Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
89,400 3.0 % $15.59 $32,440 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $12.62 $14.91 $18.13 $21.71
Annual Wage (2) $22,620 $26,250 $31,010 $37,720 $45,160

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 44,570 $15.41 $32,060 1 3
State government (OES designation) 38,520 $16.16 $33,620 2 1
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,120 $14.04 $29,200 3 7
Individual and family services 1,060 $12.70 $26,420 4 15
Vocational rehabilitation services 560 $13.38 $27,830 5 10

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 38,520 $16.16 $33,620 2 1
Nursing care facilities 70 $15.87 $33,020 15 2
Local government (OES designation) 44,570 $15.41 $32,060 1 3
Elementary and secondary schools 60 $14.87 $30,930 18 4
Residential mental health facilities 140 $14.75 $30,670 12 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
North Carolina 7,610 $13.35 $27,770 0.205% 423
Alaska 530 $19.46 $40,470 0.185% 221
West Virginia 900 $12.10 $25,170 0.132% 383
Hawaii 720 $16.31 $33,920 0.131% 276
Washington 3,310 $17.64 $36,690 0.129% 363

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Rhode Island 480 $21.79 $45,320 0.102% 159
Pennsylvania 6,010 $19.53 $40,620 0.109% 255
Alaska 530 $19.46 $40,470 0.185% 221
New Jersey 2,010 $19.18 $39,900 0.052% 339
Nevada 790 $18.85 $39,200 0.075% 254

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Olympia, WA PMSA 400 $17.59 $36,580 0.469%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 2,830 $13.44 $27,960 0.428%
Yakima, WA MSA 210 $17.56 $36,530 0.270%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA 100 $13.33 $27,730 0.214%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 490 $17.61 $36,630 0.210%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 520 $21.44 $44,590 0.101%
Oakland, CA PMSA (6) $21.38 $44,460 (6)
New Bedford, MA PMSA (6) $20.52 $42,690 (6)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 380 $20.18 $41,980 0.060%
Newark, NJ PMSA 430 $19.66 $40,890 0.045%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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