Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,828,940 0.3 % $34.81 $72,410 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.31 $23.02 $31.15 $42.16 $55.95
Annual Wage (2) $36,010 $47,880 $64,790 $87,700 $116,380


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 493,020 24.93 $38.65 $80,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 480,920 21.79 $36.18 $75,260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 433,430 48.52 $35.04 $72,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 361,300 29.73 $41.71 $86,750
Insurance Carriers 338,470 29.09 $33.34 $69,340

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 433,430 48.52 $35.04 $72,890
Other Financial Investment Activities 179,290 42.14 $51.21 $106,520
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 9,290 42.04 $45.51 $94,660
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,360 30.82 $45.79 $95,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 361,300 29.73 $41.71 $86,750

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 117,770 26.60 $52.34 $108,870
Other Financial Investment Activities 179,290 42.14 $51.21 $106,520
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 5,360 30.82 $45.79 $95,240
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 9,290 42.04 $45.51 $94,660
Software Publishers 35,990 11.84 $44.07 $91,660


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 858,040 56.75 1.12 $38.33 $79,730
Texas 524,790 46.74 0.92 $35.50 $73,830
New York 481,230 54.62 1.08 $41.94 $87,240
Florida 401,500 52.38 1.04 $31.60 $65,740
Illinois 299,620 51.96 1.03 $34.79 $72,370



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 103,260 153.06 3.03 $44.13 $91,780
Virginia 249,320 68.33 1.35 $38.65 $80,390
Colorado 160,300 67.70 1.34 $35.56 $73,970
Maryland 161,250 63.05 1.25 $37.72 $78,450
Washington 174,780 60.30 1.19 $35.75 $74,370



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 103,260 153.06 3.03 $44.13 $91,780
New York 481,230 54.62 1.08 $41.94 $87,240
Massachusetts 198,610 59.78 1.18 $39.10 $81,320
Virginia 249,320 68.33 1.35 $38.65 $80,390
Connecticut 91,790 55.75 1.10 $38.37 $79,800




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 356,880 66.20 1.31 $45.52 $94,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 249,230 104.79 2.07 $43.50 $90,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 227,730 56.14 1.11 $37.52 $78,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 212,900 56.75 1.12 $35.97 $74,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 157,610 66.00 1.31 $35.50 $73,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 139,460 49.05 0.97 $39.72 $82,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 138,890 62.04 1.23 $37.18 $77,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 137,710 76.71 1.52 $40.95 $85,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 128,650 70.50 1.40 $33.74 $70,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 117,890 63.32 1.25 $37.05 $77,060