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)
98,790 1.4 % $30.20 $62,820 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.09 $18.84 $26.04 $36.07 $51.05
Annual Wage (2) $29,300 $39,190 $54,150 $75,030 $106,190


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 54,610 12.45 $30.19 $62,800
Other Information Services 6,490 3.45 $32.07 $66,710
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,940 0.93 $31.12 $64,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,410 0.12 $27.36 $56,900
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,320 1.55 $26.91 $55,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 54,610 12.45 $30.19 $62,800
Other Information Services 6,490 3.45 $32.07 $66,710
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,320 1.55 $26.91 $55,980
Sound Recording Industries 190 1.18 $24.56 $51,090
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,940 0.93 $31.12 $64,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 0.01 $44.24 $92,020
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $42.31 $88,010
Software Publishers 860 0.30 $38.67 $80,430
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $37.71 $78,440
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 100 0.04 $37.26 $77,510


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 19,790 2.29 3.08 $39.20 $81,540
California 10,720 0.73 0.98 $31.55 $65,630
Texas 4,780 0.44 0.59 $26.06 $54,200
Illinois 4,240 0.74 1.00 $26.02 $54,110
Florida 4,000 0.54 0.72 $30.52 $63,480




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 2,760 4.14 5.56 $38.11 $79,270
New York 19,790 2.29 3.08 $39.20 $81,540
Minnesota 3,550 1.32 1.77 $27.56 $57,330
Massachusetts 3,810 1.17 1.57 $33.39 $69,440
New Jersey 3,850 1.01 1.35 $33.50 $69,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 19,790 2.29 3.08 $39.20 $81,540
District of Columbia 2,760 4.14 5.56 $38.11 $79,270
New Jersey 3,850 1.01 1.35 $33.50 $69,680
Massachusetts 3,810 1.17 1.57 $33.39 $69,440
Colorado 1,540 0.67 0.90 $32.82 $68,260





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 17,610 3.36 4.51 $40.70 $84,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,860 2.05 2.75 $35.06 $72,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,650 0.92 1.23 $33.76 $70,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.90 1.21 $26.31 $54,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,060 1.71 2.29 $28.65 $59,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,790 1.60 2.14 $33.85 $70,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,590 2.48 3.32 $30.75 $63,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.33 1.79 $31.95 $66,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.89 1.19 $29.06 $60,450
Columbus, OH 1,260 1.34 1.80 $23.74 $49,380




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)
Charlottesville, VA 510 5.18 6.95 $29.73 $61,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,610 3.36 4.51 $40.70 $84,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,590 2.48 3.32 $30.75 $63,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 730 2.20 2.96 $31.07 $64,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,860 2.05 2.75 $35.06 $72,930
Dubuque, IA 110 1.92 2.57 $21.17 $44,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,060 1.71 2.29 $28.65 $59,590
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 360 1.68 2.25 $30.43 $63,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,790 1.60 2.14 $33.85 $70,410
Boulder, CO 260 1.60 2.14 $28.41 $59,100