Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-3121 Human Resources Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).


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)
67,700 0.7 % $52.21 $108,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.59 $37.14 $47.68 $62.54 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $61,560 $77,240 $99,180 $130,090 (5)


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 9,940 0.52 $58.23 $121,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,380 0.10 $45.01 $93,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,440 0.07 $50.17 $104,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,550 0.09 $47.39 $98,570
State Government (OES Designation) 2,060 0.09 $39.24 $81,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,940 0.52 $58.23 $121,130
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 500 0.45 $50.46 $104,960
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 610 0.39 $63.21 $131,480
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 110 0.25 $68.61 $142,710
Office Administrative Services 950 0.24 $51.04 $106,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 200 0.15 $71.36 $148,430
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 110 0.25 $68.61 $142,710
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 80 0.05 $66.60 $138,530
Amusement Parks and Arcades 100 0.06 $65.08 $135,360
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 350 0.08 $64.89 $134,970


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 8,510 0.61 1.14 $59.86 $124,510
New York 6,310 0.76 1.42 $53.91 $112,130
Texas 3,730 0.37 0.69 $54.59 $113,560
Illinois 3,270 0.59 1.11 $50.59 $105,220
New Jersey 2,820 0.75 1.41 $64.51 $134,170




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 1,170 1.83 3.43 $61.86 $128,670
Connecticut 1,500 0.94 1.76 $52.87 $109,960
Minnesota 2,330 0.91 1.71 $54.03 $112,380
Washington 2,330 0.87 1.63 $52.11 $108,380
Rhode Island 360 0.80 1.51 $56.48 $117,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,820 0.75 1.41 $64.51 $134,170
District of Columbia 1,170 1.83 3.43 $61.86 $128,670
Delaware 240 0.61 1.15 $60.61 $126,070
California 8,510 0.61 1.14 $59.86 $124,510
Massachusetts 1,710 0.55 1.03 $58.93 $122,580

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 5,180 1.04 1.95 $58.49 $121,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.06 1.99 $61.42 $127,760
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,370 0.67 1.26 $52.11 $108,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.61 1.15 $56.51 $117,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,930 1.15 2.16 $55.87 $116,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,720 0.78 1.47 $54.77 $113,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.16 2.17 $55.48 $115,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.55 1.04 $58.27 $121,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.64 1.20 $60.82 $126,500
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.09 2.05 $67.55 $140,510




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)
Olympia, WA 150 1.56 2.93 $41.59 $86,510
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 290 1.34 2.52 $57.99 $120,620
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 670 1.23 2.31 $51.31 $106,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.16 2.17 $55.48 $115,400
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.15 2.16 $61.10 $127,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,930 1.15 2.16 $55.87 $116,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 980 1.14 2.14 $76.00 $158,090
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.10 2.06 $57.58 $119,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.09 2.05 $67.55 $140,510
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 450 1.07 2.01 $41.44 $86,200




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 980 1.14 2.14 $76.00 $158,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.09 2.05 $67.55 $140,510
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 860 0.90 1.69 $65.91 $137,090
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 500 0.90 1.70 $64.35 $133,840
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.64 1.21 $64.22 $133,570
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.73 1.36 $63.85 $132,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 190 0.57 1.07 $63.79 $132,680
Danbury, CT 50 0.78 1.46 $63.62 $132,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.68 1.28 $63.55 $132,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.62 1.16 $63.24 $131,540

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.22 $35.60 $74,050
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 1.02 $47.75 $99,320
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 0.90 $36.05 $74,990
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.78 1.46 $31.16 $64,820
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 0.98 $39.98 $83,150

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 1.50 $41.81 $86,960
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.78 1.46 $31.16 $64,820
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 1.22 $28.64 $59,560
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.22 $35.60 $74,050
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.19 $50.77 $105,600

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.19 $50.77 $105,600
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.57 $50.65 $105,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.49 $50.31 $104,630
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.64 $49.18 $102,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 1.02 $47.75 $99,320


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011