Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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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)
56,300 1.1 % $36.13 $75,150 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.86 $27.86 $34.42 $43.54 $52.21
Annual Wage (2) $47,550 $57,950 $71,590 $90,570 $108,600


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,680 0.54 $38.57 $80,230
State Government (OES Designation) 7,310 0.33 $31.36 $65,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,750 0.11 $33.53 $69,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,380 0.18 $31.52 $65,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,840 0.17 $38.43 $79,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,680 0.54 $38.57 $80,230
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 70 0.42 $34.82 $72,420
State Government (OES Designation) 7,310 0.33 $31.36 $65,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,590 0.33 $40.81 $84,890
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,220 0.31 $41.96 $87,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 410 0.30 $44.71 $92,990
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $44.12 $91,760
Other Information Services 40 0.02 $43.93 $91,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 750 0.13 $43.92 $91,360
Software Publishers 130 0.04 $43.19 $89,840


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 7,390 0.48 1.17 $39.73 $82,640
Texas 4,660 0.40 0.99 $37.42 $77,840
Virginia 3,660 0.99 2.43 $41.08 $85,440
New York 3,260 0.36 0.89 $35.73 $74,320
Florida 2,640 0.33 0.82 $31.05 $64,570



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 1,820 2.69 6.59 $44.75 $93,090
Virginia 3,660 0.99 2.43 $41.08 $85,440
Alaska 300 0.93 2.28 $39.86 $82,910
Maryland 2,340 0.90 2.21 $40.21 $83,640
New Mexico 580 0.73 1.78 $33.80 $70,290



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 1,820 2.69 6.59 $44.75 $93,090
Virginia 3,660 0.99 2.43 $41.08 $85,440
Connecticut 930 0.56 1.37 $40.60 $84,440
Maryland 2,340 0.90 2.21 $40.21 $83,640
Alaska 300 0.93 2.28 $39.86 $82,910




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.81 4.44 $44.72 $93,010
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.39 0.95 $36.91 $76,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.56 1.38 $42.25 $87,890
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,260 0.96 2.35 $37.54 $78,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,210 0.69 1.68 $35.57 $73,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,070 0.37 0.90 $44.16 $91,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.69 1.69 $37.72 $78,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,050 0.42 1.03 $35.64 $74,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.43 1.05 $40.62 $84,490
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 960 4.65 11.40 $31.82 $66,190



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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 960 4.65 11.40 $31.82 $66,190
Hinesville, GA 40 2.35 5.76 $34.31 $71,370
Carson City, NV 60 2.08 5.10 $31.52 $65,570
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 100 1.95 4.77 $31.46 $65,430
Huntsville, AL 390 1.83 4.49 $41.40 $86,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.81 4.44 $44.72 $93,010
Fayetteville, NC 220 1.76 4.30 $37.21 $77,390
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.72 4.20 $34.23 $71,190
Salem, OR 240 1.53 3.75 $33.84 $70,380
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 150 1.50 3.66 $33.75 $70,210