Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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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)
3,040 4.8 % $31.91 $66,380 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.07 $19.55 $29.40 $41.20 $53.20
Annual Wage (2) $29,270 $40,670 $61,140 $85,700 $110,670


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) 670 0.03 $47.23 $98,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 650 0.01 $20.07 $41,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $25.69 $53,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $31.03 $64,540
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 190 0.01 $35.17 $73,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.07 $26.15 $54,400
Other Personal Services 170 0.05 $28.45 $59,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $31.03 $64,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $47.23 $98,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $25.69 $53,440

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) 670 0.03 $47.23 $98,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 100 0.01 $36.61 $76,150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 190 0.01 $35.17 $73,150
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $33.91 $70,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $31.03 $64,540


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 400 0.04 2.01 $15.69 $32,640
California 250 0.01 0.69 $42.68 $88,770
Utah 240 0.16 7.73 $33.80 $70,310
District of Columbia 210 0.30 14.13 $51.65 $107,440
Virginia 150 0.04 1.86 $38.69 $80,480




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 210 0.30 14.13 $51.65 $107,440
Utah 240 0.16 7.73 $33.80 $70,310
Mississippi 110 0.10 4.65 $19.76 $41,090
New Mexico 50 0.07 3.18 $34.52 $71,800
Virginia 150 0.04 1.86 $38.69 $80,480




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 210 0.30 14.13 $51.65 $107,440
California 250 0.01 0.69 $42.68 $88,770
Virginia 150 0.04 1.86 $38.69 $80,480
Colorado 50 0.02 0.84 $38.03 $79,100
New Jersey 80 0.02 0.97 $36.69 $76,320





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 360 0.12 5.51 $47.55 $98,910
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.18 8.47 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.44 $29.96 $62,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 1.06 $31.05 $64,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 1.07 $30.35 $63,120
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 7.44 $33.43 $69,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.10 4.96 $16.91 $35,180
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 4.24 $14.56 $30,280
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.45 $28.62 $59,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.87 $38.27 $79,600




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)
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.18 8.47 (8) (8)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 7.44 $33.43 $69,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 5.51 $47.55 $98,910
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.10 4.96 $16.91 $35,180
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 4.24 $14.56 $30,280
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 2.46 $30.12 $62,640
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.87 $38.27 $79,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 1.76 $38.24 $79,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 1.06 $31.05 $64,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 1.07 $30.35 $63,120




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $60.35 $125,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 0.12 5.51 $47.55 $98,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.74 $86,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.87 $38.27 $79,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 1.76 $38.24 $79,540
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 7.44 $33.43 $69,530
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $32.63 $67,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.57 $32.59 $67,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 1.06 $31.05 $64,570
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $30.54 $63,520

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 East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 17.11 $14.26 $29,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 10.28 $13.97 $29,060
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 11.68 $14.37 $29,880

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 East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 17.11 $14.26 $29,670
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 11.68 $14.37 $29,880
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 10.28 $13.97 $29,060

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 11.68 $14.37 $29,880
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 17.11 $14.26 $29,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 10.28 $13.97 $29,060


About May 2018 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019