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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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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)
9,820 5.4 % $20.17 $41,950 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $14.38 $18.82 $24.58 $30.33
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $29,910 $39,140 $51,130 $63,080


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 2,610 0.79 $18.28 $38,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,100 0.15 $22.37 $46,520
Business Support Services 1,040 0.12 $18.48 $38,430
Employment Services 690 0.02 $22.18 $46,140
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 560 0.11 $23.19 $48,230

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 2,610 0.79 $18.28 $38,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,100 0.15 $22.37 $46,520
Business Support Services 1,040 0.12 $18.48 $38,430
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 560 0.11 $23.19 $48,230
Motion Picture and Video Industries 470 0.11 $20.49 $42,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 190 0.02 $28.06 $58,370
Specialized Design Services 50 0.03 $24.77 $51,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $23.61 $49,110
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 190 0.04 $23.57 $49,020
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $23.21 $48,280


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 1,530 0.16 2.40 $22.29 $46,370
California 1,150 0.07 0.99 $21.27 $44,250
Texas 500 0.04 0.61 (8) (8)
Illinois 450 0.08 1.11 $23.10 $48,060
Pennsylvania 440 0.08 1.12 $17.95 $37,340




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)
Iowa 310 0.20 2.93 $14.18 $29,490
New York 1,530 0.16 2.40 $22.29 $46,370
Vermont 40 0.15 2.15 $16.32 $33,940
District of Columbia 100 0.14 2.05 $27.23 $56,640
Nebraska 130 0.13 1.93 $16.00 $33,290




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 100 0.14 2.05 $27.23 $56,640
Maryland 90 0.03 0.49 $26.34 $54,780
Washington 250 0.08 1.11 $25.72 $53,490
Oregon 50 0.02 0.35 $23.33 $48,520
New Jersey 290 0.07 1.07 $23.16 $48,170





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 1,560 0.16 2.43 $22.95 $47,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 1.55 $21.41 $44,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 320 0.07 1.02 $23.98 $49,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 1.47 $24.22 $50,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.10 1.54 $21.07 $43,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 1.76 $19.08 $39,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 1.44 $25.96 $54,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.06 0.95 $19.95 $41,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 180 0.07 0.98 $14.48 $30,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.04 0.66 $19.33 $40,210




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)
Lancaster, PA 50 0.19 2.73 $15.72 $32,690
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.17 2.49 $19.82 $41,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,560 0.16 2.43 $22.95 $47,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 2.08 $18.51 $38,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.13 1.98 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 0.13 1.96 $16.37 $34,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 1.76 $19.08 $39,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 1.55 $21.41 $44,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.10 1.54 $21.07 $43,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 1.47 $24.22 $50,390




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 1.44 $25.96 $54,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.45 $24.32 $50,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 1.47 $24.22 $50,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 0.90 $24.20 $50,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 320 0.07 1.02 $23.98 $49,880
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 1.02 $23.55 $48,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.83 $23.15 $48,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,560 0.16 2.43 $22.95 $47,740
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 1.45 $21.79 $45,330
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 1.22 $21.53 $44,770


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019