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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
205,890 0.8 % $93.20 $193,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.95 $54.23 $88.68 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $62,290 $112,790 $184,460 (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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,690 0.68 $112.83 $234,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,510 0.11 $73.05 $151,940
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,300 0.38 $52.83 $109,880
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 8,120 0.37 $111.94 $232,840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,860 0.53 $99.81 $207,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 280 1.25 $102.30 $212,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,450 1.02 $96.20 $200,090
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,420 0.99 $97.89 $203,610
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,280 0.80 $115.81 $240,890
Other Investment Pools and Funds 70 0.77 $118.80 $247,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 30 0.11 $129.21 $268,750
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.62 $129.15 $268,630
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $127.90 $266,030
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.17 $127.22 $264,610
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 230 0.44 $123.11 $256,070


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 31,730 1.83 1.30 $104.10 $216,520
Florida 26,300 2.99 2.13 $87.02 $181,000
Illinois 10,010 1.66 1.18 $106.34 $221,180
New York 8,990 0.94 0.67 $103.60 $215,490
Tennessee 8,720 2.90 2.07 $76.09 $158,280




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 4,680 3.11 2.22 $78.20 $162,660
Florida 26,300 2.99 2.13 $87.02 $181,000
Tennessee 8,720 2.90 2.07 $76.09 $158,280
Alaska 920 2.90 2.07 $85.00 $176,790
District of Columbia 1,960 2.71 1.93 $113.20 $235,450




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 500 1.18 0.84 $123.13 $256,110
New Jersey 770 0.19 0.13 $121.79 $253,320
Rhode Island 300 0.61 0.44 $119.89 $249,360
District of Columbia 1,960 2.71 1.93 $113.20 $235,450
Connecticut 970 0.58 0.42 $111.34 $231,590





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 10,490 1.68 1.20 $112.41 $233,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,440 1.80 1.29 $107.83 $224,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,860 2.16 1.54 $115.40 $240,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,520 2.33 1.66 $107.51 $223,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,430 0.67 0.48 $121.58 $252,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,480 2.22 1.58 $113.49 $236,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,170 2.12 1.51 $98.40 $204,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,580 3.58 2.56 $84.13 $174,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,070 1.45 1.03 $96.15 $200,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,930 1.02 0.73 $120.45 $250,530