Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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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)
67,970 0.4 % $26.67 $55,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.42 $18.46 $24.10 $33.08 $44.55
Annual Wage (2) $29,990 $38,400 $50,130 $68,810 $92,650


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 31,520 1.53 $31.15 $64,800
State Government (OES Designation) 23,470 1.03 $23.58 $49,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.23 $21.39 $44,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 31,520 1.53 $31.15 $64,800
State Government (OES Designation) 23,470 1.03 $23.58 $49,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.23 $21.39 $44,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 31,520 1.53 $31.15 $64,800
State Government (OES Designation) 23,470 1.03 $23.58 $49,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.23 $21.39 $44,490


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 9,390 0.67 1.26 $30.57 $63,580
New York 6,240 0.74 1.40 $30.09 $62,590
Florida 4,690 0.66 1.24 $22.07 $45,910
Pennsylvania 4,510 0.81 1.53 $23.38 $48,640
Texas 4,150 0.40 0.76 $26.14 $54,360




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 2,170 1.86 3.51 $22.12 $46,010
Kentucky 2,210 1.28 2.41 $22.02 $45,810
Pennsylvania 4,510 0.81 1.53 $23.38 $48,640
Missouri 2,110 0.81 1.54 $21.35 $44,410
New Mexico 600 0.78 1.47 $15.26 $31,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $37.20 $77,380
Connecticut 1,090 0.68 1.28 $36.44 $75,800
New Jersey 1,710 0.45 0.86 $35.34 $73,500
Illinois 1,670 0.30 0.57 $33.59 $69,870
North Dakota 60 0.16 0.31 $33.51 $69,700





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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,470 3.07 5.79 $27.99 $58,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,190 1.21 2.28 $24.76 $51,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,970 0.88 1.67 $23.59 $49,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.39 0.73 $37.37 $77,730
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,840 1.90 3.59 $25.10 $52,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,800 4.24 8.01 $25.43 $52,880
Fresno, CA 1,750 5.65 10.67 $21.15 $44,000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.28 2.42 $27.72 $57,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,460 1.53 2.88 $21.10 $43,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,090 0.65 1.22 $32.94 $68,520




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)
Fresno, CA 1,750 5.65 10.67 $21.15 $44,000
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,800 4.24 8.01 $25.43 $52,880
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,470 3.07 5.79 $27.99 $58,210
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 260 2.25 4.24 $23.57 $49,020
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 640 2.08 3.93 $21.82 $45,390
Jefferson City, MO 140 2.00 3.78 $13.76 $28,620
Montgomery, AL 310 1.99 3.76 $25.52 $53,080
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,840 1.90 3.59 $25.10 $52,220
Pine Bluff, AR 70 1.86 3.51 $24.80 $51,590
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 920 1.58 2.98 $22.43 $46,650




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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.32 0.61 $40.60 $84,440
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 0.60 $40.28 $83,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.56 1.05 $40.00 $83,210
Waterbury, CT 50 0.76 1.43 $39.51 $82,170
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.53 1.01 $39.21 $81,570
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.42 0.80 $38.71 $80,520
New Haven, CT 130 0.49 0.92 $38.70 $80,500
Portsmouth, NH-ME 40 0.79 1.50 $38.40 $79,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 0.44 $38.25 $79,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.27 0.51 $38.12 $79,280

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 240 1.30 2.46 $19.90 $41,400
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 2.03 (8) (8)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.28 2.41 $23.02 $47,880
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.23 $16.50 $34,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.44 0.84 $14.47 $30,100

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 240 1.30 2.46 $19.90 $41,400
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.28 2.41 $23.02 $47,880
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 2.03 (8) (8)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 1.54 $17.47 $36,340
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.40 $23.06 $47,970

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.38 $25.16 $52,330
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.36 $24.54 $51,040
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 1.30 $24.05 $50,020
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 0.72 $23.84 $49,600
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.38 $23.33 $48,520


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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