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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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National estimates for this occupation
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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)
58,870 3.1 % $27.40 $57,000 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.54 $18.15 $24.92 $34.42 $45.37
Annual Wage (2) $28,170 $37,740 $51,830 $71,590 $94,370


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)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 24,450 3.26 $29.48 $61,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,130 0.11 $23.44 $48,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,760 0.10 $25.77 $53,600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,380 0.04 $26.42 $54,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,100 0.07 $36.25 $75,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 24,450 3.26 $29.48 $61,310
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 630 0.34 $20.78 $43,220
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 490 0.29 $13.59 $28,270
Junior Colleges 1,580 0.22 $32.68 $67,960
Educational Support Services 390 0.20 $24.57 $51,100

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) 390 0.02 $40.05 $83,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,100 0.07 $36.25 $75,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $34.91 $72,600
Employment Services 470 0.01 $33.98 $70,680
Junior Colleges 1,580 0.22 $32.68 $67,960


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)
California 8,050 0.46 1.16 $29.40 $61,150
Texas 6,590 0.53 1.32 $29.02 $60,350
New York 3,770 0.40 0.99 $34.89 $72,580
Florida 2,970 0.34 0.84 $26.52 $55,170
Arizona 2,690 0.94 2.34 $23.24 $48,340




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)
District of Columbia 840 1.16 2.90 (8) (8)
Arizona 2,690 0.94 2.34 $23.24 $48,340
Nevada 1,220 0.87 2.18 $19.80 $41,180
Utah 1,190 0.79 1.97 $23.94 $49,800
Nebraska 700 0.71 1.78 $22.22 $46,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 2,350 0.61 1.51 $36.43 $75,770
New York 3,770 0.40 0.99 $34.89 $72,580
New Jersey 460 0.11 0.28 $34.60 $71,960
Maryland 1,230 0.45 1.13 $32.75 $68,120
Maine 120 0.20 0.49 $30.97 $64,430





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 3,270 0.34 0.85 $37.40 $77,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,910 0.91 2.28 $37.81 $78,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,860 0.46 1.14 $27.50 $57,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,540 0.83 2.07 $25.57 $53,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,810 0.85 2.13 $23.59 $49,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,560 0.56 1.39 $29.54 $61,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,420 0.57 1.43 $37.62 $78,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,360 0.29 0.73 $22.95 $47,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,260 0.35 0.86 $25.40 $52,830
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,150 1.13 2.81 $18.80 $39,110




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 140 2.11 5.26 $23.82 $49,540
St. Cloud, MN 200 1.93 4.80 $23.83 $49,570
Ann Arbor, MI 350 1.58 3.94 $32.25 $67,070
Fresno, CA 590 1.53 3.82 $25.89 $53,850
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 310 1.39 3.46 $35.50 $73,840
Salt Lake City, UT 940 1.28 3.19 $23.08 $48,010
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,150 1.13 2.81 $18.80 $39,110
Sioux Falls, SD 170 1.06 2.64 $17.97 $37,370
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,040 0.97 2.42 $37.53 $78,060
Burlington, NC 60 0.94 2.34 $16.13 $33,550




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,910 0.91 2.28 $37.81 $78,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,420 0.57 1.43 $37.62 $78,250
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,040 0.97 2.42 $37.53 $78,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,270 0.34 0.85 $37.40 $77,800
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 310 1.39 3.46 $35.50 $73,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.42 1.05 $34.04 $70,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 640 0.43 1.08 $32.88 $68,390
Ann Arbor, MI 350 1.58 3.94 $32.25 $67,070
Columbus, OH 780 0.73 1.83 $32.10 $66,770
El Centro, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.03 $66,620

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 1.45 $24.48 $50,930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 0.74 $15.46 $32,160
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 0.99 $18.08 $37,600
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 0.87 $16.18 $33,660
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.00 $36.81 $76,570

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 1.84 $17.28 $35,930
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 1.45 $24.48 $50,930
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 1.43 $25.97 $54,030
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.15 $23.33 $48,530
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.00 $36.81 $76,570

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.00 $36.81 $76,570
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 1.43 $25.97 $54,030
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 0.89 $25.56 $53,170
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 0.87 $25.01 $52,010
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 1.45 $24.48 $50,930


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: March 31, 2020