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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 ; 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)
7,472,750 0.2 % $36.70 $76,330 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.12 $24.25 $32.55 $44.22 $59.13
Annual Wage (2) $37,690 $50,450 $67,710 $91,970 $123,000


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 524,530 22.55 $38.29 $79,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 509,120 25.14 $40.74 $84,750
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 445,110 47.54 $37.54 $78,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 410,370 29.98 $41.93 $87,200
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 405,170 20.36 $38.47 $80,020

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 445,110 47.54 $37.54 $78,090
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 13,090 46.05 $44.07 $91,660
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,600 36.19 $37.09 $77,140
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 321,670 35.11 $57.38 $119,340
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,780 32.07 $45.12 $93,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 321,670 35.11 $57.38 $119,340
Other Investment Pools and Funds 2,260 31.63 $46.21 $96,120
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,380 11.41 $45.92 $95,510
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,780 32.07 $45.12 $93,840
Software Publishers 46,120 12.56 $45.04 $93,680


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 978,370 58.60 1.12 $40.14 $83,500
Texas 575,030 48.36 0.92 $37.61 $78,240
New York 543,880 59.07 1.13 $45.52 $94,680
Florida 445,980 52.97 1.01 $32.98 $68,610
Illinois 328,610 55.44 1.06 $35.83 $74,530




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 104,090 146.97 2.80 $46.70 $97,130
Colorado 178,980 70.04 1.34 $37.16 $77,290
Virginia 265,210 69.98 1.33 $40.47 $84,180
Washington 203,780 63.95 1.22 $38.03 $79,090
Delaware 27,680 62.52 1.19 $37.28 $77,540




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 104,090 146.97 2.80 $46.70 $97,130
New York 543,880 59.07 1.13 $45.52 $94,680
New Jersey 233,820 58.34 1.11 $40.84 $84,950
Massachusetts 201,220 57.04 1.09 $40.55 $84,340
Connecticut 90,370 54.63 1.04 $40.53 $84,300



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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 457,470 68.34 1.30 $48.43 $100,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 258,250 102.51 1.96 $45.48 $94,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 253,570 57.23 1.09 $38.99 $81,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 224,220 61.22 1.17 $36.72 $76,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 171,160 65.34 1.25 $36.12 $75,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 155,730 62.50 1.19 $39.12 $81,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 152,260 51.98 0.99 $41.32 $85,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 135,080 82.00 1.56 $40.62 $84,480
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 133,800 72.73 1.39 $42.49 $88,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 131,100 67.85 1.29 $35.97 $74,820