Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

11-1031 Legislators

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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)
53,670 1.3 % (4) $44,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,230 $18,560 $23,470 $67,670 $96,500
  (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 (OES Designation) 49,640 0.92 (4) $43,820
State Government (OES Designation) 4,030 0.18 (4) $57,160

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 (OES Designation) 49,640 0.92 (4) $43,820
State Government (OES Designation) 4,030 0.18 (4) $57,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,030 0.18 (4) $57,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 49,640 0.92 (4) $43,820


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 6,530 0.72 1.88 (4) $88,910
Illinois 3,600 0.61 1.59 (4) $40,040
Ohio 3,420 0.64 1.68 (4) $31,330
California 3,130 0.20 0.51 (4) $60,870
New Jersey 2,990 0.76 1.98 (8) (8)




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)
Idaho 780 1.18 3.09 (4) $21,550
Nebraska 1,070 1.11 2.89 (4) $26,980
Iowa 1,400 0.91 2.39 (4) $66,090
Arkansas 1,030 0.87 2.27 (4) $21,760
Mississippi 890 0.79 2.07 (4) $23,010




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 6,530 0.72 1.88 (4) $88,910
Washington 930 0.30 0.80 (4) $81,200
Iowa 1,400 0.91 2.39 (4) $66,090
California 3,130 0.20 0.51 (4) $60,870
Hawaii 140 0.22 0.57 (4) $60,280





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 1,810 0.27 0.72 (4) $62,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.34 0.88 (4) $50,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.33 0.87 (4) $25,870
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 800 0.78 2.04 (4) $38,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 790 0.59 1.54 (4) $25,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 790 1.79 4.69 (4) $90,120
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.68 1.79 (8) (8)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 750 2.12 5.56 (4) $94,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 590 0.31 0.81 (4) $37,920
Rochester, NY 570 1.12 2.92 (4) $89,570