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)
15,490 2.5 % $17.83 $37,090 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.86 $13.45 $16.60 $21.82 $26.68
Annual Wage (2) $22,590 $27,980 $34,530 $45,380 $55,490


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,850 0.17 $13.58 $28,240
Insurance Carriers 2,260 0.19 $20.06 $41,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,190 0.11 $16.51 $34,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,000 0.02 $21.75 $45,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 760 0.02 $18.23 $37,910

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 2,260 0.19 $20.06 $41,720
State Government (OES Designation) 3,850 0.17 $13.58 $28,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 680 0.12 $18.36 $38,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,190 0.11 $16.51 $34,340
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 400 0.08 $21.69 $45,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $27.28 $56,750
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $23.02 $47,880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 110 0.02 $22.44 $46,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 370 0.04 $22.37 $46,520
Office Administrative Services 80 0.02 $22.20 $46,180


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 2,790 0.75 6.11 $12.27 $25,520
Indiana 1,940 0.71 5.84 $15.16 $31,530
Arkansas 1,110 0.98 8.06 $13.43 $27,930
California 1,030 0.07 0.61 $22.24 $46,260
New York 970 0.12 0.95 $20.77 $43,200




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)
Arkansas 1,110 0.98 8.06 $13.43 $27,930
Georgia 2,790 0.75 6.11 $12.27 $25,520
Indiana 1,940 0.71 5.84 $15.16 $31,530
Maine 130 0.22 1.80 $15.64 $32,540
Ohio 710 0.14 1.18 $18.01 $37,470




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 90 0.13 1.09 $24.22 $50,370
Colorado 40 0.02 0.16 $24.05 $50,030
Illinois 560 0.10 0.83 $23.51 $48,890
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.43 $23.35 $48,560
Massachusetts 440 0.14 1.15 $22.76 $47,330

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 1,120 0.51 4.19 $12.49 $25,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.12 0.95 $20.86 $43,400
Austin-Round Rock, TX 390 0.51 4.19 $23.24 $48,330
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.11 0.86 $23.15 $48,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 290 0.18 1.45 $21.77 $45,270
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 240 0.25 2.04 $19.14 $39,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.52 $20.41 $42,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.82 $24.73 $51,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.11 0.87 $21.30 $44,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 160 0.13 1.08 $21.49 $44,700




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)
Olympia, WA 60 0.64 5.21 $15.65 $32,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,120 0.51 4.19 $12.49 $25,980
Austin-Round Rock, TX 390 0.51 4.19 $23.24 $48,330
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.45 3.68 $11.10 $23,080
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 0.43 3.56 $15.25 $31,730
Columbia, SC 140 0.43 3.55 $17.35 $36,080
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 70 0.37 3.04 $15.01 $31,220
Knoxville, TN 110 0.35 2.90 $17.38 $36,150
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 240 0.25 2.04 $19.14 $39,810
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.24 1.94 $21.96 $45,680




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.18 1.46 $30.80 $64,060
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $25.59 $53,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.82 $24.73 $51,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.94 $24.32 $50,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.53 $24.28 $50,500
Denver-Aurora, CO 40 0.03 0.25 $24.08 $50,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 100 0.04 0.32 $23.92 $49,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.16 $23.69 $49,280
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.08 0.63 $23.47 $48,810
Austin-Round Rock, TX 390 0.51 4.19 $23.24 $48,330

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.42 $18.72 $38,930

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.42 $18.72 $38,930

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.42 $18.72 $38,930


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