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)
63,640 0.3 % $27.35 $56,890 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $19.11 $24.58 $33.85 $45.36
Annual Wage (2) $31,410 $39,750 $51,120 $70,400 $94,350


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) 26,620 1.35 $32.34 $67,270
State Government (OES Designation) 24,200 1.11 $24.77 $51,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,820 0.24 $21.87 $45,500

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) 26,620 1.35 $32.34 $67,270
State Government (OES Designation) 24,200 1.11 $24.77 $51,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,820 0.24 $21.87 $45,500

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) 26,620 1.35 $32.34 $67,270
State Government (OES Designation) 24,200 1.11 $24.77 $51,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,820 0.24 $21.87 $45,500


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 8,270 0.55 1.16 $31.65 $65,840
New York 5,600 0.64 1.35 $31.24 $64,970
Florida 4,900 0.64 1.36 $21.83 $45,410
Pennsylvania 4,040 0.71 1.52 $23.37 $48,610
Texas 3,680 0.33 0.70 $27.30 $56,780




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 2,000 1.57 3.32 $22.99 $47,820
Kentucky 1,990 1.10 2.34 $22.63 $47,070
Missouri 1,970 0.74 1.57 $21.91 $45,570
Pennsylvania 4,040 0.71 1.52 $23.37 $48,610
Massachusetts 2,200 0.66 1.41 $31.51 $65,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.24 0.50 $41.19 $85,670
Connecticut 1,030 0.63 1.33 $37.51 $78,020
New Jersey 1,600 0.41 0.88 $36.39 $75,690
Illinois 1,590 0.27 0.58 $36.09 $75,070
Michigan 650 0.16 0.34 $34.38 $71,520





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 2,240 2.61 5.54 $29.36 $61,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.09 2.31 $26.20 $54,490
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,780 2.01 4.26 $21.81 $45,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.32 0.68 $38.53 $80,150
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,720 1.69 3.60 $25.97 $54,010
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,640 3.82 8.12 $26.87 $55,880
Fresno, CA 1,630 4.90 10.41 $22.19 $46,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,620 0.68 1.44 $25.07 $52,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,580 0.88 1.87 $31.42 $65,340
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,430 1.42 3.02 $21.41 $44,530




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 1,000 6.32 13.41 $19.00 $39,520
Fresno, CA 1,630 4.90 10.41 $22.19 $46,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,640 3.82 8.12 $26.87 $55,880
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,240 2.61 5.54 $29.36 $61,060
Topeka, KS 240 2.21 4.69 $18.09 $37,620
Montgomery, AL 340 2.11 4.47 $25.51 $53,060
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,780 2.01 4.26 $21.81 $45,370
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 600 1.94 4.11 $22.43 $46,650
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,720 1.69 3.60 $25.97 $54,010
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.52 3.22 $18.80 $39,100




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)
New Haven, CT 110 0.38 0.82 $42.08 $87,530
Anchorage, AK 70 0.38 0.81 $42.06 $87,480
Stockton, CA 30 0.16 0.35 $41.74 $86,830
Waterbury, CT 50 0.86 1.82 $41.21 $85,720
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.67 1.42 $40.97 $85,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.37 0.79 $40.03 $83,270
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.18 0.38 $40.01 $83,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.36 0.75 $39.81 $82,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 0.50 $39.65 $82,470
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.28 0.59 $39.31 $81,770

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 380 2.34 4.96 $17.62 $36,650
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 1.52 $13.46 $28,000
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 2.09 $11.79 $24,520
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 1.58 $22.52 $46,840
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 1.60 $18.68 $38,850

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 380 2.34 4.96 $17.62 $36,650
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 2.09 $11.79 $24,520
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 2.07 $24.05 $50,020
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 1.77 $24.47 $50,890
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 1.73 $18.23 $37,910

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.46 $31.93 $66,420
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.34 $31.79 $66,110
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.56 $28.12 $58,490
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 0.69 $26.74 $55,620
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 1.77 $24.47 $50,890


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.

(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