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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,510
25th Percentile Wage
$65,590
50th Percentile Wage
$100,410
75th Percentile Wage
$156,580
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 $156,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,510. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 251% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general and operations managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$100,410
1.10% 4.95%
2016
$99,310
1.59% -
2015
$97,730
0.47% -
2014
$97,270
0.86% -
2013
$96,430
1.03% -
2012
$95,440
- -

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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $140,120. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $61,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$140,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,950
Finance and Insurance
$131,640
Utilities
$124,710
Mining
$122,390
Information
$120,390
Manufacturing
$114,330
Wholesale Trade
$108,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$103,240
Construction
$101,200
Educational Services
$96,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$95,640
Transportation and Warehousing
$95,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$91,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$87,260
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$80,250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$74,780
Retail Trade
$73,760
Accommodation and Food Services
$61,010

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 $51,760 to $141,600. The highest paying state for general and operations managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $141,600. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $51,760. 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
$141,600
District of Columbia
$138,170
Rhode Island
$126,960
New York
$124,920
Delaware
$123,770
Virginia
$122,730
Connecticut
$122,360
Maryland
$119,430
Pennsylvania
$112,010
California
$111,390
North Carolina
$110,520
South Dakota
$110,150
Texas
$109,200
Colorado
$106,730
Massachusetts
$106,330
Washington
$103,140
Alabama
$102,320
Michigan
$102,230
Wisconsin
$101,840
Illinois
$101,710
New Hampshire
$99,910
Hawaii
$99,110
Florida
$98,390
Wyoming
$95,450
Nevada
$95,070
Alaska
$93,400
Ohio
$93,110
Georgia
$92,430
North Dakota
$89,930
Minnesota
$89,760
Louisiana
$87,440
Tennessee
$86,380
Oregon
$84,300
Kansas
$83,860
Missouri
$83,670
Montana
$83,550
New Mexico
$82,840
Vermont
$82,470
South Carolina
$81,170
Arizona
$81,030
Oklahoma
$79,880
Maine
$79,100
Iowa
$78,840
Indiana
$77,190
Nebraska
$77,160
West Virginia
$72,650
Kentucky
$71,070
Utah
$69,120
Arkansas
$65,810
Puerto Rico
$65,070
Idaho
$64,850
Mississippi
$61,190
Guam
$53,460
Virgin Islands
$51,760



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