Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,973,700 0.3 % $55.81 $116,090 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.21 $31.82 $46.36 $70.84 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $46,190 $66,190 $96,430 $147,350 (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 83,440 3.92 $70.12 $145,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 60,060 1.10 $45.11 $93,830
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 58,130 0.63 $34.61 $72,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 46,510 4.02 $72.26 $150,290
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 45,490 2.69 $75.29 $156,610

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) 1,870 7.94 $72.16 $150,100
Sound Recording Industries 980 6.18 $64.33 $133,800
Office Administrative Services 26,080 5.98 $62.07 $129,100
Land Subdivision 2,240 5.64 $67.57 $140,550
Grantmaking and Giving Services 6,940 5.33 $60.35 $125,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 200 3.05 $96.72 $201,190
Other Financial Investment Activities 11,460 2.85 $90.21 $187,640
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 5,900 1.33 $86.48 $179,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 14,090 2.23 $83.75 $174,190
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 220 2.54 $79.87 $166,130


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 254,330 17.28 1.16 $60.21 $125,250
Texas 176,940 16.21 1.09 $56.85 $118,250
New York 131,970 15.28 1.03 $68.26 $141,980
Illinois 94,540 16.57 1.11 $49.85 $103,680
Georgia 76,440 19.70 1.32 $53.17 $110,590




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 20,890 31.37 2.11 $68.29 $142,050
Alaska 7,170 22.23 1.49 $49.15 $102,220
New Mexico 15,680 20.00 1.34 $46.40 $96,520
Georgia 76,440 19.70 1.32 $53.17 $110,590
Missouri 51,850 19.65 1.32 $44.21 $91,950




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 44,600 11.67 0.78 $76.99 $160,140
Rhode Island 5,930 13.00 0.87 $68.63 $142,760
District of Columbia 20,890 31.37 2.11 $68.29 $142,050
New York 131,970 15.28 1.03 $68.26 $141,980
Delaware 4,150 10.06 0.68 $68.24 $141,930





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 81,500 15.55 1.04 $77.74 $161,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 69,290 17.43 1.17 $61.50 $127,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 63,250 17.09 1.15 $52.40 $109,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 51,760 21.86 1.47 $68.59 $142,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 50,480 21.87 1.47 $57.36 $119,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 47,220 17.12 1.15 $63.07 $131,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 37,270 17.34 1.16 $63.07 $131,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 34,020 19.45 1.31 $67.32 $140,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 28,210 15.83 1.06 $52.02 $108,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 28,000 19.28 1.30 $62.99 $131,010