Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-3121 Human Resources Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).


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)
81,750 0.7 % $52.21 $108,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.88 $36.80 $47.66 $63.04 $81.40
Annual Wage (2) $60,070 $76,540 $99,130 $131,130 $169,310


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 12,230 0.64 $59.03 $122,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,840 0.11 $44.86 $93,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,880 0.07 $50.63 $105,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,860 0.10 $48.26 $100,380
Employment Services 2,530 0.09 $45.90 $95,460

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 12,230 0.64 $59.03 $122,780
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 730 0.46 $65.12 $135,450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 500 0.45 $51.44 $107,000
Office Administrative Services 1,090 0.27 $51.58 $107,290
Software Publishers 710 0.27 $63.46 $132,000

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 290 0.08 $76.30 $158,700
Other Information Services 270 0.18 $69.03 $143,590
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 440 0.09 $67.83 $141,090
Other Financial Investment Activities 350 0.10 $66.90 $139,150
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.15 $66.47 $138,250


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 9,930 0.71 1.11 $58.82 $122,340
New York 7,040 0.84 1.31 $56.18 $116,850
Texas 4,890 0.47 0.74 $53.77 $111,840
Illinois 3,890 0.70 1.10 $48.60 $101,090
New Jersey 3,180 0.84 1.32 $66.14 $137,570




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 1,290 2.00 3.14 $63.38 $131,830
Minnesota 2,830 1.09 1.71 $52.66 $109,520
Connecticut 1,750 1.09 1.70 $53.72 $111,730
Washington 2,660 0.98 1.54 $51.36 $106,840
New York 7,040 0.84 1.31 $56.18 $116,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,180 0.84 1.32 $66.14 $137,570
District of Columbia 1,290 2.00 3.14 $63.38 $131,830
Delaware 280 0.71 1.11 $61.30 $127,500
California 9,930 0.71 1.11 $58.82 $122,340
Rhode Island 320 0.72 1.13 $58.34 $121,340





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,730 1.13 1.77 $60.76 $126,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.26 1.98 $62.47 $129,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.80 1.26 $49.89 $103,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,810 0.74 1.15 $56.49 $117,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.34 2.11 $54.92 $114,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,770 0.80 1.25 $54.48 $113,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.27 1.99 $54.60 $113,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.59 0.93 $56.71 $117,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,470 0.87 1.37 $59.04 $122,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,370 0.81 1.27 $45.84 $95,340




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 350 1.62 2.54 $61.32 $127,550
Olympia, WA 150 1.56 2.44 $41.51 $86,340
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 770 1.41 2.21 $57.03 $118,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.34 2.11 $54.92 $114,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,160 1.32 2.07 $75.79 $157,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.27 1.99 $54.60 $113,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.26 1.98 $62.47 $129,940
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 510 1.24 1.95 $55.12 $114,640
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.18 1.85 $63.23 $131,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.17 1.84 $65.05 $135,290