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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

11-1011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


National estimates for Chief Executives
Industry profile for Chief Executives
Geographic profile for Chief Executives

National estimates for Chief Executives:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Chief Executives:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
202,360 1.0 % $ 95.12 $ 197,840 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chief Executives:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.18 $ 55.06 $ 89.40 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 62,780 $ 114,530 $ 185,950 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Chief Executives:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Chief Executives are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Chief Executives, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,290 0.67 $ 119.52 $ 248,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 15,010 0.28 $ 59.86 $ 124,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,540 0.12 $ 75.07 $ 156,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,000 0.41 $ 58.34 $ 121,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 8,920 0.41 $ 113.16 $ 235,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 240 1.14 $ 106.69 $ 221,920
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,380 0.96 $ 99.42 $ 206,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,860 0.93 $ 98.39 $ 204,650
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,660 0.75 $ 78.85 $ 164,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,290 0.67 $ 119.52 $ 248,610

Top paying industries for Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 330 0.21 $ 131.91 $ 274,380
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 180 0.49 $ 128.61 $ 267,510
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $ 127.36 $ 264,920
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 40 0.07 $ 126.82 $ 263,780
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,510 0.27 $ 124.04 $ 258,010


Geographic profile for Chief Executives:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Chief Executives are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Chief Executives, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 30,150 1.83 1.26 $ 105.15 $ 218,700
Florida 22,030 2.61 1.79 $ 93.09 $ 193,640
Tennessee 9,450 3.26 2.24 $ 80.30 $ 167,020
Illinois 9,430 1.68 1.15 $ 108.52 $ 225,710
New York 7,280 0.84 0.58 $ 105.15 $ 218,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 5,470 3.67 2.52 $ 76.31 $ 158,730
Alaska 1,080 3.66 2.52 $ 79.98 $ 166,360
Tennessee 9,450 3.26 2.24 $ 80.30 $ 167,020
Florida 22,030 2.61 1.79 $ 93.09 $ 193,640
Kansas 3,160 2.37 1.63 $ 78.13 $ 162,510




Top paying states for Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 470 1.14 0.78 $ 124.72 $ 259,430
New Jersey 980 0.26 0.18 $ 124.25 $ 258,450
District of Columbia 1,570 2.28 1.57 $ 122.03 $ 253,820
Connecticut 570 0.37 0.25 $ 118.90 $ 247,310
Washington 2,660 0.83 0.57 $ 116.90 $ 243,150





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Chief Executives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,830 1.69 1.16 $ 116.46 $ 242,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,030 1.84 1.27 $ 108.74 $ 226,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,980 2.31 1.59 $ 120.38 $ 250,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,170 2.37 1.63 $ 113.25 $ 235,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,850 2.51 1.73 $ 112.58 $ 234,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,340 0.60 0.42 $ 125.19 $ 260,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,060 2.19 1.51 $ 99.79 $ 207,560
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 4,000 4.14 2.85 $ 84.70 $ 176,180
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,430 3.54 2.43 $ 71.19 $ 148,070
Salt Lake City, UT 2,980 4.11 2.82 $ 80.86 $ 168,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chief Executives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 4,000 4.14 2.85 $ 84.70 $ 176,180
Salt Lake City, UT 2,980 4.11 2.82 $ 80.86 $ 168,190
Anchorage, AK 650 3.97 2.73 $ 86.01 $ 178,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,430 3.54 2.43 $ 71.19 $ 148,070
Valdosta, GA 180 3.46 2.38 $ 50.60 $ 105,240
Albany, GA 200 3.42 2.35 $ 58.30 $ 121,260
Pocatello, ID 110 3.39 2.33 $ 24.22 $ 50,380
Coeur d'Alene, ID 200 3.35 2.30 $ 38.76 $ 80,620
Boise City, ID 1,070 3.20 2.20 $ 39.60 $ 82,370
Clarksville, TN-KY 260 3.14 2.16 $ 71.08 $ 147,850