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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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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)
51,460 1.0 % $38.61 $80,300 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.15 $29.35 $36.80 $46.53 $56.02
Annual Wage (2) $50,230 $61,040 $76,540 $96,780 $116,510


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,770 0.54 $41.14 $85,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,770 0.10 $36.56 $76,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,610 0.26 $33.38 $69,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,980 0.13 $34.31 $71,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,420 0.14 $40.24 $83,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,770 0.54 $41.14 $85,560
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.33 $42.35 $88,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,610 0.26 $33.38 $69,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 990 0.24 $45.97 $95,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,190 0.17 $40.50 $84,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation (8) (8) $76.11 $158,300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 180 0.02 $48.23 $100,330
Software Publishers 130 0.03 $47.74 $99,290
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 160 0.04 $47.25 $98,270
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.17 $46.83 $97,410


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 6,030 0.35 0.99 $43.59 $90,670
Texas 3,980 0.32 0.91 $37.51 $78,030
Virginia 3,370 0.87 2.48 $44.57 $92,700
Florida 3,310 0.38 1.07 $35.23 $73,270
New York 3,150 0.33 0.95 $38.61 $80,300




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 1,930 2.66 7.61 $48.27 $100,390
Virginia 3,370 0.87 2.48 $44.57 $92,700
Alaska 270 0.86 2.46 $39.02 $81,150
Maryland 2,200 0.81 2.32 $44.36 $92,280
New Mexico 580 0.71 2.01 $36.65 $76,220




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 1,930 2.66 7.61 $48.27 $100,390
Virginia 3,370 0.87 2.48 $44.57 $92,700
Maryland 2,200 0.81 2.32 $44.36 $92,280
California 6,030 0.35 0.99 $43.59 $90,670
Rhode Island 110 0.23 0.65 $41.33 $85,970





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,880 1.54 4.38 $48.45 $100,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,230 0.33 0.96 $41.55 $86,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,040 0.33 0.94 $47.29 $98,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,390 0.51 1.44 $32.04 $66,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,280 0.35 1.00 $38.16 $79,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,190 0.45 1.28 $34.53 $71,820
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,180 0.42 1.20 $42.27 $87,910
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,160 0.84 2.41 $41.31 $85,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,070 0.23 0.66 $38.46 $80,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 990 0.35 0.99 $35.17 $73,150




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)
Ithaca, NY 140 2.74 7.82 $34.32 $71,390
Huntsville, AL 540 2.30 6.56 $45.36 $94,350
Carson City, NV 50 1.72 4.91 $36.52 $75,970
Salem, OR 280 1.61 4.59 $37.87 $78,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,880 1.54 4.38 $48.45 $100,770
Fayetteville, NC 190 1.46 4.17 $39.63 $82,430
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 80 1.45 4.14 $35.54 $73,930
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 140 1.25 3.57 $36.03 $74,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 530 1.17 3.34 $33.66 $70,000
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.11 3.15 $36.99 $76,950




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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 610 0.53 1.52 $49.96 $103,920
Boulder, CO 80 0.42 1.19 $49.84 $103,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,880 1.54 4.38 $48.45 $100,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,040 0.33 0.94 $47.29 $98,350
Portland-South Portland, ME 30 0.16 0.45 $45.83 $95,330
Huntsville, AL