Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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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)
10,810 4.4 % $18.12 $37,690 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $12.91 $17.13 $22.62 $27.83
Annual Wage (2) $20,530 $26,850 $35,630 $47,050 $57,880


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 3,340 0.83 $16.56 $34,440
Printing and Related Support Activities 650 0.14 $19.09 $39,710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 600 0.13 $20.80 $43,260
Employment Services 590 0.02 $20.31 $42,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 560 0.04 $17.17 $35,720

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 3,340 0.83 $16.56 $34,440
Printing and Related Support Activities 650 0.14 $19.09 $39,710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 600 0.13 $20.80 $43,260
Other Information Services 290 0.13 $19.03 $39,590
Specialized Design Services 130 0.10 $18.92 $39,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $25.65 $53,340
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $22.08 $45,930
Software Publishers 90 0.03 $21.07 $43,820
Office Administrative Services 120 0.03 $20.92 $43,510
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 600 0.13 $20.80 $43,260


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 1,410 0.09 1.16 $18.66 $38,800
New York 1,210 0.13 1.71 $20.57 $42,780
Minnesota 610 0.22 2.82 $19.15 $39,820
Ohio 600 0.11 1.46 $15.66 $32,580
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 1.18 $16.50 $34,320



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)
Wyoming 70 0.24 3.09 $10.18 $21,180
Minnesota 610 0.22 2.82 $19.15 $39,820
New York 1,210 0.13 1.71 $20.57 $42,780
New Jersey 530 0.13 1.71 $18.44 $38,360
Maryland 330 0.13 1.61 $18.59 $38,660



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 50 0.07 0.91 $23.20 $48,250
Oregon 90 0.05 0.69 $22.64 $47,100
Massachusetts 350 0.10 1.30 $22.15 $46,070
New York 1,210 0.13 1.71 $20.57 $42,780
Illinois 500 0.09 1.10 $20.53 $42,700




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 2.28 $20.37 $42,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.14 1.83 $18.09 $37,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 1.26 $21.47 $44,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 2.00 $22.81 $47,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 1.32 $18.15 $37,760
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.15 1.91 $19.50 $40,550
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 2.22 $20.52 $42,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.09 1.14 $19.22 $39,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.35 $18.78 $39,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.17 2.13 $16.68 $34,690



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)
Chico, CA 30 0.44 5.63 $12.57 $26,140
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.27 3.44 $16.52 $34,360
Trenton, NJ 50 0.23 2.92 $19.45 $40,450
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.20 2.52 $15.33 $31,880
York-Hanover, PA 30 0.19 2.40 $17.05 $35,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.18 2.28 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 2.28 $20.37 $42,380
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 2.25 $14.86 $30,910
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 100 0.17 2.23 $16.65 $34,640
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 2.22 $20.52 $42,690



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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 1.16 $24.75 $51,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 2.00 $22.81 $47,440
Rochester, NY 40 0.07 0.89 $22.01 $45,790
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.91 $45,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 1.26 $21.47 $44,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.04 0.48 $20.87 $43,400
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $20.59 $42,820
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 2.22 $20.52 $42,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.18 2.28 $20.37 $42,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.36 $42,350

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.80 $15.24 $31,700

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.80 $15.24 $31,700

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.80 $15.24 $31,700


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016