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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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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)
95,970 1.7 % $34.57 $71,910 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.68 $21.25 $29.50 $41.22 $58.79
Annual Wage (2) $32,620 $44,190 $61,370 $85,730 $122,280


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 42,370 13.91 $32.64 $67,880
Other Information Services 9,740 3.00 $37.92 $78,880
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,920 2.29 $33.42 $69,520
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,210 0.86 $43.02 $89,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,780 0.12 $31.72 $65,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 42,370 13.91 $32.64 $67,880
Other Information Services 9,740 3.00 $37.92 $78,880
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,920 2.29 $33.42 $69,520
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 920 1.73 $34.47 $71,690
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,730 0.87 $40.15 $83,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $46.04 $95,760
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 480 0.05 $45.30 $94,220
Legal Services 80 0.01 $44.28 $92,090
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 50 0.02 $43.98 $91,480
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,210 0.86 $43.02 $89,480


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 20,440 2.15 3.28 $41.90 $87,140
California 11,700 0.67 1.03 $38.44 $79,960
Texas 4,800 0.39 0.59 $36.15 $75,180
Illinois 4,370 0.72 1.11 $29.37 $61,080
Florida 4,030 0.46 0.70 $26.72 $55,570




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 3,250 4.50 6.88 $44.29 $92,120
New York 20,440 2.15 3.28 $41.90 $87,140
Vermont 290 0.93 1.43 $24.77 $51,520
Massachusetts 3,370 0.93 1.42 $42.37 $88,120
Maryland 2,410 0.89 1.36 $30.27 $62,960




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 3,250 4.50 6.88 $44.29 $92,120
Massachusetts 3,370 0.93 1.42 $42.37 $88,120
New York 20,440 2.15 3.28 $41.90 $87,140
California 11,700 0.67 1.03 $38.44 $79,960
Virginia 3,060 0.79 1.21 $37.53 $78,070





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 20,700 2.14 3.28 $42.56 $88,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,080 0.97 1.49 $39.79 $82,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,060 1.91 2.92 $42.38 $88,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,770 0.81 1.23 $30.22 $62,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,870 1.03 1.57 $44.65 $92,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,500 1.01 1.55 $41.60 $86,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,840 0.64 0.98 $35.96 $74,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,700 0.62 0.95 $29.76 $61,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,410 0.53 0.82 $30.01 $62,410
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,370 0.68 1.04 $37.61 $78,230




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)
Glens Falls, NY 230 4.34 6.64 $17.08 $35,520
Charlottesville, VA 390 3.42 5.24 $32.81 $68,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,700 2.14 3.28 $42.56 $88,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,060 1.91 2.92 $42.38 $88,150
Ithaca, NY 90 1.79 2.74 $29.64 $61,650
Champaign-Urbana, IL 150 1.48 2.26 $25.02 $52,050
Ann Arbor, MI 330 1.46 2.24 $33.11 $68,870
Boulder, CO 250 1.36 2.08 $30.31 $63,040
Danbury, CT 100 1.35 2.07 $33.13 $68,920
Missoula, MT 80 1.31 2.01 $24.02 $49,960