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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
$35,120
25th Percentile Wage
$50,960
50th Percentile Wage
$75,300
75th Percentile Wage
$117,470
90th Percentile Wage
$188,430

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 $188,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general and operations managers is $35,120.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,3002.96%3.01%
201573,070-0.64%-
201473,5401.59%-
201372,370-0.91%-
201273,030--

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 $146,960. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts companies industry (annual salary $69,180). 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
$146,960
Spectator Sports
$90,020
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$84,770
Gambling Industries
$83,550
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$82,890
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$82,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$78,190
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$78,190
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$77,340
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$74,160
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$72,780
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$72,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$71,920
Performing Arts Companies
$69,180

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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