Overview of BLS Wage Data by Area and Occupation

BLS wage data are available by occupation for the nation, regions, states, and many metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.

National Wage Data

Wage Data by State

  • By state. 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
  • Data by job characteristics and the level of difficulty and complexity of work. (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands excluded).

Wage Data by Metropolitan Area

BLS wage data by area and occupation are from the National Compensation Survey, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, or the Current Population Survey.

Other BLS programs that publish wage data (though not by detailed occupation) are Employment Cost Trends, Current Employment Statistics, and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.


Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017