Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in "Human Resource Managers" (11-3121).


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)
16,380 1.4 % $57.05 $118,670 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.06 $38.01 $51.96 $70.79 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $58,370 $79,060 $108,070 $147,240 (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 3,890 0.18 $61.58 $128,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.02 $46.10 $95,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 750 0.01 $56.15 $116,790
Insurance Carriers 700 0.06 $65.02 $135,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 660 0.05 $62.14 $129,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,890 0.18 $61.58 $128,090
Office Administrative Services 400 0.09 $62.60 $130,210
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $59.76 $124,300
Insurance Carriers 700 0.06 $65.02 $135,240
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.06 $52.01 $108,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 150 0.03 $76.33 $158,760
Other Financial Investment Activities 130 0.03 $75.74 $157,530
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $74.56 $155,090
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 90 0.02 $68.45 $142,370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 70 0.03 $68.20 $141,860


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 1,690 0.11 0.92 $63.57 $132,230
New York 1,600 0.18 1.50 $72.02 $149,800
Massachusetts 900 0.27 2.23 $64.26 $133,650
Illinois 870 0.15 1.25 $51.14 $106,380
Texas 790 0.07 0.58 $68.19 $141,840



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)
Massachusetts 900 0.27 2.23 $64.26 $133,650
Minnesota 570 0.21 1.71 $57.64 $119,880
Connecticut 330 0.20 1.67 $62.88 $130,800
District of Columbia 130 0.19 1.57 $53.12 $110,490
New York 1,600 0.18 1.50 $72.02 $149,800



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,600 0.18 1.50 $72.02 $149,800
New Jersey 450 0.12 0.97 $71.80 $149,340
Rhode Island 70 0.15 1.26 $69.77 $145,130
Texas 790 0.07 0.58 $68.19 $141,840
Massachusetts 900 0.27 2.23 $64.26 $133,650




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 1,260 0.23 1.93 $76.74 $159,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 640 0.17 1.41 $50.21 $104,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 620 0.34 2.84 $67.04 $139,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.26 2.12 $59.68 $124,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 0.82 $58.02 $120,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.15 1.26 $56.76 $118,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 1.18 $63.07 $131,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 1.38 $69.88 $145,340
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 310 0.11 0.89 $72.10 $149,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 2.01 $69.50 $144,560



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 620 0.34 2.84 $67.04 $139,440
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 2.35 $33.20 $69,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.26 2.12 $59.68 $124,140
Madison, WI 90 0.26 2.11 $38.81 $80,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 2.03 $66.10 $137,490
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 140 0.24 1.98 $67.75 $140,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 2.01 $69.50 $144,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.24 1.95 $48.14 $100,120
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.23 1.89 $53.44 $111,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.23 1.93 $76.74 $159,610



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 160 0.16 1.34 $81.12 $168,730
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 90 0.17 1.37 $77.85 $161,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.23 1.93 $76.74 $159,610
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.03 $75.85 $157,760
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.31 $73.44 $152,760
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.52 $72.89 $151,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 310 0.11 0.89 $72.10 $149,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.85 $70.69 $147,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 1.38 $69.88 $145,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 2.01 $69.50 $144,560


About May 2014 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015