Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-1011 Chief Executives

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


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)
273,500 0.5 % $83.34 $173,350 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $36.14 $51.92 $79.37 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $75,160 $107,990 $165,080 (5) (5)


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 21,870 1.15 $98.39 $204,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 19,730 0.35 $51.26 $106,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,990 0.16 $65.13 $135,460
State Government (OES Designation) 7,910 0.34 $51.39 $106,890
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,260 0.42 $85.01 $176,820

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 21,870 1.15 $98.39 $204,650
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 250 1.00 $86.76 $180,460
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,170 0.95 $84.84 $176,460
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,540 0.83 $85.42 $177,680
Land Subdivision 410 0.79 $99.99 $207,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 120 0.62 $114.23 $237,590
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $108.85 $226,410
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,200 0.66 $108.08 $224,810
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,610 0.35 $107.79 $224,200
Software Publishers 1,190 0.47 $106.24 $220,980


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 30,980 2.21 1.03 $95.53 $198,710
New York 19,230 2.30 1.07 $91.91 $191,180
Illinois 18,720 3.39 1.57 $74.42 $154,790
Florida 16,050 2.26 1.05 $88.17 $183,390
Pennsylvania 15,790 2.88 1.34 $80.70 $167,860




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)
District of Columbia 6,300 9.86 4.58 $89.25 $185,650
Massachusetts 15,060 4.83 2.24 $89.51 $186,190
Tennessee 11,050 4.30 2.00 $74.97 $155,940
Kansas 5,150 3.94 1.83 $72.19 $150,150
Georgia 14,110 3.77 1.75 $83.27 $173,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 310 0.78 0.36 $105.40 $219,230
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.04 $103.77 $215,840
Connecticut 3,190 1.99 0.93 $96.84 $201,430
California 30,980 2.21 1.03 $95.53 $198,710
Nevada 750 0.67 0.31 $95.04 $197,670

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 11,310 3.19 1.48 $83.50 $173,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,880 4.32 2.01 $92.89 $193,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,880 1.98 0.92 $106.40 $221,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,390 4.27 1.98 $88.35 $183,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,060 2.37 1.10 $102.32 $212,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,350 5.04 2.34 $94.96 $197,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,290 2.93 1.36 $92.97 $193,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,870 1.94 0.90 $93.79 $195,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,830 2.28 1.06 $89.68 $186,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,760 1.51 0.70 $96.99 $201,730




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)
Springfield, IL 1,090 10.31 4.79 $51.98 $108,120
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 710 7.14 3.32 $75.22 $156,470
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 980 6.33 2.94 $100.23 $208,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,350 5.04 2.34 $94.96 $197,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,540 5.03 2.34 $82.68 $171,980
Topeka, KS 520 4.93 2.29 $78.51 $163,290
Dalton, GA 310 4.91 2.28 $72.64 $151,100
Springfield, MA-CT 1,360 4.82 2.24 $73.13 $152,120
Columbus, GA-AL 530 4.81 2.24 $79.63 $165,620
Knoxville, TN 1,420 4.43 2.06 $78.32 $162,910