Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

Determine eligibility of persons applying to receive assistance from government programs and agency resources, such as welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, and public housing.


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)
130,340 0.4 % $19.74 $41,060 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.18 $15.78 $19.49 $23.11 $26.85
Annual Wage (2) $27,400 $32,820 $40,530 $48,080 $55,850


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)
State Government (OES Designation) 49,750 2.26 $18.71 $38,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,240 0.84 $19.54 $40,640
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,290 1.34 $22.65 $47,120
Individual and Family Services 2,550 0.19 $16.05 $33,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,010 0.02 $17.70 $36,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 49,750 2.26 $18.71 $38,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,290 1.34 $22.65 $47,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,240 0.84 $19.54 $40,640
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 400 0.28 $18.21 $37,880
Individual and Family Services 2,550 0.19 $16.05 $33,390

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) 27,290 1.34 $22.65 $47,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130 (7) $21.61 $44,940
Lessors of Real Estate 130 0.02 $20.57 $42,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 130 0.06 $20.11 $41,840
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.05 $20.02 $41,650


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 20,130 1.41 1.41 $21.25 $44,200
New York 10,750 1.26 1.26 $21.17 $44,020
Texas 10,340 0.98 0.98 $16.81 $34,970
Pennsylvania 8,890 1.59 1.59 $21.68 $45,090
Illinois 7,780 1.38 1.38 $20.88 $43,430




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)
Utah 2,160 1.80 1.80 $18.94 $39,400
Alabama 2,930 1.61 1.61 $18.97 $39,450
Missouri 4,170 1.60 1.60 $17.68 $36,760
Pennsylvania 8,890 1.59 1.59 $21.68 $45,090
Arkansas 1,720 1.49 1.49 $16.33 $33,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 760 0.47 0.47 $27.04 $56,240
Rhode Island 550 1.21 1.21 $25.01 $52,020
District of Columbia 400 0.61 0.61 $24.03 $49,990
Alaska 470 1.47 1.47 $23.62 $49,130
Maryland 1,430 0.57 0.57 $23.21 $48,270





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,710 1.73 1.73 $20.11 $41,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,400 1.05 1.05 $20.95 $43,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,220 1.77 1.77 $22.88 $47,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.82 0.82 $21.89 $45,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,750 2.37 2.37 $18.78 $39,050
Fresno, CA 1,940 6.15 6.14 $20.49 $42,630
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.48 1.48 $23.51 $48,910
Pittsburgh, PA 1,800 1.60 1.60 $21.19 $44,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.27 1.27 $22.02 $45,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,770 1.01 1.01 $22.38 $46,550




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)
Carson City, NV 220 8.17 8.17 $18.41 $38,290
Topeka, KS 660 6.22 6.22 $18.00 $37,440
Fresno, CA 1,940 6.15 6.14 $20.49 $42,630
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 900 4.56 4.56 $20.96 $43,600
Chico, CA 290 4.27 4.27 $19.59 $40,740
Altoona, PA 220 3.81 3.81 $18.89 $39,300
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 820 3.26 3.26 $21.35 $44,410
Jefferson City, MO 220 3.18 3.18 $14.31 $29,770
Waco, TX 250 2.46 2.46 $16.38 $34,070
Yuba City, CA 90 2.44 2.44 $21.72 $45,170