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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ; Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products ; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ; Compliance Officers ; Cost Estimators ; Human Resources Specialists ; Farm Labor Contractors ; Labor Relations Specialists ; Logisticians ; Management Analysts ; Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ; Fundraisers ; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ; Training and Development Specialists ; Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists ; Business Operations Specialists, All Other ; Accountants and Auditors ; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate ; Budget Analysts ; Credit Analysts ; Financial Analysts ; Personal Financial Advisors ; Insurance Underwriters ; Financial Examiners ; Credit Counselors ; Loan Officers ; Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents ; Tax Preparers ; Financial Specialists, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,281,190 0.2 % $36.09 $75,070 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Annual Wage (2) $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910


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 513,170 22.29 $37.75 $78,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 507,690 25.11 $39.71 $82,600
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 451,640 47.94 $36.63 $76,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 392,170 29.44 $41.43 $86,180
Insurance Carriers 331,260 28.34 $34.64 $72,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 451,640 47.94 $36.63 $76,190
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 10,970 45.55 $41.54 $86,410
Other Financial Investment Activities 192,030 42.00 $53.89 $112,080
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,730 35.45 $35.71 $74,280
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 6,010 33.90 $45.93 $95,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 126,140 28.18 $59.86 $124,500
Other Financial Investment Activities 192,030 42.00 $53.89 $112,080
Other Investment Pools and Funds 1,860 32.53 $50.04 $104,080
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,300 28.57 $48.26 $100,390
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 6,010 33.90 $45.93 $95,530


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 938,330 58.77 1.13 $39.86 $82,910
Texas 564,390 48.05 0.93 $37.14 $77,250
New York 523,440 57.54 1.11 $44.53 $92,630
Florida 441,200 53.66 1.03 $32.74 $68,100
Illinois 323,350 54.77 1.06 $35.45 $73,730




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 102,510 145.95 2.81 $46.01 $95,700
Virginia 261,530 69.55 1.34 $39.78 $82,750
Colorado 169,260 67.49 1.30 $36.93 $76,810
Delaware 28,420 64.47 1.24 $36.64 $76,220
Washington 191,630 62.48 1.20 $36.95 $76,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 102,510 145.95 2.81 $46.01 $95,700
New York 523,440 57.54 1.11 $44.53 $92,630
Massachusetts 198,540 57.38 1.11 $40.15 $83,500
California 938,330 58.77 1.13 $39.86 $82,910
Virginia 261,530 69.55 1.34 $39.78 $82,750





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9)