Occupational Wages

Summary: Estimated employment and average and median wages for approximately 900 occupations

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This database reports estimated employment and average and median wages for about 1,000 occupations in states and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).  Wages are reported in current dollars and are available based on ownership type, i.e., public, private, or all employers and are available for the U.S., states, and many metropolitan areas.  


Note that in some cases occupational wages are reported by industry.  Also, mapping is available only for states.

Geographic Coverage: States, Metropolitan Area

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1998 - 2021

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2022, October 3). Occupational Wages.
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Derived From: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Updated:  Oct. 03, 2022 Estimated next update: Sep. 30, 2023

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