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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)
110,020 1.3 % $16.25 $33,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $12.22 $15.24 $19.07 $24.15
Annual Wage (2) $21,390 $25,420 $31,700 $39,670 $50,230


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)
Legal Services 14,300 1.26 $15.91 $33,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,330 0.24 $18.46 $38,390
Offices of Physicians 9,360 0.36 $13.46 $28,000
Employment Services 6,510 0.18 $16.40 $34,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,330 0.11 $15.94 $33,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 14,300 1.26 $15.91 $33,090
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,660 0.52 $17.07 $35,510
Offices of Physicians 9,360 0.36 $13.46 $28,000
Office Administrative Services 1,800 0.36 $16.78 $34,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,330 0.24 $18.46 $38,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $27.69 $57,590
Telecommunications 860 0.11 $24.34 $50,620
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.09 $24.22 $50,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 180 0.04 $24.13 $50,200
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $21.07 $43,830


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)
California 13,610 0.80 1.05 $17.70 $36,820
Florida 11,820 1.37 1.81 $15.96 $33,200
Texas 11,350 0.94 1.23 $15.74 $32,740
New Jersey 8,070 1.99 2.62 $16.22 $33,740
New York 7,290 0.78 1.02 $16.43 $34,170




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)
New Jersey 8,070 1.99 2.62 $16.22 $33,740
Florida 11,820 1.37 1.81 $15.96 $33,200
Delaware 590 1.32 1.74 $14.19 $29,510
New Hampshire 760 1.16 1.52 $13.58 $28,250
Utah 1,570 1.08 1.42 $14.95 $31,100




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 520 0.73 0.96 $21.96 $45,680
Washington 1,230 0.38 0.50 $18.98 $39,480
Illinois 3,570 0.60 0.78 $18.76 $39,010
Maryland 1,500 0.56 0.73 $18.66 $38,820
Rhode Island 400 0.83 1.09 $18.57 $38,630





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 11,520 1.21 1.60 $16.77 $34,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,250 0.86 1.13 $18.14 $37,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,610 1.78 2.34 $17.66 $36,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,750 1.32 1.73 $15.04 $31,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,930 0.82 1.08 $16.67 $34,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,920 0.63 0.83 $19.10 $39,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,770 0.93 1.22 $17.58 $36,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,950 0.81 1.06 $18.66 $38,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,820 0.58 0.76 $19.35 $40,240
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,620 1.24 1.63 $15.28 $31,780