Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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National estimates 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)
5,030 3.5 % $23.65 $49,190 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.25 $16.50 $21.73 $29.19 $38.78
Annual Wage (2) $25,480 $34,320 $45,200 $60,700 $80,650


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $23.44 $48,750
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,000 0.78 $19.11 $39,740
State Government (OES Designation) 710 0.03 $22.31 $46,410
Other Information Services 520 0.38 $24.42 $50,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $37.51 $78,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,000 0.78 $19.11 $39,740
Other Information Services 520 0.38 $24.42 $50,800
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $26.17 $54,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $23.44 $48,750
State Government (OES Designation) 710 0.03 $22.31 $46,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $37.51 $78,020
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $29.63 $61,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $26.21 $54,510
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.02 $26.19 $54,480
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $26.17 $54,430


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 560 0.07 1.69 $25.44 $52,920
California 430 0.03 0.78 $25.03 $52,070
Texas 290 0.03 0.73 $23.33 $48,520
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 1.26 $21.05 $43,790
Illinois 260 0.05 1.19 $27.32 $56,830




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)
Wyoming 120 0.46 11.67 $21.41 $44,520
District of Columbia 110 0.17 4.37 $38.08 $79,200
South Carolina 200 0.12 2.93 $13.71 $28,530
Alaska 30 0.11 2.70 $26.90 $55,940
Delaware 40 0.10 2.55 $20.52 $42,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.17 4.37 $38.08 $79,200
Maryland 240 0.10 2.45 $30.67 $63,790
New Jersey 50 0.01 0.35 $29.21 $60,760
Michigan 90 0.02 0.61 $29.01 $60,330
Rhode Island 30 0.08 1.90 $28.14 $58,540

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 2.30 $25.95 $53,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.12 2.91 $37.37 $77,730
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 1.42 $26.90 $55,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.43 $26.70 $55,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.83 $22.06 $45,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.67 $21.09 $43,870
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.41 10.26 $10.71 $22,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90 0.04 1.04 $22.15 $46,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.79 $21.65 $45,030
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.29 $18.25 $37,960




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.41 10.26 $10.71 $22,280
Montgomery, AL 40 0.28 7.15 $29.33 $61,020
Columbia, SC 70 0.22 5.46 $17.01 $35,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.12 2.91 $37.37 $77,730
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.11 2.68 $24.03 $49,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.43 $26.70 $55,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 2.30 $25.95 $53,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.79 $21.65 $45,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.67 $21.09 $43,870
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.59 $28.14 $58,540




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.12 2.91 $37.37 $77,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 1.16 $32.36 $67,320
Montgomery, AL 40 0.28 7.15 $29.33 $61,020
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.59 $28.14 $58,540
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 1.42 $26.90 $55,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.10 2.43 $26.70 $55,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.48 $26.68 $55,490
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.24 $26.53 $55,190
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $26.43 $54,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.44 $26.28 $54,660


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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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