Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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):

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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 47,480 3.3% 1000.000 1.00 $13.53 $16.91 $35,180 2.2%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,900 4.9% 40.103 0.83 $33.51 $37.74 $78,500 2.5%
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 19.9% 1.626 0.78 $69.22 $75.44 $156,920 10.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 660 6.9% 13.938 0.99 $32.05 $37.26 $77,500 4.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 21.1% 1.542 0.60 $37.77 $40.49 $84,220 5.4%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 23.2% 0.754 0.39 $34.46 $33.54 $69,770 4.6%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 14.8% 0.695 0.30 $39.39 $38.67 $80,440 3.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 7.2% 4.688 1.26 $31.63 $33.81 $70,330 7.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 110 18.7% 2.338 1.97 $36.09 $43.34 $90,160 5.9%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 24.3% 0.703 0.98 $32.54 $34.27 $71,270 4.4%
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 19.8% 0.842 0.55 $27.71 $31.06 $64,610 5.9%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 40 46.2% 0.916 0.64 $48.73 $50.98 $106,030 4.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 11.0% 2.692 1.20 $35.54 $41.19 $85,670 12.4%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 24.1% 1.139 1.26 $21.19 $21.37 $44,460 6.8%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 15.2% 1.198 0.45 $30.68 $30.07 $62,540 3.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,030 8.8% 21.736 0.45 $21.48 $23.12 $48,090 3.1%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 18.8% 1.891 0.88 $22.96 $25.92 $53,920 5.9%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 50 22.1% 1.007 0.61 $16.55 $18.79 $39,090 14.2%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 34.6% 0.967 0.66 $27.60 $25.79 $53,650 5.3%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 100 15.0% 2.087 0.61 $19.44 $19.72 $41,020 6.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 49.0% 0.861 0.21 $30.34 $29.69 $61,750 2.9%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 50 8.9% 1.127 0.70 $17.71 $19.68 $40,930 4.9%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 100 22.1% 2.133 0.28 $22.89 $22.46 $46,710 5.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 220 11.8% 4.673 0.55 $21.47 $22.81 $47,440 4.4%
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 20.8% 2.531 1.14 $23.72 $25.99 $54,060 8.9%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 320 12.5% 6.758 0.25 $24.40 $28.13 $58,500 7.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 50 48.1% 1.030 0.27 $26.78 $29.48 $61,310 2.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 40 29.7% 0.880 0.21 $31.60 $36.45 $75,820 10.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 60 16.0% 1.238 0.46 $23.47 $24.72 $51,410 3.6%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 80 10.2% 1.693 0.34 $17.94 $18.33 $38,130 4.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 470 22.5% 9.867 0.55 $30.83 $31.65 $65,830 4.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 31.4% 0.634 0.32 $35.43 $35.50 $73,840 3.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 23.4% 1.213 0.74 $34.45 $35.56 $73,960 3.6%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) (8) (8) (8) $37.04 $38.36 $79,790 1.9%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 21.2% 0.724 1.91 $19.30 $20.39 $42,410 6.2%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 190 13.4% 4.090 0.48 $21.05 $21.84 $45,430 4.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 45.5% 0.710 1.53 $23.61 $23.96 $49,830 2.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 860 12.5% 18.186 1.23 $12.92 $14.84 $30,860 7.2%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 70 0.0% 1.491 0.78 $25.96 $25.38 $52,790 1.8%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 35.7% 0.636 0.74 $12.92 $13.71 $28,510 3.2%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 24.3% 5.408 2.51 $8.95 $12.72 $26,450 14.3%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 60 24.8% 1.367 1.31 $21.09 $21.19 $44,070 7.8%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.84 $18.81 $39,120 6.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 15.9% 5.212 1.86 $10.00 $11.23 $23,360 6.0%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 270 26.6% 5.594 0.72 $19.95 $25.19 $52,400 13.2%
23-1011 Lawyers 100 19.3% 2.110 0.47 $31.75 $37.15 $77,270 17.9%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 70 35.3% 1.567 0.80 $13.33 $12.95 $26,930 2.7%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,950 2.5% 62.132 0.95 $20.10 $20.37 $42,370 1.9%
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 0.0% 0.746 1.06 (4) (4) $35,530 2.1%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 26.4% 1.521 1.56 $18.06 $17.84 $37,110 12.6%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 5.8% 0.840 0.31 $20.65 $20.33 $42,300 5.0%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 26.2% 1.245 0.97 (4) (4) $50,740 2.3%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 50 15.7% 0.971 0.15 (4) (4) $44,770 2.5%
25-4021 Librarians (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.69 $23.48 $48,840 3.0%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 0.0% 1.015 1.00 $27.81 $30.09 $62,590 1.7%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 560 3.7% 11.878 1.26 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 150 0.0% 3.203 3.95 $17.55 $19.20 $39,930 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 290 11.3% 6.013 0.45 $13.59 $15.02 $31,240 3.8%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 26.3% 0.777 0.52 $14.07 $14.98 $31,160 4.9%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 21.8% 1.548 1.02 (4) (4) $28,340 6.9%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 23.9% 1.000 0.60 $18.37 $18.75 $39,000 4.0%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,280 16.6% 69.149 1.18 $23.68 $30.04 $62,490 7.1%
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 12.6% 1.811 0.85 $47.24 $44.75 $93,080 4.2%
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $122.32 $254,430 21.8%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 27.4% 1.895 0.80 (5) $101.03 $210,150 15.6%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 33.4% 1.127 1.73 $41.03 $40.57 $84,380 12.0%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 1,530 20.9% 32.283 1.52 $24.88 $27.92 $58,070 6.7%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 28.8% 0.741 0.92 $31.46 $30.50 $63,430 4.0%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 22.6% 0.817 0.57 $33.84 $34.34 $71,420 2.3%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 6.1% 1.080 1.18 $28.43 $28.04 $58,330 2.3%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 32.2% 0.887 0.69 $25.79 $26.09 $54,270 3.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 23.2% 1.369 1.12 $18.01 $17.84 $37,100 2.4%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 40.6% 1.763 1.23 $25.11 $24.65 $51,270 5.0%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 35.7% 0.956 2.43 $15.89 $18.38 $38,230 16.0%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 130 26.1% 2.788 1.62 $22.06 $22.04 $45,840 4.0%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 34.2% 2.424 1.36 $13.28 $14.57 $30,310 13.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 19.4% 3.254 1.21 $9.96 $10.51 $21,860 5.5%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 33.2% 1.561 2.12 $15.75 $15.59 $32,430 3.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 180 29.4% 3.837 0.68 $17.62 $17.89 $37,210 3.1%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 25.0% 1.849 1.32 $14.97 $15.06 $31,330 3.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 42.5% 1.019 2.26 $17.10 $19.22 $39,980 7.0%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,820 11.3% 38.237 1.24 $10.97 $11.73 $24,400 1.8%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 170 8.1% 3.683 0.51 $10.21 $10.46 $21,750 2.1%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 990 13.7% 20.909 1.83 $10.59 $10.84 $22,540 1.4%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 20.8% 0.735 1.40 $20.91 $19.86 $41,320 6.1%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 22.8% 1.984 0.86 $14.74 $14.43 $30,020 7.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 20.7% 2.439 0.58 $12.06 $12.26 $25,510 4.2%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 26.3% 1.464 2.45 $15.98 $15.63 $32,500 5.6%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 130 20.3% 2.698 1.76 $11.06 $11.97 $24,900 3.0%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 910 4.2% 19.186 0.77 $9.26 $11.91 $24,780 8.2%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 17.2% 1.424 3.27 $10.85 $11.49 $23,910 2.7%
33-2011 Firefighters 70 10.3% 1.510 0.64 $16.02 $15.51 $32,270 10.4%
33-9032 Security Guards 460 4.5% 9.635 1.20 $8.40 $8.27 $17,190 4.7%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,800 8.3% 101.133 1.16 $8.72 $9.11 $18,950 1.5%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 9.3% 7.634 1.24 $11.54 $13.45 $27,980 3.2%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 4.9% 6.137 1.98 $10.78 $10.84 $22,540 3.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 21.7% 6.379 0.86 $9.21 $9.58 $19,930 2.8%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 250 31.5% 5.290 0.88 $9.35 $9.85 $20,480 2.6%
35-3011 Bartenders 160 29.6% 3.412 0.85 $8.86 $9.05 $18,830 4.3%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,980 7.3% 41.727 1.91 $8.42 $8.23 $17,120 1.8%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.50 $8.47 $17,620 3.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 780 37.2% 16.450 0.92 $8.47 $8.45 $17,570 3.1%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.40 $8.28 $17,220 4.1%
35-9021 Dishwashers 140 28.8% 2.860 0.73 $8.53 $8.49 $17,650 2.4%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 30.3% 2.723 1.06 $8.65 $8.67 $18,020 3.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,550 7.4% 32.704 1.00 $9.40 $10.64 $22,120 2.5%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 15.8% 1.565 1.17 $13.61 $13.44 $27,960 5.4%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 32.5% 1.015 1.30 $20.73 $21.50 $44,710 6.1%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 12.5% 15.999 0.99 $9.68 $10.48 $21,790 3.8%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 15.9% 7.108 1.04 $8.76 $8.88 $18,480 3.0%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 18.4% 5.979 0.93 $9.20 $10.37 $21,560 4.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,220 10.4% 25.696 0.91 $9.06 $11.02 $22,920 4.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 120 13.8% 2.472 2.32 $12.76 $13.88 $28,860 6.7%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 33.3% 1.342 0.68 $8.37 $8.17 $16,980 3.7%
39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers 40 31.9% 0.769 3.31 $29.47 $31.42 $65,350 16.6%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 44.1% 1.971 0.71 $8.93 $9.18 $19,090 4.4%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 470 9.5% 9.886 2.01 $8.87 $9.42 $19,600 4.2%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 130 39.2% 2.795 0.44 $8.44 $8.56 $17,810 4.0%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 40.6% 1.462 0.81 $9.64 $13.79 $28,680 13.1%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 15.7% 1.525 0.65 $9.06 $10.32 $21,470 6.7%
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.12 $12.30 $25,580 5.4%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,100 3.4% 107.405 1.01 $9.50 $12.98 $27,000 3.4%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 6.9% 12.758 1.37 $12.13 $13.27 $27,600 4.8%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 17.3% 1.072 0.58 $25.85 $25.74 $53,540 6.1%
41-2011 Cashiers 820 13.7% 17.181 0.66 $8.71 $9.00 $18,710 2.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 16.4% 3.123 0.95 $9.00 $9.89 $20,570 4.9%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.86 $13.16 $27,370 7.8%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,950 7.7% 41.160 1.24 $8.77 $9.76 $20,310 2.9%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 11.5% 3.745 1.49 $14.32 $21.55 $44,830 15.7%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 500 10.4% 10.520 4.40 $10.72 $13.86 $28,820 6.6%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 24.4% 1.342 0.29 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 28.4% 1.116 0.38 $21.09 $31.23 $64,970 12.1%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 410 13.8% 8.584 0.79 $22.61 $24.66 $51,300 4.4%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 29.4% 1.203 0.97 $13.14 $16.01 $33,310 14.9%
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.24 $10.28 $21,380 2.9%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 70 23.5% 1.449 1.08 $9.52 $12.14 $25,250 8.6%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,110 3.5% 149.707 0.90 $12.16 $13.52 $28,120 1.8%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 7.9% 9.351 0.88 $18.68 $19.81 $41,190 3.5%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 14.0% 0.796 0.77 $11.94 $11.97 $24,890 2.7%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 9.7% 4.197 1.38 $11.13 $11.72 $24,390 3.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 14.1% 5.134 1.36 $15.48 $15.22 $31,660 3.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 600 6.5% 12.704 0.99 $13.38 $14.30 $29,750 2.4%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 19.1% 1.234 0.90 $14.62 $15.39 $32,010 4.0%
43-3071 Tellers 320 24.0% 6.699 1.58 $10.64 $10.89 $22,650 4.9%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 16.4% 2.287 2.42 $11.81 $12.66 $26,330 15.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 500 20.3% 10.524 0.61 $11.07 $12.44 $25,880 4.0%
43-4071 File Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.87 $11.56 $24,050 3.1%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 10.5% 1.280 0.73 $8.60 $8.54 $17,760 3.0%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 27.6% 2.066 1.32 $12.00 $12.20 $25,380 2.3%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 22.2% 1.664 1.95 $10.45 $10.52 $21,880 4.0%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 9.2% 5.669 3.90 $11.10 $11.76 $24,470 3.7%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $15.44 $32,110 4.8%
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 22.4% 0.939 0.56 $10.99 $13.11 $27,270 7.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 9.8% 1.015 0.89 $15.25 $15.23 $31,680 3.8%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 8.5% 11.234 1.48 $11.89 $12.31 $25,600 2.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 23.1% 1.493 1.05 $22.28 $20.72 $43,100 4.4%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 10.4% 1.377 4.35 $17.95 $17.73 $36,890 5.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 0.0% 2.906 1.18 $25.44 $23.87 $49,650 3.1%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 0.0% 0.653 0.60 $25.52 $22.76 $47,350 4.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 18.0% 0.901 0.42 $19.75 $18.80 $39,100 4.7%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 180 10.0% 3.698 0.69 $13.22 $14.08 $29,280 5.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 640 15.2% 13.556 0.98 $9.38 $10.43 $21,700 2.4%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 18.6% 0.948 1.79 $12.01 $13.89 $28,890 10.0%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 240 11.2% 5.088 0.69 $16.83 $17.31 $36,000 2.7%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 19.7% 2.734 1.59 $13.76 $13.57 $28,230 5.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 21.6% 1.615 0.41 $13.95 $13.95 $29,010 3.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 660 7.5% 13.834 0.91 $12.50 $12.71 $26,430 2.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 720 8.5% 15.224 0.69 $10.99 $11.79 $24,530 2.1%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 70 18.7% 1.453 0.71 $10.84 $11.38 $23,680 2.7%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 60 14.7% 1.158 0.36 $14.55 $13.81 $28,720 4.6%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 30 2.5% 0.672 3.80 $15.36 $15.14 $31,500 2.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,010 8.9% 42.278 1.09 $15.42 $16.76 $34,860 3.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 21.6% 3.159 0.88 $22.46 $22.39 $46,570 2.7%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 120 10.1% 2.588 5.31 $23.95 $22.94 $47,710 4.6%
47-2031 Carpenters 320 13.5% 6.760 1.50 $13.83 $14.25 $29,640 2.7%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.95 $11.49 $23,890 9.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 140 26.7% 2.883 0.47 $10.58 $11.80 $24,550 8.6%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 17.5% 2.586 0.99 $17.00 $15.80 $32,860 4.2%
47-2111 Electricians 240 19.9% 4.979 1.25 $21.18 $21.72 $45,180 5.4%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 15.7% 1.335 0.93 $11.54 $12.15 $25,280 11.3%
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.10 $15.27 $31,770 16.6%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 41.8% 3.511 1.29 $17.27 $19.12 $39,760 2.9%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 49.9% 1.123 2.53 $23.99 $22.17 $46,120 8.1%
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 21.0% 0.746 3.57 $11.67 $12.89 $26,800 7.0%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 21.2% 1.304 1.16 $13.06 $12.77 $26,570 3.7%
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.42 $13.29 $27,640 12.1%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,540 9.4% 53.407 1.37 $19.47 $20.03 $41,670 3.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 8.9% 5.314 1.63 $27.38 $27.63 $57,460 2.3%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.51 $24.92 $51,830 3.1%
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $31.46 $27.89 $58,010 4.6%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 23.1% 0.828 0.81 $16.49 $17.02 $35,400 5.5%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 21.7% 4.543 0.99 $13.46 $14.89 $30,970 5.4%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 22.7% 2.574 1.48 $16.49 $16.37 $34,050 4.8%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 60 25.7% 1.251 5.00 $15.11 $15.46 $32,170 4.5%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 35.7% 0.748 0.87 $20.43 $20.30 $42,220 4.8%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 49.6% 1.565 2.12 $11.50 $11.30 $23,510 15.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.79 $17.89 $37,210 9.2%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 9.8% 8.652 3.79 $22.21 $22.13 $46,030 4.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 47.1% 0.764 1.26 $16.33 $15.98 $33,240 6.7%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 30 0.0% 0.691 0.84 $29.59 $29.06 $60,440 2.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 13.7% 11.817 1.24 $16.87 $17.01 $35,370 3.8%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 15.7% 1.487 1.55 $13.33 $13.33 $27,720 4.6%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 30 26.0% 0.706 0.76 $13.75 $14.67 $30,520 12.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 5,540 11.5% 116.659 1.79 $16.60 $17.05 $35,470 3.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 450 21.8% 9.443 2.17 $26.63 $27.68 $57,570 2.5%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 670 48.4% 14.062 1.89 $13.40 $13.04 $27,110 6.1%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.69 $11.53 $23,980 3.4%
51-3011 Bakers (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.67 $14.47 $30,100 8.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 9.3% 1.276 0.90 $15.83 $14.60 $30,370 8.2%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 49.6% 0.798 1.45 $18.01 $18.79 $39,090 10.5%
51-4041 Machinists 70 22.9% 1.516 0.53 $17.43 $18.13 $37,710 5.5%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 29.5% 2.892 3.14 $15.32 $15.68 $32,620 3.4%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 13.8% 0.851 1.55 $20.86 $20.42 $42,480 3.7%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 10.6% 5.979 2.42 $21.53 $21.75 $45,250 9.2%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 40 20.9% 0.912 0.65 $11.41 $13.12 $27,280 5.9%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 38.9% 1.007 0.64 $9.34 $9.44 $19,630 2.3%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.70 $11.75 $24,430 3.4%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 10.5% 0.918 1.08 $17.58 $17.04 $35,450 6.8%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.55 $18.28 $38,030 7.1%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 45.8% 1.405 3.03 $11.30 $12.41 $25,800 5.6%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 21.9% 5.252 1.55 $15.78 $15.69 $32,630 4.0%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 9.2% 4.279 1.55 $8.58 $8.88 $18,480 6.8%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 400 23.2% 8.479 2.58 $12.71 $12.69 $26,400 7.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,270 6.6% 68.806 1.02 $13.45 $14.86 $30,910 2.5%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 13.9% 1.388 1.07 $20.65 $20.65 $42,950 5.8%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 15.5% 2.003 1.29 $23.46 $30.39 $63,220 8.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 170 36.2% 3.618 1.20 $13.51 $13.36 $27,800 9.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 760 11.9% 15.909 1.35 $14.57 $15.67 $32,590 4.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 290 12.0% 6.034 1.00 $10.96 $14.72 $30,620 12.5%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 40 14.3% 0.781 0.98 $9.11 $9.49 $19,730 3.4%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $18.83 $39,170 3.1%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.57 $19.13 $39,790 4.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 350 20.4% 7.447 1.90 $15.33 $15.46 $32,160 5.5%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 26.7% 3.759 1.66 $9.04 $9.51 $19,790 3.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 540 13.7% 11.339 0.70 $11.26 $12.00 $24,970 3.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.84 $13.96 $29,040 7.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 12.7% 1.101 1.15 $15.49 $16.01 $33,300 7.1%

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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