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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)
102,300 1.5 % $16.64 $34,610 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $12.68 $15.73 $19.37 $24.39
Annual Wage (2) $22,150 $26,370 $32,710 $40,280 $50,740


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)
Legal Services 13,940 1.22 $16.22 $33,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,860 0.21 $18.90 $39,310
Offices of Physicians 7,360 0.28 $13.88 $28,870
Employment Services 5,260 0.14 $16.91 $35,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,220 0.09 $16.41 $34,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 13,940 1.22 $16.22 $33,740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,240 0.37 $16.67 $34,680
Offices of Physicians 7,360 0.28 $13.88 $28,870
Office Administrative Services 1,400 0.28 $16.82 $34,980
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,840 0.24 $16.68 $34,700

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) 50 (7) $29.80 $61,980
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $28.50 $59,280
Telecommunications 610 0.08 $25.11 $52,220
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $23.14 $48,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries 40 0.01 $21.18 $44,050


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 12,950 0.75 1.07 $18.05 $37,550
Texas 10,880 0.87 1.26 $15.95 $33,170
Florida 8,490 0.97 1.39 $16.06 $33,410
New Jersey 8,240 2.01 2.89 $16.05 $33,380
New York 5,910 0.62 0.89 $16.96 $35,280




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)
New Jersey 8,240 2.01 2.89 $16.05 $33,380
Utah 1,850 1.23 1.76 $15.34 $31,910
Delaware 520 1.16 1.66 $14.31 $29,770
Alaska 360 1.13 1.62 $15.59 $32,420
Nevada 1,510 1.08 1.56 $16.03 $33,340




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 390 0.54 0.77 $23.62 $49,130
Massachusetts 1,330 0.37 0.53 $19.61 $40,790
Maryland 1,500 0.56 0.80 $19.31 $40,170
Illinois 3,390 0.56 0.81 $19.09 $39,700
Washington 1,220 0.37 0.53 $19.02 $39,570





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 10,280 1.07 1.53 $16.77 $34,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,100 0.82 1.17 $18.14 $37,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,490 1.21 1.74 $15.66 $32,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,040 1.15 1.65 $17.34 $36,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,890 0.79 1.14 $17.78 $36,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,840 0.61 0.87 $19.44 $40,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,500 0.82 1.18 $16.10 $33,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,890 0.89 1.28 $16.76 $34,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,830 0.67 0.96 $16.69 $34,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,790 0.72 1.04 $19.83 $41,240