Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2005

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National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
18,700 2.6 % $15.04 $31,270 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.39 $11.48 $13.92 $17.99 $22.07
Annual Wage (2) $19,530 $23,870 $28,950 $37,410 $45,900

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
State government (OES designation) 4,070 $11.74 $24,420
Insurance carriers 1,690 $17.90 $37,220
Federal government (OES designation) 1,590 $16.28 $33,870
Local government (OES designation) 1,340 $16.07 $33,430
Scientific research and development services 1,010 $15.92 $33,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 80 $24.27 $50,490
Wired telecommunications carriers 160 $20.43 $42,490
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 40 $19.51 $40,590
Advertising and related services (8) $18.89 $39,290
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 110 $18.56 $38,600

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Indiana 1,130 $13.98 $29,090 0.039%
District of Columbia 200 $19.74 $41,050 0.033%
Utah 310 $14.16 $29,460 0.028%
Maine 110 $13.61 $28,320 0.018%
New Jersey 660 $16.55 $34,410 0.017%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 200 $19.74 $41,050 0.033%
Massachusetts 430 $19.41 $40,370 0.014%
Virginia 270 $19.24 $40,010 0.008%
Alaska 30 $19.16 $39,850 0.010%
Iowa 130 $18.46 $38,390 0.009%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 990 $13.75 $28,610 0.169%
Macon, GA 120 $10.29 $21,400 0.120%
Albany, GA 70 $12.16 $25,290 0.112%
Pascagoula, MS 50 $12.65 $26,310 0.094%
Savannah, GA 130 $12.22 $25,410 0.089%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 $21.06 $43,800 0.013%
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 $19.94 $41,470 0.011%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 $19.67 $40,920 0.024%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 $19.37 $40,290 0.020%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 $19.31 $40,170 0.021%

About May 2005 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2005 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 24, 2006

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