Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
85,880 1.6 % $23.04 $47,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.54 $16.83 $21.68 $27.52 $34.74
Annual Wage (2) $28,160 $35,000 $45,100 $57,230 $72,250

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 9,250 $23.68 $49,250 1 73
Management of companies and enterprises 6,400 $25.00 $52,000 2 50
State government (OES designation) 6,370 $19.41 $40,360 3 163
Professional and similar organizations 4,770 $21.13 $43,940 4 135
Insurance carriers 4,510 $23.21 $48,270 5 82

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Oil and gas extraction 340 $34.32 $71,380 39 1
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 310 $32.78 $68,180 41 2
Natural gas distribution 100 $31.40 $65,320 94 3
Motion picture and video industries (6) $30.61 $63,670 (6) 4
Wireless telecommunications carriers 380 $28.72 $59,740 35 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Delaware 650 $21.18 $44,060 0.162% 168
New York 7,920 $25.55 $53,140 0.096% 194
Florida 6,510 $20.42 $42,470 0.091% 208
New Jersey 3,420 $25.30 $52,620 0.089% 198
Missouri 2,240 $20.70 $43,060 0.085% 193

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 100 $26.67 $55,470 0.035% 104
California 9,060 $25.98 $54,040 0.063% 199
District of Columbia 430 $25.84 $53,750 0.072% 149
Massachusetts 2,400 $25.63 $53,310 0.075% 166
New York 7,920 $25.55 $53,140 0.096% 194

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tallahassee, FL MSA 700 $18.27 $38,000 0.449%
Olympia, WA PMSA 250 $20.18 $41,970 0.293%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 510 $22.67 $47,150 0.246%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 630 $14.13 $29,380 0.215%
Dover, DE MSA 100 $21.57 $44,870 0.188%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA (6) $34.03 $70,780 (6)
Columbus, GA-AL MSA 110 $33.19 $69,030 0.097%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 240 $31.84 $66,220 0.062%
South Bend, IN MSA 80 $31.68 $65,900 0.063%
Benton Harbor, MI MSA 40 $27.88 $58,000 0.062%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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