Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
98,020 0.6 % $52.69 $109,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.37 $36.71 $47.94 $63.76 $83.24
Annual Wage (2) $59,020 $76,350 $99,720 $132,620 $173,140


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 14,780 0.74 $59.70 $124,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,340 0.13 $44.91 $93,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,400 0.08 $51.70 $107,540
Employment Services 3,370 0.11 $48.19 $100,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,930 0.10 $49.26 $102,460

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 14,780 0.74 $59.70 $124,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 570 0.51 $50.96 $105,990
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 610 0.39 $66.74 $138,810
Oil and Gas Extraction 550 0.30 $62.98 $130,990
Office Administrative Services 1,220 0.29 $50.85 $105,770

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 240 0.07 $75.86 $157,790
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 510 0.11 $71.74 $149,220
Other Information Services 300 0.18 $69.12 $143,770
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 110 0.24 $68.54 $142,570
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 100 0.14 $67.27 $139,930


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 11,970 0.84 1.11 $58.26 $121,190
New York 8,070 0.95 1.26 $59.75 $124,280
Texas 6,360 0.60 0.80 $54.28 $112,910
Illinois 4,830 0.86 1.14 $49.73 $103,440
Ohio 3,590 0.71 0.94 $49.79 $103,550




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 1,420 2.17 2.88 $64.21 $133,550
Minnesota 3,300 1.25 1.66 $51.26 $106,610
Connecticut 1,940 1.20 1.59 $56.45 $117,410
Washington 2,950 1.07 1.42 $52.38 $108,960
Massachusetts 3,280 1.02 1.36 $57.24 $119,060




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 3,220 0.85 1.13 $66.27 $137,850
District of Columbia 1,420 2.17 2.88 $64.21 $133,550
Delaware 290 0.73 0.97 $63.59 $132,260
Pennsylvania 3,230 0.58 0.77 $59.90 $124,590
New York 8,070 0.95 1.26 $59.75 $124,280





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 6,650 1.29 1.71 $63.99 $133,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,450 0.95 1.26 $50.74 $105,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.89 1.18 $56.12 $116,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.40 1.86 $63.60 $132,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,620 1.49 1.99 $53.95 $112,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,260 1.00 1.33 $57.84 $120,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,090 1.22 1.63 $60.16 $125,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,080 0.79 1.05 $56.24 $116,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,920 1.36 1.81 $55.57 $115,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,700 0.98 1.31 $46.83 $97,410




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)
Columbus, IN 80 1.71 2.27 $49.77 $103,520
Olympia, WA 150 1.58 2.10 $42.09 $87,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 630 1.52 2.02 $61.98 $128,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,620 1.49 1.99 $53.95 $112,220
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 320 1.47 1.96 $59.15 $123,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 810 1.46 1.94 $57.97 $120,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.40 1.86 $63.60 $132,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,920 1.36 1.81 $55.57 $115,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 1.35 1.79 $75.96 $157,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.34 1.78 $65.54 $136,330