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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
143,580 0.6 % $60.91 $126,700 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.15 $41.23 $54.47 $73.44 $96.82
Annual Wage (2) $66,870 $85,750 $113,300 $152,760 $201,380


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 21,250 0.90 $68.58 $142,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,030 0.15 $51.39 $106,890
Employment Services 6,590 0.18 $61.64 $128,200
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,470 0.38 $66.85 $139,040
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5,250 0.25 $67.87 $141,180

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 21,250 0.90 $68.58 $142,640
Office Administrative Services 2,300 0.46 $59.57 $123,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,470 0.38 $66.85 $139,040
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 80 0.38 $71.95 $149,650
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.36 $62.86 $130,740

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 $88.37 $183,820
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,360 0.15 $81.40 $169,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,110 0.31 $81.27 $169,030
Other Information Services 1,020 0.34 $79.77 $165,910
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 370 0.24 $78.79 $163,880


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 19,050 1.12 1.13 $68.69 $142,870
New York 10,230 1.09 1.10 $72.25 $150,280
Illinois 9,960 1.66 1.68 $57.29 $119,160
Texas 8,210 0.68 0.68 $61.69 $128,310
Florida 7,200 0.84 0.84 $50.74 $105,530




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 1,540 2.16 2.17 $78.08 $162,410
Massachusetts 6,310 1.77 1.78 $67.62 $140,640
Illinois 9,960 1.66 1.68 $57.29 $119,160
Connecticut 2,720 1.64 1.65 $69.23 $143,990
Minnesota 4,370 1.52 1.53 $58.81 $122,330




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 4,100 1.01 1.02 $81.27 $169,040
District of Columbia 1,540 2.16 2.17 $78.08 $162,410
Rhode Island 320 0.66 0.67 $74.26 $154,460
New York 10,230 1.09 1.10 $72.25 $150,280
Delaware 390 0.88 0.88 $69.26 $144,060





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,120 1.17 1.18 $77.89 $162,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,030 1.73 1.74 $58.88 $122,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,780 1.11 1.12 $65.59 $136,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,360 1.94 1.96 $70.83 $147,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,590 1.46 1.47 $74.20 $154,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,180 1.73 1.74 $78.39 $163,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,160 1.55 1.56 $63.54 $132,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,550 1.81 1.83 $61.47 $127,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,840 0.80 0.80 $63.34 $131,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,700 0.95 0.95 $70.32 $146,270