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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
2,984,920 0.5 % $ 55.41 $ 115,250 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for General and Operations Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.80 $ 29.18 $ 47.10 $ 72.96 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,260 $ 60,690 $ 97,970 $ 151,750 (5)


Industry profile for General and Operations Managers:

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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 122,440 1.30 $ 31.10 $ 64,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 108,670 6.99 $ 69.91 $ 145,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 103,380 4.07 $ 76.55 $ 159,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 79,450 3.51 $ 70.65 $ 146,950
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 69,860 5.10 $ 57.91 $ 120,440

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) 2,480 12.80 $ 70.49 $ 146,620
Land Subdivision 2,850 8.59 $ 62.74 $ 130,490
Grantmaking and Giving Services 11,570 8.27 $ 68.22 $ 141,900
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 31,660 7.72 $ 57.91 $ 120,440
Specialized Design Services 10,440 7.71 $ 57.08 $ 118,720

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 2.93 $ 114.05 $ 237,230
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,440 2.85 $ 91.99 $ 191,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 28,740 3.61 $ 90.79 $ 188,850
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 36,880 3.85 $ 89.31 $ 185,770
Other Investment Pools and Funds 970 7.70 $ 83.63 $ 173,950


Geographic profile for General and Operations Managers:

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.



Map of employment of general and operations managers by state, May 2021


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)
Texas 336,380 27.51 1.30 $ 51.15 $ 106,390
California 286,030 17.30 0.82 $ 63.02 $ 131,080
New York 197,050 22.73 1.07 $ 69.63 $ 144,830
Florida 167,050 19.41 0.92 $ 47.51 $ 98,820
Illinois 140,980 25.09 1.18 $ 57.16 $ 118,890


Map of location quotient of general and operations managers by state, May 2021


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 29,570 44.67 2.11 $ 75.01 $ 156,010
Utah 60,180 38.71 1.83 $ 41.06 $ 85,410
Massachusetts 111,090 32.73 1.54 $ 68.19 $ 141,840
Idaho 21,450 28.34 1.34 $ 36.96 $ 76,870
Missouri 76,710 28.12 1.33 $ 46.55 $ 96,820


Map of annual mean wages of general and operations managers by state, May 2021


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 48,310 12.55 0.59 $ 79.17 $ 164,670
District of Columbia 29,570 44.67 2.11 $ 75.01 $ 156,010
Delaware 4,240 9.72 0.46 $ 71.60 $ 148,920
New York 197,050 22.73 1.07 $ 69.63 $ 144,830
Massachusetts 111,090 32.73 1.54 $ 68.19 $ 141,840



Map of employment of general and operations managers by area, May 2021


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 175,010 20.17 0.95 $ 76.54 $ 159,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 104,500 24.69 1.17 $ 60.57 $ 125,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 100,000 17.48 0.83 $ 63.48 $ 132,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 98,240 27.37 1.29 $ 54.42 $ 113,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 85,750 33.17 1.57 $ 71.94 $ 149,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 84,050 28.66 1.35 $ 71.43 $ 148,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 78,630 27.14 1.28 $ 55.18 $ 114,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 56,440 21.81 1.03 $ 52.93 $ 110,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 54,610 25.80 1.22 $ 50.20 $ 104,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 52,410 19.74 0.93 $ 63.48 $ 132,030


Map of location quotient of general and operations managers by area, May 2021


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 3,290 43.52 2.05 $ 32.57 $ 67,740
Provo-Orem, UT 10,770 39.51 1.86 $ 42.31 $ 87,990
Salt Lake City, UT 29,080 39.13 1.85 $ 43.88 $ 91,280
Midland, TX 3,670 38.58 1.82 $ 56.37 $ 117,260
Odessa, TX 2,460 36.86 1.74 $ 51.47 $ 107,070
Barnstable Town, MA 3,280 33.81 1.60 $ 54.03 $ 112,380
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 9,090 33.80 1.60 $ 38.93 $ 80,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 85,750 33.17 1.57 $ 71.94 $ 149,640
Logan, UT-ID 2,080 32.65 1.54 $ 35.63 $ 74,120
Austin-Round Rock, TX 33,180 30.92 1.46 $ 53.26 $ 110,770