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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Human Resources Managers
Industry profile for Human Resources Managers
Geographic profile for Human Resources Managers

National estimates for Human Resources Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Human Resources Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
166,530 1.4 % $ 65.67 $ 136,590 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Human Resources Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 36.06 $ 45.82 $ 60.69 $ 78.54 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 75,000 $ 95,310 $ 126,230 $ 163,360 (5)


Industry profile for Human Resources Managers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 25,060 0.99 $ 72.96 $ 151,750
Employment Services 9,000 0.26 $ 54.55 $ 113,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,800 0.15 $ 55.15 $ 114,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 7,770 0.34 $ 74.26 $ 154,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,540 0.48 $ 68.61 $ 142,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 25,060 0.99 $ 72.96 $ 151,750
Other Information Services 2,050 0.56 $ 92.76 $ 192,930
Office Administrative Services 2,750 0.56 $ 61.24 $ 127,380
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 250 0.51 $ 83.42 $ 173,520
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,540 0.48 $ 68.61 $ 142,710

Top paying industries for Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 2,050 0.56 $ 92.76 $ 192,930
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,330 0.42 $ 89.42 $ 185,990
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 340 0.22 $ 88.92 $ 184,950
Radio and Television Broadcasting 310 0.16 $ 88.75 $ 184,610
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,960 0.20 $ 87.69 $ 182,380


Geographic profile for Human Resources Managers:

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



Map of employment of human resources managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 24,920 1.51 1.28 $ 74.25 $ 154,430
Illinois 12,210 2.17 1.84 $ 61.93 $ 128,820
Texas 11,930 0.98 0.83 $ 63.60 $ 132,290
New York 10,440 1.20 1.02 $ 86.72 $ 180,380
Florida 7,820 0.91 0.77 $ 56.98 $ 118,520


Map of location quotient of human resources managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,990 3.01 2.54 $ 78.27 $ 162,810
Illinois 12,210 2.17 1.84 $ 61.93 $ 128,820
Connecticut 3,140 1.99 1.69 $ 69.29 $ 144,130
Massachusetts 6,540 1.93 1.63 $ 77.15 $ 160,460
California 24,920 1.51 1.28 $ 74.25 $ 154,430


Map of annual mean wages of human resources managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,440 1.20 1.02 $ 86.72 $ 180,380
New Jersey 4,410 1.15 0.97 $ 82.14 $ 170,850
District of Columbia 1,990 3.01 2.54 $ 78.27 $ 162,810
Massachusetts 6,540 1.93 1.63 $ 77.15 $ 160,460
Rhode Island 350 0.76 0.65 $ 75.34 $ 156,710



Map of employment of human resources managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Human Resources Managers:

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 11,410 1.31 1.11 $ 89.87 $ 186,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,590 2.27 1.92 $ 64.85 $ 134,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,910 1.56 1.32 $ 72.46 $ 150,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,620 1.92 1.62 $ 77.30 $ 160,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,580 2.16 1.83 $ 79.66 $ 165,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,190 2.31 1.96 $ 84.33 $ 175,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,330 1.67 1.41 $ 63.12 $ 131,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,100 1.14 0.97 $ 66.77 $ 138,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,400 1.28 1.08 $ 67.47 $ 140,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,190 1.75 1.48 $ 68.08 $ 141,600


Map of location quotient of human resources managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,750 2.58 2.18 $ 91.36 $ 190,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,190 2.31 1.96 $ 84.33 $ 175,410
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 860 2.30 1.95 $ 82.22 $ 171,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,590 2.27 1.92 $ 64.85 $ 134,890
Peoria, IL 350 2.24 1.90 $ 54.94 $ 114,270
Danbury, CT 160 2.16 1.83 $ 65.87 $ 137,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,580 2.16 1.83 $ 79.66 $ 165,700
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,110 2.04 1.72 $ 67.90 $ 141,240
Midland, MI 70 1.93 1.64 $ 74.02 $ 153,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,620 1.92 1.62 $ 77.30 $ 160,790