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

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 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Industry profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Geographic profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

National estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
87,870 1.9 % $ 34.91 $ 72,610 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.95 $ 25.01 $ 32.30 $ 41.63 $ 53.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,490 $ 52,010 $ 67,190 $ 86,590 $ 111,930


Industry profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,060 0.46 $ 36.04 $ 74,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 9,470 0.62 $ 38.34 $ 79,750
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 9,080 0.76 $ 35.43 $ 73,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,880 0.13 $ 34.00 $ 70,710
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,890 0.27 $ 27.60 $ 57,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 610 8.79 $ 35.75 $ 74,360
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 9,080 0.76 $ 35.43 $ 73,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 9,470 0.62 $ 38.34 $ 79,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,060 0.46 $ 36.04 $ 74,960
Insurance Carriers 3,690 0.31 $ 34.97 $ 72,740

Top paying industries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.07 $ 49.83 $ 103,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 300 0.06 $ 48.71 $ 101,320
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $ 45.59 $ 94,820
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 42.28 $ 87,950
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.09 $ 41.91 $ 87,170


Geographic profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,090 0.61 0.97 $ 38.09 $ 79,220
New York 9,570 1.10 1.74 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Texas 7,460 0.62 0.98 $ 33.12 $ 68,900
Florida 4,550 0.54 0.85 $ 27.65 $ 57,520
New Jersey 4,420 1.17 1.85 $ 45.48 $ 94,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 760 1.85 2.93 $ 26.38 $ 54,880
New Jersey 4,420 1.17 1.85 $ 45.48 $ 94,600
New York 9,570 1.10 1.74 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
West Virginia 570 0.88 1.39 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
Connecticut 1,210 0.79 1.24 $ 36.79 $ 76,520




Top paying states for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,420 1.17 1.85 $ 45.48 $ 94,600
District of Columbia 520 0.76 1.21 $ 39.69 $ 82,550
Washington 1,770 0.55 0.88 $ 39.07 $ 81,260
New York 9,570 1.10 1.74 $ 39.04 $ 81,200
Massachusetts 2,250 0.67 1.06 $ 38.91 $ 80,940





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,270 1.16 1.84 $ 44.35 $ 92,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,270 0.75 1.19 $ 36.57 $ 76,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,020 0.52 0.82 $ 36.13 $ 75,140
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,710 0.75 1.19 $ 34.11 $ 70,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,410 0.80 1.26 $ 41.48 $ 86,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,360 1.01 1.61 $ 42.79 $ 89,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,350 0.89 1.42 $ 33.65 $ 69,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,310 0.86 1.36 $ 37.21 $ 77,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,870 0.88 1.40 $ 31.93 $ 66,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,840 0.71 1.12 $ 39.88 $ 82,950




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 440 2.61 4.14 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 940 2.23 3.54 $ 30.25 $ 62,930
Sioux Falls, SD 290 1.91 3.03 $ 27.24 $ 56,660
Trenton, NJ 430 1.87 2.96 $ 34.39 $ 71,530
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 190 1.72 2.73 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Charleston, WV 170 1.67 2.64 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,450 1.49 2.37 $ 36.51 $ 75,950
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 350 1.48 2.34 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Monroe, LA 100 1.42 2.25 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 440 1.41 2.24 $ 36.70 $ 76,340




Top paying metropolitan areas for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 830 0.75 1.19 $ 45.25 $ 94,130
Boulder, CO 80 0.43 0.68 $ 44.61 $ 92,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,270 1.16 1.84 $ 44.35 $ 92,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,360 1.01 1.61 $ 42.79 $ 89,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.63 0.99 $ 42.61 $ 88,630
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.65 1.02 $ 42.22 $ 87,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,410 0.80 1.26 $ 41.48 $ 86,270
Salt Lake City, UT 580 0.79 1.26 $ 40.74 $ 84,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,840 0.71 1.12 $ 39.88 $ 82,950
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 160 0.47 0.74 $ 39.69 $ 82,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 240 1.91 3.02 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 2.09 3.31 $ 24.01 $ 49,930
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 1.07 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 1.20 $ 20.42 $ 42,470
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.50 2.37 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 2.09 3.31 $ 24.01 $ 49,930
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 240 1.91 3.02 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.50 2.37 (8) (8)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 1.39 $ 34.28 $ 71,300
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 1.34 $ 17.37 $ 36,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 0.59 $ 37.68 $ 78,380
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 0.75 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 1.39 $ 34.28 $ 71,300
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 0.58 $ 33.86 $ 70,430
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.41 $ 32.97 $ 68,580


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021