Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
130,420 1.0 % $20.69 $43,040 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.16 $16.53 $20.75 $24.68 $27.74
Annual Wage (2) $29,460 $34,380 $43,170 $51,340 $57,700


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) 46,890 2.13 $19.97 $41,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,770 0.87 $20.74 $43,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,830 1.30 $23.21 $48,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,780 0.03 $20.73 $43,120
Individual and Family Services 1,680 0.11 $17.39 $36,160

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) 46,890 2.13 $19.97 $41,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,830 1.30 $23.21 $48,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,770 0.87 $20.74 $43,140
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 650 0.42 $19.00 $39,520
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 420 0.13 $15.76 $32,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.03 $25.40 $52,840
Business Support Services 30 (7) $25.12 $52,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,830 1.30 $23.21 $48,280
Activities Related to Real Estate 30 0.01 $21.12 $43,920
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $20.88 $43,440


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 23,380 1.51 1.60 $22.80 $47,420
Texas 12,450 1.08 1.14 $16.79 $34,930
New York 10,140 1.13 1.19 $22.66 $47,140
Pennsylvania 8,880 1.55 1.64 $22.67 $47,160
North Carolina 6,020 1.46 1.54 $17.63 $36,660



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)
Alabama 3,160 1.68 1.77 $19.66 $40,900
Pennsylvania 8,880 1.55 1.64 $22.67 $47,160
California 23,380 1.51 1.60 $22.80 $47,420
Alaska 490 1.49 1.57 $24.59 $51,150
North Carolina 6,020 1.46 1.54 $17.63 $36,660



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 560 0.83 0.87 $27.34 $56,870
Connecticut 1,090 0.65 0.69 $27.08 $56,320
Rhode Island 470 1.00 1.05 $26.77 $55,680
Massachusetts 2,660 0.78 0.83 $24.86 $51,710
Alaska 490 1.49 1.57 $24.59 $51,150




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 8,380 2.04 2.16 $22.28 $46,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,210 0.80 0.85 $22.64 $47,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,410 2.60 2.75 $20.03 $41,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,770 3.14 3.32 $23.95 $49,810
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.45 1.54 $25.97 $54,020
Fresno, CA 2,060 6.05 6.40 $21.47 $44,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,960 1.11 1.18 $25.73 $53,510
Pittsburgh, PA 1,890 1.67 1.76 $22.20 $46,170
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,730 1.64 1.73 $26.98 $56,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.73 0.77 $19.56 $40,680