Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
86,450 1.6 % $23.86 $49,620 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.29 $17.58 $22.53 $28.38 $35.55
Annual Wage (2) $29,720 $36,570 $46,860 $59,040 $73,950

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) 9,240 $24.42 $50,800 1 78
Management of companies and enterprises 6,560 $25.01 $52,020 2 67
State government (OES designation) 6,370 $20.09 $41,790 3 169
Insurance carriers 4,290 $23.43 $48,730 4 101
Professional and similar organizations 3,680 $22.20 $46,170 5 129

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 300 $32.43 $67,450 40 1
Natural gas distribution 100 $32.26 $67,100 95 2
Motion picture and video industries (6) $31.81 $66,160 (6) 3
Waste collection 30 $30.88 $64,230 165 4
Oil and gas extraction 230 $30.49 $63,410 49 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 550 $21.81 $45,360 0.137% 164
Utah 1,080 $21.36 $44,430 0.104% 180
New York 8,440 $26.94 $56,030 0.102% 190
Connecticut 1,490 $25.90 $53,880 0.091% 171
Florida 6,420 $21.66 $45,050 0.089% 206

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 410 $27.41 $57,000 0.069% 138
Massachusetts 2,420 $26.97 $56,090 0.076% 163
New York 8,440 $26.94 $56,030 0.102% 190
California 9,240 $26.82 $55,780 0.064% 221
New Jersey 3,160 $26.28 $54,660 0.082% 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 710 $19.06 $39,650 0.452%
Olympia, WA PMSA 240 $21.01 $43,700 0.283%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 460 $24.85 $51,690 0.220%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 600 $14.70 $30,570 0.202%
Dover, DE MSA 100 $22.25 $46,270 0.189%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
South Bend, IN MSA 80 $32.08 $66,730 0.064%
Columbus, GA-AL MSA 90 $29.93 $62,250 0.079%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 200 $29.09 $60,520 0.050%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 90 $28.79 $59,890 0.072%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 190 $28.66 $59,600 0.095%

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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