Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
246,240 0.8 % $86.88 $180,700 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.97 $53.25 $83.33 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $72,750 $110,760 $173,320 (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 21,550 0.98 $103.90 $216,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,680 0.31 $51.88 $107,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,650 0.14 $66.15 $137,580
State Government (OES Designation) 7,480 0.34 $55.44 $115,300
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,520 0.39 $87.01 $180,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,480 1.58 $110.72 $230,300
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.31 $101.21 $210,510
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,510 1.14 $79.46 $165,270
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 230 1.00 $93.48 $194,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21,550 0.98 $103.90 $216,100

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 40 0.12 $120.21 $250,030
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,200 0.27 $114.78 $238,740
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,970 0.46 $112.86 $234,760
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 260 0.16 $112.16 $233,300
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 70 0.11 $110.88 $230,640


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 31,360 2.07 1.14 $94.79 $197,160
Illinois 23,460 4.07 2.23 $80.64 $167,740
New York 18,570 2.11 1.16 $98.83 $205,560
Florida 13,080 1.71 0.94 $94.21 $195,950
Pennsylvania 11,190 1.98 1.09 $91.13 $189,550



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 3,220 4.77 2.62 $87.72 $182,450
Illinois 23,460 4.07 2.23 $80.64 $167,740
Oklahoma 5,780 3.67 2.01 $73.68 $153,260
Kansas 4,520 3.33 1.83 $76.11 $158,310
Massachusetts 10,780 3.25 1.78 $97.87 $203,580



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,590 0.96 0.53 $104.32 $216,990
North Carolina 4,180 1.04 0.57 $101.94 $212,030
Rhode Island 410 0.89 0.49 $99.96 $207,910
New York 18,570 2.11 1.16 $98.83 $205,560
Nebraska 630 0.67 0.37 $97.95 $203,740




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 15,990 4.26 2.34 $85.95 $178,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,660 1.98 1.09 $112.22 $233,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,820 2.17 1.19 $101.02 $210,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,130 2.99 1.64 $95.33 $198,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,980 3.89 2.13 $100.77 $209,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,270 2.64 1.45 $94.10 $195,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,010 3.30 1.81 $93.65 $194,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,190 2.25 1.24 $104.05 $216,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,980 3.05 1.67 $72.83 $151,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 3,220 3.20 1.76 $81.44 $169,390