Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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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)
99,040 1.6 % $30.02 $62,440 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.11 $18.82 $25.90 $35.77 $50.32
Annual Wage (2) $29,340 $39,150 $53,880 $74,400 $104,660


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 56,320 12.23 $30.02 $62,440
Other Information Services 5,590 3.29 $30.87 $64,200
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,170 0.99 $30.18 $62,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,370 0.12 $26.60 $55,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,330 0.93 $35.55 $73,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 56,320 12.23 $30.02 $62,440
Other Information Services 5,590 3.29 $30.87 $64,200
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,110 1.45 $26.74 $55,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,170 0.99 $30.18 $62,760
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,330 0.93 $35.55 $73,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 1,000 0.35 $41.86 $87,060
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 70 0.04 $39.08 $81,280
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $37.42 $77,840
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 0.01 $37.35 $77,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $36.09 $75,060


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 20,290 2.37 3.12 $38.28 $79,610
California 11,030 0.77 1.01 $30.16 $62,740
Texas 4,740 0.45 0.59 $25.40 $52,830
Illinois 4,700 0.83 1.10 $25.53 $53,090
Massachusetts 4,100 1.28 1.69 $34.19 $71,110




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 2,420 3.70 4.86 $38.64 $80,370
New York 20,290 2.37 3.12 $38.28 $79,610
Massachusetts 4,100 1.28 1.69 $34.19 $71,110
Minnesota 3,280 1.24 1.63 $27.61 $57,430
New Jersey 3,620 0.95 1.26 $32.72 $68,060




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 2,420 3.70 4.86 $38.64 $80,370
New York 20,290 2.37 3.12 $38.28 $79,610
Massachusetts 4,100 1.28 1.69 $34.19 $71,110
Washington 2,600 0.94 1.24 $33.28 $69,220
New Jersey 3,620 0.95 1.26 $32.72 $68,060





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 17,740 3.44 4.52 $39.67 $82,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,450 1.90 2.50 $34.64 $72,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,100 1.06 1.39 $32.12 $66,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,640 1.00 1.32 $25.70 $53,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,000 1.75 2.31 $35.48 $73,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,860 1.64 2.15 $28.51 $59,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.31 3.03 $30.34 $63,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.35 1.77 $35.68 $74,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.92 1.20 $28.82 $59,940
Columbus, OH 1,440 1.58 2.08 $34.23 $71,190




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 250 4.71 6.20 $17.38 $36,150
Charlottesville, VA 390 3.99 5.25 $25.10 $52,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,740 3.44 4.52 $39.67 $82,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.31 3.03 $30.34 $63,110
Lawrence, KS 100 2.18 2.86 $30.16 $62,730
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 700 2.16 2.84 $30.57 $63,570
Champaign-Urbana, IL 180 1.95 2.56 $24.06 $50,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,450 1.90 2.50 $34.64 $72,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,000 1.75 2.31 $35.48 $73,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,860 1.64 2.15 $28.51 $59,290