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)
97,170 1.7 % $31.77 $66,080 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.31 $19.46 $27.51 $38.21 $53.66
Annual Wage (2) $29,760 $40,480 $57,210 $79,490 $111,610


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 49,830 13.18 $30.88 $64,220
Other Information Services 7,490 2.93 $32.77 $68,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,690 0.12 $29.79 $61,950
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,540 1.61 $28.60 $59,480
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,420 0.80 $34.06 $70,850

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 49,830 13.18 $30.88 $64,220
Other Information Services 7,490 2.93 $32.77 $68,160
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,540 1.61 $28.60 $59,480
Sound Recording Industries 230 1.34 $33.94 $70,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 620 1.10 $37.98 $78,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 180 0.04 $52.60 $109,410
Other Financial Investment Activities 170 0.04 $48.66 $101,200
Legal Services 50 (7) $43.28 $90,010
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 240 0.06 $41.59 $86,500
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 140 0.05 $39.37 $81,880


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 19,890 2.19 3.16 $37.68 $78,370
California 10,880 0.68 0.98 $37.42 $77,830
Texas 5,290 0.45 0.65 $27.25 $56,690
Illinois 4,700 0.80 1.15 $28.99 $60,300
Florida 4,340 0.53 0.76 $31.83 $66,200




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 3,000 4.27 6.18 $42.24 $87,860
New York 19,890 2.19 3.16 $37.68 $78,370
Minnesota 2,880 1.02 1.48 $28.43 $59,140
Massachusetts 3,430 0.99 1.43 $38.41 $79,890
Vermont 300 0.97 1.41 $24.91 $51,820




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 3,000 4.27 6.18 $42.24 $87,860
New Jersey 2,800 0.71 1.02 $38.68 $80,450
Massachusetts 3,430 0.99 1.43 $38.41 $79,890
New York 19,890 2.19 3.16 $37.68 $78,370
California 10,880 0.68 0.98 $37.42 $77,830





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 18,100 2.75 3.97 $38.75 $80,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.06 2.98 $40.12 $83,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,570 1.08 1.56 $39.45 $82,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,620 0.99 1.44 $29.88 $62,160
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,690 1.49 2.16 $39.95 $83,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,440 1.28 1.85 $29.35 $61,040
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.49 2.16 $43.05 $89,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,490 0.58 0.84 $24.41 $50,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.51 0.74 $27.65 $57,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.77 1.12 $30.19 $62,800




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)
Charlottesville, VA 510 4.67 6.75 $29.09 $60,500
Glens Falls, NY 220 4.34 6.27 $16.87 $35,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,100 2.75 3.97 $38.75 $80,610
Ithaca, NY 110 2.13 3.07 $29.58 $61,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.06 2.98 $40.12 $83,450
Boulder, CO 330 1.88 2.72 $35.70 $74,250
Madison, WI 600 1.56 2.26 $21.59 $44,910
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 880 1.51 2.18 $32.90 $68,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,690 1.49 2.16 $39.95 $83,090
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.49 2.16 $43.05 $89,540