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Salary of Management Occupations

The average annual salary of management occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all management occupations in the United States. The management occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Management Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$141,150
50th Percentile Wage
$97,230
25th Percentile Wage
$67,080
10th Percentile Wage
$46,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for management occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average word.annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) management occupations is $141,150. The median annual salary is $97,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,440.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Management Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all management occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among management professions and range from $20,180 to $173,320. The highest paid management occupations are chief executives with a median annual salary of $173,320. The lowest paid management occupations in the United States are legislators with a median annual salary of $20,180. For more salary information about a specific management profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Chief Executives
$173,320
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$130,620
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,640
Marketing Managers
$127,130
Natural Sciences Managers
$120,050
Marketing and Sales Managers
$116,490
Financial Managers
$115,320
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
$114,230
Sales Managers
$110,660
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$108,070
Purchasing Managers
$106,090
Operations Specialties Managers
$105,750
All Other Managers
$105,060
Human Resources Managers
$102,780
Training and Development Managers
$101,930
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$101,510
Top Executives
$100,910
General and Operations Managers
$97,270
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,720
Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,810
Industrial Production Managers
$92,470
Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,540
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,390
Construction Managers
$85,630
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,400
Other Management Occupations
$84,800
Education Administrators
$84,780
Administrative Services Managers
$83,790
Other Education Administrators
$77,020
Funeral Service Managers
$68,870
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$68,050
Gaming Managers
$67,310
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,800
Emergency Management Directors
$64,360
Social and Community Service Managers
$62,740
Property, Real Estate Managers
$54,270
Food Service Managers
$48,560
Lodging Managers
$47,680
Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$45,260
Legislators
$20,180