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)
5,360 3.5 % $25.45 $52,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.64 $18.09 $23.61 $31.17 $40.78
Annual Wage (2) $28,360 $37,630 $49,120 $64,840 $84,810


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 1,260 0.04 $25.34 $52,710
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 840 0.57 $20.23 $42,070
Other Information Services 580 0.28 $22.63 $47,070
State Government (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $23.70 $49,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $39.79 $82,770

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 840 0.57 $20.23 $42,070
Other Information Services 580 0.28 $22.63 $47,070
Civic and Social Organizations 150 0.04 $21.37 $44,440
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $23.34 $48,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,260 0.04 $25.34 $52,710

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) 450 0.02 $39.79 $82,770
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $31.27 $65,050
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $30.72 $63,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 60 0.02 $28.53 $59,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $28.52 $59,310


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 580 0.07 1.65 $26.57 $55,260
California 430 0.03 0.72 $27.02 $56,200
Washington 340 0.12 2.97 $30.19 $62,790
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 1.49 $20.47 $42,570
Maryland 290 0.11 2.90 $30.09 $62,580




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 150 0.22 5.51 $35.53 $73,900
Rhode Island 70 0.16 3.96 $28.10 $58,440
Vermont 40 0.13 3.17 $19.58 $40,740
Washington 340 0.12 2.97 $30.19 $62,790
Maryland 290 0.11 2.90 $30.09 $62,580




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 150 0.22 5.51 $35.53 $73,900
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.68 $30.20 $62,820
Washington 340 0.12 2.97 $30.19 $62,790
Maryland 290 0.11 2.90 $30.09 $62,580
Massachusetts 250 0.07 1.87 $29.96 $62,310





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 450 0.08 2.12 $27.23 $56,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 3.17 $37.07 $77,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 4.37 $29.99 $62,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 1.52 $23.99 $49,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 2.34 $31.15 $64,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.83 $26.57 $55,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.66 $23.19 $48,240
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 4.75 $22.78 $47,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 90 0.03 0.77 $27.28 $56,740
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.14 3.42 $28.43 $59,130




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 6.79 $29.38 $61,120
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 4.75 $22.78 $47,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 4.37 $29.99 $62,380
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.16 4.08 $23.50 $48,880
Lancaster, PA 30 0.15 3.70 $12.43 $25,850
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.15 3.82 $19.47 $40,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 3.76 $13.12 $27,290
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.14 3.42 $28.43 $59,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 3.17 $37.07 $77,110
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 3.22 $29.12 $60,580




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 300 0.13 3.17 $37.07 $77,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.75 $34.59 $71,950
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA (8) (8) (8) $32.92 $68,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.66 $32.39 $67,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.34 $31.64 $65,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 2.34 $31.15 $64,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $30.57 $63,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 4.37 $29.99 $62,380
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 30 0.03 0.87 $29.80 $61,980
Montgomery, AL 40 0.27 6.79 $29.38 $61,120


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.

(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 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