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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

11-1021 General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. 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. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.


National estimates for General and Operations Managers
Industry profile for General and Operations Managers
Geographic profile for General and Operations Managers

National estimates for General and Operations Managers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for General and Operations Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,347,420 0.4 % $ 60.45 $ 125,740 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for General and Operations Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.04 $ 32.43 $ 49.83 $ 77.49 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 45,850 $ 67,450 $ 103,650 $ 161,190 (5)


Industry profile for General and Operations Managers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for General and Operations Managers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in General and Operations Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in General and Operations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 92,770 3.83 $ 78.08 $ 162,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 81,140 5.33 $ 77.15 $ 160,460
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 68,080 0.75 $ 38.96 $ 81,030
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 62,490 2.84 $ 79.90 $ 166,200
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 59,590 4.34 $ 62.92 $ 130,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in General and Operations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 2,050 9.71 $ 70.10 $ 145,800
Sound Recording Industries 1,390 7.73 $ 65.01 $ 135,220
Other Investment Pools and Funds 740 6.90 $ 83.74 $ 174,170
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 26,790 6.44 $ 64.42 $ 133,990
Grantmaking and Giving Services 8,840 6.13 $ 70.53 $ 146,710

Top paying industries for General and Operations Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 610 3.12 $ 100.61 $ 209,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 21,010 2.79 $ 95.54 $ 198,730
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 93.36 $ 194,190
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $ 93.20 $ 193,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,330 2.23 $ 85.28 $ 177,380


Geographic profile for General and Operations Managers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for General and Operations Managers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in General and Operations Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in General and Operations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 254,020 15.46 0.92 $ 68.14 $ 141,730
Texas 229,380 18.95 1.12 $ 57.16 $ 118,890
New York 158,110 18.19 1.08 $ 76.46 $ 159,050
Florida 140,050 16.59 0.98 $ 51.84 $ 107,820
Illinois 121,630 21.61 1.28 $ 61.62 $ 128,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in General and Operations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 26,550 38.64 2.29 $ 76.44 $ 159,000
Utah 48,030 32.25 1.91 $ 40.84 $ 84,950
Massachusetts 84,170 25.13 1.49 $ 69.23 $ 144,000
Illinois 121,630 21.61 1.28 $ 61.62 $ 128,160
Alaska 6,380 21.52 1.27 $ 52.97 $ 110,170




Top paying states for General and Operations Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 44,500 11.76 0.70 $ 83.07 $ 172,790
Connecticut 29,450 19.11 1.13 $ 77.63 $ 161,460
New York 158,110 18.19 1.08 $ 76.46 $ 159,050
District of Columbia 26,550 38.64 2.29 $ 76.44 $ 159,000
Delaware 3,940 9.23 0.55 $ 74.93 $ 155,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in General and Operations Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 152,090 17.22 1.02 $ 82.87 $ 172,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 97,050 22.25 1.32 $ 66.06 $ 137,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 92,030 15.81 0.94 $ 67.85 $ 141,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 73,250 24.24 1.44 $ 74.88 $ 155,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 69,110 26.56 1.57 $ 73.18 $ 152,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 69,100 19.26 1.14 $ 62.23 $ 129,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 57,170 19.26 1.14 $ 61.00 $ 126,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50,390 19.14 1.13 $ 59.99 $ 124,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 45,930 18.32 1.09 $ 55.19 $ 114,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 43,260 18.56 1.10 $ 78.04 $ 162,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in General and Operations Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 2,450 35.81 2.12 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 3,640 33.36 1.98 $ 52.21 $ 108,610
Salt Lake City, UT 23,760 32.78 1.94 $ 44.41 $ 92,380
Provo-Orem, UT 7,970 31.49 1.87 $ 41.04 $ 85,360
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 7,390 28.39 1.68 $ 38.51 $ 80,090
Santa Fe, NM 1,590 27.59 1.63 $ 49.63 $ 103,240
Midland, TX 2,740 27.58 1.63 $ 66.38 $ 138,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 69,110 26.56 1.57 $ 73.18 $ 152,210
Logan, UT-ID 1,480 25.39 1.50 $ 32.32 $ 67,220
Odessa, TX 1,860 25.28 1.50 $ 55.93 $ 116,330