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)
5,460 4.8 % $24.11 $50,140 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.99 $17.32 $22.48 $29.12 $38.99
Annual Wage (2) $27,020 $36,030 $46,750 $60,580 $81,100


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $24.09 $50,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 960 0.73 $18.98 $39,480
Other Information Services 930 0.62 $24.09 $50,110
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $22.57 $46,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $37.41 $77,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 960 0.73 $18.98 $39,480
Other Information Services 930 0.62 $24.09 $50,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $24.09 $50,110
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $22.57 $46,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $37.41 $77,810

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) 480 0.02 $37.41 $77,810
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $31.16 $64,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $26.53 $55,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $25.90 $53,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $25.66 $53,380


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)
New York 700 0.08 1.96 $26.13 $54,350
California 600 0.04 1.00 $23.92 $49,760
Texas 310 0.03 0.71 $23.36 $48,590
Pennsylvania 260 0.05 1.12 $20.65 $42,950
Maryland 240 0.10 2.29 $30.85 $64,170




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)
Wyoming 140 0.50 11.70 $21.00 $43,680
District of Columbia 120 0.18 4.33 $37.91 $78,860
South Carolina 220 0.12 2.87 $13.90 $28,910
Alaska 40 0.12 2.75 $28.07 $58,390
Maryland 240 0.10 2.29 $30.85 $64,170




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 120 0.18 4.33 $37.91 $78,860
Maryland 240 0.10 2.29 $30.85 $64,170
Rhode Island 30 0.07 1.72 $29.36 $61,060
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.62 $28.40 $59,070
Alaska 40 0.12 2.75 $28.07 $58,390





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 620 0.12 2.88 $26.48 $55,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.31 $35.29 $73,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 1.20 $26.35 $54,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 2.00 $28.16 $58,580
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 120 0.44 10.28 $10.90 $22,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.56 $22.39 $46,560
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.52 $22.65 $47,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.23 $26.84 $55,820
Columbia, SC 70 0.21 4.94 $16.79 $34,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.03 0.65 $25.17 $52,360




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 120 0.44 10.28 $10.90 $22,680
Montgomery, AL 50 0.29 6.79 $30.07 $62,540
Columbia, SC 70 0.21 4.94 $16.79 $34,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.31 $35.29 $73,410
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 3.01 $23.84 $49,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.12 2.88 $26.48 $55,080
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.64 $24.79 $51,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 2.00 $28.16 $58,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.56 $22.39 $46,560
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 1.64 $16.82 $34,980




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.31 $35.29 $73,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.28 $31.12 $64,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $30.70 $63,850
Montgomery, AL 50 0.29 6.79 $30.07 $62,540
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 1.44 $29.36 $61,060
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.75 $59,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 2.00 $28.16 $58,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.14 $27.55 $57,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.47 $27.24 $56,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.23 $26.84 $55,820


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.

(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 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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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