Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
15,930 1.5 % $58.48 $121,630 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.17 $39.52 $53.57 $72.40 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $60,680 $82,210 $111,430 $150,600 (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 3,920 0.17 $63.24 $131,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,030 0.02 $47.76 $99,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 750 0.01 $56.67 $117,880
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 680 0.06 $60.23 $125,270
Insurance Carriers 670 0.06 $69.88 $145,360

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 3,920 0.17 $63.24 $131,540
Office Administrative Services 330 0.07 $55.75 $115,960
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 680 0.06 $60.23 $125,270
Insurance Carriers 670 0.06 $69.88 $145,360
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.06 $51.89 $107,930

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 110 0.02 $76.54 $159,200
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.02 $72.78 $151,380
Other Financial Investment Activities 150 0.04 $71.26 $148,220
Insurance Carriers 670 0.06 $69.88 $145,360
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $69.03 $143,580


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 1,640 0.11 0.92 $66.39 $138,090
New York 1,510 0.17 1.46 $72.15 $150,080
Illinois 990 0.17 1.46 $53.31 $110,890
Massachusetts 810 0.24 2.08 $63.81 $132,720
Texas 690 0.06 0.51 $65.57 $136,370



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 810 0.24 2.08 $63.81 $132,720
Minnesota 580 0.21 1.82 $61.94 $128,830
Connecticut 310 0.19 1.61 $65.43 $136,080
Tennessee 510 0.18 1.56 $41.38 $86,080
District of Columbia 120 0.18 1.53 $60.97 $126,820



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 420 0.11 0.94 $74.18 $154,300
Delaware 40 0.08 0.73 $72.66 $151,140
New York 1,510 0.17 1.46 $72.15 $150,080
Rhode Island 80 0.16 1.38 $68.94 $143,390
Colorado 190 0.08 0.68 $66.60 $138,520




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.19 1.65 $75.69 $157,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.19 1.65 $52.84 $109,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 530 0.30 2.61 $67.65 $140,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.27 2.32 $62.73 $130,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.17 1.45 $65.91 $137,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.79 $66.50 $138,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 1.18 $68.11 $141,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.74 $71.26 $148,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.13 1.13 $53.56 $111,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 1.30 $59.50 $123,750



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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.42 3.60 $62.17 $129,320
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.33 2.88 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 530 0.30 2.61 $67.65 $140,700
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 30 0.27 2.33 $58.22 $121,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.27 2.32 $62.73 $130,480
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 2.24 $64.85 $134,880
Richmond, VA 160 0.26 2.23 $54.96 $114,330
Madison, WI 90 0.25 2.19 $42.14 $87,640
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 220 0.24 2.12 $43.52 $90,530
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.24 2.10 $51.69 $107,520



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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 1.46 $78.53 $163,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.15 1.33 $77.93 $162,090
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 120 0.21 1.79 $76.19 $158,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.19 1.65 $75.69 $157,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 1.61 $75.49 $157,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.17 1.50 $74.73 $155,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.16 1.39 $72.62 $151,060
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.11 0.95 $71.93 $149,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.74 $71.26 $148,230
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 0.97 $71.26 $148,230

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.09 0.79 (8) (8)

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.09 0.79 (8) (8)


About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016