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)
14,110 3.4 % $20.67 $42,990 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.70 $15.40 $20.23 $25.31 $29.45
Annual Wage (2) $24,330 $32,030 $42,070 $52,650 $61,260


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)
Insurance Carriers 3,200 0.28 $22.46 $46,720
State Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.13 $14.57 $30,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $18.53 $38,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 860 0.03 $23.93 $49,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 850 0.02 $22.51 $46,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 3,200 0.28 $22.46 $46,720
State Government (OES Designation) 2,820 0.13 $14.57 $30,300
Other Information Services 250 0.12 $21.02 $43,720
Scientific Research and Development Services 520 0.08 $22.76 $47,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $18.53 $38,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 230 0.01 $33.90 $70,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 0.01 $25.65 $53,350
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $25.41 $52,840
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.03 $25.21 $52,430
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $24.93 $51,860


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)
Georgia 2,150 0.54 5.18 $12.99 $27,020
Ohio 1,050 0.20 1.94 $19.32 $40,180
New York 1,040 0.12 1.13 $22.49 $46,790
California 1,000 0.07 0.63 $25.13 $52,270
Indiana 860 0.30 2.85 $16.62 $34,570




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)
Georgia 2,150 0.54 5.18 $12.99 $27,020
District of Columbia 240 0.35 3.38 $24.77 $51,520
Indiana 860 0.30 2.85 $16.62 $34,570
New Hampshire 180 0.29 2.75 $21.67 $45,080
Washington 690 0.24 2.27 $23.07 $47,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.73 $33.15 $68,950
Virginia 90 0.02 0.23 $25.68 $53,420
Montana (8) (8) (8) $25.31 $52,630
California 1,000 0.07 0.63 $25.13 $52,270
District of Columbia 240 0.35 3.38 $24.77 $51,520





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 950 0.40 3.81 $13.58 $28,250
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 830 1.33 12.77 $17.03 $35,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.14 1.29 $22.89 $47,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.24 2.33 $24.26 $50,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.28 2.70 $24.53 $51,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.19 1.81 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 330 0.37 3.55 $22.77 $47,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 1.27 $25.07 $52,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 0.51 $21.10 $43,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 180 0.10 0.94 $19.29 $40,120




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 830 1.33 12.77 $17.03 $35,420
Valdosta, GA 50 0.96 9.18 $12.00 $24,970
Columbus, GA-AL 100 0.89 8.48 $12.83 $26,680
Athens-Clarke County, GA 70 0.89 8.50 $13.21 $27,470
Albany, GA 40 0.73 6.97 $11.96 $24,870
Olympia, WA 60 0.65 6.21 $16.45 $34,210
Savannah, GA 60 0.40 3.84 $13.06 $27,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 950 0.40 3.81 $13.58 $28,250
Boulder, CO 70 0.39 3.77 $22.38 $46,550
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 70 0.37 3.55 $22.74 $47,300




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.14 1.31 $30.64 $63,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 1.26 $28.40 $59,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.59 $27.28 $56,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.86 $26.47 $55,050
Springfield, IL (8) (8) (8) $26.24 $54,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.71 $25.46 $52,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 1.27 $25.07 $52,150
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.37 $24.96 $51,930
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 0.64 $24.75 $51,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 420 0.28 2.70 $24.53 $51,020

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.06 10.15 $12.23 $25,440
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 9.06 $12.76 $26,540
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 7.21 $11.92 $24,800
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 8.36 $12.70 $26,420
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.16 11.09 $22.15 $46,080

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.16 11.09 $22.15 $46,080
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.06 10.15 $12.23 $25,440
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 9.06 $12.76 $26,540
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 8.36 $12.70 $26,420
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 7.21 $11.92 $24,800

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.16 11.09 $22.15 $46,080
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 9.06 $12.76 $26,540
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 8.36 $12.70 $26,420
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.06 10.15 $12.23 $25,440
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 7.21 $11.92 $24,800


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