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Massachusetts occupational employment and wage data are derived from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, a program operated in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data are collected statewide and for seven Metropolitan New England City and Town Statistical Areas (NECTA's) and nine Divisions. In addition, the Department of Unemployment Assistance produces occupational employment and wages for the Commonwealth's 16 Workforce Development Areas (WDA's).

NOTE TO DATA USERS; As of March 31, 2016, the May 2015 survey data are available. Data include employment, median, mean, entry and experienced occupational wages. Annual wage data will be displayed. Hourly data can be accessed by clicking the hourly data link at the top of the data results page. For assistance, please email

As of March 31, 2016 the 2010 Census area delineations have been implemented resulting in changes to the geographic composition of sub-state areas. This realignment has allowed for the publication of each of the NECTA divisions in the newly defined Boston-Cambridge-Nashua MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA.
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  Instructions: Follow the steps below to set up your query for OES information...
Select the Geography
Choose an area type from the list. If 'State' is chosen, the next box will be defaulted to 'Massachusetts.'
Select the Specific Geographical Area
Select the Specific Geographic Area.
Select the Occupation
To search for an occupation, enter the keywords below and click the 'Search' button to view a list of occupations. You must select the Specific Geographic Area before accessing the Search functionality.

If you know the code of the Occupation or Occupational Group, select it from the list below.

To get all occupations for a given area select "00-0000 Total all occupations"