General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,640
25th Percentile Wage
$72,360
50th Percentile Wage
$109,070
75th Percentile Wage
$173,480
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $173,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $52,640.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016109,0701.28%3.11%
2015107,6700.63%-
2014106,9900.09%-
2013106,8901.13%-
2012105,680--

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

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 23 industries in the wholesale trade 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 apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $125,290. The lowest paying industry is the farm product raw material merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $80,080). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$125,290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$123,790
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$123,790
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$123,770
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$123,700
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$117,000
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$115,390
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$115,000
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$114,330
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$114,320
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$112,900
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$108,710
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$107,290
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$105,650
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$104,040
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$104,040
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$102,490
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$102,450
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$99,200
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$95,790
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$89,470
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$84,920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$80,080

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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