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Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Occupational Employment and Wages in Dayton, Ohio MSA – May 2012


Workers in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.06 in May 2012, compared to the nationwide average of $22.01, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Charlene Peiffer noted that, after testing for statistical significance, no occupational groups in the local area recorded wages significantly higher than their respective national averages among the 22 major occupational categories. Thirteen groups had significantly lower wages than their respective national averages, including management; construction and extraction; and legal occupations.

When compared to the nationwide distribution, local employment was more highly concentrated in 6 of the 22 occupational groups, including production; healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; and architecture and engineering. Conversely, seven groups had employment shares significantly below their national representation, including construction and extraction, sales and related occupations, and personal care and service. (See table A and box note at end of release.)

Table A. Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2012
Major occupational group Percent of total employment Mean hourly wage
United States Dayton United States Dayton Percent difference (1)

Total, all occupations

100.0% 100.0% $22.01 $21.06 -4

Management

4.9 4.5* 52.20 46.08* -12

Business and financial operations

4.9 5.1 33.44 32.36 -3

Computer and mathematical

2.7 3.4* 38.55 34.88* -10

Architecture and engineering

1.8 2.8* 37.98 39.04 3

Life, physical, and social science

0.8 0.8 32.87 34.86 6

Community and social services

1.4 1.5 21.27 20.90 -2

Legal

0.8 (2) 47.39 43.11* -9

Education, training, and library

6.4 6.7 24.62 24.68 0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1.3 1.1* 26.20 21.69* -17

Healthcare practitioner and technical

5.9 7.2* 35.35 33.79 -4

Healthcare support

3.0 4.2* 13.36 12.92* -3

Protective service

2.5 1.8* 20.70 19.13* -8

Food preparation and serving related

8.9 9.5* 10.28 9.67* -6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

3.3 3.1 12.34 12.74 3

Personal care and service

2.9 2.2* 11.80 10.92* -7

Sales and related

10.6 9.8* 18.26 16.08* -12

Office and administrative support

16.4 15.8 16.54 15.64* -5

Farming, fishing, and forestry

0.3 (2) 11.65 11.95 3

Construction and extraction

3.8 2.5* 21.61 20.18* -7

Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.9 3.4* 21.09 19.58* -7

Production

6.6 7.9* 16.59 16.55 0

Transportation and material moving

6.7 6.1 16.15 15.08* -7

Footnotes:
* The percent share of employment or mean hourly wage for this area is significantly different from the national average of all areas at the 90-percent confidence level.
(1) A positive percent difference measures how much the mean wage in Dayton is above the national mean wage, while a negative difference reflects a lower wage.
(2) Estimate not released.

One occupational group—healthcare practitioners and technical—was chosen to illustrate the diversity of data available for any of the 22 major occupational categories. Dayton had 26,430 jobs in healthcare practitioners and technical, accounting for 7.2 percent of local area employment, significantly higher than the 5.9-percent share nationally. The average hourly wage for this occupational group locally was $33.79, compared to the national wage of $35.35.

With employment of 9,750, registered nurses was the largest occupation within the healthcare practitioners and technical group, followed by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (3,030) and pharmacy technicians (1,200). Among the higher paying jobs were psychiatrists and obstetricians and gynecologists, with mean hourly wages of $114.66 and $103.45, respectively. At the lower end of the wage scale were emergency medical technicians and paramedics ($12.11) and pharmacy technicians ($13.23). (Detailed occupational data for healthcare practitioners and technical are presented in table 1; for a complete listing of detailed occupations available go to www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_19380.htm)

Location quotients allow for the exploration of an area’s occupational make-up by comparing the composition of jobs in an area relative to the national average. (See table 1.) For example, a location quotient of 2.0 indicates that an occupation accounts for twice the share of employment in the area than it does nationally. In the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, above average concentrations of employment were found in some of the occupations within the healthcare practitioners and technical group. For instance, general internists were employed at 2.3 times the national rate in Dayton, and diagnostic medical sonographers, at 1.8 times the U.S. average. On the other hand, medical and clinical laboratory technologists had a location quotient of 1.1 in Dayton, indicating that this particular occupation’s local and national employment shares were similar.

These statistics are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, a federal-state cooperative program between BLS and State Workforce Agencies, in this case, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

With the release of the May 2012 estimates, OES data are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system for the first time. The OES survey provides estimates of employment and hourly and annual wages for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups and more than 800 detailed occupations for the nation, states, metropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas. In addition, employment and wage estimates for 94 minor groups and 458 broad occupations are available in the national data for the first time. Information about the 2010 SOC is available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/soc.

The May 2012 OES estimates are the first to be produced using the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Information about the 2012 NAICS is available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm .

OES wage and employment data for the 22 major occupational groups in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area were compared to their respective national averages based on statistical significance testing. Only those occupations with wages or employment shares above or below the national wage or share after testing for significance at the 90-percent confidence level meet the criteria.

NOTE: A value that is statistically different from another does not necessarily mean that the difference has economic or practical significance. Statistical significance is concerned with the ability to make confident statements about a universe based on a sample. It is entirely possible that a large difference between two values is not significantly different statistically, while a small difference is, since both the size and heterogeneity of the sample affect the relative error of the data being tested.


Technical Note

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a semiannual mail survey measuring occupational employment and wage rates for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in the United States. Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are also surveyed, but their data are not included in the national estimates. OES estimates are constructed from a sample of about 1.2 million establishments. Forms are mailed to approximately 200,000 sampled establishments in May and November each year for a 3-year period. May 2012 estimates are based on responses from six semiannual panels collected in May 2012, November 2011, May 2011, November 2010, May 2010, and November 2009. The overall national response rate for the six panels is 76.6 percent based on establishments and 72.9 percent based on employment. The sample in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area included 3,115 establishments with a response rate of 76 percent. For more information about OES concepts and methodology, go to www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.tn.htm.

Area definitions

The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

The Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area  includes Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble Counties.

Additional information

OES data are available on our regional web page at www.bls.gov/ro5/home.htm. Answers to frequently asked questions about the OES data are available at www.bls.gov/oes/oes_ques.htm. Detailed technical information about the OES survey is available in our Survey Methods and Reliability Statement on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/oes/2012/may/methods_statement.pdf. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request – Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.

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Table 1. Employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey, by occupation, Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, May 2012
Occupation (1) Employment Mean wages
Level (2) Location quotient (3) Hourly Annual(4)

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

26,4301.2$33.79$70,290

Chiropractors

400.559.06122,850

Dentists, General

2601.084.44175,630

Dietitians and Nutritionists

1801.124.0249,960

Optometrists

600.854.62113,600

Pharmacists

7100.953.43111,140

Anesthesiologists

(5)(5)(6)(6)

Family and General Practitioners

5101.683.52173,730

Internists, General

2902.361.76128,460

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

701.1103.45215,190

Pediatricians, General

(5)(5)84.90176,590

Psychiatrists

300.5114.66238,500

Surgeons

2001.7(6)(6)

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

1,0701.287.71182,440

Physician Assistants

2200.942.2187,800

Occupational Therapists

3201.138.5780,230

Physical Therapists

4500.839.0081,120

Radiation Therapists

701.432.2667,110

Recreational Therapists

500.924.1350,190

Respiratory Therapists

4801.525.5353,100

Speech-Language Pathologists

3801.134.9772,740

Therapists, All Other

1103.233.7470,180

Veterinarians

700.441.8887,100

Registered Nurses

9,7501.329.3661,060

Nurse Anesthetists

(5)(5)80.20166,820

Nurse Practitioners

2600.939.9383,050

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

4801.127.4056,990

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

4100.918.3338,120

Dental Hygienists

4300.832.1066,760

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

1601.124.2350,400

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

2901.830.6563,740

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

400.831.4065,310

Radiologic Technologists

7201.324.5851,130

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

1301.526.6155,360

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

4300.712.1125,200

Dietetic Technicians

801.117.2035,780

Pharmacy Technicians

1,2001.213.2327,520

Surgical Technologists

2300.820.5042,650

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

3901.613.4227,910

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

(5)(5)16.3634,030

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

3,0301.519.6140,780

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

7501.515.8733,020

Opticians, Dispensing

3101.714.8430,860

Orthotists and Prosthetists

703.1(5)(5)

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

4201.818.5738,620

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

1500.934.4071,540

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

301.023.2048,250

Athletic Trainers

701.3(5)43,140

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

1501.121.0243,710

Footnotes:
(1) For a complete listing of all detailed occupations in Dayton, OH, see www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_19380.htm.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) Estimate not released.
(6) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

 

Last Modified Date: May 9, 2013