Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
210,160 0.7 % $94.25 $196,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.74 $54.55 $88.11 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,110 $113,470 $183,270 (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 17,740 0.76 $111.10 $231,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 17,530 0.32 $54.28 $112,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,880 0.12 $74.32 $154,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,220 0.33 $55.36 $115,140
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 7,120 0.35 $110.05 $228,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.26 $100.95 $209,970
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,390 0.98 $99.22 $206,370
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 210 0.90 $101.81 $211,760
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,320 0.76 $96.27 $200,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17,740 0.76 $111.10 $231,080

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 (8) (8) $132.83 $276,290
Textile Furnishings Mills 50 0.10 $126.05 $262,190
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 50 0.19 $122.94 $255,720
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 230 0.27 $120.51 $250,660
Insurance Carriers 2,700 0.23 $120.22 $250,060


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 30,430 1.82 1.24 $107.19 $222,950
Florida 19,350 2.30 1.56 $94.08 $195,680
Illinois 13,920 2.35 1.59 $99.05 $206,020
New York 12,440 1.35 0.92 $104.64 $217,650
Massachusetts 9,790 2.78 1.88 $103.67 $215,630




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)
Oklahoma 5,580 3.55 2.41 $71.97 $149,690
Utah 4,340 3.08 2.09 $80.53 $167,500
Kansas 4,210 3.08 2.09 $81.81 $170,170
District of Columbia 2,140 3.02 2.05 $113.47 $236,010
Massachusetts 9,790 2.78 1.88 $103.67 $215,630




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 520 1.23 0.83 $115.80 $240,870
District of Columbia 2,140 3.02 2.05 $113.47 $236,010
Rhode Island 350 0.73 0.50 $113.09 $235,230
Texas 4,670 0.39 0.27 $112.16 $233,300
New Jersey 640 0.16 0.11 $111.00 $230,870



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,430 2.58 1.75 $104.29 $216,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,510 1.70 1.15 $112.82 $234,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,640 0.99 0.67 $121.67 $253,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,180 3.36 2.28 $110.11 $229,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,530 2.79 1.90 $93.10 $193,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,530 2.19 1.49 $115.42 $240,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,910 1.88 1.27 $108.39 $225,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,520 2.34 1.59 $97.64 $203,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,110 1.89 1.28 $104.20 $216,730
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,110 1.92 1.30 $116.21 $241,710


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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)
Enid, OK 100 3.87 2.63 $75.22 $156,450
Provo-Orem, UT 860 3.75 2.54 $85.03 $176,860
Oklahoma City, OK 2,080 3.45 2.34 $79.81 $166,010
Terre Haute, IN 230 3.37 2.29 $76.26 $158,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,180 3.36 2.28 $110.11 $229,040
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 110 3.36 2.28 $75.63 $157,310
Topeka, KS 360 3.29 2.23 $67.35 $140,090
Salt Lake City, UT 2,230 3.21 2.17 $88.19 $183,430
Coeur d'Alene, ID 180 3.04 2.06 $51.42 $106,940
Springfield, MA-CT 970 2.95 2.00 $85.81 $178,480