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
$36,100
25th Percentile Wage
$51,690
50th Percentile Wage
$72,630
75th Percentile Wage
$107,470
90th Percentile Wage
$172,890

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 $172,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $36,100.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,630-1.72%-2.38%
201573,880-0.35%-
201474,140-1.54%-
201375,2801.22%-
201274,360--

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

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 41 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 $111,650. The lowest paying industry is the gasoline stations industry (annual salary $54,320). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Automobile Dealers
$111,650
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$96,940
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$89,670
Nonstore Retailers
$87,170
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$84,860
Department Stores
$83,290
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$82,610
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$82,610
Direct Selling Establishments
$81,550
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$80,960
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$80,870
Health and Personal Care Stores
$79,670
Health and Personal Care Stores
$79,670
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$77,610
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$77,350
Furniture Stores
$75,620
General Merchandise Stores
$73,270
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$71,390
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$71,030
Sporting Goods Stores
$69,490
Other General Merchandise Stores
$68,290
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$68,190
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$68,160
Grocery Stores
$67,020
Vending Machine Operators
$66,960
Home Furnishings Stores
$66,860
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$66,220
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$65,580
Food and Beverage Stores
$65,250
Clothing Stores
$64,950
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$64,350
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$63,580
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$62,940
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$60,480
Specialty Food Stores
$60,350
Shoe Stores
$58,720
Florists
$56,230
Book Stores and News Dealers
$54,960
Used Merchandise Stores
$54,890
Gasoline Stations
$54,320
Gasoline Stations
$54,320

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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