Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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National estimates for this occupation
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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)
3,200 4.2 % $28.85 $60,010 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.00 $17.37 $26.53 $38.37 $47.45
Annual Wage (2) $27,040 $36,140 $55,180 $79,800 $98,700


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 830 0.02 $18.44 $38,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 730 0.04 $42.97 $89,370
State Government (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $25.15 $52,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 $26.46 $55,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $33.51 $69,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.07 $27.47 $57,130
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.06 $26.46 $55,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 730 0.04 $42.97 $89,370
Civic and Social Organizations 110 0.03 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 830 0.02 $18.44 $38,360

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) 730 0.04 $42.97 $89,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $33.51 $69,700
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $33.27 $69,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 110 0.01 $28.86 $60,020
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.07 $27.47 $57,130


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)
New York 450 0.05 2.16 $16.89 $35,130
California 300 0.02 0.84 $35.68 $74,210
District of Columbia 290 0.43 17.94 $43.94 $91,390
Texas 150 0.01 0.58 $34.55 $71,850
Maryland 150 0.06 2.45 $30.15 $62,720




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 290 0.43 17.94 $43.94 $91,390
Mississippi 100 0.09 3.82 $19.49 $40,550
Maryland 150 0.06 2.45 $30.15 $62,720
New York 450 0.05 2.16 $16.89 $35,130
Virginia 150 0.04 1.69 $34.65 $72,070




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 290 0.43 17.94 $43.94 $91,390
Colorado 50 0.02 0.88 $37.70 $78,420
New Mexico 30 0.04 1.77 $37.41 $77,810
California 300 0.02 0.84 $35.68 $74,210
Virginia 150 0.04 1.69 $34.65 $72,070





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 400 0.17 7.01 $42.14 $87,660
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 4.94 $29.34 $61,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.49 $29.05 $60,430
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 4.50 $28.98 $60,270
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 4.52 $17.86 $37,150
Rochester, NY 40 0.09 3.68 $14.37 $29,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40 0.02 0.75 $22.85 $47,530
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 1.84 $25.68 $53,400
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 4.98 $30.13 $62,680
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.17 7.01 $35.72 $74,290




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.17 7.01 $42.14 $87,660
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.17 7.01 $35.72 $74,290
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 4.94 $29.34 $61,030
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 4.98 $30.13 $62,680
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 4.50 $28.98 $60,270
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 4.52 $17.86 $37,150
Rochester, NY 40 0.09 3.68 $14.37 $29,900
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 2.27 $25.61 $53,270
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 1.84 $25.68 $53,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.74 $30.26 $62,940




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.17 7.01 $42.14 $87,660
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $38.35 $79,760
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.17 7.01 $35.72 $74,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.59 $69,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.74 $30.26 $62,940
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 4.98 $30.13 $62,680
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 4.94 $29.34 $61,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.49 $29.05 $60,430
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 4.50 $28.98 $60,270
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 1.84 $25.68 $53,400

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 14.30 $14.59 $30,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.41 $14.26 $29,670

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 14.30 $14.59 $30,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.41 $14.26 $29,670

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 70 0.34 14.30 $14.59 $30,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 12.41 $14.26 $29,670


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.

(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 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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