Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

All office and administrative support workers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
266,090 1.2 % $15.37 $31,960 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.59 $10.59 $14.29 $18.64 $23.70
Annual Wage (2) $17,870 $22,030 $29,720 $38,780 $49,300


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,910 $14.35 $29,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 32,740 $14.16 $29,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,970 $13.01 $27,060
Junior Colleges 14,930 $12.96 $26,960
Employment Services 13,300 $15.92 $33,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 $31.46 $65,430
Natural Gas Distribution 630 $28.80 $59,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 580 $23.26 $48,380
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 120 $22.88 $47,590
Utility System Construction 210 $22.85 $47,520


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 9,040 $14.68 $30,530 7.666
Alaska 2,150 $21.90 $45,550 6.961
Oregon 10,660 $14.77 $30,710 6.563
New Hampshire 3,820 $12.04 $25,050 6.170
Illinois 28,850 $17.11 $35,580 5.058

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 2,150 $21.90 $45,550 6.961
Montana 650 $19.81 $41,210 1.502
Maryland 4,250 $19.27 $40,070 1.698
District of Columbia 1,590 $18.55 $38,580 2.489
Mississippi (8) $18.39 $38,260 (8)


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Springfield, IL 1,890 (8) (8) 17.895
Fairbanks, AK 530 $20.01 $41,610 14.920
Eugene-Springfield, OR 1,730 $12.03 $25,020 12.193
Chico, CA 820 $12.95 $26,930 11.800
Salem, OR 1,670 $16.31 $33,930 11.378

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Flagstaff, AZ 30 $28.02 $58,280 0.586
Anchorage, AK 1,090 $22.75 $47,320 6.558
Champaign-Urbana, IL 310 $22.60 $47,000 3.072
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 880 $22.38 $46,550 1.573
Missoula, MT 60 $21.49 $44,690 1.114


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010