Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,178,070 0.3 % $33.05 $68,740 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.71 $21.99 $29.67 $40.12 $52.90
Annual Wage (2) $34,770 $45,750 $61,700 $83,450 $110,040


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) 516,310 25.03 $37.02 $77,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390,570 20.50 $34.26 $71,270
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 374,780 45.15 $33.58 $69,840
Insurance Carriers 342,730 29.48 $31.72 $65,980
Depository Credit Intermediation 315,990 18.45 $31.33 $65,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 374,780 45.15 $33.58 $69,840
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,410 43.69 $47.30 $98,390
Other Financial Investment Activities 136,520 39.82 $48.54 $100,960
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 13,660 31.20 $34.74 $72,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 314,720 29.88 $40.70 $84,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 136,520 39.82 $48.54 $100,960
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,410 43.69 $47.30 $98,390
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,270 17.68 $45.66 $94,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 101,570 21.95 $44.93 $93,460
Personal Care Services 1,010 0.17 $44.54 $92,650


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 754,430 53.74 1.12 $36.13 $75,160
New York 442,190 52.47 1.09 $40.09 $83,390
Texas 440,850 42.78 0.89 $32.66 $67,940
Florida 370,310 51.78 1.08 $29.38 $61,110
Illinois 300,320 53.88 1.12 $33.04 $68,730




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 95,350 147.89 3.07 $41.23 $85,770
Virginia 233,400 65.68 1.36 $36.48 $75,880
Colorado 141,130 64.77 1.34 $33.47 $69,620
Maryland 156,420 63.06 1.31 $35.82 $74,510
Delaware 23,420 58.06 1.21 $33.18 $69,010




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 95,350 147.89 3.07 $41.23 $85,770
New York 442,190 52.47 1.09 $40.09 $83,390
Connecticut 82,090 51.02 1.06 $38.23 $79,530
Massachusetts 174,960 55.42 1.15 $37.32 $77,620
Virginia 233,400 65.68 1.36 $36.48 $75,880





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 317,300 62.68 1.30 $43.22 $89,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 235,280 101.83 2.11 $41.01 $85,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 214,760 59.94 1.24 $34.34 $71,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 201,070 52.60 1.09 $35.56 $73,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 137,430 61.68 1.28 $35.23 $73,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 118,560 57.98 1.20 $34.70 $72,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 116,790 69.69 1.45 $39.25 $81,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 115,430 67.45 1.40 $32.05 $66,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 109,600 42.96 0.89 $35.44 $73,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 106,800 58.85 1.22 $35.50 $73,840