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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Human Resources Managers
Industry profile for Human Resources Managers
Geographic profile for Human Resources Managers

National estimates for Human Resources Managers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Human Resources Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
156,600 0.6 % $ 64.70 $ 134,580 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Human Resources Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 34.22 $ 44.10 $ 58.28 $ 78.23 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 71,180 $ 91,730 $ 121,220 $ 162,720 (5)


Industry profile for Human Resources Managers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Human Resources Managers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Human Resources Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,690 0.94 $ 71.22 $ 148,140
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,540 0.16 $ 53.64 $ 111,570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,850 0.31 $ 75.42 $ 156,860
Employment Services 6,510 0.20 $ 62.78 $ 130,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,470 0.43 $ 69.69 $ 144,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,690 0.94 $ 71.22 $ 148,140
Office Administrative Services 2,570 0.52 $ 61.82 $ 128,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 220 0.44 $ 84.75 $ 176,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,470 0.43 $ 69.69 $ 144,950
Other Information Services 1,400 0.40 $ 87.02 $ 181,000

Top paying industries for Human Resources Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,670 0.18 $ 88.67 $ 184,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,830 0.38 $ 87.99 $ 183,030
Other Information Services 1,400 0.40 $ 87.02 $ 181,000
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.28 $ 86.62 $ 180,180
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 220 0.44 $ 84.75 $ 176,290


Geographic profile for Human Resources Managers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Human Resources Managers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Human Resources Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,420 1.36 1.21 $ 74.05 $ 154,030
Illinois 11,200 1.99 1.77 $ 61.30 $ 127,500
Texas 11,140 0.92 0.82 $ 62.39 $ 129,770
New York 10,800 1.24 1.10 $ 81.39 $ 169,290
Florida 7,160 0.85 0.75 $ 54.63 $ 113,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,670 2.43 2.16 $ 80.38 $ 167,190
Illinois 11,200 1.99 1.77 $ 61.30 $ 127,500
Connecticut 3,060 1.98 1.76 $ 72.07 $ 149,900
Massachusetts 6,510 1.94 1.73 $ 74.03 $ 153,990
Minnesota 4,410 1.63 1.45 $ 61.75 $ 128,440




Top paying states for Human Resources Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,490 1.19 1.06 $ 85.56 $ 177,960
New York 10,800 1.24 1.10 $ 81.39 $ 169,290
District of Columbia 1,670 2.43 2.16 $ 80.38 $ 167,190
Rhode Island 360 0.80 0.71 $ 77.16 $ 160,500
California 22,420 1.36 1.21 $ 74.05 $ 154,030





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Human Resources Managers:

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 12,270 1.39 1.23 $ 86.48 $ 179,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,270 2.13 1.89 $ 63.10 $ 131,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,590 1.30 1.16 $ 72.11 $ 149,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,660 2.18 1.93 $ 76.72 $ 159,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,360 2.30 2.04 $ 84.00 $ 174,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,870 1.61 1.43 $ 76.94 $ 160,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,810 1.83 1.62 $ 61.91 $ 128,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,590 1.94 1.72 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,170 1.18 1.04 $ 68.66 $ 142,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,000 1.01 0.90 $ 67.36 $ 140,120




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, MI 90 2.95 2.62 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 960 2.56 2.27 $ 93.29 $ 194,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,780 2.52 2.24 $ 88.41 $ 183,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,360 2.30 2.04 $ 84.00 $ 174,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,660 2.18 1.93 $ 76.72 $ 159,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,270 2.13 1.89 $ 63.10 $ 131,240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,110 2.03 1.80 $ 67.45 $ 140,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,590 1.94 1.72 $ 64.19 $ 133,510
Danbury, CT 140 1.94 1.72 $ 63.40 $ 131,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,810 1.83 1.62 $ 61.91 $ 128,770