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)
12,000 3.6 % $21.72 $45,170 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.20 $14.88 $20.36 $27.30 $34.27
Annual Wage (2) $23,300 $30,960 $42,350 $56,790 $71,280


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,370 1.23 $19.71 $41,000
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,190 0.27 $20.09 $41,790
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 390 0.08 $24.82 $51,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 380 0.02 $23.51 $48,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $24.09 $50,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 4,370 1.23 $19.71 $41,000
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 50 0.39 $23.21 $48,280
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,190 0.27 $20.09 $41,790
Specialized Design Services 270 0.19 $23.58 $49,050
Other Information Services 280 0.10 $25.98 $54,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 90 0.01 $31.23 $64,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $30.14 $62,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $29.44 $61,240
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.02 $28.00 $58,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $27.36 $56,910


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 1,590 0.10 1.13 $24.79 $51,570
Texas 1,170 0.10 1.17 $20.58 $42,800
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.19 2.21 $18.41 $38,290
New York 940 0.10 1.22 $25.21 $52,440
Florida 480 0.06 0.68 $17.41 $36,220




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)
Maine 130 0.21 2.51 $14.50 $30,170
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.19 2.21 $18.41 $38,290
Maryland 450 0.17 2.00 $26.07 $54,220
Oregon 300 0.16 1.92 $21.58 $44,880
New Hampshire 100 0.15 1.80 $18.54 $38,560




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 90 0.12 1.48 $30.82 $64,110
Massachusetts 430 0.12 1.44 $28.10 $58,440
Maryland 450 0.17 2.00 $26.07 $54,220
Colorado 170 0.07 0.78 $25.55 $53,140
New York 940 0.10 1.22 $25.21 $52,440



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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 740 0.11 1.32 $28.47 $59,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.12 1.44 $26.11 $54,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 1.84 $21.94 $45,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 1.39 $21.08 $43,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.98 $20.32 $42,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 290 0.28 3.31 $16.22 $33,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.22 2.65 $23.80 $49,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 250 0.09 1.12 $25.57 $53,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.51 $29.14 $60,610
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.75 $23.92 $49,750


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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)
Lancaster, PA 130 0.53 6.35 $17.20 $35,770
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 50 0.49 5.87 $21.05 $43,780
Salem, OR 50 0.33 3.89 $25.26 $52,550
Erie, PA 40 0.33 3.90 $18.45 $38,380
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 3.65 $29.02 $60,360
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 290 0.28 3.31 $16.22 $33,730
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.23 2.71 $17.99 $37,420
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.22 2.65 $23.80 $49,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.98 $20.32 $42,270
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 1.94 $16.77 $34,890


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.11 1.36 $29.98 $62,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.51 $29.14 $60,610
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 3.65 $29.02 $60,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 0.99 $28.63 $59,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.11 1.32 $28.47 $59,220
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 90 0.06 0.75 $28.44 $59,150
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $27.71 $57,640
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 0.88 $27.61 $57,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 1.00 $27.36 $56,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.11 1.35 $26.23 $54,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 $16.06 $33,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 $16.06 $33,410

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.11 $39,740
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.30 $16.06 $33,410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.37 $27,800


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018