Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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National estimates for this occupation
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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)
5,640 4.7 % $24.43 $50,810 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.08 $17.44 $22.76 $29.82 $39.40
Annual Wage (2) $27,210 $36,270 $47,340 $62,020 $81,950


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,200 0.04 $24.22 $50,370
Other Information Services 1,140 0.67 $24.07 $50,070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 860 0.64 $19.00 $39,520
State Government (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $22.31 $46,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $38.36 $79,790

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 Information Services 1,140 0.67 $24.07 $50,070
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 860 0.64 $19.00 $39,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,200 0.04 $24.22 $50,370
State Government (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $22.31 $46,400
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 $16.20 $33,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $38.36 $79,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $30.93 $64,340
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $27.58 $57,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $26.28 $54,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $26.13 $54,350


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 720 0.08 1.94 $25.98 $54,040
California 680 0.05 1.10 $24.20 $50,330
Pennsylvania 300 0.05 1.25 $21.74 $45,220
Maryland 270 0.11 2.46 $29.63 $61,630
Illinois 250 0.04 1.04 $26.35 $54,810




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 110 0.17 3.97 $38.86 $80,820
South Carolina 210 0.11 2.65 $14.35 $29,850
Maryland 270 0.11 2.46 $29.63 $61,630
Rhode Island 50 0.10 2.38 $27.93 $58,100
Washington 240 0.09 2.02 $28.56 $59,410




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 110 0.17 3.97 $38.86 $80,820
Maryland 270 0.11 2.46 $29.63 $61,630
Arizona 70 0.03 0.69 $29.09 $60,500
Washington 240 0.09 2.02 $28.56 $59,410
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.80 $28.52 $59,320





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 600 0.12 2.71 $26.86 $55,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 2.14 $20.91 $43,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 3.16 $36.39 $75,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 1.30 $25.16 $52,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.79 $28.79 $59,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 2.14 $28.17 $58,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.07 1.53 $24.68 $51,330
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.39 9.09 $11.39 $23,690
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 90 0.15 3.55 $19.47 $40,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.93 $20.15 $41,910




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.39 9.09 $11.39 $23,690
Montgomery, AL 40 0.25 5.83 $30.06 $62,530
Columbia, SC 70 0.20 4.64 $16.94 $35,230
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.19 4.37 $25.08 $52,170
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 3.52 $29.61 $61,590
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 90 0.15 3.55 $19.47 $40,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 3.16 $36.39 $75,700
Madison, WI 40 0.13 3.02 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.79 $28.79 $59,890
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.12 2.71 $26.86 $55,870




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.14 3.16 $36.39 $75,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.98 $31.71 $65,960
Montgomery, AL 40 0.25 5.83 $30.06 $62,530
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 3.52 $29.61 $61,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.79 $28.79 $59,890
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.75 $59,810
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.05 1.05 $28.67 $59,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 2.14 $28.17 $58,600
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 2.00 $27.93 $58,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.43 $27.56 $57,320


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013