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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Table 4. Occupations with the highest percentage wage premiums in metropolitan areas, May 2009
Occupation Mean hourly wage, metropolitan areas Mean hourly wage, nonmetropolitan areas Wage difference between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas Percentage wage difference between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas

Actors

$29.52 $13.81 $15.71 113.8

Broadcast news analysts

34.27 17.38 16.89 97.2

Producers and directors

42.31 23.02 19.29 83.8

Radio and television announcers

21.98 12.17 9.81 80.6

Film and video editors

30.99 17.95 13.04 72.6

Reporters and correspondents

22.21 13.23 8.98 67.9

Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

43.71 26.49 17.22 65.0

Writers and authors

31.84 19.63 12.21 62.2

Advertising and promotions managers

47.96 30.22 17.74 58.7

Art directors

44.52 28.08 16.44 58.5

Multi-media artists and animators

30.34 19.18 11.16 58.2

Artists and related workers, all other

28.69 18.14 10.55 58.2

Lawyers

63.15 40.32 22.83 56.6

Economists

47.09 30.27 16.82 55.6

Historians

28.45 18.79 9.66 51.4

Editors

28.72 19.34 9.38 48.5

Advertising sales agents

26.42 17.80 8.62 48.4

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

27.91 18.82 9.09 48.3

Financial managers

56.19 37.98 18.21 47.9

Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture

24.03 16.25 7.78 47.9

 

Last Modified Date: December 14, 2010