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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in "Human Resource Managers" (11-3121).


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)
15,660 1.5 % $63.87 $132,860 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.93 $43.98 $58.18 $77.14 $98.78
Annual Wage (2) $70,560 $91,480 $121,010 $160,450 $205,470


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 3,660 0.15 $67.75 $140,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 920 0.02 $54.46 $113,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 920 0.06 $72.32 $150,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 660 0.06 $63.46 $132,000
Insurance Carriers 660 0.06 $73.00 $151,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 30 0.57 $57.80 $120,220
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 270 0.17 $72.59 $150,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,660 0.15 $67.75 $140,920
Office Administrative Services 350 0.07 $60.96 $126,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 920 0.06 $72.32 $150,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 100 0.03 $91.18 $189,650
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 60 0.02 $79.14 $164,600
Software Publishers 110 0.03 $78.39 $163,050
Telecommunications 80 0.01 $74.62 $155,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 270 0.03 $74.21 $154,360


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)
New York 1,510 0.16 1.49 $77.86 $161,950
Illinois 1,100 0.18 1.70 $60.80 $126,470
Texas 970 0.08 0.74 $56.92 $118,400
Massachusetts 850 0.24 2.20 $63.10 $131,250
Florida 820 0.10 0.88 $52.08 $108,330




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)
Massachusetts 850 0.24 2.20 $63.10 $131,250
Connecticut 370 0.22 2.06 $78.96 $164,240
Illinois 1,100 0.18 1.70 $60.80 $126,470
Utah 250 0.17 1.60 $48.24 $100,330
Nebraska 160 0.17 1.54 $57.15 $118,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 370 0.09 0.85 $84.00 $174,730
Delaware 40 0.08 0.77 $83.84 $174,380
Connecticut 370 0.22 2.06 $78.96 $164,240
New York 1,510 0.16 1.49 $77.86 $161,950
Colorado 150 0.06 0.54 $74.79 $155,570





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,550 0.16 1.51 $81.43 $169,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 930 0.20 1.86 $60.90 $126,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 710 0.26 2.39 $65.11 $135,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 0.10 0.91 $66.93 $139,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 510 0.21 1.95 $82.48 $171,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 480 0.15 1.40 $74.73 $155,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.16 1.52 $62.41 $129,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.19 1.75 $68.93 $143,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 320 0.09 0.83 $58.33 $121,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 0.99 $60.35 $125,520




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 0.67 6.23 $54.75 $113,890
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.32 2.92 $51.99 $108,140
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.28 2.63 $78.09 $162,430
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 160 0.27 2.50 $85.99 $178,860
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.27 2.46 $47.04 $97,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 710 0.26 2.39 $65.11 $135,430
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.25 2.31 $39.49 $82,140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.25 2.31 $58.23 $121,110
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.23 2.09 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 220 0.23 2.14 $50.20 $104,420




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 160 0.27 2.50 $85.99 $178,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 510 0.21 1.95 $82.48 $171,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,550 0.16 1.51 $81.43 $169,380
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.15 1.40 $78.72 $163,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.28 2.63 $78.09 $162,430
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.09 0.86 $77.96 $162,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 0.92 $76.91 $159,980
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 0.77 $76.83 $159,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 480 0.15 1.40 $74.73 $155,440
New Haven, CT 40 0.14 1.33 $73.44 $152,760


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019