Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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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)
430,350 0.7 % $32.59 $67,780 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.10 $21.21 $29.23 $41.01 $54.93
Annual Wage (2) $33,490 $44,110 $60,800 $85,310 $114,250


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)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 44,620 3.86 $31.41 $65,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40,160 1.88 $35.36 $73,550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 23,370 1.38 $36.84 $76,630
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 19,590 4.41 $33.63 $69,960
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 17,480 2.82 $32.43 $67,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 19,590 4.41 $33.63 $69,960
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 990 4.23 $30.10 $62,610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 44,620 3.86 $31.41 $65,340
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 17,480 2.82 $32.43 $67,450
Software Publishers 7,770 2.69 $42.52 $88,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 250 0.06 $48.81 $101,530
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,520 0.67 $47.27 $98,320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 220 0.13 $46.38 $96,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,390 0.28 $46.11 $95,900
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 3,970 0.90 $45.63 $94,900


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 70,260 4.77 1.47 $37.22 $77,420
New York 39,960 4.63 1.43 $34.94 $72,680
Texas 24,270 2.22 0.69 $33.65 $70,000
Pennsylvania 22,330 3.98 1.22 $31.61 $65,740
Ohio 18,840 3.67 1.13 $29.29 $60,920




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 8,050 12.09 3.73 $35.31 $73,450
Vermont 1,450 4.86 1.50 $26.52 $55,170
Washington 13,710 4.85 1.49 $37.94 $78,920
California 70,260 4.77 1.47 $37.22 $77,420
Colorado 10,680 4.65 1.43 $36.14 $75,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 13,710 4.85 1.49 $37.94 $78,920
Delaware 1,820 4.40 1.36 $37.72 $78,470
California 70,260 4.77 1.47 $37.22 $77,420
New Jersey 13,770 3.60 1.11 $36.40 $75,720
Colorado 10,680 4.65 1.43 $36.14 $75,180





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 31,810 6.07 1.87 $36.25 $75,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,840 4.74 1.46 $33.75 $70,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,090 7.22 2.22 $36.14 $75,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,950 3.23 0.99 $31.02 $64,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 10,910 7.53 2.32 $40.35 $83,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 10,830 10.36 3.19 $41.69 $86,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 10,750 6.14 1.89 $34.39 $71,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,620 4.60 1.42 $31.30 $65,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 10,220 5.55 1.71 $34.40 $71,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,110 5.65 1.74 $32.43 $67,440