Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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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)
58,290 1.2 % $33.97 $70,660 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.57 $26.31 $32.79 $40.85 $48.88
Annual Wage (2) $44,860 $54,730 $68,200 $84,960 $101,660


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 11,700 0.58 $37.18 $77,330
State Government (OES Designation) 7,000 0.31 $29.84 $62,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,810 0.12 $32.45 $67,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,510 0.24 $35.25 $73,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,380 0.16 $30.70 $63,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,690 0.77 $35.91 $74,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 11,700 0.58 $37.18 $77,330
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 90 0.45 $38.15 $79,360
State Government (OES Designation) 7,000 0.31 $29.84 $62,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,010 0.25 $37.86 $78,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.04 $42.56 $88,530
Other Support Services 40 0.02 $41.67 $86,660
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 50 0.02 $40.71 $84,680
Software Publishers 140 0.06 $39.22 $81,580
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.17 $38.52 $80,130


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 11,240 0.80 1.75 $37.56 $78,120
Texas 3,960 0.39 0.86 $31.69 $65,920
Virginia 2,810 0.80 1.74 $38.97 $81,060
Florida 2,570 0.36 0.79 $29.93 $62,250
Washington 2,460 0.91 1.99 $33.91 $70,530




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 2,120 3.31 7.22 $41.54 $86,410
Alaska 290 0.94 2.06 $31.38 $65,280
Maryland 2,320 0.94 2.05 $36.44 $75,790
Washington 2,460 0.91 1.99 $33.91 $70,530
New Mexico 710 0.91 1.99 $31.81 $66,160




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 2,120 3.31 7.22 $41.54 $86,410
Virginia 2,810 0.80 1.74 $38.97 $81,060
California 11,240 0.80 1.75 $37.56 $78,120
Maryland 2,320 0.94 2.05 $36.44 $75,790
Connecticut 1,040 0.65 1.42 $36.37 $75,640

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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.89 4.12 $41.93 $87,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.89 1.94 $36.77 $76,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.35 2.94 $34.66 $72,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 1.41 3.07 $45.06 $93,730
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,150 0.93 2.02 $33.93 $70,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.21 0.46 $32.36 $67,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,060 0.48 1.05 $34.28 $71,310
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.29 0.63 $35.93 $74,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 990 1.04 2.27 $40.96 $85,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 980 0.79 1.73 $36.42 $75,760




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 840 4.25 9.28 $31.25 $65,010
Huntsville, AL 540 2.65 5.78 $37.16 $77,290
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 170 2.35 5.12 $31.93 $66,420
Olympia, WA 200 2.15 4.68 $31.35 $65,200
Lawton, OK 80 1.91 4.17 $30.79 $64,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.89 4.12 $41.93 $87,210
Salem, OR 230 1.63 3.54 $29.78 $61,940
Fayetteville, NC 200 1.60 3.49 $32.06 $66,680
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.52 3.31 $28.26 $58,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 1.41 3.07 $45.06 $93,730




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 1,210 1.41 3.07 $45.06 $93,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.96 2.10 $42.82 $89,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.89 4.12 $41.93 $87,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 990 1.04 2.27 $40.96 $85,200
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 40 0.44 0.95 $40.33 $83,890
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.35 0.76 $40.12 $83,460
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 630 1.15 2.51 $39.49 $82,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.65 1.41 $39.10 $81,320
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.32 0.69 $38.50 $80,080
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 0.75 $38.40 $79,880

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.92 8.55 $24.63 $51,230
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.06 2.31 $29.92 $62,240
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 1.49 $22.77 $47,360
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 1.36 2.95 (8) (8)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 0.87 $28.56 $59,400

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.92 8.55 $24.63 $51,230
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 2.09 4.57 $32.57 $67,750
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.00 4.36 $33.84 $70,380
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 1.71 3.72 $28.12 $58,490
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 1.36 2.95 (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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.00 4.36 $33.84 $70,380
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 2.09 4.57 $32.57 $67,750
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.40 $32.34 $67,260
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.52 $31.84 $66,240
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 0.94 $30.54 $63,520


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011