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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

11-1031 Legislators

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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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
50,330 2.3 % (4) $47,620 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,510 $18,840 $24,670 $72,800 $98,890
  (4)

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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,690 0.85 (4) $47,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,640 0.17 (4) $51,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,690 0.85 (4) $47,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,640 0.17 (4) $51,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,640 0.17 (4) $51,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,690 0.85 (4) $47,280


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 6,220 0.66 1.90 (4) $90,050
California 3,140 0.18 0.53 (4) $68,580
Ohio 2,640 0.49 1.40 (4) $43,770
New Jersey 2,610 0.64 1.85 (8) (8)
Michigan 2,050 0.47 1.36 (4) $35,460




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)
North Dakota 650 1.57 4.50 (4) $36,050
Nebraska 1,350 1.38 3.96 (4) $34,320
West Virginia 650 0.94 2.70 (4) $28,520
Arkansas 1,120 0.92 2.65 (4) $21,970
Montana 310 0.67 1.93 (4) $45,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,220 0.66 1.90 (4) $90,050
California 3,140 0.18 0.53 (4) $68,580
Washington 830 0.25 0.73 (4) $66,240
Hawaii 110 0.17 0.50 (4) $60,400
Connecticut 420 0.26 0.73 (4) $59,740





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 2,700 0.28 0.82 (4) $59,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 950 0.33 0.96 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.13 0.38 (4) $77,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 760 0.28 0.81 (4) $30,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 730 1.63 4.67 (4) $82,370
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 670 0.65 1.86 (4) $55,760
Rochester, NY 610 1.19 3.43 (4) $90,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.19 0.54 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.25 0.71 (4) $40,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 0.36 1.02 (4) $21,660