Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


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)
85,620 1.1 % $29.90 $62,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.06 $22.13 $28.41 $35.60 $44.48
Annual Wage (2) $37,570 $46,030 $59,090 $74,040 $92,520


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 10,400 0.52 $30.70 $63,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,000 0.15 $29.62 $61,610
State Government (OES Designation) 6,050 0.28 $25.94 $53,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,580 0.42 $31.45 $65,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,420 0.49 $30.62 $63,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 2,050 4.58 $30.47 $63,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,400 0.52 $30.70 $63,860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,420 0.49 $30.62 $63,700
Other Investment Pools and Funds 190 0.47 $33.76 $70,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,580 0.42 $31.45 $65,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $46.24 $96,170
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $39.43 $82,010
Software Publishers 340 0.12 $39.07 $81,270
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.03 $38.62 $80,330
Other Information Services 200 0.12 $38.57 $80,230


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 13,330 0.93 1.42 $31.98 $66,520
New York 10,830 1.27 1.93 $32.08 $66,730
Texas 6,380 0.60 0.92 $30.84 $64,140
Pennsylvania 4,360 0.78 1.19 $29.56 $61,490
Massachusetts 3,690 1.15 1.75 $34.57 $71,900




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 1,030 1.58 2.40 $35.67 $74,200
New York 10,830 1.27 1.93 $32.08 $66,730
South Dakota 500 1.25 1.91 $22.52 $46,830
Massachusetts 3,690 1.15 1.75 $34.57 $71,900
California 13,330 0.93 1.42 $31.98 $66,520




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 1,030 1.58 2.40 $35.67 $74,200
Massachusetts 3,690 1.15 1.75 $34.57 $71,900
New Jersey 2,460 0.65 0.99 $32.53 $67,670
Washington 1,660 0.60 0.91 $32.15 $66,870
New York 10,830 1.27 1.93 $32.08 $66,730





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 8,160 1.58 2.41 $33.19 $69,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,180 0.82 1.25 $30.61 $63,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,510 1.47 2.23 $36.31 $75,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,180 0.93 1.41 $35.09 $72,990
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,180 2.66 4.05 $28.10 $58,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.98 1.48 $34.28 $71,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,780 1.02 1.55 $32.23 $67,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,670 0.74 1.12 $31.09 $64,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,650 0.63 0.95 $32.90 $68,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.87 1.33 $32.42 $67,430




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,180 2.66 4.05 $28.10 $58,440
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 410 1.88 2.86 $32.28 $67,140
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 770 1.80 2.73 $26.04 $54,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,160 1.58 2.41 $33.19 $69,040
Jefferson City, MO 110 1.57 2.39 $18.98 $39,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,510 1.47 2.23 $36.31 $75,530
Sioux Falls, SD 190 1.36 2.08 $23.31 $48,480
Madison, WI 450 1.35 2.06 $24.20 $50,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.34 2.04 $38.27 $79,590
Fort Smith, AR-OK 150 1.32 2.00 $23.66 $49,220