Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,805,030 0.3 % $55.04 $114,490 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.87 $31.72 $45.74 $69.25 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $47,580 $65,980 $95,150 $144,050 (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 72,800 3.82 $67.73 $140,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,760 0.97 $44.42 $92,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 43,350 2.89 $74.25 $154,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 41,630 3.95 $69.70 $144,980
Building Equipment Contractors 38,200 2.34 $54.35 $113,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 1,620 6.60 $72.47 $150,750
Sound Recording Industries 1,060 6.41 $61.79 $128,520
Office Administrative Services 23,640 5.85 $60.08 $124,960
Grantmaking and Giving Services 6,430 5.06 $59.58 $123,920
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 20,790 4.96 $57.04 $118,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 320 4.40 $94.37 $196,290
Other Financial Investment Activities 10,290 3.00 $86.99 $180,930
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 7,630 1.65 $85.79 $178,440
Other Investment Pools and Funds 830 2.12 $78.23 $162,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 14,600 2.32 $78.11 $162,470


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 233,170 16.61 1.18 $61.97 $128,890
Texas 165,060 16.02 1.14 $53.63 $111,540
New York 107,010 12.70 0.90 $67.58 $140,560
Illinois 76,470 13.72 0.97 $53.30 $110,870
Florida 71,660 10.02 0.71 $50.16 $104,330




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 24,140 37.44 2.66 $62.97 $130,970
Alaska 7,290 23.27 1.65 $44.73 $93,030
Maryland 51,780 20.87 1.48 $59.19 $123,110
Idaho 11,600 19.57 1.39 $39.06 $81,250
New Mexico 14,890 19.15 1.36 $45.36 $94,350




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 40,810 10.82 0.77 $78.10 $162,450
Rhode Island 4,630 10.26 0.73 $68.29 $142,040
Connecticut 29,470 18.32 1.30 $68.15 $141,760
New York 107,010 12.70 0.90 $67.58 $140,560
Delaware 3,840 9.51 0.68 $64.07 $133,270





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 67,800 13.39 0.95 $78.11 $162,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 65,380 17.10 1.22 $63.08 $131,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 56,830 24.60 1.75 $65.53 $136,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50,860 14.19 1.01 $56.91 $118,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 47,260 21.21 1.51 $55.36 $115,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 45,620 17.88 1.27 $58.09 $120,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 35,140 17.19 1.22 $59.82 $124,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 31,440 18.51 1.32 $51.63 $107,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 28,500 17.00 1.21 $62.06 $129,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 26,620 21.29 1.51 $56.53 $117,580