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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
52,280 2.2 % (4) $49,440 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,690 $19,070 $29,270 $75,520 $100,470
  (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.

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) (8) (8) (4) $49,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) (8) (8) (4) $49,410


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 6,310 0.66 1.86 (4) $90,230
California 3,190 0.18 0.52 (4) $70,530
New Jersey 2,780 0.68 1.91 (8) (8)
Wisconsin 2,520 0.88 2.47 (8) (8)
Michigan 2,500 0.58 1.62 (4) $39,690




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 1.53 4.31 (4) $44,670
Nebraska 1,340 1.37 3.85 (4) $37,100
Arkansas 1,310 1.08 3.03 (4) $21,830
West Virginia 680 0.97 2.73 (4) $30,810
Wisconsin 2,520 0.88 2.47 (8) (8)




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 6,310 0.66 1.86 (4) $90,230
Washington 940 0.28 0.80 (4) $89,900
Nevada 150 0.11 0.30 (4) $83,350
Alaska 180 0.56 1.59 (4) $75,690
California 3,190 0.18 0.52 (4) $70,530





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 2,930 0.30 0.85 (4) $58,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 810 0.13 0.37 (4) $78,430
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 770 1.69 4.76 (4) $83,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 710 0.26 0.73 (4) $30,910
Rochester, NY 640 1.24 3.48 (4) $92,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.31 0.87 (4) $39,320
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 540 0.52 1.45 (4) $60,490
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 460 0.23 0.66 (4) $46,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.16 0.46 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 450 0.33 0.92 (4) $25,170