Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

11-1011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within the guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff 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)
334,960 0.7 % $67.73 $140,880 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.46 $43.99 $68.18 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $59,200 $91,490 $141,820 (5) (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
Local government (OES designation) 19,590 $39.32 $81,780
Management of companies and enterprises 18,620 $79.10 $164,530
Depository credit intermediation 9,750 $68.62 $142,720
Elementary and secondary schools 8,740 $52.09 $108,350
Architectural and engineering services 8,250 $73.24 $152,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Securities and commodity exchanges 30 $91.32 $189,950
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 760 $88.49 $184,050
Other financial investment activities 2,020 $88.47 $184,010
ISPs and web search portals 720 $86.53 $179,980
Communications equipment manufacturing 850 $84.81 $176,400

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
Idaho 4,490 $41.51 $86,350 0.768%
Massachusetts 21,170 $67.78 $140,980 0.677%
New Hampshire 4,080 $64.36 $133,860 0.660%
District of Columbia 3,490 $74.50 $154,950 0.572%
Mississippi 5,340 $48.99 $101,900 0.485%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 2,780 $83.15 $172,960 0.071%
Connecticut 2,620 $80.07 $166,550 0.160%
Washington 1,750 $79.16 $164,660 0.067%
California 38,860 $78.22 $162,710 0.266%
Colorado 2,320 $75.85 $157,770 0.109%

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
Pocatello, ID MSA 260 $42.82 $89,070 0.782%
Boise City, ID MSA 1,850 $49.43 $102,810 0.774%
Manchester, NH PMSA 850 $68.32 $142,110 0.764%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 380 $54.65 $113,660 0.762%
Brockton, MA PMSA 720 $66.01 $137,310 0.718%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 150 $90.42 $188,070 0.063%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 640 $88.91 $184,920 0.321%
San Jose, CA PMSA 3,150 $88.44 $183,950 0.369%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 150 $87.54 $182,070 0.097%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 990 $86.20 $179,300 0.076%

About November 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.

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

All Management Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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