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)
53,150 3.2 % $24.90 $51,790 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.32 $16.65 $22.69 $30.38 $39.56
Annual Wage (2) $25,620 $34,620 $47,190 $63,180 $82,290


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)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 20,350 2.91 $26.69 $55,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,920 0.12 $20.86 $43,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,310 0.10 $23.84 $49,590
Junior Colleges 2,090 0.28 $30.27 $62,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,050 0.04 $23.40 $48,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 20,350 2.91 $26.69 $55,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 510 0.31 $13.80 $28,710
Junior Colleges 2,090 0.28 $30.27 $62,950
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 350 0.21 $16.73 $34,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,920 0.12 $20.86 $43,380

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) 420 0.02 $38.53 $80,130
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $35.66 $74,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 310 0.02 $34.79 $72,370
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $34.73 $72,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,030 0.07 $33.35 $69,370


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)
California 8,670 0.52 1.39 $26.70 $55,540
Texas 4,850 0.41 1.09 $24.81 $51,600
Florida 3,110 0.37 0.99 $20.85 $43,370
New York 2,700 0.29 0.79 $31.38 $65,270
Arizona 2,550 0.94 2.53 $19.88 $41,340




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)
Utah 1,760 1.25 3.35 $21.16 $44,020
Arizona 2,550 0.94 2.53 $19.88 $41,340
Nebraska 680 0.70 1.87 $19.24 $40,030
New Mexico 520 0.65 1.74 $26.66 $55,460
District of Columbia 460 0.65 1.73 $44.43 $92,420




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 460 0.65 1.73 $44.43 $92,420
New Jersey 500 0.13 0.34 $35.23 $73,270
Colorado 1,380 0.54 1.45 $32.91 $68,440
Virginia 2,170 0.57 1.53 $32.16 $66,890
Maryland 970 0.36 0.98 $31.52 $65,560



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.47 1.25 $25.93 $53,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.29 0.76 $35.29 $73,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.73 1.94 $34.54 $71,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,670 0.57 1.53 $24.23 $50,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,210 0.61 1.64 $19.25 $40,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.96 2.57 $34.00 $70,710
Salt Lake City, UT 1,050 1.51 4.04 $21.01 $43,690
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.55 1.47 $27.51 $57,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.51 1.37 $24.71 $51,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 920 0.25 0.68 $23.56 $49,010


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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)
Harrisonburg, VA 150 2.41 6.46 $21.77 $45,290
Salt Lake City, UT 1,050 1.51 4.04 $21.01 $43,690
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 150 1.21 3.25 $20.85 $43,370
Provo-Orem, UT 250 1.09 2.92 $24.08 $50,080
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.08 2.90 $16.83 $35,000
Grand Island, NE 40 1.05 2.83 $11.29 $23,490
Leominster-Gardner, MA 50 1.01 2.70 $25.35 $52,720
Waterbury, CT 70 1.00 2.68 $19.34 $40,220
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 70 0.98 2.63 $19.66 $40,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.96 2.57 $34.00 $70,710


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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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 410 0.71 1.90 $38.23 $79,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.29 0.76 $35.29 $73,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.73 1.94 $34.54 $71,850
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.96 2.57 $34.00 $70,710
Austin-Round Rock, TX 690 0.69 1.86 $33.36 $69,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 540 0.40 1.07 $32.78 $68,170
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $68,110
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.29 $67,170
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $31.98 $66,510
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.54 1.45 $31.57 $65,660

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.43 $32.28 $67,130
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 0.98 $14.74 $30,650
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 0.92 $17.75 $36,910
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 0.77 $15.28 $31,780
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 2.53 $12.38 $25,750

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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 2.53 $12.38 $25,750
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 2.38 $25.59 $53,230
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 1.68 $15.31 $31,850
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.43 $32.28 $67,130
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.24 $14.50 $30,150

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.43 $32.28 $67,130
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.88 $28.37 $59,000
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 2.38 $25.59 $53,230
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.60 $23.13 $48,120
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.42 $23.06 $47,960


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