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General and Operations Manager Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of General and Operations Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,290
25th Percentile Wage
$50,480
50th Percentile Wage
$74,780
75th Percentile Wage
$117,080
90th Percentile Wage
$187,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $187,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $35,290.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,780
-0.70% 2.34%
2016
$75,300
2.96% -
2015
$73,070
-0.64% -
2014
$73,540
1.59% -
2013
$72,370
-0.91% -
2012
$73,030
- -

Compare General and Operations Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $131,970. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $68,630). For detailed general and operations manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$131,970
Spectator Sports
$90,340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$86,370
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$86,030
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$85,200
Gambling Industries
$82,230
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$79,250
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$79,250
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$75,240
Performing Arts Companies
$71,850
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$71,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$70,560
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$70,470
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$68,630

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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