Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

11-1011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


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)
248,760 0.6 % $85.77 $178,400 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $36.07 $53.18 $82.50 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $75,030 $110,610 $171,610 (5) (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 21,800 1.02 $102.20 $212,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,750 0.31 $52.31 $108,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,230 0.15 $65.63 $136,510
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,970 0.41 $84.36 $175,470
State Government (OES Designation) 6,130 0.28 $54.66 $113,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,380 1.11 $109.96 $228,710
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,400 1.07 $77.83 $161,890
Other Pipeline Transportation 70 1.03 $102.13 $212,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21,800 1.02 $102.20 $212,570
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 1.01 $95.30 $198,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 30 0.27 $113.09 $235,220
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,100 0.25 $112.79 $234,610
Tobacco Manufacturing 130 0.94 $110.05 $228,900
Radio and Television Broadcasting 2,380 1.11 $109.96 $228,710
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 100 0.24 $109.31 $227,370


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 29,320 1.99 1.06 $92.09 $191,550
Illinois 23,630 4.14 2.21 $79.34 $165,020
New York 18,150 2.10 1.12 $95.99 $199,650
Florida 12,440 1.67 0.89 $94.33 $196,200
Massachusetts 11,670 3.58 1.91 $97.10 $201,970




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 3,680 5.53 2.95 $88.75 $184,600
Illinois 23,630 4.14 2.21 $79.34 $165,020
Oklahoma 5,680 3.64 1.94 $69.65 $144,880
Massachusetts 11,670 3.58 1.91 $97.10 $201,970
Kansas 4,500 3.37 1.79 $75.91 $157,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 420 1.01 0.54 (5) (5)
Connecticut 1,860 1.14 0.61 $101.85 $211,850
Rhode Island 380 0.82 0.44 $100.60 $209,240
North Carolina 3,730 0.95 0.50 $99.02 $205,970
Massachusetts 11,670 3.58 1.91 $97.10 $201,970





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,970 4.32 2.30 $83.80 $174,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,010 1.91 1.02 $108.45 $225,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,180 2.06 1.10 $99.24 $206,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,400 4.23 2.26 $100.42 $208,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,230 3.13 1.67 $95.63 $198,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,860 2.90 1.54 $95.04 $197,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,540 3.65 1.95 $89.65 $186,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,020 2.19 1.16 $101.41 $210,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,940 3.05 1.62 $77.67 $161,560
Kansas City, MO-KS 3,460 3.51 1.87 $82.17 $170,910