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)
20,060 3.0 % $18.78 $39,060 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.46 $13.72 $17.60 $22.65 $28.52
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $28,540 $36,610 $47,120 $59,330


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 6,940 1.38 $17.41 $36,210
Printing and Related Support Activities 3,450 0.70 $20.21 $42,030
Business Support Services 790 0.10 $16.91 $35,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises 750 0.04 $20.41 $42,460
Employment Services 440 0.02 $19.80 $41,180

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 6,940 1.38 $17.41 $36,210
Printing and Related Support Activities 3,450 0.70 $20.21 $42,030
Other Information Services 430 0.31 $26.34 $54,780
Specialized Design Services 310 0.28 $20.43 $42,480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 290 0.12 $17.77 $36,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 430 0.31 $26.34 $54,780
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $26.05 $54,190
Legal Services 60 0.01 $25.36 $52,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $23.73 $49,360
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $23.07 $47,990


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 1,630 0.12 0.74 $21.12 $43,930
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.29 1.82 $17.15 $35,670
Florida 1,130 0.16 1.00 $15.94 $33,150
New York 1,090 0.13 0.82 $21.00 $43,690
Illinois 1,090 0.20 1.24 $20.62 $42,890




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)
North Dakota 130 0.38 2.38 $11.25 $23,410
Minnesota 810 0.32 2.00 $18.86 $39,240
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.29 1.82 $17.15 $35,670
Vermont 80 0.28 1.77 $18.14 $37,730
Massachusetts 870 0.28 1.77 $22.30 $46,380




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 100 0.16 1.03 $24.89 $51,770
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.62 $23.47 $48,820
New Jersey 560 0.15 0.94 $22.86 $47,550
Massachusetts 870 0.28 1.77 $22.30 $46,380
Hawaii 50 0.09 0.59 $21.88 $45,510

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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 830 0.46 2.92 $17.97 $37,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.15 0.94 $23.39 $48,650
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 670 0.19 1.20 $21.99 $45,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.39 2.44 $22.86 $47,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.22 1.38 $20.45 $42,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.26 1.67 $23.05 $47,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 440 0.20 1.27 $22.04 $45,850
Pittsburgh, PA 410 0.38 2.41 $17.36 $36,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.19 1.20 $20.70 $43,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.51 $20.10 $41,810




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)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 270 0.75 4.74 $10.83 $22,530
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.65 4.11 $12.78 $26,580
Topeka, KS 70 0.62 3.92 $14.18 $29,500
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.57 3.64 $18.93 $39,380
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.52 3.27 $19.77 $41,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 830 0.46 2.92 $17.97 $37,380
Salem, OR 60 0.46 2.88 $21.54 $44,810
Athens-Clarke County, GA 30 0.40 2.56 $19.17 $39,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.39 2.44 $22.86 $47,550
Pittsburgh, PA 410 0.38 2.41 $17.36 $36,110




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 0.80 $26.56 $55,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 0.98 $25.49 $53,020
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.72 $23.64 $49,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.11 0.72 $23.64 $49,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.15 0.94 $23.39 $48,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.33 $23.14 $48,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.26 1.67 $23.05 $47,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.89 $47,610
Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 0.74 $22.87 $47,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.39 2.44 $22.86 $47,550

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 3.66 (8) (8)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 3.26 $12.11 $25,180
East Central North Dakota 50 1.35 8.52 $10.84 $22,550
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.79 $14.51 $30,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.50 $12.36 $25,710

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)
East Central North Dakota 50 1.35 8.52 $10.84 $22,550
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 3.66 (8) (8)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 3.26 $12.11 $25,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.79 $14.51 $30,180
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.70 $11.08 $23,040

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 Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.07 $39,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.72 $32,710
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.40 $14.66 $30,500
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.79 $14.51 $30,180
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.25 $29,630


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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