Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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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)
3,220 4.6 % $29.41 $61,180 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.25 $17.74 $26.86 $39.03 $48.87
Annual Wage (2) $27,550 $36,900 $55,870 $81,180 $101,640


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) 820 0.02 $19.30 $40,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $43.68 $90,860
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $25.41 $52,850
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.05 $28.25 $58,750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 170 0.01 $29.22 $60,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.08 $25.07 $52,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.05 $28.25 $58,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $43.68 $90,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.02 $19.30 $40,150
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $25.41 $52,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 710 0.04 $43.68 $90,860
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $35.85 $74,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $34.41 $71,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 170 0.01 $29.22 $60,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $28.96 $60,250


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)
New York 460 0.05 2.17 $16.26 $33,810
California 350 0.02 0.96 $35.54 $73,920
District of Columbia 300 0.45 18.92 $44.10 $91,730
Texas 140 0.01 0.53 $36.05 $74,980
Virginia 130 0.03 1.45 $37.11 $77,180



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 300 0.45 18.92 $44.10 $91,730
Mississippi 110 0.10 4.21 $19.65 $40,860
Idaho 50 0.08 3.38 $26.43 $54,970
Hawaii 40 0.06 2.56 $38.76 $80,610
New York 460 0.05 2.17 $16.26 $33,810



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 300 0.45 18.92 $44.10 $91,730
Colorado 80 0.03 1.40 $39.05 $81,220
Hawaii 40 0.06 2.56 $38.76 $80,610
Virginia 130 0.03 1.45 $37.11 $77,180
New Mexico 30 0.04 1.76 $36.35 $75,620




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 410 0.17 7.18 $42.92 $89,280
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 3.56 $30.56 $63,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.45 $29.66 $61,690
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 4.29 $14.01 $29,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 50 0.02 0.86 $22.03 $45,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.03 1.45 $39.03 $81,180
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 4.22 $16.54 $34,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.48 $23.56 $49,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.94 $26.88 $55,900
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 5.38 $30.27 $62,950



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 7.18 $42.92 $89,280
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 5.38 $30.27 $62,950
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 4.29 $14.01 $29,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 4.22 $16.54 $34,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 3.56 $30.56 $63,560
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 3.12 $40.13 $83,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 2.69 $13.68 $28,460
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 2.68 $30.69 $63,840
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.29 $31.53 $65,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.03 1.45 $39.03 $81,180



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.17 7.18 $42.92 $89,280
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 3.12 $40.13 $83,460
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $39.14 $81,400
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.03 1.45 $39.03 $81,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.57 $71,890
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.29 $31.53 $65,570
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 2.68 $30.69 $63,840
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 3.56 $30.56 $63,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.45 $63,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.13 5.38 $30.27 $62,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 15.33 $14.67 $30,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.98 $13.82 $28,750
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.21 $15.23 $31,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 15.33 $14.67 $30,510
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.21 $15.23 $31,670
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.98 $13.82 $28,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 10.21 $15.23 $31,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 15.33 $14.67 $30,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 9.98 $13.82 $28,750


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015