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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in “Human Resources Managers” (11-3121).


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)
16,900 1.9 % $64.52 $134,210 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.59 $43.96 $58.78 $78.83 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $69,870 $91,430 $122,270 $163,980 (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 3,510 0.14 $69.16 $143,860
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,310 0.09 $69.52 $144,600
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 1,010 0.09 $61.70 $128,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,000 0.02 $54.53 $113,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 650 0.01 $62.32 $129,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.61 $55.03 $114,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 280 0.18 $72.53 $150,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,510 0.14 $69.16 $143,860
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,310 0.09 $69.52 $144,600
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 1,010 0.09 $61.70 $128,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 70 0.01 $78.61 $163,500
Software Publishers 130 0.03 $78.27 $162,800
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 80 0.02 $76.88 $159,920
Other Information Services 130 0.04 $76.58 $159,290
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 320 0.03 $75.40 $156,820


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)
New York 1,550 0.16 1.42 $84.65 $176,070
Texas 1,410 0.11 0.98 $54.73 $113,850
Illinois 1,210 0.20 1.75 $66.13 $137,540
Massachusetts 830 0.23 2.00 $63.78 $132,670
Florida 800 0.09 0.79 $51.68 $107,490




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)
Connecticut 410 0.24 2.12 $84.29 $175,330
Massachusetts 830 0.23 2.00 $63.78 $132,670
Illinois 1,210 0.20 1.75 $66.13 $137,540
Nebraska 160 0.17 1.44 $53.40 $111,070
New York 1,550 0.16 1.42 $84.65 $176,070




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 430 0.11 0.91 $90.73 $188,710
New York 1,550 0.16 1.42 $84.65 $176,070
Connecticut 410 0.24 2.12 $84.29 $175,330
Rhode Island 50 0.10 0.84 $78.77 $163,840
Colorado 160 0.06 0.52 $75.34 $156,700





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 1,650 0.17 1.48 $87.39 $181,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,070 0.23 1.99 $66.75 $138,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 720 0.26 2.25 $65.34 $135,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 0.10 0.89 $64.42 $133,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.21 1.86 $61.52 $127,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.23 2.00 $82.10 $170,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.24 2.11 $59.24 $123,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 480 0.15 1.30 $72.49 $150,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 460 0.16 1.39 $64.76 $134,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.12 1.08 $58.47 $121,610




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 130 0.42 3.63 $49.49 $102,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 180 0.32 2.75 $85.92 $178,720
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 2.78 $86.27 $179,430
Tallahassee, FL 50 0.31 2.71 $42.16 $87,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 720 0.26 2.25 $65.34 $135,920
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.24 2.11 $51.20 $106,490
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.24 2.05 $55.49 $115,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.24 2.11 $59.24 $123,210
Winston-Salem, NC 60 0.23 1.97 $60.09 $124,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.23 2.00 $82.10 $170,770




Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 1,650 0.17 1.48 $87.39 $181,770
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 2.78 $86.27 $179,430
New Haven, CT 40 0.13 1.14 $86.21 $179,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 180 0.32 2.75 $85.92 $178,720
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.08 0.72 $82.73 $172,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.23 2.00 $82.10 $170,770
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.15 1.33 $78.99 $164,300
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 0.78 $78.03 $162,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 0.77 $77.44 $161,060
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 1.03 $75.39 $156,810


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020