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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.


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)
139,780 3.4 % $22.65 $47,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.47 $17.87 $22.40 $26.91 $30.21
Annual Wage (2) $32,180 $37,160 $46,590 $55,960 $62,840


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,400 0.86 $23.06 $47,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 45,640 2.10 $21.53 $44,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,810 1.43 $23.88 $49,670
Individual and Family Services 2,260 0.09 $19.57 $40,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,510 0.03 $21.40 $44,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 45,640 2.10 $21.53 $44,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,810 1.43 $23.88 $49,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,400 0.86 $23.06 $47,960
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 710 0.39 $19.13 $39,790
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 390 0.12 $20.80 $43,270

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) 28,810 1.43 $23.88 $49,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 180 (7) $23.38 $48,630
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $23.34 $48,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,400 0.86 $23.06 $47,960
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.03 $22.94 $47,720


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 21,160 1.22 1.28 $26.21 $54,530
New York 12,130 1.27 1.34 $24.24 $50,420
Texas 11,580 0.93 0.98 $19.28 $40,110
Pennsylvania 9,440 1.60 1.68 $24.21 $50,360
North Carolina 6,810 1.53 1.60 $18.90 $39,310




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)
Pennsylvania 9,440 1.60 1.68 $24.21 $50,360
North Carolina 6,810 1.53 1.60 $18.90 $39,310
Alabama 2,980 1.51 1.58 $20.47 $42,570
Alaska 480 1.50 1.58 $26.44 $55,000
Missouri 4,020 1.43 1.50 $19.67 $40,910




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 570 0.79 0.83 $31.49 $65,490
Connecticut 1,000 0.60 0.63 $28.57 $59,430
Massachusetts 2,430 0.67 0.70 $27.63 $57,480
Iowa 1,010 0.65 0.68 $26.97 $56,100
Rhode Island 580 1.20 1.26 $26.50 $55,120





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 7,950 0.82 0.87 $25.40 $52,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,030 1.13 1.18 $26.29 $54,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,030 1.40 1.47 $24.95 $51,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,640 1.72 1.80 $23.93 $49,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,550 0.84 0.88 $21.15 $43,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,460 0.89 0.94 $20.20 $42,010
Fresno, CA 2,440 6.29 6.60 $22.73 $47,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,280 0.62 0.65 $20.69 $43,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,110 1.41 1.48 $24.24 $50,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,090 0.75 0.79 $27.89 $58,010