Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
24,580 1.1 % $48.62 $101,130 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.66 $33.44 $44.37 $58.80 $77.04
Annual Wage (2) $53,370 $69,550 $92,290 $122,310 $160,240


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 4,500 0.24 $54.00 $112,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,230 0.04 $42.08 $87,520
Depository Credit Intermediation 990 0.06 $47.50 $98,800
Insurance Carriers 890 0.08 $53.59 $111,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 830 0.02 $48.45 $100,770

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 120 0.28 $57.97 $120,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,500 0.24 $54.00 $112,330
Other Investment Pools and Funds 30 0.08 $53.96 $112,240
Insurance Carriers 890 0.08 $53.59 $111,460
Other Financial Investment Activities 270 0.08 $52.95 $110,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 $69.72 $145,030
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.07 $65.25 $135,710
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $62.91 $130,850
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 240 0.05 $61.40 $127,710
Software Publishers 160 0.06 $60.31 $125,450


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 2,730 0.19 1.01 $53.51 $111,300
New York 2,160 0.26 1.34 $59.77 $124,330
Texas 1,510 0.15 0.77 $50.28 $104,590
Illinois 1,450 0.26 1.36 $40.67 $84,600
Massachusetts 1,380 0.44 2.28 $56.01 $116,490




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)
Massachusetts 1,380 0.44 2.28 $56.01 $116,490
District of Columbia 260 0.40 2.09 $44.66 $92,890
Oklahoma 500 0.33 1.74 $32.40 $67,380
Connecticut 520 0.33 1.70 $43.94 $91,390
Tennessee 830 0.32 1.67 $37.25 $77,470




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 80 0.18 0.91 $63.77 $132,650
New Jersey 600 0.16 0.84 $62.64 $130,290
New York 2,160 0.26 1.34 $59.77 $124,330
Delaware 70 0.17 0.87 $56.72 $117,980
Minnesota 590 0.23 1.19 $56.34 $117,200





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 1,680 0.33 1.73 $62.89 $130,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.29 1.52 $41.75 $86,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 910 0.55 2.85 $57.84 $120,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.20 1.05 $53.34 $110,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.35 1.82 $56.69 $117,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 630 0.27 1.42 $50.06 $104,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.30 1.58 $57.95 $120,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.18 0.96 $51.29 $106,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 450 0.20 1.05 $50.81 $105,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.22 1.13 $53.01 $110,260




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 120 0.77 4.00 $62.59 $130,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 910 0.55 2.85 $57.84 $120,300
Tulsa, OK 180 0.44 2.31 $33.03 $68,700
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.41 2.13 $44.70 $92,980
New Haven, CT 100 0.39 2.02 $42.36 $88,110
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 40 0.39 2.05 $40.09 $83,390
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 230 0.39 2.04 $40.44 $84,110
Knoxville, TN 130 0.39 2.03 $37.43 $77,860
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 70 0.37 1.93 $41.48 $86,270
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.37 1.92 $49.22 $102,380




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 250 0.29 1.49 $69.31 $144,160
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 60 0.30 1.57 $66.09 $137,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.33 1.73 $62.89 $130,800
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 120 0.77 4.00 $62.59 $130,180
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.19 0.99 $61.70 $128,340
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.24 1.23 $61.50 $127,920
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.32 1.65 $61.49 $127,900
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 0.50 $60.69 $126,240
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.81 $60.49 $125,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 1.54 $59.98 $124,760

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 0.21 1.09 $34.91 $72,600
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.46 $32.50 $67,600
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.12 $32.81 $68,250
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.61 $30.25 $62,920
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.40 $35.77 $74,400

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)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.61 $30.25 $62,920
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.53 $27.42 $57,040
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.46 $32.50 $67,600
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.40 $35.77 $74,400
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.42 $29.98 $62,350

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.69 $53.70 $111,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.91 $50.57 $105,200
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.68 $48.64 $101,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.58 $48.23 $100,330
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.40 $35.77 $74,400


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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