Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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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)
96,690 1.5 % $31.21 $64,910 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.05 $19.08 $26.93 $37.57 $52.77
Annual Wage (2) $29,230 $39,690 $56,010 $78,140 $109,760


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 50,550 12.61 $30.80 $64,060
Other Information Services 6,950 2.99 $32.53 $67,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,780 0.13 $28.31 $58,880
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,680 1.66 $27.85 $57,930
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,600 0.84 $33.08 $68,810

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 50,550 12.61 $30.80 $64,060
Other Information Services 6,950 2.99 $32.53 $67,660
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,680 1.66 $27.85 $57,930
Sound Recording Industries 250 1.55 $33.03 $68,710
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 620 1.00 $36.49 $75,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 100 0.02 $49.07 $102,070
Other Financial Investment Activities 50 0.01 $41.52 $86,360
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 70 0.01 $41.27 $85,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 210 0.05 $39.67 $82,520
Grantmaking and Giving Services 340 0.25 $39.46 $82,080


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 19,520 2.17 3.10 $38.62 $80,340
California 9,920 0.64 0.91 $35.28 $73,390
Texas 5,050 0.44 0.62 $26.85 $55,840
Illinois 4,760 0.81 1.16 $27.57 $57,350
Florida 4,620 0.58 0.83 $31.41 $65,330



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 2,900 4.29 6.12 $40.37 $83,980
New York 19,520 2.17 3.10 $38.62 $80,340
Minnesota 3,010 1.08 1.55 $27.86 $57,940
Massachusetts 3,510 1.03 1.47 $35.75 $74,370
Virginia 3,260 0.89 1.26 $34.61 $71,990



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 2,900 4.29 6.12 $40.37 $83,980
New York 19,520 2.17 3.10 $38.62 $80,340
New Jersey 2,890 0.74 1.05 $38.38 $79,830
Massachusetts 3,510 1.03 1.47 $35.75 $74,370
California 9,920 0.64 0.91 $35.28 $73,390




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 17,920 2.77 3.95 $40.03 $83,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,880 2.02 2.88 $39.17 $81,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,060 0.99 1.41 $37.08 $77,140
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,710 1.04 1.48 $28.17 $58,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,770 1.57 2.24 $37.23 $77,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,520 1.34 1.91 $29.10 $60,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,540 0.62 0.88 $23.57 $49,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.93 1.32 $34.23 $71,190
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.28 1.83 $39.75 $82,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.49 0.71 $28.99 $60,290



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)
Charlottesville, VA 520 4.98 7.10 $33.38 $69,420
Greenville, NC 210 2.87 4.10 $18.71 $38,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,920 2.77 3.95 $40.03 $83,270
Ithaca, NY 100 2.06 2.94 $27.75 $57,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,880 2.02 2.88 $39.17 $81,470
Boulder, CO 340 2.00 2.86 $35.24 $73,300
Iowa City, IA 150 1.67 2.39 $20.41 $42,440
Columbia, MO 150 1.61 2.30 $26.07 $54,230
Lawrence, KS 80 1.60 2.28 $22.06 $45,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,770 1.57 2.24 $37.23 $77,450