Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Iowa City, IA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, 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 83,620 3.3% 1000.000 1.00 $17.03 $21.24 $44,170 7.2%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 3,820 4.6% 45.714 0.95 $37.62 $41.04 $85,370 3.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 8.9% 0.830 0.40 $78.00 $81.54 $169,610 8.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 780 5.1% 9.348 0.66 $42.61 $45.52 $94,670 3.3%
11-1031 Legislators 30 13.2% 0.391 0.81 (4) (4) $34,200 13.9%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 38.8% 0.877 0.67 $39.11 $38.91 $80,930 6.5%
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 10.5% 1.831 0.72 $39.41 $39.88 $82,960 5.7%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 3.5% 2.676 1.38 $36.85 $37.91 $78,860 3.9%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 10.5% 2.015 0.86 $44.12 $46.57 $96,860 3.7%
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 6.6% 2.898 0.78 $43.80 $47.68 $99,180 3.3%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 26.0% 0.819 0.69 $38.23 $42.06 $87,480 4.5%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 25.7% 0.553 0.77 $35.75 $39.45 $82,060 4.4%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 50 13.0% 0.606 0.95 $44.92 $49.28 $102,490 4.5%
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 22.0% 1.176 0.77 $31.42 $38.73 $80,550 9.9%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 12.6% 1.128 0.65 (4) (4) $77,550 4.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 17.6% 2.356 1.64 $17.74 $19.99 $41,580 5.5%
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 36.5% 0.371 1.59 $27.83 $28.66 $59,610 7.1%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 610 2.8% 7.248 3.23 $39.04 $40.41 $84,050 2.6%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 35.9% 1.075 0.91 $20.74 $20.71 $43,070 3.2%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 18.3% 1.327 1.47 $18.19 $22.27 $46,330 11.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 300 7.9% 3.603 1.35 $31.20 $32.94 $68,510 4.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 3,620 3.2% 43.281 0.90 $24.54 $25.37 $52,770 1.5%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 17.1% 0.542 0.66 $22.00 $21.80 $45,330 2.8%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 17.7% 1.766 0.83 $25.62 $26.45 $55,020 2.7%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 11.0% 0.580 0.28 $28.34 $27.51 $57,230 5.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 90 19.3% 1.081 0.66 $29.06 $30.40 $63,240 4.3%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 27.3% 0.745 0.51 $24.77 $23.32 $48,510 8.0%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 260 6.5% 3.124 0.92 $26.76 $26.97 $56,100 3.9%
13-1081 Logisticians 30 11.2% 0.414 0.47 $28.89 $28.20 $58,660 3.4%
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 8.1% 1.738 0.41 $29.50 $32.10 $66,780 6.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 110 14.3% 1.359 0.85 $21.60 $22.74 $47,300 2.6%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 170 22.1% 2.059 0.83 $19.58 $21.87 $45,480 3.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 430 7.7% 5.144 0.61 $26.35 $27.18 $56,540 1.9%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 48.1% 0.665 1.40 $22.56 $25.49 $53,020 8.3%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 12.1% 0.623 0.35 $27.63 $29.04 $60,400 4.6%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 37.0% 0.466 0.37 $36.08 $38.71 $80,520 10.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers 140 8.4% 1.675 0.76 $28.52 $30.41 $63,250 6.2%
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 29.5% 0.582 1.26 $12.75 $14.59 $30,350 9.7%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 14.2% 0.686 0.58 $17.60 $20.26 $42,150 4.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,810 3.7% 21.619 0.81 $29.38 $30.88 $64,240 2.5%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 120 7.5% 1.380 0.36 $36.42 $36.56 $76,050 1.9%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 170 9.7% 2.001 0.80 $29.39 $30.06 $62,520 6.5%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 550 11.3% 6.615 1.57 $31.43 $32.79 $68,190 4.4%
15-1141 Database Administrators 80 6.3% 0.941 1.11 $28.25 $30.83 $64,120 3.3%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 270 13.3% 3.279 1.23 $31.87 $31.60 $65,720 2.3%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 390 2.8% 4.658 0.94 $23.49 $24.94 $51,870 3.6%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 120 9.0% 1.400 0.66 $33.92 $34.75 $72,290 3.9%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 50 12.8% 0.654 0.47 $28.13 $26.78 $55,710 6.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 800 7.2% 9.626 0.53 $28.95 $30.55 $63,550 2.6%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 12.7% 0.764 1.17 $29.81 $32.69 $68,000 5.2%
17-1022 Surveyors 30 35.2% 0.392 1.20 $31.85 $29.68 $61,740 6.1%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 11.7% 1.209 0.61 $35.28 $37.57 $78,140 2.7%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 16.7% 0.798 0.48 $30.32 $31.32 $65,140 2.7%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 100 17.3% 1.166 0.63 $35.66 $37.21 $77,390 3.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 20.6% 0.747 0.76 $35.28 $36.49 $75,900 2.0%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 25.9% 0.422 0.63 $21.57 $21.79 $45,320 3.7%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 0.8% 0.806 1.64 $21.79 $24.35 $50,650 8.9%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 0.0% 0.441 0.87 $23.27 $23.37 $48,620 1.7%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1022 Microbiologists (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.38 $27.14 $56,450 7.2%
19-2031 Chemists 130 25.5% 1.612 2.58 $26.76 $28.81 $59,910 8.0%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 35.0% 0.929 1.18 $33.99 $38.52 $80,120 5.8%
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 70 13.8% 0.884 3.60 $38.11 $38.12 $79,290 3.8%
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 10.7% 0.471 1.99 $21.78 $22.80 $47,430 2.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,120 6.8% 13.417 0.91 $18.17 $18.83 $39,170 4.5%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.82 $25.06 $52,130 6.8%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 7.3% 1.519 0.80 $20.54 $21.05 $43,780 2.8%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 210 19.2% 2.488 2.79 $11.83 $15.25 $31,730 12.1%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 28.2% 2.361 2.74 $13.93 $14.92 $31,020 2.4%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 10.7% 0.950 0.44 $17.99 $18.86 $39,220 6.2%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 160 3.3% 1.949 1.87 $21.54 $21.83 $45,400 4.9%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $22.37 $46,540 6.0%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 14.3% 1.082 0.39 $10.69 $12.82 $26,670 9.4%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 310 12.0% 3.663 0.47 $20.75 $26.99 $56,140 9.3%
23-1011 Lawyers 140 21.9% 1.631 0.37 $34.74 $37.20 $77,370 11.5%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 90 20.8% 1.057 0.54 $16.12 $17.94 $37,310 8.2%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,050 6.6% 72.396 1.10 $26.77 $37.83 $78,680 24.6%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 35.4% 0.951 0.35 $13.68 $14.35 $29,840 5.4%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 27.7% 0.802 0.62 (4) (4) $43,960 10.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 670 22.0% 8.025 0.73 (4) (4) $45,920 4.6%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 160 40.4% 1.949 0.39 (4) (4) $41,450 6.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 680 20.2% 8.142 1.04 (4) (4) $45,370 2.0%
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 60 29.7% 0.666 0.39 (4) (4) $43,890 3.5%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 46.8% 0.787 0.76 (4) (4) $49,480 5.1%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 21.3% 0.939 0.71 $19.28 $18.15 $37,760 10.8%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 290 44.5% 3.474 0.54 (4) (4) $25,780 3.9%
25-4021 Librarians 140 2.5% 1.641 1.44 $27.93 $29.90 $62,200 6.4%
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 7.5% 1.133 1.36 $22.20 $20.45 $42,530 9.8%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 750 18.2% 9.000 0.95 (4) (4) $21,550 2.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 1,050 8.2% 12.507 0.93 $18.73 $21.16 $44,010 7.6%
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 13.5% 0.433 1.18 $11.27 $11.19 $23,260 3.8%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 15.9% 1.344 0.90 $20.24 $19.86 $41,310 3.2%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.92 $13.45 $27,970 3.0%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 180 22.6% 2.189 1.45 (4) (4) $53,770 27.5%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 23.7% 0.934 2.65 $8.99 $10.77 $22,400 6.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 7.8% 1.131 0.68 $25.34 $25.75 $53,560 2.6%
27-3041 Editors 120 5.0% 1.410 1.83 $23.86 $22.79 $47,400 4.5%
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 22.1% 0.767 2.18 $27.44 $29.22 $60,780 6.8%
27-4021 Photographers 40 16.7% 0.499 1.18 $9.06 $11.95 $24,860 8.7%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 7,260 1.5% 86.767 1.48 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 25.7% 0.364 1.70 $37.99 $32.32 $67,230 11.9%
29-1051 Pharmacists 300 6.1% 3.590 1.69 $50.22 $48.32 $100,520 2.3%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 17.3% 0.951 1.20 $87.24 $91.75 $190,830 14.7%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 1.8% 2.391 1.00 (5) $97.30 $202,390 12.5%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 8.4% 1.011 1.55 $44.50 $45.00 $93,590 4.0%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 13.4% 0.640 0.79 $36.25 $38.59 $80,260 5.5%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 4.9% 1.553 1.07 $35.97 $37.26 $77,500 3.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 19.4% 0.567 0.62 $33.92 $33.17 $68,990 1.8%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 14.3% 2.122 1.74 $19.75 $19.98 $41,560 2.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 20.7% 1.451 1.01 $31.71 $30.46 $63,370 5.3%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 200 2.7% 2.340 1.36 $24.79 $24.90 $51,780 1.6%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 22.2% 1.446 0.81 $16.62 $16.97 $35,290 5.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 360 14.3% 4.283 1.60 $15.40 $15.83 $32,930 5.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 250 18.6% 2.998 0.53 $20.09 $19.50 $40,550 1.9%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 6.9% 1.673 1.19 $22.72 $21.73 $45,190 3.1%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.37 $11.41 $23,730 10.3%
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 40 24.8% 0.513 0.64 $22.24 $23.81 $49,520 6.1%
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 27.8% 0.446 3.14 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,860 6.7% 34.245 1.11 $14.01 $14.35 $29,850 5.5%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 580 21.1% 6.945 0.96 $9.89 $9.89 $20,580 1.9%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 930 16.0% 11.075 0.97 $14.16 $13.71 $28,520 6.9%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants 30 45.0% 0.404 1.78 $25.32 $25.17 $52,350 3.5%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 28.4% 0.897 1.70 $23.81 $22.61 $47,030 8.6%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 48.7% 0.454 1.22 $9.85 $10.05 $20,910 9.2%
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 35.5% 0.426 0.86 $11.11 $13.51 $28,110 13.1%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 11.3% 2.175 0.94 $18.77 $18.33 $38,120 2.5%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 23.7% 3.914 0.93 $15.35 $15.57 $32,380 4.1%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 17.8% 1.695 2.84 $16.54 $15.90 $33,080 6.4%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 230 32.4% 2.761 1.81 $15.13 $15.58 $32,400 6.8%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,120 7.1% 13.394 0.54 $19.41 $19.44 $40,440 4.1%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 60 0.8% 0.688 0.86 $35.11 $35.88 $74,620 1.8%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 47.4% 0.409 0.94 $11.15 $14.34 $29,830 8.8%
33-3041 Parking Enforcement Workers 40 0.0% 0.496 6.84 $16.11 $15.66 $32,570 2.0%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 1.6% 3.192 0.64 $23.93 $22.75 $47,310 1.8%
33-9032 Security Guards 250 26.3% 2.983 0.37 $10.77 $12.04 $25,050 6.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 8,070 3.1% 96.469 1.10 $8.88 $9.66 $20,100 1.9%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 620 10.1% 7.403 1.21 $13.47 $14.34 $29,830 4.1%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.50 $8.41 $17,500 5.6%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 18.8% 3.353 1.08 $12.55 $12.35 $25,690 6.1%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 550 28.7% 6.533 0.88 $9.34 $9.55 $19,860 2.4%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 280 43.0% 3.350 2.55 $9.58 $9.54 $19,850 3.2%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 22.3% 4.364 0.72 $9.58 $10.78 $22,420 10.8%
35-3011 Bartenders 620 17.5% 7.406 1.85 $8.86 $9.33 $19,410 3.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,110 15.5% 25.253 1.16 $8.62 $8.78 $18,270 2.2%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 25.4% 1.962 0.57 $9.36 $9.85 $20,490 2.1%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,010 12.1% 24.077 1.35 $8.57 $8.81 $18,330 3.3%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 17.5% 1.165 0.68 $8.62 $8.68 $18,040 2.8%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 30.0% 2.131 0.70 $8.91 $10.33 $21,490 12.1%
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 34.5% 3.205 0.82 $9.12 $9.12 $18,960 3.5%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 29.8% 3.357 1.31 $8.39 $8.20 $17,060 2.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,410 4.8% 28.795 0.88 $12.72 $13.00 $27,040 3.1%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 14.1% 1.188 0.89 $16.52 $17.77 $36,950 5.9%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 28.6% 0.741 0.95 $17.06 $20.08 $41,770 9.9%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,100 7.1% 13.100 0.81 $13.06 $12.84 $26,700 4.2%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 9.6% 7.562 1.10 $11.82 $12.17 $25,300 9.0%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 7.6% 5.957 0.93 $11.82 $12.59 $26,190 2.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,740 6.1% 32.710 1.16 $9.67 $11.14 $23,160 3.7%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 130 21.3% 1.532 1.44 $16.40 $18.38 $38,230 7.7%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 170 23.4% 2.083 1.85 $9.17 $11.29 $23,490 3.5%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 17.3% 2.582 0.93 $10.70 $13.17 $27,400 15.6%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 880 4.8% 10.485 2.13 $8.77 $9.25 $19,240 6.0%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 600 20.1% 7.174 1.12 $10.27 $10.13 $21,070 2.5%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 26.4% 1.540 0.85 $15.41 $14.82 $30,830 9.6%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 8.1% 1.817 0.77 $8.88 $10.59 $22,030 8.9%
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 31.7% 0.433 0.73 $16.54 $16.09 $33,460 5.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 8,310 6.0% 99.365 0.93 $10.54 $14.82 $30,830 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 780 6.4% 9.354 1.00 $16.37 $18.82 $39,140 3.6%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 31.2% 1.402 0.76 $25.26 $25.05 $52,110 7.7%
41-2011 Cashiers 2,050 8.1% 24.497 0.95 $8.81 $9.13 $19,000 1.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 24.8% 1.463 0.45 $10.22 $11.14 $23,170 5.3%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 32.7% 0.868 0.53 $13.91 $14.93 $31,050 5.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,140 9.8% 37.518 1.13 $9.91 $14.06 $29,240 8.8%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 34.0% 1.078 0.95 $15.51 $16.82 $34,990 8.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 350 10.8% 4.174 1.66 $17.77 $23.34 $48,540 11.1%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 30.9% 0.782 0.33 $23.32 $38.10 $79,250 24.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 14.4% 1.946 0.42 $23.40 $25.36 $52,750 11.5%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.20 $35.50 $73,840 12.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 610 13.0% 7.246 0.67 $21.88 $24.13 $50,190 4.5%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.35 $16.76 $34,870 26.0%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 90 22.5% 1.044 0.78 $11.82 $15.06 $31,320 10.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 13,260 4.3% 158.617 0.95 $16.08 $16.78 $34,900 3.8%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 8.8% 6.890 0.65 $24.18 $23.91 $49,730 2.6%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 8.2% 0.624 0.60 $15.66 $15.39 $32,010 7.0%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 13.5% 0.677 0.22 $17.92 $17.48 $36,370 5.4%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 260 9.6% 3.095 0.82 $17.90 $17.78 $36,980 3.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 12.5% 10.108 0.79 $16.73 $16.39 $34,100 2.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 10.8% 1.008 0.73 $17.73 $19.41 $40,380 5.0%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 5.7% 0.368 0.67 $20.92 $19.96 $41,520 3.8%
43-3071 Tellers 290 10.7% 3.485 0.82 $11.08 $11.31 $23,530 2.1%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 3.8% 0.530 0.56 $16.38 $17.43 $36,250 1.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,670 27.2% 19.936 1.16 $14.33 $14.80 $30,780 2.8%
43-4071 File Clerks 80 4.4% 0.940 0.73 $15.39 $15.58 $32,410 6.0%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 13.4% 2.223 1.27 $9.87 $10.09 $20,980 4.1%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 7.6% 1.399 1.64 $19.53 $17.05 $35,470 10.8%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 11.7% 0.830 0.57 $14.17 $14.49 $30,140 2.4%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 40 35.2% 0.520 1.10 $14.69 $15.57 $32,380 7.6%
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 43.2% 1.317 0.78 $19.22 $17.02 $35,410 2.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 12.3% 1.057 0.93 $19.22 $19.18 $39,900 4.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 630 5.5% 7.529 0.99 $13.73 $14.12 $29,370 6.4%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 140 19.5% 1.614 1.07 $19.07 $19.16 $39,840 2.2%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 4.3% 0.572 0.76 $19.36 $19.73 $41,040 1.9%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 49.4% 0.983 0.69 $18.98 $19.62 $40,810 3.5%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 130 0.0% 1.543 0.63 $26.69 $24.52 $51,010 2.6%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,090 1.7% 13.079 6.15 $25.80 $24.62 $51,210 4.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 14.0% 2.958 0.55 $13.65 $14.27 $29,680 3.4%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 820 21.9% 9.823 0.71 $11.01 $12.15 $25,280 3.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 720 5.3% 8.585 1.16 $18.94 $19.94 $41,480 2.3%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 47.1% 0.713 0.41 $18.80 $17.56 $36,530 8.3%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 21.1% 1.539 0.39 $15.05 $15.49 $32,220 3.6%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,660 5.9% 19.809 1.30 $16.55 $17.02 $35,410 7.1%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 15.2% 1.179 0.72 $14.87 $13.88 $28,870 4.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.06 $15.92 $33,120 2.6%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 5.2% 0.897 1.00 $13.95 $14.36 $29,880 3.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,780 4.3% 21.283 0.97 $15.87 $16.14 $33,570 5.7%
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 7.2% 0.548 6.24 $18.33 $17.39 $36,180 7.2%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 550 1.8% 6.595 3.23 $9.73 $10.56 $21,970 4.2%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.84 $12.26 $25,490 5.1%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 50 22.6% 0.653 3.69 $13.67 $14.17 $29,470 3.7%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 48.4% 0.598 0.33 $8.61 $8.87 $18,450 4.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,330 8.9% 27.923 0.72 $17.92 $18.98 $39,470 3.2%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 16.7% 1.684 0.47 $25.50 $24.59 $51,150 3.8%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 40.4% 0.539 1.11 $19.08 $19.54 $40,640 11.4%
47-2031 Carpenters 360 19.7% 4.290 0.95 $16.86 $16.73 $34,810 4.4%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 35.9% 1.382 1.31 $17.02 $18.29 $38,050 3.8%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 20.7% 4.853 0.80 $13.14 $13.58 $28,240 4.1%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 28.3% 1.696 0.65 $17.53 $18.20 $37,860 7.2%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 20.1% 0.506 0.86 $19.61 $19.83 $41,250 6.1%
47-2111 Electricians 270 20.4% 3.223 0.81 $24.08 $24.56 $51,080 11.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 21.5% 0.850 0.59 $15.88 $16.23 $33,750 6.0%
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) (8) (8) (8) $29.97 $25.99 $54,070 14.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 31.2% 2.369 0.87 $22.72 $24.51 $50,990 8.5%
47-2181 Roofers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.05 $9.26 $19,250 11.4%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $14.79 $30,770 5.6%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 40.9% 0.902 1.29 $11.58 $17.60 $36,620 9.0%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 2.4% 0.964 0.86 $20.96 $20.33 $42,290 2.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,340 7.8% 27.926 0.72 $18.52 $18.96 $39,430 2.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 18.0% 1.922 0.59 $22.84 $23.86 $49,630 4.5%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 21.8% 1.759 1.13 $25.38 $24.09 $50,100 4.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 49.3% 1.171 1.15 $19.91 $18.86 $39,230 7.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 27.9% 3.841 0.84 $15.07 $16.51 $34,340 8.3%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 34.5% 1.127 0.65 $19.91 $20.01 $41,620 2.7%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 9.5% 0.401 1.60 $16.40 $16.90 $35,160 3.8%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.82 $12.20 $25,370 10.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.32 $24.45 $50,870 9.7%
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.30 $20.67 $42,990 4.0%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 28.4% 1.269 0.56 $17.12 $17.90 $37,240 3.8%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.86 $15.04 $31,290 10.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 8.5% 6.946 0.73 $17.45 $17.77 $36,950 3.5%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.22 $11.40 $23,720 4.2%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.92 $13.30 $27,660 5.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 4,940 7.4% 59.065 0.91 $14.48 $15.50 $32,240 3.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 250 11.0% 2.934 0.67 $26.97 $27.45 $57,100 3.8%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 520 17.7% 6.206 0.84 $18.89 $17.12 $35,600 12.3%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.91 $14.81 $30,810 3.9%
51-3011 Bakers 60 30.6% 0.672 0.58 $11.98 $11.74 $24,410 4.6%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 22.1% 1.489 1.46 $11.30 $11.72 $24,370 2.7%
51-4041 Machinists 40 26.3% 0.532 0.19 $18.07 $18.64 $38,760 9.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 22.7% 0.904 0.37 $15.80 $15.91 $33,080 3.3%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 4.4% 0.877 2.59 $20.44 $19.92 $41,440 3.7%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 120 20.7% 1.377 0.99 $14.03 $14.34 $29,820 4.1%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 14.3% 1.101 0.70 $10.02 $10.74 $22,330 8.0%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 16.0% 0.381 0.34 $12.35 $12.14 $25,260 4.1%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 26.3% 0.403 1.29 $24.21 $24.90 $51,800 3.2%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 2.3% 1.182 1.39 $24.18 $23.82 $49,540 2.4%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.91 $15.55 $32,340 2.8%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 44.0% 1.973 2.13 $15.94 $17.87 $37,170 3.1%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 37.4% 0.826 1.60 $14.59 $16.12 $33,530 11.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 14.3% 2.482 0.73 $14.80 $15.49 $32,220 2.9%
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 17.4% 0.487 1.66 $14.34 $16.83 $35,000 12.1%
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.90 $15.47 $32,180 6.0%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 48.7% 1.695 0.61 $15.36 $15.78 $32,830 8.4%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 520 31.2% 6.269 1.91 $8.64 $9.58 $19,930 12.4%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.48 $11.86 $24,670 2.2%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,710 33.9% 80.291 1.19 $18.52 $17.12 $35,610 4.6%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 17.1% 0.478 0.37 $18.79 $19.76 $41,090 3.9%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 17.8% 1.530 0.99 $20.71 $21.85 $45,450 2.9%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 0.0% 1.281 0.93 $18.72 $18.71 $38,910 3.0%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 100 38.9% 1.156 0.31 $10.07 $12.03 $25,030 11.6%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 24.4% 3.261 1.08 $11.00 $14.07 $29,260 12.4%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.74 $19.47 $40,500 2.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 370 15.9% 4.445 0.74 $12.92 $14.87 $30,920 8.2%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 32.6% 0.776 0.60 $9.06 $9.95 $20,690 8.8%
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 60 0.0% 0.700 0.71 $13.02 $12.45 $25,910 2.8%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 40 31.0% 0.488 0.61 $9.14 $9.53 $19,830 4.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 23.0% 4.257 1.09 $14.39 $15.04 $31,290 3.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 31.8% 1.680 0.74 $12.03 $11.97 $24,890 7.6%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 680 13.6% 8.163 0.51 $12.85 $13.07 $27,180 3.9%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 370 11.2% 4.473 0.86 $9.16 $9.83 $20,440 6.4%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 12.1% 0.817 0.85 $17.90 $16.57 $34,470 6.0%

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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