Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,520 1.6 % $62.50 $130,010 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.94 $43.15 $57.27 $76.03 $97.40
Annual Wage (2) $68,510 $89,750 $119,120 $158,130 $202,590


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 3,750 0.16 $66.86 $139,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,000 0.02 $51.10 $106,280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 690 0.06 $64.62 $134,400
Insurance Carriers 640 0.05 $73.55 $152,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 620 0.01 $58.78 $122,260

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 3,750 0.16 $66.86 $139,070
Office Administrative Services 350 0.07 $54.80 $113,980
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 690 0.06 $64.62 $134,400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 440 0.05 $55.42 $115,280
Insurance Carriers 640 0.05 $73.55 $152,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 50 0.02 $78.02 $162,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $77.34 $160,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $77.28 $160,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 590 0.04 $75.06 $156,130
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 300 0.03 $73.61 $153,110


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)
New York 1,550 0.17 1.55 $75.54 $157,120
Illinois 1,050 0.18 1.62 $58.45 $121,570
Massachusetts 810 0.23 2.11 $63.56 $132,210
Texas 740 0.06 0.57 $60.14 $125,080
Florida 680 0.08 0.75 $49.82 $103,630




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)
Massachusetts 810 0.23 2.11 $63.56 $132,210
Tennessee 520 0.18 1.63 $46.52 $96,770
Nebraska 180 0.18 1.66 $53.38 $111,040
Minnesota 500 0.18 1.63 $69.40 $144,350
Illinois 1,050 0.18 1.62 $58.45 $121,570




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 60 0.13 1.24 $80.16 $166,730
New Jersey 400 0.10 0.92 $78.65 $163,600
Delaware 40 0.08 0.73 $78.56 $163,410
New York 1,550 0.17 1.55 $75.54 $157,120
Connecticut 310 0.18 1.70 $71.63 $148,990



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.19 1.72 $80.08 $166,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 1.82 $59.17 $123,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 2.67 $67.17 $139,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 450 0.17 1.57 $70.84 $147,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.23 2.10 $70.66 $146,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.10 0.88 $72.12 $150,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.20 $72.62 $151,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.16 1.50 $66.11 $137,510
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 2.16 $76.34 $158,790
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.27 2.52 $48.89 $101,700


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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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.47 4.31 $56.42 $117,340
Springfield, IL 50 0.44 4.00 $49.37 $102,700
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.43 3.95 $62.67 $130,360
Bloomington, IL 40 0.42 3.87 $58.91 $122,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 2.67 $67.17 $139,720
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 130 0.29 2.62 $53.80 $111,910
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 130 0.28 2.53 $52.74 $109,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.27 2.50 $74.61 $155,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.27 2.52 $48.89 $101,700
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 150 0.25 2.29 $77.31 $160,800


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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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $84.27 $175,290
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 0.63 $83.27 $173,190
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.15 1.39 $82.20 $170,980
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 1.17 $81.71 $169,950
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.19 1.72 $80.08 $166,570
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.09 $79.43 $165,220
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 150 0.25 2.29 $77.31 $160,800
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.18 1.67 $77.25 $160,680
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 2.16 $76.34 $158,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.16 1.44 $75.45 $156,930


About May 2017 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018