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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)
6,560 6.2 % $27.65 $57,500 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.32 $19.00 $25.94 $34.88 $43.92
Annual Wage (2) $31,870 $39,530 $53,950 $72,560 $91,350


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 $28.39 $59,050
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 960 0.56 $23.13 $48,100
Other Information Services 910 0.28 $27.69 $57,590
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $24.22 $50,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 550 0.01 $25.25 $52,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 960 0.56 $23.13 $48,100
Other Information Services 910 0.28 $27.69 $57,590
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.13 $28.81 $59,920
Civic and Social Organizations 210 0.05 $20.58 $42,810
Religious Organizations 80 0.04 $27.02 $56,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $43.36 $90,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $36.25 $75,410
Radio and Television Broadcasting 90 0.04 $33.62 $69,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $32.47 $67,530
Performing Arts Companies 30 0.02 $31.23 $64,960


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 1,000 0.11 2.35 $29.00 $60,310
California 520 0.03 0.67 $33.51 $69,700
New Jersey 420 0.10 2.30 $26.37 $54,850
Maryland 390 0.14 3.22 $33.30 $69,270
Texas 310 0.03 0.56 $30.08 $62,580




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 170 0.23 5.26 $37.76 $78,540
Rhode Island 90 0.18 4.06 $28.01 $58,250
Maryland 390 0.14 3.22 $33.30 $69,270
New York 1,000 0.11 2.35 $29.00 $60,310
New Jersey 420 0.10 2.30 $26.37 $54,850




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 170 0.23 5.26 $37.76 $78,540
California 520 0.03 0.67 $33.51 $69,700
Massachusetts 270 0.07 1.66 $33.39 $69,460
Maryland 390 0.14 3.22 $33.30 $69,270
Illinois 170 0.03 0.63 $32.02 $66,600





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,260 0.13 2.92 $28.26 $58,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 500 0.16 3.48 $35.33 $73,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 330 0.05 1.17 $32.50 $67,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 1.65 $34.24 $71,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 1.58 $31.81 $66,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.59 $30.99 $64,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 120 0.04 0.90 $30.18 $62,780
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.08 1.87 $29.02 $60,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 1.02 $29.69 $61,750
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.15 3.39 $28.01 $58,250




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)
Montgomery, AL 40 0.25 5.49 $27.80 $57,830
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.17 3.84 $34.33 $71,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 500 0.16 3.48 $35.33 $73,490
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.15 3.39 $28.01 $58,250
Madison, WI 60 0.15 3.44 $23.88 $49,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,260 0.13 2.92 $28.26 $58,780
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.38 $29.69 $61,760
Springfield, MA-CT 30 0.09 2.04 $28.46 $59,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.09 2.08 $30.78 $64,020
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.81 $25.36 $52,740




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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.44 $39.29 $81,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.39 $38.56 $80,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 500 0.16 3.48 $35.33 $73,490
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.17 3.84 $34.33 $71,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 1.65 $34.24 $71,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 330 0.05 1.17 $32.50 $67,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 1.58 $31.81 $66,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.60 $31.78 $66,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.59 $30.99 $64,470
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.09 2.08 $30.78 $64,020


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020