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)
3,060 4.7 % $30.88 $64,220 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.72 $18.57 $28.42 $40.47 $51.60
Annual Wage (2) $28,540 $38,620 $59,120 $84,180 $107,330


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $19.46 $40,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $46.29 $96,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $26.24 $54,580
Other Personal Services 230 0.07 $27.18 $56,530
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $28.84 $60,000

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 130 0.08 $23.89 $49,690
Other Personal Services 230 0.07 $27.18 $56,530
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $28.84 $60,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $46.29 $96,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $26.24 $54,580

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) 690 0.03 $46.29 $96,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $36.44 $75,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $35.43 $73,690
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $32.16 $66,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $29.98 $62,350


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 460 0.05 2.33 $15.79 $32,840
Utah 260 0.18 8.51 $31.37 $65,250
California 220 0.01 0.62 $41.20 $85,690
District of Columbia 220 0.31 14.40 $51.25 $106,610
Virginia 170 0.04 2.04 $35.66 $74,160




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 220 0.31 14.40 $51.25 $106,610
Utah 260 0.18 8.51 $31.37 $65,250
Mississippi 110 0.10 4.45 $20.25 $42,120
New York 460 0.05 2.33 $15.79 $32,840
New Mexico 40 0.05 2.20 $36.59 $76,100




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 220 0.31 14.40 $51.25 $106,610
California 220 0.01 0.62 $41.20 $85,690
Maryland 110 0.04 1.88 $38.13 $79,310
New Mexico 40 0.05 2.20 $36.59 $76,100
Colorado 50 0.02 0.83 $36.48 $75,870



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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 320 0.13 5.89 $48.54 $100,970
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 8.85 $31.30 $65,100
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.54 $30.50 $63,440
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 5.56 $36.60 $76,120
Rochester, NY 50 0.11 4.95 $14.30 $29,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.59 $34.24 $71,220
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.97 $22.37 $46,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 4.45 $17.09 $35,550
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 2.79 $24.82 $51,640
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.63 $27.75 $57,710


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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)
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 8.85 $31.30 $65,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 5.89 $48.54 $100,970
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 5.56 $36.60 $76,120
Rochester, NY 50 0.11 4.95 $14.30 $29,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 4.45 $17.09 $35,550
Richmond, VA 40 0.06 2.79 $24.82 $51,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 2.10 $32.80 $68,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.67 $40.55 $84,340
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 1.97 $22.37 $46,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.03 1.48 $37.13 $77,240


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 5.89 $48.54 $100,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 1.67 $40.55 $84,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.98 $81,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.41 $37.55 $78,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.03 1.48 $37.13 $77,240
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 5.56 $36.60 $76,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.59 $34.24 $71,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 2.10 $32.80 $68,210
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $32.00 $66,560
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 8.85 $31.30 $65,100

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 23.32 $13.85 $28,810
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 17.74 $13.93 $28,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 10.85 $13.77 $28,640

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 23.32 $13.85 $28,810
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 17.74 $13.93 $28,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 10.85 $13.77 $28,640

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 60 0.38 17.74 $13.93 $28,970
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 23.32 $13.85 $28,810
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 10.85 $13.77 $28,640


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 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