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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
136,310 0.6 % $59.38 $123,510 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.27 $40.02 $52.94 $71.79 $95.06
Annual Wage (2) $65,040 $83,230 $110,120 $149,330 $197,720


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 20,440 0.88 $67.73 $140,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,360 0.15 $49.43 $102,820
Employment Services 5,350 0.15 $58.82 $122,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,960 0.36 $65.21 $135,630
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,780 0.24 $65.83 $136,920

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 20,440 0.88 $67.73 $140,880
Office Administrative Services 2,180 0.44 $60.05 $124,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,960 0.36 $65.21 $135,630
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.36 $63.77 $132,650
Other Information Services 890 0.32 $77.19 $160,550

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 0.25 $87.88 $182,800
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,320 0.14 $80.70 $167,850
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 160 0.31 $79.76 $165,900
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 400 0.25 $79.27 $164,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,970 0.30 $78.09 $162,430


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 17,160 1.03 1.08 $67.24 $139,860
New York 10,290 1.12 1.17 $69.38 $144,310
Illinois 9,560 1.61 1.69 $54.05 $112,430
Texas 7,090 0.60 0.62 $64.45 $134,060
Florida 6,230 0.74 0.77 $51.90 $107,950




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 1,540 2.18 2.27 $74.90 $155,790
Illinois 9,560 1.61 1.69 $54.05 $112,430
Massachusetts 5,660 1.60 1.68 $64.89 $134,970
Minnesota 4,380 1.54 1.61 $58.43 $121,530
Connecticut 2,380 1.44 1.50 $65.44 $136,120




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 3,740 0.93 0.98 $78.15 $162,540
Rhode Island 310 0.66 0.69 $75.38 $156,790
District of Columbia 1,540 2.18 2.27 $74.90 $155,790
New York 10,290 1.12 1.17 $69.38 $144,310
California 17,160 1.03 1.08 $67.24 $139,860



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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 8,830 1.32 1.38 $72.38 $150,550
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,470 1.77 1.85 $55.74 $115,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,140 0.93 0.98 $61.03 $126,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,850 1.47 1.54 $62.99 $131,010
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,660 1.99 2.08 $69.72 $145,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,650 1.45 1.51 $71.55 $148,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,560 1.84 1.93 $61.09 $127,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,390 1.21 1.26 $47.16 $98,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,350 1.43 1.49 $63.74 $132,570
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 1.99 2.08 $79.76 $165,910


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 870 2.08 2.18 $76.03 $158,150
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,660 1.99 2.08 $69.72 $145,020
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 1.99 2.08 $79.76 $165,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,560 1.84 1.93 $61.09 $127,070
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 310 1.79 1.87 $71.47 $148,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,470 1.77 1.85 $55.74 $115,930
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 700 1.73 1.81 $56.86 $118,270
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 270 1.71 1.79 $64.23 $133,600
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,840 1.69 1.77 $83.10 $172,850
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 250 1.68 1.76 $42.69 $88,800