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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
50th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
10th Percentile Wage

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
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Marketing Managers
Natural Sciences Managers
Marketing and Sales Managers
Financial Managers
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
Sales Managers
Compensation and Benefits Managers
Purchasing Managers
Operations Specialties Managers
All Other Managers
Human Resources Managers
Training and Development Managers
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Top Executives
General and Operations Managers
Advertising and Promotions Managers
Medical and Health Services Managers
Industrial Production Managers
Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
Postsecondary Education Administrators
Construction Managers
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Other Management Occupations
Education Administrators
Administrative Services Managers
Other Education Administrators
Funeral Service Managers
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Gaming Managers
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Emergency Management Directors
Social and Community Service Managers
Property, Real Estate Managers
Food Service Managers
Lodging Managers
Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators