Operations Specialties Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Operations Specialties Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations specialties managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) operations specialties managers is $178,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations specialties managers is $61,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Operations Specialties Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of operations specialties 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 operations specialties manager occupations is the manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $150,570. The lowest paying industry is the leather and hide tanning and finishing industry (annual salary $73,930). For detailed operations specialties manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

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

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


Highest paying industries for operations specialties managers.