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)
97,350 1.6 % $30.84 $64,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.93 $18.81 $26.39 $37.14 $52.85
Annual Wage (2) $28,980 $39,130 $54,890 $77,260 $109,940


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 52,120 12.40 $30.89 $64,240
Other Information Services 6,440 3.10 $32.23 $67,030
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,750 0.88 $31.49 $65,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,680 0.13 $27.60 $57,410
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,630 1.65 $27.92 $58,070

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 52,120 12.40 $30.89 $64,240
Other Information Services 6,440 3.10 $32.23 $67,030
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,630 1.65 $27.92 $58,070
Sound Recording Industries 170 1.05 $26.05 $54,180
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,750 0.88 $31.49 $65,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 90 0.02 $42.97 $89,370
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 0.01 $41.36 $86,020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 170 0.04 $40.10 $83,410
Software Publishers 860 0.28 $38.90 $80,910
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $38.47 $80,010


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 20,500 2.33 3.23 $38.78 $80,660
California 10,030 0.66 0.92 $33.29 $69,250
Texas 4,790 0.43 0.59 $27.65 $57,500
Illinois 4,630 0.80 1.11 $27.27 $56,720
Florida 4,080 0.53 0.74 $32.19 $66,950



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 2,660 3.94 5.48 $37.88 $78,790
New York 20,500 2.33 3.23 $38.78 $80,660
Minnesota 3,270 1.20 1.66 $26.80 $55,750
Massachusetts 3,670 1.10 1.53 $33.60 $69,890
Maryland 2,370 0.93 1.29 $28.94 $60,200



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 20,500 2.33 3.23 $38.78 $80,660
District of Columbia 2,660 3.94 5.48 $37.88 $78,790
New Jersey 3,010 0.78 1.08 $37.46 $77,910
Massachusetts 3,670 1.10 1.53 $33.60 $69,890
California 10,030 0.66 0.92 $33.29 $69,250




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 17,640 3.27 4.54 $40.41 $84,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.96 2.72 $35.25 $73,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,730 0.99 1.38 $27.66 $57,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 0.88 1.22 $35.47 $73,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,780 1.55 2.15 $34.05 $70,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,760 1.51 2.10 $27.55 $57,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,920 1.77 2.45 $33.39 $69,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,650 1.10 1.53 $33.49 $69,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.82 1.14 $30.30 $63,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,400 0.59 0.82 $27.56 $57,330



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 540 5.55 7.70 $32.34 $67,280
Glens Falls, NY 220 4.20 5.83 $16.02 $33,320
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,640 3.27 4.54 $40.41 $84,050
Ithaca, NY 110 2.25 3.12 $28.12 $58,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.96 2.72 $35.25 $73,320
Dubuque, IA 110 1.91 2.65 $21.20 $44,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,920 1.77 2.45 $33.39 $69,440
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.58 2.19 $30.28 $62,990
Iowa City, IA 140 1.57 2.19 $20.64 $42,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,780 1.55 2.15 $34.05 $70,820