Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-1021 General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.


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)
1,708,080 0.3 % $54.38 $113,100 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.73 $31.39 $45.38 $68.28 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $47,280 $65,290 $94,400 $142,030 (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 71,900 3.77 $66.08 $137,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,300 0.92 $43.88 $91,270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 39,460 2.74 $72.23 $150,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 36,380 3.67 $69.43 $144,410
Building Equipment Contractors 32,990 2.00 $54.81 $114,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 500 6.83 $80.00 $166,400
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 1,600 6.46 $54.10 $112,540
Office Administrative Services 22,340 5.65 $58.18 $121,010
Sound Recording Industries 880 5.27 $56.46 $117,430
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 20,080 4.73 $57.07 $118,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 9,300 2.79 $85.00 $176,800
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 560 2.87 $81.90 $170,350
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 8,330 1.82 $81.29 $169,080
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 500 6.83 $80.00 $166,400
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 540 2.89 $77.61 $161,420


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 226,480 16.18 1.20 $61.75 $128,440
Texas 155,180 15.38 1.14 $53.42 $111,110
New York 97,640 11.70 0.87 $66.18 $137,660
Georgia 73,380 19.60 1.46 $49.15 $102,240
Illinois 67,340 12.18 0.91 $54.30 $112,950




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 26,910 42.08 3.13 $59.95 $124,690
Alaska 7,540 24.49 1.82 $41.39 $86,090
Maryland 51,990 21.11 1.57 $58.11 $120,860
Utah 23,010 20.03 1.49 $41.85 $87,040
Idaho 11,890 19.99 1.49 $38.46 $79,990




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 38,960 10.33 0.77 $78.09 $162,420
Connecticut 29,080 18.19 1.35 $66.86 $139,080
New York 97,640 11.70 0.87 $66.18 $137,660
Delaware 4,140 10.42 0.78 $63.70 $132,490
Washington 22,150 8.23 0.61 $63.21 $131,480

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 64,870 16.99 1.27 $62.87 $130,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 61,960 12.44 0.93 $76.55 $159,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 58,390 25.51 1.90 $63.30 $131,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 49,130 22.33 1.66 $52.42 $109,030
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 44,560 12.58 0.94 $58.01 $120,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 42,780 17.13 1.27 $57.56 $119,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 35,210 17.59 1.31 $59.54 $123,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30,400 18.06 1.34 $51.38 $106,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD 26,230 21.17 1.58 $56.29 $117,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 25,520 15.39 1.15 $61.31 $127,530




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)
Santa Fe, NM 2,720 44.66 3.32 $43.40 $90,270
Springfield, IL 2,750 26.06 1.94 $39.45 $82,050
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 10,390 25.66 1.91 $75.88 $157,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 58,390 25.51 1.90 $63.30 $131,670
Anchorage, AK 4,100 24.89 1.85 $44.87 $93,340
Casper, WY 910 24.40 1.82 $45.61 $94,870
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 13,240 24.01 1.79 $65.89 $137,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 49,130 22.33 1.66 $52.42 $109,030
Idaho Falls, ID 1,070 22.28 1.66 $38.06 $79,160
Boise City-Nampa, ID 5,550 21.69 1.61 $38.76 $80,620