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)
3,320 8.3 % $27.81 $57,840 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.68 $16.49 $25.73 $36.95 $46.00
Annual Wage (2) $26,370 $34,310 $53,520 $76,870 $95,690


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 960 0.02 $17.58 $36,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $42.39 $88,170
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.68 $51,330
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 250 0.03 $33.50 $69,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $23.73 $49,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 110 0.09 $24.06 $50,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $23.73 $49,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $42.39 $88,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 250 0.03 $33.50 $69,690
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.68 $51,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $42.39 $88,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 250 0.03 $33.50 $69,690
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $33.42 $69,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $26.95 $56,070
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 0.01 $26.38 $54,870


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)
New York 530 0.06 2.41 $15.86 $32,990
California 310 0.02 0.84 $33.96 $70,630
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.30 $25.41 $52,850
Texas 150 0.02 0.57 $26.55 $55,220
Virginia 140 0.04 1.49 $34.67 $72,100




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)
Utah 100 0.08 3.21 $19.31 $40,160
Oklahoma 90 0.06 2.41 $16.65 $34,630
New York 530 0.06 2.41 $15.86 $32,990
Virginia 140 0.04 1.49 $34.67 $72,100
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.30 $25.41 $52,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 50 0.02 0.73 $43.30 $90,070
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $40.58 $84,410
Colorado 40 0.02 0.69 $36.95 $76,860
Virginia 140 0.04 1.49 $34.67 $72,100
California 310 0.02 0.84 $33.96 $70,630

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 550 0.24 9.26 $40.45 $84,140
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.12 4.59 $24.13 $50,180
Rochester, NY 60 0.13 5.01 $13.77 $28,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.13 4.94 $17.57 $36,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.38 $27.76 $57,740
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 7.54 $33.34 $69,350
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.14 5.24 $30.57 $63,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.88 $31.89 $66,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 2.72 $14.50 $30,170
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.19 7.35 $19.13 $39,780




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.24 9.26 $40.45 $84,140
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 7.54 $33.34 $69,350
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.19 7.35 $19.13 $39,780
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.14 5.24 $30.57 $63,580
Rochester, NY 60 0.13 5.01 $13.77 $28,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.13 4.94 $17.57 $36,550
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.12 4.59 $24.13 $50,180
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 2.72 $14.50 $30,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 1.65 $20.52 $42,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.88 $31.89 $66,320




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.24 9.26 $40.45 $84,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.99 $74,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.59 $69,880
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 7.54 $33.34 $69,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.88 $31.89 $66,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.78 $64,030
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.14 5.24 $30.57 $63,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.38 $27.76 $57,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.47 $50,900
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.12 4.59 $24.13 $50,180

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 15.84 $15.11 $31,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 13.58 $14.35 $29,840
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 11.71 $13.67 $28,440

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 15.84 $15.11 $31,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 13.58 $14.35 $29,840
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 11.71 $13.67 $28,440

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 15.84 $15.11 $31,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 13.58 $14.35 $29,840
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 11.71 $13.67 $28,440


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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