Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


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)
81,520 1.1 % $30.44 $63,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.46 $22.44 $28.76 $36.13 $45.23
Annual Wage (2) $38,400 $46,670 $59,820 $75,150 $94,080


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 10,300 0.48 $31.46 $65,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,840 0.14 $30.39 $63,210
State Government (OES Designation) 6,110 0.28 $25.89 $53,860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,160 0.55 $30.89 $64,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,150 0.45 $32.20 $66,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,160 0.55 $30.89 $64,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,300 0.48 $31.46 $65,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,150 0.45 $32.20 $66,970
Office Administrative Services 1,510 0.35 $31.69 $65,910
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.32 $33.82 $70,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.15 $42.89 $89,210
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.03 $40.65 $84,550
Software Publishers 410 0.14 $40.44 $84,120
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.17 $40.44 $84,110
Other General Merchandise Stores 30 (7) $40.29 $83,800


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 12,010 0.82 1.33 $32.48 $67,560
New York 10,440 1.21 1.97 $32.43 $67,450
Texas 6,380 0.58 0.95 $31.36 $65,230
Pennsylvania 3,970 0.71 1.15 $29.15 $60,640
Massachusetts 3,210 0.99 1.60 $35.28 $73,380




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)
South Dakota 550 1.37 2.22 $22.95 $47,730
District of Columbia 880 1.32 2.14 $36.18 $75,250
New York 10,440 1.21 1.97 $32.43 $67,450
Massachusetts 3,210 0.99 1.60 $35.28 $73,380
Vermont 270 0.89 1.45 $28.82 $59,950




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 880 1.32 2.14 $36.18 $75,250
Massachusetts 3,210 0.99 1.60 $35.28 $73,380
New Jersey 2,270 0.59 0.96 $35.21 $73,240
Washington 1,580 0.56 0.91 $33.67 $70,040
Alaska 140 0.44 0.71 $33.26 $69,180





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 8,040 1.53 2.50 $34.17 $71,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.66 1.07 $30.67 $63,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.35 2.19 $36.78 $76,500
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,050 2.44 3.97 $27.65 $57,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.80 1.30 $35.63 $74,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.87 1.41 $36.11 $75,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,820 0.66 1.07 $32.46 $67,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,780 0.99 1.61 $30.89 $64,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,510 0.65 1.06 $32.37 $67,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.80 1.30 $32.39 $67,370




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,050 2.44 3.97 $27.65 $57,500
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 370 1.69 2.76 $32.79 $68,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 720 1.69 2.75 $25.92 $53,910
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 190 1.64 2.66 $29.88 $62,140
Jefferson City, MO 110 1.54 2.51 $19.93 $41,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,040 1.53 2.50 $34.17 $71,070
Madison, WI 520 1.51 2.45 $24.55 $51,060
Sioux Falls, SD 200 1.41 2.29 $23.96 $49,840
Fort Smith, AR-OK 160 1.41 2.30 $23.83 $49,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.35 2.19 $36.78 $76,500