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)
11,420 5.2 % $19.43 $40,410 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.91 $13.85 $18.05 $23.84 $29.56
Annual Wage (2) $22,700 $28,820 $37,550 $49,580 $61,480


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 3,090 0.87 $17.36 $36,110
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,180 0.17 $21.24 $44,180
Employment Services 760 0.02 $22.78 $47,380
Motion Picture and Video Industries 720 0.17 (8) (8)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 620 0.13 $21.63 $44,990

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 3,090 0.87 $17.36 $36,110
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,180 0.17 $21.24 $44,180
Motion Picture and Video Industries 720 0.17 (8) (8)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 620 0.13 $21.63 $44,990
Printing and Related Support Activities 430 0.10 $19.19 $39,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $25.39 $52,800
Employment Services 760 0.02 $22.78 $47,380
Legal Services 250 0.02 $22.77 $47,350
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 220 0.05 $22.46 $46,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $21.83 $45,400


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 1,760 0.11 1.32 $19.54 $40,650
New York 1,550 0.17 2.10 $21.89 $45,540
Illinois 460 0.08 0.97 $23.43 $48,720
New Jersey 420 0.10 1.29 $18.92 $39,350
Michigan 400 0.09 1.17 $17.56 $36,520




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 York 1,550 0.17 2.10 $21.89 $45,540
Iowa 240 0.16 1.94 $14.03 $29,170
Nebraska 140 0.15 1.84 $15.33 $31,880
Wyoming 40 0.14 1.71 $10.88 $22,630
Minnesota 360 0.13 1.60 $18.00 $37,450




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 0.13 1.61 $25.93 $53,940
Illinois 460 0.08 0.97 $23.43 $48,720
Washington 280 0.09 1.08 $23.35 $48,560
Maryland 290 0.11 1.36 $23.18 $48,210
Nevada 50 0.04 0.47 $22.63 $47,080



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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 1,410 0.21 2.63 $21.73 $45,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.21 2.57 $19.36 $40,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 1.14 $24.65 $51,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.14 1.78 $17.27 $35,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.74 $23.22 $48,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.12 $22.65 $47,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 1.34 $20.54 $42,720
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.17 $21.24 $44,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.10 1.22 $20.69 $43,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.13 1.59 $22.73 $47,280


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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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 30 0.36 4.49 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.21 2.63 $21.73 $45,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.21 2.57 $19.36 $40,260
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 2.33 $18.31 $38,080
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 100 0.17 2.08 $24.69 $51,350
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.17 $21.24 $44,180
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.16 2.04 $17.57 $36,550
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 2.03 $14.88 $30,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.74 $23.22 $48,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.14 1.78 $17.27 $35,920


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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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 100 0.17 2.08 $24.69 $51,350
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 1.14 $24.65 $51,280
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 0.95 $23.83 $49,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.74 $23.22 $48,310
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.13 1.59 $22.73 $47,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 1.12 $22.65 $47,120
Raleigh, NC 40 0.07 0.90 $22.49 $46,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.38 $22.31 $46,410
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.86 $22.13 $46,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.21 2.63 $21.73 $45,210


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