General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of general and operations managers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare general and operations manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) general and operations managers is $165,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $52,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 112 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for general and operations manager occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $160,270. The lowest paying industry is the cut and sew apparel manufacturing industry (annual salary $68,510). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Forging and Stamping
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Fabric Mills
Food Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Footwear Manufacturing
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Beverage Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Apparel Knitting Mills
Animal Food Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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