Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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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)
57,120 1.1 % $35.55 $73,940 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.23 $27.28 $34.24 $42.98 $51.55
Annual Wage (2) $46,230 $56,730 $71,220 $89,410 $107,230


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) 11,010 0.56 $38.24 $79,540
State Government (OES Designation) 7,200 0.33 $30.63 $63,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,710 0.11 $32.96 $68,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,890 0.17 $30.58 $63,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,070 0.18 $37.78 $78,590

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) 11,010 0.56 $38.24 $79,540
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,300 0.47 $39.08 $81,290
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 70 0.40 $34.19 $71,110
State Government (OES Designation) 7,200 0.33 $30.63 $63,710
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,060 0.28 $41.58 $86,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 430 0.27 $44.66 $92,900
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.03 $43.42 $90,300
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 60 0.02 $42.69 $88,800
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $42.05 $87,450
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 320 0.04 $42.03 $87,420


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 8,210 0.54 1.28 $38.53 $80,130
Texas 4,340 0.39 0.92 $35.53 $73,900
Virginia 3,480 0.95 2.26 $40.58 $84,400
New York 2,900 0.33 0.78 $36.42 $75,750
Florida 2,470 0.32 0.76 $30.77 $63,990




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 1,910 2.83 6.69 $44.19 $91,920
Virginia 3,480 0.95 2.26 $40.58 $84,400
Rhode Island 430 0.94 2.21 $32.43 $67,460
Maryland 2,310 0.90 2.14 $40.28 $83,770
Alaska 290 0.88 2.08 $40.52 $84,290




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 1,910 2.83 6.69 $44.19 $91,920
Virginia 3,480 0.95 2.26 $40.58 $84,400
Alaska 290 0.88 2.08 $40.52 $84,290
Maryland 2,310 0.90 2.14 $40.28 $83,770
California 8,210 0.54 1.28 $38.53 $80,130





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.87 4.43 $43.88 $91,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.61 1.44 $39.95 $83,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.39 0.92 $37.78 $78,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.74 1.74 $35.33 $73,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.82 1.94 $37.28 $77,540
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,210 0.94 2.21 $37.75 $78,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,160 0.49 1.15 $35.49 $73,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.51 1.21 $37.45 $77,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.25 0.59 $37.59 $78,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 890 0.31 0.74 $41.90 $87,160




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 880 4.42 10.46 $33.07 $68,780
Huntsville, AL 490 2.35 5.57 $39.79 $82,750
Elizabethtown, KY 90 2.01 4.75 $31.68 $65,890
Carson City, NV 50 1.96 4.64 $31.85 $66,250
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 150 1.91 4.52 $33.24 $69,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.87 4.43 $43.88 $91,270
Fayetteville, NC 220 1.79 4.24 $36.42 $75,750
Lawton, OK 60 1.53 3.63 $32.68 $67,980
Salem, OR 230 1.51 3.58 $31.65 $65,830
Olympia, WA 140 1.44 3.41 $31.13 $64,750




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.50 1.17 $44.05 $91,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.87 4.43 $43.88 $91,270
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.20 0.48 $43.85 $91,200
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 730 1.29 3.05 $43.78 $91,070
New Haven, CT 80 0.31 0.73 $43.00 $89,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.77 1.83 $42.38 $88,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 890 0.31 0.74 $41.90 $87,160
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 350 0.49 1.16 $41.82 $86,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 440 0.45 1.06 $41.74 $86,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.44 1.04 $41.55 $86,430

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 720 4.46 10.56 $23.60 $49,090
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 1.84 $27.59 $57,380
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 1.63 $21.17 $44,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.91 $27.99 $58,220
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.00 $29.89 $62,170

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 720 4.46 10.56 $23.60 $49,090
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 1.84 $27.59 $57,380
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.76 $20.14 $41,880
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 1.63 $21.17 $44,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 1.43 $36.66 $76,260

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.36 $46.78 $97,290
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.87 $76,690
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 1.43 $36.66 $76,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.38 $36.29 $75,490
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.57 $35.55 $73,950


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015