Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
223,260 0.7 % $93.44 $194,350 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.55 $54.86 $87.12 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $69,780 $114,100 $181,210 (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 19,310 0.84 $110.62 $230,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,810 0.31 $54.11 $112,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,290 0.12 $72.09 $149,950
State Government (OES Designation) 6,870 0.31 $52.24 $108,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,680 0.34 $106.88 $222,320

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 300 1.71 $101.99 $212,150
Satellite Telecommunications 70 1.27 (8) (8)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 270 1.17 $105.22 $218,860
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,420 1.02 $93.85 $195,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19,310 0.84 $110.62 $230,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 50 0.79 (5) (5)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 340 0.20 $127.58 $265,380
Textile Furnishings Mills 60 0.12 $124.79 $259,560
Taxi and Limousine Service 30 0.04 $124.25 $258,440
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,120 0.25 $122.58 $254,960


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 31,150 1.95 1.23 $104.25 $216,840
Illinois 17,440 2.95 1.86 $91.71 $190,750
New York 15,410 1.69 1.07 $105.48 $219,410
Florida 14,120 1.72 1.08 $102.15 $212,460
Massachusetts 11,020 3.18 2.00 $101.92 $212,000




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 2,840 4.05 2.55 $101.87 $211,900
Oklahoma 6,370 4.01 2.52 $74.81 $155,600
Kansas 4,410 3.21 2.02 $78.79 $163,880
Massachusetts 11,020 3.18 2.00 $101.92 $212,000
Illinois 17,440 2.95 1.86 $91.71 $190,750




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 560 1.33 0.84 $116.45 $242,220
North Carolina 4,310 1.02 0.64 $108.91 $226,540
Rhode Island 390 0.81 0.51 $107.11 $222,790
New York 15,410 1.69 1.07 $105.48 $219,410
Texas 5,890 0.50 0.32 $105.23 $218,880





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 11,430 3.14 1.98 $99.33 $206,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,790 1.33 0.84 $120.62 $250,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,260 1.96 1.23 $109.59 $227,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,820 3.78 2.38 $108.71 $226,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,330 2.54 1.60 $107.48 $223,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,460 2.86 1.80 $98.73 $205,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,890 1.92 1.20 $107.68 $223,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,450 2.30 1.45 $93.22 $193,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,490 2.20 1.38 $104.45 $217,260
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,140 2.01 1.26 $111.24 $231,370