Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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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)
54,700 1.1 % $37.10 $77,170 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.22 $28.30 $35.50 $44.66 $53.58
Annual Wage (2) $48,300 $58,860 $73,840 $92,890 $111,460


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,820 0.53 $39.23 $81,610
State Government (OES Designation) 6,040 0.28 $31.63 $65,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,850 0.11 $34.61 $71,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,900 0.16 $32.53 $67,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,690 0.16 $39.47 $82,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,820 0.53 $39.23 $81,610
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,760 0.45 $42.83 $89,090
State Government (OES Designation) 6,040 0.28 $31.63 $65,800
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.25 $37.36 $77,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 930 0.19 $40.54 $84,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 40 0.01 $49.40 $102,740
Other Information Services 60 0.02 $47.52 $98,840
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 750 0.13 $45.69 $95,030
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 180 0.06 $45.09 $93,790
Software Publishers 110 0.03 $45.06 $93,710


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 7,080 0.44 1.14 $41.41 $86,140
Texas 4,930 0.42 1.08 $38.40 $79,870
Virginia 3,610 0.96 2.46 $41.84 $87,030
New York 3,430 0.38 0.97 $36.42 $75,760
Florida 2,910 0.35 0.91 $32.00 $66,560




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 1,960 2.79 7.15 $45.58 $94,820
Virginia 3,610 0.96 2.46 $41.84 $87,030
Alaska 290 0.91 2.34 $39.57 $82,300
Maryland 2,230 0.84 2.16 $40.73 $84,720
New Mexico 620 0.76 1.96 $34.81 $72,400




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 1,960 2.79 7.15 $45.58 $94,820
Virginia 3,610 0.96 2.46 $41.84 $87,030
California 7,080 0.44 1.14 $41.41 $86,140
Michigan 870 0.21 0.53 $40.85 $84,970
Maryland 2,230 0.84 2.16 $40.73 $84,720





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.82 4.68 $45.70 $95,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.41 1.05 $37.28 $77,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.45 1.16 $43.87 $91,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,350 0.75 1.92 $36.71 $76,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.43 1.10 $44.30 $92,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,260 0.94 2.40 $37.90 $78,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.41 1.05 $42.68 $88,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 910 0.25 0.64 $36.75 $76,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.35 0.91 $35.64 $74,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 840 0.86 2.21 $35.61 $74,070




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)
Hinesville, GA 40 2.36 6.06 $34.10 $70,920
Carson City, NV 50 1.89 4.84 $31.67 $65,860
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 100 1.84 4.73 $32.80 $68,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.82 4.68 $45.70 $95,060
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.81 4.63 $35.53 $73,890
Huntsville, AL 390 1.81 4.64 $42.22 $87,810
Fayetteville, NC 220 1.72 4.41 $37.11 $77,180
Salem, OR 250 1.58 4.04 $34.58 $71,930
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 160 1.55 3.97 $32.96 $68,550
Trenton, NJ 340 1.49 3.83 $35.44 $73,710