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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: North Dakota: Both Sexes

(Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)


                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

21 to 74 years                                             320,880   $20,911      25.2     200,060   $26,538      28.6

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                             1,770   $54,209      60.3       1,490   $61,083      63.2
General and Operations Managers                              2,155   $39,492      39.6       1,900   $41,652      41.5
Legislators                                                     65   $42,031      55.6          50   $50,764      67.3
Advertising and Promotions Managers                            145   $27,540      46.9         115   $28,000      49.1
Marketing and Sales Managers                                 1,645   $36,480      50.0       1,290   $41,638      52.4
Public Relations Managers                                      110   $32,375      81.1         110   $32,417      81.8
Administrative Services Managers                               205   $32,500      32.0         150   $40,179      36.5
Computer and Information Systems Managers                      330   $39,205      44.9         295   $40,699      42.7
Financial Managers                                           1,930   $31,890      54.8       1,555   $35,794      59.1
Human Resources Managers                                       785   $31,439      52.9         635   $37,212      52.0
Industrial Production Managers                                 440   $41,290      29.9         410   $41,164      26.7
Purchasing Managers                                            265   $31,557      39.6         230   $31,996      45.9
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers             515   $31,173      20.5         455   $31,675      23.3
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                 2,185   $26,406      18.7       1,470   $29,836      21.0
Farmers and Ranchers                                        14,640   $16,987      15.3       9,535   $19,675      16.9
Construction Managers                                        1,390   $40,678      21.9       1,090   $44,295      24.0
Education Administrators                                     1,760   $35,977      78.7       1,060   $35,893      75.9
Engineering Managers                                           185   $61,324      89.2         165   $62,125      87.9
Food Service Managers                                        1,555   $22,944      15.2       1,255   $24,744      14.4
Funeral Directors                                              155   $38,958      55.8         110   $51,429      50.9
Gaming Managers                                                180   $21,167      29.4         110   $26,923      39.1
Lodging Managers                                               345   $28,571      29.7         230   $33,409      36.8
Medical and Health Services Managers                         1,235   $34,621      49.6       1,055   $35,729      47.9
Natural Sciences Managers                                       25   $41,406      56.5          20   $41,719      61.9
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                           385   $37,746       6.7         270   $39,848       5.5
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                     845   $22,875      36.9         495   $32,340      39.8
Social and Community Service Managers                          615   $26,523      53.2         430   $32,188      60.3
Managers, All Other                                          3,590   $34,051      35.2       3,090   $36,142      35.8

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                                  45   $33,393      41.9          35   $34,821      51.4
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                    160   $38,393      25.5         115   $41,667      36.0
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products              270   $20,865      20.7         190   $26,938      16.8
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                                410   $31,563      37.9         345   $32,132      39.5
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                                820   $24,300      36.3         575   $27,888      38.3
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                        200   $28,571      36.4         170   $29,464      35.9
Cost Estimators                                                280   $31,989      19.9         260   $32,468      16.2



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations
  Specialists                                                1,505   $26,358      42.7       1,145   $29,425      46.5
Logisticians                                                    30   $26,806      12.9          25   $28,438      17.4
Management Analysts                                            535   $26,875      59.9         360   $31,776      55.2
Meeting and Convention Planners                                 10   $35,500     100.0           4   $36,250     100.0
Other Business Operations Specialists                          360   $29,896      25.6         275   $30,884      29.7
Accountants and Auditors                                     4,030   $27,279      60.8       3,030   $31,035      63.5
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                        275   $32,955      42.4         170   $37,500      37.2
Budget Analysts                                                 35   $31,667      20.6          20   $35,313      14.3
Credit Analysts                                                 85   $27,333      77.9          70   $27,375      84.5
Financial Analysts                                              45   $72,574      85.1          45   $72,574      85.1
Personal Financial Advisors                                    405   $41,875      64.4         325   $48,333      64.1
Insurance Underwriters                                         125   $27,586      31.5         115   $27,802      31.3
Financial Examiners                                            105   $21,563      75.0          75   $30,982      64.4
Loan Counselors and Officers                                 1,185   $35,807      58.9       1,040   $37,453      58.3
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                  145   $42,500      64.4         130   $39,750      60.9
Tax Preparers                                                  250    $9,904      41.1          55   $25,000      64.8
Financial Specialists, All Other                               100   $23,750      55.6          80   $30,278      57.7

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                         880   $30,704      50.6         710   $33,750      51.3
Computer Programmers                                           715   $34,457      52.2         535   $40,875      58.6
Computer Software Engineers                                    600   $30,911      57.9         445   $35,202      67.9
Computer Support Specialists                                 1,190   $20,327      29.5         745   $26,000      36.1
Database Administrators                                         65   $25,417      34.4          45   $27,188      46.8
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                    365   $33,140      40.0         275   $34,787      42.2
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts                470   $14,191      20.3         250   $38,750      22.6
Actuaries                                                       10   $36,563     100.0          10   $36,563     100.0
Mathematicians                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Operations Research Analysts                                   100   $27,404      20.2          90   $26,635      22.0
Statisticians                                                   30   $67,656     100.0          25   $42,361     100.0
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                   0         .        .            0         .        .

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                       175   $28,125      64.7         115   $33,750      88.9
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists                100   $21,106      52.5          80   $22,212      65.4
Aerospace Engineers                                             35   $34,167      38.2          15   $41,667      42.9
Agricultural Engineers                                          75   $42,500      46.1          45   $46,250      72.7
Biomedical Engineers                                            15   $66,154       7.1          15   $66,250       0.0
Chemical Engineers                                              60   $63,214      90.0          45   $70,104     100.0
Civil Engineers                                                600   $41,100      82.1         465   $42,198      87.1
Computer Hardware Engineers                                     30   $19,750      10.3          20   $37,841      15.8
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                            325   $50,439      67.7         280   $51,791      74.0
Environmental Engineers                                         90   $35,167      67.8          55   $40,357      94.6
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety              255   $45,104      64.7         175   $46,875      71.6
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                            0         .        .            0         .        .



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                             35   $33,250      88.6          15   $33,750     100.0
Mechanical Engineers                                           250   $45,690      71.0         190   $47,457      80.1
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                              30   $44,219      58.1          30   $44,375      60.0
Nuclear Engineers                                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Petroleum Engineers                                             45   $42,125      43.2          30   $45,000      59.4
Engineers, All Others                                          350   $41,860      64.5         285   $44,000      69.0
Drafters                                                       545   $29,571      17.6         470   $30,655      15.3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                       840   $35,294      13.1         655   $38,278      12.4
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                              225   $21,779       0.0         110   $38,250       0.0

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                               325   $40,909      74.5         240   $42,750      81.3
Biological Scientists                                          245   $38,107      96.7         205   $38,071      99.5
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                          145   $40,444      91.0         110   $41,563      90.8
Medical Scientists                                              20  $122,143     100.0          15  $125,000     100.0
Astronomers and Physicists                                      10   $88,750     100.0          10   $88,750     100.0
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                                70   $31,875      58.0          45   $36,406      75.6
Chemists and Materials Scientists                              165   $36,528      91.6         145   $38,359      94.5
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                     135   $32,500      71.6         100   $32,250      72.0
Physical Scientists, All Other                                 230   $29,917     100.0         205   $31,964     100.0
Economists                                                      35   $36,071     100.0          35   $36,071     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                      100   $22,031      37.6          70   $33,125      38.2
Psychologists                                                  205   $41,875      93.2         155   $48,036      93.0
Sociologists                                                     4    $6,250     100.0           0         .        .
Urban and Regional Planners                                     15   $52,656     100.0          15   $53,125     100.0
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers             80   $23,250      57.7          55   $25,795      59.6
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                      170   $33,098      25.7         145   $33,571      28.8
Biological Technicians                                         125   $24,886      37.9          80   $32,500      41.0
Chemical Technicians                                            55   $31,042      22.8          40   $35,917      33.3
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                            35   $47,500      29.4          25   $47,500      41.7
Nuclear Technicians                                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians           365   $16,250      33.8         225   $20,375      29.6

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                   1,505   $23,827      68.5         800   $27,432      67.8
Social Workers                                               1,940   $24,854      76.0       1,365   $26,660      81.1
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists                 850   $19,348      48.4         570   $23,589      60.1
Clergy                                                       1,320   $23,914      83.8         980   $26,119      87.4
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                  125   $20,893      63.7          70   $21,445      59.2
Religious Workers, All Other                                   165   $19,028      59.9          75   $28,625      76.6

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                      1,110   $50,667      99.6         885   $56,211      99.5
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers                115   $50,000      88.8         100   $75,603      95.9
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                                300   $26,613      56.0         240   $29,261      56.0
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                            320   $20,000      34.7         185   $25,000      30.6



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS
Postsecondary Teachers                                       3,330   $30,888      86.7       2,275   $36,797      89.1
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                            725   $12,853      55.9         405   $18,785      59.8
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                        8,980   $26,189      95.9       6,955   $28,845      97.2
Secondary School Teachers                                    2,225   $27,483      96.5       1,745   $30,345      97.6
Special Education Teachers                                     570   $24,940      83.0         435   $26,735      88.9
Other Teachers and Instructors                               1,160   $11,172      42.5         395   $19,920      30.7
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                    70   $11,385      74.6          30   $25,313      93.8
Librarians                                                     490   $16,488      65.2         150   $31,250      69.1
Library Technicians                                             35    $6,563       0.0           4   $11,250       0.0
Teacher Assistants                                           2,215    $9,110      18.0         335   $14,309      21.9
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers                 220   $29,625      72.9         145   $32,202      76.9

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                    325   $12,857      35.8         185   $21,058      36.8
Designers                                                    1,150   $16,919      31.4         645   $21,127      33.9
Actors                                                           4    $1,250     100.0           0         .        .
Producers and Directors                                        190   $23,500      35.3         140   $26,089      37.6
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers                 490   $10,156      39.0         150   $23,750      66.0
Dancers and Choreographers                                      10    $8,750       0.0           0         .        .
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                         200    $5,185      50.5          45   $25,625      54.5
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                            45   $10,795      14.9           4   $16,250       0.0
Announcers                                                     260   $18,942      19.0         155   $22,167      25.0
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                   210   $17,461      65.9         130   $24,531      63.8
Public Relations Specialists                                   300   $22,292      48.5         160   $32,500      67.5
Editors                                                        270   $25,536      63.9         205   $30,536      64.1
Technical Writers                                              105   $38,304      72.9          75   $39,643      71.6
Writers and Authors                                            225   $22,596      71.4         155   $25,588      68.2
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                   40   $13,203      17.1          20   $15,000       0.0
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                              130   $22,917      24.8          95   $30,625      34.4
Photographers                                                  165   $20,694      33.5         100   $22,778      26.5
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                         25   $16,875      53.8          25   $16,875      53.8
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                      4   $28,750       0.0           4   $28,750       0.0

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                  205   $47,000      99.0         175   $54,375     100.0
Dentists                                                       275  $119,000     100.0         170  $105,000     100.0
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                   290   $22,850      72.3         170   $28,690      69.2
Optometrists                                                   170   $65,000     100.0         130   $71,397     100.0
Pharmacists                                                    735   $50,889      92.7         580   $54,302      97.8
Physicians and Surgeons                                      1,175  $134,700      99.9         825  $141,827     100.0
Physician Assistants                                           170   $36,250      44.4         105   $51,964      54.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                      4  $122,500     100.0           4  $122,500     100.0
Registered Nurses                                            6,795   $29,763      65.1       3,570   $35,963      66.8
Audiologists                                                    30   $70,625     100.0          20   $59,205     100.0
Occupational Therapists                                        205   $31,071      84.5          80   $40,385      85.0
Physical Therapists                                            290   $31,875      85.8         160   $41,667      75.0
Radiation Therapists                                            35   $24,107      37.1          15   $31,806      35.3
Recreational Therapists                                         45   $28,750      56.5          25   $27,857      54.2
Respiratory Therapists                                         255   $30,323      40.2         180   $31,774      43.4
Speech-Language Pathologists                                   460   $31,763      96.7         105   $38,281     100.0
Therapists, All Others                                         125   $26,842      78.2          85   $29,188      75.9
Veterinarians                                                  125   $49,250     100.0         100   $50,556     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                      0         .        .            0         .        .
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                     815   $25,565      52.8         540   $29,085      56.8
Dental Hygienists                                              235   $29,712       8.9         105   $31,310      14.2
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians               720   $29,784      33.1         545   $32,024      36.2
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                   305   $22,821      24.4         185   $24,607      25.1
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                  700   $19,012      12.3         430   $22,037      12.9
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses            2,090   $20,136       8.3       1,045   $22,477       5.9
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians             405   $15,764       7.4         280   $17,917      10.6
Opticians, Dispensing                                          190   $17,750       5.8         140   $19,625       5.0
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians             185   $22,656      19.5         115   $27,500      19.8
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                  160   $30,185      64.4         135   $31,389      67.9

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                  5,950   $13,604       7.1       2,980   $17,140       7.2
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                     70   $18,750      29.2          20   $26,786      31.8
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                        100   $16,188      15.0          75   $16,734      10.4
Massage Therapists                                             160   $16,319      63.4          40  $115,750      70.7
Dental Assistants                                              470   $17,686       5.7         285   $20,023       3.9
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                 1,915   $15,191      10.6         985   $20,254       7.8

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                      45   $40,000      72.7          40   $40,000      84.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                   140   $36,250      27.9         130   $37,188      30.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                            50   $48,929      30.8          50   $48,929      30.8
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other             120   $31,250      32.0          85   $32,868      33.3
Fire Fighters                                                  380   $35,292      13.2         320   $36,208      14.2
Fire Inspectors                                                 55   $40,469      21.1          55   $40,521      21.4
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                     455   $23,125      30.0         370   $24,324      29.4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                          200   $38,750      55.9         175   $40,139      55.4
Fish and Game Wardens                                           30   $29,821      82.8          25   $29,286      83.3



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                      4    $2,500       0.0           4   $23,750       0.0
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                           1,285   $30,332      31.7       1,110   $31,150      34.0
Transit and Railroad Police                                      4   $16,250       0.0           4   $16,250       0.0
Animal Control Workers                                          15   $29,821       0.0           4   $38,750       0.0
Private Detectives and Investigators                           105   $23,594      51.0          55   $27,679      34.5
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers               755   $18,597      10.6         475   $21,097      12.7
Crossing Guards                                                115    $8,529       1.7          10   $15,833       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers                140    $4,792      18.3          25   $30,909      76.9

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                           335   $12,188       5.6         145   $22,321       6.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                        1,575   $16,057       8.2       1,075   $17,790       9.9
Cooks                                                        4,510   $10,506       2.2       1,855   $14,848       2.1
Food Preparation Workers                                       715    $8,193       3.1         195   $11,395       0.0
Bartenders                                                   1,740   $10,727      10.7         690   $13,726       6.1
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                          365   $10,840       8.3         150   $15,900       8.8
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                  200    $7,074       9.0          55   $14,803       0.0
Waiters and Waitresses                                       3,335    $8,349       7.7         830   $13,750       7.0
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                    380    $8,955       4.2         105   $16,563       0.0
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                      185    $9,554       7.0          60   $13,900      11.7
Dishwashers                                                    585    $5,991       1.2          85   $13,510       0.0
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                         305    $6,719       3.9          55   $13,750      10.5
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                     10    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                           395   $17,650       4.8         285   $19,130       6.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                          170   $21,313      16.0          90   $32,614      19.1
Janitors and Building Cleaners                               5,710   $14,247       5.4       2,945   $19,556       6.5
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                              2,845    $7,811       3.7         820   $13,176       1.0
Pest Control Workers                                            60   $36,875      25.8          45   $41,058      35.6
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                  1,305    $8,620       4.9         415   $21,771       8.0

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers              125   $21,293      27.4         110   $21,853      30.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                      310   $20,385      27.1         220   $25,368      25.6
Animal Trainers                                                 50   $19,286      60.0          40   $20,938      71.8
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                      180    $9,583      16.2          40   $25,132      37.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 615   $10,660       7.0         185   $16,068       5.4
Motion Picture Projectionists                                   10   $26,250       0.0          10   $26,250       0.0
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                      60    $4,904       0.0           0         .        .
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                      205    $9,904      25.6          90   $16,023      33.7
Funeral Service Workers                                         55    $7,361      16.1          25   $18,750      29.6
Barbers                                                        235   $20,304       4.7         155   $22,458       3.8
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists               1,895   $13,472       8.1       1,005   $17,500       9.0
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                       30   $11,250       0.0          10   $61,250       0.0
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                       25   $10,865       0.0          15   $11,250       0.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                          75    $4,716      13.0          20   $20,455       0.0
Transportation Attendants                                       80   $24,432      18.5          40   $30,750      37.5
Child Care Workers                                           5,500    $8,603      14.0       2,625   $12,989      14.2
Personal and Home Care Aides                                 1,000   $11,652      11.7         410   $16,843       9.5
Recreation and Fitness Workers                                 740   $14,282      33.4         340   $19,853      42.9
Residential Advisors                                           390   $10,302      20.7         165   $16,583      39.6
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                    45   $15,208       0.0          20   $85,781       0.0

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    7,710   $24,813      20.4       6,145   $26,879      21.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                    2,395   $32,314      26.7       1,950   $35,775      27.7
Cashiers                                                     4,525    $9,670       6.8       1,605   $15,054       8.2
Counter and Rental Clerks                                      315   $11,865      16.0         110   $16,369      19.6
Parts Salespersons                                             790   $23,236       7.3         670   $25,041       6.9
Retail Salespersons                                          7,925   $14,130      18.2       3,890   $23,962      19.8
Advertising Sales Agents                                       490   $25,313      34.4         350   $31,250      42.6
Insurance Sales Agents                                       1,690   $30,714      35.7       1,280   $35,300      39.8
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                                 530   $40,026      67.1         460   $41,645      69.9
Travel Agents                                                  645   $16,972      20.8         430   $20,192      21.2
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                     890   $26,977      30.1         590   $35,893      33.1
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing           2,925   $32,230      26.4       2,380   $35,567      28.3
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                   125    $2,279      13.7           4    $9,375       0.0
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                           875   $28,261      29.2         590   $34,688      29.0
Sales Engineers                                                 50   $40,234      26.5          50   $40,234      26.5
Telemarketers                                                1,165   $11,516      10.7         395   $15,873      13.7
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                          550    $6,684      13.6         180   $23,125       3.4
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                           435   $23,438      34.1         260   $31,042      34.9

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                               3,455   $24,934      25.6       2,695   $27,713      27.0
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service             160   $17,619      19.6          90   $20,714      35.2



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                            110   $21,250       3.7          75   $21,587       5.2
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                    40   $23,056       7.9          20   $23,333      16.7
Bill and Account Collectors                                    400   $20,965      22.3         310   $21,997      24.9
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators               640   $19,018      12.0         505   $20,674      11.9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                 5,065   $16,006      15.8       3,065   $20,036      15.9
Gaming Cage Workers                                             35   $10,833       0.0          10   $17,500       0.0
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                                 430   $21,491       8.8         335   $24,079       6.0
Procurement Clerks                                              45   $22,778       0.0          30   $24,444       0.0
Tellers                                                      1,330   $14,758       9.2         790   $16,819       7.7
Brokerage Clerks                                                20   $21,154      45.5          20   $21,442      52.6
Correspondence Clerks                                           15   $16,563      68.8          15   $17,031      61.5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                            95   $16,793       6.3          55   $18,438      11.3
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                        120   $21,250      23.5          85   $22,667      32.6
Customer Service Representatives                             3,780   $17,240      18.7       2,340   $20,623      18.2
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                  420   $22,679      19.4         340   $23,260      13.5
File Clerks                                                    450   $13,654      13.7         205   $17,340      10.7
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                           320    $9,054       8.8         105   $16,033       3.8
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                       825   $11,679      26.3         295   $20,551      27.4
Library Assistants, Clerical                                   315   $10,779      30.6          65   $20,000      65.6
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                   290   $21,875      21.0         265   $22,273      22.9
New Account Clerks                                              55   $18,182      50.0          50   $18,977      57.1
Order Clerks                                                   220   $18,750       7.7         150   $20,801      11.4
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                   45   $20,536      23.4          30   $22,500       3.1
Receptionists and Information Clerks                         2,690   $14,250      10.3       1,410   $17,404       8.2
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                                575   $12,334      14.5         250   $17,162      15.5
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                       140   $19,009      19.9         100   $19,427      13.1
Cargo and Freight Agents                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Couriers and Messengers                                        270   $17,880      13.8         145   $28,750       9.7
Dispatchers                                                    600   $22,173       8.5         470   $23,569       9.3
Meter Readers, Utilities                                        85   $37,083       0.0          80   $37,083       0.0
Postal Service Clerks                                          395   $33,095      17.3         230   $38,550      25.4
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                 1,085   $35,568      18.7         815   $37,215      21.6
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                                 300   $35,459      31.9         235   $36,735      39.4
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                    430   $23,935      30.3         345   $26,354      28.0
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                        810   $20,954      10.4         605   $21,738       9.2
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                               1,910   $15,147       7.8       1,000   $19,469       6.9
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                                185   $17,833       8.6          95   $26,250       4.3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                    9,855   $17,562      12.6       6,050   $20,479      12.0
Computer Operators                                             640   $20,445      18.7         475   $23,042      17.9
Data Entry Keyers                                            1,640   $16,063       9.7       1,030   $18,734       7.4
Word Processors and Typists                                    375   $12,727      10.4         165   $17,344       3.0
Desktop Publishers                                              25   $18,487      47.8          25   $18,487      47.8
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                  790   $18,472      29.5         590   $19,829      35.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except
  Postal Service                                               280   $15,000       3.6         150   $19,250       2.0
Office Clerks, General                                       2,800   $16,042      16.1       1,520   $20,045      16.1
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                      115   $14,375      19.5          85   $16,875      19.3
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                   20    $9,250      26.3           4   $25,000       0.0
Statistical Assistants                                         115   $22,115      47.4          90   $28,333      47.7
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other         1,115   $20,387      37.0         745   $22,157      37.6

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                         115   $22,647      14.7          80   $24,250      17.7
Agricultural Inspectors                                         40   $16,528      17.5          15   $35,208      23.5
Animal Breeders                                                  4    $2,500       0.0           4    $2,083       0.0
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                     260   $10,040       5.8          75   $29,167      17.1
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                           4,965   $13,856       6.5       2,075   $20,890       5.1
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                              0         .        .            0         .        .
Hunters and Trappers                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Forest and Conservation Workers                                 40   $13,750      17.1          15   $22,500      50.0
Logging Workers                                                 35   $18,864       0.0          15   $25,000       0.0

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                              2,490   $35,970       8.6       1,720   $39,056       7.3
Boilermakers                                                   100   $35,197       2.0          35   $29,583       0.0
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                      280   $26,000       3.5          65   $36,250       0.0
Carpenters                                                   3,390   $20,925       6.9       1,990   $23,858       7.7
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers                435   $22,146       0.9         280   $29,688       1.4
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                      450   $22,125       5.8         145   $26,063       0.0
Contruction Laborers                                         2,765   $17,377       5.7       1,145   $24,232       7.5
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators              35   $22,000       0.0           0         .        .
Pile-Driver Operators                                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                  2,290   $27,910       4.1       1,180   $30,855       4.8
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                       270   $24,167       4.0         145   $26,406       4.2
Electricians                                                 1,710   $30,847       6.2       1,260   $33,977       7.9
Glaziers                                                        80   $21,550      16.5          65   $21,842      16.7
Insulation Workers                                             145   $24,444      10.4          55   $30,114       1.8
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                         855   $16,693       8.3         390   $24,321       1.3
Paperhangers                                                    10   $20,938       0.0           4   $21,875       0.0
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters          1,365   $27,369       3.4         890   $29,443       3.9
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                    20   $30,417       0.0          15   $30,938       0.0
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                        40   $18,056       0.0          35   $18,750       0.0
Roofers                                                        450   $20,038       2.2         215   $25,417       3.3
Sheet Metal Workers                                            445   $26,016       0.7         325   $28,424       0.9
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                              195   $35,101       0.0          85   $34,792       0.0
Helpers, Construction Trades                                    60   $19,750       0.0          25   $21,750       0.0
Construction and Building Inspectors                           155   $37,381      12.2         115   $47,188      10.3
Elevator Installers and Repairers                               35   $38,942       0.0          30   $39,519       0.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                  35   $18,750       0.0          10   $53,333       0.0
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                             95   $35,114       2.1          70   $37,273       0.0
Highway Maintenance Workers                                    615   $23,934       4.9         390   $25,731       3.8
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                    190   $31,094       0.0          85   $35,114       0.0
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                    50   $15,000       5.8          35   $20,625       9.1
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers                  75   $25,000       0.0          30   $31,563       0.0
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                         140   $28,333       4.2          35   $26,691       0.0
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                              160   $25,563       2.5          45   $33,333       4.5
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                      30   $24,000       0.0          30   $24,000       0.0
Mining Machine Operators                                       260   $42,813       7.7         195   $47,344      10.3
Roof Bolters, Mining                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                        15   $25,625      13.3          10   $40,625       0.0
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                    30   $18,125       0.0           4   $27,188       0.0
Other Extraction Workers                                       155   $29,091       1.9         100   $30,000       3.1

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                   1,025   $33,453       7.5         925   $34,005       8.0
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                    660   $22,285      19.2         485   $26,161      15.9
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                465   $40,755       8.8         375   $43,580       9.1
Avionics Technicians                                            55   $31,964       0.0          50   $32,143       0.0
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers              95   $20,938       6.5          65   $19,875       9.0
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                     10   $40,893      22.2          10   $40,893      22.2
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                       50   $50,000       0.0          45   $50,391       0.0
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                      25   $28,393       0.0          20   $28,929       0.0
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                                 80   $22,321      21.5          50   $23,906      15.7
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                      20   $33,750      10.0          15   $35,893      15.4
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                     295   $29,471       7.8         205   $31,400       6.9
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                          630   $25,455       4.5         510   $27,118       4.1
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                       35   $23,456       0.0          35   $23,603       0.0
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                 2,850   $22,978       1.7       2,225   $25,036       2.0
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                1,450   $27,680       2.7       1,130   $29,761       3.4
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                  1,190   $28,830       4.5         905   $30,977       5.1
Small Engine Mechanics                                         155   $16,875      11.6         110   $21,146      16.7
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                    305   $19,792       1.3         210   $21,556       1.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                      40   $27,426      12.2          40   $30,156      12.8
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                     710   $29,275       5.8         620   $30,828       4.7
Home Appliance Repairers                                       100   $27,000       0.0          65   $29,107       0.0
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics                1,030   $30,043       3.9         825   $31,406       4.4
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                      1,180   $21,695       6.2         775   $26,234       7.1
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                  65   $38,571       0.0          50   $38,929       0.0
Millwrights                                                    110   $35,850       0.0          55   $35,298       0.0
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers                 480   $44,457       2.7         440   $44,973       2.5
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers               240   $31,917       8.7         175   $40,375       8.6
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                   155   $32,014       9.8         120   $38,611       5.8
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                    100   $20,833      11.2          65   $26,375       4.6
Commercial Divers                                               10    $3,750       0.0           0         .        .
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                   55   $23,929      11.1          55   $23,929      11.1
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers                35   $28,661       0.0          30   $28,839       0.0
Riggers                                                         30   $19,286       0.0          15   $20,000       0.0
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                               80   $45,167      21.3          70   $45,667      25.0
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers          25   $18,500       0.0          10   $20,000       0.0
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers            485   $19,241       2.9         290   $21,926       3.4

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                          2,085   $31,872       8.8       1,680   $34,375       9.7
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                    25   $17,159       0.0          25   $16,932       0.0
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                   280   $14,886       3.9         140   $17,604       6.4
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                           110   $31,429       0.0          90   $31,875       0.0
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                        35   $25,500      14.7          30   $26,250      17.9
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                     2,415   $19,706       5.1       1,550   $23,005       5.7
Bakers                                                         460   $11,293       6.5         215   $18,229       6.0
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                      550   $18,947       2.2         395   $21,382       2.0
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                         65   $18,942       0.0          50   $22,589       0.0
Food Batchmakers                                               250   $16,927      12.4         165   $20,417      17.4
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                      10    $7,143       0.0           0         .        .
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                      40   $27,083      35.0          20   $35,000      63.6
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 0         .        .            0         .        .
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                             10    $9,286       0.0           4   $31,250       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $21,563       0.0           4   $23,750       0.0
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                     250   $22,232       7.6         200   $26,339       6.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 4   $25,833       0.0           4   $25,833       0.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                                  75   $18,917       9.6          55   $19,583      12.5
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                75   $36,950       6.8          75   $36,950       6.8
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                     4   $23,750       0.0           4   $23,750       0.0
Machinists                                                     670   $29,726       4.5         560   $31,103       4.8
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                    10   $27,500       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic                4   $21,250       0.0           4   $21,250       0.0
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    65   $28,472       1.5          45   $37,500       0.0
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                              4   $31,250     100.0           0         .        .
Tool and Die Makers                                             40   $28,977       0.0          35   $29,659       0.0
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                      2,605   $28,125       1.4       1,865   $31,055       1.6
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 0         .        .            0         .        .
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                              30   $29,375       0.0          20   $31,250       0.0
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    10   $11,250       0.0          10   $11,250       0.0
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                            20    $9,028       0.0          20    $8,750       0.0
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                   440   $25,417       0.2         255   $30,966       0.4
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                                 60   $11,635      13.1          30   $22,734      27.6
Job Printers                                                   120   $16,406       0.0          75   $20,781       0.0
Prepress Technicians and Workers                               125   $14,519       7.1          90   $18,333       8.0
Printing Machine Operators                                     280   $21,287       8.6         205   $24,457       8.3
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                               820   $12,334       6.2         405   $15,607       3.9
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials               85   $13,929       0.0          40   $17,500       0.0
Sewing Machine Operators                                       325    $9,958       5.3         125   $16,343       9.6
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                          40   $11,250       9.5          20   $12,500      20.0
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                               4   $36,250       0.0           4   $36,250       0.0
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                               210   $10,988      11.9          80   $13,125      11.0
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                       10   $47,083       0.0          10   $47,083       0.0
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                       25    $6,458       0.0          10   $18,750       0.0
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                         4    $1,250     100.0           4    $1,250     100.0
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                                0         .        .            0         .        .
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                                 0         .        .            0         .        .
Upholsterers                                                   125   $16,979       4.8          85   $18,646       6.9
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other            30   $22,917       0.0          20   $23,889       0.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                             215   $21,855      12.5         195   $23,333       9.7
Furniture Finishers                                             40   $17,083      19.5          25   $18,542       0.0
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood           110   $22,250       7.3          80   $24,632      10.1
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                                115   $17,083      13.7          70   $23,350       0.0
Woodworkers, All Other                                         115   $19,250       7.7          75   $24,306      11.7
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers           280   $52,118       6.4         255   $52,191       5.8
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                      230   $30,109       7.8         225   $30,217       8.0
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                      250   $26,597       8.5         225   $27,153       9.4
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                       210   $37,188       3.8         170   $41,544       4.7
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                  250   $25,735       9.3         180   $28,958      11.7
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                      150   $22,344       0.0         110   $27,647       0.0
Cutting Workers                                                155   $17,629      17.8          90   $19,914      29.3
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                               70   $26,316       8.3          55   $26,579       3.7
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                       70   $17,031       0.0          30   $22,500       0.0
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers          1,230   $23,423      16.4         805   $27,270      18.4
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                   60   $16,932      30.5          45   $30,781      18.6
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians          265   $20,401      11.7         210   $21,144      13.7
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders            295   $16,964       0.3         175   $19,938       0.6
Painting Workers                                               435   $28,750       3.2         345   $31,000       4.1
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                      235   $11,179      14.5         120   $17,946      24.0
Semiconductor Processors                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders              20   $17,500       0.0          10   $17,500       0.0
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                         40   $30,588       0.0          15   $60,625       0.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders             4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Etchers and Engravers                                           20   $10,156      19.0          15   $10,938      25.0
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                       55   $13,889      37.0          25   $16,563      30.4
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders            25   $22,500       0.0          15   $31,786       0.0
Tire Builders                                                   10   $16,667       0.0          10   $16,667       0.0
Helpers-Production Workers                                      95   $15,172      17.0          50   $16,719      14.0
Production Workers, All Other                                1,715   $21,052       6.8       1,120   $24,533       7.8

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                      660   $31,212      11.7         500   $34,457      13.8
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                           350   $32,500      52.9         210   $35,197      56.0
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                  110   $50,500      39.8          90   $51,833      46.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          NORTH DAKOTA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency
  Medical Technicians                                           10   $30,714       0.0           4   $31,000       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                  1,325   $11,777       8.8         455   $21,761      14.3
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                       9,980   $26,161       5.1       6,360   $30,136       4.6
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                     350   $15,147       8.0         115   $20,052       6.1
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                              45   $12,083       0.0           4   $26,250       0.0
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                             475   $60,208      11.6         380   $61,486      11.0
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                    90   $39,306      23.1          55   $55,417      36.8
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                            385   $60,592      10.2         320   $61,023      11.3
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                      105   $31,705       0.0          55   $41,875       0.0
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                        4   $31,250       0.0           0         .        .
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                            10   $60,938       0.0          10   $61,250       0.0
Ship Engineers                                                   0         .        .            0         .        .
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                          0         .        .            0         .        .
Parking Lot Attendants                                          50    $3,482      11.8           4   $13,750       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                     420   $13,789       1.9         230   $18,063       2.6
Transportation Inspectors                                      130   $32,143       6.1          95   $33,846       5.2
Other Transportation Workers                                    45   $18,523      26.7          25   $25,893       0.0
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                  35   $23,393       5.7          25   $24,821       0.0
Crane and Tower Operators                                      145   $27,917       0.0         125   $28,021       0.0
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators              250   $32,250       0.0         135   $36,550       0.0
Hoist and Winch Operators                                       50   $22,153       8.2           4   $16,750       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                         670   $21,639       1.8         415   $24,899       2.4
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                            620   $13,066       3.5         290   $17,305       0.7
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                       3,980   $18,903       5.8       2,280   $22,910       7.3
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                                  90   $21,250       4.4          70   $22,125       2.9
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                    470   $15,410       4.7         210   $19,886       0.0
Pumping Station Operators                                      170   $34,375       1.2         145   $35,000       1.4
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                     285   $11,392       2.8         155   $16,786       0.0
Shuttle Car Operators                                            0         .        .            0         .        .
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                               15   $30,000       0.0          10   $28,750       0.0
Material Moving Workers, All Other                             255   $25,924       3.9         175   $30,278       5.7

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010