Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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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)
65,560 0.3 % $26.95 $56,050 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.59 $18.65 $24.25 $33.48 $44.59
Annual Wage (2) $30,350 $38,780 $50,440 $69,630 $92,740


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) 29,330 1.44 $31.73 $65,990
State Government (OES Designation) 23,250 1.06 $24.08 $50,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.24 $21.29 $44,270

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) 29,330 1.44 $31.73 $65,990
State Government (OES Designation) 23,250 1.06 $24.08 $50,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.24 $21.29 $44,270

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) 29,330 1.44 $31.73 $65,990
State Government (OES Designation) 23,250 1.06 $24.08 $50,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,980 0.24 $21.29 $44,270


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 9,160 0.64 1.27 $30.49 $63,420
New York 5,980 0.70 1.39 $30.69 $63,830
Florida 4,760 0.65 1.30 $21.75 $45,250
Pennsylvania 4,440 0.79 1.58 $23.23 $48,320
Texas 3,870 0.37 0.73 $26.47 $55,060




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 2,080 1.73 3.44 $22.47 $46,740
Kentucky 2,060 1.17 2.32 $22.51 $46,820
Pennsylvania 4,440 0.79 1.58 $23.23 $48,320
Missouri 2,020 0.78 1.54 $21.05 $43,780
Massachusetts 2,260 0.71 1.40 $30.07 $62,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 0.25 $40.60 $84,440
Connecticut 1,060 0.65 1.29 $36.76 $76,460
Illinois 1,480 0.26 0.52 $36.13 $75,140
New Jersey 1,640 0.43 0.86 $35.65 $74,160
Rhode Island 280 0.63 1.25 $34.07 $70,870





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 2,650 3.24 6.44 $27.71 $57,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,230 1.22 2.43 $25.40 $52,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.36 0.72 $37.90 $78,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,830 0.81 1.61 $23.92 $49,750
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,800 2.22 4.41 $21.23 $44,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,720 4.04 8.03 $26.38 $54,880
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,710 1.74 3.46 $25.73 $53,510
Fresno, CA 1,660 5.26 10.45 $21.58 $44,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.40 0.80 $35.81 $74,470
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.24 2.45 $27.97 $58,180




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)
Tallahassee, FL 1,010 6.46 12.83 $18.40 $38,280
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 370 6.22 12.36 $22.79 $47,400
Fresno, CA 1,660 5.26 10.45 $21.58 $44,880
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,720 4.04 8.03 $26.38 $54,880
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,650 3.24 6.44 $27.71 $57,640
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,800 2.22 4.41 $21.23 $44,150
Jefferson City, MO 150 2.17 4.31 $13.95 $29,010
Montgomery, AL 340 2.14 4.26 $25.74 $53,550
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 660 2.14 4.24 $21.29 $44,290
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 240 2.02 4.02 $24.19 $50,310




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 40 0.26 0.51 $41.51 $86,350
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 0.37 $40.25 $83,720
Waterbury, CT 50 0.86 1.72 $40.02 $83,240
New Haven, CT 110 0.39 0.78 $39.51 $82,180
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.52 1.03 $39.44 $82,040
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 0.43 $38.89 $80,890
Manchester, NH 40 0.42 0.83 $38.72 $80,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.46 0.92 $38.59 $80,260
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.65 1.28 $38.45 $79,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 360 0.40 0.80 $38.38 $79,820

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.59 5.15 $17.82 $37,060
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 2.21 $20.02 $41,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 1.38 $16.45 $34,220
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.76 1.50 $9.95 $20,690
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.66 1.31 $17.07 $35,510

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.59 5.15 $17.82 $37,060
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 2.21 $20.02 $41,650
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 2.11 $22.60 $47,020
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.93 1.85 $20.53 $42,690
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.76 1.50 $9.95 $20,690

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 50 0.26 0.53 $27.73 $57,670
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 1.07 $24.12 $50,160
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.54 $24.10 $50,120
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 0.81 $23.99 $49,890
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 0.99 $23.48 $48,830


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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