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

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 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Industry profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Geographic profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

National estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
87,750 1.6 % $ 35.49 $ 73,810 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.56 $ 23.94 $ 30.83 $ 40.25 $ 51.04
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,760 $ 49,800 $ 64,120 $ 83,720 $ 106,160


Industry profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,050 0.47 $ 38.99 $ 81,100
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 9,380 0.77 $ 32.43 $ 67,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,340 0.14 $ 33.99 $ 70,710
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,460 0.25 $ 29.35 $ 61,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,610 0.30 $ 36.30 $ 75,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 870 10.39 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 9,380 0.77 $ 32.43 $ 67,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,050 0.47 $ 38.99 $ 81,100
Office Administrative Services 1,810 0.37 $ 33.01 $ 68,670
Insurance Carriers 3,870 0.32 $ 35.46 $ 73,770

Top paying industries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.11 $ 58.20 $ 121,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 220 0.05 $ 51.58 $ 107,290
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $ 49.32 $ 102,590
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,370 0.14 $ 48.92 $ 101,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 220 0.06 $ 48.91 $ 101,740


Geographic profile for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,930 0.66 1.06 $ 39.55 $ 82,260
New York 9,220 1.06 1.71 $ 40.53 $ 84,290
Texas 7,780 0.64 1.02 $ 33.12 $ 68,890
Florida 4,390 0.51 0.82 $ 28.75 $ 59,810
North Carolina 3,390 0.77 1.23 $ 31.98 $ 66,520


Map of location quotient of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 740 1.76 2.83 $ 28.22 $ 58,700
New York 9,220 1.06 1.71 $ 40.53 $ 84,290
District of Columbia 530 0.80 1.29 $ 40.28 $ 83,790
Massachusetts 2,720 0.80 1.29 $ 41.71 $ 86,760
West Virginia 510 0.78 1.25 $ 20.91 $ 43,480


Map of annual mean wages of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,910 0.76 1.21 $ 43.16 $ 89,780
Washington 2,040 0.64 1.02 $ 42.31 $ 88,000
Massachusetts 2,720 0.80 1.29 $ 41.71 $ 86,760
Rhode Island 300 0.66 1.06 $ 41.59 $ 86,500
New York 9,220 1.06 1.71 $ 40.53 $ 84,290



Map of employment of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,400 0.97 1.55 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,280 1.24 1.98 $ 34.40 $ 71,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,070 0.54 0.86 $ 37.40 $ 77,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,370 0.66 1.06 $ 35.00 $ 72,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,240 0.87 1.39 $ 42.80 $ 89,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,140 0.73 1.17 $ 41.09 $ 85,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,140 0.74 1.19 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,120 0.95 1.52 $ 46.56 $ 96,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,980 0.47 0.75 $ 38.95 $ 81,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,930 0.74 1.20 $ 36.24 $ 75,370


Map of location quotient of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 350 3.14 5.04 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Tallahassee, FL 440 2.61 4.18 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 900 2.15 3.45 $ 31.79 $ 66,130
Trenton, NJ 480 2.10 3.38 $ 37.20 $ 77,370
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 180 1.93 3.10 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
Sioux Falls, SD 290 1.87 3.01 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 540 1.71 2.75 $ 30.49 $ 63,410
Charleston, WV 150 1.51 2.42 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Rapid City, SD 100 1.46 2.34 $ 29.65 $ 61,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,400 1.42 2.29 $ 37.93 $ 78,890


Map of annual mean wages of compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.85 1.37 $ 49.99 $ 103,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,330 0.69 1.12 $ 46.64 $ 97,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,120 0.95 1.52 $ 46.56 $ 96,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,400 0.97 1.55 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,240 0.87 1.39 $ 42.80 $ 89,020
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 230 0.61 0.99 $ 42.16 $ 87,690
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 330 0.61 0.98 $ 41.72 $ 86,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,000 0.69 1.10 $ 41.58 $ 86,490
Rochester, MN 50 0.39 0.63 $ 41.27 $ 85,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,140 0.73 1.17 $ 41.09 $ 85,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.68 2.69 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.91 3.06 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 0.99 $ 25.33 $ 52,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.41 0.65 $ 31.25 $ 65,010
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 1.18 $ 18.77 $ 39,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.91 3.06 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.68 2.69 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 1.47 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 1.40 $ 35.76 $ 74,380
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 1.18 $ 18.77 $ 39,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.50 $ 37.84 $ 78,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 0.68 $ 37.34 $ 77,670
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 0.76 $ 36.68 $ 76,290
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 1.40 $ 35.76 $ 74,380
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 0.87 $ 34.38 $ 71,510


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022