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The Five Highest Paying Careers in US Management Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in US Management Occupations

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in the field of Management Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Management Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

Chief Executives: $167,280

Determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within the guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises:  $197,230
Local Government (OES Designation):  $102,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools:  $131,260
State Government (OES Designation):  $104,510
Depository Credit Intermediation:  $169,040
Top paying industries for this occupation:
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage: $220,180
Securities and Commodity Exchanges: $217,930
Natural Gas Distribution: $215,250
Scientific Research and Development Services: $214,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing: $214,270

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

District of Columbia: $184,640
Massachusetts: $177,980
Kansas: $139,340
Oklahoma: $118,110
New Hampshire: $170,640

Top Paying States:

Delaware: $201,460
New Mexico: $197,230
New Jersey: $196,220
California: $195,700
Connecticut: $190,940

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Springfield, IL: $98,310
Columbus, IN: $157,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $199,340
Topeka, KS: $148,110
Peabody, MA NECTA Division: $157,210

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: $217,080 3.285
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $215,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $214,580
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division: $210,780
Durham, NC: $210,380

 

Natural Sciences Managers: $127,000

Employees plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Industries:

Scientific Research and Development Services: $151,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $110,770
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing: $75.44 $156,910
State Government (OES Designation): $75,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services: $111,180

Top Paying Industries:

Oil and Gas Extraction: $163,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing: $163,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing: $156,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $152,480
Scientific Research and Development Services: $151,630

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Alaska: $92,340
District of Columbia: $126,550
Maryland: $123,940
New Jersey: $170,000
Delaware: $153,190

Top Paying States:

Pennsylvania: $178,420
New Jersey: $170,000
Delaware: $153,190
California: $142,080
Virginia: $135,990

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Durham, NC: $141,420
Olympia, WA: $89,320
Fairbanks, AK: $89,830
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $160,040
Santa Fe, NM: $98,800

Top Paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division: $192,400
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division: $188,610 1.562
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $166,250
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $164,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $161,870
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Engineering Managers $122,800

Employees plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Industries:

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services: $123,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing: $133,290
Scientific Research and Development Services: $150,790
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing: $139,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $128,190

Top Paying:

Spectator Sports: $194,860
Oil and Gas Extraction: $151,650
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works): $150,890
Scientific Research and Development Services: $150,790
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: $150,390

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Connecticut: $119,360
District of Columbia: $126,850
California: $142,120
Michigan: $113,380
Massachusetts: $138,480

Top Paying States: 

California: $142,120
Massachusetts: $138,480
Texas: $134,100
New Jersey: $133,520
New York: $133,460

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $162,760
Decatur, IL: $142,370
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division: $145,470
Columbus, IN: $97,160
Huntsville, AL: $118,030

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas: 

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $162,760
Midland, TX: $157,930
Boulder, CO: $153,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $148,900
Durham, NC: $148,840

Computer and Information Systems Managers: $120,640

Employees plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Industries:

Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $130,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises: $123,910
Insurance Carriers: $114,940
Software Publishers: $136,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $97,160

Top Paying:

Other Personal Services: $153,890
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage: $145,700
Other Information Services: $145,620
Other Financial Investment Activities: $145,570
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing: $144,780

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

District of Columbia: $129,820
Connecticut  7: $113,570
New Hampshire: $120,420
Massachusetts: $132,950
New Jersey: $139,880

Top Paying:

New Jersey: $139,880
New York: $138,020
California: $136,720
Massachusetts: $132,950
Virginia: $130,800

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Olympia, WA: $87,140
Durham, NC: $129,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $166,590
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division: $136,440
Portsmouth, NH-ME: $122,350

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $166,590 7.854
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $149,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $148,640
Rochester, MN: $147,830
Salinas, CA: $145,690 

Marketing Managers: $120,070

Determine the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises: $126,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services: $132,520
Computer Systems Design and Related Services: $137,040
Insurance Carriers: $118,860
Depository Credit Intermediation: $105,770
 
Top Paying:
 
Other Financial Investment Activities: $153,150
Securities and Commodity Exchanges: $153,060
Motion Picture and Video Industries: $152,700
Oil and Gas Extraction: $149,330
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas: $146,990

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Connecticut: $112,610
New Hampshire: $96,640
California: $136,990
Massachusetts: $130,190
Delaware: $130,550

Top Paying: 

New York: $150,130
New Jersey: $141,300
California: $136,990
Virginia: $131,610
Delaware: $130,550

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $151,650
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT : $127,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $157,240
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $145,890
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division: $113,520

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division: $157,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $154,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $151,650
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $148,190
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $145,890

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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