Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
140,590 3.1 % $21.45 $44,620 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.41 $16.95 $21.35 $25.51 $29.04
Annual Wage (2) $29,970 $35,270 $44,400 $53,060 $60,390


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) 49,120 0.90 $21.60 $44,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 46,580 2.13 $20.46 $42,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,440 1.35 $23.68 $49,260
Individual and Family Services 2,100 0.09 $18.04 $37,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,540 0.03 $20.99 $43,650

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) 46,580 2.13 $20.46 $42,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,440 1.35 $23.68 $49,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 49,120 0.90 $21.60 $44,920
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 510 0.31 $19.66 $40,890
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 510 0.15 $18.58 $38,650

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 60 0.03 $24.43 $50,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,440 1.35 $23.68 $49,260
Home Health Care Services 70 0.01 $23.47 $48,820
Elementary and Secondary Schools 340 (7) $22.96 $47,760
Employment Services 290 0.01 $22.30 $46,380


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 25,430 1.52 1.54 $23.58 $49,050
Texas 13,820 1.16 1.18 $18.06 $37,560
New York 10,810 1.17 1.19 $23.33 $48,530
Pennsylvania 9,040 1.56 1.58 $23.34 $48,560
North Carolina 6,630 1.54 1.56 $18.27 $38,000




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)
Alaska 540 1.71 1.73 $25.99 $54,060
Pennsylvania 9,040 1.56 1.58 $23.34 $48,560
North Carolina 6,630 1.54 1.56 $18.27 $38,000
California 25,430 1.52 1.54 $23.58 $49,050
Alabama 2,930 1.52 1.54 $19.68 $40,940




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 600 0.85 0.86 $29.30 $60,940
Connecticut 990 0.60 0.61 $28.82 $59,950
Rhode Island 480 1.00 1.01 $26.76 $55,660
Iowa 1,010 0.66 0.67 $26.71 $55,550
Alaska 540 1.71 1.73 $25.99 $54,060



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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 8,250 1.86 1.89 $23.50 $48,880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,970 0.74 0.75 $24.13 $50,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,550 2.47 2.51 $21.21 $44,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,010 3.33 3.37 $24.29 $50,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,910 1.11 1.13 $18.41 $38,290
Fresno, CA 2,390 6.42 6.51 $21.66 $45,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,260 1.58 1.60 $23.79 $49,480
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.29 1.31 $27.57 $57,350
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.45 1.47 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 1,870 1.65 1.67 $22.45 $46,690


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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)
Fresno, CA 2,390 6.42 6.51 $21.66 $45,050
Topeka, KS 630 5.79 5.87 $19.27 $40,070
Waco, TX 480 4.13 4.19 $18.14 $37,730
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 170 3.93 3.99 $27.29 $56,760
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 960 3.83 3.89 $21.78 $45,300
Altoona, PA 200 3.41 3.46 $21.54 $44,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,010 3.33 3.37 $24.29 $50,520
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 850 3.31 3.35 $22.89 $47,600
Salem, OR 470 2.83 2.87 $18.17 $37,790
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 110 2.65 2.69 $21.46 $44,640