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Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Survey
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Wage Survey provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. The OES Survey is a nation-wide survey which contacts 400,000 establishments annually to obtain detailed data. There are over 7,000 establishments contacted annually in Iowa. The OES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program between the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and State Workforce Agencies including Iowa Workforce Development. BLS provides the procedures and technical support, draws the sample, and produces the survey materials, while the State Agencies collect the data.