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)
96,890 1.6 % $32.80 $68,230 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.82 $20.16 $28.25 $38.92 $55.03
Annual Wage (2) $30,830 $41,930 $58,770 $80,950 $114,460


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 47,540 13.41 $31.61 $65,750
Other Information Services 7,910 2.86 $35.36 $73,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,150 1.92 $31.10 $64,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,650 0.12 $30.20 $62,820
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,460 0.70 $40.39 $84,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 47,540 13.41 $31.61 $65,750
Other Information Services 7,910 2.86 $35.36 $73,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,150 1.92 $31.10 $64,690
Sound Recording Industries 290 1.74 $34.83 $72,440
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 900 1.68 $36.24 $75,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 370 0.04 $49.42 $102,790
Legal Services 70 0.01 $44.85 $93,280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 220 0.06 $41.40 $86,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $40.58 $84,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,460 0.70 $40.39 $84,010


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 19,160 2.08 3.06 $39.31 $81,760
California 10,940 0.66 0.96 $38.06 $79,170
Texas 5,710 0.48 0.71 (8) (8)
Florida 4,540 0.54 0.79 $29.38 $61,120
Illinois 4,220 0.71 1.05 $28.61 $59,510




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 3,260 4.60 6.77 $42.18 $87,740
New York 19,160 2.08 3.06 $39.31 $81,760
Virginia 3,590 0.95 1.39 $34.21 $71,160
Vermont 290 0.95 1.40 $24.05 $50,030
Massachusetts 3,140 0.89 1.31 $40.21 $83,640




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 3,260 4.60 6.77 $42.18 $87,740
Massachusetts 3,140 0.89 1.31 $40.21 $83,640
New York 19,160 2.08 3.06 $39.31 $81,760
California 10,940 0.66 0.96 $38.06 $79,170
New Jersey 2,920 0.73 1.07 $36.35 $75,610



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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 17,600 2.63 3.87 $40.58 $84,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,500 2.18 3.21 $40.22 $83,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.03 1.51 $40.39 $84,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.90 1.33 $29.62 $61,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,310 1.26 1.85 $42.73 $88,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,150 1.11 1.63 $27.29 $56,760
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.46 2.15 $44.84 $93,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,490 0.51 0.75 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,470 0.56 0.82 $23.64 $49,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.81 1.19 $32.84 $68,320


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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)
Glens Falls, NY 240 4.57 6.72 $16.44 $34,200
Charlottesville, VA 500 4.48 6.59 $27.26 $56,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,600 2.63 3.87 $40.58 $84,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,500 2.18 3.21 $40.22 $83,670
Ithaca, NY 100 1.91 2.81 $28.39 $59,040
Boulder, CO 300 1.70 2.51 $30.52 $63,480
Lawrence, KS 80 1.63 2.40 $24.44 $50,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 450 1.49 2.20 $27.15 $56,470
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 170 1.46 2.14 $42.50 $88,390
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.46 2.15 $44.84 $93,260


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.46 2.15 $44.84 $93,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,310 1.26 1.85 $42.73 $88,880
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 170 1.46 2.14 $42.50 $88,390
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,600 2.63 3.87 $40.58 $84,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.03 1.51 $40.39 $84,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,500 2.18 3.21 $40.22 $83,670
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 100 0.28 0.42 $39.79 $82,760
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.54 0.80 $39.76 $82,700
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 90 0.58 0.85 $39.22 $81,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 690 0.63 0.93 $39.10 $81,320

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.04 1.54 $19.00 $39,510
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.58 0.86 $15.93 $33,130
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 1.18 $18.76 $39,030
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 0.72 $20.27 $42,160
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.53 $24.27 $50,480

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)
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.50 2.21 $26.43 $54,970
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 1.66 $20.26 $42,140
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 1.57 $28.24 $58,740
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.04 1.53 $19.58 $40,720
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.04 1.54 $19.00 $39,510

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.32 $29.77 $61,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 0.70 $29.34 $61,030
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 0.76 $28.99 $60,300
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.34 0.49 $28.36 $58,990
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 1.57 $28.24 $58,740


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.

(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