Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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National estimates for this occupation
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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)
49,460 2.7 % $23.71 $49,320 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $15.27 $20.96 $29.03 $38.78
Annual Wage (2) $22,240 $31,750 $43,590 $60,380 $80,650


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)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 16,970 2.68 $27.18 $56,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,680 0.13 $19.72 $41,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,690 0.09 $22.90 $47,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,490 0.05 $24.00 $49,910
Junior Colleges 2,120 0.28 $28.51 $59,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 16,970 2.68 $27.18 $56,530
Junior Colleges 2,120 0.28 $28.51 $59,300
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 360 0.24 $16.58 $34,490
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 340 0.23 $13.37 $27,820
Educational Support Services 220 0.15 $19.46 $40,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $50.23 $104,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $35.67 $74,200
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $31.95 $66,460
Junior Colleges 2,120 0.28 $28.51 $59,300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 16,970 2.68 $27.18 $56,530


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 8,530 0.56 1.54 $23.96 $49,840
Texas 3,890 0.35 0.95 $22.37 $46,520
New York 3,430 0.39 1.06 $26.84 $55,840
Florida 2,420 0.32 0.86 $19.25 $40,050
Virginia 1,990 0.54 1.49 $34.22 $71,170



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)
Minnesota 1,650 0.60 1.65 $21.87 $45,490
Arizona 1,520 0.60 1.64 $22.09 $45,950
Oregon 1,000 0.59 1.62 $19.48 $40,510
Utah 740 0.58 1.58 $20.66 $42,970
Massachusetts 1,910 0.57 1.57 $28.20 $58,650



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,990 0.54 1.49 $34.22 $71,170
Maryland 770 0.30 0.82 $34.01 $70,740
District of Columbia 300 0.45 1.23 $33.96 $70,640
Nevada 290 0.25 0.67 $30.51 $63,470
Massachusetts 1,910 0.57 1.57 $28.20 $58,650




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 2,350 0.44 1.19 $27.41 $57,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.52 1.41 $31.92 $66,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.61 1.65 $37.80 $78,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,290 0.45 1.24 $26.71 $55,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.69 1.89 $31.63 $65,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,210 0.66 1.81 $22.20 $46,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 940 0.52 1.41 $21.20 $44,090
Salinas, CA 870 5.43 14.84 $12.46 $25,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.79 2.17 $21.86 $45,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 850 0.23 0.62 $19.74 $41,060



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)
Salinas, CA 870 5.43 14.84 $12.46 $25,910
Harrisonburg, VA 210 3.59 9.80 $21.40 $44,510
Rochester, MN 220 2.13 5.83 $23.44 $48,750
Manhattan, KS 80 1.51 4.12 $11.45 $23,820
Boulder, CO 240 1.43 3.89 $24.71 $51,390
Merced, CA 90 1.42 3.87 $18.17 $37,800
Tucson, AZ 500 1.41 3.86 $22.66 $47,140
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 50 1.35 3.68 (8) (8)
La Crosse, WI-MN 90 1.28 3.49 $19.05 $39,630
Columbia, MO 110 1.25 3.42 $26.29 $54,690



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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 370 0.65 1.79 $39.80 $82,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.61 1.65 $37.80 $78,620
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.23 0.64 $37.44 $77,880
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.41 1.11 $33.54 $69,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 0.85 $32.71 $68,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.52 1.41 $31.92 $66,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.69 1.89 $31.63 $65,780
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.15 $30.89 $64,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.26 0.71 $30.85 $64,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 270 0.21 0.56 $30.74 $63,930

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 2.48 $19.39 $40,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 0.91 $13.09 $27,230
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 0.92 $15.20 $31,610
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 0.90 $13.61 $28,310
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.34 $34.18 $71,100

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 2.48 $19.39 $40,330
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 1.98 $19.28 $40,090
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 1.91 $28.63 $59,560
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 1.92 $17.82 $37,060
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 1.47 (8) (8)

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.34 $34.18 $71,100
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 1.91 $28.63 $59,560
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.80 $24.49 $50,940
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.00 $23.74 $49,370
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.94 $22.69 $47,200


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.

(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