Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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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)
51,380 1.3 % (4) $46,350 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,480 $18,860 $25,630 $70,130 $97,510
  (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.

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) 47,140 0.86 (4) $45,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,230 0.19 (4) $51,250

Industries with the highest concentration 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) 47,140 0.86 (4) $45,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,230 0.19 (4) $51,250

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) 4,230 0.19 (4) $51,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,140 0.86 (4) $45,900


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 0.68 1.90 (4) $90,670
Illinois 3,410 0.57 1.59 (4) $46,720
Ohio 3,040 0.57 1.57 (4) $31,800
New Jersey 3,030 0.76 2.10 (8) (8)
California 2,970 0.18 0.49 (4) $61,780




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 500 1.19 3.31 (4) $31,480
Nebraska 990 1.02 2.83 (4) $27,510
Iowa 1,330 0.86 2.40 (8) (8)
Arkansas 1,010 0.84 2.33 (4) $22,610
Idaho 550 0.81 2.24 (4) $21,910




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 0.68 1.90 (4) $90,670
Colorado 640 0.25 0.70 (4) $67,330
Washington 970 0.30 0.84 (4) $66,710
California 2,970 0.18 0.49 (4) $61,780
Hawaii 120 0.19 0.53 (4) $59,380



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.26 0.73 (4) $63,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.29 0.82 (4) $50,270
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 800 0.69 1.91 (8) (8)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 760 2.10 5.83 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 730 0.28 0.77 (4) $26,310
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 710 0.69 1.91 (4) $39,440
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 690 1.53 4.24 (4) $83,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.48 1.32 (4) $28,520
Rochester, NY 630 1.24 3.43 (4) $91,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.28 0.79 (4) $38,800


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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)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 180 4.58 12.70 (4) $90,690
Glens Falls, NY 180 3.49 9.68 (4) $92,620
Ocean City, NJ 110 2.85 7.91 (8) (8)
Bismarck, ND 200 2.76 7.65 (4) $22,030
Utica-Rome, NY 320 2.57 7.12 (4) $91,050
Elmira, NY 80 2.17 6.02 (4) $92,300
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 760 2.10 5.83 (8) (8)
Kingston, NY 120 2.00 5.55 (4) $91,590
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 70 1.99 5.53 (4) $22,890
Binghamton, NY 180 1.83 5.07 (4) $88,990


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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)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.83 2.31 (4) $115,620
Glens Falls, NY 180 3.49 9.68 (4) $92,620
Elmira, NY 80 2.17 6.02 (4) $92,300
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 340 0.26 0.72 (4) $91,830
Rochester, NY 630 1.24 3.43 (4) $91,740
Kingston, NY 120 2.00 5.55 (4) $91,590
Utica-Rome, NY 320 2.57 7.12 (4) $91,050
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 180 4.58 12.70 (4) $90,690
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 160 1.13 3.14 (4) $90,210
Ithaca, NY 70 1.32 3.66 (4) $90,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 740 4.08 11.32 (4) $91,450
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 580 4.04 11.22 (4) $89,360
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 580 4.64 12.87 (4) $91,300
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 390 2.92 8.10 (4) $44,550
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 390 1.38 3.84 (4) $30,290

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 5.34 14.83 (4) $24,800
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 160 4.68 12.97 (4) $83,250
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 580 4.64 12.87 (4) $91,300
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 90 4.22 11.72 (4) $33,590
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 740 4.08 11.32 (4) $91,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.29 3.57 (4) $97,250
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 740 4.08 11.32 (4) $91,450
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 580 4.64 12.87 (4) $91,300
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 580 4.04 11.22 (4) $89,360
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 160 4.68 12.97 (4) $83,250


About May 2017 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018