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Salary of Management Occupations

The average annual salary of management occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across all management occupations in the United States. The management occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Management Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,220
25th Percentile Wage
$69,880
50th Percentile Wage
$102,590
75th Percentile Wage
$149,410
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for management occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) management occupations is $149,410. The median annual salary is $102,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of management occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,590
1.75% 8.46%
2016
$100,790
2.21% -
2015
$98,560
1.35% -
2014
$97,230
1.68% -
2013
$95,600
1.77% -
2012
$93,910
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Management Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Management Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among management professions, ranging from $25,630 to $183,270. The highest-paid management occupations are chief executives with a median annual salary of $183,270. The lowest-paid management occupations in the United States are legislators with a median annual salary of $25,630. For more salary information about a specific management profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Chief Executives
$183,270
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$139,220
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$137,720
Marketing Managers
$132,230
Marketing and Sales Managers
$125,290
Financial Managers
$125,080
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
$123,100
Sales Managers
$121,060
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$119,120
Natural Sciences Managers
$118,970
Purchasing Managers
$115,760
Operations Specialties Managers
$115,700
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$111,280
Human Resources Managers
$110,120
Training and Development Managers
$108,250
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$106,130
All Other Managers
$105,610
Top Executives
$103,120
Industrial Production Managers
$100,580
General and Operations Managers
$100,410
Medical and Health Services Managers
$98,350
Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$94,390
Administrative Services Managers
$94,020
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,460
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$92,360
Construction Managers
$91,370
Education Administrators
$88,890
Other Management Occupations
$88,720
Other Education Administrators
$81,630
Funeral Service Managers
$78,040
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,840
Gaming Managers
$72,930
Emergency Management Directors
$72,760
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$69,620
Social and Community Service Managers
$64,100
Property, Real Estate Managers
$58,670
Food Service Managers
$52,030
Lodging Managers
$51,800
Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$46,890
Legislators
$25,630