Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization. Job analysis and position description managers are included in "Human Resource Managers" (11-3121).


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)
17,570 1.3 % $53.87 $112,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.85 $35.99 $48.79 $66.23 $87.24
Annual Wage (2) $55,840 $74,850 $101,490 $137,760 $181,470


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 3,870 0.18 $58.03 $120,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,290 0.02 $44.49 $92,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 780 0.01 $53.09 $110,420
Insurance Carriers 720 0.06 $60.11 $125,020
Depository Credit Intermediation 690 0.04 $49.00 $101,930

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 3,870 0.18 $58.03 $120,710
Office Administrative Services 370 0.08 $62.49 $129,970
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 50 0.08 $48.43 $100,740
Foundries 90 0.07 $39.17 $81,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 640 0.06 $59.16 $123,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $76.38 $158,870
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 150 0.03 $75.08 $156,160
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.02 $68.03 $141,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $66.25 $137,800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $65.59 $136,430


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 1,840 0.13 0.94 $60.22 $125,260
New York 1,680 0.19 1.47 $67.69 $140,800
Massachusetts 1,060 0.32 2.45 $58.99 $122,690
Illinois 950 0.17 1.26 $44.58 $92,730
Texas 870 0.08 0.60 $64.40 $133,950




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)
Massachusetts 1,060 0.32 2.45 $58.99 $122,690
District of Columbia 180 0.27 2.04 $48.93 $101,780
Minnesota 620 0.23 1.73 $55.80 $116,060
Rhode Island 100 0.21 1.58 $66.81 $138,970
Connecticut 350 0.21 1.62 $58.30 $121,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,680 0.19 1.47 $67.69 $140,800
Rhode Island 100 0.21 1.58 $66.81 $138,970
Texas 870 0.08 0.60 $64.40 $133,950
New Jersey 470 0.12 0.94 $64.13 $133,380
Delaware 60 0.14 1.03 $61.59 $128,100





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 1,390 0.26 2.00 $71.75 $149,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 700 0.40 3.03 $61.87 $128,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.19 1.41 $46.35 $96,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 1.00 $55.36 $115,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.29 2.20 $58.23 $121,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.25 $56.84 $118,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 350 0.15 1.15 $56.38 $117,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 1.41 $68.10 $141,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.12 0.90 $67.53 $140,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 320 0.18 1.37 $44.74 $93,070




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 700 0.40 3.03 $61.87 $128,680
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.38 2.88 $68.40 $142,270
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.31 2.32 $48.52 $100,920
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.31 2.31 $57.68 $119,980
Jackson, MS 70 0.30 2.23 $34.59 $71,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.29 2.20 $58.23 $121,120
Peoria, IL 50 0.28 2.08 $40.41 $84,060
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 1.96 $62.63 $130,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.26 2.00 $71.75 $149,240
Knoxville, TN 80 0.26 1.95 $38.38 $79,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.16 1.23 $78.35 $162,960
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.19 1.45 $75.72 $157,510
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 0.72 $73.09 $152,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.26 2.00 $71.75 $149,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.09 0.65 $69.39 $144,330
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.38 2.88 $68.40 $142,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 1.61 $68.29 $142,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 1.41 $68.10 $141,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.12 0.90 $67.53 $140,450
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 1.13 $67.20 $139,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.04 $36.30 $75,510
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.50 $50.34 $104,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $57.01 $118,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.50 $50.34 $104,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $57.01 $118,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.04 $36.30 $75,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $57.01 $118,590
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.50 $50.34 $104,720
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.04 $36.30 $75,510


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014