Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


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)
79,190 1.2 % $31.97 $66,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.80 $23.28 $29.85 $38.08 $48.57
Annual Wage (2) $39,090 $48,420 $62,080 $79,220 $101,020


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 11,210 0.49 $33.79 $70,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,180 0.13 $30.87 $64,220
State Government (OES Designation) 5,900 0.27 $26.16 $54,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,870 0.53 $31.01 $64,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,180 0.39 $35.06 $72,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 460 9.36 $34.75 $72,270
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,870 0.53 $31.01 $64,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,210 0.49 $33.79 $70,280
Office Administrative Services 2,010 0.42 $29.73 $61,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,180 0.39 $35.06 $72,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.08 $44.61 $92,780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 130 0.02 $44.20 $91,930
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $42.26 $87,910
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 630 0.11 $40.53 $84,310
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 400 0.07 $40.04 $83,270


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 10,650 0.67 1.18 $35.06 $72,930
New York 8,910 0.98 1.74 $35.38 $73,590
Texas 5,730 0.49 0.86 $32.86 $68,360
Florida 3,870 0.47 0.83 $28.00 $58,240
Pennsylvania 3,240 0.56 1.00 $31.88 $66,320




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)
South Dakota 590 1.41 2.49 $25.10 $52,220
New York 8,910 0.98 1.74 $35.38 $73,590
Maryland 1,970 0.74 1.32 $35.19 $73,190
District of Columbia 520 0.73 1.30 $42.47 $88,340
Arizona 1,880 0.71 1.26 $27.43 $57,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 520 0.73 1.30 $42.47 $88,340
Connecticut 1,070 0.64 1.14 $37.40 $77,790
New Jersey 2,300 0.58 1.03 $36.11 $75,100
Minnesota 1,870 0.66 1.18 $36.10 $75,100
Rhode Island 250 0.52 0.93 $35.84 $74,540





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 6,810 1.03 1.83 $37.49 $77,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,270 0.89 1.57 $32.65 $67,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,090 2.29 4.07 $31.06 $64,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.48 0.85 $37.60 $78,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.48 0.85 $32.77 $68,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.54 0.96 $34.87 $72,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.63 1.11 $38.32 $79,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,550 0.81 1.44 $37.30 $77,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.85 1.51 $33.20 $69,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.62 1.10 $37.02 $77,000




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,090 2.29 4.07 $31.06 $64,610
Bloomington, IL 180 2.04 3.61 $37.89 $78,800
Jefferson City, MO 150 2.01 3.57 $28.80 $59,890
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 750 1.69 3.00 $27.83 $57,890
Trenton, NJ 380 1.67 2.96 $31.21 $64,920
Sioux Falls, SD 230 1.52 2.69 $25.92 $53,910
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.38 2.45 $28.20 $58,650
Alexandria, LA 80 1.35 2.39 $23.07 $47,980
Tallahassee, FL 220 1.34 2.37 $21.36 $44,420
Monroe, LA 100 1.30 2.30 $23.04 $47,930