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)
51,350 3.1 % $24.64 $51,260 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.20 $16.46 $22.17 $29.78 $39.91
Annual Wage (2) $25,370 $34,230 $46,120 $61,950 $83,010


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 18,720 2.76 $28.02 $58,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,590 0.13 $20.24 $42,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,170 0.10 $23.30 $48,470
Junior Colleges 2,190 0.29 $29.18 $60,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,940 0.06 $29.87 $62,130

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 18,720 2.76 $28.02 $58,280
Junior Colleges 2,190 0.29 $29.18 $60,690
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 430 0.28 $14.14 $29,420
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 280 0.18 $16.98 $35,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,590 0.13 $20.24 $42,090

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) 430 0.02 $37.29 $77,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 310 0.02 $36.43 $75,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,940 0.06 $29.87 $62,130
Junior Colleges 2,190 0.29 $29.18 $60,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $29.14 $60,620


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 7,890 0.49 1.35 $26.44 $55,000
Texas 4,030 0.34 0.94 $24.36 $50,670
Florida 2,770 0.34 0.92 $20.28 $42,170
New York 2,720 0.30 0.82 $26.53 $55,180
Virginia 2,400 0.64 1.75 $35.64 $74,130




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 1,270 0.92 2.53 $21.08 $43,840
Arizona 2,300 0.87 2.37 $23.43 $48,730
Oregon 1,430 0.80 2.19 $20.00 $41,610
Nebraska 680 0.70 1.93 $19.10 $39,720
District of Columbia 460 0.66 1.80 $42.43 $88,250




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 0.66 1.80 $42.43 $88,250
Virginia 2,400 0.64 1.75 $35.64 $74,130
New Jersey 790 0.20 0.54 $33.27 $69,190
Colorado 1,530 0.61 1.66 $32.46 $67,510
Maryland 890 0.34 0.92 $32.12 $66,800





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 2,230 0.34 0.93 $28.60 $59,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.83 2.27 $38.22 $79,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.39 1.07 $26.64 $55,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.53 1.45 $25.32 $52,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,360 0.70 1.91 $22.43 $46,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,170 0.65 1.77 $31.05 $64,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,170 1.03 2.81 $19.78 $41,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,130 0.59 1.62 $22.39 $46,570
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.00 2.73 $32.87 $68,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 940 0.67 1.84 $28.37 $59,010




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 2.43 6.66 $21.58 $44,890
Tucson, AZ 860 2.40 6.55 $24.63 $51,230
Columbus, GA-AL 200 1.74 4.77 $26.37 $54,840
Boulder, CO 240 1.38 3.77 $26.53 $55,180
Provo-Orem, UT 270 1.23 3.37 $23.69 $49,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,170 1.03 2.81 $19.78 $41,150
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 1.00 2.73 $21.35 $44,420
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.00 2.73 $32.87 $68,370
Leominster-Gardner, MA 50 0.94 2.57 $23.88 $49,670
Dayton, OH 350 0.94 2.58 $16.29 $33,880




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 450 0.78 2.13 $38.22 $79,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.83 2.27 $38.22 $79,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 0.42 1.16 $35.12 $73,050
Trenton, NJ 40 0.19 0.53 $33.81 $70,330
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.00 2.73 $32.87 $68,370
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 0.21 0.59 $31.26 $65,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,170 0.65 1.77 $31.05 $64,590
Austin-Round Rock, TX 400 0.42 1.14 $30.79 $64,050
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.30 0.81 $29.70 $61,770

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 1.47 $32.83 $68,290
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.85 $12.24 $25,450
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.97 $14.32 $29,780
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.10 3.01 $12.20 $25,380
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 0.87 $14.09 $29,310

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 80 1.10 3.01 $12.20 $25,380
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.95 2.61 $26.41 $54,930
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.77 2.11 $20.04 $41,690
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.85 $12.24 $25,450
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 1.58 $14.71 $30,590

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 1.47 $32.83 $68,290
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.95 2.61 $26.41 $54,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.80 $24.92 $51,830
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.30 0.82 $22.41 $46,600
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.62 $21.05 $43,780


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.

(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