Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

11-2021 Marketing Managers

Determine the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

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)
182,600 1.0 % $44.32 $92,190 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.34 $28.07 $40.01 $55.39 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $42,310 $58,390 $83,210 $115,220 (5)

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
Management of companies and enterprises 17,580 $50.30 $104,610 1 26
Computer systems design and related services 7,770 $53.79 $111,880 2 6
Depository credit intermediation 6,070 $39.11 $81,360 3 158
Insurance carriers 5,880 $45.37 $94,360 4 75
Architectural and engineering services 5,570 $42.14 $87,650 5 129

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 170 $59.55 $123,860 149 1
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 2,330 $59.06 $122,850 17 2
Other financial investment activities (6) $56.83 $118,210 (6) 3
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 2,440 $56.57 $117,670 16 4
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,030 $55.84 $116,140 20 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
Massachusetts 8,080 $49.87 $103,730 0.255% 19
District of Columbia 1,460 $39.66 $82,490 0.246% 39
California 31,160 $50.24 $104,500 0.215% 20
Maryland 4,780 $39.53 $82,230 0.196% 33
Rhode Island 880 $41.01 $85,290 0.186% 23

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 12,860 $55.92 $116,320 0.156% 17
New Jersey 5,150 $54.18 $112,700 0.133% 17
Minnesota 4,090 $53.87 $112,050 0.157% 14
Connecticut 2,690 $52.64 $109,490 0.164% 21
California 31,160 $50.24 $104,500 0.215% 20

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
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,940 $61.67 $128,270 0.563%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 2,240 $49.23 $102,400 0.338%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 3,270 $52.60 $109,400 0.335%
Nashua, NH PMSA 310 $45.47 $94,580 0.333%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 400 $46.45 $96,620 0.322%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,940 $61.67 $128,270 0.563%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 640 $61.10 $127,080 0.320%
New York, NY PMSA 8,640 $59.35 $123,450 0.217%
Danbury, CT PMSA 220 $59.32 $123,380 0.247%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 80 $57.72 $120,050 0.153%

About May 2003 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2004

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