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)
14,870 2.7 % $19.72 $41,010 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.59 $14.41 $19.15 $23.85 $28.55
Annual Wage (2) $24,100 $29,970 $39,840 $49,610 $59,390


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) 2,990 0.14 $14.45 $30,050
Insurance Carriers 2,900 0.25 $21.75 $45,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 $18.30 $38,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $22.06 $45,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,000 0.05 $24.36 $50,660

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 2,900 0.25 $21.75 $45,240
State Government (OES Designation) 2,990 0.14 $14.45 $30,050
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 330 0.12 $15.84 $32,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.07 $21.64 $45,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 $18.30 $38,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 90 0.03 $25.82 $53,700
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 130 0.03 $25.04 $52,070
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 110 0.04 $25.03 $52,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,000 0.05 $24.36 $50,660
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 290 0.03 $24.19 $50,310


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 2,630 0.69 6.04 $12.66 $26,320
New York 1,550 0.18 1.59 $22.47 $46,730
Indiana 1,100 0.39 3.42 $17.44 $36,280
California 1,040 0.07 0.64 $22.64 $47,080
Washington 680 0.25 2.15 $20.72 $43,110




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 2,630 0.69 6.04 $12.66 $26,320
Nevada 570 0.50 4.42 $22.57 $46,930
Indiana 1,100 0.39 3.42 $17.44 $36,280
New Hampshire 160 0.27 2.35 $20.63 $42,910
Washington 680 0.25 2.15 $20.72 $43,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.52 $30.17 $62,750
Illinois 530 0.09 0.83 $27.32 $56,840
Michigan 100 0.02 0.21 $24.83 $51,650
Massachusetts 660 0.21 1.81 $24.49 $50,940
Virginia 80 0.02 0.20 $24.39 $50,730





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 930 0.41 3.61 $13.02 $27,080
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 560 0.69 6.03 $22.57 $46,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 520 0.31 2.67 $24.54 $51,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 450 0.32 2.80 $21.68 $45,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.61 $21.05 $43,790
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 270 0.33 2.91 $21.70 $45,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 240 0.14 1.21 $19.32 $40,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.87 $25.96 $54,000
Akron, OH 220 0.70 6.12 $13.11 $27,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 0.90 $22.57 $46,940




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)
Olympia, WA 120 1.32 11.54 $19.14 $39,810
Akron, OH 220 0.70 6.12 $13.11 $27,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 560 0.69 6.03 $22.57 $46,940
Columbia, MO 60 0.64 5.65 $21.06 $43,810
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 0.42 3.69 $18.08 $37,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 930 0.41 3.61 $13.02 $27,080
Columbia, SC 130 0.38 3.31 $17.65 $36,710
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 60 0.33 2.89 $18.03 $37,500
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 2.89 $26.40 $54,900
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 270 0.33 2.91 $21.70 $45,140




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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.11 0.99 $30.76 $63,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.34 $26.95 $56,060
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 2.89 $26.40 $54,900
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 130 0.14 1.26 $26.15 $54,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.87 $25.96 $54,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.19 $25.49 $53,020
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.09 0.82 $24.87 $51,720
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $24.64 $51,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 520 0.31 2.67 $24.54 $51,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 110 0.09 0.77 $24.47 $50,900

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 13.49 $12.52 $26,040
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.72 $18.43 $38,330
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.49 $17.24 $35,850
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.35 $22.66 $47,140

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 13.49 $12.52 $26,040
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.35 $22.66 $47,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.72 $18.43 $38,330
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.49 $17.24 $35,850

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.35 $22.66 $47,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.72 $18.43 $38,330
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.49 $17.24 $35,850
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 13.49 $12.52 $26,040


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.

(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 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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