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)
14,780 2.6 % $19.49 $40,540 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.31 $14.10 $18.54 $23.82 $28.85
Annual Wage (2) $23,520 $29,330 $38,570 $49,550 $60,000


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,010 0.13 $14.11 $29,360
Insurance Carriers 2,600 0.22 $21.65 $45,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,430 0.07 $18.31 $38,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,050 0.04 $21.87 $45,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 930 0.02 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 2,600 0.22 $21.65 $45,030
State Government (OES Designation) 3,010 0.13 $14.11 $29,360
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 270 0.11 $15.81 $32,880
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 510 0.09 $19.46 $40,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,430 0.07 $18.31 $38,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $31.16 $64,800
Other Financial Investment Activities 60 0.02 $26.43 $54,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 710 0.04 $24.58 $51,120
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $24.30 $50,550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $24.29 $50,520


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)
Georgia 2,780 0.74 6.39 $12.40 $25,790
Indiana 1,280 0.46 4.03 $16.87 $35,090
New York 1,220 0.14 1.25 $22.95 $47,730
California 1,120 0.08 0.69 $22.87 $47,580
Illinois 690 0.12 1.08 $26.52 $55,170




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)
Georgia 2,780 0.74 6.39 $12.40 $25,790
Indiana 1,280 0.46 4.03 $16.87 $35,090
District of Columbia 170 0.27 2.33 $26.70 $55,540
Arkansas 280 0.25 2.13 $18.26 $37,980
Maine 120 0.20 1.77 $16.92 $35,190




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 170 0.27 2.33 $26.70 $55,540
Illinois 690 0.12 1.08 $26.52 $55,170
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.52 $25.10 $52,220
Massachusetts 580 0.18 1.59 $24.53 $51,030
Michigan 80 0.02 0.19 $23.52 $48,910





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,160 0.52 4.52 $12.54 $26,090
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,020 1.75 15.17 $16.13 $33,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 1.18 $24.94 $51,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 2.18 $24.34 $50,620
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 380 0.48 4.13 $23.04 $47,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.15 $26.04 $54,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.65 $20.06 $41,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 1.64 $21.30 $44,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.12 1.03 $22.92 $47,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 1.81 $24.18 $50,290




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,020 1.75 15.17 $16.13 $33,540
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 110 1.14 9.93 $14.54 $30,240
Olympia, WA 60 0.64 5.59 $15.87 $33,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,160 0.52 4.52 $12.54 $26,090
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 380 0.48 4.13 $23.04 $47,930
Columbia, SC 130 0.40 3.47 $17.45 $36,290
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 80 0.39 3.39 $16.14 $33,570
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.34 2.94 $21.48 $44,680
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 2.88 $24.70 $51,380
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 140 0.32 2.74 $14.32 $29,790




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 0.02 0.18 $26.21 $54,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.15 $26.04 $54,160
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.17 1.46 $26.02 $54,120
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $25.94 $53,960
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.17 1.45 $25.48 $53,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 0.77 $25.10 $52,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.12 1.00 $25.03 $52,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.14 1.18 $24.94 $51,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 1.12 $24.85 $51,680
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 110 0.13 1.10 $24.72 $51,430

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 13.40 $12.40 $25,780

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 13.40 $12.40 $25,780

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 13.40 $12.40 $25,780


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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