Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
94,710 1.0 % $29.34 $61,030 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.71 $21.63 $27.86 $35.18 $43.86
Annual Wage (2) $36,830 $44,990 $57,960 $73,170 $91,220


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 11,210 0.59 $30.45 $63,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,810 0.16 $29.27 $60,880
State Government (OES Designation) 6,610 0.29 $24.90 $51,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,390 0.42 $29.82 $62,030
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,080 0.47 $30.69 $63,830

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 1,670 3.81 $29.61 $61,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,210 0.59 $30.45 $63,340
Other Investment Pools and Funds 210 0.53 $33.20 $69,050
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,080 0.47 $30.69 $63,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,390 0.42 $29.82 $62,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $38.85 $80,810
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $37.57 $78,140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.05 $36.81 $76,570
Software Publishers 390 0.15 $36.76 $76,460
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.05 $36.74 $76,410


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 13,690 0.98 1.32 $30.84 $64,140
New York 11,610 1.38 1.87 $32.43 $67,450
Texas 7,190 0.70 0.95 $30.28 $62,970
Pennsylvania 4,830 0.87 1.18 $29.06 $60,450
Massachusetts 3,990 1.27 1.71 $32.91 $68,440




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)
New York 11,610 1.38 1.87 $32.43 $67,450
District of Columbia 870 1.36 1.84 $34.62 $72,020
Massachusetts 3,990 1.27 1.71 $32.91 $68,440
South Dakota 480 1.22 1.65 $22.20 $46,170
California 13,690 0.98 1.32 $30.84 $64,140




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 870 1.36 1.84 $34.62 $72,020
Massachusetts 3,990 1.27 1.71 $32.91 $68,440
Washington 1,720 0.63 0.86 $32.67 $67,960
New York 11,610 1.38 1.87 $32.43 $67,450
Connecticut 1,200 0.75 1.01 $32.09 $66,740





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 8,740 1.73 2.34 $33.69 $70,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.88 1.19 $29.29 $60,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,660 1.59 2.15 $34.27 $71,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.67 0.91 $29.81 $62,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,280 1.12 1.51 $31.67 $65,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.96 1.31 $34.12 $70,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,880 0.85 1.15 $29.75 $61,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,860 0.73 0.99 $33.06 $68,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.00 1.36 $31.47 $65,460
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,680 2.09 2.83 $29.12 $60,580




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,680 2.09 2.83 $29.12 $60,580
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 450 2.07 2.80 $32.01 $66,580
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 240 2.04 2.77 $24.54 $51,040
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 790 1.86 2.51 $26.08 $54,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,740 1.73 2.34 $33.69 $70,070
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.66 2.24 $19.40 $40,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,660 1.59 2.15 $34.27 $71,280
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 250 1.58 2.14 $33.71 $70,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 510 1.53 2.08 $22.38 $46,550
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 420 1.39 1.88 $26.86 $55,870