Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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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)
98,990 1.5 % $29.08 $60,490 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.14 $18.58 $25.18 $34.78 $47.32
Annual Wage (2) $29,400 $38,640 $52,380 $72,340 $98,430


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 57,310 11.87 $28.91 $60,120
Other Information Services 5,440 3.65 $29.35 $61,040
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,150 0.99 $30.01 $62,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,430 0.12 $26.39 $54,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,360 0.95 $34.49 $71,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 57,310 11.87 $28.91 $60,120
Other Information Services 5,440 3.65 $29.35 $61,040
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,230 1.52 $26.10 $54,280
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,150 0.99 $30.01 $62,420
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,360 0.95 $34.49 $71,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.02 $44.09 $91,710
Software Publishers 800 0.30 $42.34 $88,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $34.94 $72,670
Grantmaking and Giving Services 250 0.19 $34.85 $72,490
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,360 0.95 $34.49 $71,730


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 18,890 2.24 2.90 $36.97 $76,890
California 10,930 0.78 1.01 $28.99 $60,290
Texas 5,030 0.49 0.63 $24.17 $50,280
Illinois 4,730 0.85 1.10 $25.21 $52,430
Ohio 3,920 0.79 1.02 $26.93 $56,020




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 2,820 4.37 5.66 $37.94 $78,910
New York 18,890 2.24 2.90 $36.97 $76,890
Minnesota 3,250 1.25 1.62 $27.53 $57,260
Massachusetts 3,860 1.22 1.58 $31.64 $65,800
Colorado 2,210 1.01 1.32 $27.58 $57,360




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 2,820 4.37 5.66 $37.94 $78,910
New York 18,890 2.24 2.90 $36.97 $76,890
Massachusetts 3,860 1.22 1.58 $31.64 $65,800
Florida 3,730 0.52 0.68 $31.63 $65,790
New Jersey 3,450 0.91 1.18 $31.03 $64,550





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,500 3.26 4.22 $38.56 $80,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,610 2.00 2.59 $35.27 $73,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.13 1.46 $30.35 $63,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.01 1.31 $25.76 $53,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,770 1.62 2.10 $28.57 $59,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,700 1.61 2.09 $32.88 $68,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.11 2.73 $29.09 $60,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,910 1.05 1.36 $28.27 $58,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,850 1.35 1.75 $33.39 $69,440
Columbus, OH 1,370 1.53 1.99 $32.88 $68,400




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)
Glens Falls, NY 250 4.82 6.25 $17.40 $36,190
Charlottesville, VA 350 3.76 4.88 $25.15 $52,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,500 3.26 4.22 $38.56 $80,200
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.49 3.22 $22.35 $46,490
Lawrence, KS 100 2.14 2.77 $29.06 $60,440
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.11 2.73 $29.09 $60,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,610 2.00 2.59 $35.27 $73,350
Boulder, CO 300 1.93 2.50 $29.39 $61,140
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 270 1.77 2.29 $34.93 $72,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,770 1.62 2.10 $28.57 $59,430