Industries at a Glance

Management of Companies and Enterprises: NAICS 55

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About the Management of Companies and Enterprises sector

The management of companies and enterprises sector is part of the professional and business services supersector.

The Management of Companies and Enterprises sector comprises (1) establishments that hold the securities of (or other equity interests in) companies and enterprises for the purpose of owning a controlling interest or influencing management decisions or (2) establishments (except government establishments) that administer, oversee, and manage establishments of the company or enterprise and that normally undertake the strategic or organizational planning and decision making role of the company or enterprise. Establishments that administer, oversee, and manage may hold the securities of the company or enterprise.

Establishments in this sector perform essential activities that are often undertaken, in-house, by establishments in many sectors of the economy. By consolidating the performance of these activities of the enterprise at one establishment, economies of scale are achieved.

North American Industry Classification System

The management of companies and enterprises sector consists of a single subsector, Management of Companies and Enterprises: NAICS 551. Data published under either the sector or subsector classification are included in the tables below. The subsector consists of a single industry group, Management of Companies and Enterprises: NAICS 5511.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in management of companies and enterprises. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2014
May
2014
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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2,132.1 2,133.2 (P) 2,136.5 (P) 2,142.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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1,480.9 1,489.5 (P) 1,503.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Accountants and auditors

86,980

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

75,040

Financial managers

58,920

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

48,740

General and operations managers

83,440

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for management of companies and enterprises.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in management of companies and enterprises.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$36.47 $36.46 $36.23 (P) $36.77

Average weekly hours

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39.1 38.3 38.3 (P) 39.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2014
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2014

Average hourly earnings

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$27.01 $27.02 $26.79 (P) $27.10

Average weekly hours

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37.6 37.2 37.3 (P) 38.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Accountants and auditors

$31.87 $34.58 $66,290 $71,920

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

$17.66 $18.32 $36,720 $38,100

Financial managers

$61.91 $68.77 $128,780 $143,040

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

$27.76 $29.49 $57,740 $61,340

General and operations managers

$61.77 $70.12 $128,480 $145,850

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in management of companies and enterprises. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

2

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

1.7 1.5 1.4 1.1

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5

Cases involving days away from work

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in management of companies and enterprises.

Establishments

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2013
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2013
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2013

Number of establishments

Private industry

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(P) 58,217 (P) 58,355 (P) 58,643 (P) 58,872

Local government

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

The Editor's Desk

See industry studies in the subject matter index of The Editor's Desk (Current Edition).

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

Data extracted on: August 27, 2014

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