Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)

data.edd.ca.gov | Last Updated 26 Jul 2017

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey collects data from a sample of establishments and calculates employment and wage estimates by occupation, industry, and geographic area. The semiannual survey covers all non-farm industries. Data are collected by the Employment Development Department in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. The OES Program estimates employment and wages for over 800 occupations from an annual sample of approx. 34,000 California employers. It also produces employment and wage estimates for statewide, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and Balance of State areas. Estimates are a snapshot in time and should not be used as a time series.

Tags: oes, wages, occupational employment statistics, oes survey

This dataset has the following 16 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Area Typearea_typetextThe type of geographic area: California-Statewide, Metropolitan Area, or OES Survey Region.
Area Namearea_nametextThe official name of the geographic area. (Previous): Delineations based on 1990 Census (Current): Delineations based on 2010 Census
YearyearnumberThe referenced 4-digit calendar year
QuarterquartertextThe referenced calendar quarter. 1st Qtr = January – March; 2nd Qtr = April – June; 3rd Qtr = July – Sept; 4th Qtr = Oct – Dec
Industry Nameindustry_nametextOfficial industry name for NAICS Code.
Standard Occupational Codestandard_occupational_codenumberThe OES survey categorizes workers into nearly 800 detailed occupations based on the Office of Management and Budget's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.
Occupational Titleoccupational_titletextThe OES survey categorizes workers into 821 detailed occupations based on the Office of Management and Budget’s 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Together, these detailed occupations make up 22 of the 23 SOC major occupational groups. Major group 55, Military Specific Occupations, is not included.
Wage Typewage_typetextDescription of the period type for the reported wage, either hourly or annual.
Number of Employednumber_of_employednumberOccupational Employment – The number of part-time and full-time workers who are paid a wage of salary
Mean Wagemean_wagemoneyMean of all wages in an occupation
10th Percentile Wage_10th_percentile_wagemoney
25th Percentile Wage_25th_percentile_wagemoney
50th Percentile (Median) Wage_50th_percentile_median_wagemoneyMedian of all wages in an occupation.
75th Percentile Wage_75th_percentile_wagemoneyHourly or Annual Wage at seventy-fifth percentile
90th Percentile Wage_90th_percentile_wagemoneyHourly or Annual Wage at the ninetieth percentile
Mean Relative Standard Error for Wagemean_relative_standard_error_for_wagenumber