.85 $29.74 $26.91 $55,980 11.6%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.74 $12.91 $26,850 12.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 440 14.7% 5.198 4.64 $17.54 $17.92 $37,270 1.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,880 5.2% 46.333 1.19 $16.82 $17.87 $37,160 1.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 16.2% 3.813 1.17 $25.76 $25.08 $52,170 5.1%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 14.1% 1.093 0.70 $22.94 $22.22 $46,220 5.2%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 40.4% 0.361 0.40 $24.72 $24.61 $51,190 6.3%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 13.4% 2.195 2.15 $17.36 $18.14 $37,730 8.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 21.1% 5.743 1.25 $14.23 $15.77 $32,800 5.9%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 21.0% 2.388 1.37 $17.05 $17.58 $36,560 2.4%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 330 6.8% 3.888 15.54 $15.80 $15.98 $33,230 3.0%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 23.3% 0.396 0.46 $16.53 $16.80 $34,950 3.4%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $16.33 $33,960 10.3%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.12 $12.02 $25,000 4.6%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 47.9% 0.395 1.19 $23.37 $22.76 $47,340 7.8%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 29.1% 2.547 1.12 $14.69 $16.78 $34,910 5.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 19.4% 1.255 2.06 $17.05 $17.22 $35,810 3.5%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 200 20.0% 2.386 2.90 $25.95 $25.48 $52,990 3.9%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 38.6% 0.673 0.58 $24.63 $22.86 $47,560 10.0%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 900 10.6% 10.750 1.13 $16.10 $16.24 $33,770 1.8%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.86 $9.92 $20,630 4.5%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 50 29.3% 0.590 0.63 $18.81 $18.23 $37,910 6.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 9,880 10.5% 117.802 1.81 $13.58 $14.43 $30,010 2.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 540 9.3% 6.405 1.47 $23.50 $24.76 $51,490 2.3%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 38.9% 1.004 1.69 $12.82 $13.24 $27,550 6.5%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,310 13.6% 15.672 2.11 $14.36 $14.60 $30,370 3.4%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 400 30.0% 4.729 2.29 $10.35 $10.45 $21,740 3.6%
51-3011 Bakers 40 26.1% 0.485 0.42 $10.49 $10.53 $21,910 3.1%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 23.8% 3.092 3.03 $10.76 $11.42 $23,760 3.8%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,100 20.4% 13.089 10.20 $11.01 $11.19 $23,280 3.5%
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.72 $11.85 $24,650 2.7%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 160 27.6% 1.863 2.38 $14.40 $17.30 $35,980 11.5%
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 100 43.8% 1.218 5.04 $12.24 $12.23 $25,430 2.2%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 22.2% 1.511 1.50 $18.70 $17.67 $36,750 5.2%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.59 $16.10 $33,480 6.7%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 41.9% 2.242 1.59 $14.49 $15.20 $31,610 2.9%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 10.8% 1.475 2.69 $14.60 $14.93 $31,060 2.9%
51-4041 Machinists 230 27.6% 2.733 0.95 $16.01 $16.26 $33,820 2.2%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 39.8% 1.032 1.12 $11.99 $12.03 $25,030 3.2%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 23.6% 4.431 7.35 $18.34 $18.07 $37,590 5.6%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $20.14 $41,900 3.0%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 14.8% 3.367 1.37 $14.82 $14.94 $31,070 2.2%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 26.6% 0.605 1.92 $15.37 $14.50 $30,150 4.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 100 40.1% 1.239 0.89 $9.80 $11.47 $23,850 8.2%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 33.5% 1.775 1.13 $8.82 $9.21 $19,160 3.4%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 36.0% 0.896 0.80 $9.10 $9.53 $19,820 6.4%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 32.7% 0.649 1.42 $16.68 $17.06 $35,470 5.9%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 30.4% 3.039 3.57 $17.77 $16.83 $35,000 5.5%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 28.1% 0.972 3.14 $16.12 $15.85 $32,980 2.9%
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.65 $12.93 $26,890 4.2%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 45.9% 1.592 1.72 $12.65 $13.63 $28,340 7.6%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 13.6% 4.348 1.28 $14.88 $15.48 $32,190 4.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 20.9% 5.794 2.09 $13.34 $13.47 $28,020 2.7%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 32.5% 0.974 1.62 $13.06 $13.41 $27,890 4.1%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.06 $17.24 $35,870 4.0%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 320 16.8% 3.801 1.16 $11.14 $11.46 $23,850 3.2%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 170 40.0% 2.060 1.12 $12.35 $12.20 $25,370 2.2%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,960 5.5% 83.033 1.23 $14.00 $15.02 $31,230 3.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 11.1% 1.132 0.87 $19.70 $19.17 $39,870 2.8%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 16.6% 1.719 1.11 $20.22 $22.46 $46,730 7.0%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 31.1% 1.651 1.20 $10.84 $10.97 $22,830 3.1%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 720 28.6% 8.576 2.30 $15.81 $15.22 $31,650 6.3%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 120 30.0% 1.452 0.48 $12.24 $13.70 $28,500 10.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,310 7.3% 27.517 2.34 $16.45 $17.71 $36,850 5.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 430 12.5% 5.158 0.86 $11.87 $14.26 $29,660 8.7%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 27.9% 0.907 0.70 $9.19 $9.23 $19,200 3.7%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 31.9% 0.514 1.77 $13.12 $12.62 $26,250 8.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 23.2% 6.045 1.54 $16.27 $15.50 $32,230 7.1%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 20.5% 1.574 0.69 $10.46 $11.17 $23,230 5.0%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,560 12.0% 18.642 1.16 $11.54 $12.35 $25,690 2.3%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.66 $11.37 $23,640 8.0%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 170 17.3% 2.056 0.40 $10.80 $11.44 $23,790 3.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 25.4% 2.343 2.44 $10.94 $11.96 $24,870 10.4%

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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