Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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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)
4,730 6.5 % $42.90 $89,240 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.16 $18.73 $31.51 $53.50 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $27,370 $38,960 $65,530 $111,290 (5)


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)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,020 1.81 $44.18 $91,900
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 240 0.38 (8) (8)
Other Information Services 110 0.05 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 0.00 $31.43 $65,360
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $52.99 $110,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,020 1.81 $44.18 $91,900
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 240 0.38 (8) (8)
Other Information Services 110 0.05 (8) (8)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $52.99 $110,220
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 60 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $52.99 $110,220
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 (7) $45.44 $94,510
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,020 1.81 $44.18 $91,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $31.43 $65,360


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 800 0.09 2.61 $44.51 $92,570
California 530 0.03 1.00 $37.55 $78,100
Illinois 290 0.05 1.46 $44.17 $91,880
Florida 290 0.04 1.08 $63.44 $131,950
Ohio 200 0.04 1.12 $41.94 $87,230




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)
New York 800 0.09 2.61 $44.51 $92,570
Alabama 160 0.09 2.48 $47.38 $98,550
Idaho 50 0.08 2.32 $37.52 $78,050
South Carolina 130 0.07 1.91 $35.88 $74,630
Rhode Island 30 0.07 2.08 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 290 0.04 1.08 $63.44 $131,950
Oklahoma 80 0.05 1.54 $56.53 $117,570
Arizona 160 0.06 1.80 $48.47 $100,820
New Jersey 30 0.01 0.23 $47.70 $99,220
Alabama 160 0.09 2.48 $47.38 $98,550





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 670 0.10 3.00 $47.57 $98,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.34 $40.12 $83,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 140 0.07 2.16 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 3.18 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 1.29 $43.49 $90,460
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 2.90 $40.74 $84,730
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 60 0.05 1.54 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 3.22 $51.43 $106,970
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.26 $50.02 $104,040
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 2.13 (8) (8)




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.13 3.78 $34.46 $71,690
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 3.18 (8) (8)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 40 0.11 3.30 $34.36 $71,480
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 3.22 $51.43 $106,970
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 2.90 $40.74 $84,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 3.00 $47.57 $98,950
Tulsa, OK 40 0.08 2.44 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.34 $40.12 $83,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 140 0.07 2.16 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 2.13 (8) (8)




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 0.88 $59.43 $123,610
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 3.22 $51.43 $106,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $50.84 $105,760
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 1.26 $50.02 $104,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 3.00 $47.57 $98,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $46.91 $97,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 1.29 $43.49 $90,460
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 2.90 $40.74 $84,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.34 $40.12 $83,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $36.00 $74,870


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(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