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

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

Average Annual Salary of Operations Specialties Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,730
25th Percentile Wage
$99,970
50th Percentile Wage
$134,030
75th Percentile Wage
$176,360
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operations specialties 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) operations specialties managers is $176,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $134,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operations specialties managers is $74,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operations specialties managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016134,0302.40%9.97%
2015130,8102.25%-
2014127,8702.66%-
2013124,4703.05%-
2012120,670--

Compare Operations Specialties Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of operations specialties 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 operations specialties manager occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $140,810. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $75,480). For detailed operations specialties 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
$140,810
Scientific Research and Development Services
$140,360
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$139,820
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$139,350
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$136,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$134,030
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$130,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$125,980
Engineering Services
$122,750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$121,210
Testing Laboratories
$119,880
Legal Services
$118,930
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,280
Specialized Design Services
$110,580
Photographic Services
$107,150
Veterinary Services
$75,480

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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