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)
68,590 2.9 % $21.09 $43,870 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.11 $11.48 $17.30 $27.04 $38.78
Annual Wage (2) $18,950 $23,880 $35,990 $56,250 $80,660


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)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 65,760 7.36 $20.95 $43,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 940 0.08 $25.99 $54,050
Legal Services 450 0.04 $26.34 $54,780
Employment Services 120 0.00 $22.78 $47,380
Other Financial Investment Activities 120 0.03 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 65,760 7.36 $20.95 $43,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 940 0.08 $25.99 $54,050
Legal Services 450 0.04 $26.34 $54,780
Other Financial Investment Activities 120 0.03 (8) (8)
Employment Services 120 0.00 $22.78 $47,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $31.32 $65,140
Legal Services 450 0.04 $26.34 $54,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 940 0.08 $25.99 $54,050
Employment Services 120 (7) $22.78 $47,380
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 65,760 7.36 $20.95 $43,580


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 8,170 0.54 1.06 $24.02 $49,950
Texas 4,640 0.41 0.81 $19.37 $40,290
New York 4,610 0.52 1.03 $30.72 $63,900
Florida 3,840 0.50 0.99 $12.60 $26,200
Georgia 3,610 0.91 1.78 $19.87 $41,330




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 3,610 0.91 1.78 $19.87 $41,330
South Dakota 320 0.79 1.56 $18.72 $38,950
Massachusetts 2,550 0.77 1.51 $28.29 $58,840
Oregon 1,150 0.68 1.35 $18.94 $39,400
South Carolina 1,230 0.66 1.30 $15.02 $31,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,610 0.52 1.03 $30.72 $63,900
Massachusetts 2,550 0.77 1.51 $28.29 $58,840
Hawaii 390 0.63 1.25 $27.97 $58,180
Alaska 180 0.56 1.11 $26.10 $54,280
Maine 370 0.63 1.24 $26.04 $54,170





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,180 0.59 1.16 $33.53 $69,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.77 1.51 $24.90 $51,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.68 1.33 $22.68 $47,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,350 0.98 1.94 $21.99 $45,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,970 1.10 2.16 $28.60 $59,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,100 0.60 1.19 $22.31 $46,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,050 0.37 0.73 $20.53 $42,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.46 0.91 $23.10 $48,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.54 1.06 $21.15 $43,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 910 0.38 0.75 $21.49 $44,700




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)
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.66 3.26 $10.28 $21,390
Rome, GA 60 1.65 3.26 $15.67 $32,590
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 130 1.64 3.23 $17.94 $37,320
Roanoke, VA 210 1.42 2.80 $19.04 $39,600
Bend, OR 90 1.41 2.78 $18.54 $38,570
Sumter, SC 50 1.40 2.75 $13.03 $27,110
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 170 1.33 2.61 $19.80 $41,180
Tyler, TX 120 1.30 2.56 $10.31 $21,450
Jefferson City, MO 90 1.24 2.44 $12.23 $25,440
St. Joseph, MO-KS 60 1.22 2.41 $23.70 $49,300