Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ; Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products ; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ; Compliance Officers ; Cost Estimators ; Farm Labor Contractors ; Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* ; Logisticians ; Management Analysts ; Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* ; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ; Training and Development Specialists ; Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* ; Business Operations Specialists, All Other* ; Accountants and Auditors ; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate ; Budget Analysts ; Credit Analysts ; Financial Analysts ; Personal Financial Advisors ; Insurance Underwriters ; Financial Examiners ; Credit Counselors ; Loan Officers ; Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents ; Tax Preparers ; Financial Specialists, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,090,910 0.3 % $32.54 $67,690 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.49 $21.59 $29.17 $39.39 $51.75
Annual Wage (2) $34,290 $44,910 $60,670 $81,930 $107,630


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 516,970 25.40 $36.78 $76,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 383,400 20.11 $33.52 $69,730
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 366,940 43.54 $33.11 $68,870
Insurance Carriers 343,750 28.92 $31.06 $64,610
Depository Credit Intermediation 313,520 18.25 $30.45 $63,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,360 44.99 $45.39 $94,400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 366,940 43.54 $33.11 $68,870
Other Financial Investment Activities 130,290 39.10 $48.33 $100,530
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 13,330 30.46 $33.54 $69,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 299,670 30.23 $40.52 $84,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 130,290 39.10 $48.33 $100,530
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,360 44.99 $45.39 $94,400
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 101,030 22.08 $44.81 $93,210
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,540 20.87 $41.56 $86,450
Software Publishers 29,420 11.59 $41.47 $86,270


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 747,690 53.40 1.11 $35.71 $74,280
New York 428,270 51.33 1.07 $39.74 $82,650
Texas 427,660 42.39 0.88 $31.94 $66,440
Florida 372,540 52.44 1.09 $28.86 $60,020
Illinois 313,360 56.68 1.18 $32.47 $67,530




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 89,380 139.79 2.92 $41.37 $86,060
Virginia 231,390 65.60 1.37 $35.72 $74,290
Colorado 133,330 61.80 1.29 $32.89 $68,410
Maryland 149,820 60.84 1.27 $35.62 $74,080
Minnesota 150,690 58.81 1.23 $29.93 $62,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 89,380 139.79 2.92 $41.37 $86,060
New York 428,270 51.33 1.07 $39.74 $82,650
Connecticut 82,050 51.32 1.07 $37.15 $77,270
Massachusetts 172,320 55.25 1.15 $37.07 $77,110
Virginia 231,390 65.60 1.37 $35.72 $74,290

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 305,470 61.31 1.28 $42.92 $89,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 226,640 99.00 2.07 $40.66 $84,580
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 221,620 62.57 1.31 $33.80 $70,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 202,120 52.94 1.11 $35.24 $73,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 137,650 62.55 1.31 $35.17 $73,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 116,880 69.65 1.45 $31.29 $65,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 114,530 69.07 1.44 $39.15 $81,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 114,130 57.01 1.19 $33.99 $70,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 107,050 42.86 0.89 $34.23 $71,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 105,770 58.61 1.22 $35.53 $73,910




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)
Warner Robins, GA 6,150 107.99 2.25 $33.58 $69,850
Tallahassee, FL 16,950 106.95 2.23 $24.94 $51,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 226,640 99.00 2.07 $40.66 $84,580
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 20,380 95.00 1.98 $36.53 $75,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80,890 85.24 1.78 $43.81 $91,120
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 44,380 80.47 1.68 $37.64 $78,290
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 23,810 75.00 1.57 $29.18 $60,690
Denver-Aurora, CO 86,710 73.24 1.53 $33.78 $70,260
Olympia, WA 6,650 70.79 1.48 $27.40 $57,000
Huntsville, AL 14,130 69.79 1.46 $36.85 $76,660