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)
130,950 1.3 % $15.03 $31,260 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.53 $11.14 $13.99 $17.85 $22.79
Annual Wage (2) $19,830 $23,170 $29,090 $37,130 $47,410


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)
Offices of Physicians 16,520 0.66 $12.68 $26,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,880 0.26 $17.23 $35,830
Legal Services 13,670 1.22 $15.19 $31,590
Employment Services 10,600 0.29 $14.94 $31,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,080 0.15 $15.02 $31,240

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 13,670 1.22 $15.19 $31,590
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 2,280 0.77 $17.64 $36,680
Offices of Physicians 16,520 0.66 $12.68 $26,380
Office Administrative Services 2,280 0.47 $15.39 $32,010
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 150 0.36 $17.80 $37,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 950 0.17 $23.94 $49,800
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.10 $23.22 $48,290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 250 0.06 $22.44 $46,680
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $21.14 $43,970
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 60 0.02 $20.53 $42,710


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 18,550 1.16 1.25 $15.57 $32,380
Florida 15,590 1.90 2.03 $14.52 $30,210
Texas 12,900 1.10 1.18 $15.77 $32,810
New York 9,810 1.08 1.16 $15.02 $31,250
New Jersey 7,350 1.86 1.99 $14.47 $30,090




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)
Florida 15,590 1.90 2.03 $14.52 $30,210
New Jersey 7,350 1.86 1.99 $14.47 $30,090
New Hampshire 960 1.48 1.59 $12.65 $26,320
Missouri 3,620 1.31 1.41 $17.52 $36,450
Alaska 420 1.29 1.38 $15.75 $32,760




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 590 0.84 0.90 $21.85 $45,450
Missouri 3,620 1.31 1.41 $17.52 $36,450
Washington 1,700 0.56 0.60 $16.87 $35,090
Massachusetts 2,060 0.60 0.64 $16.82 $34,980
Oregon 1,480 0.83 0.89 $16.80 $34,930





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 8,980 1.36 1.46 $15.30 $31,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,970 1.18 1.26 $15.54 $32,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,260 1.34 1.44 $17.23 $35,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.72 2.91 $15.84 $32,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,900 0.99 1.06 $17.98 $37,390
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,500 1.60 1.72 $15.83 $32,920
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,310 1.83 1.96 $14.29 $29,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.61 0.65 $17.87 $37,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,120 1.09 1.17 $16.54 $34,400
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,090 1.81 1.94 $15.47 $32,180