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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)
10,740 4.1 % $22.47 $46,750 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.95 $15.04 $20.63 $28.13 $36.12
Annual Wage (2) $22,770 $31,290 $42,910 $58,500 $75,120


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 4,140 1.24 $20.74 $43,130
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,000 0.23 $22.11 $46,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 0.02 $19.27 $40,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 300 0.06 $23.44 $48,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 $24.95 $51,910

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 4,140 1.24 $20.74 $43,130
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,000 0.23 $22.11 $46,000
Specialized Design Services 200 0.14 $24.83 $51,650
Other Information Services 200 0.07 $25.91 $53,880
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.06 $24.65 $51,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $31.12 $64,720
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 100 0.01 $30.84 $64,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $29.88 $62,160
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 160 0.04 $29.65 $61,670
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $28.81 $59,920


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 1,040 0.06 0.83 $27.10 $56,370
Texas 990 0.08 1.10 $21.13 $43,950
New York 850 0.09 1.22 $26.57 $55,260
Illinois 820 0.14 1.84 $18.56 $38,610
Pennsylvania 820 0.14 1.89 $19.92 $41,440




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 190 0.27 3.63 (8) (8)
Vermont 50 0.17 2.24 $20.49 $42,630
New Hampshire 110 0.17 2.29 $18.74 $38,980
Maine 100 0.17 2.27 $16.93 $35,220
Oregon 300 0.16 2.17 $22.02 $45,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 360 0.10 1.35 $27.89 $58,000
Maryland 380 0.14 1.90 $27.29 $56,770
California 1,040 0.06 0.83 $27.10 $56,370
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.41 $26.68 $55,500
New York 850 0.09 1.22 $26.57 $55,260





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 870 0.09 1.23 $27.72 $57,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 600 0.13 1.75 $18.13 $37,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.93 $34.03 $70,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.95 $29.76 $61,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 400 0.14 1.89 $21.12 $43,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370 0.10 1.39 $22.51 $46,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 2.23 $22.25 $46,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 1.33 $21.57 $44,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 1.28 $28.86 $60,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 250 0.09 1.27 $24.95 $51,890




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 100 0.41 5.49 $17.67 $36,750
Salem, OR 60 0.36 4.82 $24.32 $50,580
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.19 2.54 $20.43 $42,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 2.23 $22.25 $46,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.16 2.22 $22.76 $47,340
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 160 0.15 1.97 $16.10 $33,490
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.14 1.91 $20.67 $43,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.93 $34.03 $70,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 400 0.14 1.89 $21.12 $43,940
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.14 1.86 $25.98 $54,040




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 450 0.14 1.93 $34.03 $70,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.55 $32.81 $68,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.04 0.60 $31.25 $64,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.95 $29.76 $61,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.09 1.28 $28.86 $60,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 870 0.09 1.23 $27.72 $57,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 180 0.13 1.78 $26.96 $56,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.09 1.20 $26.82 $55,790
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 30 0.03 0.45 $26.53 $55,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 100 0.04 0.53 $26.34 $54,790

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.32 4.37 $14.58 $30,320

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.32 4.37 $14.58 $30,320

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.32 4.37 $14.58 $30,320


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