Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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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)
5,170 5.9 % $37.68 $78,380 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.20 $17.43 $26.63 $44.44 $81.92
Annual Wage (2) $27,450 $36,260 $55,380 $92,430 $170,400


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)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,080 1.90 $39.36 $81,870
Other Information Services 480 0.28 $21.76 $45,260
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 290 0.39 $49.17 $102,260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 110 0.02 $30.43 $63,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 0.00 $27.60 $57,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,080 1.90 $39.36 $81,870
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 290 0.39 $49.17 $102,260
Other Information Services 480 0.28 $21.76 $45,260
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 110 0.02 $30.43 $63,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 0.00 $27.60 $57,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 290 0.39 $49.17 $102,260
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,080 1.90 $39.36 $81,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $38.55 $80,180
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 110 0.02 $30.43 $63,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $27.60 $57,410


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 680 0.05 1.20 $45.33 $94,290
New York 520 0.06 1.53 $45.90 $95,470
Texas 420 0.04 0.99 $34.00 $70,710
Illinois 290 0.05 1.29 $41.17 $85,640
Florida 250 0.03 0.87 $54.01 $112,350




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 230 0.35 8.69 $33.28 $69,210
Alaska 40 0.13 3.26 $28.22 $58,690
Idaho 60 0.10 2.44 $22.71 $47,240
Alabama 170 0.09 2.31 $29.22 $60,780
Virginia 230 0.06 1.61 $41.80 $86,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 250 0.03 0.87 $54.01 $112,350
Maryland 110 0.04 1.08 $48.99 $101,890
Colorado 80 0.03 0.85 $46.56 $96,850
New York 520 0.06 1.53 $45.90 $95,470
California 680 0.05 1.20 $45.33 $94,290





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 310 0.06 1.50 $52.74 $109,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 3.27 $34.87 $72,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.56 $42.37 $88,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.06 1.51 (8) (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 2.72 $50.89 $105,850
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.79 $45.40 $94,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.58 $49.10 $102,120
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 100 0.12 3.06 $42.26 $87,890
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 2.05 $44.02 $91,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 70 0.04 1.05 $24.50 $50,960




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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.32 8.04 $23.28 $48,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.79 $45.40 $94,440
Boise City-Nampa, ID 40 0.14 3.55 $25.19 $52,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 3.27 $34.87 $72,520
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 100 0.12 3.06 $42.26 $87,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 2.72 $50.89 $105,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 2.05 $44.02 $91,560
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.12 $30.48 $63,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.58 $49.10 $102,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.06 1.51 (8) (8)




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)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 60 0.05 1.19 $54.08 $112,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.06 1.50 $52.74 $109,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 2.72 $50.89 $105,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 1.58 $49.10 $102,120
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.79 $45.40 $94,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 2.05 $44.02 $91,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.56 $42.37 $88,130
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 100 0.12 3.06 $42.26 $87,890
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.82 $86,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 3.27 $34.87 $72,520


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013