Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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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)
5,460 3.7 % $25.90 $53,880 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $18.18 $24.16 $31.13 $41.36
Annual Wage (2) $30,430 $37,820 $50,250 $64,750 $86,040


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,310 0.04 $26.16 $54,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 820 0.54 $21.73 $45,210
Other Information Services 690 0.30 $22.09 $45,960
State Government (OES Designation) 550 0.02 $24.13 $50,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $39.92 $83,030

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 820 0.54 $21.73 $45,210
Other Information Services 690 0.30 $22.09 $45,960
Civic and Social Organizations 140 0.04 $24.42 $50,790
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $24.09 $50,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,310 0.04 $26.16 $54,420

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) 460 0.02 $39.92 $83,030
Junior Colleges 70 0.01 $29.81 $62,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $29.76 $61,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $29.60 $61,560
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $28.97 $60,260


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 670 0.07 1.88 $26.53 $55,180
California 520 0.03 0.84 $26.98 $56,120
Texas 350 0.03 0.76 $27.79 $57,800
Pennsylvania 310 0.05 1.35 $19.95 $41,490
Massachusetts 270 0.08 2.01 $31.23 $64,950




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 170 0.24 6.16 $35.45 $73,740
Rhode Island 70 0.14 3.54 $29.17 $60,670
Vermont 40 0.12 2.91 $22.05 $45,860
Maryland 240 0.09 2.29 $32.56 $67,720
Massachusetts 270 0.08 2.01 $31.23 $64,950




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 170 0.24 6.16 $35.45 $73,740
Maryland 240 0.09 2.29 $32.56 $67,720
Massachusetts 270 0.08 2.01 $31.23 $64,950
Washington 200 0.07 1.65 $29.94 $62,270
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.64 $29.85 $62,100





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.08 2.12 $27.01 $56,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 1.97 $23.47 $48,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 3.29 $36.85 $76,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.58 $32.73 $68,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 2.18 $30.21 $62,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110 0.04 0.94 $30.69 $63,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 2.89 $22.14 $46,050
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.51 $22.81 $47,440
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 3.07 $29.56 $61,480
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 1.37 $18.25 $37,960




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)
Montgomery, AL 40 0.27 6.71 $29.34 $61,030
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.16 4.03 $23.28 $48,430
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 50 0.15 3.76 $20.10 $41,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 3.29 $36.85 $76,640
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 3.07 $29.56 $61,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 2.89 $22.14 $46,050
Madison, WI 40 0.11 2.74 $24.35 $50,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.58 $32.73 $68,090
Albuquerque, NM 40 0.10 2.57 $23.48 $48,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 2.18 $30.21 $62,840




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 320 0.13 3.29 $36.85 $76,640
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.93 $35.65 $74,150
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.58 $32.73 $68,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110 0.04 0.94 $30.69 $63,840
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 1.49 $30.48 $63,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 2.18 $30.21 $62,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.46 $30.12 $62,660
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 3.07 $29.56 $61,480
Montgomery, AL 40 0.27 6.71 $29.34 $61,030
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.80 $29.27 $60,880


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016