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)
56,660 0.3 % $28.43 $59,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.26 $19.56 $25.54 $35.41 $48.07
Annual Wage (2) $31,730 $40,680 $53,130 $73,650 $99,990


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) 23,760 1.17 $33.27 $69,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,500 0.98 $25.88 $53,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,410 0.21 $23.16 $48,170

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) 23,760 1.17 $33.27 $69,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,500 0.98 $25.88 $53,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,410 0.21 $23.16 $48,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 23,760 1.17 $33.27 $69,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,500 0.98 $25.88 $53,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,410 0.21 $23.16 $48,170


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 8,840 0.53 1.33 $30.35 $63,130
New York 5,020 0.55 1.37 $33.00 $68,640
Texas 4,060 0.34 0.86 $27.62 $57,450
Florida 3,770 0.45 1.13 $21.92 $45,600
Pennsylvania 3,400 0.59 1.48 $23.95 $49,820




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)
Utah 1,770 1.25 3.15 $24.29 $50,510
Kentucky 1,780 0.95 2.39 $23.15 $48,160
Missouri 2,110 0.76 1.90 $21.65 $45,030
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.75 $34.53 $71,830
Connecticut 990 0.60 1.51 $40.35 $83,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.58 $41.06 $85,390
Connecticut 990 0.60 1.51 $40.35 $83,920
Illinois 1,400 0.24 0.60 $38.39 $79,850
New Jersey 1,460 0.36 0.92 $37.16 $77,290
Arizona 360 0.13 0.34 $36.73 $76,390



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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,310 3.45 8.68 $26.27 $54,650
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,190 2.19 5.52 $21.77 $45,290
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.28 0.71 $40.09 $83,380
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,650 6.60 16.61 $23.59 $49,060
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,560 1.48 3.73 $21.59 $44,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.69 4.25 $26.79 $55,710
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,520 1.44 3.62 $26.86 $55,870
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,510 3.38 8.50 $28.59 $59,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,490 0.57 1.43 $25.89 $53,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 0.70 $38.95 $81,020


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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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,650 6.60 16.61 $23.59 $49,060
Tallahassee, FL 710 4.20 10.56 $15.91 $33,100
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 400 3.62 9.11 $26.68 $55,490
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,310 3.45 8.68 $26.27 $54,650
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,510 3.38 8.50 $28.59 $59,460
Montgomery, AL 370 2.27 5.71 $28.75 $59,800
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,190 2.19 5.52 $21.77 $45,290
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 650 2.01 5.06 $22.83 $47,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.69 4.25 $26.79 $55,710
Ocala, FL 160 1.62 4.06 $16.77 $34,890


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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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.60 1.51 $46.78 $97,290
Waterbury, CT 70 0.97 2.43 $45.60 $94,840
New Haven, CT 80 0.28 0.70 $45.10 $93,810
Anchorage, AK 60 0.32 0.80 $45.02 $93,640
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 0.61 $43.81 $91,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.21 0.52 $43.35 $90,170
Stockton-Lodi, CA 30 0.14 0.35 $43.35 $90,160
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 0.26 $43.32 $90,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 800 0.22 0.55 $43.19 $89,830
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.22 $42.86 $89,140

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 350 1.94 4.88 $17.84 $37,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.89 2.23 $23.72 $49,350
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 2.44 $18.71 $38,910
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.81 2.03 $16.37 $34,060
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 1.98 $9.28 $19,310

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 350 1.94 4.88 $17.84 $37,110
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 2.44 $18.71 $38,910
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 2.35 $26.29 $54,680
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 2.24 $12.79 $26,600
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.89 2.23 $23.72 $49,350

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.69 $27.91 $58,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 0.80 $27.10 $56,370
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.64 $26.48 $55,080
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 2.35 $26.29 $54,680
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 1.51 $26.13 $54,350


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