Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2014 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 42,250 2.5% 1000.000 1.00 $17.63 $21.93 $45,610 5.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,540 3.6% 60.001 1.20 $40.01 $44.57 $92,710 4.3%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 90 10.1% 2.135 1.17 $67.76 $71.27 $148,250 11.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 530 6.3% 12.655 0.83 $37.00 $45.10 $93,810 4.3%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 50 19.8% 1.079 0.79 $44.28 $50.84 $105,750 19.3%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 90 11.7% 2.099 0.79 $42.64 $46.16 $96,010 6.7%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 80 5.4% 1.858 0.93 $35.43 $37.67 $78,350 3.8%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 110 5.2% 2.655 1.09 $49.25 $52.14 $108,460 3.3%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 180 11.1% 4.175 1.09 $53.81 $53.55 $111,380 3.9%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 100 8.2% 2.364 1.91 $40.19 $42.90 $89,230 5.2%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 190 34.5% 4.573 2.71 $20.99 $23.44 $48,750 10.6%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program detail 30 38.4% 0.772 2.21 $17.41 $19.17 $39,860 9.1%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 40 16.3% 1.053 0.61 (4) (4) $85,030 6.9%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 80 16.5% 1.905 1.44 $51.95 $51.85 $107,840 6.6%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 140 16.6% 3.316 2.26 $22.19 $23.23 $48,330 5.7%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 190 6.5% 4.404 1.92 $43.30 $44.68 $92,930 3.8%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 30 9.0% 0.779 1.97 $54.78 $55.66 $115,770 5.0%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 32.1% 0.982 0.78 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 30 20.8% 0.819 0.95 $21.99 $25.72 $53,490 8.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 70 11.4% 1.545 0.58 $40.10 $42.04 $87,440 5.6%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.77 $29.98 $62,360 3.6%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 80 4.5% 1.884 0.88 $27.39 $27.85 $57,930 3.4%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 30 18.3% 0.814 0.45 $29.59 $32.81 $68,250 5.7%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 15.4% 1.254 0.81 $30.07 $30.77 $64,000 5.7%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 110 29.6% 2.497 0.74 $23.28 $24.11 $50,150 2.4%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 16.7% 0.996 1.07 $32.69 $33.22 $69,090 2.9%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 100 11.1% 2.248 0.52 $33.18 $36.03 $74,940 5.5%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 60 3.2% 1.385 3.39 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 16.5% 1.020 0.58 $30.95 $30.40 $63,230 6.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 130 13.3% 3.100 0.89 $28.21 $31.03 $64,540 4.9%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.89 $27.21 $56,600 2.2%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 300 5.9% 7.121 0.81 $27.01 $29.88 $62,160 3.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 70 34.1% 1.621 0.73 $33.10 $33.68 $70,060 9.9%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 110 42.4% 2.663 2.62 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,380 6.3% 32.741 1.15 $30.81 $32.07 $66,710 2.5%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 350 6.0% 8.388 2.15 $33.72 $34.45 $71,650 3.4%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 80 24.1% 1.870 0.84 $27.05 $28.07 $58,390 4.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 280 10.6% 6.603 1.30 $35.84 $36.36 $75,620 3.7%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 60 37.3% 1.508 0.53 $42.24 $41.15 $85,590 4.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 90 16.1% 2.234 0.83 $28.88 $29.85 $62,090 4.4%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 170 8.2% 4.047 0.97 $21.70 $22.46 $46,730 5.3%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 170 5.0% 4.049 3.14 $24.70 $25.57 $53,190 2.7%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 100 29.2% 2.251 1.43 $33.67 $36.27 $75,430 6.3%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,060 3.6% 24.988 1.40 $32.78 $33.17 $68,990 2.0%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 30 43.6% 0.772 1.17 $32.26 $32.41 $67,410 7.2%
17-1012 Landscape Architects detail 40 44.5% 0.947 7.06 $18.07 $21.05 $43,780 13.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 240 4.9% 5.593 2.87 $40.72 $39.07 $81,270 2.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 100 6.3% 2.464 1.40 $39.61 $39.55 $82,260 2.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 80 7.8% 1.844 0.92 $35.47 $37.63 $78,270 4.8%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 60 0.0% 1.361 1.48 $36.12 $38.05 $79,140 1.7%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 60 15.6% 1.323 2.79 $20.24 $21.47 $44,660 4.2%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 170 11.5% 4.130 7.83 $31.22 $30.33 $63,080 3.9%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 70 13.1% 1.619 3.23 $22.54 $23.85 $49,600 8.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,410 5.2% 33.316 3.93 $25.73 $27.91 $58,060 1.7%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 250 38.0% 5.945 53.03 $28.67 $31.26 $65,020 8.0%
19-2031 Chemists detail 40 6.9% 0.843 1.32 $33.55 $36.83 $76,610 2.6%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 40 22.7% 0.937 1.43 $32.17 $31.65 $65,830 3.1%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 30 0.0% 0.776 1.00 $32.47 $32.53 $67,670 2.3%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 220 15.4% 5.283 34.59 $18.67 $19.24 $40,020 4.3%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 240 0.9% 5.718 10.64 $22.60 $20.95 $43,580 2.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 60 19.9% 1.460 3.10 $17.44 $18.68 $38,850 6.2%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 450 7.9% 10.719 0.75 $19.95 $20.48 $42,590 4.8%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 40 41.1% 1.058 1.19 $19.96 $20.75 $43,150 16.9%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 80 29.8% 1.919 0.91 $20.22 $20.13 $41,880 5.6%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 40 40.9% 0.873 0.33 $12.56 $12.45 $25,900 9.4%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 110 16.5% 2.667 0.34 $24.53 $31.56 $65,650 7.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 40 15.4% 1.022 0.23 $39.76 $42.10 $87,560 6.6%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 30 24.0% 0.783 0.39 $22.32 $22.30 $46,380 2.9%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,680 3.3% 87.192 1.40 $26.90 $31.55 $65,620 13.4%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 130 19.4% 2.961 1.14 $13.16 $13.88 $28,870 9.8%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 200 30.7% 4.774 0.67 (4) (4) $56,760 3.2%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 80 39.9% 1.945 1.94 (4) (4) $47,970 6.0%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 440 48.5% 10.388 2.25 $13.11 $12.92 $26,860 3.8%
25-4021 Librarians detail 40 27.7% 1.048 1.06 $17.65 $20.33 $42,290 3.3%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.61 $17.11 $35,600 5.5%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 270 28.2% 6.475 0.73 (4) (4) $21,790 2.2%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 520 12.5% 12.390 0.93 $21.63 $21.95 $45,660 4.5%
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers detail 30 10.7% 0.748 3.44 $29.31 $30.59 $63,620 2.0%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 100 10.6% 2.248 1.54 $20.53 $21.61 $44,950 5.8%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 50 24.5% 1.212 0.77 (4) (4) $21,290 8.0%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 150 4.8% 3.638 2.36 $24.40 $25.00 $52,000 2.3%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,110 3.4% 49.827 0.86 $26.59 $35.14 $73,090 7.0%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 10.6% 1.519 0.71 $52.77 $49.40 $102,750 3.3%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 100 19.3% 2.376 2.57 (5) $124.14 $258,210 11.7%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 40 38.0% 0.980 0.43 (5) $115.81 $240,890 7.7%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 30 6.8% 0.722 0.49 $35.93 $36.76 $76,460 6.3%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 80 11.4% 1.782 3.86 $40.46 $41.36 $86,020 2.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 700 6.8% 16.576 0.83 $26.81 $27.26 $56,710 3.6%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 40 41.1% 1.003 1.11 $46.05 $49.50 $102,960 4.8%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 50 4.3% 1.112 0.93 $24.55 $24.56 $51,080 2.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 60 18.6% 1.470 1.24 $20.40 $20.70 $43,050 3.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 70 26.3% 1.747 1.20 $33.72 $33.55 $69,780 3.3%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 60 11.4% 1.363 0.95 $21.95 $22.61 $47,030 2.1%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 40 16.0% 0.916 0.52 $21.02 $21.36 $44,430 3.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 140 12.5% 3.313 1.21 $13.73 $13.75 $28,600 3.5%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 110 11.9% 2.677 0.52 $18.99 $18.89 $39,290 1.7%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 50 44.2% 1.295 2.39 $13.30 $13.63 $28,350 4.3%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 40 10.9% 0.850 1.76 $30.67 $32.16 $66,900 2.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 940 8.4% 22.186 0.76 $13.52 $14.07 $29,260 2.2%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 460 13.9% 10.821 1.02 $12.96 $12.92 $26,860 2.3%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 90 13.7% 2.168 0.93 $18.41 $18.01 $37,450 6.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 100 30.5% 2.471 0.57 $14.73 $15.15 $31,510 1.9%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 50 17.6% 1.070 2.36 $15.86 $15.01 $31,220 8.4%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 40 30.6% 0.956 1.82 $11.70 $13.78 $28,660 8.5%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 50 37.7% 1.124 1.36 $13.82 $14.67 $30,500 2.5%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 420 46.4% 9.869 0.40 $25.35 $25.96 $54,000 3.6%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $33.80 $34.00 $70,710 3.0%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.05 $27.99 $58,230 4.2%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 40 17.0% 0.892 0.11 $20.83 $19.57 $40,700 7.7%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,230 6.9% 100.202 1.10 $9.00 $9.90 $20,600 3.2%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 40 10.2% 0.847 0.97 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 280 14.8% 6.563 1.02 $12.65 $13.35 $27,760 4.5%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.26 $10.29 $21,400 12.9%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 200 9.8% 4.778 1.60 $13.15 $13.17 $27,390 6.5%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 240 25.9% 5.595 0.68 $9.17 $9.27 $19,280 2.0%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail 130 21.1% 3.160 2.36 $9.92 $9.93 $20,650 3.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 200 16.9% 4.665 0.74 $9.53 $10.02 $20,840 4.2%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 170 38.3% 4.078 0.95 $8.43 $8.20 $17,050 3.5%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,090 18.9% 25.840 1.12 $8.55 $8.75 $18,200 2.8%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 110 11.6% 2.693 0.76 $9.23 $9.35 $19,450 3.1%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 990 16.8% 23.497 1.30 $8.73 $9.59 $19,940 8.0%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 150 31.7% 3.593 1.94 $10.63 $10.79 $22,440 4.5%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 100 37.1% 2.300 0.76 $9.22 $9.41 $19,570 7.2%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 80 26.8% 1.801 0.48 $9.00 $9.12 $18,980 4.4%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 130 17.7% 3.006 1.09 $8.70 $8.74 $18,180 3.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,580 9.0% 37.489 1.16 $11.89 $12.51 $26,030 5.2%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 29.8% 1.240 0.99 $14.33 $15.14 $31,500 9.6%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.50 $17.89 $37,220 4.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 860 13.5% 20.264 1.28 $13.39 $13.24 $27,540 6.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 320 25.7% 7.592 1.10 $8.83 $9.34 $19,430 4.9%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 280 6.3% 6.726 1.05 $11.19 $12.10 $25,170 3.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,450 11.0% 34.284 1.12 $10.46 $11.82 $24,580 3.9%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 100 31.8% 2.360 1.97 $17.38 $17.33 $36,040 5.2%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 110 15.9% 2.570 2.15 $19.71 $18.54 $38,570 7.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 60 43.5% 1.527 0.75 $8.71 $9.05 $18,820 3.6%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 160 23.8% 3.770 1.48 $11.05 $13.28 $27,610 8.3%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 360 15.5% 8.553 1.98 $9.23 $9.31 $19,360 5.0%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 360 31.9% 8.523 0.92 $10.74 $10.89 $22,660 2.9%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 100 21.9% 2.461 1.38 $9.45 $11.72 $24,380 6.7%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 40 10.2% 0.914 0.38 $11.29 $12.48 $25,960 5.5%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 60 21.1% 1.482 2.09 $9.74 $11.10 $23,090 13.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,970 4.5% 93.942 0.89 $11.09 $16.05 $33,390 4.1%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 400 12.4% 9.564 1.08 $15.83 $17.22 $35,810 3.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 25.1% 1.013 0.55 $29.92 $39.95 $83,100 14.7%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,070 9.9% 25.224 1.00 $8.94 $9.24 $19,220 2.0%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 100 32.3% 2.272 0.70 $14.56 $16.15 $33,600 5.8%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 60 18.5% 1.394 0.81 $16.59 $16.29 $33,880 6.8%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,340 8.0% 31.709 0.94 $9.59 $12.99 $27,020 5.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.27 $23.00 $47,840 14.0%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 50 26.1% 1.079 0.46 $33.38 $42.16 $87,680 17.9%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 150 22.9% 3.626 0.59 $20.69 $29.24 $60,810 12.4%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 390 10.9% 9.299 0.90 $28.63 $33.10 $68,840 5.9%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 60 28.5% 1.354 1.16 $13.56 $15.73 $32,710 11.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,490 4.3% 129.881 0.81 $15.81 $16.54 $34,400 3.7%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 260 12.4% 6.201 0.60 $18.78 $19.99 $41,570 5.6%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 110 35.3% 2.525 0.70 $15.02 $14.89 $30,970 2.7%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 480 8.8% 11.332 0.97 $16.03 $16.87 $35,090 3.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 30 38.6% 0.760 0.62 $17.63 $17.57 $36,550 3.4%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 30 11.3% 0.736 1.42 $17.03 $17.00 $35,360 2.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 190 31.9% 4.561 1.20 $11.15 $11.19 $23,270 3.1%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 40 9.7% 0.914 0.96 $20.41 $20.87 $43,410 4.1%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 450 22.3% 10.532 0.57 $15.84 $15.80 $32,860 3.2%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 11.6% 1.072 0.98 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 130 35.3% 3.105 1.74 $8.82 $8.78 $18,270 2.4%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 120 10.1% 2.724 3.65 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 40 35.9% 1.058 2.74 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 40 7.8% 0.961 0.96 $18.47 $18.45 $38,370 5.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 230 16.8% 5.398 0.74 $12.07 $12.39 $25,760 3.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 60 10.8% 1.420 1.09 $20.34 $19.08 $39,690 5.7%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $20.71 $43,080 2.7%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 90 0.0% 2.012 0.88 $27.50 $25.26 $52,530 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 5.3% 1.796 0.82 $19.96 $20.36 $42,340 2.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 6.9% 5.103 1.04 $14.26 $14.79 $30,760 3.0%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 490 8.4% 11.632 0.84 $10.54 $12.00 $24,950 3.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 380 7.5% 8.932 1.69 $20.55 $21.13 $43,950 2.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.72 $16.16 $33,620 2.6%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 200 7.6% 4.703 1.23 $14.54 $15.61 $32,470 5.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 670 5.2% 15.774 0.97 $19.88 $18.94 $39,390 5.9%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 30 24.3% 0.712 0.47 $15.81 $16.78 $34,910 5.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 690 6.6% 16.231 0.76 $15.47 $16.51 $34,340 4.3%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 60 18.4% 1.314 2.67 $9.04 $12.13 $25,230 11.7%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 70 32.1% 1.680 0.51 $17.85 $18.03 $37,510 4.6%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.85 $19.03 $39,580 5.4%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,570 11.6% 37.094 0.95 $18.34 $19.56 $40,680 2.9%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 150 22.4% 3.664 1.00 $22.88 $25.31 $52,650 5.6%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 240 32.5% 5.680 1.24 $18.06 $17.81 $37,040 3.5%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 70 30.8% 1.545 1.37 $17.27 $18.00 $37,430 5.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 340 21.8% 7.966 1.26 $14.22 $15.31 $31,840 2.8%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 140 23.5% 3.330 1.31 $20.28 $20.10 $41,810 2.0%
47-2111 Electricians detail 180 24.5% 4.341 1.03 $22.80 $22.72 $47,270 6.3%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 60 31.1% 1.510 0.55 $22.85 $22.88 $47,590 3.6%
47-2181 Roofers detail 50 33.4% 1.074 1.40 $17.21 $18.48 $38,440 4.5%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 60 2.2% 1.361 1.31 $23.40 $22.36 $46,520 2.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,820 7.9% 43.155 1.11 $20.67 $21.28 $44,270 2.6%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 110 12.6% 2.719 0.85 $28.80 $27.86 $57,950 3.8%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 40 27.1% 1.060 0.67 $31.52 $30.81 $64,080 3.2%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 60 14.9% 1.361 1.34 $17.12 $19.87 $41,340 7.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 230 12.1% 5.455 1.16 $17.92 $19.66 $40,880 7.3%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 90 40.3% 2.104 1.17 $21.31 $22.03 $45,820 5.3%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 30.6% 0.838 0.95 $17.50 $17.69 $36,800 3.0%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.73 $16.61 $34,550 6.3%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 160 21.7% 3.841 1.99 $21.61 $21.85 $45,450 3.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 140 12.6% 3.373 1.45 $25.94 $27.55 $57,310 8.9%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.33 $18.86 $39,230 19.1%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 500 8.3% 11.869 1.25 $17.74 $18.26 $37,980 3.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,820 6.5% 66.775 1.01 $16.35 $16.97 $35,300 1.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 130 10.1% 3.105 0.71 $28.36 $29.36 $61,070 2.6%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers detail 40 15.5% 0.902 0.59 $14.32 $14.49 $30,140 6.9%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 530 10.4% 12.624 1.52 $14.41 $14.96 $31,120 2.8%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 40 19.6% 0.968 0.55 $14.45 $15.27 $31,750 4.3%
51-3011 Bakers detail 50 7.2% 1.247 0.97 $11.01 $11.60 $24,130 4.2%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 50 26.3% 1.292 1.27 $10.63 $11.09 $23,070 5.4%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 50 28.5% 1.153 1.05 $15.44 $15.41 $32,050 6.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.04 $17.18 $35,730 3.2%
51-4041 Machinists detail 120 7.0% 2.752 0.95 $18.02 $18.66 $38,810 2.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 150 13.8% 3.522 1.29 $17.01 $17.33 $36,050 3.6%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers detail 40 9.7% 0.942 3.52 $16.80 $17.38 $36,150 2.1%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 150 9.8% 3.614 2.93 $15.09 $15.05 $31,300 5.3%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 50 23.2% 1.219 0.83 $9.63 $9.76 $20,300 2.5%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators detail 80 26.0% 1.841 6.63 $20.99 $21.62 $44,970 8.8%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 36.4% 0.942 1.14 $22.04 $22.80 $47,430 4.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 140 6.1% 3.231 0.89 $16.12 $17.38 $36,150 5.5%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 250 33.4% 6.007 2.13 $15.70 $15.99 $33,250 2.8%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 80 28.2% 1.927 2.87 $19.54 $17.93 $37,290 6.7%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 60 13.0% 1.498 0.48 $15.58 $14.64 $30,450 4.6%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 150 2.1% 3.583 2.23 $19.93 $18.44 $38,360 2.8%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,160 10.1% 51.131 0.75 $11.82 $14.03 $29,180 3.8%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 50 24.2% 1.183 0.81 $24.31 $23.10 $48,050 5.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 110 24.0% 2.532 0.69 $17.91 $17.99 $37,420 14.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 220 47.8% 5.204 1.73 $8.47 $8.69 $18,070 6.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 270 19.6% 6.317 0.53 $17.23 $17.81 $37,050 3.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 220 24.9% 5.183 0.88 $16.19 $15.62 $32,480 9.4%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 70 6.8% 1.590 1.21 $8.74 $8.68 $18,060 4.0%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.32 $10.19 $21,200 3.1%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 60 13.0% 1.368 0.35 $19.79 $19.47 $40,500 6.2%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 100 36.7% 2.263 0.95 $10.59 $11.06 $23,000 6.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 580 15.9% 13.708 0.77 $10.72 $12.18 $25,330 3.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.30 $11.36 $23,640 6.0%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 60 40.1% 1.472 1.73 $12.48 $15.96 $33,190 23.4%

About May 2014 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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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015

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