The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Unit surveys approximately 35,000 establishments each year to collect occupational employment and wage data. Employers are sampled during the survey reference months in May or November. The information collected is critical to providing good state and local economic data to EDD's customers. To facilitate data collection, each survey identifies specific occupations depending on the industry of the employer establishment.
The OES Unit is now processing the returned surveys sent out during the May 2013 reference period. The survey uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to classify the duties of the workers. The SOC was developed in response to a growing need for a universal occupational classification system, the same one used by the Census. It was designed to cover all occupations in which work is performed for pay or profit, reflecting the current occupational structure in the United States. More information about the OES survey can be found on EDD's Internet website at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
, first selecting LMI by Subject - "Occupations", and then Data by Occupation - "Wages and Employment" and finally Download Wages and Employment - "current and historical Excel Files by area". You will find employment and wage estimates available from 2001 to 2013.
Median Hourly Wage for Selected Occupations by Area - 1st Quarter 2013
Source: California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division, 2013
We hope this information will be useful to our customers involved in all aspects of the California economy. If you are one of the employers selected to participate this year, please help by completing the survey and sending it back in the return envelope. Additionally, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our OES survey representatives at 1-800-826-4896 or by e-mail at OESCalifornia@idcf.bls.gov.