Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
65,710 1.3 % (4) $38,470 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $15,790 $16,790 $19,260 $54,170 $84,320
(4)

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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60,560 1.08 (4) $37,840
State Government (OES Designation) 5,150 0.22 (4) $45,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60,560 1.08 (4) $37,840
State Government (OES Designation) 5,150 0.22 (4) $45,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,150 0.22 (4) $45,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 60,560 1.08 (4) $37,840


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,180 0.86 1.67 (4) $78,500
Illinois 4,900 0.89 1.71 (4) $29,680
Wisconsin 4,420 1.69 3.28 (4) $19,860
Ohio 4,050 0.82 1.59 (4) $35,450
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.71 1.38 (4) $36,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 1,540 1.70 3.29 (4) $24,430
Wisconsin 4,420 1.69 3.28 (4) $19,860
South Dakota 600 1.55 3.00 (4) $37,060
Mississippi 1,310 1.23 2.37 (4) $25,860
Arkansas 1,240 1.09 2.11 (4) $37,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,180 0.86 1.67 (4) $78,500
Indiana 1,530 0.56 1.09 (4) $77,820
Washington 800 0.30 0.58 (4) $60,450
Alaska 290 0.96 1.85 (4) $59,840
California 2,890 0.21 0.40 (4) $54,000

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.55 1.06 (4) $34,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.19 0.37 (4) $59,970
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 920 2.17 4.20 (4) $86,630
Pittsburgh, PA 910 0.83 1.61 (4) $38,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.61 1.18 (4) $24,130
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.78 1.51 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.41 0.78 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 670 0.69 1.34 (4) $42,530
Columbus, OH 660 0.75 1.45 (4) $39,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 660 0.39 0.76 (4) $69,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.18 6.15 (4) $74,950
Sheboygan, WI 160 2.83 5.47 (4) $19,980
Utica-Rome, NY 320 2.61 5.05 (4) $81,280
Elmira, NY 90 2.50 4.83 (4) $79,330
Fond du Lac, WI 100 2.42 4.68 (4) $20,620
Wausau, WI 150 2.40 4.64 (4) $18,460
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 40 2.22 4.28 (4) $19,850
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 920 2.17 4.20 (4) $86,630
Ocean City, NJ 80 2.05 3.96 (8) (8)
Lebanon, PA 90 2.03 3.92 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 280 0.33 0.64 (4) $102,090
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 50 0.08 0.16 (4) $88,970
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 920 2.17 4.20 (4) $86,630
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 360 1.47 2.85 (4) $84,100
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 240 0.95 1.83 (4) $82,810
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.27 0.51 (4) $82,570
Utica-Rome, NY 320 2.61 5.05 (4) $81,280
Elmira, NY 90 2.50 4.83 (4) $79,330
Tucson, AZ 100 0.29 0.55 (4) $78,200
Kingston, NY 90 1.61 3.10 (4) $77,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 1,050 5.50 10.64 (4) $75,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 860 6.41 12.40 (4) $17,230
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 770 4.14 8.00 (4) $80,170
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 520 3.09 5.98 (4) $18,300
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 440 2.88 5.57 (4) $21,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 860 6.41 12.40 (4) $17,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 1,050 5.50 10.64 (4) $75,780
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 400 5.13 9.92 (4) $21,180
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 170 5.12 9.91 (4) $75,750
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 4.63 8.96 (4) $21,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 1.83 (4) $87,480
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 770 4.14 8.00 (4) $80,170
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 1,050 5.50 10.64 (4) $75,780
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 170 5.12 9.91 (4) $75,750
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,190


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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