Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bowling Green, KY



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Bowling Green, 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 file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Bowling Green, 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 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 69,700 3.5% 1000.000 1.00 $14.42 $18.29 $38,040 1.7%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 3,000 4.9% 43.103 0.86 $35.80 $40.78 $84,820 2.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 90 17.9% 1.349 0.78 $67.28 $84.96 $176,720 8.6%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 1,040 7.2% 14.928 0.96 $34.27 $39.91 $83,020 4.2%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 50 38.3% 0.722 0.52 $38.70 $44.91 $93,420 6.5%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 80 24.4% 1.208 0.46 $42.06 $48.05 $99,950 7.7%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 50 17.6% 0.743 0.38 $33.52 $36.79 $76,530 4.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 50 23.0% 0.699 0.28 $42.18 $48.22 $100,300 10.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 210 10.7% 2.997 0.78 $40.23 $46.21 $96,120 5.6%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 150 11.5% 2.101 1.71 $38.55 $42.51 $88,430 4.4%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.53 $43.91 $91,330 2.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 60 31.1% 0.910 1.15 $40.14 $39.69 $82,550 5.9%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 60 12.2% 0.931 1.05 $34.82 $34.13 $70,990 4.7%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 110 15.7% 1.558 0.90 $35.23 $38.38 $79,830 6.3%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 110 0.0% 1.644 0.96 (4) (4) $75,620 2.0%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 80 6.7% 1.154 1.17 $40.83 $46.57 $96,870 12.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 90 32.8% 1.286 0.99 $51.87 $53.60 $111,490 4.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 130 16.1% 1.924 1.32 $19.26 $20.28 $42,180 4.6%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 130 14.4% 1.831 0.80 $33.13 $36.18 $75,250 4.5%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 60 21.7% 0.918 0.73 $20.16 $20.64 $42,940 13.9%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 130 25.8% 1.825 2.10 $24.34 $28.73 $59,760 9.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 110 20.1% 1.530 0.56 $39.34 $43.29 $90,050 7.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,170 9.1% 31.158 0.61 $24.50 $27.09 $56,340 2.4%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.35 $27.67 $57,560 7.1%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.08 $24.85 $51,680 2.8%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 110 44.5% 1.601 0.81 $26.52 $26.59 $55,310 3.3%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 100 37.4% 1.402 0.75 $21.25 $22.96 $47,760 4.9%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 30 24.8% 0.469 0.30 $20.44 $20.68 $43,020 10.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 260 23.6% 3.720 1.04 $19.94 $22.06 $45,880 5.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.33 $31.36 $65,220 3.0%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 70 17.5% 0.951 0.21 $32.55 $34.29 $71,310 10.6%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 30 18.5% 0.496 0.78 $16.46 $16.19 $33,680 4.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 90 30.4% 1.339 0.73 $27.38 $27.49 $57,190 12.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 150 28.6% 2.212 0.60 $21.19 $25.14 $52,280 7.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 170 14.3% 2.389 0.36 $28.65 $29.59 $61,560 6.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 320 12.2% 4.597 0.52 $25.64 $27.85 $57,920 3.3%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 40 41.6% 0.517 0.27 $31.07 $32.26 $67,100 3.6%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 50 27.0% 0.758 0.53 $41.34 $51.71 $107,550 20.0%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 150 17.5% 2.082 0.94 $32.54 $33.49 $69,660 7.5%
13-2082 Tax Preparers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.20 $16.51 $34,340 16.9%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 740 8.4% 10.576 0.36 $26.54 $30.87 $64,200 5.3%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 100 31.6% 1.462 0.36 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 50 19.1% 0.748 0.14 $28.34 $29.04 $60,400 9.6%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 40 40.8% 0.580 0.63 $20.89 $23.00 $47,850 7.8%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 130 15.7% 1.875 0.69 $28.33 $29.48 $61,310 2.7%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 170 15.6% 2.422 0.57 $17.32 $17.79 $37,000 3.2%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 60 24.3% 0.923 0.69 $27.02 $25.46 $52,960 3.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,040 28.1% 14.958 0.83 $33.34 $33.20 $69,050 3.6%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 70 11.0% 0.941 0.47 $28.66 $29.78 $61,940 3.3%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $39.55 $38.02 $79,070 3.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 150 29.5% 2.192 1.09 $38.31 $38.68 $80,450 4.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 40 47.9% 0.585 0.64 $38.86 $36.75 $76,440 16.5%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 50 8.0% 0.776 1.50 $20.19 $21.00 $43,680 4.0%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.36 $26.01 $54,090 4.6%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 40 25.3% 0.511 1.31 $14.33 $15.02 $31,250 5.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 280 12.6% 4.005 0.48 $24.34 $26.86 $55,880 7.7%
19-2031 Chemists detail 30 25.3% 0.438 0.71 $37.26 $38.37 $79,800 5.0%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 50 36.2% 0.682 0.89 $29.08 $38.19 $79,440 18.6%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,160 5.5% 16.685 1.17 $16.33 $18.15 $37,750 4.1%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 230 4.3% 3.353 1.82 $20.77 $22.85 $47,520 4.2%
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.55 $16.27 $33,840 9.3%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 80 46.8% 1.185 1.27 $15.39 $17.48 $36,350 13.0%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 70 15.9% 0.950 1.29 $16.60 $17.08 $35,530 2.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 310 9.6% 4.432 2.08 $16.65 $18.95 $39,420 10.4%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 50 22.3% 0.673 0.60 $20.27 $20.02 $41,640 6.4%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 190 22.0% 2.735 1.05 $10.92 $12.08 $25,120 6.6%
21-1094 Community Health Workers detail 40 31.2% 0.541 1.55 $16.79 $16.03 $33,340 4.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 380 6.7% 5.501 0.71 $25.82 $31.13 $64,740 6.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 190 7.6% 2.765 0.63 $31.55 $38.94 $80,990 9.8%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 150 13.2% 2.185 1.11 $20.21 $20.42 $42,480 5.2%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 4,890 0.9% 70.192 1.13 $22.86 $23.07 $47,980 2.0%
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary detail 50 5.0% 0.653 1.06 (4) (4) $84,950 5.8%
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 30 2.8% 0.466 1.90 (4) (4) $72,260 4.0%
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary detail 80 6.4% 1.145 0.88 (4) (4) $57,650 5.5%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 120 9.7% 1.686 1.94 $21.31 $21.93 $45,610 5.7%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 120 19.5% 1.709 0.64 $14.10 $15.55 $32,350 3.8%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 90 0.0% 1.314 1.15 (4) (4) $47,380 1.9%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 750 3.4% 10.755 1.07 (4) (4) $47,620 2.1%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 250 0.0% 3.560 0.78 (4) (4) $49,740 2.0%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 460 0.0% 6.613 0.95 (4) (4) $50,150 1.9%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 130 0.0% 1.871 1.32 (4) (4) $48,710 2.5%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 50 0.0% 0.679 1.03 (4) (4) $49,440 2.3%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 80 0.0% 1.076 1.14 (4) (4) $52,540 2.4%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 50 4.2% 0.704 1.49 $19.15 $19.95 $41,500 2.2%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 50 28.6% 0.680 0.43 $11.20 $14.13 $29,390 14.1%
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 70 21.3% 1.001 0.51 (4) (4) $35,350 6.9%
25-4021 Librarians detail 100 5.2% 1.482 1.55 $23.42 $24.97 $51,930 3.1%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 60 3.4% 0.897 1.31 $11.56 $12.33 $25,640 3.6%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 45.3% 0.858 0.85 $24.84 $25.31 $52,640 2.3%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 640 4.2% 9.181 1.03 (4) (4) $24,500 2.6%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 80 0.0% 1.085 1.38 $17.28 $19.45 $40,450 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 800 10.2% 11.474 0.86 $14.74 $18.69 $38,880 5.9%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 90 16.1% 1.257 0.85 $14.59 $16.69 $34,720 5.4%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 60 43.3% 0.836 1.15 $11.84 $13.15 $27,350 4.2%
27-2012 Producers and Directors detail 60 38.8% 0.836 1.10 $19.91 $20.16 $41,920 8.0%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 120 14.8% 1.771 1.09 (4) (4) $48,710 16.7%
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers detail 40 24.0% 0.603 2.73 $9.22 $10.14 $21,090 3.2%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents detail 40 22.2% 0.524 1.76 $12.17 $12.33 $25,640 8.2%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 90 14.3% 1.304 0.82 $17.20 $23.04 $47,910 11.2%
27-3041 Editors detail 50 33.7% 0.730 1.04 $10.35 $13.34 $27,750 12.7%
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians detail 40 38.0% 0.616 3.00 $13.41 $13.30 $27,660 5.9%
27-4021 Photographers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.94 $16.77 $34,880 2.8%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 4,460 26.3% 64.061 1.10 $24.76 $30.66 $63,780 5.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 150 23.3% 2.135 1.00 $59.24 $57.73 $120,080 2.5%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 50 34.7% 0.729 0.79 (5) $100.46 $208,960 10.1%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 30 43.1% 0.469 1.56 (5) (5) (5) 11.9%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 70 33.3% 0.935 0.40 (5) $124.52 $259,000 9.9%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 32.0% 0.611 0.74 $42.34 $40.68 $84,610 2.9%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 100 18.7% 1.382 0.91 $42.90 $42.23 $87,840 2.9%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 110 48.4% 1.616 1.85 $21.85 $22.14 $46,050 2.6%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 50 42.5% 0.768 0.81 $31.31 $37.54 $78,080 16.6%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 60 47.5% 0.809 1.70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,620 47.0% 23.284 1.17 $27.45 $27.70 $57,610 2.0%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 100 28.9% 1.497 1.52 $39.58 $44.77 $93,120 7.8%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.88 $27.17 $56,510 2.7%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.80 $17.53 $36,460 6.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.11 $26.40 $54,910 9.7%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.60 $23.31 $48,490 5.9%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.79 $28.57 $59,420 3.1%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 110 29.3% 1.641 1.16 $23.64 $23.55 $48,980 2.1%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 170 38.4% 2.388 1.39 $13.89 $14.63 $30,430 8.4%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 290 17.4% 4.132 1.50 $12.33 $12.78 $26,580 2.8%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 120 47.0% 1.746 2.40 $16.53 $17.40 $36,190 9.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 250 9.7% 3.619 0.72 $17.47 $17.93 $37,290 3.5%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 120 33.0% 1.699 1.23 $15.26 $16.50 $34,330 2.9%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 50 46.6% 0.647 1.21 $18.27 $17.93 $37,290 8.1%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.73 $20.04 $41,690 6.4%
29-9091 Athletic Trainers detail 50 37.4% 0.702 4.13 (4) (4) $41,100 5.0%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,950 16.9% 28.017 0.97 $11.79 $12.95 $26,940 2.9%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 80 44.2% 1.207 0.20 $10.72 $11.25 $23,390 6.4%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 870 19.9% 12.431 1.21 $10.71 $11.00 $22,880 2.9%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 60 29.4% 0.914 1.55 $28.35 $27.99 $58,210 2.6%
31-9011 Massage Therapists detail 50 11.7% 0.713 1.07 $18.16 $20.23 $42,080 17.4%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 160 14.4% 2.233 0.95 $15.68 $15.10 $31,410 6.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.18 $13.64 $28,370 2.5%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 50 30.3% 0.712 1.30 $8.97 $9.96 $20,710 6.4%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.07 $12.52 $26,050 3.4%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 30 20.9% 0.468 0.68 $11.58 $12.21 $25,390 3.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 900 9.1% 12.928 0.53 $14.05 $16.80 $34,940 6.7%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 60 12.6% 0.910 1.25 $27.06 $27.88 $58,000 6.2%
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers detail 30 38.6% 0.485 1.15 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Firefighters detail 140 40.0% 1.950 0.84 $9.94 $10.58 $22,010 12.2%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 40 28.8% 0.567 0.73 $23.74 $35.88 $74,620 27.6%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 260 14.8% 3.692 0.78 $19.05 $17.95 $37,350 6.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 90 35.0% 1.254 0.16 $11.45 $11.93 $24,810 2.6%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 50 48.4% 0.750 0.73 $8.79 $8.80 $18,300 4.7%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 7,060 2.4% 101.365 1.11 $8.98 $10.54 $21,910 7.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 610 14.7% 8.815 1.38 $13.52 $16.59 $34,510 13.0%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 460 6.5% 6.668 2.27 $10.81 $11.07 $23,020 2.6%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 710 11.6% 10.246 1.23 $9.58 $10.13 $21,060 4.2%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 200 24.8% 2.904 0.46 $9.49 $10.01 $20,820 3.5%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 100 17.5% 1.436 0.34 $9.04 $9.80 $20,380 8.7%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,640 9.6% 37.875 1.62 $8.61 $8.65 $17,990 2.3%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,140 21.7% 16.328 0.90 $8.95 $13.62 $28,320 21.5%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.36 $8.25 $17,170 5.0%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 130 30.0% 1.829 0.50 $9.25 $9.44 $19,630 3.2%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 410 21.7% 5.848 2.06 $8.67 $8.82 $18,350 2.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,930 19.2% 27.665 0.87 $9.35 $10.29 $21,410 3.6%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 100 16.2% 1.435 1.19 $11.07 $12.59 $26,200 6.3%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 60 28.0% 0.858 1.14 $14.51 $16.61 $34,560 8.3%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 530 22.0% 7.629 0.49 $9.25 $10.35 $21,530 3.6%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 770 44.8% 10.983 1.64 $8.59 $8.51 $17,700 3.7%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers detail 40 11.6% 0.554 1.09 $13.04 $13.18 $27,420 3.1%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 410 12.7% 5.861 0.90 $11.16 $11.62 $24,180 2.9%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,010 6.7% 28.807 0.92 $9.05 $10.75 $22,350 4.8%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 80 21.0% 1.205 0.94 $15.38 $15.69 $32,640 4.1%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 90 19.0% 1.228 0.97 $8.82 $8.96 $18,640 4.2%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 100 21.5% 1.465 0.74 $9.02 $10.26 $21,330 3.6%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.35 $16.84 $35,020 18.7%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 120 39.9% 1.735 0.69 $8.65 $9.88 $20,540 8.9%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 420 12.6% 6.000 1.44 $9.01 $9.14 $19,010 2.9%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 640 12.9% 9.233 0.93 $8.74 $9.89 $20,570 5.9%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 130 17.7% 1.861 1.08 $16.62 $15.58 $32,400 10.7%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 110 14.6% 1.611 0.66 $9.01 $11.44 $23,790 13.2%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 120 45.9% 1.766 2.38 $8.61 $8.53 $17,740 3.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 7,380 4.9% 105.872 1.01 $9.72 $14.46 $30,080 3.6%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 630 8.7% 8.969 1.04 $14.90 $16.04 $33,360 3.9%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 80 16.2% 1.098 0.61 $19.40 $23.64 $49,160 7.8%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,760 9.9% 25.233 1.00 $8.67 $8.83 $18,360 1.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 220 27.4% 3.175 0.98 $10.02 $12.72 $26,450 7.7%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 180 20.8% 2.561 1.48 $11.95 $15.07 $31,340 11.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,700 6.5% 38.691 1.16 $9.15 $11.32 $23,550 4.0%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 60 30.4% 0.836 0.77 $17.49 $19.74 $41,060 8.0%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 210 12.5% 3.045 1.09 $18.30 $23.35 $48,570 15.4%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 150 15.9% 2.149 0.93 $20.73 $25.28 $52,590 15.6%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 240 21.9% 3.452 0.54 $14.03 $19.68 $40,940 10.3%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 40 44.9% 0.578 0.24 $37.40 $41.23 $85,770 4.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 760 13.5% 10.926 1.07 $23.48 $28.32 $58,900 9.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 40 39.0% 0.618 0.56 $9.09 $11.69 $24,310 12.2%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.66 $12.31 $25,600 8.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 10,050 5.5% 144.169 0.91 $13.45 $14.67 $30,510 1.2%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 670 8.1% 9.579 0.93 $20.79 $22.21 $46,210 2.4%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 80 20.3% 1.136 1.56 $10.69 $10.72 $22,290 2.4%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 50 20.1% 0.707 0.31 $13.46 $15.00 $31,210 7.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 300 15.8% 4.280 1.20 $13.89 $14.13 $29,400 2.6%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 770 8.7% 11.068 0.97 $15.58 $15.86 $32,980 2.0%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 110 13.9% 1.636 1.35 $18.44 $18.64 $38,780 2.6%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 40 34.8% 0.628 1.21 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-3071 Tellers detail 330 7.4% 4.706 1.30 $11.90 $12.65 $26,310 4.1%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 80 12.0% 1.102 1.17 $14.69 $15.84 $32,940 2.3%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 1,120 31.6% 16.010 0.85 $13.36 $14.33 $29,810 2.6%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 30 10.1% 0.452 0.48 $17.12 $17.03 $35,420 2.1%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 60 23.0% 0.793 0.78 $10.73 $11.80 $24,540 9.2%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 150 31.2% 2.129 1.21 $9.23 $9.25 $19,250 5.1%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 320 48.8% 4.557 3.41 $11.75 $12.95 $26,930 2.0%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 70 12.7% 0.948 1.31 $10.09 $10.02 $20,840 2.6%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 80 22.0% 1.187 0.76 $14.01 $14.24 $29,620 3.8%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.26 $17.36 $36,110 6.6%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 50 31.4% 0.788 0.58 $14.23 $15.01 $31,220 5.3%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 19.5% 0.746 0.74 $20.33 $20.87 $43,420 4.7%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 620 10.7% 8.836 1.25 $10.47 $10.91 $22,690 3.0%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 40 44.3% 0.585 0.46 $17.91 $17.74 $36,900 2.3%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 80 23.9% 1.158 2.18 $9.57 $10.71 $22,270 9.3%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.20 $12.09 $25,140 10.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 80 36.8% 1.108 0.78 $14.25 $15.36 $31,940 11.0%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities detail 80 33.5% 1.161 4.58 $10.99 $14.23 $29,600 24.7%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 30 0.0% 0.445 0.78 $27.30 $21.87 $45,480 3.2%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 2.181 0.95 $25.03 $23.91 $49,730 2.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 200 24.2% 2.890 1.29 $23.56 $23.49 $48,870 3.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 230 13.2% 3.343 0.68 $14.19 $14.50 $30,170 3.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,120 8.9% 16.057 1.14 $11.28 $12.07 $25,110 5.9%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 160 19.6% 2.350 0.49 $21.00 $22.68 $47,180 6.0%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 70 23.8% 0.933 0.63 $16.90 $16.88 $35,120 2.8%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 290 41.6% 4.119 1.07 $13.23 $13.20 $27,450 3.0%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,270 6.7% 18.223 1.10 $12.99 $13.60 $28,290 2.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 910 12.0% 13.028 0.61 $12.47 $13.03 $27,090 2.3%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 110 13.3% 1.574 0.91 $11.59 $12.70 $26,410 4.4%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 60 31.2% 0.905 0.27 $9.64 $11.83 $24,600 10.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,800 7.3% 40.132 1.01 $16.94 $18.47 $38,410 2.9%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 320 13.6% 4.662 1.24 $25.23 $25.02 $52,040 3.5%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 50 25.2% 0.686 1.54 $17.64 $17.75 $36,920 13.3%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 290 19.7% 4.122 0.89 $17.63 $19.17 $39,880 6.7%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 110 21.4% 1.593 1.34 $15.43 $15.18 $31,580 9.6%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 370 20.2% 5.267 0.82 $14.90 $15.76 $32,790 6.0%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 410 23.9% 5.861 2.28 $17.37 $19.04 $39,600 6.7%
47-2111 Electricians detail 330 12.3% 4.709 1.10 $19.77 $21.84 $45,430 4.4%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 110 25.1% 1.603 1.04 $14.94 $15.19 $31,590 9.6%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 180 20.3% 2.594 0.91 $19.89 $20.62 $42,880 6.6%
47-2181 Roofers detail 70 33.8% 1.065 1.34 $13.93 $14.15 $29,440 5.4%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 70 46.8% 1.010 1.03 $14.59 $15.04 $31,280 5.1%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 100 20.9% 1.435 2.76 $13.70 $13.75 $28,610 4.8%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 70 42.1% 1.063 1.03 $11.58 $12.54 $26,090 10.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,690 7.2% 38.639 0.99 $17.41 $18.78 $39,070 3.6%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 210 12.9% 3.079 0.95 $26.16 $28.07 $58,390 4.9%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 90 21.8% 1.339 0.84 $18.10 $22.32 $46,420 12.6%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 50 25.3% 0.776 0.75 $12.84 $12.75 $26,520 16.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 270 13.0% 3.857 0.83 $15.36 $16.80 $34,950 6.6%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 110 27.6% 1.514 0.83 $18.27 $19.23 $40,010 2.8%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 36.2% 0.560 0.63 $20.61 $21.73 $45,210 6.4%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics detail 30 30.9% 0.458 2.00 $16.23 $15.50 $32,250 5.1%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.90 $10.92 $22,720 2.4%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 170 19.8% 2.505 1.26 $18.21 $19.54 $40,640 4.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 220 37.0% 3.135 1.34 $25.37 $26.53 $55,190 4.8%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 80 7.5% 1.165 1.74 $24.80 $24.08 $50,090 3.5%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 960 12.9% 13.708 1.44 $14.88 $15.29 $31,810 5.5%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 130 43.0% 1.905 1.84 $13.88 $15.04 $31,280 9.9%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 8,880 9.6% 127.396 1.94 $15.07 $16.52 $34,370 5.1%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 540 19.3% 7.735 1.77 $24.96 $24.98 $51,960 3.8%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 2,550 23.5% 36.656 4.53 $15.26 $16.90 $35,150 8.1%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $12.67 $26,350 3.8%
51-3011 Bakers detail 40 28.2% 0.628 0.49 $10.74 $11.05 $22,990 2.7%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 60 45.9% 0.832 0.84 $11.51 $12.83 $26,690 9.3%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.52 $17.96 $37,360 4.9%
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 130 1.2% 1.835 12.88 $19.62 $19.69 $40,960 3.1%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 260 12.9% 3.675 2.60 $14.83 $15.29 $31,800 5.9%
51-4041 Machinists detail 70 5.9% 1.000 0.35 $20.04 $19.63 $40,830 5.5%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 190 13.7% 2.657 2.70 $12.02 $14.19 $29,520 6.8%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 100 26.2% 1.489 2.76 $22.42 $23.35 $48,570 5.7%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 200 22.4% 2.871 1.03 $17.29 $19.27 $40,080 5.2%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 150 17.9% 2.092 5.43 $16.80 $16.78 $34,900 3.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 170 10.5% 2.508 2.05 $14.89 $14.95 $31,100 7.3%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 150 38.6% 2.112 1.44 $9.44 $10.41 $21,650 9.2%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail 40 47.1% 0.521 0.51 $11.93 $11.97 $24,900 6.5%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 30 3.6% 0.469 1.33 $14.25 $14.21 $29,550 2.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 41.4% 0.548 0.66 $17.43 $18.09 $37,620 10.6%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 100 34.2% 1.402 1.50 $15.41 $15.68 $32,620 7.4%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 45.0% 0.558 1.22 $15.94 $15.91 $33,090 5.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 540 22.9% 7.764 2.11 $17.13 $18.59 $38,660 7.8%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 7.6% 1.039 1.61 $17.14 $16.96 $35,270 3.6%
51-9191 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders detail 40 39.5% 0.509 4.04 $16.34 $16.59 $34,510 3.3%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 230 18.7% 3.322 5.01 $16.47 $17.77 $36,960 10.1%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 180 20.1% 2.555 0.80 $10.90 $11.97 $24,900 6.8%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 5,050 8.5% 72.392 1.05 $12.46 $13.99 $29,110 3.6%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 110 26.5% 1.596 1.25 $17.90 $20.24 $42,110 7.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 130 11.4% 1.901 1.29 $21.64 $24.47 $50,900 7.2%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 390 0.0% 5.570 1.52 $14.11 $14.40 $29,940 2.6%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 570 29.4% 8.168 2.70 $9.07 $10.55 $21,950 4.3%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 790 17.9% 11.316 0.93 $17.44 $19.23 $39,990 5.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 470 15.7% 6.765 1.13 $15.98 $18.02 $37,490 7.0%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 30 41.3% 0.472 0.36 $8.91 $9.34 $19,440 4.4%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 100 43.1% 1.439 1.81 $10.48 $10.62 $22,080 3.7%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 450 19.3% 6.497 1.66 $13.21 $13.76 $28,630 3.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 120 24.6% 1.763 0.72 $10.15 $10.72 $22,310 5.2%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,350 12.7% 19.371 1.07 $9.78 $10.97 $22,820 3.5%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 330 48.3% 4.695 0.91 $9.59 $10.42 $21,680 7.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 120 34.2% 1.693 2.04 $12.11 $13.51 $28,100 15.1%

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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Kentucky'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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