Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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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)
5,760 4.0 % $26.24 $54,570 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.51 $18.34 $24.28 $32.01 $42.39
Annual Wage (2) $30,180 $38,150 $50,500 $66,590 $88,160


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 1,300 0.04 $26.50 $55,120
Other Information Services 820 0.32 $21.12 $43,940
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 810 0.51 $21.91 $45,580
State Government (OES Designation) 590 0.03 $24.65 $51,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $40.55 $84,340

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 0.51 $21.91 $45,580
Other Information Services 820 0.32 $21.12 $43,940
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $27.53 $57,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,300 0.04 $26.50 $55,120
State Government (OES Designation) 590 0.03 $24.65 $51,270

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) 470 0.02 $40.55 $84,340
Legal Services (8) (8) $33.69 $70,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $31.77 $66,080
Religious Organizations 50 0.03 $29.18 $60,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $28.82 $59,950


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 880 0.10 2.35 $26.15 $54,400
California 520 0.03 0.79 $27.30 $56,780
Texas 490 0.04 1.02 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 1.19 $21.05 $43,780
Maryland 270 0.10 2.51 $32.82 $68,280




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 180 0.26 6.28 $35.71 $74,270
Rhode Island 60 0.13 3.12 $31.04 $64,560
Vermont 40 0.12 2.89 $23.62 $49,140
New York 880 0.10 2.35 $26.15 $54,400
Maryland 270 0.10 2.51 $32.82 $68,280




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 180 0.26 6.28 $35.71 $74,270
Maryland 270 0.10 2.51 $32.82 $68,280
Connecticut 80 0.05 1.21 $31.08 $64,640
Rhode Island 60 0.13 3.12 $31.04 $64,560
Washington 160 0.05 1.29 $29.51 $61,390





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 730 0.11 2.68 $26.27 $54,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.14 3.39 $36.92 $76,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 1.73 $24.13 $50,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 1.27 $28.62 $59,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 2.31 $29.08 $60,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 3.00 $22.75 $47,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.73 $30.54 $63,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.53 $24.68 $51,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.24 $30.79 $64,040
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.62 $31.04 $64,560




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 40 0.26 6.45 $28.28 $58,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.14 3.39 $36.92 $76,800
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 40 0.14 3.31 $21.58 $44,890
Madison, WI 50 0.13 3.19 $23.26 $48,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 3.00 $22.75 $47,320
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.62 $31.04 $64,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 2.68 $26.27 $54,640
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.75 $25.66 $53,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 2.31 $29.08 $60,480
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 1.97 $29.65 $61,660




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 350 0.14 3.39 $36.92 $76,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.31 $75,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.69 $35.24 $73,300
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 2.62 $31.04 $64,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.24 $30.79 $64,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.73 $30.54 $63,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.57 $29.96 $62,320
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 1.97 $29.65 $61,660
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 1.08 $29.13 $60,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 2.31 $29.08 $60,480


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017