Department of Labor : Office of Labor Market Information

Occupational Employment Statistics Program (OES)
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program is a semi-annual mail survey measuring occupational employment and wage rates for hourly and salaried workers in non-farm industries.  The survey produces employment, hourly wage, and annual wage estimates for 22 major occupational groups and over 800 detailed occupations.  These estimates are used by:
  • Businesses to analyze pay scales.
  • Job seekers and students in making employment and career decisions.
  • Educational institutions in determining training programs.
  • Government agencies for economic planning.

The OES program is conducted jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Office of Occupational Labor Market Information of the Delaware Department of Labor. The OES program uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) coding system to classify occupations and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to classify industries.  The information provided is used for statistical purposes only.  For more information on the OES program, please visit the BLS website at

Delaware Wages 2014 (Published On: 6/16/2015)
The estimates in this publication were derived from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey.  This valuable tool is made possible by the hundreds of Delaware employers who responded to the survey.  Data are published only if there are enough responses to ensure both quality and confidentiality. 


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