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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Wages by Occupation and Industry

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The EDD/Labor Market Information Division in partnership with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects employment and wages data through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Quarterly Census of Wages (QCEW) programs. The EDD/Labor Market Information Division also publishes other relevant data sets such as hours and earnings for select industries in order to fully inform our customers.

Employment and Wages by Occupation (OES)

The Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them. The wage data has not been validated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and are not official BLS data series; however, EDD Labor Market Information Division feels that the additional information is useful to users of our wage data.

Wage data for all geographical areas have been updated to the first quarter of 2017 by applying the U. S. Department of Labor's Employment Cost Index to the 2010 SOC wage database. The occupational employment estimates are for May 2016. For more information on the data methodology visit OES Survey FAQs.

See the OES Wages Data Search Tool to select just the occupation you want, or to compare wages across geography.

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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance laws. The QCEW program serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information at the state and county levels and provides the most detailed industry data available. The QCEW data is usually published six months after the end of the quarter.

The QCEW data is also called Detailed Industry Data and Employment and Payroll Data. It was formerly known as the ES202 Program data.

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Hours and Earnings by Selected Industries

Average Weekly Earnings
Average Weekly Hours
Average Hourly Earnings

Hours and Earnings Data using the NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: For detailed description about this data set visit the Hours and Earnings Data and Methodology.

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Additional Data

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