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Occupational Wage Estimates

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Base data are obtained from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, a semi-annual voluntary mail survey of approximately 15,000 (per year) Ohio employers. The data presented below reflect half of the 2014 survey, 2015, 2016, and half of the 2017 survey data aged to March 2018 by applying the Employment Cost Index (ECI). The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services aged official OES data series for the state and metropolitan areas, which were developed in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additional information and the official OES data series can be found at Bureau of Labor Statistics OES Home. See Occupational Profiles for a listing of Standard Occupational Classification-based occupational codes, titles and definitions.

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Definitions

The definition of a wage for the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program is straight-time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Among the inclusions in the wage are base rate, cost-of-living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay including commissions and production bonuses, and on-call pay. Some exclusions from the wage are back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses, and tuition reimbursements.

There are certain occupations for which the mean hourly wage is not typical. Individuals in these occupations are paid on an annual basis and generally work fewer than 2,080 hours per year (40 hours per week x 52 weeks). Occupations for which annual data are provided are teachers, musical and entertainment occupations, aircraft pilots and flight attendants.

Employment

The Occupation Employment Statistics Survey defines employment as the number of workers who can be classified as full or part-time employees; workers on paid leave; paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms and workers assigned temporarily to other units. Excluded are contractors and temporary agency employees not on the payroll; unpaid family workers; workers on unpaid leave and proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms.

Employment represents the estimate of total wage and salary employment in an occupation across the industries in which it was surveyed. Not every occupation appears on the every survey form. Data for specific occupations are collected from establishments within industries that are the predominant employers of labor in those occupations.

Entry Wage

The entry wage is the mean of the lowest third of the wage distribution.

25th Percentile Wage

25th percentile hourly wage is the estimated 25th percentile of the distribution of wages. Twenty five percent of workers in an occupation earn wages below, and 75 percent earn wages above the 25th percentile wage.

Median Hourly Wage

Median hourly wage is the estimated 50th percentile of the distribution of wages. Fifty percent of workers in an occupation earn wages below, and 50 percent earn wages above the median wage.

75th Percentile Wage

75th percentile hourly wage is the estimated 75th percentile of the distribution of wages. Seventy-five percent of workers in an occupation earn wages below, and 25 percent earn wages above the 75th percentile wage.

Median Annual Wage

The median annual wage is the median hourly wage times 2,080 work hours per year.

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