Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.


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)
120,610 0.6 % $19.95 $41,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.49 $16.24 $19.74 $23.23 $27.04
Annual Wage (2) $28,050 $33,780 $41,060 $48,320 $56,250


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) 44,340 0.80 $19.73 $41,030
State Government (OES Designation) 43,310 1.90 $19.04 $39,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,490 1.28 $22.49 $46,780
Individual and Family Services 2,260 0.18 $15.70 $32,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 880 0.02 $17.84 $37,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 43,310 1.90 $19.04 $39,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,490 1.28 $22.49 $46,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,340 0.80 $19.73 $41,030
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 460 0.32 $18.16 $37,770
Individual and Family Services 2,260 0.18 $15.70 $32,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 50 0.02 $25.69 $53,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $22.57 $46,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,490 1.28 $22.49 $46,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 130 0.06 $20.04 $41,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,340 0.80 $19.73 $41,030


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 22,070 1.57 1.67 $21.58 $44,890
New York 10,210 1.21 1.29 $21.14 $43,970
Pennsylvania 9,140 1.65 1.75 $22.27 $46,330
North Carolina 5,390 1.41 1.50 $17.33 $36,040
Texas 4,340 0.42 0.45 $19.20 $39,940




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 2,370 2.03 2.16 $19.07 $39,660
Pennsylvania 9,140 1.65 1.75 $22.27 $46,330
Arkansas 1,850 1.62 1.73 $15.76 $32,770
Tennessee 4,200 1.61 1.72 $15.24 $31,700
Missouri 4,170 1.61 1.71 $17.42 $36,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 950 0.59 0.63 $25.51 $53,070
District of Columbia 480 0.75 0.80 $24.89 $51,780
Massachusetts 1,610 0.51 0.54 $22.93 $47,700
Maryland 1,410 0.57 0.60 $22.90 $47,630
Alaska 460 1.46 1.56 $22.82 $47,460





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 5,060 1.00 1.06 $20.85 $43,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,310 1.82 1.94 $23.27 $48,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,170 2.69 2.86 $19.39 $40,320
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,810 1.89 2.01 $19.52 $40,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.28 1.36 $21.84 $45,430
Pittsburgh, PA 1,690 1.51 1.61 $22.29 $46,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,650 0.97 1.03 $22.69 $47,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,600 1.68 1.79 (8) (8)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,410 1.45 1.54 $20.07 $41,740
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,380 1.15 1.22 $22.36 $46,510




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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 980 5.09 5.42 $20.49 $42,620
Altoona, PA 230 3.91 4.16 $19.38 $40,300
Jefferson City, MO 220 3.08 3.27 $14.38 $29,910
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,170 2.69 2.86 $19.39 $40,320
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,250 2.63 2.79 $20.31 $42,240
Yuba City, CA 100 2.62 2.79 $21.67 $45,070
Pueblo, CO 140 2.61 2.78 $17.43 $36,250
Cheyenne, WY 100 2.46 2.62 $21.19 $44,080
Erie, PA 310 2.45 2.61 $20.42 $42,480
Las Cruces, NM 160 2.35 2.50 $16.49 $34,300