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)
11,430 5.3 % $19.06 $39,640 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $13.53 $17.77 $23.24 $29.10
Annual Wage (2) $21,660 $28,150 $36,960 $48,350 $60,530


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 3,030 0.80 $17.05 $35,460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,030 0.15 $21.72 $45,190
Employment Services 710 0.02 $22.34 $46,460
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 640 0.13 $21.30 $44,300
Motion Picture and Video Industries 610 0.14 $16.31 $33,910

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 3,030 0.80 $17.05 $35,460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,030 0.15 $21.72 $45,190
Motion Picture and Video Industries 610 0.14 $16.31 $33,910
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 640 0.13 $21.30 $44,300
Printing and Related Support Activities 510 0.11 $18.98 $39,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $24.70 $51,380
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $23.59 $49,060
Employment Services 710 0.02 $22.34 $46,460
Specialized Design Services 90 0.07 $22.01 $45,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,030 0.15 $21.72 $45,190


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 1,600 0.10 1.23 $18.25 $37,950
New York 1,400 0.15 1.90 $21.99 $45,730
Illinois 490 0.08 1.01 $21.30 $44,290
New Jersey 480 0.12 1.50 $18.98 $39,480
Pennsylvania 480 0.08 1.03 $17.36 $36,120




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)
Nebraska 160 0.17 2.05 $14.70 $30,580
Minnesota 470 0.17 2.03 $20.31 $42,240
Washington 480 0.16 1.91 $19.89 $41,370
New York 1,400 0.15 1.90 $21.99 $45,730
New Jersey 480 0.12 1.50 $18.98 $39,480




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 40 0.06 0.77 $25.63 $53,310
Oregon 110 0.06 0.73 $23.38 $48,640
New York 1,400 0.15 1.90 $21.99 $45,730
Maryland 310 0.12 1.42 $21.48 $44,680
Illinois 490 0.08 1.01 $21.30 $44,290





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 1,290 0.20 2.41 $21.72 $45,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.21 2.60 $17.55 $36,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.24 $22.23 $46,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 2.28 $20.97 $43,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.57 $21.41 $44,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.06 $21.20 $44,100
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.15 1.79 $21.81 $45,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.92 $14.09 $29,300
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 1.92 $21.10 $43,880
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 1.43 $22.52 $46,850




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)
Iowa City, IA 60 0.69 8.49 $15.69 $32,630
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 70 0.31 3.78 $17.24 $35,860
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.21 2.64 $18.29 $38,050
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.21 2.59 $20.01 $41,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.21 2.60 $17.55 $36,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.20 2.41 $21.72 $45,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 2.28 $20.97 $43,610
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 2.18 $14.72 $30,620
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.18 2.24 $17.19 $35,760
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 2.04 (8) (8)




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.78 $22.77 $47,350
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 1.43 $22.52 $46,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.24 $22.23 $46,240
Raleigh, NC 40 0.08 0.93 $22.20 $46,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.15 1.79 $21.81 $45,360
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.20 2.41 $21.72 $45,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.57 $21.41 $44,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.07 0.92 $21.28 $44,250
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 1.70 $21.26 $44,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.06 $21.20 $44,100

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 10.30 $12.55 $26,110

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 10.30 $12.55 $26,110

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)
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 10.30 $12.55 $26,110


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017