Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

All office and administrative support workers not listed separately.


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)
225,310 2.2 % $15.90 $33,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.91 $10.80 $14.94 $19.45 $24.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,540 $22,470 $31,060 $40,450 $51,390


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) 29,060 0.53 $15.60 $32,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,790 0.99 $15.66 $32,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,540 0.30 $13.76 $28,610
Employment Services 16,250 0.52 $15.15 $31,510
Junior Colleges 14,790 1.94 $13.18 $27,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 14,790 1.94 $13.18 $27,420
Office Administrative Services 5,450 1.32 $16.90 $35,160
Educational Support Services 1,480 1.01 $15.89 $33,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,790 0.99 $15.66 $32,570
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 150 0.92 $18.37 $38,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 270 0.26 $28.00 $58,240
Support Activities for Mining 70 0.02 $26.81 $55,770
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $25.27 $52,560
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 130 0.08 $22.38 $46,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.04 $21.89 $45,530


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 65,810 4.60 2.66 $14.45 $30,060
New York 23,000 2.69 1.56 $16.81 $34,970
Illinois 12,480 2.21 1.28 $15.99 $33,260
Oregon 7,610 4.73 2.73 $15.70 $32,660
Virginia 7,300 2.03 1.17 $16.74 $34,810




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)
Nevada 6,860 6.09 3.52 $15.10 $31,410
New Hampshire 2,990 4.88 2.82 $13.78 $28,670
Oregon 7,610 4.73 2.73 $15.70 $32,660
Alaska 1,510 4.73 2.73 $24.06 $50,050
California 65,810 4.60 2.66 $14.45 $30,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,510 4.73 2.73 $24.06 $50,050
District of Columbia 2,160 3.30 1.91 $21.63 $45,000
Massachusetts 1,950 0.61 0.35 $19.53 $40,620
Georgia 1,650 0.43 0.25 $19.26 $40,060
Maryland 5,560 2.21 1.28 $18.90 $39,320





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 17,950 3.48 2.01 $16.61 $34,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,110 4.42 2.56 $13.13 $27,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,670 2.38 1.38 $16.08 $33,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,170 5.68 3.29 $15.17 $31,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,570 5.66 3.27 $12.65 $26,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,310 4.47 2.59 $13.16 $27,370
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 5,280 6.45 3.73 $14.53 $30,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,130 5.13 2.97 $18.68 $38,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,520 4.51 2.61 $16.55 $34,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,440 2.54 1.47 $17.02 $35,410




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 640 10.09 5.84 $15.70 $32,650
Fairbanks, AK 290 8.11 4.69 $24.66 $51,280
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 290 7.37 4.26 $13.06 $27,160
Hot Springs, AR 250 6.99 4.04 $8.20 $17,060
Iowa City, IA 560 6.60 3.82 $10.75 $22,360
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 5,280 6.45 3.73 $14.53 $30,230
Eugene-Springfield, OR 850 6.23 3.60 $13.99 $29,100
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,160 6.15 3.56 $16.05 $33,380
Portsmouth, NH-ME 330 5.90 3.41 $14.19 $29,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,170 5.68 3.29 $15.17 $31,550