Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
267,370 0.5 % $84.88 $176,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $36.47 $52.56 $80.25 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $75,860 $109,320 $166,910 (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 21,340 1.12 $100.63 $209,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,740 0.34 $52.61 $109,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,580 0.16 $66.70 $138,730
State Government (OES Designation) 8,850 0.39 $48.32 $100,510
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,460 0.44 $86.32 $179,550

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 21,340 1.12 $100.63 $209,320
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 270 1.11 $97.18 $202,140
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.06 $103.79 $215,880
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,130 0.89 $87.05 $181,050
Land Subdivision 400 0.84 $102.81 $213,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,380 0.68 $112.87 $234,770
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.78 $111.53 $231,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,420 0.31 $111.46 $231,830
Oil and Gas Extraction 600 0.37 $110.15 $229,120
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 350 0.25 $109.87 $228,530


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 30,960 2.21 1.06 $96.65 $201,030
Illinois 20,160 3.62 1.73 $74.45 $154,850
New York 18,940 2.25 1.08 $93.69 $194,870
Florida 14,830 2.07 0.99 $90.37 $187,970
Massachusetts 14,720 4.66 2.24 $92.40 $192,200




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 5,830 9.04 4.34 $90.79 $188,840
Tennessee 12,310 4.73 2.27 $73.75 $153,400
Massachusetts 14,720 4.66 2.24 $92.40 $192,200
Illinois 20,160 3.62 1.73 $74.45 $154,850
Oklahoma 5,130 3.42 1.64 $67.21 $139,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 430 1.07 0.51 $105.24 $218,900
Connecticut 2,600 1.61 0.77 $101.19 $210,480
California 30,960 2.21 1.06 $96.65 $201,030
North Carolina 3,170 0.83 0.40 $95.52 $198,690
Oregon 1,920 1.21 0.58 $95.11 $197,840





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,300 3.43 1.65 $83.20 $173,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,970 1.97 0.95 $107.41 $223,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,600 4.16 1.99 $96.02 $199,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,490 2.48 1.19 $103.45 $215,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,420 5.03 2.41 $97.55 $202,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,270 3.71 1.78 $92.27 $191,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,410 3.16 1.52 $87.59 $182,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,480 2.47 1.18 $97.28 $202,330
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 4,330 6.01 2.88 $77.14 $160,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,560 2.81 1.35 $75.72 $157,500