Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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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)
15,640 3.1 % $20.45 $42,530 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.81 $14.91 $19.92 $24.94 $29.15
Annual Wage (2) $24,570 $31,010 $41,430 $51,880 $60,630


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 3,380 0.29 $22.44 $46,680
State Government (OES Designation) 3,180 0.15 $14.22 $29,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,170 0.06 $18.37 $38,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,150 0.04 $24.17 $50,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 920 0.04 $24.83 $51,650

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 3,380 0.29 $22.44 $46,680
State Government (OES Designation) 3,180 0.15 $14.22 $29,580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 240 0.09 $22.45 $46,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 520 0.08 $22.65 $47,120
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 210 0.08 $15.22 $31,650

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 (8) (8) $37.46 $77,920
Other Financial Investment Activities 90 0.02 $25.69 $53,430
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 150 0.03 $24.88 $51,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises 920 0.04 $24.83 $51,650
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $24.63 $51,230


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 2,580 0.66 5.64 $13.02 $27,080
New York 1,450 0.17 1.43 $22.84 $47,500
California 1,040 0.07 0.60 $24.30 $50,540
Indiana 1,030 0.36 3.07 $17.23 $35,840
Illinois 850 0.15 1.26 $27.63 $57,470




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 2,580 0.66 5.64 $13.02 $27,080
Nevada 580 0.50 4.28 $23.02 $47,880
Indiana 1,030 0.36 3.07 $17.23 $35,840
New Hampshire 200 0.33 2.79 $21.78 $45,300
District of Columbia 220 0.33 2.77 $26.09 $54,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 120 0.07 0.61 $33.19 $69,030
Illinois 850 0.15 1.26 $27.63 $57,470
Michigan 100 0.02 0.20 $26.64 $55,410
District of Columbia 220 0.33 2.77 $26.09 $54,280
Minnesota 40 0.02 0.13 $24.96 $51,910





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 1,070 0.46 3.92 $13.89 $28,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 1.49 $23.78 $49,470
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 900 1.48 12.52 $16.56 $34,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 580 0.33 2.83 $24.66 $51,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 580 0.69 5.85 $23.02 $47,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 440 0.30 2.57 $21.78 $45,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.18 1.51 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 310 0.37 3.11 $21.35 $44,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 1.02 $25.75 $53,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.15 1.23 $20.07 $41,750




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 900 1.48 12.52 $16.56 $34,440
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.73 6.16 $11.77 $24,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 580 0.69 5.85 $23.02 $47,880
Olympia, WA 60 0.62 5.25 $16.38 $34,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,070 0.46 3.92 $13.89 $28,880
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 80 0.39 3.29 $22.64 $47,100
Columbia, SC 130 0.38 3.21 $16.48 $34,280
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 310 0.37 3.11 $21.35 $44,410
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 0.35 2.97 $17.58 $36,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 580 0.33 2.83 $24.66 $51,300




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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 1.05 $28.78 $59,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.02 $56,200
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.65 $26.19 $54,470
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.29 2.46 $26.10 $54,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.49 $26.04 $54,170
Springfield, IL (8) (8) (8) $25.99 $54,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 1.02 $25.75 $53,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 0.58 $25.74 $53,530
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.71 $53,490
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.18 1.56 $25.65 $53,350

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 13.96 $12.79 $26,600
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 7.58 $21.90 $45,550

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 13.96 $12.79 $26,600
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.89 7.58 $21.90 $45,550

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 40 0.89 7.58 $21.90 $45,550
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 13.96 $12.79 $26,600


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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