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)
200,410 1.8 % $18.00 $37,450 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.08 $13.91 $17.80 $21.68 $25.20
Annual Wage (2) $23,040 $28,920 $37,010 $45,090 $52,420


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 85,680 4.21 $19.33 $40,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,090 0.23 $15.29 $31,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,590 0.27 $16.52 $34,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,450 0.14 $16.80 $34,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6,290 0.07 $16.29 $33,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 85,680 4.21 $19.33 $40,210
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 1,620 0.62 $18.96 $39,440
Technical and Trade Schools 770 0.50 $17.37 $36,130
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,500 0.44 $18.77 $39,030
Junior Colleges 3,220 0.42 $18.28 $38,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 350 0.05 $26.08 $54,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $24.17 $50,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 190 0.07 $23.68 $49,250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 800 0.13 $22.31 $46,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $22.15 $46,080


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 26,480 1.89 1.20 $18.94 $39,390
Texas 19,380 1.92 1.22 $17.63 $36,680
Florida 15,920 2.24 1.42 $16.81 $34,970
New York 8,150 0.98 0.62 $19.43 $40,420
Virginia 7,030 1.99 1.27 $19.43 $40,400




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)
District of Columbia 6,530 10.22 6.48 $21.84 $45,420
Alaska 1,170 3.81 2.41 $18.44 $38,350
Oregon 5,820 3.71 2.35 $14.72 $30,620
Colorado 6,640 3.08 1.95 $18.38 $38,230
Maryland 6,300 2.56 1.62 $20.22 $42,060




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 6,530 10.22 6.48 $21.84 $45,420
Connecticut 1,350 0.84 0.53 $20.87 $43,410
Maryland 6,300 2.56 1.62 $20.22 $42,060
Delaware 280 0.69 0.44 $19.75 $41,080
New Jersey 6,760 1.79 1.14 $19.45 $40,460

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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,120 4.42 2.80 $21.69 $45,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,310 1.65 1.05 $18.51 $38,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,220 1.05 0.67 $20.36 $42,350
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,410 4.60 2.92 $17.24 $35,860
Denver-Aurora, CO 4,160 3.51 2.23 $18.73 $38,950
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,030 1.14 0.72 $18.29 $38,040
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 3,300 3.43 2.18 $15.91 $33,080
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 2,910 5.27 3.34 $20.52 $42,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,760 2.23 1.41 $18.15 $37,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,700 1.61 1.02 $17.93 $37,290




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)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 780 6.29 3.99 $17.23 $35,830
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 460 6.15 3.90 $16.35 $34,010
Elizabethtown, KY 250 5.68 3.60 $18.86 $39,230
Warner Robins, GA 320 5.58 3.54 $19.81 $41,210
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 500 5.40 3.42 $17.91 $37,250
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,000 5.27 3.34 $16.60 $34,520
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 2,910 5.27 3.34 $20.52 $42,680
Fairbanks, AK 180 5.25 3.33 $17.73 $36,890
Lawton, OK 200 4.88 3.09 $18.49 $38,460
Fresno, CA 1,490 4.78 3.03 $16.10 $33,490




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 500 4.28 2.71 $23.00 $47,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 1.80 1.14 $22.48 $46,760
Springfield, MA-CT 290 1.04 0.66 $22.25 $46,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,120 4.42 2.80 $21.69 $45,110
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 310 2.48 1.57 $21.66 $45,060
Merced, CA 70 1.19 0.76 $21.52 $44,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 530 0.97 0.62 $21.51 $44,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 1.45 0.92 $21.41 $44,540
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 210 0.87 0.55 $21.41 $44,530
New Haven, CT 240 0.90 0.57 $21.35 $44,400

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 420 3.44 2.18 $13.21 $27,470
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 350 2.53 1.60 $17.39 $36,170
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 340 2.02 1.28 $18.24 $37,930
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 330 1.76 1.12 $12.89 $26,800
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 330 5.86 3.72 $13.19 $27,430

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)
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 330 5.86 3.72 $13.19 $27,430
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 180 5.22 3.31 $10.76 $22,380
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 210 5.15 3.26 $15.57 $32,390
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 160 4.27 2.71 $14.43 $30,020
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 3.93 2.49 $11.33 $23,580

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.91 0.58 $27.54 $57,270
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 1.88 1.20 $23.26 $48,370
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 0.40 $21.02 $43,720
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 0.87 $20.13 $41,860
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.06 1.30 $19.74 $41,060


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011