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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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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)
Wage RSE (3)
6,370 5.1 % $27.12 $56,400 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $18.31 $25.11 $34.25 $43.67
Annual Wage (2) $30,440 $38,090 $52,240 $71,250 $90,830


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,200 0.04 $27.48 $57,170
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 990 0.59 $23.02 $47,880
Other Information Services 980 0.33 $23.16 $48,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 620 0.03 $24.67 $51,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 520 0.01 $23.93 $49,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 990 0.59 $23.02 $47,880
Other Information Services 980 0.33 $23.16 $48,180
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.10 $27.23 $56,630
Radio and Television Broadcasting 110 0.05 $33.75 $70,190
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $26.20 $54,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 500 0.03 $42.55 $88,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $34.00 $70,720
Radio and Television Broadcasting 110 0.05 $33.75 $70,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $32.88 $68,380
Legal Services (8) (8) $32.03 $66,610


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 1,170 0.12 2.83 $27.05 $56,270
Texas 460 0.04 0.86 $31.79 $66,120
Maryland 430 0.16 3.60 $32.39 $67,360
California 380 0.02 0.51 $34.73 $72,240
Pennsylvania 250 0.04 0.97 $25.38 $52,800




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)
District of Columbia 220 0.31 6.95 $35.99 $74,860
Rhode Island 80 0.16 3.59 $28.62 $59,520
Maryland 430 0.16 3.60 $32.39 $67,360
New York 1,170 0.12 2.83 $27.05 $56,270
Vermont 30 0.10 2.35 $22.41 $46,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 220 0.31 6.95 $35.99 $74,860
California 380 0.02 0.51 $34.73 $72,240
Maryland 430 0.16 3.60 $32.39 $67,360
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $32.26 $67,110
Texas 460 0.04 0.86 $31.79 $66,120





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 1,140 0.12 2.73 $27.51 $57,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.17 3.91 $35.50 $73,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 1.37 $31.39 $65,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.60 $35.49 $73,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.05 1.19 $26.34 $54,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 140 0.05 1.14 $31.89 $66,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.61 $30.44 $63,310
Columbus, OH 120 0.11 2.55 $22.83 $47,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 1.95 $27.49 $57,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.08 1.79 $17.74 $36,900




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 70 0.27 6.07 $12.04 $25,030
Montgomery, AL 40 0.27 6.04 $27.17 $56,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.17 3.91 $35.50 $73,840
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.16 3.74 $34.22 $71,190
Madison, WI 50 0.14 3.15 $23.02 $47,870
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.13 2.99 $28.62 $59,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.12 2.73 $27.51 $57,220
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.52 $27.52 $57,250
Columbus, OH 120 0.11 2.55 $22.83 $47,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 1.95 $27.49 $57,170




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $39.26 $81,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.50 $37.90 $78,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.17 3.91 $35.50 $73,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.60 $35.49 $73,820
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.16 3.74 $34.22 $71,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 140 0.05 1.14 $31.89 $66,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 1.37 $31.39 $65,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.61 $30.44 $63,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.42 $29.51 $61,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.13 $60,590


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019