Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.


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)
204,730 1.3 % $14.48 $30,120 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $11.17 $13.86 $17.12 $20.91
Annual Wage (2) $19,130 $23,220 $28,820 $35,610 $43,500


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 86,200 1.67 $14.60 $30,380
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 35,910 6.20 $11.80 $24,540
Offices of Physicians 10,030 0.43 $13.94 $29,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,480 0.33 $16.20 $33,700
State Government (OES Designation) 5,740 0.25 $20.59 $42,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 35,910 6.20 $11.80 $24,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 86,200 1.67 $14.60 $30,380
Technical and Trade Schools 1,800 1.16 $15.97 $33,210
Office Administrative Services 3,550 0.90 $14.58 $30,320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 710 0.87 $18.32 $38,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 5,740 0.25 $20.59 $42,820
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 170 0.40 $19.57 $40,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 710 0.87 $18.32 $38,100
Nursing Care Facilities 1,480 0.09 $18.21 $37,880
Other Residential Care Facilities 170 0.10 $17.15 $35,670


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 23,790 1.70 1.06 $18.00 $37,440
Texas 18,420 1.83 1.13 $14.16 $29,450
Florida 17,160 2.42 1.50 $13.27 $27,600
New York 15,760 1.89 1.17 $15.87 $33,010
Ohio 8,240 1.67 1.04 $12.85 $26,730




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 4,390 4.87 3.03 $12.33 $25,640
Mississippi 3,580 3.34 2.08 $12.49 $25,970
Kentucky 4,490 2.62 1.63 $12.15 $25,270
Florida 17,160 2.42 1.50 $13.27 $27,600
Arkansas 2,630 2.32 1.44 $11.49 $23,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,790 1.70 1.06 $18.00 $37,440
Connecticut 2,670 1.67 1.04 $17.37 $36,120
Rhode Island 290 0.64 0.40 $17.16 $35,700
Massachusetts 4,340 1.39 0.86 $17.15 $35,670
District of Columbia 410 0.64 0.40 $17.07 $35,500

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 9,410 1.89 1.17 $16.75 $34,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,000 1.83 1.14 $16.81 $34,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,680 2.28 1.41 $14.70 $30,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,120 1.56 0.97 $15.69 $32,640
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,890 6.52 4.05 $12.38 $25,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,870 2.63 1.63 $13.65 $28,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,800 1.27 0.79 $13.66 $28,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,610 1.57 0.98 $17.53 $36,460
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 2,600 2.71 1.68 $12.64 $26,290
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,600 0.73 0.46 $14.78 $30,730




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,890 6.52 4.05 $12.38 $25,760
Lincoln, NE 760 4.78 2.97 $12.57 $26,150
Jackson, MS 1,120 4.60 2.86 $12.35 $25,680
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,500 4.57 2.84 $11.66 $24,250
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 1,070 4.50 2.79 $10.98 $22,830
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 430 4.26 2.64 $13.44 $27,950
Utica-Rome, NY 490 3.91 2.43 $10.77 $22,410
Johnson City, TN 280 3.77 2.34 $10.63 $22,110
Jackson, TN 200 3.60 2.24 $13.42 $27,910
Las Cruces, NM 220 3.43 2.13 $9.72 $20,210




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.24 0.77 $22.04 $45,840
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.14 0.71 $21.82 $45,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,490 1.74 1.08 $21.80 $45,350
Salinas, CA 160 1.04 0.65 $20.73 $43,120
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.28 0.79 $19.85 $41,280
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.99 0.62 $19.59 $40,750
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 200 1.15 0.71 $19.56 $40,690
Danbury, CT 130 1.95 1.21 $19.01 $39,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 2.00 1.24 $18.81 $39,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,310 1.68 1.04 $18.80 $39,110

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 460 2.49 1.54 $10.61 $22,070
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.21 0.75 $10.52 $21,890
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 460 2.21 1.37 $11.47 $23,860
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 420 4.74 2.94 $9.86 $20,510
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 390 2.73 1.69 $11.97 $24,900

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 310 6.44 4.00 $8.51 $17,700
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 420 4.74 2.94 $9.86 $20,510
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 340 3.80 2.36 $12.63 $26,260
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 330 3.13 1.94 $12.19 $25,350
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 340 2.98 1.85 $13.22 $27,490

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 0.71 $18.68 $38,860
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 0.82 $18.27 $38,000
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 2.62 1.63 $18.18 $37,810
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 70 1.90 1.18 $17.07 $35,500
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.98 $35,330


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011