General and Operations Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for general and operations managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general and operations managers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of General and Operations Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,280
25th Percentile Wage
$71,330
50th Percentile Wage
$108,970
75th Percentile Wage
$171,130
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $171,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $108,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.17
25th Percentile Wage
$34.29
50th Percentile Wage
$52.39
75th Percentile Wage
$82.27
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general and operations managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $82.27. The median hourly salary is $52.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,9703.98%1.46%
2015104,6300.50%-
2014104,110-0.34%-
2013104,460-2.80%-
2012107,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general and operations managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general and operations managers in state of California ranges from $70,270 to $140,790. The highest paying area for general and operations managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $140,790. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $139,740). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$140,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$139,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$128,060
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$119,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$111,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$111,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$107,720
Napa
$106,090
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$104,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$103,490
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$101,540
Salinas
$100,330
Bakersfield-Delano
$99,140
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$97,130
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$95,920
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,080
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$94,940
Stockton
$94,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$93,770
Vallejo-Fairfield
$91,940
Madera-Chowchilla
$90,920
Hanford-Corcoran
$87,720
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$85,980
Yuba City
$85,640
Modesto
$85,320
Fresno
$85,240
Visalia-Porterville
$83,090
Merced
$82,560
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,450
El Centro
$79,000
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$78,070
Redding
$78,050
Chico
$75,030
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$71,480
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,270


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