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)
18,620 3.0 % $18.77 $39,030 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $13.76 $17.69 $22.75 $28.63
Annual Wage (2) $21,320 $28,630 $36,800 $47,320 $59,560


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 6,130 1.27 $17.71 $36,830
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,940 0.61 $19.24 $40,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 730 0.04 $20.68 $43,020
Employment Services 690 0.02 $18.20 $37,860
Business Support Services 620 0.08 $16.80 $34,940

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 6,130 1.27 $17.71 $36,830
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,940 0.61 $19.24 $40,030
Specialized Design Services 270 0.23 $23.31 $48,480
Other Information Services 280 0.19 $19.13 $39,780
Other Personal Services 290 0.12 $14.35 $29,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 70 0.01 $25.19 $52,400
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $25.04 $52,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $24.82 $51,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $24.19 $50,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $24.08 $50,080


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)
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.95 $18.70 $38,900
California 1,500 0.11 0.74 $21.13 $43,950
New York 1,210 0.14 0.99 $21.78 $45,310
Florida 1,130 0.16 1.09 $15.33 $31,880
Illinois 980 0.18 1.21 $19.90 $41,400




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)
Massachusetts 950 0.30 2.07 $21.68 $45,090
North Dakota 110 0.29 1.98 $11.65 $24,230
Pennsylvania 1,570 0.28 1.95 $18.70 $38,900
Nebraska 250 0.28 1.90 $12.02 $25,000
Missouri 650 0.25 1.72 $16.28 $33,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 120 0.08 0.52 $24.51 $50,980
New Jersey 540 0.14 0.99 $23.02 $47,880
Maryland 570 0.23 1.59 $21.98 $45,730
New York 1,210 0.14 0.99 $21.78 $45,310
Massachusetts 950 0.30 2.07 $21.68 $45,090





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 800 0.44 3.03 $20.15 $41,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.16 1.07 $24.64 $51,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 630 0.38 2.58 $21.69 $45,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 1.16 $21.01 $43,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 460 0.20 1.37 $19.71 $41,000
Pittsburgh, PA 430 0.38 2.63 $18.06 $37,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.22 1.51 $21.82 $45,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.15 1.01 $21.50 $44,720
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.25 1.74 $16.00 $33,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.57 $18.80 $39,110




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 70 0.82 5.68 $19.74 $41,060
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 250 0.67 4.63 $11.11 $23,110
Topeka, KS 70 0.63 4.31 $14.77 $30,730
Lincoln, NE 90 0.59 4.07 $11.37 $23,640
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 110 0.53 3.68 $17.51 $36,410
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.51 3.52 $18.99 $39,500
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.50 3.47 $21.08 $43,850
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.48 3.28 $23.34 $48,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 800 0.44 3.03 $20.15 $41,900
Salem, OR 60 0.40 2.77 $22.21 $46,200




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 0.12 0.80 $27.87 $57,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 1.44 $26.70 $55,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.16 1.07 $24.64 $51,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 1.24 $24.54 $51,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 0.72 $23.88 $49,670
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $23.83 $49,560
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.16 1.07 $23.50 $48,870
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,680
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 1.39 $23.36 $48,580
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.48 3.28 $23.34 $48,540

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 70 0.40 2.73 $12.89 $26,820
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.54 $9.85 $20,490
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 3.89 $12.97 $26,970
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.86 $12.92 $26,870
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.76 $12.83 $26,690

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 40 1.04 7.17 $9.80 $20,390
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 3.89 $12.97 $26,970
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.54 $9.85 $20,490
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 2.73 $12.89 $26,820
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.27 $15.95 $33,180

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 40 0.31 2.11 $18.89 $39,300
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.81 $16.36 $34,020
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.27 $15.95 $33,180
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.34 $31,900
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.83 $14.87 $30,940


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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