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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

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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)
137,830 3.6 % $22.34 $46,480 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.17 $17.77 $22.12 $26.53 $29.89
Annual Wage (2) $31,550 $36,970 $46,020 $55,180 $62,180


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,190 0.88 $22.47 $46,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 44,430 2.04 $21.24 $44,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,090 1.35 $24.28 $50,510
Individual and Family Services 2,350 0.10 $18.50 $38,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,340 0.02 $21.02 $43,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 44,430 2.04 $21.24 $44,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,090 1.35 $24.28 $50,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,190 0.88 $22.47 $46,740
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 570 0.33 $19.66 $40,890
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 430 0.13 $19.62 $40,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 270 (7) $24.58 $51,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,090 1.35 $24.28 $50,510
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.03 $24.27 $50,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,190 0.88 $22.47 $46,740
Grantmaking and Giving Services 60 0.04 $22.44 $46,680


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 21,980 1.29 1.36 $25.58 $53,200
New York 12,090 1.29 1.35 $23.77 $49,440
Texas 10,110 0.83 0.88 $19.83 $41,240
Pennsylvania 8,580 1.47 1.54 $24.31 $50,570
North Carolina 6,840 1.56 1.64 $18.42 $38,310




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)
West Virginia 1,400 2.01 2.11 $13.77 $28,640
Alaska 500 1.58 1.66 $26.65 $55,430
North Carolina 6,840 1.56 1.64 $18.42 $38,310
Alabama 2,910 1.49 1.57 $20.01 $41,620
Pennsylvania 8,580 1.47 1.54 $24.31 $50,570




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 570 0.80 0.84 $29.95 $62,300
Connecticut 1,020 0.62 0.65 $28.51 $59,290
Iowa 1,000 0.65 0.68 $26.99 $56,150
Alaska 500 1.58 1.66 $26.65 $55,430
Rhode Island 570 1.19 1.25 $26.40 $54,910





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 7,860 0.83 0.87 $24.88 $51,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,420 1.21 1.27 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,610 1.27 1.33 $24.82 $51,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,910 1.95 2.04 $23.16 $48,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,790 1.04 1.09 $19.47 $40,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,260 0.82 0.86 $25.75 $53,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,220 1.52 1.59 $24.42 $50,790
Fresno, CA 2,180 5.80 6.09 $22.89 $47,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,050 0.58 0.60 $20.84 $43,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,950 0.81 0.85 $32.58 $67,760