Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-1031 Legislators

Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.


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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
62,180 1.3 % (4) $38,860 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $16,280 $17,660 $19,630 $56,200 $85,920
  (4)

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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 57,260 1.04 (4) $38,200
State Government (OES Designation) 4,920 0.22 (4) $46,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 57,260 1.04 (4) $38,200
State Government (OES Designation) 4,920 0.22 (4) $46,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 4,920 0.22 (4) $46,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 57,260 1.04 (4) $38,200


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)
New York 6,760 0.80 1.65 (4) $79,860
Illinois 4,200 0.75 1.56 (4) $29,620
Ohio 4,150 0.83 1.72 (4) $37,250
Wisconsin 3,910 1.48 3.05 (4) $23,490
Pennsylvania 3,470 0.63 1.29 (8) (8)




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)
Wisconsin 3,910 1.48 3.05 (4) $23,490
South Dakota 560 1.43 2.94 (4) $38,330
Nebraska 1,240 1.37 2.84 (4) $28,860
Mississippi 1,310 1.22 2.52 (4) $25,620
West Virginia 850 1.21 2.50 (4) $26,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 840 0.31 0.63 (4) $83,630
New York 6,760 0.80 1.65 (4) $79,860
Alaska 230 0.74 1.53 (4) $72,690
California 2,840 0.20 0.42 (4) $54,120
Kansas 480 0.36 0.75 (4) $53,470





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.50 1.04 (4) $30,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.17 0.35 (4) $61,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 830 1.96 4.05 (4) $86,290
St. Louis, MO-IL 780 0.61 1.27 (4) $23,920
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 750 0.77 1.59 (4) $36,580
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 730 2.29 4.72 (4) $20,530
Pittsburgh, PA 730 0.65 1.35 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 720 0.32 0.67 (4) $21,340
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.75 1.54 (4) $37,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.38 0.79 (8) (8)




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)
Jefferson City, MO 230 3.23 6.67 (4) $34,350
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.13 6.45 (4) $81,050
Utica-Rome, NY 290 2.33 4.82 (4) $79,520
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 730 2.29 4.72 (4) $20,530
Elmira, NY 80 2.20 4.53 (4) $81,670
Wausau, WI 140 2.13 4.40 (4) $19,800
Wheeling, WV-OH 130 2.06 4.25 (4) $19,950
Bay City, MI 70 2.02 4.18 (4) $38,450
Lebanon, PA 90 1.99 4.10 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 830 1.96 4.05 (4) $86,290