Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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National estimates for this occupation
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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)
52,810 1.1 % $38.38 $79,830 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.97 $29.19 $36.65 $46.27 $55.91
Annual Wage (2) $49,860 $60,720 $76,220 $96,250 $116,300


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) 10,620 0.53 $41.00 $85,270
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,720 0.26 $32.66 $67,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,640 0.10 $35.86 $74,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,210 0.14 $33.64 $69,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,990 0.13 $39.72 $82,620

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) 10,620 0.53 $41.00 $85,270
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,560 0.38 $46.03 $95,750
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.31 $39.12 $81,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,720 0.26 $32.66 $67,940
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 160 0.19 $44.62 $92,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 170 0.06 $48.61 $101,100
Software Publishers 130 0.03 $47.55 $98,910
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.10 $46.73 $97,200
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 180 0.05 $46.35 $96,410
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,560 0.38 $46.03 $95,750


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 6,870 0.40 1.11 $43.65 $90,780
Texas 4,370 0.36 0.99 $37.45 $77,900
Virginia 3,730 0.97 2.66 $43.75 $91,000
Florida 3,200 0.37 1.02 $35.22 $73,270
New York 3,150 0.34 0.92 $37.76 $78,540




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 1,860 2.60 7.14 $48.32 $100,510
Alaska 310 0.99 2.71 $38.29 $79,650
Virginia 3,730 0.97 2.66 $43.75 $91,000
Maryland 2,300 0.86 2.35 $43.24 $89,940
New Mexico 590 0.73 2.00 $36.96 $76,880




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 1,860 2.60 7.14 $48.32 $100,510
Virginia 3,730 0.97 2.66 $43.75 $91,000
California 6,870 0.40 1.11 $43.65 $90,780
Maryland 2,300 0.86 2.35 $43.24 $89,940
Massachusetts 1,710 0.48 1.31 $41.02 $85,320





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 5,210 1.66 4.55 $47.78 $99,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,440 0.36 0.99 $40.18 $83,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,630 0.43 1.18 $46.53 $96,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,420 0.40 1.09 $39.37 $81,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,240 0.45 1.23 $41.87 $87,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,220 0.89 2.44 $40.27 $83,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,200 0.45 1.23 $33.81 $70,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,130 0.24 0.67 $36.62 $76,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,000 0.39 1.06 $35.45 $73,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 930 0.31 0.86 $42.24 $87,850




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)
Huntsville, AL 510 2.23 6.12 $44.35 $92,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,210 1.66 4.55 $47.78 $99,390
Carson City, NV 50 1.63 4.47 $32.95 $68,530
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.56 4.28 $36.29 $75,480
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 80 1.52 4.17 $35.19 $73,190
Salem, OR 250 1.48 4.07 $37.34 $77,680
Fayetteville, NC 190 1.47 4.01 $39.55 $82,260
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 150 1.35 3.69 $34.94 $72,670
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 150 1.29 3.52 $34.56 $71,890
Trenton, NJ 290 1.27 3.47 $37.96 $78,960