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Section 1.4

AVERAGE WAGE RATES IN SELECTED OCCUPATIONS
20-COUNTY LABOR AREA*

(Updated September 2002)
  

Occupation Low Average High
Managers
Administrative Services Manager $14.19 $18.35 $22.28
Financial Manager 14.18 22.11 36.02
Human Resources/Training Manager 15.34 19.54 23.34
Industrial Production Manager 20.29 26.58 29.92
Medicine & Health-Related Manager 22.04 27.68 32.63
Purchasing Manager 13.26 17.17 20.55
Sales Manager 14.46 18.88 21.89
Professional/Technical
Accountants & Auditors 14.76 17.87 22.96
Computer Programmers 16.40 20.91 24.99
Data Base Administrators 14.33 17.76 20.60
Drafters, Including CAD 10.56 21.42 25.85
Editors 11.82 14.40 18.17
Electrical Engineers 15.86 22.12 26.13
Electronics Repairer 11.86 18.66 21.41
First Line Supervisor, All Other 14.90 18.15 21.54
Industrial Engineer 17.01 20.09 22.32
Licensed Practical Nurse 9.40 11.54 13.44
Mechanical Engineer 13.10 29.34 43.42
Registered Nurses 13.71 16.81 20.50
Secretary (Legal, Executive) 9.24 10.99 13.13
Systems Analyst 12.74 25.77 35.15
Training & Development Specialist 18.28 22.15 7.32
Writers & Authors 7.32 8.77 10.98
Clerical
Accounting/Bookkeeping Clerks 8.60 10.43 12.05
Clerks, General office 7.82 9.44 11.58
Data Entry Operators 8.40 10.39 12.30
Receptionist 7.09 8.31 9.65
Secretary 8.08 9.98 12.01
Shipping & Receiving Clerks 7.95 9.82 11.69
Stock Clerk 6.19 6.99 8.11
Production/Maintenance
Assembler, Production 7.68 9.68 11.61
Carpenters 7.88 10.59 14.42
Electricians 13.41 15.86 18.51
Hand Packers & Packagers 7.48 8.61 9.39
Machinery Maintenance Workers 9.71 11.93 14.04
Machinists 7.14 10.01 13.38
Maintenance Repairs, General 10.11 11.84 13.72
Mechanic, Automotive 10.29 13.82 17.32
Mechanic, Industrial Machinery 10.52 14.31 17.02
Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter 8.36 10.00 11.95
Production Expediting Clerks 11.03 13.28 15.62
Sheet Metal Worker 8.18 11.11 14.27
Tool & Die Maker 10.50 12.99 14.57
Truck Driver, Heavy 11.63 13.88 14.78
Truck Driver, Light 8.77 10.56 12.72
Welders & Crafters 9.95 11.97 13.95
Services
Bank Tellers 6.39 7.82 11.43
Cashiers 6.20 7.21 8.32
Child Care Workers 5.99 8.14 11.72
Correctional Officers 9.68 10.31 12.50
Counter & Rental Clerks 5.18 5.89 6.79
Fast Food Workers 5.53 6.42 7.60
Hairdressers & Cosmetologists 7.17 8.62 8.65
Janitors & Cleaners 6.71 7.82 9.47
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 6.21 7.07 8.44
Nursing Aids & Orderlies 6.21 7.25 8.65
Waiters/Waitresses 3.79 4.57 5.54
Sales
Customer Service Representative 8.38 10.84 13.48
Sales Representative 13.29 19.50 41.16
Salespersons, Parts 8.02 10.64 12.21
Salespersons, Retail 6.06 7.21 9.39
Telemarketing Representative 6.80 8.00 9.88
SOURCE: MRPC 20-County Wage Survey, September 2002
*20-County Area includes Camden, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Gasconade, Howell, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Texas, Washington, Webster and Wright counties.
NOTE: The Central Region is comprised of the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington.

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