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)
95,750 1.6 % $33.41 $69,480 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.15 $20.52 $28.60 $39.50 $56.64
Annual Wage (2) $31,500 $42,690 $59,480 $82,160 $117,810


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 45,380 13.66 $31.68 $65,890
Other Information Services 8,200 2.77 $36.75 $76,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,580 2.12 $32.93 $68,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,730 0.12 $31.03 $64,550
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,460 0.71 $40.66 $84,580

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 45,380 13.66 $31.68 $65,890
Other Information Services 8,200 2.77 $36.75 $76,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,580 2.12 $32.93 $68,500
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 780 1.44 $36.29 $75,490
Sound Recording Industries 190 1.11 $33.37 $69,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 60 0.02 $48.66 $101,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 480 0.05 $48.24 $100,350
Legal Services 90 0.01 $45.95 $95,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.04 $42.60 $88,620
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $42.00 $87,360


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 19,140 2.04 3.08 $39.94 $83,070
California 11,060 0.65 0.98 $37.57 $78,150
Texas 5,490 0.45 0.68 $34.76 $72,300
Florida 4,190 0.49 0.74 $27.98 $58,200
Illinois 3,830 0.64 0.97 $30.09 $62,590




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 3,330 4.67 7.06 $43.13 $89,710
New York 19,140 2.04 3.08 $39.94 $83,070
Minnesota 2,700 0.94 1.43 $28.28 $58,820
Virginia 3,450 0.90 1.36 $34.93 $72,660
Massachusetts 3,160 0.89 1.34 $42.93 $89,280




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 3,330 4.67 7.06 $43.13 $89,710
Massachusetts 3,160 0.89 1.34 $42.93 $89,280
New York 19,140 2.04 3.08 $39.94 $83,070
Hawaii 380 0.59 0.89 $37.69 $78,390
California 11,060 0.65 0.98 $37.57 $78,150





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,730 2.08 3.14 $40.47 $84,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,260 2.00 3.02 $40.34 $83,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,410 0.88 1.34 $38.78 $80,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,210 0.69 1.04 $31.28 $65,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,840 1.03 1.56 $44.53 $92,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,520 1.04 1.57 $40.33 $83,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,390 1.22 1.85 $28.94 $60,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,890 0.66 1.00 $33.69 $70,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,580 0.44 0.67 $31.30 $65,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,560 0.58 0.88 $28.64 $59,580




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 4.50 6.80 $16.27 $33,840
Charlottesville, VA 450 3.96 5.99 $30.31 $63,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,730 2.08 3.14 $40.47 $84,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,260 2.00 3.02 $40.34 $83,900
Ithaca, NY 90 1.85 2.80 $28.55 $59,380
Boulder, CO 330 1.80 2.72 $29.46 $61,280
Ann Arbor, MI 330 1.53 2.31 $30.43 $63,300
Manhattan, KS 50 1.23 1.86 $14.60 $30,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,390 1.22 1.85 $28.94 $60,200
Lawrence, KS 60 1.21 1.83 $22.47 $46,730