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)
158,580 1.0 % $13.48 $28,030 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $10.01 $12.59 $16.23 $19.82
Annual Wage (2) $17,930 $20,810 $26,190 $33,770 $41,230


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)
Offices of Physicians 22,590 0.95 $11.35 $23,610
Legal Services 16,670 1.49 $14.10 $29,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,470 0.25 $15.71 $32,690
Employment Services 12,820 0.41 $12.80 $26,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,680 0.24 $13.55 $28,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 16,670 1.49 $14.10 $29,330
Offices of Physicians 22,590 0.95 $11.35 $23,610
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 320 0.71 $17.03 $35,430
Office Administrative Services 1,960 0.48 $13.66 $28,400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 3,770 0.43 $13.76 $28,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,370 0.24 $21.23 $44,150
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $21.04 $43,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.06 $19.91 $41,410
Support Activities for Air Transportation 40 0.03 $18.07 $37,590
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $17.78 $36,980


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 24,900 1.74 1.43 $15.21 $31,640
Texas 16,730 1.58 1.30 $12.75 $26,510
Florida 14,880 2.05 1.68 $13.43 $27,930
New York 11,730 1.37 1.13 $13.51 $28,110
New Jersey 8,540 2.25 1.85 $13.09 $27,240




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)
New Jersey 8,540 2.25 1.85 $13.09 $27,240
Florida 14,880 2.05 1.68 $13.43 $27,930
California 24,900 1.74 1.43 $15.21 $31,640
Delaware 680 1.67 1.37 $13.84 $28,780
Texas 16,730 1.58 1.30 $12.75 $26,510




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 850 1.29 1.06 $19.00 $39,520
Alaska 450 1.40 1.15 $16.39 $34,080
California 24,900 1.74 1.43 $15.21 $31,640
Maryland 2,230 0.89 0.73 $14.90 $31,000
Connecticut 2,380 1.47 1.21 $14.90 $31,000





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 7,750 1.50 1.23 $14.12 $29,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,140 1.59 1.30 $14.75 $30,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,800 1.44 1.18 $14.34 $29,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.63 1.34 $14.71 $30,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.90 0.74 $13.49 $28,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 2.14 1.76 $14.49 $30,140
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,960 2.97 2.44 $14.60 $30,370
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,710 3.31 2.72 $17.15 $35,670
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,350 2.47 2.03 $13.08 $27,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,290 1.26 1.03 $13.12 $27,300