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Employment and wages by occupation are compiled using results from a semiannual survey conducted by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. The sample-based survey asks employers to provide data regarding occupational employment and wages for their establishment. The results are summarized and estimates of employment and wage (annual and/or hourly) data are calculated for most occupations in the state, its metro areas and designated nonmetro areas. The 2013 employment and wages by occupation are the most recent data available.

Employment and wages by occupation generally include workers covered by the unemployment insurance program and exclude both farm and nonfarm self-employed workers, private household workers, unpaid family workers, and owners or partners of unincorporated firms. Wages do not include overtime or bonus pay. There is a standard four-month time lag to publication after the end of a calendar year. The data are based on a point-in-time survey and should not be used as a time series. Geographic coverage is limited to statewide, three metro areas and four nonmetro areas. Employment and wages by occupation can be used to analyze occupational wage rates across markets, develop staffing patterns and occupation projections, and plan for careers.

To pinpoint your area of interest, please review our metro and nonmetro area maps.

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Last Update: April 2014 | Update Cycle: Annually

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