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)
6,080 6.0 % $26.67 $55,470 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.97 $18.07 $24.88 $33.36 $43.13
Annual Wage (2) $31,140 $37,590 $51,760 $69,380 $89,710


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,210 0.04 $26.75 $55,630
Other Information Services 1,070 0.39 $23.09 $48,030
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 810 0.50 $22.61 $47,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $24.85 $51,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $40.94 $85,160

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 810 0.50 $22.61 $47,040
Other Information Services 1,070 0.39 $23.09 $48,030
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $25.66 $53,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,210 0.04 $26.75 $55,630
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $24.85 $51,690

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) 500 0.02 $40.94 $85,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $32.31 $67,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $32.24 $67,060
Legal Services (8) (8) $32.03 $66,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $29.24 $60,810


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 1,190 0.13 3.02 $26.06 $54,200
California 480 0.03 0.68 $28.74 $59,770
Texas 480 0.04 0.94 (8) (8)
Maryland 340 0.13 2.97 $33.10 $68,850
Illinois 250 0.04 1.00 $29.20 $60,730




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 200 0.28 6.68 $34.63 $72,020
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.94 $31.03 $64,540
New York 1,190 0.13 3.02 $26.06 $54,200
Maryland 340 0.13 2.97 $33.10 $68,850
Vermont 30 0.11 2.64 (8) (8)




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 200 0.28 6.68 $34.63 $72,020
Maryland 340 0.13 2.97 $33.10 $68,850
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $31.37 $65,250
Rhode Island 60 0.13 2.94 $31.03 $64,540
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.58 $30.60 $63,650



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.15 3.52 $26.08 $54,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 3.56 $36.99 $76,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.06 1.37 $25.30 $52,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 1.19 $30.05 $62,510
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.80 $31.03 $64,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 2.65 $24.56 $51,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.59 $25.72 $53,500
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 3.33 $29.22 $60,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.63 $32.17 $66,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 1.05 $28.34 $58,950


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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)
Montgomery, AL 50 0.29 6.75 $26.98 $56,120
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.16 3.85 $33.30 $69,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 3.56 $36.99 $76,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.15 3.52 $26.08 $54,240
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 3.33 $29.22 $60,770
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.46 $31.03 $64,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 2.65 $24.56 $51,090
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.66 $26.87 $55,880
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 40 0.10 2.45 $22.37 $46,520
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.80 $31.03 $64,540


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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.20 $81,540
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.70 $37.60 $78,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 3.56 $36.99 $76,930
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.64 $72,050
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.16 3.85 $33.30 $69,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.63 $32.17 $66,910
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.46 $31.03 $64,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.80 $31.03 $64,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 1.19 $30.05 $62,510
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 1.00 $29.40 $61,150


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