Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in "Human Resource Managers" (11-3121).


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)
15,230 1.5 % $61.01 $126,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.80 $41.89 $55.89 $75.03 $96.13
Annual Wage (2) $66,150 $87,120 $116,240 $156,050 $199,950


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 3,820 0.17 $65.75 $136,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,050 0.02 $49.23 $102,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 710 0.01 $57.94 $120,520
Insurance Carriers 630 0.05 $73.11 $152,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 630 0.06 $63.14 $131,340

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 3,820 0.17 $65.75 $136,760
Office Administrative Services 360 0.08 $56.56 $117,640
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $66.02 $137,310
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 630 0.06 $63.14 $131,340
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.06 $70.36 $146,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $78.28 $162,830
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $77.50 $161,190
Insurance Carriers 630 0.05 $73.11 $152,070
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $72.81 $151,450
Radio and Television Broadcasting 50 0.02 $71.68 $149,100


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 1,590 0.10 0.92 $69.92 $145,430
New York 1,490 0.16 1.51 $71.89 $149,540
Illinois 1,000 0.17 1.57 $57.88 $120,380
Massachusetts 800 0.23 2.14 $62.93 $130,900
Texas 690 0.06 0.54 $64.50 $134,160




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)
Massachusetts 800 0.23 2.14 $62.93 $130,900
Minnesota 540 0.19 1.77 $67.40 $140,200
Nebraska 180 0.18 1.68 $52.38 $108,940
Tennessee 500 0.17 1.58 $42.32 $88,020
Maryland 450 0.17 1.58 $69.17 $143,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 70 0.15 1.35 $79.50 $165,370
New Jersey 380 0.10 0.89 $77.76 $161,740
New York 1,490 0.16 1.51 $71.89 $149,540
Delaware 40 0.09 0.82 $70.64 $146,930
Connecticut 250 0.15 1.38 $70.13 $145,880





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.18 1.67 $75.04 $156,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 700 0.19 1.77 $57.49 $119,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 530 0.30 2.73 $66.30 $137,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.24 2.22 $68.17 $141,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 390 0.15 1.40 $68.62 $142,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.08 0.78 $69.79 $145,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 1.16 $71.30 $148,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.18 1.70 $64.82 $134,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.80 $68.87 $143,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 240 0.26 2.44 $44.93 $93,460




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.40 3.67 $62.37 $129,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.33 3.07 $79.30 $164,940
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 2.89 $81.62 $169,770
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 530 0.30 2.73 $66.30 $137,900
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 140 0.28 2.59 $52.02 $108,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 0.27 2.47 $52.75 $109,730
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 240 0.26 2.44 $44.93 $93,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.24 2.22 $68.17 $141,790
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.24 2.21 $83.26 $173,180
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 90 0.23 2.09 $69.49 $144,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.24 2.21 $83.26 $173,180
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.36 $81.72 $169,970
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 180 0.31 2.89 $81.62 $169,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.16 1.45 $80.11 $166,620
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 1.27 $79.34 $165,020
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.33 3.07 $79.30 $164,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.29 $79.18 $164,690
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.13 1.23 $78.92 $164,140
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.18 1.67 $75.04 $156,080
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 170 0.15 1.34 $74.64 $155,260


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017