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)
11,260 3.3 % $16.97 $35,300 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $12.32 $15.93 $21.19 $26.26
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $25,620 $33,130 $44,080 $54,620


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 3,810 0.87 $16.13 $33,560
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 0.20 $17.22 $35,820
Business Support Services 750 0.09 $17.58 $36,560
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 640 0.14 $19.91 $41,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 600 0.03 $18.85 $39,200

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 3,810 0.87 $16.13 $33,560
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 0.20 $17.22 $35,820
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 640 0.14 $19.91 $41,410
Other Information Services 270 0.14 $19.34 $40,220
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 350 0.13 $14.61 $30,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 50 0.01 $21.79 $45,330
Legal Services 510 0.05 $20.92 $43,520
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $20.08 $41,780
Educational Support Services 70 0.05 $20.07 $41,740
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 640 0.14 $19.91 $41,410


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 1,790 0.21 2.44 $17.82 $37,070
California 880 0.06 0.70 $21.33 $44,380
Ohio 580 0.11 1.34 $12.50 $26,000
Texas 550 0.05 0.60 $17.09 $35,540
Pennsylvania 540 0.10 1.13 $16.27 $33,850




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 York 1,790 0.21 2.44 $17.82 $37,070
Minnesota 450 0.17 1.98 $15.14 $31,480
Utah 190 0.16 1.83 $15.85 $32,970
Kansas 210 0.16 1.89 $14.08 $29,300
Iowa 220 0.15 1.76 $15.84 $32,950




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 30 0.05 0.57 $24.14 $50,210
California 880 0.06 0.70 $21.33 $44,380
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $19.98 $41,570
Illinois 430 0.08 0.90 $19.39 $40,330
New Hampshire 50 0.09 1.04 $17.97 $37,380





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 1,530 0.29 3.44 $18.84 $39,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.33 3.84 $19.69 $40,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.08 $19.66 $40,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.94 $22.86 $47,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.17 1.99 $16.00 $33,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.12 1.47 $15.98 $33,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.09 1.01 $16.64 $34,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 0.68 $19.25 $40,050
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.24 2.87 $15.90 $33,070
Baltimore-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.43 $14.98 $31,170




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 30 0.52 6.15 $14.03 $29,180
Fargo, ND-MN 50 0.35 4.15 $14.74 $30,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.33 3.84 $19.69 $40,950
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.29 3.45 $17.86 $37,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.29 3.44 $18.84 $39,190
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.24 2.87 $15.90 $33,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.17 1.99 $16.00 $33,280
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 50 0.15 1.80 (8) (8)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.61 $17.37 $36,130
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.13 1.50 $20.35 $42,320




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.10 1.17 $23.72 $49,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.58 $22.97 $47,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.94 $22.86 $47,540
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.72 $20.97 $43,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.82 $20.37 $42,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.38 $20.35 $42,330
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.13 1.50 $20.35 $42,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.89 $19.70 $40,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.33 3.84 $19.69 $40,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.08 $19.66 $40,880

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 2.07 $12.97 $26,970
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.64 $14.33 $29,800

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.64 $14.33 $29,800
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 2.07 $12.97 $26,970

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 2.64 $14.33 $29,800
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 2.07 $12.97 $26,970


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