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)
Wage RSE (3)
99,160 1.6 % $28.53 $59,340 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.89 $18.26 $24.75 $34.44 $46.54
Annual Wage (2) $28,880 $37,980 $51,470 $71,640 $96,800


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 57,200 11.35 $28.02 $58,270
Other Information Services 4,880 3.55 $30.21 $62,840
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,120 0.97 $30.60 $63,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,590 0.13 $25.66 $53,370
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,500 1.65 $27.71 $57,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 57,200 11.35 $28.02 $58,270
Other Information Services 4,880 3.55 $30.21 $62,840
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,500 1.65 $27.71 $57,640
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,120 0.97 $30.60 $63,640
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,360 0.95 $35.67 $74,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.02 $44.69 $92,950
Software Publishers 800 0.32 $39.57 $82,300
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $36.69 $76,320
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 110 0.03 $36.10 $75,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,360 0.95 $35.67 $74,200


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 18,010 2.16 2.77 $35.91 $74,690
California 10,780 0.77 0.99 $29.51 $61,390
Texas 5,400 0.54 0.69 $24.11 $50,150
Illinois 5,350 0.97 1.24 $24.82 $51,630
Florida 4,320 0.61 0.78 $32.68 $67,970




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)
District of Columbia 3,120 4.89 6.26 $34.38 $71,510
New York 18,010 2.16 2.77 $35.91 $74,690
Massachusetts 4,150 1.33 1.71 $30.21 $62,830
Minnesota 2,870 1.12 1.44 $24.21 $50,350
Colorado 2,310 1.07 1.38 $27.62 $57,440




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 18,010 2.16 2.77 $35.91 $74,690
District of Columbia 3,120 4.89 6.26 $34.38 $71,510
Florida 4,320 0.61 0.78 $32.68 $67,970
Washington 2,160 0.80 1.03 $32.18 $66,930
Rhode Island 190 0.43 0.55 $31.80 $66,140

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 15,130 3.04 3.89 $37.93 $78,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,910 2.14 2.75 $33.03 $68,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,310 1.13 1.45 $32.44 $67,480
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,130 1.17 1.49 $25.27 $52,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,960 1.79 2.29 $31.61 $65,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,390 1.43 1.83 $24.94 $51,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.90 2.44 $30.41 $63,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.97 1.25 $28.63 $59,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.20 1.53 $34.64 $72,060
Columbus, OH 1,310 1.48 1.90 (8) (8)




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,130 3.04 3.89 $37.93 $78,900
Champaign-Urbana, IL 280 2.81 3.61 $21.05 $43,790
Charlottesville, VA 250 2.74 3.51 $26.22 $54,540
Ithaca, NY 120 2.36 3.02 $23.14 $48,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,910 2.14 2.75 $33.03 $68,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.90 2.44 $30.41 $63,250
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.86 2.38 $32.35 $67,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,960 1.79 2.29 $31.61 $65,740
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 920 1.67 2.14 $28.85 $60,000
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 530 1.66 2.13 $29.96 $62,330




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)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.81 1.04 $48.24 $100,340
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 110 0.65 0.83 $39.07 $81,270
Naples-Marco Island, FL 50 0.42 0.54 $38.67 $80,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,130 3.04 3.89 $37.93 $78,900
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.37 0.48 $36.85 $76,650
New Haven, CT 150 0.56 0.72 $35.43 $73,680
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.80 1.02 $35.26 $73,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 820 0.75 0.96 $34.80 $72,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.20 1.53 $34.64 $72,060
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 160 1.04 1.33 $34.64 $72,050

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.84 1.08 $18.09 $37,620
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.54 0.69 $14.12 $29,380
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.67 0.86 $18.89 $39,300
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 0.93 $23.54 $48,970
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 1.52 1.94 $12.66 $26,340

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.35 3.01 $31.52 $65,570
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 1.71 2.19 $24.78 $51,530
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.69 2.17 $25.93 $53,940
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 1.52 1.94 $12.66 $26,340
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.42 1.82 $29.01 $60,350

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 0.40 $40.15 $83,510
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 0.87 $36.51 $75,930
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.35 3.01 $31.52 $65,570
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.42 1.82 $29.01 $60,350
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.37 $28.69 $59,670


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.

(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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