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)
11,270 3.8 % $16.47 $34,260 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $12.00 $15.35 $20.29 $25.40
Annual Wage (2) $19,780 $24,960 $31,940 $42,200 $52,830


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 3,970 0.82 $15.32 $31,870
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,070 0.22 $16.07 $33,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 790 0.19 $19.73 $41,040
Business Support Services 770 0.09 $17.25 $35,880
Legal Services 770 0.07 $18.23 $37,910

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 3,970 0.82 $15.32 $31,870
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,070 0.22 $16.07 $33,420
Specialized Design Services 230 0.20 $19.59 $40,740
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 790 0.19 $19.73 $41,040
Business Support Services 770 0.09 $17.25 $35,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 90 (7) $20.02 $41,640
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 790 0.19 $19.73 $41,040
Specialized Design Services 230 0.20 $19.59 $40,740
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $19.30 $40,140
Legal Services 770 0.07 $18.23 $37,910


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 1,540 0.18 2.08 $18.26 $37,990
California 900 0.06 0.73 $20.23 $42,080
Massachusetts 610 0.19 2.20 $19.84 $41,270
Pennsylvania 560 0.10 1.16 $16.59 $34,510
New Jersey 550 0.15 1.66 $16.80 $34,930




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 130 0.20 2.22 $20.42 $42,470
Massachusetts 610 0.19 2.20 $19.84 $41,270
New York 1,540 0.18 2.08 $18.26 $37,990
Kansas 230 0.18 2.04 $12.52 $26,040
Iowa 270 0.18 2.08 $14.78 $30,740




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 130 0.20 2.22 $20.42 $42,470
California 900 0.06 0.73 $20.23 $42,080
Massachusetts 610 0.19 2.20 $19.84 $41,270
Vermont 30 0.12 1.35 $18.39 $38,240
New York 1,540 0.18 2.08 $18.26 $37,990





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 1,370 0.27 3.07 $18.89 $39,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 3.25 $20.18 $41,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.32 $21.68 $45,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 1.25 $19.05 $39,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.27 $18.13 $37,700
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 1.56 $17.53 $36,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 240 0.14 1.60 $14.20 $29,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.13 1.43 $16.41 $34,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 1.52 $14.79 $30,760
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 3.14 $12.52 $26,050




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 50 0.55 6.24 $17.39 $36,180
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.41 4.66 $15.21 $31,630
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.33 3.77 $18.12 $37,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 3.25 $20.18 $41,980
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 3.14 $12.52 $26,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.27 3.07 $18.89 $39,290
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.23 2.67 $15.51 $32,260
New Haven, CT 50 0.19 2.11 $12.71 $26,430
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.19 2.14 $15.91 $33,090
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 2.03 $10.32 $21,460




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 0.88 $22.11 $45,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.32 $21.68 $45,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.50 $21.37 $44,460
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.77 $21.35 $44,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 60 0.05 0.52 $20.66 $42,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.96 $20.52 $42,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 3.25 $20.18 $41,980
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 1.57 $19.93 $41,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.10 1.11 $19.78 $41,140
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 1.09 $19.73 $41,050

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.59 18.08 $15.69 $32,640
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.57 $10.15 $21,110

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.59 18.08 $15.69 $32,640
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.57 $10.15 $21,110

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.59 18.08 $15.69 $32,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.24 $29,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.59 $22,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.26 $21,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.57 $10.15 $21,110


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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