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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
154,800 0.7 % $62.29 $129,570 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.84 $42.38 $56.11 $75.27 $98.90
Annual Wage (2) $68,300 $88,150 $116,720 $156,560 $205,720


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 22,710 0.92 $69.63 $144,820
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,450 0.15 $52.46 $109,110
Employment Services 7,090 0.19 $61.59 $128,100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,330 0.29 $70.80 $147,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,990 0.40 $66.59 $138,500

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 22,710 0.92 $69.63 $144,820
Office Administrative Services 2,460 0.49 $59.97 $124,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,990 0.40 $66.59 $138,500
Other Information Services 1,290 0.40 $82.93 $172,480
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 80 0.37 $65.62 $136,490

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 1,560 0.17 $85.88 $178,630
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.27 $84.87 $176,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,340 0.33 $82.98 $172,600
Other Information Services 1,290 0.40 $82.93 $172,480
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 160 0.30 $79.71 $165,800


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 21,600 1.24 1.18 $70.05 $145,710
New York 10,980 1.15 1.09 $76.36 $158,830
Illinois 10,890 1.81 1.71 $58.52 $121,720
Texas 10,260 0.83 0.78 $60.80 $126,470
Florida 7,980 0.91 0.86 $51.69 $107,520




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 1,600 2.21 2.09 $79.56 $165,480
Massachusetts 6,740 1.86 1.77 $68.15 $141,740
Illinois 10,890 1.81 1.71 $58.52 $121,720
Connecticut 2,990 1.80 1.70 $72.61 $151,030
Minnesota 4,560 1.58 1.50 $61.04 $126,960




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 4,220 1.03 0.98 $82.72 $172,060
District of Columbia 1,600 2.21 2.09 $79.56 $165,480
New York 10,980 1.15 1.09 $76.36 $158,830
Rhode Island 330 0.68 0.65 $74.23 $154,410
Connecticut 2,990 1.80 1.70 $72.61 $151,030





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 12,020 1.24 1.18 $81.77 $170,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,030 1.93 1.83 $60.35 $125,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,460 1.20 1.13 $68.10 $141,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,800 2.07 1.97 $70.79 $147,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,040 2.04 1.94 $78.76 $163,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,880 1.53 1.46 $75.92 $157,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,400 1.60 1.52 $64.16 $133,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,750 1.90 1.81 $63.27 $131,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,120 1.09 1.03 $69.27 $144,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,720 0.89 0.84 $65.17 $135,550