Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


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)
102,830 1.0 % $28.65 $59,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.15 $21.30 $27.41 $34.45 $42.68
Annual Wage (2) $35,670 $44,300 $57,000 $71,650 $88,770


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 12,390 0.65 $29.44 $61,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,180 0.16 $28.86 $60,020
State Government (OES Designation) 5,640 0.25 $25.72 $53,490
Insurance Carriers 4,450 0.38 $28.72 $59,740
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,850 0.44 $28.68 $59,660

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 2,030 4.64 $28.15 $58,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,390 0.65 $29.44 $61,240
Other Investment Pools and Funds 190 0.50 $32.55 $67,710
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 2,110 0.50 $29.38 $61,110
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,850 0.44 $28.68 $59,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $37.42 $77,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $37.34 $77,670
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.08 $34.80 $72,390
Software Publishers 430 0.17 $34.73 $72,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.08 $34.65 $72,060


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 13,230 0.95 1.17 $31.19 $64,880
New York 12,790 1.53 1.89 $31.69 $65,910
Texas 8,120 0.80 0.99 $28.23 $58,710
Pennsylvania 4,930 0.90 1.11 $28.16 $58,570
Illinois 3,980 0.72 0.89 $28.92 $60,150




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 1,000 1.56 1.93 $34.83 $72,450
New York 12,790 1.53 1.89 $31.69 $65,910
Massachusetts 3,900 1.25 1.55 $32.48 $67,550
South Dakota 470 1.22 1.51 $21.79 $45,330
Vermont 280 0.97 1.19 $26.70 $55,530




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 1,000 1.56 1.93 $34.83 $72,450
Washington 1,800 0.67 0.83 $32.63 $67,870
Massachusetts 3,900 1.25 1.55 $32.48 $67,550
Delaware 310 0.77 0.96 $31.88 $66,320
New York 12,790 1.53 1.89 $31.69 $65,910

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 9,700 1.95 2.41 $32.94 $68,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,270 0.86 1.06 $29.69 $61,760
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.80 0.99 $29.55 $61,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,480 1.50 1.85 $33.75 $70,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.05 1.30 $33.33 $69,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,380 1.08 1.34 $28.65 $59,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,360 0.94 1.17 $30.65 $63,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,090 1.05 1.29 $27.32 $56,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.03 1.28 $30.72 $63,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,640 0.97 1.20 $30.18 $62,780




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 430 2.02 2.49 $31.02 $64,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,700 1.95 2.41 $32.94 $68,510
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,570 1.92 2.37 $29.47 $61,290
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 800 1.89 2.34 $25.54 $53,120
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.85 2.29 $33.58 $69,840
Jefferson City, MO 130 1.81 2.23 $21.23 $44,160
Raleigh-Cary, NC 770 1.57 1.94 $27.35 $56,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.51 1.86 $34.46 $71,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,480 1.50 1.85 $33.75 $70,190
Madison, WI 480 1.49 1.84 $24.52 $51,000




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 860 1.01 1.24 $39.79 $82,770
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 150 0.57 0.71 $39.00 $81,110
Spokane, WA 130 0.66 0.81 $38.72 $80,540
Ithaca, NY 30 0.66 0.82 $35.41 $73,660
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.61 0.75 $34.87 $72,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.83 1.02 $34.62 $72,020
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.51 1.86 $34.46 $71,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,480 1.50 1.85 $33.75 $70,190
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.85 2.29 $33.58 $69,840
Anderson, SC 30 0.54 0.67 $33.47 $69,610

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.82 1.01 $25.92 $53,910
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 0.61 $22.13 $46,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 1.03 $20.16 $41,930
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 1.16 $23.00 $47,830
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.07 1.32 $21.77 $45,280

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.85 2.29 $19.45 $40,460
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.40 1.73 $27.11 $56,390
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 1.40 $19.63 $40,840
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.07 1.32 $21.77 $45,280
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 1.24 $23.05 $47,950

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 Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 0.65 $30.78 $64,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 0.53 $29.57 $61,500
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 0.57 $29.56 $61,470
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 1.01 $29.32 $60,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.33 $28.98 $60,270


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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