Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
122,780 0.6 % $56.29 $117,080 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.47 $38.09 $50.21 $68.20 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $61,300 $79,230 $104,440 $141,860 (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 19,230 0.85 $64.11 $133,360
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,060 0.15 $46.42 $96,560
Employment Services 4,710 0.13 $59.61 $124,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,310 0.08 $55.32 $115,070
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,000 0.21 $62.74 $130,500

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 19,230 0.85 $64.11 $133,360
Office Administrative Services 1,690 0.37 $55.61 $115,670
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.33 $54.67 $113,710
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 70 0.29 $51.43 $106,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 800 0.29 $64.23 $133,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 570 0.25 $80.35 $167,130
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 660 0.15 $78.54 $163,370
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 30 0.08 $77.10 $160,370
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 160 0.26 $76.83 $159,810
Other Financial Investment Activities 650 0.15 $75.98 $158,050


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 15,660 1.01 1.14 $63.25 $131,560
New York 9,960 1.11 1.24 $66.19 $137,670
Illinois 8,060 1.38 1.55 $49.15 $102,230
Texas 6,350 0.55 0.62 $62.32 $129,620
Massachusetts 4,600 1.36 1.52 $57.54 $119,690



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 1,440 2.14 2.40 $70.15 $145,910
Minnesota 4,100 1.48 1.66 $56.86 $118,270
Illinois 8,060 1.38 1.55 $49.15 $102,230
Massachusetts 4,600 1.36 1.52 $57.54 $119,690
Connecticut 2,040 1.23 1.38 $63.94 $133,000



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 3,670 0.94 1.05 $72.31 $150,400
District of Columbia 1,440 2.14 2.40 $70.15 $145,910
Rhode Island 310 0.66 0.75 $66.99 $139,330
New York 9,960 1.11 1.24 $66.19 $137,670
Delaware 390 0.89 1.00 $66.10 $137,480




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,690 1.34 1.51 $69.57 $144,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,320 1.49 1.67 $50.76 $105,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,790 0.92 1.04 $60.44 $125,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.40 1.58 $69.56 $144,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,320 1.76 1.98 $59.81 $124,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,210 1.29 1.45 $56.35 $117,220
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,890 1.64 1.85 $61.05 $126,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,190 1.42 1.60 $58.83 $122,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,030 0.69 0.78 $68.46 $142,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,970 1.05 1.18 $49.30 $102,550