Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.


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)
135,940 0.9 % $20.94 $43,550 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.26 $16.55 $20.84 $25.17 $28.27
Annual Wage (2) $29,660 $34,420 $43,350 $52,350 $58,810


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 48,820 0.91 $21.24 $44,180
State Government (OES Designation) 48,370 2.21 $20.07 $41,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,550 1.36 $22.98 $47,790
Individual and Family Services 1,990 0.12 $17.53 $36,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,350 0.02 $21.00 $43,680

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 (OES Designation) 48,370 2.21 $20.07 $41,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,550 1.36 $22.98 $47,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 48,820 0.91 $21.24 $44,180
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 660 0.41 $20.52 $42,680
Office Administrative Services 710 0.15 $18.32 $38,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 70 0.03 $24.90 $51,800
Activities Related to Real Estate 30 0.01 $23.50 $48,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,550 1.36 $22.98 $47,790
Home Health Care Services 180 0.01 $22.29 $46,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools 390 (7) $22.00 $45,760


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 25,640 1.61 1.66 $23.15 $48,160
Texas 12,350 1.05 1.09 $17.27 $35,930
New York 10,550 1.16 1.20 $23.04 $47,920
Pennsylvania 9,000 1.57 1.62 $22.93 $47,700
North Carolina 6,550 1.55 1.60 $18.01 $37,460




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 1,310 1.87 1.93 $14.70 $30,580
Alabama 3,240 1.69 1.75 $18.90 $39,300
California 25,640 1.61 1.66 $23.15 $48,160
Pennsylvania 9,000 1.57 1.62 $22.93 $47,700
North Carolina 6,550 1.55 1.60 $18.01 $37,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,130 0.68 0.70 $27.68 $57,570
District of Columbia 660 0.94 0.97 $27.49 $57,180
Rhode Island 440 0.93 0.96 $26.99 $56,130
Iowa 1,020 0.66 0.69 $26.12 $54,320
Alaska 500 1.54 1.59 $25.38 $52,790





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 8,300 1.97 2.03 $22.99 $47,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,210 0.79 0.82 $23.34 $48,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,520 2.58 2.67 $20.66 $42,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,880 3.24 3.34 $23.94 $49,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,870 1.12 1.16 $18.13 $37,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,290 1.65 1.71 $23.20 $48,250
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.44 1.48 $26.84 $55,830
Fresno, CA 2,160 6.16 6.36 $21.69 $45,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,910 1.06 1.09 $25.29 $52,590
Pittsburgh, PA 1,840 1.63 1.68 $22.24 $46,260