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)
49,060 2.8 % $23.04 $47,920 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.66 $14.70 $20.39 $28.33 $37.09
Annual Wage (2) $22,180 $30,580 $42,420 $58,930 $77,140


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)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 16,320 2.63 $24.97 $51,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,780 0.13 $19.53 $40,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,410 0.08 $22.08 $45,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,520 0.05 $23.93 $49,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,220 0.08 $28.04 $58,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 16,320 2.63 $24.97 $51,940
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 390 0.27 $16.43 $34,170
Junior Colleges 1,960 0.26 $28.47 $59,210
Social Advocacy Organizations 410 0.21 $24.07 $50,070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 280 0.20 $13.96 $29,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $47.08 $97,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $35.34 $73,510
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $30.72 $63,900
Junior Colleges 1,960 0.26 $28.47 $59,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,220 0.08 $28.04 $58,320


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 7,870 0.53 1.44 $23.08 $48,020
New York 3,700 0.43 1.16 $28.57 $59,420
Texas 3,470 0.32 0.86 $21.29 $44,290
Florida 2,480 0.33 0.90 $17.92 $37,280
Virginia 2,040 0.56 1.52 $31.50 $65,520




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)
Oregon 1,090 0.67 1.80 $20.67 $43,000
Arizona 1,650 0.67 1.80 $17.24 $35,850
Virginia 2,040 0.56 1.52 $31.50 $65,520
Minnesota 1,500 0.56 1.51 $20.01 $41,610
Massachusetts 1,800 0.55 1.50 $28.36 $58,990




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 330 0.49 1.33 $34.35 $71,450
Virginia 2,040 0.56 1.52 $31.50 $65,520
Maryland 850 0.34 0.91 $31.40 $65,320
Nevada 290 0.25 0.67 $29.25 $60,840
New York 3,700 0.43 1.16 $28.57 $59,420





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 2,510 0.48 1.29 $31.25 $64,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.53 1.44 $29.60 $61,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.65 1.76 $33.77 $70,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.38 1.04 $16.94 $35,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,160 0.66 1.79 $32.14 $66,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,050 0.38 1.03 $26.21 $54,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.55 1.48 $21.52 $44,770
Salinas, CA 890 5.75 15.54 $12.10 $25,170
Columbus, OH 890 0.94 2.54 $20.60 $42,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 850 0.82 2.22 $20.28 $42,180




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)
Salinas, CA 890 5.75 15.54 $12.10 $25,170
Harrisonburg, VA 210 3.52 9.50 $20.82 $43,310
Tucson, AZ 740 2.11 5.70 $14.96 $31,120
Fargo, ND-MN 250 1.91 5.15 $13.61 $28,310
Columbus, GA-AL 200 1.81 4.90 $32.59 $67,790
Lubbock, TX 220 1.73 4.68 $15.89 $33,050
Colorado Springs, CO 350 1.42 3.84 $20.56 $42,770
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.36 3.67 $21.70 $45,130
Manhattan, KS 60 1.23 3.32 $12.74 $26,490
Columbia, MO 110 1.22 3.30 $26.35 $54,800




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.63 1.71 $38.04 $79,130
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.29 0.77 $37.16 $77,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.65 1.76 $33.77 $70,250
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.13 3.05 $33.66 $70,010
Columbus, GA-AL 200 1.81 4.90 $32.59 $67,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,160 0.66 1.79 $32.14 $66,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.48 1.29 $31.25 $64,990
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 0.22 0.58 $30.98 $64,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.53 1.44 $29.60 $61,570
Richmond, VA 130 0.21 0.56 $29.43 $61,210

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 1.17 3.16 $18.81 $39,130
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.36 0.97 $13.41 $27,890
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.28 $23.46 $48,800
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 0.75 $16.19 $33,680
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.22 $18.46 $38,400

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 1.17 3.16 $18.81 $39,130
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.00 $25.35 $52,740
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 1.41 $26.87 $55,880
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 1.31 $20.90 $43,480
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.28 $23.46 $48,800

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 1.41 $26.87 $55,880
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.82 $25.73 $53,520
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.00 $25.35 $52,740
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.28 $23.46 $48,800
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.08 $23.35 $48,580


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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