Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

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)
55,040 0.9 % $35.59 $74,020 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.87 $24.03 $31.99 $42.95 $57.15
Annual Wage (2) $39,250 $49,970 $66,530 $89,340 $118,880

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises 5,690 $43.17 $89,800
Local government (OES designation) 2,530 $31.28 $65,060
Depository credit intermediation 2,120 $35.39 $73,610
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,790 $33.50 $69,670
Insurance carriers 1,520 $40.29 $83,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Securities and commodity exchanges 30 $52.40 $109,000
Nonresidential building construction 460 $47.93 $99,690
Software publishers 250 $47.19 $98,150
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 110 $46.72 $97,180
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 420 $46.55 $96,830

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
District of Columbia 810 $30.57 $63,590 0.134%
Tennessee 2,120 $28.34 $58,940 0.080%
Illinois 4,120 $33.68 $70,060 0.072%
Idaho 380 $26.35 $54,810 0.066%
Massachusetts 1,940 $42.96 $89,350 0.062%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Minnesota 480 $46.18 $96,060 0.018%
New Jersey 1,170 $45.27 $94,150 0.030%
New York 4,110 $45.20 $94,020 0.050%
Connecticut 640 $44.85 $93,290 0.039%
Massachusetts 1,940 $42.96 $89,350 0.062%

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
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 390 $36.53 $75,980 0.111%
State College, PA MSA 70 $29.18 $60,700 0.110%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA 190 $38.57 $80,210 0.107%
Boise City, ID MSA 250 $26.20 $54,490 0.107%
Knoxville, TN MSA 360 $28.15 $58,540 0.104%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 110 $52.15 $108,460 0.055%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 220 $50.82 $105,710 0.035%
New York, NY PMSA 2,390 $49.81 $103,600 0.060%
Brockton, MA PMSA 30 $48.51 $100,900 0.030%
Danbury, CT PMSA 50 $48.34 $100,540 0.055%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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