Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
238,940 0.7 % $89.35 $185,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.98 $53.38 $84.19 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,600 $111,040 $175,110 (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 20,620 0.91 $106.11 $220,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,790 0.31 $53.00 $110,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,910 0.13 $69.33 $144,200
State Government (OES Designation) 8,170 0.37 $54.26 $112,860
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,310 0.33 $101.51 $211,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 1,520 1.12 $85.09 $176,980
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 240 1.01 $106.20 $220,890
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 0.99 $105.83 $220,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 20,620 0.91 $106.11 $220,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 3,900 0.90 $84.82 $176,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Taxi and Limousine Service (8) (8) $121.91 $253,570
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 380 0.24 $121.02 $251,720
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,260 0.28 $118.29 $246,040
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.14 $117.69 $244,790
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $115.74 $240,750


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 31,720 2.05 1.18 $98.18 $204,220
Illinois 21,360 3.65 2.11 $84.37 $175,490
New York 17,060 1.90 1.10 $101.89 $211,940
Florida 13,970 1.76 1.02 $97.26 $202,300
Massachusetts 11,640 3.43 1.98 $99.77 $207,510



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 3,110 4.59 2.65 $94.03 $195,580
Oklahoma 7,090 4.44 2.56 $72.79 $151,400
Illinois 21,360 3.65 2.11 $84.37 $175,490
Massachusetts 11,640 3.43 1.98 $99.77 $207,510
Hawaii 2,080 3.36 1.94 $76.38 $158,870



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,370 0.82 0.48 $109.35 $227,440
North Carolina 4,290 1.04 0.60 $105.99 $220,460
New Jersey 760 0.19 0.11 $104.74 $217,850
Rhode Island 450 0.96 0.55 $103.50 $215,280
New York 17,060 1.90 1.10 $101.89 $211,940




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,650 3.82 2.21 $90.63 $188,500
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,810 1.51 0.87 $115.61 $240,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,530 2.08 1.20 $104.04 $216,400
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,180 4.08 2.35 $104.85 $218,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,330 2.62 1.51 $99.56 $207,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,040 2.44 1.41 $96.13 $199,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,910 3.14 1.81 $95.04 $197,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,390 2.56 1.48 $76.31 $158,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,240 2.11 1.22 $102.60 $213,410
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,080 2.02 1.17 $106.77 $222,070