Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
80,530 1.1 % $32.29 $67,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.68 $23.31 $30.14 $38.50 $48.94
Annual Wage (2) $38,860 $48,490 $62,680 $80,070 $101,800


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 11,100 0.48 $34.08 $70,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,230 0.13 $32.29 $67,160
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,800 0.31 $24.90 $51,800
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,990 0.53 $31.68 $65,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,140 0.38 $34.94 $72,670

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 480 10.97 $39.53 $82,220
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 5,990 0.53 $31.68 $65,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,100 0.48 $34.08 $70,890
Office Administrative Services 2,050 0.42 $29.37 $61,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,140 0.38 $34.94 $72,670

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 290 0.06 $44.02 $91,560
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.14 $42.68 $88,780
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 470 0.08 $42.58 $88,560
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 230 0.03 $41.99 $87,330
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 310 0.19 $40.90 $85,070


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 10,590 0.63 1.12 $35.34 $73,500
New York 8,970 0.97 1.72 $36.24 $75,380
Florida 5,720 0.68 1.20 $25.81 $53,680
Texas 5,570 0.47 0.83 $33.41 $69,490
Pennsylvania 3,260 0.56 1.00 $32.81 $68,250




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 600 1.42 2.52 $25.34 $52,710
New York 8,970 0.97 1.72 $36.24 $75,380
District of Columbia 550 0.78 1.37 $43.07 $89,590
Arizona 1,890 0.70 1.24 $28.21 $58,670
Vermont 210 0.69 1.22 $29.75 $61,870




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 550 0.78 1.37 $43.07 $89,590
New Jersey 2,060 0.51 0.91 $37.53 $78,060
Maryland 1,780 0.67 1.18 $37.32 $77,630
Connecticut 1,060 0.64 1.13 $36.40 $75,710
New York 8,970 0.97 1.72 $36.24 $75,380



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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 6,420 0.96 1.70 $38.94 $81,000
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,140 2.22 3.94 $31.14 $64,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,130 0.81 1.44 $33.09 $68,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.57 1.01 $32.85 $68,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.43 0.76 $37.23 $77,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.65 1.15 $39.44 $82,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,550 0.79 1.39 $29.01 $60,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.61 1.08 $37.28 $77,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,510 0.52 0.91 $34.12 $70,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,400 0.73 1.28 $37.34 $77,670


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,140 2.22 3.94 $31.14 $64,770
Bloomington, IL 190 2.13 3.77 $38.20 $79,460
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 170 1.77 3.13 $33.80 $70,300
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 770 1.73 3.06 $28.18 $58,610
Trenton, NJ 390 1.70 3.00 $32.00 $66,550
Sioux Falls, SD 240 1.58 2.79 $26.35 $54,810
Hammond, LA 60 1.50 2.65 $17.51 $36,410
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 390 1.30 2.30 $31.18 $64,850
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 1.22 2.17 $29.59 $61,550
Monroe, LA 90 1.20 2.12 $22.70 $47,220


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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)
California-Lexington Park, MD (8) (8) (8) $51.09 $106,270
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 590 0.51 0.90 $43.13 $89,710
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.99 1.76 $42.12 $87,600
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 560 0.96 1.71 $41.52 $86,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,000 0.92 1.62 $39.82 $82,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.65 1.15 $39.44 $82,020
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.34 0.60 $39.28 $81,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,420 0.96 1.70 $38.94 $81,000
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 290 0.69 1.22 $38.79 $80,670
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.47 $80,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 2.25 $25.10 $52,210
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.14 2.02 $23.12 $48,090
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.65 1.15 $27.32 $56,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 0.68 $27.34 $56,860
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.66 2.94 $23.50 $48,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 1.66 2.94 $23.50 $48,890
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.27 2.25 $25.10 $52,210
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.14 2.02 $23.12 $48,090
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 1.77 $19.12 $39,760
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.65 1.15 $27.32 $56,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.07 $32.67 $67,950
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 0.70 $31.38 $65,270
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 0.79 $30.09 $62,580
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 0.44 $29.46 $61,280
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.50 $28.97 $60,260


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