Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

11-1031 Legislators

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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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
55,820 1.3 % (4) $42,530 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $16,950 $18,160 $20,500 $64,180 $91,960
  (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) 51,880 0.97 (4) $42,310
State Government (OES Designation) 3,940 0.18 (4) $45,390

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) 51,880 0.97 (4) $42,310
State Government (OES Designation) 3,940 0.18 (4) $45,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,940 0.18 (4) $45,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,880 0.97 (4) $42,310


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 6,770 0.75 1.86 (4) $85,970
Illinois 4,290 0.73 1.81 (4) $42,470
California 3,220 0.21 0.51 (4) $59,320
New Jersey 3,080 0.79 1.95 (8) (8)
Ohio 3,030 0.57 1.42 (4) $30,820



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 1,040 1.62 4.00 (4) $22,310
Nebraska 1,310 1.37 3.39 (4) $23,980
Arkansas 1,120 0.95 2.34 (4) $18,910
Mississippi 1,000 0.90 2.23 (4) $25,530
West Virginia 610 0.86 2.13 (4) $27,280



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 6,770 0.75 1.86 (4) $85,970
Washington 1,000 0.33 0.82 (4) $84,900
Colorado 690 0.28 0.69 (4) $72,790
California 3,220 0.21 0.51 (4) $59,320
Hawaii 130 0.20 0.50 (4) $59,000




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.29 0.71 (4) $61,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.41 1.00 (4) $52,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,080 0.82 2.02 (4) $25,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 910 0.37 0.90 (4) $33,290
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 870 0.76 1.87 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 810 1.85 4.56 (4) $87,950
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 680 1.98 4.89 (4) $23,100
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 640 0.63 1.55 (4) $38,320
Rochester, NY 620 1.22 3.03 (4) $87,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.14 0.35 (4) $64,220