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Highest Paying States for General and Operations Managers

The highest paying states for general and operations managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of general and operations managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $141,600, New Jersey is the highest paying state for general and operations managers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $138,170). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of general and operations managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for General and Operations Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$141,600
$72,360 42,930
2 District of Columbia
$138,170
$65,850 26,210
3 Rhode Island
$126,960
$69,060 6,100
4 New York
$124,920
$53,050 160,760
5 Delaware
$123,770
$72,030 4,010
6 Virginia
$122,730
$53,080 51,370
7 Connecticut
$122,360
$57,070 31,660
8 Maryland
$119,430
$52,800 47,360
9 Pennsylvania
$112,010
$53,020 75,540
10 California
$111,390
$51,520 255,210
11 North Carolina
$110,520
$55,710 52,650
12 South Dakota
$110,150
$71,500 3,700
13 Texas
$109,200
$49,890 165,360
14 Colorado
$106,730
$44,800 41,560
15 Massachusetts
$106,330
$52,460 74,260
16 Washington
$103,140
$56,010 46,740
17 Alabama
$102,320
$54,040 27,150
18 Michigan
$102,230
$46,730 55,480
19 Wisconsin
$101,840
$45,870 32,590
20 Illinois
$101,710
$40,700 118,820
21 New Hampshire
$99,910
$52,530 12,040
22 Hawaii
$99,110
$49,430 10,060
23 Florida
$98,390
$45,380 97,630
24 Wyoming
$95,450
$45,490 4,910
25 Nevada
$95,070
$53,100 17,680
26 Alaska
$93,400
$47,860 6,580
27 Ohio
$93,110
$43,110 61,360
28 Georgia
$92,430
$39,390 90,560
29 North Dakota
$89,930
$50,240 7,250
30 Minnesota
$89,760
$44,520 45,400
31 Louisiana
$87,440
$50,130 28,050
32 Tennessee
$86,380
$37,540 41,160
33 Oregon
$84,300
$40,250 32,390
34 Kansas
$83,860
$44,890 18,050
35 Missouri
$83,670
$35,410 43,270
36 Montana
$83,550
$40,970 4,890
37 New Mexico
$82,840
$36,710 14,670
38 Vermont
$82,470
$41,710 3,030
39 South Carolina
$81,170
$38,480 32,370
40 Arizona
$81,030
$36,360 50,370
41 Oklahoma
$79,880
$41,220 26,180
42 Maine
$79,100
$33,160 12,590
43 Iowa
$78,840
$36,680 24,390
44 Indiana
$77,190
$34,940 55,540
45 Nebraska
$77,160
$35,470 16,390
46 West Virginia
$72,650
$33,270 10,560
47 Kentucky
$71,070
$34,490 27,120
48 Utah
$69,120
$28,010 39,810
49 Arkansas
$65,810
$24,150 20,630
50 Puerto Rico
$65,070
$35,010 5,850
51 Idaho
$64,850
$33,370 12,490
52 Mississippi
$61,190
$27,910 25,330
53 Guam
$53,460
$27,180 1,610
54 Virgin Islands
$51,760
$22,840 1,710
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