Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020
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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:
Percentile wage estimates for Legislators:
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:
Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Legislators:
Top paying industries for Legislators:
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:
States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:
Top paying states for Legislators:
Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Legislators:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:
Top paying metropolitan areas for Legislators:
Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Legislators:
Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Legislators:
Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Legislators:
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:
Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021