Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2015 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 file.

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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 its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 43,140 2.9% 1000.000 1.00 $17.95 $22.22 $46,220 5.7%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,690 5.1% 62.288 1.24 $39.56 $44.29 $92,120 4.2%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 60 11.0% 1.465 0.85 $87.07 $84.92 $176,630 14.1%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 620 5.9% 14.476 0.93 $37.52 $43.89 $91,280 3.4%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 50 16.7% 1.219 0.87 $47.21 $50.20 $104,410 5.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 110 12.8% 2.638 1.00 $44.05 $45.64 $94,930 6.7%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 70 6.9% 1.620 0.83 $38.72 $41.31 $85,930 2.9%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 100 7.4% 2.357 0.95 $49.75 $52.83 $109,890 3.7%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 160 7.4% 3.774 0.98 $51.81 $52.09 $108,360 4.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 90 6.3% 2.005 1.63 $43.69 $45.83 $95,320 4.7%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.54 $26.04 $54,170 7.9%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 30 24.1% 0.767 0.45 (4) (4) $87,100 7.6%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 90 10.7% 2.003 1.54 $50.43 $49.67 $103,310 5.2%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 120 14.7% 2.800 1.92 $25.81 $26.52 $55,160 5.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 180 4.1% 4.230 1.85 $43.62 $44.88 $93,340 3.2%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 40 15.2% 0.909 2.34 $53.74 $54.65 $113,680 5.8%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 60 26.1% 1.319 1.04 $21.29 $25.26 $52,550 20.0%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 40 12.7% 0.872 1.00 $23.46 $26.37 $54,850 8.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 70 11.3% 1.579 0.58 $37.49 $40.30 $83,820 4.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,580 4.6% 59.752 1.17 $27.97 $30.32 $63,060 4.0%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 70 5.8% 1.694 0.80 $28.39 $29.23 $60,800 3.1%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 21.7% 0.948 0.51 $23.80 $26.97 $56,100 3.5%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 70 43.0% 1.636 1.04 $35.85 $34.43 $71,610 5.5%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 120 22.9% 2.846 0.80 $24.50 $24.77 $51,520 2.8%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 23.3% 0.902 0.93 $33.65 $33.59 $69,860 7.2%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 100 15.0% 2.260 0.51 $35.31 $35.47 $73,780 4.6%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 70 3.6% 1.528 3.36 $29.75 $31.35 $65,210 2.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 14.8% 0.974 0.53 $27.34 $28.57 $59,420 4.7%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 130 20.1% 2.902 0.79 $26.57 $28.55 $59,390 3.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,170 2.3% 27.233 4.05 $27.22 $27.61 $57,430 2.2%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 300 7.4% 6.954 0.78 $26.84 $29.12 $60,560 3.0%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 110 47.9% 2.455 1.11 $31.99 $31.41 $65,340 7.8%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,370 6.7% 31.714 1.09 $32.11 $33.55 $69,790 2.6%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 350 8.2% 8.078 2.00 $34.77 $36.12 $75,130 4.7%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 80 26.6% 1.947 0.93 $25.64 $27.80 $57,830 4.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 310 23.7% 7.104 1.31 $37.65 $38.84 $80,780 4.8%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 70 31.4% 1.551 0.55 $43.07 $41.81 $86,960 3.9%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 90 12.2% 2.077 0.76 $29.13 $30.36 $63,140 3.9%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 130 14.7% 2.986 0.70 $21.26 $22.01 $45,780 4.1%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 170 5.2% 3.924 2.93 $25.70 $26.07 $54,240 2.8%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 100 34.9% 2.318 1.43 $35.60 $38.88 $80,860 3.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,020 4.3% 23.562 1.31 $33.01 $33.44 $69,550 2.1%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 50 30.8% 1.113 1.64 $30.17 $32.85 $68,330 11.9%
17-1012 Landscape Architects detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.87 $20.17 $41,940 13.9%
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers detail 40 38.0% 0.841 49.74 $38.32 $41.92 $87,180 4.5%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 240 6.0% 5.609 2.81 $40.19 $38.01 $79,070 2.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 90 4.8% 2.014 1.12 $39.45 $40.40 $84,030 1.9%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 80 7.8% 1.859 0.92 $36.04 $38.99 $81,110 4.5%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 50 4.6% 1.171 1.29 $37.66 $37.95 $78,930 2.9%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 70 7.1% 1.697 2.46 $31.26 $30.36 $63,140 3.0%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 50 16.0% 1.129 2.39 $20.81 $21.84 $45,430 4.3%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 80 24.2% 1.847 3.57 $31.78 $30.22 $62,870 2.9%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 60 21.1% 1.344 2.62 $21.96 $23.80 $49,490 5.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,380 8.0% 32.059 3.86 $25.98 $28.26 $58,790 1.9%
19-1011 Animal Scientists detail 50 6.1% 1.115 63.19 $28.36 $30.92 $64,300 10.6%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 280 32.6% 6.388 60.29 $28.61 $31.32 $65,140 7.5%
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists detail 30 25.0% 0.716 3.21 $30.56 $32.86 $68,350 11.1%
19-1022 Microbiologists detail 100 0.0% 2.230 14.50 $41.63 $42.51 $88,410 2.1%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 230 9.1% 5.392 36.69 $18.72 $19.25 $40,040 3.5%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 240 2.1% 5.623 10.64 $22.48 $21.37 $44,450 3.2%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 40 21.4% 1.011 2.15 $19.69 $20.49 $42,620 4.9%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 420 10.4% 9.749 0.68 $20.59 $20.56 $42,770 5.8%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 150 4.9% 3.558 1.94 $22.63 $23.09 $48,030 3.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 30 35.2% 0.749 0.81 $21.39 $22.23 $46,230 19.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 100 26.4% 2.304 1.08 $18.85 $19.12 $39,770 4.6%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 40 26.4% 0.978 0.38 $9.14 $10.39 $21,600 7.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 130 13.1% 2.997 0.39 $24.66 $32.38 $67,360 10.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 60 11.1% 1.335 0.30 $41.26 $41.65 $86,640 14.5%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 30 25.3% 0.788 0.40 $22.35 $22.54 $46,880 3.1%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,790 2.6% 87.866 1.42 $28.06 $32.46 $67,510 12.2%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 120 36.8% 2.795 1.04 $13.15 $14.40 $29,950 12.4%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 330 46.6% 7.645 0.76 (4) (4) $50,540 2.2%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 120 3.9% 2.837 0.62 (4) (4) $52,240 5.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 200 24.1% 4.749 0.68 (4) (4) $58,940 1.9%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 39.5% 1.514 1.61 (4) (4) $48,890 5.7%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 18.2% 0.825 0.52 $35.41 $33.22 $69,100 14.8%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 350 36.2% 8.205 1.81 $12.99 $12.64 $26,300 5.3%
25-4021 Librarians detail 60 21.4% 1.416 1.48 $22.84 $21.74 $45,220 3.5%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.05 $16.98 $35,320 6.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 320 15.6% 7.320 0.82 (4) (4) $22,070 3.4%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 580 9.8% 13.544 1.01 $20.78 $21.41 $44,540 5.3%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 80 14.1% 1.882 1.27 $20.27 $21.29 $44,290 4.9%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.82 $13.39 $27,850 13.7%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 100 34.2% 2.313 1.42 (4) (4) $30,730 26.2%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 180 4.4% 4.063 2.56 $24.96 $25.36 $52,740 2.3%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,160 3.5% 50.023 0.86 $27.33 $36.20 $75,300 6.6%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 6.6% 1.483 0.69 $54.17 $50.89 $105,850 3.3%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 130 2.4% 2.976 3.22 (5) $126.61 $263,350 10.3%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 30 37.5% 0.746 0.32 (5) $122.55 $254,910 10.9%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 40 13.6% 0.853 0.56 $35.85 $35.57 $73,990 3.8%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 90 1.3% 2.056 4.32 $43.70 $45.92 $95,520 3.3%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 740 6.9% 17.088 0.86 $27.03 $27.52 $57,250 3.7%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 30 9.8% 0.772 0.78 $47.36 $47.81 $99,450 6.4%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 40 8.0% 1.027 0.87 $25.63 $25.62 $53,300 2.7%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 60 18.6% 1.363 1.19 $20.31 $20.58 $42,810 3.5%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 70 25.3% 1.560 1.07 $34.64 $35.07 $72,960 3.0%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 60 13.9% 1.381 0.97 $22.29 $22.87 $47,570 2.1%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 40 17.2% 0.911 0.53 $21.52 $21.87 $45,490 3.6%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 130 10.5% 2.960 1.08 $13.74 $13.72 $28,530 4.7%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 70 11.1% 1.632 2.35 $21.32 $21.08 $43,850 4.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 110 6.2% 2.506 0.50 $19.65 $19.69 $40,960 1.6%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 50 45.7% 1.259 2.36 $13.92 $14.03 $29,190 7.0%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 40 7.0% 0.811 1.59 $31.91 $32.84 $68,300 2.4%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 910 8.8% 21.109 0.73 $14.36 $15.32 $31,870 1.9%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 470 9.9% 10.873 1.06 $13.64 $13.88 $28,880 1.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 90 15.2% 2.017 0.86 $20.60 $20.13 $41,880 3.4%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 130 36.7% 3.125 0.72 $16.17 $16.33 $33,960 2.4%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 40 37.2% 0.967 1.13 $14.13 $14.99 $31,190 2.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 440 48.3% 10.148 0.42 $26.61 $26.97 $56,100 3.5%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 50 37.1% 1.208 1.66 $34.75 $34.99 $72,780 2.8%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.58 $28.66 $59,620 4.5%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,500 10.5% 104.270 1.14 $9.09 $9.96 $20,720 2.9%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 40 2.4% 0.878 0.94 $22.49 $23.40 $48,680 3.7%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 290 14.5% 6.810 1.06 $11.71 $13.10 $27,260 5.2%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 450 37.7% 10.389 2.75 $8.69 $8.94 $18,590 3.7%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 200 10.0% 4.532 1.54 $13.77 $13.68 $28,460 4.8%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 220 33.6% 5.042 0.60 $9.62 $9.75 $20,280 2.1%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 170 12.1% 3.878 0.62 $10.38 $10.69 $22,230 3.8%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 200 17.6% 4.666 1.09 $8.51 $8.36 $17,390 2.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,270 12.0% 29.373 1.26 $9.00 $9.29 $19,330 2.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,020 28.8% 23.543 1.30 $8.68 $9.49 $19,740 7.0%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 90 27.2% 2.190 1.17 $11.04 $11.39 $23,700 5.3%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 90 45.7% 2.200 0.73 $9.13 $9.40 $19,560 7.4%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 90 39.9% 2.077 0.57 $9.30 $9.77 $20,320 4.5%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 130 25.9% 3.039 1.07 $8.56 $8.58 $17,840 4.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,580 5.4% 36.649 1.15 $12.02 $12.51 $26,030 4.8%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 20.3% 1.143 0.94 $17.43 $16.88 $35,110 9.7%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.36 $17.47 $36,340 3.1%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 840 5.7% 19.427 1.25 $12.67 $12.91 $26,860 5.5%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 330 24.3% 7.682 1.14 $9.11 $9.86 $20,510 4.5%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 280 4.8% 6.583 1.01 $12.28 $12.36 $25,720 4.6%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,510 9.9% 35.098 1.12 $10.59 $11.91 $24,780 3.7%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 100 32.6% 2.228 1.73 $18.59 $19.15 $39,830 6.1%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 110 2.1% 2.448 1.94 $18.44 $17.14 $35,650 5.0%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 30 40.1% 0.739 0.37 $8.89 $9.60 $19,960 3.2%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 150 28.7% 3.421 1.36 $10.51 $13.18 $27,420 12.9%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 410 13.6% 9.522 2.29 $9.11 $9.33 $19,410 4.3%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 370 30.5% 8.581 0.86 $10.97 $11.19 $23,270 2.8%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 160 29.3% 3.739 2.17 $10.77 $11.63 $24,190 12.5%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 50 15.8% 1.129 0.46 $11.30 $12.78 $26,590 5.7%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 60 21.6% 1.409 1.90 $11.18 $13.44 $27,960 19.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,980 5.7% 92.224 0.88 $10.64 $15.61 $32,480 4.1%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 370 12.0% 8.676 1.00 $16.19 $17.14 $35,660 3.2%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,120 8.3% 25.926 1.03 $9.07 $9.52 $19,790 2.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 130 33.8% 2.974 0.92 $9.65 $12.14 $25,260 6.0%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 40 25.0% 0.934 0.54 $16.50 $17.21 $35,800 5.6%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,370 12.3% 31.802 0.95 $9.21 $11.56 $24,040 5.4%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 80 37.1% 1.813 0.65 $20.65 $23.71 $49,320 13.9%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 60 26.4% 1.314 0.57 $29.31 $39.20 $81,540 17.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 150 17.8% 3.493 0.54 $21.27 $27.89 $58,000 14.1%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 30 20.1% 0.746 0.31 $36.76 $34.50 $71,750 6.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 330 13.3% 7.661 0.75 $32.21 $35.10 $73,020 4.9%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 90 23.1% 2.126 1.93 $22.34 $24.03 $49,980 9.2%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 120 40.6% 2.784 1.69 $10.60 $12.04 $25,040 10.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,280 4.8% 122.491 0.77 $16.34 $17.00 $35,350 3.2%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 240 12.0% 5.602 0.54 $20.65 $20.55 $42,730 4.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 110 43.6% 2.534 0.71 $15.44 $15.51 $32,260 3.2%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 470 9.7% 10.811 0.94 $15.67 $16.68 $34,700 2.6%
43-3071 Tellers detail 190 22.7% 4.423 1.22 $12.21 $12.17 $25,310 3.1%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 40 10.7% 0.851 0.90 $20.45 $20.98 $43,640 3.6%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 420 27.7% 9.712 0.52 $16.14 $16.30 $33,900 3.4%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 11.0% 1.108 1.09 $24.74 $21.51 $44,730 10.1%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 150 31.8% 3.431 1.95 $9.24 $9.35 $19,450 4.2%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 100 12.1% 2.311 3.18 $21.02 $18.77 $39,040 23.1%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $17.57 $36,540 14.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 30 9.2% 0.726 0.72 $21.18 $20.95 $43,580 5.1%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 260 11.5% 6.082 0.86 $13.33 $13.49 $28,060 2.8%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 50 8.5% 1.256 0.98 $20.55 $19.47 $40,510 5.1%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.37 $20.71 $43,080 2.8%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 90 0.0% 2.063 0.90 $28.38 $24.35 $50,650 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 50 4.8% 1.140 0.51 $20.30 $20.84 $43,350 2.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 6.5% 5.060 1.03 $15.05 $15.63 $32,510 2.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 370 11.2% 8.558 0.61 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 380 4.7% 8.734 1.81 $20.51 $21.01 $43,700 2.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 40 27.3% 0.971 0.66 $16.37 $17.08 $35,520 6.2%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 200 10.8% 4.650 1.21 $14.23 $15.22 $31,650 4.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 620 6.7% 14.272 0.86 $19.15 $18.58 $38,650 5.2%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 30 30.1% 0.779 0.54 $14.55 $14.82 $30,830 9.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 710 7.5% 16.453 0.77 $16.21 $16.98 $35,320 4.0%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 50 25.3% 1.087 2.37 $9.06 $11.73 $24,390 4.1%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 100 12.2% 2.348 0.71 $13.92 $15.71 $32,670 9.6%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail 30 37.4% 0.763 3.87 $19.50 $20.12 $41,840 4.0%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,260 21.0% 52.279 1.32 $17.13 $18.48 $38,440 3.4%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 220 19.9% 5.164 1.38 $25.72 $25.78 $53,630 3.3%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 270 24.2% 6.365 1.37 $17.58 $18.17 $37,780 3.6%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 60 28.1% 1.465 1.24 $16.87 $16.49 $34,300 4.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 340 18.5% 7.869 1.22 $14.33 $14.92 $31,020 2.7%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators detail 40 34.2% 1.004 2.61 $16.80 $16.61 $34,550 4.4%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 150 24.6% 3.505 1.36 $20.21 $20.15 $41,900 2.4%
47-2111 Electricians detail 180 26.4% 4.246 0.99 $24.84 $24.05 $50,020 6.4%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.18 $15.09 $31,400 2.8%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.44 $14.35 $29,840 3.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 17.6% 1.796 0.63 $21.79 $21.77 $45,280 3.4%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 60 1.7% 1.349 1.31 $23.35 $22.63 $47,060 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,830 7.8% 42.307 1.09 $20.51 $20.70 $43,050 2.0%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 120 13.0% 2.814 0.87 $26.87 $26.04 $54,170 3.8%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 40 26.9% 0.999 0.63 $31.37 $29.45 $61,250 5.3%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 34.7% 0.929 0.90 $18.60 $21.66 $45,040 5.7%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 240 18.8% 5.526 1.19 $19.14 $19.56 $40,690 5.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 70 28.5% 1.683 0.92 $22.10 $22.53 $46,850 3.9%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 40 10.8% 0.830 3.09 $20.12 $20.19 $42,000 2.3%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 50 32.1% 1.052 1.19 $17.45 $17.46 $36,320 2.2%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.94 $15.48 $32,190 10.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 150 23.2% 3.470 1.74 $21.88 $21.72 $45,170 3.1%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 110 11.9% 2.578 1.10 $25.85 $25.15 $52,320 3.0%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.89 $19.59 $40,750 11.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 540 8.7% 12.436 1.30 $18.54 $18.65 $38,800 2.5%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,590 6.2% 60.039 0.91 $17.41 $18.08 $37,600 2.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 140 9.7% 3.289 0.75 $29.30 $29.37 $61,080 2.5%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 370 15.9% 8.549 1.06 $15.01 $15.46 $32,160 2.5%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 40 21.7% 0.950 0.57 $15.36 $16.17 $33,630 4.5%
51-3011 Bakers detail 70 5.3% 1.537 1.20 $12.40 $12.68 $26,370 3.4%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 50 16.4% 1.050 0.99 $15.45 $15.24 $31,690 4.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $17.82 $37,070 2.5%
51-4041 Machinists detail 90 9.6% 2.156 0.74 $19.07 $19.65 $40,880 2.2%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 130 12.8% 3.062 1.09 $18.28 $18.74 $38,980 3.0%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers detail 40 12.8% 0.895 3.49 $17.02 $17.66 $36,730 2.8%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 150 15.1% 3.468 2.84 $14.96 $15.06 $31,330 5.1%
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers detail 30 20.9% 0.795 2.09 $15.82 $15.66 $32,560 2.3%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 50 17.7% 1.106 0.76 $9.49 $9.61 $19,990 2.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 60 28.8% 1.303 1.57 $22.39 $23.10 $48,040 3.4%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 9.6% 0.939 2.04 $20.15 $19.56 $40,690 4.9%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 130 11.1% 3.009 0.82 $20.92 $22.43 $46,650 7.0%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 250 21.3% 5.857 2.13 $16.47 $16.66 $34,660 3.1%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 80 28.5% 1.945 3.02 $20.40 $18.76 $39,020 8.7%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 70 10.5% 1.632 0.51 $16.38 $15.46 $32,160 4.1%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 150 2.4% 3.551 2.02 $21.06 $19.57 $40,700 3.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,050 10.8% 47.481 0.69 $11.27 $13.60 $28,290 3.8%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 30 19.9% 0.732 0.50 $25.75 $24.42 $50,800 7.5%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 110 13.8% 2.436 0.66 $13.09 $14.60 $30,380 16.1%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 250 36.5% 5.695 1.88 $8.65 $8.91 $18,530 6.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 280 17.4% 6.511 0.53 $17.65 $17.89 $37,210 2.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 210 32.5% 4.856 0.81 $11.02 $11.98 $24,920 9.3%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 60 9.4% 1.282 0.98 $9.14 $9.48 $19,710 9.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 80 16.3% 1.815 0.46 $19.27 $18.87 $39,260 5.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 70 26.1% 1.731 0.71 $9.95 $11.05 $22,990 4.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 540 15.4% 12.491 0.69 $10.37 $11.83 $24,610 4.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.64 $11.23 $23,370 7.6%

About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 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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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016

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