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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,725,670 0.7 % $25.89 $53,850 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $13.77 $20.98 $31.77 $45.42
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470


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 134,960 27.95 $25.00 $52,010
Motion Picture and Video Industries 129,500 36.75 $41.76 $86,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,370 57.64 $23.85 $49,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 94,250 1.12 $18.22 $37,900
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 92,580 22.05 $31.91 $66,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment(1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 29,420 61.60 $33.75 $70,200
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,370 57.64 $23.85 $49,600
Performing Arts Companies 57,210 50.50 $28.11 $58,460
Florists 31,720 46.29 $12.08 $25,120
Specialized Design Services 52,700 46.05 $27.05 $56,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment(1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 40 0.09 $43.88 $91,280
Motion Picture and Video Industries 129,500 36.75 $41.76 $86,860
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,030 0.67 $41.44 $86,190
Postal Service 120 0.02 $40.78 $84,820
Legal Services 1,930 0.17 $38.17 $79,400


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 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
Texas 106,350 10.32 0.77 $21.99 $45,730
Florida 87,170 12.19 0.91 $21.88 $45,500
Illinois 70,530 12.65 0.94 $23.69 $49,280




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)
District of Columbia 25,640 39.76 2.96 $36.43 $75,760
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
California 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
Vermont 5,280 18.14 1.35 $19.73 $41,040
Colorado 37,340 17.14 1.27 $23.66 $49,210




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 25,640 39.76 2.96 $36.43 $75,760
California 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
Massachusetts 50,380 15.96 1.19 $27.69 $57,590
Virginia 49,990 14.07 1.05 $27.38 $56,940





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 142,530 28.16 2.09 $36.74 $76,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 134,810 35.26 2.62 $41.62 $86,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,430 23.56 1.75 $33.87 $70,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50,770 14.17 1.05 $25.32 $52,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,610 19.46 1.45 $29.43 $61,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,320 17.13 1.27 $24.61 $51,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 27,250 12.23 0.91 $25.12 $52,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 26,870 19.62 1.46 $27.79 $57,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,540 12.98 0.96 $24.61 $51,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,890 26.98 2.01 $34.32 $71,390




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 134,810 35.26 2.62 $41.62 $86,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 142,530 28.16 2.09 $36.74 $76,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,890 26.98 2.01 $34.32 $71,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,430 23.56 1.75 $33.87 $70,450
Lawrence, KS 1,050 23.10 1.72 $16.16 $33,610
Boulder, CO 3,560 22.89 1.70 $23.80 $49,500
Muncie, IN 930 21.61 1.61 $16.65 $34,630
Bloomington-Normal, IL 1,740 20.06 1.49 $24.90 $51,790
Missoula, MT 1,070 19.91 1.48 $16.79 $34,930
Santa Fe, NM 1,180 19.80 1.47 $18.91 $39,340




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 134,810 35.26 2.62 $41.62 $86,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 142,530 28.16 2.09 $36.74 $76,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,890 26.98 2.01 $34.32 $71,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,430 23.56 1.75 $33.87 $70,450
Gainesville, GA 550 7.79 0.58 $33.55 $69,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13,280 15.15 1.13 $32.24 $67,070
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 2,110 15.82 1.18 $31.09 $64,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 2,300 14.78 1.10 $30.98 $64,430
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 2,470 11.41 0.85 $29.92 $62,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 3,200 11.21 0.83 $29.84 $62,060

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 4,260 11.18 0.83 $14.07 $29,260
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 2,380 8.65 0.64 $18.30 $38,070
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 2,380 10.82 0.80 $14.77 $30,710
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 2,230 9.54 0.71 $21.78 $45,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,100 9.54 0.71 $15.55 $32,340

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 2,030 28.25 2.10 $18.95 $39,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 2,070 20.28 1.51 $17.59 $36,590
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 410 19.00 1.41 $27.99 $58,210
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 620 17.26 1.28 $17.37 $36,140
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 1,150 16.41 1.22 $16.74 $34,810

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 410 19.00 1.41 $27.99 $58,210
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 440 10.41 0.77 $27.04 $56,230
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 180 11.45 0.85 $26.75 $55,640
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 320 12.09 0.90 $23.89 $49,690
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 220 16.14 1.20 $23.60 $49,080


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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