Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-3121 Human Resources Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).


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)
116,610 0.6 % $54.88 $114,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.06 $37.65 $49.41 $66.50 $88.26
Annual Wage (2) $60,440 $78,310 $102,780 $138,320 $183,590


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 18,200 0.82 $61.89 $128,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,790 0.15 $46.43 $96,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,510 0.09 $53.86 $112,030
Employment Services 4,390 0.13 $55.41 $115,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 3,470 0.20 $61.82 $128,580

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 18,200 0.82 $61.89 $128,730
Office Administrative Services 1,490 0.33 $52.92 $110,080
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.31 $51.11 $106,310
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.30 $66.03 $137,350
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,080 0.28 $64.15 $133,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 460 0.22 $79.93 $166,250
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 680 0.15 $78.42 $163,110
Motion Picture and Video Industries 110 0.03 $74.00 $153,910
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 160 0.25 $72.27 $150,330
Other Financial Investment Activities 600 0.14 $71.34 $148,390


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 15,300 1.01 1.17 $60.74 $126,350
New York 9,510 1.08 1.25 $65.08 $135,370
Illinois 6,780 1.18 1.36 $49.39 $102,720
Texas 6,640 0.59 0.68 $58.45 $121,580
Ohio 4,230 0.81 0.94 $50.61 $105,270



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 1,420 2.11 2.44 $67.34 $140,070
Minnesota 3,960 1.45 1.68 $52.52 $109,230
Massachusetts 4,220 1.27 1.47 $57.41 $119,410
Connecticut 2,070 1.26 1.46 $62.97 $130,980
Illinois 6,780 1.18 1.36 $49.39 $102,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,590 0.93 1.07 $69.37 $144,280
District of Columbia 1,420 2.11 2.44 $67.34 $140,070
Delaware 320 0.76 0.88 $65.51 $136,250
New York 9,510 1.08 1.25 $65.08 $135,370
Colorado 1,410 0.60 0.69 $64.30 $133,740




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,630 1.42 1.64 $69.14 $143,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,620 1.23 1.43 $50.99 $106,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,930 0.97 1.12 $60.10 $125,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,250 1.37 1.58 $67.36 $140,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,140 1.72 2.00 $55.21 $114,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,960 1.24 1.44 $54.31 $112,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,720 1.52 1.76 $60.52 $125,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,090 0.73 0.85 $62.92 $130,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.35 1.56 $58.82 $122,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.77 2.05 $72.46 $150,730