Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ; Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products ; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ; Compliance Officers ; Cost Estimators ; Human Resources Specialists ; Farm Labor Contractors ; Labor Relations Specialists ; Logisticians ; Management Analysts ; Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ; Fundraisers ; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ; Training and Development Specialists ; Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists ; Business Operations Specialists, All Other ; Accountants and Auditors ; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate ; Budget Analysts ; Credit Analysts ; Financial Analysts ; Personal Financial Advisors ; Insurance Underwriters ; Financial Examiners ; Credit Counselors ; Loan Officers ; Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents ; Tax Preparers ; Financial Specialists, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,419,370 0.3 % $33.44 $69,550 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.88 $22.28 $30.05 $40.61 $53.50
Annual Wage (2) $35,110 $46,340 $62,500 $84,470 $111,280


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 508,490 24.91 $37.40 $77,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 415,180 20.72 $34.64 $72,060
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 406,230 46.80 $34.26 $71,260
Insurance Carriers 340,010 29.37 $32.31 $67,210
Depository Credit Intermediation 320,570 18.54 $32.50 $67,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 406,230 46.80 $34.26 $71,260
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,220 41.98 $44.56 $92,680
Other Financial Investment Activities 145,670 40.91 $49.58 $103,130
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 13,750 30.74 $35.18 $73,180
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 126,690 30.01 $28.10 $58,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 145,670 40.91 $49.58 $103,130
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 990 14.14 $46.52 $96,760
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 99,270 21.91 $45.36 $94,350
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,220 41.98 $44.56 $92,680
Other Investment Pools and Funds 10,320 25.55 $43.78 $91,060


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 790,660 55.28 1.12 $36.56 $76,040
Texas 476,990 45.09 0.92 $33.53 $69,750
New York 463,260 54.23 1.10 $40.14 $83,490
Florida 377,410 51.89 1.05 $29.82 $62,020
Illinois 282,400 50.07 1.02 $34.06 $70,840




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 103,620 158.49 3.22 $42.02 $87,410
Colorado 147,920 66.45 1.35 $33.67 $70,030
Virginia 238,470 66.30 1.35 $37.08 $77,120
Maryland 161,060 64.15 1.30 $36.07 $75,030
Delaware 23,850 58.79 1.19 $33.97 $70,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 103,620 158.49 3.22 $42.02 $87,410
New York 463,260 54.23 1.10 $40.14 $83,490
Connecticut 86,170 53.17 1.08 $38.11 $79,260
Massachusetts 186,920 58.38 1.18 $37.18 $77,330
Virginia 238,470 66.30 1.35 $37.08 $77,120





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 335,800 65.11 1.32 $43.49 $90,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 247,460 105.59 2.14 $41.65 $86,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210,760 54.44 1.10 $36.02 $74,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 203,550 55.91 1.13 $35.40 $73,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 148,460 65.64 1.33 $34.98 $72,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 126,030 73.64 1.49 $38.98 $81,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 125,640 59.91 1.22 $35.39 $73,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 121,390 45.97 0.93 $37.37 $77,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 115,020 65.73 1.33 $32.13 $66,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110,410 60.57 1.23 $35.45 $73,740