Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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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)
152,920 1.0 % $13.79 $28,680 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $10.20 $12.89 $16.68 $20.57
Annual Wage (2) $18,120 $21,210 $26,810 $34,690 $42,780


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 21,640 0.89 $11.75 $24,450
Legal Services 16,160 1.43 $14.21 $29,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,730 0.25 $15.81 $32,880
Employment Services 12,060 0.37 $13.24 $27,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,110 0.21 $13.98 $29,080

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 16,160 1.43 $14.21 $29,550
Offices of Physicians 21,640 0.89 $11.75 $24,450
Office Administrative Services 2,260 0.52 $14.49 $30,140
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.47 $15.84 $32,940
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,230 0.47 $13.27 $27,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,670 0.28 $21.63 $44,980
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 50 0.03 $21.43 $44,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $21.10 $43,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $19.45 $40,450
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $18.59 $38,670


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 24,300 1.65 1.43 $15.49 $32,220
Florida 15,620 2.10 1.82 $13.42 $27,910
Texas 15,040 1.38 1.19 $13.42 $27,910
New York 10,910 1.26 1.10 $13.83 $28,770
New Jersey 8,210 2.15 1.86 $13.52 $28,120




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 8,210 2.15 1.86 $13.52 $28,120
Florida 15,620 2.10 1.82 $13.42 $27,910
California 24,300 1.65 1.43 $15.49 $32,220
Vermont 490 1.64 1.42 $14.76 $30,700
Montana 680 1.56 1.35 $12.48 $25,960




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 640 0.96 0.83 $19.63 $40,830
Alaska 420 1.30 1.12 $16.04 $33,370
Rhode Island 480 1.04 0.90 $15.69 $32,630
Oregon 1,690 1.03 0.89 $15.66 $32,580
California 24,300 1.65 1.43 $15.49 $32,220





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 7,440 1.42 1.23 $14.36 $29,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,730 1.69 1.47 $15.19 $31,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,520 1.64 1.42 $15.80 $32,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,460 1.25 1.09 $14.91 $31,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.76 0.66 $13.63 $28,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,660 1.83 1.59 $15.57 $32,390
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,660 2.59 2.25 $14.52 $30,200
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,600 3.10 2.69 $16.82 $34,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.30 1.13 $13.41 $27,900
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,350 2.04 1.77 $13.63 $28,350


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