Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
19,960 1.3 % $50.92 $105,920 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.99 $34.13 $45.79 $62.60 $82.91
Annual Wage (2) $54,060 $71,000 $95,250 $130,200 $172,450


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 4,000 0.20 $55.59 $115,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,480 0.03 $42.18 $87,740
Depository Credit Intermediation 810 0.05 $48.59 $101,070
Insurance Carriers 790 0.07 $56.61 $117,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 690 0.01 $51.42 $106,960

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 130 0.30 $61.71 $128,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,000 0.20 $55.59 $115,620
Office Administrative Services 330 0.08 $60.22 $125,250
Insurance Carriers 790 0.07 $56.61 $117,740
Foundries 90 0.07 $37.27 $77,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $71.22 $148,130
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $69.97 $145,550
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 200 0.04 $65.93 $137,130
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.01 $64.35 $133,850
Other Information Services 80 0.04 $63.01 $131,060


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 2,200 0.15 1.00 $56.41 $117,340
New York 1,890 0.22 1.44 $64.35 $133,850
Illinois 1,200 0.21 1.39 $43.86 $91,220
Massachusetts 1,110 0.35 2.27 $57.44 $119,480
Pennsylvania 980 0.18 1.15 $57.04 $118,640




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 1,110 0.35 2.27 $57.44 $119,480
District of Columbia 220 0.34 2.24 $46.42 $96,560
Minnesota 690 0.26 1.71 $52.63 $109,480
Connecticut 430 0.26 1.71 $53.28 $110,810
Oklahoma 370 0.24 1.58 $33.65 $69,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,890 0.22 1.44 $64.35 $133,850
New Jersey 460 0.12 0.80 $64.31 $133,760
Rhode Island 60 0.14 0.92 $58.75 $122,190
Massachusetts 1,110 0.35 2.27 $57.44 $119,480
Texas 970 0.09 0.60 $57.33 $119,250





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 1,520 0.29 1.92 $67.93 $141,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 1.48 $44.62 $92,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.44 2.88 $60.15 $125,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.16 1.03 $54.77 $113,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 590 0.33 2.18 $54.75 $113,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.21 1.40 $53.27 $110,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 1.65 $60.73 $126,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 370 0.21 1.40 $41.17 $85,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 1.03 $52.19 $108,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 310 0.12 0.78 $60.59 $126,030




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.44 2.88 $60.15 $125,120
Peoria, IL 70 0.38 2.46 $40.24 $83,700
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.36 2.36 $66.90 $139,150
Tulsa, OK 140 0.34 2.20 $33.17 $69,000
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.34 2.22 $53.57 $111,420
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 70 0.33 2.18 $44.90 $93,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 590 0.33 2.18 $54.75 $113,880
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.32 2.09 $61.83 $128,600
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.30 1.98 $46.34 $96,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.30 1.98 $54.75 $113,880




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 170 0.19 1.27 $74.13 $154,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 1.61 $69.32 $144,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.29 1.92 $67.93 $141,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.36 2.36 $66.90 $139,150
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.18 1.16 $65.02 $135,230
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 50 0.07 0.42 $63.88 $132,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.70 $63.68 $132,460
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.87 $62.70 $130,420
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.32 2.09 $61.83 $128,600
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 0.95 $61.35 $127,600

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 50 0.16 1.06 $31.75 $66,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.10 $35.89 $74,640
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.40 $39.58 $82,330
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.31 $34.19 $71,120
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.55 $32.96 $68,570

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.40 $39.58 $82,330
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.31 $34.19 $71,120
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.10 $35.89 $74,640
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 1.06 $31.75 $66,040
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.55 $32.96 $68,570

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.40 $39.58 $82,330
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.10 $35.89 $74,640
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.31 $34.19 $71,120
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.55 $32.96 $68,570
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.82 $68,260


About May 2012 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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