Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.


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)
79,780 1.2 % $31.30 $65,100 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.45 $22.83 $29.26 $37.33 $47.53
Annual Wage (2) $38,370 $47,480 $60,850 $77,640 $98,860


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 11,030 0.49 $33.15 $68,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,140 0.13 $30.27 $62,960
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 6,180 0.59 $30.57 $63,590
State Government (OES Designation) 6,100 0.28 $25.81 $53,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,910 0.39 $33.44 $69,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 470 6.35 $31.46 $65,430
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 6,180 0.59 $30.57 $63,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,030 0.49 $33.15 $68,950
Office Administrative Services 1,820 0.39 $30.26 $62,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,910 0.39 $33.44 $69,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 320 0.14 $42.41 $88,210
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $42.29 $87,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 330 0.07 $41.23 $85,760
Software Publishers 470 0.14 $40.85 $84,970
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 750 0.13 $38.43 $79,940


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 10,580 0.68 1.18 $34.65 $72,080
New York 9,380 1.04 1.80 $33.98 $70,670
Texas 5,800 0.50 0.87 $31.47 $65,450
Pennsylvania 3,460 0.61 1.05 $30.60 $63,650
Florida 3,330 0.42 0.73 $27.40 $56,980



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)
South Dakota 520 1.26 2.18 $24.40 $50,740
New York 9,380 1.04 1.80 $33.98 $70,670
Vermont 260 0.86 1.48 $29.97 $62,330
Minnesota 2,140 0.77 1.33 $33.19 $69,040
District of Columbia 520 0.77 1.33 $39.55 $82,270



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 520 0.77 1.33 $39.55 $82,270
Washington 1,590 0.53 0.92 $36.77 $76,490
Delaware 170 0.38 0.66 $36.48 $75,880
New Jersey 2,370 0.61 1.05 $36.23 $75,360
Connecticut 1,260 0.76 1.31 $35.66 $74,170




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 7,340 1.13 1.96 $35.93 $74,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,180 0.88 1.52 $31.20 $64,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.52 0.90 $35.87 $74,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,010 2.29 3.96 $29.54 $61,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,880 1.00 1.72 $33.83 $70,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,750 0.60 1.03 $34.12 $70,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,700 0.96 1.66 $32.97 $68,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.67 1.15 $37.33 $77,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,550 0.83 1.43 $28.27 $58,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.40 0.70 $32.85 $68,330



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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,010 2.29 3.96 $29.54 $61,440
Bloomington, IL 160 1.70 2.95 $34.70 $72,180
Trenton, NJ 370 1.67 2.88 $32.20 $66,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 710 1.62 2.80 $27.40 $56,980
Jefferson City, MO 110 1.56 2.69 $24.79 $51,560
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 190 1.54 2.66 $30.84 $64,140
Hammond, LA 60 1.52 2.62 $17.85 $37,120
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 420 1.47 2.54 $27.33 $56,840
Richmond, VA 880 1.43 2.47 $29.48 $61,310
Alexandria, LA 90 1.41 2.44 $23.44 $48,760