Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in "Human Resource Managers" (11-3121).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
29,830 1.0 % $46.61 $96,940 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.07 $32.51 $42.92 $56.48 $72.64
Annual Wage (2) $52,150 $67,630 $89,270 $117,470 $151,090


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,370 0.28 $51.39 $106,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,630 0.05 $41.20 $85,690
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,060 0.06 $45.16 $93,940
Insurance Carriers 970 0.08 $51.34 $106,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 930 0.02 $46.98 $97,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 150 0.35 $56.56 $117,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,370 0.28 $51.39 $106,890
Household Appliance Manufacturing 50 0.09 $43.97 $91,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 530 0.09 $58.24 $121,150
Other Investment Pools and Funds 30 0.09 $51.76 $107,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.07 $63.88 $132,870
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $63.55 $132,190
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 300 0.07 $58.30 $121,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 530 0.09 $58.24 $121,150
Other Information Services 70 0.05 $58.24 $121,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,260 0.23 0.99 $51.32 $106,750
New York 2,700 0.32 1.38 $55.92 $116,310
Texas 2,020 0.20 0.85 $47.27 $98,320
Illinois 1,640 0.30 1.26 $40.04 $83,280
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.28 1.18 $49.80 $103,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 430 0.68 2.88 $44.34 $92,230
Massachusetts 1,490 0.48 2.04 $55.72 $115,900
Connecticut 730 0.45 1.93 $40.23 $83,670
Tennessee 1,110 0.43 1.83 $34.97 $72,740
Oklahoma 600 0.40 1.71 $30.80 $64,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 70 0.16 0.66 $70.04 $145,690
New Jersey 720 0.19 0.81 $59.06 $122,840
Minnesota 510 0.20 0.84 $56.73 $117,990
New York 2,700 0.32 1.38 $55.92 $116,310
Massachusetts 1,490 0.48 2.04 $55.72 $115,900

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.40 1.72 $58.90 $122,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.33 1.40 $40.68 $84,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 960 0.58 2.47 $57.57 $119,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 890 0.39 1.67 $46.72 $97,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.22 0.92 $49.43 $102,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 1.79 $55.42 $115,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.25 1.04 $47.47 $98,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 610 0.28 1.18 $48.87 $101,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.27 1.16 $52.34 $108,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.26 1.12 $58.11 $120,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 130 0.84 3.56 $63.67 $132,440
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 30 0.59 2.51 $42.89 $89,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 240 0.59 2.49 $41.68 $86,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 960 0.58 2.47 $57.57 $119,750
Jackson, MS 130 0.55 2.35 $37.81 $78,640
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 70 0.53 2.27 $32.47 $67,530
Tulsa, OK 210 0.52 2.22 $31.80 $66,140
Danbury, CT 30 0.49 2.10 $39.49 $82,130
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 50 0.49 2.10 $33.30 $69,270
Knoxville, TN 150 0.48 2.06 $36.41 $75,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.38 1.62 $65.88 $137,040
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 0.70 $65.07 $135,340
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 130 0.84 3.56 $63.67 $132,440
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 1.09 $61.29 $127,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.40 1.72 $58.90 $122,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.26 1.12 $58.11 $120,870
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 0.88 $57.95 $120,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.35 1.51 $57.79 $120,200
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.16 0.69 $57.77 $120,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 960 0.58 2.47 $57.57 $119,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.95 $34.26 $71,260
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.52 $25.86 $53,780
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.75 $34.55 $71,860
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.61 $27.96 $58,160
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.56 $33.97 $70,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.75 $34.55 $71,860
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.61 $27.96 $58,160
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.56 $33.97 $70,670
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.53 $28.02 $58,270
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.52 $25.86 $53,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.91 $49.11 $102,140
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.61 $46.59 $96,900
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.59 $44.39 $92,330
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.64 $43.62 $90,730
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.72 $37.69 $78,400


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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