Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

43-9031 Desktop Publishers

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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)
14,360 3.3 % $19.77 $41,130 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $13.41 $18.20 $24.23 $31.15
Annual Wage (2) $19,840 $27,900 $37,850 $50,410 $64,790


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 4,830 1.10 $17.58 $36,570
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,400 0.53 $19.83 $41,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 710 0.03 $20.46 $42,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 560 0.05 $20.21 $42,030
Employment Services 450 0.01 $19.44 $40,430

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 4,830 1.10 $17.58 $36,570
Printing and Related Support Activities 2,400 0.53 $19.83 $41,250
Other Information Services 340 0.18 $20.40 $42,430
Specialized Design Services 150 0.12 $25.76 $53,580
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 350 0.08 $18.76 $39,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $26.88 $55,900
Specialized Design Services 150 0.12 $25.76 $53,580
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $25.67 $53,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $25.40 $52,830
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $25.32 $52,670


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 1,250 0.08 0.78 $23.75 $49,400
Texas 1,170 0.11 0.99 $16.10 $33,480
New York 950 0.11 1.02 $25.33 $52,690
Florida 860 0.12 1.06 $14.98 $31,160
Pennsylvania 830 0.15 1.36 $21.40 $44,520




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)
Vermont 80 0.26 2.41 $18.62 $38,720
Nebraska 210 0.23 2.11 $14.40 $29,960
Kansas 310 0.23 2.16 $16.60 $34,520
Michigan 720 0.18 1.65 $18.82 $39,150
Massachusetts 580 0.18 1.66 $22.10 $45,970




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 950 0.11 1.02 $25.33 $52,690
California 1,250 0.08 0.78 $23.75 $49,400
Minnesota 420 0.16 1.44 $22.80 $47,420
New Jersey 250 0.06 0.59 $22.12 $46,020
Massachusetts 580 0.18 1.66 $22.10 $45,970





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 630 0.12 1.11 $26.75 $55,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 1.23 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.22 2.02 $22.75 $47,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 0.81 $23.30 $48,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.14 1.34 $18.44 $38,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 300 0.26 2.40 $13.02 $27,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 1.14 $21.97 $45,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 1.14 $21.86 $45,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.44 $22.09 $45,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 1.37 $25.43 $52,900




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 60 0.68 6.31 $21.05 $43,780
Lincoln, NE 100 0.60 5.52 $13.31 $27,680
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.60 5.51 $18.40 $38,280
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 200 0.49 4.54 $11.58 $24,080
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.43 3.94 $23.83 $49,560
Topeka, KS 40 0.34 3.14 $17.62 $36,650
Madison, WI 120 0.34 3.13 $20.53 $42,700
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.33 3.07 $19.87 $41,320
Salem, OR 50 0.33 3.00 $22.64 $47,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 300 0.26 2.40 $13.02 $27,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.66 $28.89 $60,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.06 0.53 $27.89 $58,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.12 1.11 $26.75 $55,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 0.67 $25.48 $52,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 1.37 $25.43 $52,900
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.92 $25.01 $52,030
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.19 1.75 $23.86 $49,630
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.43 3.94 $23.83 $49,560
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.60 $23.80 $49,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.45 4.14 $15.73 $32,710
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 2.32 $12.38 $25,740
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 6.35 $14.05 $29,220
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 3.29 $18.40 $38,280
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.69 $14.27 $29,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 6.35 $14.05 $29,220
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.45 4.14 $15.73 $32,710
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 3.29 $18.40 $38,280
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.69 $14.27 $29,680
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.57 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 3.29 $18.40 $38,280
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.99 $18.23 $37,910
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.70 $18.10 $37,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.30 $33,910
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.45 4.14 $15.73 $32,710


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014