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General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of general and operations managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare general and operations manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,840
25th Percentile Wage
$90,940
50th Percentile Wage
$138,770
75th Percentile Wage
$206,530
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $206,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $138,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $59,840.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016138,770-0.06%4.53%
2015138,8500.86%-
2014137,6601.82%-
2013135,1601.98%-
2012132,490--

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 in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $172,210. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $77,120). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name 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

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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