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)
165,250 1.2 % $13.20 $27,460 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.53 $9.88 $12.32 $15.57 $19.54
Annual Wage (2) $17,730 $20,550 $25,630 $32,380 $40,640


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)
Offices of Physicians 25,040 1.07 $11.21 $23,320
Legal Services 17,100 1.53 $14.08 $29,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,600 0.26 $15.62 $32,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,540 0.28 $13.31 $27,680
Employment Services 14,450 0.49 $12.72 $26,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 17,100 1.53 $14.08 $29,290
Offices of Physicians 25,040 1.07 $11.21 $23,320
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 280 0.64 $15.25 $31,720
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 4,140 0.50 $13.71 $28,520
Employment Services 14,450 0.49 $12.72 $26,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $20.44 $42,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 $19.64 $40,860
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,280 0.22 $19.55 $40,670
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $18.20 $37,860
Support Activities for Air Transportation 50 0.03 $17.70 $36,810


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 22,340 1.59 1.24 $14.09 $29,320
Texas 17,130 1.66 1.29 $12.40 $25,790
Florida 16,700 2.33 1.81 $13.20 $27,450
New York 13,040 1.55 1.20 $13.55 $28,190
New Jersey 9,090 2.41 1.87 $13.29 $27,640




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)
New Jersey 9,090 2.41 1.87 $13.29 $27,640
Florida 16,700 2.33 1.81 $13.20 $27,450
Texas 17,130 1.66 1.29 $12.40 $25,790
Delaware 670 1.66 1.29 $13.56 $28,210
California 22,340 1.59 1.24 $14.09 $29,320




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 720 1.12 0.87 $17.82 $37,060
Alaska 440 1.41 1.10 $16.65 $34,630
Maryland 2,290 0.92 0.72 $14.99 $31,190
Colorado 2,140 0.98 0.76 $14.89 $30,970
Washington 2,930 1.08 0.84 $14.62 $30,420





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 8,600 1.70 1.32 $14.25 $29,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,590 1.72 1.34 $14.09 $29,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.11 0.86 $13.72 $28,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,790 1.48 1.15 $14.16 $29,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.65 1.28 $14.30 $29,750
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,360 3.44 2.67 $14.25 $29,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.52 1.18 $13.64 $28,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,730 1.97 1.53 $14.06 $29,240
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,550 2.66 2.06 $13.76 $28,630
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,500 2.06 1.60 $12.20 $25,380