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)
42,280 2.4 % $22.02 $45,800 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.14 $12.94 $17.31 $26.36 $39.39
Annual Wage (2) $21,090 $26,910 $36,000 $54,820 $81,940


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 25,960 6.18 $19.62 $40,810
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,850 4.93 $23.87 $49,640
Other Information Services 3,800 1.83 $30.42 $63,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 350 0.02 $27.49 $57,190
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 330 0.51 $30.66 $63,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 25,960 6.18 $19.62 $40,810
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,850 4.93 $23.87 $49,640
Other Information Services 3,800 1.83 $30.42 $63,270
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 330 0.51 $30.66 $63,780
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 80 0.14 $32.04 $66,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $36.64 $76,210
Social Advocacy Organizations 140 0.07 $35.91 $74,680
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 80 0.14 $32.04 $66,640
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 330 0.51 $30.66 $63,780
Other Information Services 3,800 1.83 $30.42 $63,270


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 4,310 0.28 0.91 $23.77 $49,430
New York 3,720 0.42 1.35 $30.50 $63,450
Florida 2,400 0.31 1.00 $20.47 $42,570
District of Columbia 2,220 3.29 10.51 $35.95 $74,770
Texas 2,130 0.19 0.61 $20.80 $43,260




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 2,220 3.29 10.51 $35.95 $74,770
South Dakota 300 0.73 2.33 $14.14 $29,400
North Dakota 300 0.68 2.18 $13.24 $27,530
Vermont 190 0.65 2.06 $18.07 $37,580
Iowa 970 0.64 2.06 $14.82 $30,830




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 2,220 3.29 10.51 $35.95 $74,770
New York 3,720 0.42 1.35 $30.50 $63,450
Rhode Island 130 0.29 0.91 $27.61 $57,430
Georgia 1,260 0.32 1.01 $26.46 $55,030
Massachusetts 1,150 0.35 1.11 $26.00 $54,080





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 2,770 0.51 1.64 $34.41 $71,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.08 3.45 $34.02 $70,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.33 1.05 $22.24 $46,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.31 0.98 $24.68 $51,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.90 2.86 $27.04 $56,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.36 1.14 $31.67 $65,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 690 0.39 1.23 $29.18 $60,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 530 0.29 0.93 $21.79 $45,330
Salt Lake City, UT 490 0.73 2.35 $23.79 $49,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.23 0.75 $21.78 $45,300




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)
Bismarck, ND 80 1.18 3.77 $17.80 $37,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.08 3.45 $34.02 $70,760
Missoula, MT 60 1.08 3.45 $14.47 $30,100
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 1.03 3.28 $20.03 $41,670
Bangor, ME 60 0.96 3.08 $17.46 $36,310
Cheyenne, WY 40 0.95 3.02 $17.62 $36,650
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.94 3.00 $20.42 $42,470
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.90 2.86 $27.04 $56,230
Lima, OH 40 0.88 2.81 $14.40 $29,950
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 300 0.88 2.81 $16.17 $33,630




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.51 1.64 $34.41 $71,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.08 3.45 $34.02 $70,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 850 0.36 1.14 $31.67 $65,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 190 0.21 0.69 $29.70 $61,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 690 0.39 1.23 $29.18 $60,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.18 0.59 $27.74 $57,700
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.24 0.77 $27.47 $57,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.90 2.86 $27.04 $56,230
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 340 0.32 1.01 $26.86 $55,870
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 0.40 1.27 $26.40 $54,910

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.45 1.44 $17.67 $36,750
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.83 $11.83 $24,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.58 1.86 $10.89 $22,640
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 2.13 $11.97 $24,900
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 2.91 (8) (8)

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.71 5.47 $15.39 $32,000
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.09 3.49 $13.65 $28,390
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 3.15 $14.69 $30,560
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 100 0.97 3.10 $12.71 $26,440
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 2.91 (8) (8)

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 2.57 $17.84 $37,110
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.45 1.44 $17.67 $36,750
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.43 $17.44 $36,290
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.77 $17.44 $36,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 1.50 $16.40 $34,110


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.

(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