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)
5,560 4.4 % $25.32 $52,670 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.66 $18.05 $23.61 $31.03 $40.53
Annual Wage (2) $28,420 $37,550 $49,110 $64,550 $84,310


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,240 0.04 $24.93 $51,850
Other Information Services 900 0.48 $24.16 $50,260
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 810 0.58 $21.65 $45,030
State Government (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $22.72 $47,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $39.04 $81,210

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 810 0.58 $21.65 $45,030
Other Information Services 900 0.48 $24.16 $50,260
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.04 $17.80 $37,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,240 0.04 $24.93 $51,850
State Government (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $22.72 $47,250

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) 460 0.02 $39.04 $81,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 200 0.01 $30.62 $63,700
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $30.39 $63,200
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $29.21 $60,750
Motion Picture and Video Industries 50 0.01 $28.51 $59,290


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 710 0.08 1.95 $26.06 $54,210
California 530 0.04 0.86 $27.82 $57,860
Washington 320 0.11 2.67 $29.25 $60,840
Pennsylvania 290 0.05 1.25 $21.70 $45,140
Maryland 290 0.11 2.70 $29.57 $61,510




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 140 0.21 4.90 $37.50 $78,000
Rhode Island 60 0.12 2.88 $26.95 $56,050
Washington 320 0.11 2.67 $29.25 $60,840
Maryland 290 0.11 2.70 $29.57 $61,510
New York 710 0.08 1.95 $26.06 $54,210




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 140 0.21 4.90 $37.50 $78,000
Massachusetts 250 0.08 1.86 $30.15 $62,710
Maryland 290 0.11 2.70 $29.57 $61,510
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.74 $29.29 $60,930
Washington 320 0.11 2.67 $29.25 $60,840





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 590 0.11 2.67 $26.66 $55,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.36 $36.66 $76,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 1.66 $22.44 $46,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 3.93 $28.89 $60,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 2.35 $32.17 $66,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 1.07 $25.88 $53,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 1.50 $23.57 $49,020
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 4.71 $19.70 $40,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 100 0.05 1.29 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.02 0.59 $27.08 $56,320




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)
Montgomery, AL 40 0.26 6.10 $30.17 $62,760
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.20 4.71 $19.70 $40,980
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.19 4.41 $25.57 $53,180
Columbia, SC 60 0.18 4.41 $17.08 $35,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 3.93 $28.89 $60,100
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.16 3.84 $23.00 $47,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.36 $36.66 $76,250
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.51 $27.40 $56,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 590 0.11 2.67 $26.66 $55,460
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 30 0.11 2.64 $19.64 $40,860




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.22 $77,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 3.36 $36.66 $76,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 2.35 $32.17 $66,900
Montgomery, AL 40 0.26 6.10 $30.17 $62,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.39 $29.13 $60,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 3.93 $28.89 $60,100
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.83 $59,970
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.81 $28.80 $59,910
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.51 $27.40 $56,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.02 0.59 $27.08 $56,320


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014