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Occupational Employment and Wages (1Q 2016): Southwest Workforce Development Area
 Southwest Workforce Development Area - Occupational Employment and Wages (OES) 1st Quarter 2016  
Southwest Workforce Development Area Occupational Employment and Wages provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others. Employers may find the data useful as a guide in analyzing pay scales; job seekers and students could utilize the information in making employment and career decisions; program planners should be aware of employment and wage levels in determining training programs to be offered.
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 Management Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Total all occupations359,29023.3548,57731.1864,85412.2225,43810.1321,06159.48123,714
Management Occupations30,76064.14133,42574.33154,60037.2377,44532.8268,271>90.00>187,200
Chief Executives430>90.00>187,200121.69253,108>90.00>187,20073.54152,948>90.00>187,200
General and Operations Managers8,88075.37156,77783.85174,41637.4877,94331.7566,046>90.00>187,200
Legislators40N/A65,826N/A64,090N/A19,962N/A19,683N/A146,188
Advertising and Promotions Managers13066.13137,53967.03139,42738.8880,85730.4563,339>90.00>187,200
Marketing Managers1,96072.63151,07482.07170,70545.4794,57741.2685,816>90.00>187,200
Sales Managers2,10073.83153,58181.83170,19544.4692,49241.0985,456>90.00>187,200
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers30055.13114,67359.33123,40539.4882,11936.7276,38386.38179,662
Administrative Services Managers1,07050.44104,91856.02116,52737.1777,31334.2571,23985.74178,341
Computer and Information Systems Managers1,83070.57146,79076.28158,66749.54103,04245.5494,731>90.00>187,200
Financial Managers5,28065.36135,95578.07162,39441.9987,33038.4079,873>90.00>187,200
Industrial Production Managers49056.49117,50759.43123,60537.9678,93834.3871,52486.14179,166
Purchasing Managers29053.85112,01160.49125,82135.3873,58033.0268,681>90.00>187,200
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers34058.69122,07763.02131,07133.9270,57030.1762,760>90.00>187,200
Compensation and Benefits Managers10062.93130,89065.54136,31943.3490,14436.1875,243>90.00>187,200
Human Resources Managers67060.97126,81170.68147,03038.6180,32136.2675,404>90.00>187,200
Training and Development Managers34058.96122,63664.06133,24746.4196,52043.7490,985>90.00>187,200
Construction Managers68056.08116,63664.15133,44030.0662,51519.7241,020>90.00>187,200
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program18036.2475,37744.9493,46725.3252,66022.8947,61271.53148,779
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School860N/A144,281N/A142,828N/A106,909N/A101,133N/A186,518
Education Administrators, Postsecondary14053.05110,33957.76120,14238.3379,74035.0572,91387.64182,299
Education Administrators, All Other11046.3196,32244.5692,68226.3854,87623.1848,21061.25127,390
Architectural and Engineering Managers41065.09135,37470.97147,60949.02101,95145.1993,991>90.00>187,200
Food Service Managers39027.8557,91434.6372,04020.6142,87219.2139,96368.97143,462
Lodging Managers2028.3859,03532.6767,95213.6528,3939.6820,14270.81147,284
Medical and Health Services Managers78054.49113,34266.09137,45639.6382,43136.5776,078>90.00>187,200
Natural Sciences Managers22069.77145,11877.28160,74644.0191,55941.0285,306>90.00>187,200
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents2039.1981,51439.2881,68833.5269,72632.9168,45745.0893,761
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers55030.7063,85337.4477,88525.5953,23924.9851,95570.38146,386
Social and Community Service Managers76032.7068,01136.0775,02521.1043,88120.0541,70458.13120,898
Managers, All Other1,42055.82116,10864.56134,28937.3677,72333.4369,541>90.00>187,200
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 Business Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Business and Financial Operations Occupations27,36037.8778,78645.1293,85224.0349,97621.7045,11978.33162,911
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products13029.5061,36438.1879,41119.3140,15917.6536,72550.68105,401
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products1,00030.4963,40633.3069,27222.9747,79121.1343,95749.98103,968
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators64031.2464,98332.7068,01421.9845,72819.3740,28947.3198,393
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation81041.4786,24044.5892,72128.5459,36425.1052,22262.66130,329
Cost Estimators35031.9066,34534.9172,60420.6242,89417.8237,06157.97120,590
Human Resources Specialists1,86031.8866,31434.5871,93222.3146,40120.4042,42353.91112,125
Labor Relations Specialists21028.0058,23329.6661,68311.0122,8959.5319,81956.90118,355
Logisticians63037.1177,17539.0681,24630.4063,23527.3556,89057.95120,545
Management Analysts1,94044.2492,00951.00106,08328.3258,90025.5153,06487.16181,298
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners22032.9868,59933.3169,29420.1942,00117.6736,76948.50100,868
Fundraisers20029.6961,75629.7661,90017.4536,29414.0429,19946.2696,220
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists31032.8568,31833.3469,34822.7847,37921.3044,29448.0399,897
Training and Development Specialists58038.4780,01037.4877,95823.6649,21821.1644,01254.49113,336
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists2,58031.6665,85834.6572,06919.3340,20216.8835,09956.27117,060
Business Operations Specialists, All Other1,61034.7472,25835.2173,25018.4938,46715.5232,29955.47115,365
Accountants and Auditors5,47038.8680,82743.6890,83828.2158,67525.7853,62465.33135,882
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate17043.9791,46969.26144,06823.6749,23321.7345,197>90.00>187,200
Budget AnalystsN/A42.8389,07844.4192,38432.7468,09332.0266,60762.28129,553
Credit Analysts76044.4192,38451.21106,50928.1258,49525.6153,28587.97182,967
Financial Analysts2,92041.1585,58856.36117,21528.6459,58126.2654,629>90.00>187,200
Personal Financial Advisors2,70053.84111,98369.51144,57529.9562,29825.9253,917>90.00>187,200
Insurance Underwriters55036.5576,02948.46100,78320.8043,26917.5736,548>90.00>187,200
Financial Examiners17045.2094,01751.85107,85730.0762,53527.4657,11280.69167,834
Loan Officers77034.4571,64739.7882,74318.2938,03315.8833,03973.52152,917
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents13044.1391,78842.3688,09527.9358,08525.9854,04559.00122,721
Financial Specialists, All Other37035.7474,32842.7288,85726.3854,88322.7647,34075.31156,648
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 Computer Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Computer and Mathematical Occupations11,64043.1789,78745.0593,70927.3556,89324.2050,32169.97145,545
Computer Systems Analysts1,52044.8993,36846.0095,67929.5561,46725.8153,68066.99139,324
Information Security Analysts14042.9689,37246.5196,74331.1464,79229.2560,83366.53138,374
Computer Programmers1,25042.7989,01542.1287,60730.3763,16727.1056,36057.27119,109
Software Developers, Applications1,88049.02101,96853.16110,56433.6970,08432.1766,91878.67163,639
Software Developers, Systems Software1,55049.79103,56151.76107,65337.9278,87934.4571,65574.03153,970
Web Developers58032.9068,43035.4173,65120.8843,43617.7236,86756.02116,526
Database Administrators38041.3385,96440.1083,42222.8747,57119.9841,53859.95124,694
Network and Computer Systems Administrators1,08044.9593,49647.8899,59532.1066,76030.4863,38269.91145,408
Computer Network Architects35052.96110,15552.27108,70836.4675,84032.9268,46474.11154,139
Computer User Support Specialists1,53027.1956,56227.5857,37417.8037,02615.2931,80341.2785,846
Computer Network Support Specialists36040.0983,40143.0089,44928.5059,27926.4154,93564.70134,579
Computer Occupations, All Other40045.0393,66551.81107,75425.7853,61922.7247,25985.44177,710
Actuaries20046.6497,00853.97112,25034.8772,53432.4267,43585.80178,455
Operations Research Analysts38043.9791,45447.8699,55329.8562,07427.0456,23970.99147,677
Statisticians6040.9485,15846.9397,60532.7268,04731.4065,30567.88141,197
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 Architecture and Engineering Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Architecture and Engineering Occupations5,10039.8882,94941.8487,01727.5457,28825.4252,87861.69128,311
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval31042.5688,51946.1495,97727.2356,64626.1254,33669.96145,515
Landscape ArchitectsN/A35.1473,08937.7878,57325.2852,57723.7249,34159.06122,854
Surveyors9030.7763,99331.7265,99223.7849,46521.2044,10845.1793,953
Aerospace EngineersN/A51.95108,06751.18106,46140.4884,19538.4279,90662.57130,156
Chemical EngineersN/A46.6897,09845.6594,95632.4767,55631.7366,01560.92126,709
Civil Engineers39044.1791,88445.6094,84132.4667,51730.3363,08965.50136,222
Computer Hardware Engineers5054.30112,93752.80109,83833.8070,30628.1258,48675.73157,519
Electrical EngineersN/A44.3092,14545.2594,10632.6567,90430.5563,54162.47129,932
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer19051.69107,51654.37113,09340.5284,27139.1581,43978.67163,639
Environmental Engineers5044.4392,42444.4492,44035.9774,82733.5469,76057.90120,421
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and InspectorsN/A52.97110,17849.78103,54836.1775,21931.0564,58463.21131,486
Industrial Engineers1,01044.2091,94645.0893,76932.4967,58930.7263,90062.09129,141
Materials EngineersN/A44.7092,96543.8891,26537.6178,21534.4771,69751.20106,495
Mechanical Engineers73040.7284,70342.7288,86229.3861,11327.2956,75763.74132,573
Engineers, All Other39037.9578,93346.2996,28330.8964,25729.9562,28270.76147,181
Architectural and Civil Drafters13028.0358,31129.8962,17424.5951,14022.7847,36441.9187,161
Electrical and Electronics Drafters5031.7966,13231.6465,80723.2948,45720.3542,33543.3890,235
Mechanical Drafters10029.1760,66430.4363,30224.0349,98321.4844,67641.8987,130
Drafters, All OtherN/A26.8055,74526.8855,91220.8143,28019.8941,37635.4573,730
Civil Engineering Technicians4034.8672,50936.6076,13125.1352,26822.7047,22948.0899,994
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians23032.2867,14831.0264,52321.9945,74919.2239,98042.4088,192
Environmental Engineering Technicians2023.3548,56624.9151,79419.4240,39619.5240,59236.2175,307
Industrial Engineering Technicians20027.9458,11928.3658,97021.1944,07618.3238,11337.8278,667
Mechanical Engineering Technicians15026.5955,30027.5157,23419.4240,39518.2437,93738.1779,392
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other5033.0468,72832.5067,61724.2250,37322.1946,14743.9691,435
Surveying and Mapping Technicians6025.3952,81027.2156,59719.5340,61217.7536,92137.7578,528
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 Life, Physical and Social Science Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2,39035.0972,98538.9080,89622.4146,61620.3342,27760.82126,513
Biochemists and Biophysicists2057.59119,79661.52127,95343.8291,13337.5077,99988.25183,555
Microbiologists2035.3173,44836.9576,84423.1348,10620.8843,43158.02120,681
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists29033.3869,41837.4977,97225.4853,01024.3350,59758.63121,939
Life Scientists, All Other2023.2248,29328.9060,12813.8028,70513.1527,34856.02116,512
Chemists36039.3781,88940.6584,56429.5861,54027.1756,50658.56121,802
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health7035.4773,78034.9572,70420.2042,00717.0935,55349.21102,356
Physical Scientists, All OtherN/A64.96135,12261.22127,35349.74103,46544.8493,26572.89151,620
Economists3082.12170,81471.65149,04642.9589,35338.4579,976>90.00>187,200
Survey Researchers36033.5369,74834.7572,27619.2740,06417.6836,78759.63124,025
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists36041.6986,69743.5690,60928.2058,65625.8553,76159.95124,684
Psychologists, All OtherN/A45.0193,61742.7688,94237.0577,06436.9276,79850.35104,730
Urban and Regional Planners6043.8491,19043.4990,45527.7957,80626.5555,23162.21129,402
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All OtherN/A56.17116,84356.19116,87944.3692,27936.0274,94085.11177,010
Biological Technicians13023.3448,54825.0952,18018.5238,52916.9935,34037.0577,061
Chemical Technicians18023.8849,66224.4650,87919.3040,13917.6036,60532.9368,498
Social Science Research AssistantsN/A24.9651,90425.3552,72520.2142,02620.1241,85133.8770,448
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health2018.5138,51520.6843,01215.8332,92315.4132,05631.4865,486
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 Community and Social Services Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Community and Social Services Occupations4,90022.7847,36326.1454,37714.6730,50713.2427,53345.0393,679
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors41020.0641,72321.3344,38115.7732,79214.6430,44129.7161,804
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors92026.4755,04828.9660,25513.2827,62812.6326,26751.33106,768
Marriage and Family Therapists8018.5438,56319.8741,33317.1835,72615.9333,12424.4350,806
Mental Health Counselors23020.7543,14723.4248,71416.3433,99915.6832,63333.7070,098
Rehabilitation Counselors47017.3936,16421.2644,22813.3327,73112.7626,53736.6776,285
Counselors, All OtherN/A21.0643,81322.3346,43513.7228,53211.9624,87337.0076,957
Child, Family, and School Social Workers72027.0456,23430.0162,41516.7134,76414.5330,21349.89103,777
Healthcare Social Workers45033.8670,44335.1873,17824.5651,08922.3946,58049.25102,451
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers34030.3163,04232.8768,37419.5340,61218.6238,72545.2594,103
Health Educators11029.3661,06231.1664,81119.8941,38617.9337,28647.0797,914
Social and Human Service Assistants82017.9037,22519.0539,63412.6826,37910.6622,18627.6857,562
Community Health Workers14018.4438,35921.1944,08614.7230,62613.4828,03329.7161,799
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other6018.8339,17020.5542,75415.1031,39913.8328,75630.3363,084
Clergy5026.5755,25427.7357,66321.4644,61920.4542,54037.1677,298
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 Legal Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Legal Occupations3,06046.5296,77864.36133,87825.1452,29021.5844,877>90.00>187,200
Lawyers1,76079.55165,46589.16185,46342.2287,83138.4680,005>90.00>187,200
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants1,22027.9358,08430.3163,05320.1341,86918.9439,39948.57101,031
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers3027.0056,15027.8257,86019.9241,43518.0037,42943.4190,289
Legal Support Workers, All Other1031.3465,17337.3377,66226.9856,10425.3952,80859.78124,343
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 Education, Training and Library Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Education, Training, and Library Occupations25,60029.6361,64031.3765,23615.5432,31913.2827,63251.16106,419
Business Teachers, Postsecondary180N/A102,055N/A118,132N/A60,128N/A54,114N/A
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary80N/A81,304N/A90,068N/A48,897N/A44,237N/A132,577
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary80N/A74,005N/A89,782N/A54,600N/A52,626N/A142,873
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary90N/A77,837N/A88,738N/A57,531N/A53,017N/A135,375
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary50N/A85,677N/A101,835N/A62,742N/A56,638N/A173,541
Physics Teachers, PostsecondaryN/AN/A90,201N/A109,409N/A68,223N/A64,668N/A133,425
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary30N/A90,482N/A106,866N/A65,416N/A59,614N/A163,755
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary110N/A78,530N/A87,876N/A55,366N/A48,998N/A129,984
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary30N/A78,827N/A87,280N/A63,134N/A58,152N/A140,466
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary240N/A51,353N/A56,506N/A28,637N/A27,139N/A95,995
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary290N/A82,489N/A86,182N/A63,582N/A57,944N/A120,288
Education Teachers, Postsecondary100N/A69,476N/A75,585N/A51,353N/A51,018N/A117,275
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary20N/A65,989N/A70,194N/A45,444N/A38,665N/A109,247
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary30N/A81,584N/A80,007N/A52,083N/A43,257N/A106,996
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary80N/A38,660N/A56,449N/A35,387N/A32,909N/A101,948
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary60N/A78,405N/A78,989N/A52,706N/A45,333N/A114,172
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary160N/A78,229N/A83,446N/A55,074N/A52,622N/A125,628
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary40N/A77,539N/A93,038N/A57,889N/A55,349N/A136,080
History Teachers, Postsecondary50N/A84,888N/A98,701N/A66,334N/A62,601N/A152,257
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary90N/A88,141N/A98,092N/A61,315N/A55,610N/A152,375
Graduate Teaching Assistants100N/A48,464N/A46,866N/A27,901N/A19,656N/A70,835
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary9024.7751,53925.0452,07919.0939,72317.2435,84932.8868,385
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other370N/A61,602N/A62,285N/A23,791N/A19,815N/A111,940
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education1,92019.5340,61222.0245,80113.2427,53511.9024,74236.5976,119
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education440N/A77,644N/A77,110N/A53,781N/A50,486N/A105,671
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education4,590N/A81,394N/A81,471N/A56,352N/A52,435N/A115,129
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Educa2,170N/A84,475N/A82,769N/A58,413N/A53,215N/A114,527
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Ed3,120N/A84,113N/A83,730N/A57,596N/A52,620N/A118,785
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary SchoolN/AN/A74,709N/A74,931N/A57,049N/A54,936N/A98,760
Special Education Teachers, Preschool90N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School630N/A85,189N/A85,919N/A59,079N/A54,091N/A122,744
Special Education Teachers, Middle School210N/A77,423N/A78,556N/A51,858N/A47,307N/A115,303
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School620N/A76,866N/A78,206N/A58,666N/A53,385N/A105,973
Special Education Teachers, All OtherN/AN/A54,074N/A58,377N/A39,148N/A35,498N/A96,685
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Ins6037.7278,44733.4869,63018.7639,02617.1335,64347.6999,207
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers95021.1844,05222.6447,09411.0723,0139.4019,57143.3990,256
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers730N/A61,034N/A65,235N/A38,873N/A29,426N/A98,633
Substitute Teachers1,46015.7132,68516.1733,62713.0927,23012.5226,04619.0639,657
Archivists1027.2256,60727.5557,30520.0241,62718.2437,93137.6578,301
Curators3028.4959,24828.4459,15221.5344,77518.6738,83337.9578,948
Museum Technicians and ConservatorsN/A15.0631,32318.5738,62513.5128,09912.6626,33430.1662,726
Librarians42037.5178,00738.8180,74226.3654,82725.3952,81356.72117,975
Library Technicians48019.3040,12920.7143,07013.6728,41612.0124,99130.2762,957
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists6024.6651,29128.1458,54318.8539,20517.3536,09353.05110,346
Instructional Coordinators23032.1766,91836.4075,71017.7736,96816.4334,18369.46144,491
Teacher Assistants4,290N/A33,014N/A34,445N/A23,910N/A20,275N/A51,311
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other9027.8357,87826.8755,89215.5832,40615.0731,33138.9881,076
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 Arts,Design,Entertainment,Sports,Media Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations7,59027.5857,37532.1366,81815.0331,28011.9924,94253.95112,227
Art Directors32039.2281,56943.1589,73830.1162,63928.3358,94671.14147,964
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators6027.9658,16237.8478,71318.1537,75316.2433,78080.27166,959
Multimedia Artists and Animators27033.4269,51634.6472,06318.9439,40617.1435,65356.49117,502
Commercial and Industrial Designers12025.9754,02127.2756,72417.3135,99216.3033,90137.6578,303
Fashion DesignersN/A35.8574,58239.2581,64420.4642,56419.7941,16372.20150,189
Floral Designers12019.3640,25220.9743,62314.6730,50313.2227,49831.3665,227
Graphic Designers70028.5059,26630.5563,54520.0141,62218.5038,49546.4196,536
Interior Designers330N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers9015.0231,25218.4238,32411.7924,51510.4621,75830.4463,321
Set and Exhibit Designers11037.3377,64434.8272,42022.5746,94120.7143,06947.7499,294
Designers, All OtherN/A18.9039,30724.5451,05216.8334,99715.7632,76137.5077,994
Producers and Directors39029.6861,73932.5267,66020.7843,21418.3738,22150.14104,282
Athletes and Sports CompetitorsN/AN/A70,572N/A74,576N/A25,277N/A21,576N/A152,049
Coaches and Scouts1,690N/A47,943N/A56,872N/A26,114N/A21,591N/A99,161
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials150N/A23,476N/A32,635N/A21,746N/A20,165N/A61,138
Music Directors and Composers3033.6870,06331.0664,60422.1546,0559.3819,52340.6384,506
Musicians and Singers12024.84N/A32.39N/A10.24N/A9.52N/A57.83N/A
Public Relations Specialists43030.6863,80134.4271,59319.9841,55318.6238,71561.17127,240
Editors30025.2252,45029.0760,44716.3534,02115.9233,10750.76105,569
Technical WritersN/A38.8980,87939.6782,50727.8958,01424.6451,24958.27121,212
Writers and Authors17025.1252,25027.8457,90914.0729,26710.0620,92945.6494,930
Media and Communication Workers, All OtherN/A25.4552,94928.0658,37620.3542,33119.8641,32540.1083,410
Audio and Video Equipment TechniciansN/A25.1452,29923.2448,33913.5128,10112.5025,99932.9168,452
Sound Engineering Technicians10032.4267,43339.1381,39318.1837,81716.1333,55165.80136,859
PhotographersN/A22.4346,66123.3048,46814.1829,50611.9924,93436.1375,148
Film and Video Editors25034.7372,22139.9082,99314.5330,22811.4923,90173.60153,090
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other19033.8570,42433.4069,47124.9451,87723.2048,24945.0393,670
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 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations19,43036.5976,12145.1493,90222.6647,14620.0541,68779.17164,683
Chiropractors7079.01164,33663.03131,09927.9558,14526.6355,390>90.00>187,200
Dentists, GeneralN/A73.24152,34091.99191,35366.34137,99262.69130,382>90.00>187,200
Dietitians and Nutritionists16030.9164,29029.3461,02216.5634,44814.2829,71043.2389,910
Pharmacists55061.56128,04461.47127,84748.61101,11148.54100,97676.69159,502
Family and General Practitioners27079.27164,89790.41188,05362.42129,84465.30135,828>90.00>187,200
Internists, General230>90.00>187,200101.98212,10849.45102,83939.0981,303>90.00>187,200
Obstetricians and GynecologistsN/A>90.00>187,20094.02195,56949.70103,38032.2267,016>90.00>187,200
Pediatricians, General12079.07164,47183.90174,50645.6194,87739.6582,467>90.00>187,200
Psychiatrists160>90.00>187,200111.03230,92962.68130,36918.0137,445>90.00>187,200
SurgeonsN/A>90.00>187,200130.45271,353>90.00>187,20054.02112,369>90.00>187,200
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other920>90.00>187,20089.64186,44433.7470,18128.6459,580>90.00>187,200
Physician Assistants35052.45109,08850.71105,48736.3575,60329.2860,90268.35142,158
Occupational Therapists34047.5198,81747.0397,81830.2362,87325.3352,69969.49144,539
Physical Therapists56043.4790,41444.5492,63930.4363,30827.8757,96164.85134,889
Radiation Therapists3045.0693,73845.6794,98938.8080,71535.4273,67159.48123,713
Recreational Therapists11021.7545,24622.6447,10116.2333,75615.4232,08233.1468,939
Respiratory Therapists18034.8272,42634.8072,37327.0556,26025.8353,72046.2196,107
Speech-Language Pathologists40045.1993,99244.3692,27630.0862,57226.8555,84960.97126,830
Therapists, All Other1026.8655,86931.0764,64221.9145,57220.9243,51538.3879,822
Veterinarians21060.52125,90269.81145,20628.9060,12517.6336,668>90.00>187,200
Registered Nurses5,83037.2477,46138.5280,12830.3863,20727.8257,87150.86105,785
Nurse AnesthetistsN/A85.42177,68385.80178,45463.77132,63464.34133,831>90.00>187,200
Nurse MidwivesN/A52.40108,98151.38106,87446.8997,52843.8791,24459.08122,892
Nurse Practitioners68047.2898,32453.74111,76936.4675,84832.3967,37981.26169,032
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other1039.3181,77642.2187,79831.7666,07228.9060,11860.31125,440
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists39034.4771,70335.0772,93726.3454,77025.3352,69047.4398,652
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians23023.9249,75227.2556,67016.9335,22315.9733,20845.6094,850
Dental Hygienists77039.3581,85339.3581,85332.6767,95631.2064,88948.35100,577
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians19031.5865,68931.0364,55821.3744,43220.5242,68944.7893,140
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers29031.2865,06133.7270,14227.9858,20326.2454,59246.0395,733
Nuclear Medicine Technologists10049.07102,06148.21100,26741.9087,14739.8782,92758.37121,424
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians42031.0964,67432.1166,79423.9949,90621.8745,49545.2594,123
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists4041.2585,79340.7184,67834.4771,71232.8568,33448.59101,068
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics61026.3554,80326.2454,59820.0741,73218.5738,61035.0972,989
Dietetic Technicians4020.5842,80419.6540,88013.3027,67111.3023,49727.3456,860
Pharmacy Technicians63014.3429,84415.3531,92611.0122,90110.4921,82322.5046,797
Psychiatric Technicians4020.0341,65921.3844,45616.9135,17615.9433,15329.8061,980
Respiratory Therapy TechniciansN/A38.3879,82136.4075,72127.4257,03726.0154,10748.09100,016
Surgical Technologists17024.0750,07324.9551,89418.3638,20016.4334,17935.2873,384
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians32018.8739,25219.8841,36114.2629,67913.1827,41328.7759,842
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1,52027.7257,64027.8958,00923.3948,66921.2744,25735.8674,595
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians25019.3640,26720.2342,07715.0131,22313.6828,43528.2958,858
Opticians, DispensingN/A18.4638,39620.4042,42515.1931,59413.8028,69630.6163,663
Orthotists and Prosthetists1028.0658,37729.2760,87026.3954,87924.9051,78141.3786,055
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other16019.3440,21026.1654,42217.2435,84716.1633,61746.3096,304
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists11038.3879,81942.5288,44028.9660,24426.2154,51954.88114,151
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians1024.6151,18322.6847,17911.6624,24410.3421,50535.1073,019
Athletic Trainers270N/A41,522N/A43,324N/A22,318N/A21,157N/A76,711
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other25022.3146,40324.4350,81620.0441,67819.2239,98439.7282,618
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 Healthcare Support Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Healthcare Support Occupations10,27015.7932,82816.8635,06412.4925,97411.5223,97723.3348,537
Home Health Aides1,82012.6026,20712.6426,30710.6122,06810.0520,91015.0131,227
Psychiatric Aides5013.3927,84114.6430,46110.9422,76510.3921,60421.6044,932
Nursing Assistants4,48016.2933,86416.4534,22213.5428,16812.9226,87920.9043,476
Orderlies23013.8128,72614.2829,70510.6722,19410.0920,97118.7539,001
Occupational Therapy Assistants1023.8749,65625.0352,07520.4942,60419.0039,51934.7372,242
Occupational Therapy AidesN/A26.1554,38223.1448,12314.6430,45610.5121,87829.8862,155
Physical Therapist Assistants3027.9458,10827.4357,06119.5240,60617.0435,45337.5278,040
Physical Therapist Aides13015.1631,55116.2533,80611.3123,52710.5521,94322.9847,809
Massage TherapistsN/A23.0747,98229.3260,98415.6332,50610.9922,86954.66113,684
Dental Assistants78021.2744,25021.3344,37216.5934,50315.9033,06428.5259,324
Medical Assistants1,48016.3333,94817.7036,82213.2127,47612.5526,11225.5253,095
Medical Equipment Preparers6017.8737,16118.8839,26315.5532,35614.3029,73223.5548,985
Medical Transcriptionists12021.6445,01221.3044,30216.6334,59413.6828,47428.2258,691
Pharmacy AidesN/A11.1423,15611.7424,41910.7822,4199.9120,62516.6534,631
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers32011.6724,26212.6126,2309.9520,7049.5219,80917.8137,065
PhlebotomistsN/A19.8741,34119.9441,46216.3634,02615.5332,31324.4350,821
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other15020.4642,54120.5142,65715.6432,54415.0931,38625.8953,844
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 Protective Service Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Protective Service Occupations8,58018.1037,65523.2948,45511.3123,51410.3521,53442.1387,618
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives42045.1593,92545.4594,52738.3779,82634.6572,07859.27123,279
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers38042.0087,36942.5888,58234.7572,27833.1268,88552.45109,076
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other21017.4236,22919.5740,69312.9126,85812.4125,80533.5769,819
Firefighters91032.3567,28331.0564,59124.4450,83322.3846,55538.4279,919
Fire Inspectors and Investigators4041.4886,28536.6476,20421.7645,25518.2437,94249.06102,039
Detectives and Criminal Investigators14042.9689,35443.4290,31135.6774,20433.5969,85949.84103,678
Parking Enforcement Workers4027.0656,28926.1454,36021.1844,04417.2035,79130.4663,356
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1,35035.1073,01234.8272,44130.2562,91127.6757,53642.9489,315
Animal Control Workers5021.0643,79722.1946,15012.2825,5389.6420,04736.2975,490
Security Guards3,94013.2427,52514.3429,81710.6422,12610.0920,98119.3040,148
Crossing Guards28014.7730,71127.0156,19010.4121,6569.8320,45348.0199,860
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers47011.0923,08211.7224,37110.0420,8989.4519,67314.6930,568
Protective Service Workers, All Other35014.3329,79316.6434,6159.9020,5869.4319,61324.1650,249
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 Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations28,02010.8722,61813.2927,6349.5019,7789.4019,55819.1739,867
Chefs and Head Cooks48017.4736,32422.8147,45913.5328,15212.8326,69138.8580,819
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1,49017.9037,21619.0939,69910.7522,3569.9420,67329.4561,250
Cooks, Fast Food1,6209.5919,94210.2921,4059.4619,6869.3719,49712.1925,339
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria67017.3536,07817.7736,96312.2825,53010.3721,57026.0054,077
Cooks, Restaurant2,48014.1229,36915.7232,70011.4023,72010.5021,84622.3946,569
Cooks, Short Order88011.8024,55012.6426,29210.3521,5209.6620,09317.5136,424
Food Preparation Workers1,25012.3325,63616.3333,96710.2221,2489.5919,93619.2640,058
Bartenders1,0809.6620,08713.8428,7829.4619,6779.3719,49424.6451,248
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food7,14011.3723,65512.5526,1189.5819,9169.4119,57617.3336,027
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1,6709.5719,8959.9020,5959.4919,7419.3719,49511.2423,368
Waiters and Waitresses5,2409.6420,04512.6126,2449.4719,7129.3819,50319.1439,813
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant85013.5228,11715.2831,76410.7122,28110.2321,26823.0948,017
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers6409.5219,8089.9120,6159.4719,7059.3619,47910.9222,718
Dishwashers1,7409.6420,04410.6022,0389.4919,7529.3819,52212.7126,430
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop7409.6220,00010.8222,4989.4819,7239.3819,50314.2929,708
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All OtherN/A9.6520,07011.5424,0019.5419,8499.3919,54117.8537,115
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 Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maintenance Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations13,24014.7130,60516.8334,99110.7922,4469.7320,23826.8255,794
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers43025.5453,13624.3950,72513.5228,13512.8726,76237.8778,765
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundsk42026.0654,22331.0264,51320.2742,15719.8441,28245.5994,840
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners6,54013.7828,66015.9933,26210.2621,3389.6220,00327.1056,374
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1,50012.3525,68412.8926,80810.1121,0239.5219,81917.5336,468
Pest Control Workers20017.6236,65017.4336,24314.2929,71812.4825,97122.4646,736
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers4,08015.7532,77817.2035,79112.4025,79311.4223,76522.3446,470
Tree Trimmers and Pruners2029.3461,01729.0760,47423.7949,48721.3444,38837.1077,160
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 Personal Care and Service Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Personal Care and Service Occupations13,67013.0327,11216.0033,28010.0320,8619.4719,70327.2756,716
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers65020.7043,06122.0445,84315.5132,25614.1229,38531.0964,677
Animal Trainers20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers54011.9524,85014.4930,13910.1020,9979.5219,80126.2654,617
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers3809.5819,92310.3521,5239.4819,7229.3719,48612.6826,355
Amusement and Recreation Attendants38016.8234,97220.1941,9979.8420,4639.4019,55227.8757,962
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants40N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1,69011.3823,67514.9831,1649.5519,8699.4319,61324.0650,046
Manicurists and Pedicurists7209.6720,10110.2921,3999.4419,6389.3719,48411.7624,453
Skincare SpecialistsN/A20.6042,84124.5751,09212.8226,66112.4225,83237.1577,273
Concierges2014.9431,07817.1635,70411.3823,6649.8620,52025.6253,283
Childcare Workers1,96010.9122,69211.8324,5959.8120,4069.4319,61515.3731,967
Personal Care Aides3,95013.4828,03813.7428,56110.9222,7209.9520,69418.0837,615
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors1,30029.7661,89929.8061,97613.0327,10010.7022,24551.02106,111
Recreation Workers1,12013.2927,64015.3131,83210.1721,1489.5319,83023.6249,114
Residential Advisors17013.7728,64415.0831,36410.5121,8639.5819,92524.2250,380
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other19012.4825,95413.3727,81010.0720,9599.4419,63818.8339,181
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 Sales and Related Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Sales and Related Occupations36,05017.4736,32427.9358,09710.2621,3329.5719,91758.50121,671
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers3,12022.2246,22224.5951,15414.2729,68212.5226,05837.7278,458
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers64040.6184,45944.3292,17428.0858,41525.8753,80472.62151,046
Cashiers7,63010.9922,84511.8924,7249.8020,3649.3919,52415.8833,037
Counter and Rental Clerks1,01012.4625,92215.5732,3909.7520,2809.3419,43727.9258,083
Parts Salespersons46019.0739,67319.4740,48812.2625,49911.2223,34529.6161,583
Retail Salespersons10,20011.9224,79015.8833,0359.8920,5599.4319,62128.5059,281
Advertising Sales Agents68025.2752,57130.3563,11018.1037,66615.5032,23247.0397,821
Insurance Sales Agents88025.8153,67236.8276,57715.7732,79615.4832,18769.35144,232
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents3,67054.86114,09768.30142,07925.7953,64320.6242,885>90.00>187,200
Travel Agents45018.2137,86518.5938,66312.9827,0069.6920,16126.5155,158
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2,19039.7882,73550.85105,76120.9643,58318.6438,772>90.00>187,200
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products1,01043.2990,03054.60113,56029.4761,28927.2256,626>90.00>187,200
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3,34034.6772,11337.3977,77720.1541,90217.5336,46563.02131,079
Demonstrators and Product Promoters3020.8943,45819.6140,78514.5430,23212.0224,99824.2050,331
Real Estate Sales Agents11023.8349,56828.7959,87721.2144,10419.9241,44042.1887,738
Sales Engineers17039.4782,10747.5698,91932.4167,40630.9564,38669.12143,776
TelemarketersN/A12.7126,42219.5640,6889.4919,7399.3519,43945.3694,347
Sales and Related Workers, All Other16011.3723,65616.9235,20610.0520,8939.4619,68430.4063,228
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 Office and Administrative Support Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Office and Administrative Support Occupations57,92020.0541,69921.7845,29212.7126,42910.6222,08634.5771,898
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Worke5,56030.5963,62732.6167,83822.5646,93920.0841,76947.6899,172
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service16016.5634,44616.5334,36711.6224,1689.9420,67423.2748,404
Telephone Operators3012.9226,89013.7928,68810.7622,37810.2021,21418.4438,355
Bill and Account Collectors93022.8847,59423.4348,74017.3236,02515.9033,08530.9264,312
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators1,06021.8145,36822.2846,34416.1533,59214.9631,12030.0662,511
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4,60022.9947,82322.7547,32614.3929,93310.7222,31632.3067,181
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks39023.3548,56923.2348,32417.1435,65915.9033,08530.6163,660
Procurement Clerks14021.0343,73521.6345,00515.6732,58114.5930,36229.9962,397
Tellers1,34016.2533,80316.4734,25613.1127,26012.6226,24321.3944,495
Financial Clerks, All Other3020.4742,56519.7341,03413.6528,38911.1723,24527.3656,927
Brokerage Clerks65024.3850,69326.4655,04917.3035,98916.2433,78939.7782,711
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks20025.8153,69125.4652,95113.5828,24411.1723,24338.7380,567
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks12019.7341,04220.8543,36213.6328,34312.7126,43031.9366,413
Customer Service Representatives6,23019.0739,65720.0041,59512.5226,02510.9222,71630.1162,625
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs3024.3450,62025.0452,08820.5342,70919.3640,26331.6065,739
File Clerks39015.2731,75616.7834,90310.5021,8309.8420,48625.4052,823
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks22011.2223,32912.4425,87710.1321,0659.5619,87018.4838,448
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan30020.2742,17620.6542,94714.7930,75813.4627,99128.7359,748
Library Assistants, Clerical26012.2025,37113.6228,3239.8420,4729.4519,63919.2440,014
Loan Interviewers and ClerksN/A18.7939,07618.0737,59910.9722,8239.6420,04325.9553,971
New Accounts ClerksN/A24.4850,90926.1654,40120.4442,50819.6740,91436.9976,945
Order Clerks29021.8845,50322.0845,93915.6432,53415.4232,08230.0962,571
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping26018.6438,76919.4140,37112.3625,71510.6822,22729.9362,252
Receptionists and Information Clerks2,78016.3634,04017.0835,52912.7326,48012.0925,13224.5351,021
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks11020.8843,42020.8743,40813.4928,05611.4823,88229.1660,644
Information and Record Clerks, All Other39017.9937,42219.2740,07814.8130,79313.8928,88526.2454,579
Cargo and Freight Agents33033.2369,10835.6174,08417.3936,17415.9233,12067.20139,784
Couriers and Messengers15015.2031,61314.7730,71510.4721,7819.4619,66519.4040,359
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers21026.0154,10825.9053,87418.7338,96216.9235,19336.1275,135
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance56019.2239,96821.8645,47514.6930,54513.1527,35034.5571,852
Meter Readers, UtilitiesN/A29.1060,54329.2260,76824.3850,70222.0845,94137.3977,774
Postal Service Clerks18027.9558,12326.6455,40623.4448,75716.0133,29028.5359,340
Postal Service Mail Carriers1,00029.1760,66925.8253,70719.0439,62016.0633,39129.1860,685
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators21027.9458,11427.4056,97426.0454,17027.4056,98528.5259,333
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks1,08025.6953,42426.1954,46818.3738,19816.6934,70837.5378,061
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks96017.7937,00418.2037,85212.5126,01411.3423,57824.5551,066
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5,57011.6624,25313.4527,97010.0820,9749.5719,91220.4742,567
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping10017.3536,08719.3840,32111.4023,71110.0220,83134.9972,774
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2,58036.3175,52637.3077,58227.9758,18025.9253,92149.38102,697
Legal Secretaries25024.7151,40225.3052,62516.7934,93016.2133,72338.1779,403
Medical Secretaries86020.1942,00520.6442,92416.2233,73715.6332,50527.9958,208
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical,7,11020.5142,66121.7145,14714.6930,55313.0327,10331.4065,300
Computer Operators7022.9047,63821.9045,56215.2131,63013.0227,07929.3260,975
Data Entry Keyers30017.0235,39918.1337,71212.5726,13411.6024,14227.9758,178
Word Processors and Typists13023.3548,57123.0347,89818.7639,01417.2935,96729.5761,518
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks60024.0449,99124.4750,90217.2735,92816.4534,19934.3171,381
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service36013.8728,83414.6630,50710.0720,9379.5719,90321.7745,282
Office Clerks, General7,16017.6036,61618.4938,47211.6924,3069.7920,38027.9158,048
Office Machine Operators, Except ComputerN/A15.0231,24517.1335,64213.3327,74412.6326,25924.7751,501
Proofreaders and Copy Markers3016.1433,56918.2537,95710.9722,81010.4521,74230.6363,699
Statistical AssistantsN/A27.2356,63329.4761,30621.8445,43120.9343,53544.8793,336
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other9909.6019,96213.5428,1649.4819,7119.4019,55124.7751,503
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 Farming, Fishing and Forestry Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations24015.8432,94715.7432,74412.0725,10611.0122,90120.9243,505
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and GreenhouseN/A13.1127,27813.0927,23510.9222,69910.0120,82116.0133,291
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 Construction and Extraction Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Construction and Extraction Occupations8,52025.9954,05126.1954,47816.2733,84314.4129,97338.3979,848
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Work82037.2477,47039.7782,71527.7457,70326.0154,09161.48127,882
Brickmasons and Blockmasons7023.3348,52222.5546,91611.7824,49710.2621,34135.6874,202
Carpenters1,32026.4154,92725.7553,55417.0635,47613.9128,93436.6376,197
Cement Masons and Concrete FinishersN/A28.0558,35628.9960,29323.9749,84521.8545,45539.6782,520
Construction Laborers1,26022.5046,79822.6147,03117.3936,17916.1233,53629.5661,485
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment OperatorsN/A19.9141,41420.3342,27415.3531,92714.0029,11328.1158,473
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators49032.9768,58132.6167,82824.7351,44022.7447,28343.0689,576
Tapers4028.6259,52632.7268,05622.0645,86620.9243,50748.0699,950
Electricians94029.2760,88430.1362,65224.8451,66324.3950,73239.2381,597
GlaziersN/A29.7861,94427.5557,32017.1435,65315.7232,70638.0179,072
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and WallN/A17.5636,54217.8637,13617.0735,49715.6732,60421.0443,757
Painters, Construction and Maintenance43019.0339,58323.4148,69315.3131,83814.4630,08636.0675,004
PipelayersN/A27.3556,88126.7055,54224.7751,51424.5651,07130.1562,702
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters75025.3652,74323.7349,35514.7430,66213.5628,19435.6174,083
RoofersN/A17.9437,30719.0139,52616.1233,52715.2931,80423.8949,686
Sheet Metal Workers24022.8947,60022.5446,88516.4034,11814.6130,37129.6761,712
Helpers--CarpentersN/A13.1427,33214.0129,12410.0720,9549.4519,66421.5444,794
Helpers--Electricians1409.5819,92911.4423,8039.4419,6409.3519,46017.7436,887
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and SteamfittersN/A13.5328,13313.9929,08310.9322,72810.3821,58018.4438,357
Helpers--RoofersN/A15.4832,20415.6232,49813.3827,82412.6026,21018.9039,323
Construction and Building Inspectors13037.1677,29634.7372,23220.5542,75117.2635,88948.78101,452
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers18025.2652,52722.9647,76615.5332,30514.2929,72330.1262,640
Highway Maintenance Workers21026.7755,68827.9858,20619.7141,00118.8439,18840.0383,263
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe CleanersN/A26.9155,97725.0052,00918.9839,46214.6430,45330.5563,544
Construction and Related Workers, All OtherN/A22.3246,42922.9447,71220.5442,71619.2740,08929.4461,252
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 Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9,96024.5050,96225.1052,20315.1431,49612.8926,82837.6478,300
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers80034.9272,64235.3873,59024.2550,43518.8439,18950.61105,273
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers7019.0939,71419.7141,00214.2929,71413.1827,41928.1458,526
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers58028.0158,27327.5757,35117.8737,16815.8432,93738.8580,795
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related RepairersN/A25.1052,21427.9158,06521.5444,81320.4742,57442.1187,593
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial EquipmentN/A32.4567,50231.5365,60122.6947,20421.1644,00842.8189,053
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers20020.2342,06621.3244,33814.2129,55811.8224,59632.8568,331
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians33030.3363,07732.0366,61224.1250,17022.1746,11243.2589,948
Automotive Body and Related Repairers25023.9949,90524.5351,01219.9341,45818.7238,93431.9266,395
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,83023.2548,36723.1048,05012.2725,51010.8422,55036.5776,057
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists31028.4659,19728.6059,50022.7447,29820.7443,15037.4377,857
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines15025.6853,41825.6453,31818.3038,05014.2929,73435.8074,472
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians17025.6553,34325.4452,90818.9539,42617.2535,89534.6772,111
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics17022.4046,59322.9047,61716.7034,73015.7132,67531.5765,674
Tire Repairers and ChangersN/A11.2623,40711.7424,4279.6220,0039.4419,62814.7430,644
Mechanical Door Repairers8019.7141,00118.6838,84714.1329,39213.2427,53123.8149,527
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical DoorN/A33.2769,21833.1068,85924.6751,30822.2446,26445.4894,607
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers56027.6057,39827.3856,94220.0841,75818.1237,70736.7776,487
Home Appliance Repairers9020.7343,13221.3144,31415.6232,47714.5730,32130.2862,990
Industrial Machinery Mechanics49024.7551,47325.2452,50317.6636,73315.5032,25336.0174,905
Maintenance Workers, Machinery16021.5644,84721.2744,22913.6328,34810.8122,47930.1962,788
MillwrightsN/A26.2354,57027.1256,40919.1139,75417.2835,94038.3979,850
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers7042.3688,09938.8680,82628.5759,42326.2454,58148.50100,886
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers9031.8866,30426.4755,0599.6520,0589.2819,31445.5694,767
Medical Equipment Repairers8026.4555,00526.9956,13917.4736,32816.0533,37538.7780,662
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1,82023.1848,21523.8049,49215.6532,53714.0329,18335.3073,418
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and RepairersN/A18.6738,83618.8439,20013.8328,74612.9626,93726.0454,165
Locksmiths and Safe RepairersN/A18.3738,19519.5840,73316.9335,22415.8232,90423.4548,776
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers17014.5430,25115.8532,97112.6526,31811.9824,93521.6244,977
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All OtherN/A17.5936,58018.8739,25211.6624,2469.4819,71432.9068,437
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 Production Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
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MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Production Occupations17,32019.1739,86520.8943,45112.0024,96710.5321,90633.1468,949
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1,36030.9564,37533.2369,11222.2246,21020.6943,03550.29104,617
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers56017.3336,04218.6338,75412.3625,71011.2223,33628.6359,563
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers16020.4842,59319.1739,88211.7424,40610.2921,40927.4957,167
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters11022.1946,15421.8545,44919.9541,49319.2340,00725.1052,206
Team Assemblers1,43013.6728,42515.4132,05110.1821,1609.5419,85823.7249,348
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other74015.4732,17816.2333,76210.5421,9249.6520,05523.8249,562
Bakers32012.5126,03513.6828,45610.5121,8749.7820,33620.4542,517
Butchers and Meat Cutters14022.7547,32323.0247,88316.1633,61114.9030,99131.6565,848
Food Batchmakers15016.7634,87017.7336,86811.0322,9579.8920,57228.1258,490
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and PlasticN/A27.2556,69125.3852,78417.5936,59215.3131,84331.6965,926
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal aN/A26.0754,22826.0854,25120.2242,05518.7438,97931.4865,484
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A20.9343,52820.9843,63816.9935,32716.2133,72526.9155,970
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A19.0139,53619.6940,94817.4536,30416.2333,76024.5651,089
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic45017.8437,10617.8037,02212.3825,76010.8622,59024.0550,029
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic3014.5730,28916.3734,06011.7724,47410.4621,77226.2954,682
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic25019.0439,59219.3040,15012.7826,57411.9224,78828.3558,964
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic7022.1946,16221.6044,93614.2529,64813.3427,75530.0562,511
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticN/A23.2548,35925.6953,43615.2031,61713.6028,27540.0283,246
Machinists92025.9854,02625.1752,35517.2935,96515.4532,15134.1270,970
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic2021.6244,95921.6645,05317.4036,19816.4134,14928.2358,736
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic24015.3431,92016.9235,20411.3123,53410.2021,20427.1156,394
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic27016.7634,85518.5838,64812.0425,05811.0222,92529.4561,255
Tool and Die Makers28029.9062,17929.4961,34620.5842,79618.7238,93639.9783,150
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers35019.5040,54619.3940,33813.1727,37912.0725,08727.3956,966
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders10015.3031,81917.2935,95711.5924,09610.7322,31327.0356,210
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic6015.2931,79816.8234,98013.4027,87012.6726,33823.2548,371
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other3022.6046,99723.0647,97014.4830,12313.1627,36234.9172,619
Prepress Technicians and Workers4026.2054,50424.2550,44516.1633,60914.3929,94231.2765,037
Printing Press Operators50014.4330,01515.9033,07110.7022,25110.1621,11923.4548,769
Print Binding and Finishing Workers12017.5336,45618.0437,52312.2325,43010.9322,73226.7755,691
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers37012.2025,37613.1527,3419.8720,5259.5419,86218.6938,869
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials27012.2425,46212.6126,2309.8620,5119.4419,64217.3236,023
Sewing Machine Operators24014.9631,13415.6832,61611.1823,25210.2421,30222.5846,973
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers8013.1827,41314.3229,78010.8122,48310.2321,28519.9941,573
Upholsterers3015.4332,10516.3734,04910.9922,87510.4921,83127.4157,006
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters21020.5042,63821.1543,99015.8032,86015.6332,50629.8362,048
Furniture Finishers1022.2446,25822.4446,65721.7345,19219.9841,54425.6453,332
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, WoodN/A17.0435,42818.5138,49213.7328,55913.1227,28028.1758,604
Power Plant Operators7034.6872,15334.2571,23827.9558,14126.4855,08143.1489,714
Stationary Engineers and Boiler OperatorsN/A28.0758,38728.4259,11624.1350,19722.0045,76436.4975,912
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators35031.0764,63930.5363,51223.6849,25522.4846,75438.9481,009
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders27012.3925,76816.2333,75910.0220,8409.5619,88830.5663,570
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders12014.7530,68516.0933,46111.1523,17910.5021,84724.3150,581
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand1015.1931,58615.1131,43312.8326,69712.0325,03118.6838,862
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A17.6236,65618.5738,61915.8332,93015.2531,73123.2248,300
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders17016.2433,77116.8435,02912.6426,28411.7324,39423.4448,745
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders11015.2931,80119.0339,58311.0623,01410.3321,49031.1964,882
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1,25021.6144,95523.1048,04315.3731,98413.9929,10735.7974,432
Dental Laboratory Technicians14024.4350,80031.0464,57118.6338,74217.1135,58650.32104,669
Medical Appliance Technicians2038.0379,10237.8178,63518.3538,18415.2331,66760.31125,431
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians19022.6847,17825.0752,15116.6934,72215.7632,78637.4077,792
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders45013.3627,79314.0629,23310.0320,8659.5819,93719.1239,774
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders12015.3431,90316.9535,27112.3025,59011.1023,08324.9451,863
Painters, Transportation Equipment20028.5059,28627.9458,11625.2852,58125.0052,00631.8266,177
Painting, Coating, and Decorating WorkersN/A16.7634,87215.8632,99011.9524,85710.6822,20419.3240,192
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine OperatorsN/A14.7430,65518.6238,72611.6824,29110.6622,17529.6061,564
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and TendersN/A17.1235,60516.8134,97714.3929,93213.3227,70719.6440,853
Etchers and Engravers11015.7632,79117.3936,18213.0027,05612.3725,74024.4850,912
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and TendersN/A21.7845,30921.1243,93415.3631,96313.1427,31528.4659,190
Helpers--Production Workers47014.8430,87915.4632,16010.2221,2619.5419,86023.4548,759
Production Workers, All Other20015.1431,48816.4334,17911.0122,91210.5021,85622.9247,668
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 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations -Southwest WDA 1Q2016
Occupations
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Estimated
Employment
Occupational WagesWage Percentile Ranges
MedianAverageEntry Level10th90th
Hourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / AnnualHourly / Annual
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations17,67015.5532,32918.0237,48010.3721,5709.6320,01429.8462,074
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers,38028.4459,16429.7161,78020.5542,73118.4838,43941.1885,649
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Mach24035.6774,17736.9576,85127.5857,35125.5053,03153.36110,996
Airfield Operations SpecialistsN/A27.3256,83428.6559,58420.9243,52419.9741,52138.0079,038
Flight Attendants20N/A52,367N/A62,908N/A45,115N/A42,323N/A94,277
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1,91015.5932,42715.5932,42411.6124,15010.1921,18321.4544,618
Driver/Sales Workers1,04013.9729,04816.9035,15710.0520,9219.4119,58028.0958,420
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2,00024.0650,04824.2650,45617.2035,77315.9433,16433.3769,408
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2,29016.6434,60918.2337,90610.5721,9989.8720,52530.5663,575
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs1,16015.3531,92318.6038,6919.9020,6029.5019,76934.4271,597
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other15017.1535,66217.9237,28112.3825,75311.2723,44426.3754,868
Sailors and Marine OilersN/A14.8030,79017.6936,79112.0925,15410.2521,32629.9862,363
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels12040.7084,64540.2383,68429.3961,13425.4352,88354.74113,854
Parking Lot Attendants25011.9724,88912.3225,62310.1121,0169.5419,82615.1531,517
Automotive and Watercraft Service AttendantsN/A9.5119,79410.3421,5019.4819,7329.3619,47011.7524,431
Traffic Technicians3013.7728,65418.1537,75813.4127,88812.3325,64943.3090,064
Transportation Workers, All Other3014.8430,88315.5532,34412.5025,99511.5524,02019.7641,118
Conveyor Operators and TendersN/A19.9841,56119.2640,07711.6824,3089.8720,54228.5259,338
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators35018.3438,13219.0139,53513.0127,06611.3223,53628.2158,681
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment8509.8620,50511.2723,4459.4919,7579.3719,48815.1831,571
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4,24013.9529,00915.2131,62810.5722,0009.9120,62823.0047,847
Machine Feeders and OffbearersN/A13.3127,69214.2629,66410.1621,1269.5619,88419.5040,551
Packers and Packagers, Hand1,50010.7922,44011.9824,9169.6420,0469.4319,62815.2931,802
Refuse and Recyclable Material CollectorsN/A21.2844,25720.7343,11413.6828,46611.9624,87429.0760,482
Material Moving Workers, All Other20N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
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