General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,600
25th Percentile Wage
$52,470
50th Percentile Wage
$73,760
75th Percentile Wage
$108,300
90th Percentile Wage
$171,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) general and operations managers is $171,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $36,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,760
1.53% -0.81%
2016
$72,630
-1.72% -
2015
$73,880
-0.35% -
2014
$74,140
-1.54% -
2013
$75,280
1.22% -
2012
$74,360
- -

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

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 43 industries in the retail 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 automobile dealers industry with an annual salary $111,640. The lowest paying industry is the florists industry (annual salary $53,650). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
$111,640
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$92,800
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$89,340
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$89,250
Nonstore Retailers
$88,380
Direct Selling Establishments
$86,280
Department Stores
$83,290
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$82,250
Health and Personal Care Stores
$81,600
Health and Personal Care Stores
$81,600
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$80,610
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$80,300
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$80,300
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$78,690
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$78,240
Furniture Stores
$76,010
General Merchandise Stores
$73,540
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$72,340
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$71,030
Sporting Goods Stores
$69,440
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$69,390
Vending Machine Operators
$68,750
Clothing Stores
$68,730
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$68,690
Home Furnishings Stores
$68,560
Other General Merchandise Stores
$68,290
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$67,920
Food and Beverage Stores
$67,600
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$67,470
Food and Beverage Stores
$67,350
Grocery Stores
$67,020
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$65,510
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,910
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,490
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,000
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$63,470
Book Stores and News Dealers
$61,190
Specialty Food Stores
$60,350
Shoe Stores
$58,620
Used Merchandise Stores
$54,890
Gasoline Stations
$54,500
Gasoline Stations
$54,500
Florists
$53,650

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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