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)
12,770 4.1 % $16.13 $33,550 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $11.55 $15.08 $20.05 $24.57
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $24,030 $31,360 $41,700 $51,110


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 4,330 0.86 $15.05 $31,310
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,220 0.25 $15.84 $32,950
Business Support Services 1,050 0.13 $14.99 $31,170
Legal Services 870 0.08 $17.73 $36,880
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 840 0.21 $18.69 $38,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,330 0.86 $15.05 $31,310
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,220 0.25 $15.84 $32,950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 840 0.21 $18.69 $38,880
Specialized Design Services 190 0.17 $20.19 $41,990
Business Support Services 1,050 0.13 $14.99 $31,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 60 (7) $22.08 $45,920
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 110 0.01 $20.36 $42,350
Specialized Design Services 190 0.17 $20.19 $41,990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 50 0.01 $18.87 $39,260
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 840 0.21 $18.69 $38,880


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 1,450 0.10 1.04 $18.77 $39,030
New York 1,370 0.16 1.63 $18.64 $38,770
Maryland 730 0.30 2.97 $16.94 $35,230
Florida 630 0.09 0.88 $15.07 $31,350
New Jersey 560 0.15 1.48 $15.99 $33,250




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 330 0.51 5.06 $18.11 $37,670
Maryland 730 0.30 2.97 $16.94 $35,230
Iowa 290 0.20 2.00 $14.59 $30,340
Kansas 240 0.18 1.82 $12.49 $25,970
New York 1,370 0.16 1.63 $18.64 $38,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 350 0.11 1.12 $21.94 $45,640
California 1,450 0.10 1.04 $18.77 $39,030
New York 1,370 0.16 1.63 $18.64 $38,770
Illinois 550 0.10 0.99 $18.54 $38,570
District of Columbia 330 0.51 5.06 $18.11 $37,670

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 1,120 0.22 2.23 $19.55 $40,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 660 0.53 5.27 $16.33 $33,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 2.23 $17.69 $36,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.29 $20.18 $41,970
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.22 $19.23 $40,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.19 1.84 $14.04 $29,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 1.39 $18.37 $38,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.12 1.21 $16.81 $34,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.53 $19.03 $39,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 0.95 $15.48 $32,210




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)
Iowa City, IA 60 0.78 7.78 $16.78 $34,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 660 0.53 5.27 $16.33 $33,980
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.52 5.15 $15.23 $31,680
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.42 4.19 $13.73 $28,560
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 90 0.42 4.14 $16.01 $33,310
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.34 3.39 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.28 2.75 $13.27 $27,610
Port St. Lucie, FL 30 0.26 2.59 $12.71 $26,440
Lancaster, PA 50 0.25 2.46 $14.72 $30,620
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.24 2.40 $15.43 $32,090




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)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.91 $22.95 $47,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.92 $47,680
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.88 $21.48 $44,670
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.84 $20.75 $43,150
Richmond, VA 30 0.06 0.55 $20.51 $42,670
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.35 $42,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.29 $20.18 $41,970
Rochester, NY 40 0.09 0.89 $19.93 $41,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.22 2.23 $19.55 $40,660
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.22 $19.23 $40,010

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.56 $9.33 $19,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.47 $11.14 $23,170
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.07 $9.04 $18,810
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.96 $13.05 $27,140

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.07 $9.04 $18,810
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.96 $13.05 $27,140
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.56 $9.33 $19,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.47 $11.14 $23,170

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)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.49 $28,050
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.96 $13.05 $27,140
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.47 $11.14 $23,170
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.43 $21,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.56 $9.33 $19,400


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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