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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 $143,830, New Jersey is the highest paying state for general and operations managers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $135,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$143,830
$70,960 44,800
2 District of Columbia
$135,090
$64,850 26,610
3 Delaware
$124,500
$72,590 4,080
4 New York
$122,510
$52,240 162,870
5 Rhode Island
$122,130
$68,750 6,640
6 Connecticut
$120,040
$54,560 33,280
7 Virginia
$119,730
$52,130 52,380
8 Maryland
$116,900
$51,880 47,850
9 Florida
$110,180
$57,020 77,340
10 North Carolina
$109,730
$57,390 53,770
11 California
$108,970
$50,280 261,780
12 South Dakota
$108,280
$70,130 3,730
13 Colorado
$108,090
$45,440 41,540
14 Texas
$107,640
$47,960 168,610
15 Pennsylvania
$106,890
$50,950 70,430
16 Massachusetts
$103,900
$51,810 71,880
17 Alabama
$103,030
$55,770 26,930
18 Washington
$101,140
$55,090 43,760
19 New Hampshire
$100,640
$52,260 11,030
20 Michigan
$98,590
$43,990 58,040
21 Illinois
$97,650
$37,280 121,040
22 Wisconsin
$94,980
$41,570 32,350
23 Vermont
$93,940
$45,930 2,760
24 Georgia
$92,460
$38,800 90,520
25 Alaska
$92,270
$49,300 6,490
26 Nevada
$91,870
$49,080 17,480
27 Wyoming
$91,660
$45,660 4,840
28 Hawaii
$91,300
$45,590 11,070
29 Ohio
$90,920
$42,790 64,710
30 North Dakota
$88,520
$51,520 7,010
31 Louisiana
$87,480
$48,540 29,920
32 Tennessee
$85,220
$38,080 44,400
33 Montana
$84,980
$38,440 4,490
34 Missouri
$84,630
$35,850 41,440
35 Minnesota
$84,260
$42,900 41,480
36 Kansas
$83,390
$44,190 19,620
37 Nebraska
$82,150
$39,390 14,420
38 Oregon
$81,050
$39,300 32,350
39 Arizona
$80,180
$37,840 43,300
40 New Mexico
$80,010
$35,490 15,550
41 South Carolina
$78,690
$34,240 31,780
42 Indiana
$78,050
$34,750 49,210
43 Oklahoma
$77,940
$40,900 27,400
44 Maine
$77,540
$34,320 12,360
45 Iowa
$75,830
$34,320 25,900
46 Kentucky
$72,360
$34,940 26,190
47 West Virginia
$70,380
$33,120 10,200
48 Utah
$69,840
$26,760 36,200
49 Idaho
$65,590
$33,610 12,250
50 Arkansas
$65,110
$26,460 20,680
51 Mississippi
$64,260
$31,740 24,110
52 Puerto Rico
$63,180
$33,660 6,010
53 Virgin Islands
$53,230
$25,240 1,790
54 Guam
$48,520
$24,010 1,600
See also: Highest paying industries for general and operations managers, Top Paying Jobs in America.