Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.


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)
118,920 0.6 % $19.67 $40,900 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.36 $15.80 $19.21 $23.04 $26.85
Annual Wage (2) $27,790 $32,850 $39,960 $47,930 $55,840


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) 44,770 0.80 $19.42 $40,400
State Government (OES Designation) 39,250 1.71 $18.63 $38,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,270 1.39 $22.03 $45,830
Individual and Family Services 2,240 0.18 $16.34 $33,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 820 0.02 $17.68 $36,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 39,250 1.71 $18.63 $38,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,270 1.39 $22.03 $45,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,770 0.80 $19.42 $40,400
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 460 0.33 $16.90 $35,160
Individual and Family Services 2,240 0.18 $16.34 $33,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $22.31 $46,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $22.29 $46,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,270 1.39 $22.03 $45,830
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 240 0.10 $21.10 $43,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $21.04 $43,760


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)
California 19,290 1.38 1.47 $21.70 $45,140
New York 10,000 1.20 1.28 $20.84 $43,350
Pennsylvania 9,560 1.74 1.86 $21.47 $44,660
North Carolina 5,440 1.44 1.54 $16.98 $35,320
Missouri 4,810 1.86 1.99 $16.99 $35,330




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)
Utah 2,400 2.09 2.23 $19.23 $39,990
Missouri 4,810 1.86 1.99 $16.99 $35,330
Pennsylvania 9,560 1.74 1.86 $21.47 $44,660
Tennessee 4,430 1.72 1.84 $15.27 $31,760
Arkansas 1,900 1.68 1.79 $15.66 $32,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 880 0.55 0.59 $25.80 $53,660
District of Columbia 520 0.81 0.87 $25.21 $52,430
Rhode Island 570 1.27 1.36 $24.84 $51,660
Massachusetts 1,580 0.51 0.54 $23.08 $48,010
Maryland 1,510 0.61 0.66 $22.47 $46,750

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 4,960 1.00 1.06 $20.46 $42,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,350 1.86 1.99 $22.78 $47,380
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,980 2.08 2.23 $19.08 $39,690
Pittsburgh, PA 1,850 1.69 1.81 $21.56 $44,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.25 1.33 $21.73 $45,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,640 0.98 1.05 $22.27 $46,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.58 1.68 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,490 1.26 1.35 $21.93 $45,610
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,420 1.13 1.21 $17.41 $36,220
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,350 1.09 1.17 $22.75 $47,320




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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 950 4.97 5.32 $20.86 $43,390
Altoona, PA 240 4.13 4.41 $18.27 $38,000
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 880 3.56 3.80 $19.82 $41,210
Morristown, TN 150 3.47 3.70 $14.05 $29,230
Yuba City, CA 110 2.99 3.20 $20.95 $43,580
Erie, PA 350 2.84 3.04 $18.71 $38,930
Goldsboro, NC 120 2.69 2.88 $14.27 $29,680
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,200 2.53 2.71 $20.66 $42,980
Tallahassee, FL 370 2.36 2.52 $16.22 $33,730
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,290 2.21 2.36 $16.51 $34,340




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)
Waterbury, CT 60 1.02 1.09 $28.04 $58,330
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.30 0.32 $26.78 $55,710
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 60 0.44 0.47 $26.62 $55,360
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.37 $52,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 370 0.68 0.72 $25.21 $52,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.53 0.56 $24.87 $51,730
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.79 $51,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 940 0.57 0.61 $24.65 $51,280
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 230 1.06 1.13 $24.55 $51,050
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 100 0.99 1.06 $24.52 $51,000

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.40 2.56 $15.52 $32,290
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 2.31 2.46 $16.14 $33,580
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 410 2.35 2.51 $16.11 $33,510
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 390 2.56 2.73 $14.52 $30,200
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.55 1.66 $16.42 $34,150

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)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 3.35 3.58 $14.63 $30,430
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 3.31 3.54 $15.13 $31,470
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 310 3.27 3.49 $18.19 $37,830
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 3.04 3.25 $16.25 $33,790
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 310 3.00 3.21 $15.21 $31,640

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 0.67 $23.31 $48,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 0.76 $22.70 $47,210
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.61 1.72 $22.65 $47,110
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.62 $47,040
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.20 1.28 $22.44 $46,680


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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