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General and Operations Manager Salary in the Industry of Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

The salary statistics and trend of general and operations managers in the industry of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare general and operations manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$82,820
25th Percentile Wage
$120,340
50th Percentile Wage
$172,210
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for general and operations managers in the industry of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $172,210. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $120,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent general and operations managers is $82,820.

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 of Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016172,210-0.13%5.95%
2015172,430-0.42%-
2014173,1602.69%-
2013168,5103.88%-
2012161,970--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.82
25th Percentile Wage
$57.85
50th Percentile Wage
$82.79
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general and operations managers in the industry of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences. The median hourly salary is $82.79. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $57.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.82.

Table 3. Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 16 industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of general and operations managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$172,210
Scientific Research and Development Services
$167,820
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$147,680
Engineering Services
$143,110
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$139,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$138,770
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$138,200
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$137,950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$137,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$134,660
Legal Services
$121,610
Specialized Design Services
$120,070
Testing Laboratories
$112,500
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$109,530
Veterinary Services
$80,150
Photographic Services
$77,120

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