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General and Operations Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of general and operations managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of general and operations managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The general and operations managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. General and Operations Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,290
25th Percentile Wage
$64,890
50th Percentile Wage
$99,310
75th Percentile Wage
$155,020
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general and operations managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $155,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,290. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 250% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,3101.59%3.90%
201597,7300.47%-
201497,2700.86%-
201396,4301.03%-
201295,440--

Table 2. General and Operations Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of general and operations managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for general and operations managers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $138,770. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $60,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$138,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$136,870
Finance and Insurance
$128,140
Mining
$125,600
Utilities
$120,960
Information
$120,780
Manufacturing
$111,770
Wholesale Trade
$109,070
Construction
$101,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$101,790
Educational Services
$95,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$95,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$93,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$89,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$86,370
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$85,720
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$80,480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$75,300
Retail Trade
$72,630
Accommodation and Food Services
$60,120

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of General and Operations Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only general and operations managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of general and operations managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $48,520 to $143,830. The highest paying state for general and operations managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $143,830. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $48,520. For more salary information of general and operations managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$143,830
District of Columbia
$135,090
Delaware
$124,500
New York
$122,510
Rhode Island
$122,130
Connecticut
$120,040
Virginia
$119,730
Maryland
$116,900
Florida
$110,180
North Carolina
$109,730
California
$108,970
South Dakota
$108,280
Colorado
$108,090
Texas
$107,640
Pennsylvania
$106,890
Massachusetts
$103,900
Alabama
$103,030
Washington
$101,140
New Hampshire
$100,640
Michigan
$98,590
Illinois
$97,650
Wisconsin
$94,980
Vermont
$93,940
Georgia
$92,460
Alaska
$92,270
Nevada
$91,870
Wyoming
$91,660
Hawaii
$91,300
Ohio
$90,920
North Dakota
$88,520
Louisiana
$87,480
Tennessee
$85,220
Montana
$84,980
Missouri
$84,630
Minnesota
$84,260
Kansas
$83,390
Nebraska
$82,150
Oregon
$81,050
Arizona
$80,180
New Mexico
$80,010
South Carolina
$78,690
Indiana
$78,050
Oklahoma
$77,940
Maine
$77,540
Iowa
$75,830
Kentucky
$72,360
West Virginia
$70,380
Utah
$69,840
Idaho
$65,590
Arkansas
$65,110
Mississippi
$64,260
Puerto Rico
$63,180
Virgin Islands
$53,230
Guam
$48,520


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