Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.

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)
215,930 1.4 % $14.32 $29,780 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.12 $11.09 $13.78 $16.91 $20.36
Annual Wage (2) $18,970 $23,070 $28,660 $35,170 $42,340


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
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90,130 $14.36 $29,860
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 39,080 $12.14 $25,250
Offices of Physicians 11,000 $13.83 $28,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,780 $16.13 $33,540
Outpatient Care Centers 4,820 $14.99 $31,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 100 $17.93 $37,290
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 70 $17.47 $36,340
Nursing Care Facilities 1,470 $17.28 $35,930
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 460 $16.92 $35,200
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 680 $16.92 $35,190


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 Employment per thousand workers
Nebraska 4,100 $12.12 $25,210 4.469
Mississippi 3,320 $12.48 $25,960 3.026
Florida 21,310 $13.56 $28,200 2.898
Kentucky 4,280 $11.97 $24,890 2.447
Utah 2,710 $11.82 $24,590 2.288

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 25,610 $17.64 $36,690 1.762
Massachusetts 5,000 $17.39 $36,170 1.577
Connecticut 2,990 $17.19 $35,750 1.816
District of Columbia 500 $16.72 $34,770 0.788
Rhode Island 330 $16.63 $34,590 0.713


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 Employment per thousand workers
Logan, UT-ID 470 $9.18 $19,090 9.772
Hattiesburg, MS 430 $13.60 $28,290 7.625
Elizabethtown, KY 270 $10.85 $22,560 6.192
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,650 $12.18 $25,340 5.857
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,560 $11.53 $23,990 4.722

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 $22.38 $46,550 1.365
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 $21.06 $43,790 1.554
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 190 $20.24 $42,100 1.047
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 150 $20.21 $42,030 1.336
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $19.59 $40,750 1.290


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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