Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes ; Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products ; Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products ; Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products ; Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators ; Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ; Compliance Officers ; Cost Estimators ; Human Resources Specialists ; Farm Labor Contractors ; Labor Relations Specialists ; Logisticians ; Management Analysts ; Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners ; Fundraisers ; Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists ; Training and Development Specialists ; Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists ; Business Operations Specialists, All Other ; Accountants and Auditors ; Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate ; Budget Analysts ; Credit Analysts ; Financial Analysts ; Personal Financial Advisors ; Insurance Underwriters ; Financial Examiners ; Credit Counselors ; Loan Officers ; Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents ; Tax Preparers ; Financial Specialists, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,032,560 0.2 % $35.48 $73,800 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.49 $23.36 $31.59 $42.89 $57.18
Annual Wage (2) $36,380 $48,580 $65,710 $89,200 $118,930


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 503,520 22.28 $36.99 $76,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 493,300 24.84 $39.03 $81,180
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 446,990 48.36 $35.77 $74,390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 372,660 29.86 $41.79 $86,930
Insurance Carriers 333,200 28.70 $33.88 $70,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 446,990 48.36 $35.77 $74,390
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 10,040 43.57 $44.95 $93,500
Other Financial Investment Activities 185,210 41.98 $52.94 $110,110
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,390 31.53 $46.21 $96,110
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,500 30.37 $45.91 $95,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 125,140 28.02 $56.31 $117,130
Other Financial Investment Activities 185,210 41.98 $52.94 $110,110
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,390 31.53 $46.21 $96,110
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,500 30.37 $45.91 $95,490
Software Publishers 39,130 11.97 $44.97 $93,530


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 878,080 56.66 1.11 $39.40 $81,960
Texas 547,580 47.32 0.93 $36.34 $75,600
New York 499,580 55.60 1.09 $43.15 $89,750
Florida 423,110 53.39 1.05 $32.28 $67,140
Illinois 316,070 54.00 1.06 $34.92 $72,640



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 99,090 146.57 2.87 $45.09 $93,780
Virginia 251,780 68.37 1.34 $39.24 $81,620
Colorado 166,760 68.02 1.33 $36.37 $75,640
Delaware 27,630 63.70 1.25 $36.49 $75,910
Maryland 162,980 62.77 1.23 $37.90 $78,840



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 99,090 146.57 2.87 $45.09 $93,780
New York 499,580 55.60 1.09 $43.15 $89,750
Massachusetts 195,790 57.64 1.13 $39.87 $82,920
California 878,080 56.66 1.11 $39.40 $81,960
Virginia 251,780 68.37 1.34 $39.24 $81,620




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 419,870 64.80 1.27 $45.54 $94,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 245,030 101.36 1.99 $44.11 $91,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 226,410 55.17 1.08 $38.21 $79,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210,910 59.05 1.16 $36.06 $74,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 164,580 66.35 1.30 $35.25 $73,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 149,070 50.88 1.00 $39.94 $83,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 143,330 61.52 1.21 $37.78 $78,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 132,430 70.43 1.38 $34.56 $71,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 129,880 73.73 1.45 $41.97 $87,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 117,040 76.17 1.49 $39.05 $81,220