Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ; Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products ; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ; Compliance Officers ; Cost Estimators ; Human Resources Specialists ; Farm Labor Contractors ; Labor Relations Specialists ; Logisticians ; Management Analysts ; Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ; Fundraisers ; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ; Training and Development Specialists ; Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists ; Business Operations Specialists, All Other ; Accountants and Auditors ; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate ; Budget Analysts ; Credit Analysts ; Financial Analysts ; Personal Financial Advisors ; Insurance Underwriters ; Financial Examiners ; Credit Counselors ; Loan Officers ; Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents ; Tax Preparers ; Financial Specialists, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,658,090 0.3 % $34.14 $71,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.14 $22.67 $30.67 $41.38 $54.64
Annual Wage (2) $35,650 $47,160 $63,800 $86,070 $113,650


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 501,340 24.97 $37.91 $78,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 459,090 21.55 $35.44 $73,710
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 429,130 48.61 $34.88 $72,550
Insurance Carriers 349,840 29.77 $32.75 $68,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 345,460 29.89 $41.95 $87,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 429,130 48.61 $34.88 $72,550
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,900 43.56 $46.82 $97,390
Other Financial Investment Activities 167,750 41.71 $51.22 $106,540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 345,460 29.89 $41.95 $87,260
Insurance Carriers 349,840 29.77 $32.75 $68,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 167,750 41.71 $51.22 $106,540
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 107,810 24.35 $48.46 $100,790
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,900 43.56 $46.82 $97,390
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 4,850 28.62 $44.52 $92,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,490 4.99 $43.88 $91,280


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 829,970 56.40 1.12 $37.37 $77,720
Texas 503,880 46.17 0.92 $34.44 $71,640
New York 474,130 54.90 1.09 $40.90 $85,080
Florida 392,130 52.61 1.05 $30.78 $64,020
Illinois 293,570 51.46 1.02 $34.51 $71,780




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 106,670 160.20 3.19 $42.50 $88,400
Colorado 158,020 68.85 1.37 $34.56 $71,890
Virginia 249,100 68.59 1.37 $38.13 $79,310
Maryland 164,940 65.08 1.30 $37.05 $77,070
Massachusetts 194,700 59.76 1.19 $38.37 $79,820




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 106,670 160.20 3.19 $42.50 $88,400
New York 474,130 54.90 1.09 $40.90 $85,080
Connecticut 88,140 53.89 1.07 $38.59 $80,270
Massachusetts 194,700 59.76 1.19 $38.37 $79,820
Virginia 249,100 68.59 1.37 $38.13 $79,310





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 349,440 66.66 1.33 $44.39 $92,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 256,390 108.31 2.16 $42.38 $88,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220,870 55.57 1.11 $36.70 $76,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 208,350 56.30 1.12 $35.94 $74,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 157,510 68.24 1.36 $35.24 $73,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 135,230 62.91 1.25 $36.11 $75,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 133,930 76.58 1.53 $40.28 $83,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 127,410 46.20 0.92 $38.80 $80,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 115,320 62.67 1.25 $36.30 $75,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 107,980 74.48 1.48 $38.00 $79,050