Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
56,760 1.2 % (4) $38,590 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $16,470 $17,790 $19,780 $56,060 $84,950
  (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) 52,800 0.96 (4) $38,480
State Government (OES Designation) 3,950 0.18 (4) $40,020

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) 52,800 0.96 (4) $38,480
State Government (OES Designation) 3,950 0.18 (4) $40,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,950 0.18 (4) $40,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 52,800 0.96 (4) $38,480


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 6,700 0.78 1.80 (4) $80,080
Illinois 4,170 0.74 1.70 (4) $29,200
Ohio 3,590 0.71 1.63 (4) $27,210
Wisconsin 3,270 1.22 2.81 (4) $27,200
Pennsylvania 2,980 0.53 1.22 (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)
Idaho 880 1.47 3.37 (4) $21,340
South Dakota 530 1.34 3.07 (4) $38,520
Wisconsin 3,270 1.22 2.81 (4) $27,200
West Virginia 830 1.16 2.67 (4) $27,070
Mississippi 1,250 1.16 2.67 (4) $24,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,700 0.78 1.80 (4) $80,080
Washington 850 0.31 0.70 (4) $74,670
Alaska 100 0.32 0.74 (4) $55,590
Colorado 630 0.28 0.65 (4) $53,100
California 2,700 0.19 0.43 (4) $52,890





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 1,630 0.45 1.03 (4) $32,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 970 0.19 0.43 (4) $63,590
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 850 1.99 4.56 (4) $84,980
St. Louis, MO-IL 790 0.62 1.42 (4) $24,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 750 0.33 0.76 (4) $25,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 750 2.30 5.28 (8) (8)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.73 1.69 (4) $37,740
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 660 0.67 1.53 (4) $29,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 650 0.35 0.81 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 580 1.18 2.72 (4) $85,390




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)
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.02 6.94 (4) $82,760
Jefferson City, MO 190 2.69 6.17 (4) $34,860
Utica-Rome, NY 310 2.50 5.73 (4) $77,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 750 2.30 5.28 (8) (8)
Logan, UT-ID 100 2.09 4.81 (4) $24,560
Elmira, NY 80 2.05 4.70 (4) $84,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 850 1.99 4.56 (4) $84,980
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 1.84 4.22 (4) $18,030
Binghamton, NY 190 1.82 4.18 (4) $79,830
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.79 4.10 (8) (8)