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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

11-1031 Legislators

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National estimates for Legislators
Industry profile for Legislators
Geographic profile for Legislators

National estimates for Legislators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Legislators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
51,290 2.5 % (4) $ 53,560 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Legislators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,120 $ 19,790 $ 33,200 $ 83,780 $ 105,100
  (4)

Industry profile for Legislators: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Legislators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Legislators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Legislators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 47,250 0.87 (4) $ 52,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,040 0.18 (4) $ 63,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Legislators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 47,250 0.87 (4) $ 52,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,040 0.18 (4) $ 63,130

Top paying industries for Legislators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,040 0.18 (4) $ 63,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 47,250 0.87 (4) $ 52,740


Geographic profile for Legislators: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Legislators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Legislators, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Legislators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,030 0.69 1.88 (4) $ 93,370
California 3,370 0.20 0.56 (4) $ 72,250
Wisconsin 2,820 1.04 2.82 (8) (8)
Ohio 2,420 0.47 1.28 (4) $ 50,580
New Jersey 2,290 0.61 1.64 (8) (8)




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 670 1.68 4.55 (8) (8)
Nebraska 1,270 1.34 3.65 (4) $ 42,550
Arkansas 1,340 1.14 3.09 (4) $ 24,090
Wisconsin 2,820 1.04 2.82 (8) (8)
West Virginia 630 0.97 2.64 (4) $ 31,660




Top paying states for Legislators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 950 0.30 0.81 (4) $ 119,810
New York 6,030 0.69 1.88 (4) $ 93,370
California 3,370 0.20 0.56 (4) $ 72,250
Florida 1,130 0.13 0.36 (4) $ 72,090
Alaska 200 0.67 1.81 (4) $ 68,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Legislators:

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 2,580 0.29 0.79 (4) $ 66,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 0.40 (4) $ 76,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 740 1.76 4.77 (4) $ 92,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 680 0.26 0.70 (4) $ 31,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 590 0.23 0.61 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 540 1.14 3.09 (4) $ 93,690
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 520 0.53 1.44 (4) $ 57,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.38 1.03 (4) $ 38,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.25 0.68 (4) $ 40,380
Syracuse, NY 410 1.46 3.97 (4) $ 90,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 130 3.59 9.72 (4) $ 92,880
Glens Falls, NY 140 3.01 8.15 (4) $ 91,690
Ocean City, NJ 100 2.85 7.73 (8) (8)
Bismarck, ND 170 2.48 6.72 (8) (8)
Kingston, NY 130 2.34 6.35 (4) $ 95,150
Utica-Rome, NY 250 2.17 5.89 (4) $ 94,050
Elmira, NY 70 2.05 5.56 (4) $ 94,810
Binghamton, NY 180 1.98 5.37 (4) $ 94,350
Kankakee, IL 80 1.88 5.09 (4) $ 33,720
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 740 1.76 4.77 (4) $ 92,580




Top paying metropolitan areas for Legislators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.13 0.36 (4) $ 147,730
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.76 2.07 (4) $ 135,640
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.28 0.76 (4) $ 114,980
Gainesville, FL 50 0.34 0.93 (4) $ 109,120
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 260 0.72 1.95 (4) $ 108,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.13 (4) $ 96,790
Ithaca, NY 70 1.56 4.23 (4) $ 95,970
Kingston, NY 130 2.34 6.35 (4) $ 95,150
Elmira, NY 70 2.05 5.56 (4) $ 94,810
Binghamton, NY 180 1.98 5.37 (4) $ 94,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Legislators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 700 4.26 11.55 (4) $ 93,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 630 4.16 11.29 (4) $ 91,310
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 620 4.61 12.50 (4) $ 92,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 350 0.93 2.53 (4) $ 20,690
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 340 1.82 4.93 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 300 6.50 17.62 (8) (8)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 180 4.76 12.92 (4) $ 42,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 620 4.61 12.50 (4) $ 92,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 700 4.26 11.55 (4) $ 93,840
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 630 4.16 11.29 (4) $ 91,310

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Legislators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 101,090
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 700 4.26 11.55 (4) $ 93,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 620 4.61 12.50 (4) $ 92,380
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 630 4.16 11.29 (4) $ 91,310
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 1.77 (4) $ 82,150


About May 2020 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021