Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

11-3040 Human Resources Managers

This broad occupation includes the following three detailed occupations:

11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities and staff of an organization. Include job analysis and position description managers.

11-3042 Training and Development Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other
All Human Resources Managers not listed separately.

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)
171,530 0.8 % $36.15 $75,190 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.56 $24.27 $33.08 $44.50 $57.63
Annual Wage (2) $38,610 $50,480 $68,800 $92,560 $119,860

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 15,740 $43.54 $90,570 1 22
Local government (OES designation) 8,400 $33.81 $70,320 2 123
General medical and surgical hospitals 6,280 $33.65 $70,000 3 125
Depository credit intermediation 5,230 $33.92 $70,560 4 120
Insurance carriers 4,460 $41.41 $86,140 5 33

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Oil and gas extraction 400 $50.11 $104,220 94 1
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 830 $49.04 $102,010 45 2
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 360 $47.84 $99,500 104 3
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 1,600 $47.44 $98,670 20 4
Scientific research and development services 3,430 $47.34 $98,480 11 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
District of Columbia 2,110 $38.14 $79,330 0.355% 45
Illinois 11,450 $36.45 $75,810 0.199% 36
Massachusetts 5,940 $39.32 $81,780 0.187% 44
Pennsylvania 10,080 $32.50 $67,600 0.183% 60
Arizona 3,920 $30.20 $62,810 0.173% 62

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 5,850 $46.64 $97,010 0.151% 27
Connecticut 2,770 $44.49 $92,540 0.169% 32
Minnesota 3,320 $43.85 $91,210 0.128% 26
Michigan 3,900 $43.64 $90,760 0.090% 28
New York 11,810 $43.47 $90,410 0.143% 37

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
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 380 $42.01 $87,390 0.306%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,230 $47.64 $99,080 0.254%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 490 $51.96 $108,080 0.245%
Chicago, IL PMSA 8,830 $37.87 $78,770 0.222%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 5,910 $38.18 $79,410 0.219%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI MSA (6) $53.06 $110,360 (6)
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 490 $51.96 $108,080 0.245%
Danbury, CT PMSA 170 $50.30 $104,630 0.191%
Newark, NJ PMSA 1,650 $47.94 $99,710 0.171%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,230 $47.64 $99,080 0.254%

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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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