Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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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)
174,910 1.2 % $12.88 $26,800 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.72 $12.06 $15.12 $18.96
Annual Wage (2) $17,330 $20,210 $25,090 $31,460 $39,440


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 26,720 1.16 $10.96 $22,800
Legal Services 17,500 1.57 $13.72 $28,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,390 0.32 $12.80 $26,620
Employment Services 15,220 0.57 $12.13 $25,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,180 0.27 $15.27 $31,760

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 17,500 1.57 $13.72 $28,540
Offices of Physicians 26,720 1.16 $10.96 $22,800
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 310 0.70 $15.06 $31,310
Employment Services 15,220 0.57 $12.13 $25,220
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 4,590 0.54 $13.45 $27,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $20.58 $42,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.08 $18.98 $39,470
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 980 0.16 $18.78 $39,060
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.20 $17.31 $36,010
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $17.12 $35,610


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 25,000 1.79 1.30 $13.89 $28,890
Florida 18,160 2.56 1.86 $12.83 $26,690
Texas 15,660 1.55 1.13 $12.57 $26,140
New York 13,720 1.64 1.20 $13.56 $28,200
New Jersey 9,070 2.40 1.75 $13.05 $27,140




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 18,160 2.56 1.86 $12.83 $26,690
New Jersey 9,070 2.40 1.75 $13.05 $27,140
Delaware 710 1.79 1.30 $13.26 $27,570
California 25,000 1.79 1.30 $13.89 $28,890
Arizona 4,100 1.73 1.26 $12.17 $25,310




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 780 1.23 0.89 $17.58 $36,560
Alaska 380 1.24 0.90 $15.68 $32,610
Colorado 2,230 1.03 0.75 $14.49 $30,150
Rhode Island 700 1.56 1.13 $14.28 $29,700
Washington 3,340 1.24 0.90 $13.93 $28,970

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,060 1.82 1.32 $14.33 $29,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,780 2.04 1.48 $14.10 $29,330
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,570 1.29 0.94 $13.45 $27,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,780 1.51 1.10 $13.97 $29,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,510 1.75 1.28 $13.81 $28,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,340 3.49 2.54 $13.99 $29,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,290 1.96 1.42 $12.31 $25,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,150 1.75 1.27 $13.23 $27,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 2.00 1.45 $13.83 $28,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,730 2.50 1.82 $13.08 $27,200




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)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 590 3.96 2.88 $12.04 $25,040
Las Cruces, NM 250 3.78 2.75 $12.13 $25,230
Ocala, FL 330 3.63 2.64 $11.98 $24,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,340 3.49 2.54 $13.99 $29,090
Punta Gorda, FL 130 3.43 2.49 $11.77 $24,480
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 230 3.40 2.47 $11.78 $24,500
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 720 3.34 2.43 $16.90 $35,160
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 610 3.21 2.33 $13.86 $28,830
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,590 3.18 2.31 $12.55 $26,110
Chico, CA 200 2.98 2.17 $11.94 $24,830




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)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 470 1.55 1.12 $17.66 $36,730
Rochester, MN 100 1.03 0.75 $17.55 $36,500
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 720 3.34 2.43 $16.90 $35,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,320 1.54 1.12 $16.65 $34,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.92 1.40 $16.08 $33,450
Medford, OR 70 0.90 0.66 $16.00