Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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)
95,800 2.0 % $24.75 $51,480 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.77 $18.27 $23.42 $29.66 $36.84
Annual Wage (2) $30,710 $38,010 $48,720 $61,690 $76,630

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 10,260 $28.37 $59,010
Local government (OES designation) 8,610 $24.50 $50,970
State government (OES designation) 5,780 $20.84 $43,340
Insurance carriers 4,470 $24.82 $51,620
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 3,820 $25.33 $52,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail transportation 60 $33.37 $69,410
Federal government (OES designation) 90 $32.69 $67,990
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 290 $30.61 $63,660
Scientific research and development services 810 $30.57 $63,590
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 300 $30.38 $63,190

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
Utah 1,710 $20.95 $43,580 0.159%
Maine 700 $20.23 $42,070 0.117%
Massachusetts 3,440 $28.28 $58,810 0.110%
Delaware 410 $25.90 $53,880 0.099%
Connecticut 1,520 $26.82 $55,790 0.093%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 460 $29.94 $62,280 0.075%
New York (7) $28.72 $59,730 (7)
Massachusetts 3,440 $28.28 $58,810 0.110%
Connecticut 1,520 $26.82 $55,790 0.093%
New Jersey 3,550 $26.74 $55,620 0.091%

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
Trenton, NJ PMSA 630 $26.43 $54,970 0.286%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 1,520 $21.04 $43,770 0.216%
New York, NY PMSA 8,500 $29.98 $62,360 0.212%
Dover, DE MSA 120 $22.16 $46,100 0.209%
Madison, WI MSA 570 $22.79 $47,410 0.193%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 240 $32.90 $68,430 0.121%
San Jose, CA PMSA 780 $31.39 $65,290 0.091%
New York, NY PMSA 8,500 $29.98 $62,360 0.212%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 2,300 $29.30 $60,950 0.121%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 40 $29.01 $60,340 0.034%

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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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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Download November 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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