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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 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)
129,810 0.6 % $57.79 $120,210 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.35 $38.85 $51.40 $69.82 $93.05
Annual Wage (2) $63,140 $80,800 $106,910 $145,220 $193,550


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 20,080 0.87 $66.19 $137,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,110 0.15 $47.72 $99,260
Employment Services 5,060 0.14 $59.01 $122,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,280 0.08 $56.84 $118,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,270 0.22 $64.29 $133,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 20,080 0.87 $66.19 $137,680
Office Administrative Services 1,970 0.41 $56.89 $118,330
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 190 0.33 $79.37 $165,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,230 0.32 $63.41 $131,890
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.32 $53.58 $111,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.26 $86.58 $180,090
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 540 0.12 $80.86 $168,180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 190 0.33 $79.37 $165,100
Other Financial Investment Activities 870 0.19 $78.42 $163,120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 350 0.21 $77.87 $161,970


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 16,190 1.01 1.10 $65.22 $135,660
New York 10,100 1.11 1.20 $68.62 $142,720
Illinois 9,020 1.53 1.65 $52.14 $108,450
Texas 6,670 0.57 0.61 $64.00 $133,130
Massachusetts 5,090 1.47 1.59 $61.88 $128,720




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)
District of Columbia 1,480 2.11 2.28 $71.71 $149,170
Illinois 9,020 1.53 1.65 $52.14 $108,450
Minnesota 4,260 1.52 1.64 $57.28 $119,140
Massachusetts 5,090 1.47 1.59 $61.88 $128,720
Oregon 2,380 1.33 1.44 $48.97 $101,850




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 3,710 0.94 1.02 $75.54 $157,110
District of Columbia 1,480 2.11 2.28 $71.71 $149,170
Rhode Island 340 0.71 0.77 $71.10 $147,890
New York 10,100 1.11 1.20 $68.62 $142,720
Colorado 1,460 0.58 0.63 $67.08 $139,530





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,860 1.35 1.45 $71.72 $149,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,110 1.68 1.82 $53.53 $111,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 0.92 1.00 $61.61 $128,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,870 1.51 1.64 $59.67 $124,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,570 1.43 1.55 $70.04 $145,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,460 1.81 1.96 $60.34 $125,510
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,190 1.77 1.92 $66.32 $137,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,260 1.42 1.54 $60.38 $125,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,240 1.16 1.25 $47.27 $98,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,080 0.71 0.76 $71.61 $148,940