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)
Wage RSE (3)
54,550 1.0 % $37.83 $78,680 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.82 $28.93 $36.17 $45.56 $54.68
Annual Wage (2) $49,540 $60,170 $75,240 $94,770 $113,740


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) 10,850 0.54 $40.20 $83,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,990 0.11 $35.30 $73,420
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,930 0.27 $32.03 $66,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,340 0.14 $33.32 $69,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,370 0.14 $39.40 $81,960

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) 10,850 0.54 $40.20 $83,620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,760 0.44 $44.37 $92,290
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,930 0.27 $32.03 $66,630
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.26 $39.93 $83,050
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.20 $44.49 $92,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 60 0.02 $48.37 $100,610
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 210 0.07 $46.67 $97,070
Legal Services 70 0.01 $44.65 $92,880
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.20 $44.49 $92,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,760 0.44 $44.37 $92,290


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 7,090 0.42 1.11 $42.02 $87,400
Texas 4,770 0.40 1.05 $39.03 $81,190
Virginia 3,620 0.96 2.50 $42.95 $89,330
New York 3,320 0.36 0.94 $37.19 $77,360
Florida 2,810 0.33 0.87 $33.39 $69,450




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 2,040 2.88 7.52 $47.04 $97,840
Alaska 320 1.01 2.63 $38.42 $79,920
Virginia 3,620 0.96 2.50 $42.95 $89,330
Maryland 2,350 0.88 2.31 $41.34 $86,000
New Mexico 600 0.75 1.96 $35.96 $74,790




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 2,040 2.88 7.52 $47.04 $97,840
Virginia 3,620 0.96 2.50 $42.95 $89,330
California 7,090 0.42 1.11 $42.02 $87,400
Maryland 2,350 0.88 2.31 $41.34 $86,000
Rhode Island 130 0.28 0.73 $40.74 $84,740



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.83 4.77 $47.02 $97,790
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,490 0.37 0.97 $38.33 $79,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.41 1.08 $44.61 $92,790
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,290 0.95 2.48 $38.50 $80,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,150 0.63 1.64 $38.93 $80,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.43 1.13 $43.27 $89,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,080 0.37 0.96 $44.63 $92,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.26 0.69 $36.79 $76,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 940 0.36 0.94 $36.55 $76,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 820 0.82 2.13 $36.48 $75,880


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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)
Ithaca, NY 140 2.88 7.51 $32.99 $68,610
Carson City, NV 50 1.91 4.98 $33.56 $69,800
Huntsville, AL 420 1.88 4.90 $44.25 $92,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.83 4.77 $47.02 $97,790
Hinesville, GA 30 1.83 4.78 $33.96 $70,630
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 60 1.82 4.75 $36.04 $74,960
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 90 1.66 4.34 $34.55 $71,860
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.64 4.29 $36.76 $76,460
Fayetteville, NC 200 1.58 4.14 $38.75 $80,590
Salem, OR 250 1.51 3.95 $37.15 $77,280


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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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.46 1.20 $47.73 $99,280
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.29 0.77 $47.56 $98,930
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.46 1.20 $47.41 $98,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.22 0.59 $47.32 $98,420
Boulder, CO 80 0.45 1.17 $47.15 $98,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.83 4.77 $47.02 $97,790
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 650 1.11 2.91 $46.88 $97,510
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.51 1.32 $46.56 $96,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 470 0.43 1.13 $46.05 $95,780
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.29 0.77 $45.05 $93,700

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.32 8.67 $24.00 $49,920
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 10.08 26.33 $42.29 $87,970
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.07 2.81 $29.65 $61,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.48 1.24 $29.93 $62,240
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 1.88 $29.02 $60,370

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)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 10.08 26.33 $42.29 $87,970
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 590 3.32 8.67 $24.00 $49,920
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.78 4.66 $43.02 $89,480
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.07 2.81 $29.65 $61,680
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.83 2.18 $25.54 $53,130

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.78 4.66 $43.02 $89,480
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 10.08 26.33 $42.29 $87,970
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 2.03 $35.29 $73,400
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.59 $33.90 $70,510
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.02 $33.64 $69,980


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.

(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