Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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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)
64,790 0.3 % $26.98 $56,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.76 $18.64 $24.33 $33.44 $44.59
Annual Wage (2) $30,700 $38,780 $50,610 $69,550 $92,750


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) 28,630 1.43 $31.56 $65,640
State Government (OES Designation) 23,100 1.05 $24.36 $50,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,060 0.24 $21.59 $44,910

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) 28,630 1.43 $31.56 $65,640
State Government (OES Designation) 23,100 1.05 $24.36 $50,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,060 0.24 $21.59 $44,910

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) 28,630 1.43 $31.56 $65,640
State Government (OES Designation) 23,100 1.05 $24.36 $50,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,060 0.24 $21.59 $44,910


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 8,580 0.58 1.19 $30.95 $64,370
New York 5,820 0.67 1.38 $30.88 $64,230
Florida 4,970 0.67 1.37 $21.53 $44,780
Pennsylvania 4,420 0.79 1.61 $23.24 $48,340
Texas 4,030 0.37 0.76 $26.07 $54,230




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 2,220 1.79 3.66 $22.27 $46,330
Kentucky 2,150 1.21 2.47 $22.11 $45,980
Pennsylvania 4,420 0.79 1.61 $23.24 $48,340
Missouri 1,870 0.71 1.45 $21.85 $45,440
Massachusetts 2,230 0.68 1.40 $30.32 $63,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.46 $40.70 $84,650
Connecticut 1,030 0.63 1.29 $36.99 $76,930
Illinois 1,650 0.29 0.59 $34.97 $72,740
New Jersey 1,710 0.45 0.92 $34.79 $72,370
Hawaii 100 0.16 0.34 $33.94 $70,590





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 2,300 2.75 5.63 $28.61 $59,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.19 2.43 $25.36 $52,750
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 2,100 2.45 5.02 $20.76 $43,170
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 2,030 9.98 20.42 $21.70 $45,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,830 0.79 1.62 $23.94 $49,800
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,810 1.82 3.72 $25.38 $52,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.34 0.69 $38.42 $79,920
Fresno, CA 1,730 5.36 10.97 $21.61 $44,940
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,650 3.86 7.91 $26.97 $56,100
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.26 2.58 $27.60 $57,410




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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 2,030 9.98 20.42 $21.70 $45,140
Tallahassee, FL 1,010 6.48 13.26 $18.49 $38,460
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 360 5.81 11.89 $23.06 $47,950
Fresno, CA 1,730 5.36 10.97 $21.61 $44,940
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,650 3.86 7.91 $26.97 $56,100
Springfield, IL 340 3.28 6.71 $28.36 $58,990
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,300 2.75 5.63 $28.61 $59,510
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 2,100 2.45 5.02 $20.76 $43,170
Topeka, KS 250 2.29 4.69 $18.17 $37,790
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 660 2.15 4.40 $21.68 $45,090




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 0.24 0.48 $42.16 $87,700
Anchorage, AK 60 0.36 0.73 $41.85 $87,050
Stockton, CA 30 0.17 0.34 $41.19 $85,670
Waterbury, CT 50 0.82 1.69 $40.62 $84,500
New Haven, CT 100 0.37 0.77 $40.38 $83,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.40 0.82 $39.48 $82,120
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.65 1.33 $39.38 $81,920
Flint, MI 30 0.23 0.47 $39.30 $81,740
Manchester, NH 40 0.41 0.84 $39.13 $81,390
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 240 0.21 0.44 $38.58 $80,250

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 420 2.65 5.43 $17.41 $36,200
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 1.46 $13.96 $29,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 1.76 $21.11 $43,900
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.46 $15.74 $32,740
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.17 $16.51 $34,330

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 420 2.65 5.43 $17.41 $36,200
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 0.98 2.02 $23.02 $47,880
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 1.82 $22.84 $47,500
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 1.76 $21.11 $43,900
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 1.46 $13.96 $29,030

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 60 0.30 0.61 $27.79 $57,800
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.57 $27.06 $56,290
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 0.80 $27.06 $56,280
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 1.11 $24.49 $50,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.78 $24.30 $50,540


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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