Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.


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)
196,660 1.8 % $15.04 $31,270 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $11.72 $14.38 $17.83 $21.82
Annual Wage (2) $19,410 $24,370 $29,910 $37,090 $45,380


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 78,510 1.50 $15.31 $31,850
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 36,610 6.02 $12.31 $25,610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,740 0.98 $14.99 $31,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,110 0.31 $16.64 $34,600
Offices of Physicians 8,180 0.34 $14.87 $30,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 36,610 6.02 $12.31 $25,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 78,510 1.50 $15.31 $31,850
Technical and Trade Schools 1,750 1.13 $17.33 $36,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,740 0.98 $14.99 $31,170
Outpatient Care Centers 4,060 0.63 $15.92 $33,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 110 0.07 $37.16 $77,290
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 220 0.48 $19.98 $41,570
State Government (OES Designation) 4,860 0.22 $19.93 $41,450
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,740 0.10 $18.55 $38,580
Office Administrative Services 1,860 0.45 $18.39 $38,240


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 25,690 1.80 1.19 $18.83 $39,160
New York 17,170 2.01 1.33 $15.45 $32,140
Texas 15,040 1.42 0.94 $14.96 $31,110
Florida 12,540 1.72 1.14 $13.94 $29,000
Ohio 9,440 1.87 1.24 $13.50 $28,090




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)
Nebraska 3,210 3.51 2.33 $13.19 $27,430
Idaho 1,600 2.68 1.77 $11.37 $23,650
Nevada 2,990 2.65 1.76 $12.63 $26,270
Mississippi 2,790 2.58 1.71 $12.51 $26,030
Maryland 6,090 2.42 1.61 $16.94 $35,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.26 0.17 $18.89 $39,300
Connecticut 2,220 1.37 0.91 $18.88 $39,280
California 25,690 1.80 1.19 $18.83 $39,160
Rhode Island 370 0.81 0.54 $18.24 $37,940
Delaware 530 1.31 0.87 $17.31 $36,000





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 9,190 1.78 1.18 $17.02 $35,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,980 2.06 1.37 $17.98 $37,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,320 1.63 1.08 $14.98 $31,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.93 1.28 $14.86 $30,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,770 3.08 2.04 $11.98 $24,910
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,350 3.42 2.27 $12.49 $25,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,200 1.76 1.16 $17.36 $36,120
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.81 1.20 $19.46 $40,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,400 2.94 1.95 $12.11 $25,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.66 0.44 $14.21 $29,560