Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

11-1011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


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)
195,530 0.7 % $96.22 $200,140 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.86 $55.75 $91.15 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,360 $115,960 $189,600 (5) (5)


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 17,200 0.31 $57.76 $120,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,930 0.71 $113.47 $236,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,210 0.11 $73.66 $153,210
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,760 0.36 $60.46 $125,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,560 0.52 $104.88 $218,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 200 1.11 $101.64 $211,400
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,310 0.92 $100.82 $209,700
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 200 0.87 $105.39 $219,210
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,450 0.80 $96.20 $200,100
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,260 0.80 $116.24 $241,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 40 0.52 $136.77 $284,480
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.17 $135.83 $282,520
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $130.61 $271,670
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.35 $129.92 $270,230
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $122.48 $254,760


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 30,290 1.78 1.32 $109.75 $228,270
Florida 20,860 2.42 1.79 $90.32 $187,870
New York 10,430 1.11 0.82 $105.79 $220,040
Illinois 9,650 1.61 1.19 $110.61 $230,070
Massachusetts 7,990 2.24 1.66 $106.64 $221,810




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)
Utah 4,850 3.33 2.46 $79.33 $165,020
Kansas 3,790 2.76 2.04 $82.74 $172,100
District of Columbia 1,880 2.64 1.95 $118.99 $247,500
Vermont 750 2.47 1.83 $65.58 $136,410
Florida 20,860 2.42 1.79 $90.32 $187,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 540 1.27 0.94 $121.13 $251,950
District of Columbia 1,880 2.64 1.95 $118.99 $247,500
Rhode Island 320 0.65 0.48 $116.51 $242,350
Texas 5,260 0.43 0.32 $115.23 $239,680
New Jersey 660 0.16 0.12 $112.04 $233,050





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,440 1.71 1.26 $119.24 $248,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,900 1.70 1.26 $112.76 $234,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,050 0.74 0.55 $123.45 $256,770
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,540 2.37 1.75 $110.53 $229,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,520 1.76 1.30 $120.52 $250,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,140 2.50 1.85 $98.23 $204,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,040 2.08 1.54 $118.67 $246,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,740 1.77 1.31 $109.52 $227,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,300 2.20 1.63 $99.72 $207,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,990 1.05 0.78 $120.16 $249,930