Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

11-3121 Human Resources Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).


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)
110,650 0.6 % $53.45 $111,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.26 $36.90 $48.46 $64.99 $85.32
Annual Wage (2) $58,780 $76,750 $100,800 $135,180 $177,460


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 17,040 0.80 $60.55 $125,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,870 0.14 $45.44 $94,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,570 0.09 $52.19 $108,550
Employment Services 4,240 0.13 $52.73 $109,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,160 0.04 $48.54 $100,960

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 17,040 0.80 $60.55 $125,940
Office Administrative Services 1,460 0.33 $52.86 $109,950
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 490 0.32 $71.63 $148,980
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.29 $52.91 $110,050
Software Publishers 800 0.28 $64.51 $134,190

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 610 0.14 $75.17 $156,360
Other Information Services 400 0.21 $74.26 $154,450
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 490 0.32 $71.63 $148,980
Motion Picture and Video Industries 130 0.03 $71.60 $148,930
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 120 0.17 $70.23 $146,080


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 13,860 0.94 1.13 $58.74 $122,190
New York 9,070 1.05 1.26 $61.85 $128,650
Texas 6,560 0.60 0.72 $56.08 $116,640
Illinois 5,890 1.03 1.24 $47.39 $98,570
Ohio 4,110 0.80 0.96 $50.72 $105,490




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 1,420 2.13 2.56 $65.41 $136,060
Minnesota 3,650 1.36 1.63 $52.05 $108,270
Connecticut 2,040 1.25 1.49 $59.14 $123,000
Massachusetts 3,820 1.17 1.41 $56.74 $118,030
Washington 3,040 1.07 1.29 $53.32 $110,900




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 3,540 0.93 1.11 $66.45 $138,210
Delaware 290 0.71 0.85 $65.43 $136,090
District of Columbia 1,420 2.13 2.56 $65.41 $136,060
Pennsylvania 3,470 0.62 0.74 $62.32 $129,630
New York 9,070 1.05 1.26 $61.85 $128,650





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 7,230 1.38 1.65 $65.61 $136,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,000 1.08 1.29 $49.54 $103,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,750 0.94 1.13 $55.69 $115,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,340 1.41 1.69 $65.02 $135,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,860 1.60 1.92 $55.08 $114,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,610 1.13 1.36 $55.36 $115,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,460 1.40 1.68 $59.93 $124,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,130 0.77 0.93 $59.26 $123,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.39 1.66 $56.80 $118,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,860 1.05 1.25 $47.73 $99,280