Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 43-3099 Financial Clerks, All Other, 43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other.


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)
253,190 1.3 % $15.67 $32,600 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $10.69 $14.56 $19.10 $24.25
Annual Wage (2) $18,100 $22,240 $30,280 $39,730 $50,430


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) 30,740 0.55 $14.49 $30,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30,450 1.07 $14.98 $31,150
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,520 0.29 $13.25 $27,560
Employment Services 14,580 0.55 $15.65 $32,540
Junior Colleges 14,120 1.85 $13.17 $27,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 14,120 1.85 $13.17 $27,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30,450 1.07 $14.98 $31,150
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,390 0.92 $18.28 $38,020
Educational Support Services 1,210 0.91 $14.91 $31,010
Satellite Telecommunications 80 0.77 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 40 0.02 $28.56 $59,390
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.07 $28.28 $58,820
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.22 $28.08 $58,400
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 60 0.02 $24.65 $51,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 430 0.09 $23.68 $49,260


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 58,900 4.21 2.11 $14.63 $30,430
Illinois 23,100 4.18 2.10 $17.27 $35,910
New York 20,630 2.47 1.24 $15.03 $31,250
Florida 9,490 1.34 0.67 $13.15 $27,350
Michigan 9,260 2.47 1.24 $15.90 $33,070




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)
Nevada 7,720 6.93 3.48 $15.16 $31,530
New Hampshire 4,170 6.90 3.47 $12.69 $26,400
Alaska 1,940 6.29 3.16 $23.32 $48,510
Oregon 9,170 5.85 2.93 $15.61 $32,470
California 58,900 4.21 2.11 $14.63 $30,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,940 6.29 3.16 $23.32 $48,510
Montana 490 1.16 0.58 $21.01 $43,710
District of Columbia 2,170 3.40 1.71 $20.56 $42,760
Maryland 5,140 2.09 1.05 $20.10 $41,810
Pennsylvania 4,020 0.73 0.37 $18.58 $38,650

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,280 5.31 2.67 $14.64 $30,460
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 14,950 4.22 2.12 $17.65 $36,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,330 2.88 1.44 $13.44 $27,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,200 5.44 2.73 $12.60 $26,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,190 4.50 2.26 $13.56 $28,210
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 5,960 7.39 3.71 $14.82 $30,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,880 3.51 1.76 $16.21 $33,710
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5,700 5.92 2.97 $15.99 $33,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,970 2.17 1.09 $19.86 $41,300
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 4,860 5.92 2.97 $12.64 $26,280




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)
Springfield, IL 1,580 15.04 7.55 $17.39 $36,160
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,940 9.88 4.96 $17.23 $35,850
Fairbanks, AK 330 9.39 4.71 $22.87 $47,570
Carson City, NV 250 9.28 4.66 $15.83 $32,920
Eugene-Springfield, OR 1,140 8.41 4.22 $15.21 $31,630
Jefferson City, MO 600 8.36 4.19 $12.72 $26,450
Portsmouth, NH-ME 430 7.97 4.00 $13.87 $28,840
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 5,960 7.39 3.71 $14.82 $30,830
Manchester, NH 720 7.33 3.68 $13.65 $28,380
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,330 7.01 3.52 $16.29 $33,890




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 270 2.76 1.39 $23.74 $49,380
Salisbury, MD 60 1.10 0.55 $23.68 $49,250
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,170 2.13 1.07 $23.44 $48,760
Anchorage, AK 960 5.85 2.94 $23.33 $48,520
Fairbanks, AK 330 9.39 4.71 $22.87 $47,570
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,660 3.91 1.96 $21.06 $43,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 3.63 1.82 $20.99 $43,670
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.33 0.67 $20.74 $43,130
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 120 1.28 0.65 $20.54 $42,720
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.96 0.48 $20.33 $42,290

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 800 8.24 4.14 $12.18 $25,330
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 790 5.48 2.75 $15.75 $32,760
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 690 3.74 1.88 $15.11 $31,430
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 650 4.81 2.42 $15.76 $32,770
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 460 1.71 0.86 $12.29 $25,560

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)
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 290 10.80 5.42 $13.19 $27,430
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 800 8.24 4.14 $12.18 $25,330
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 280 7.43 3.73 $15.39 $32,010
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 370 6.52 3.27 $17.61 $36,640
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 230 5.86 2.94 $12.28 $25,550

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)
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.92 $53,910
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 400 5.66 2.84 $23.65 $49,190
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 5.74 2.88 $23.00 $47,850
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 0.15 $22.43 $46,650
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 0.32 $21.53 $44,780


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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