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)
118,840 1.3 % $15.48 $32,200 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $11.60 $14.48 $18.34 $23.24
Annual Wage (2) $20,290 $24,120 $30,120 $38,150 $48,340


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)
Legal Services 14,950 1.32 $15.24 $31,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,540 0.25 $17.73 $36,870
Offices of Physicians 12,090 0.47 $12.98 $26,990
Employment Services 8,070 0.22 $15.25 $31,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,000 0.13 $15.47 $32,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 14,950 1.32 $15.24 $31,690
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,920 0.63 $15.04 $31,290
Offices of Physicians 12,090 0.47 $12.98 $26,990
Office Administrative Services 2,050 0.42 $15.78 $32,830
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 150 0.33 $18.35 $38,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $26.33 $54,760
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.10 $23.36 $48,590
Telecommunications 1,160 0.15 $23.35 $48,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 230 0.06 $21.73 $45,200
Other Information Services 160 0.06 $20.79 $43,240


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 14,960 0.90 1.07 $16.00 $33,290
Florida 13,750 1.63 1.96 $15.01 $31,220
Texas 12,320 1.04 1.24 $15.90 $33,070
New York 8,160 0.89 1.06 $15.85 $32,970
New Jersey 7,750 1.93 2.32 $14.94 $31,080




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)
New Jersey 7,750 1.93 2.32 $14.94 $31,080
New Hampshire 1,170 1.81 2.17 $13.35 $27,760
Florida 13,750 1.63 1.96 $15.01 $31,220
Alaska 440 1.38 1.65 $15.10 $31,410
Delaware 540 1.21 1.45 $13.91 $28,940




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 510 0.72 0.87 $22.31 $46,410
Rhode Island 380 0.79 0.95 $19.69 $40,960
Washington 1,410 0.44 0.53 $18.02 $37,490
Maryland 1,830 0.69 0.82 $18.00 $37,440
Illinois 4,080 0.69 0.83 $17.67 $36,760



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,930 1.18 1.42 $16.06 $33,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,100 0.93 1.11 $16.22 $33,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,250 2.86 3.43 $16.16 $33,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.18 1.42 $17.55 $36,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,860 0.97 1.17 $17.91 $37,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.69 0.82 $18.57 $38,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,350 2.02 2.42 $15.77 $32,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,050 1.60 1.92 $14.93 $31,060
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.17 1.40 $16.91 $35,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,780 0.90 1.08 $15.66 $32,580


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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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 320 3.46 4.15 $13.86 $28,820
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,250 2.86 3.43 $16.16 $33,610
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.55 3.06 $13.65 $28,390
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,170 2.22 2.66 $13.25 $27,560
Homosassa Springs, FL 70 2.13 2.55 $13.23 $27,520
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,350 2.02 2.42 $15.77 $32,790
Lubbock, TX 290 2.02 2.43 $11.55 $24,020
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 2.01 2.41 $11.94 $24,830
Binghamton, NY 200 2.01 2.41 $12.57 $26,150
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 1.91 2.29 $13.47 $28,010