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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Chief Executives
Industry profile for Chief Executives
Geographic profile for Chief Executives

National estimates for Chief Executives:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Chief Executives:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
200,480 1.6 % $ 102.41 $ 213,020 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chief Executives:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.99 $ 53.40 $ 86.31 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,300 $ 111,080 $ 179,520 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Chief Executives:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,780 0.58 $ 139.35 $ 289,840
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,980 0.26 $ 54.23 $ 112,800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 13,160 0.58 $ 123.21 $ 256,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,580 0.12 $ 71.35 $ 148,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,930 0.41 $ 60.03 $ 124,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sound Recording Industries 260 1.47 $ 87.91 $ 182,850
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 210 1.08 $ 115.02 $ 239,240
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 4,230 1.03 $ 106.33 $ 221,170
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,120 0.80 $ 113.30 $ 235,660
Other Investment Pools and Funds 100 0.78 $ 80.67 $ 167,780

Top paying industries for Chief Executives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 100 0.27 (5) (5)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 160 0.49 (5) (5)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.45 (5) (5)
Offices of Dentists 40 (7) (5) (5)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 50 0.08 $ 151.62 $ 315,360


Geographic profile for Chief Executives:

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



Map of employment of chief executives by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 33,930 2.05 1.44 $ 110.93 $ 230,730
Florida 19,610 2.28 1.60 $ 103.39 $ 215,050
Illinois 8,500 1.51 1.06 $ 117.50 $ 244,390
Pennsylvania 7,510 1.34 0.95 $ 111.84 $ 232,630
Minnesota 6,330 2.31 1.63 $ 102.53 $ 213,270


Map of location quotient of chief executives by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,260 4.25 2.99 $ 71.35 $ 148,400
Utah 4,460 2.87 2.02 $ 89.37 $ 185,890
Maine 1,580 2.67 1.88 $ 71.85 $ 149,440
District of Columbia 1,700 2.57 1.80 $ 139.69 $ 290,560
Oklahoma 3,920 2.52 1.77 $ 71.45 $ 148,610


Map of annual mean wages of chief executives by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Chief Executives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,700 2.57 1.80 $ 139.69 $ 290,560
Hawaii 360 0.65 0.46 $ 139.36 $ 289,860
Washington 2,990 0.93 0.66 $ 134.42 $ 279,590
South Dakota 440 1.05 0.74 $ 131.14 $ 272,780
Massachusetts 5,580 1.64 1.16 $ 128.40 $ 267,070



Map of employment of chief executives by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Chief Executives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,110 2.12 1.49 $ 123.36 $ 256,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,100 3.10 2.18 $ 124.98 $ 259,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,860 1.62 1.14 $ 120.61 $ 250,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,740 2.75 1.93 $ 104.97 $ 218,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,350 2.39 1.68 $ 124.05 $ 258,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,660 1.80 1.27 $ 129.60 $ 269,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,230 2.32 1.63 $ 108.38 $ 225,440
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,660 3.73 2.62 $ 76.90 $ 159,960
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,590 0.41 0.29 $ 138.15 $ 287,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,200 1.21 0.85 $ 127.96 $ 266,150


Map of location quotient of chief executives by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chief Executives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 1,150 4.21 2.96 $ 97.66 $ 203,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3,660 3.73 2.62 $ 76.90 $ 159,960
Macon, GA 340 3.58 2.52 $ 70.28 $ 146,190
Pocatello, ID 120 3.49 2.45 $ 28.58 $ 59,440
Anchorage, AK 550 3.43 2.41 $ 84.11 $ 174,950
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,220 3.42 2.41 $ 104.94 $ 218,280
Dalton, GA 210 3.34 2.34 $ 70.47 $ 146,570
Valdosta, GA 170 3.25 2.28 $ 66.59 $ 138,510
Boise City, ID 1,080 3.16 2.22 $ 45.91 $ 95,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,100 3.10 2.18 $ 124.98 $ 259,960