Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

11-1021 General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,899,460 0.3 % $55.22 $114,850 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.54 $31.66 $45.88 $69.81 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $46,890 $65,860 $95,440 $145,210 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 79,070 3.95 $67.87 $141,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 58,900 1.08 $44.50 $92,560
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 51,730 0.58 $35.14 $73,080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 46,060 2.88 $75.16 $156,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 44,570 4.05 $70.11 $145,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 1,730 7.17 $71.22 $148,150
Sound Recording Industries 1,140 6.92 $64.29 $133,720
Office Administrative Services 25,170 6.10 $61.23 $127,360
Grantmaking and Giving Services 6,890 5.38 $59.42 $123,580
Land Subdivision 2,190 5.29 $67.16 $139,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 210 3.04 $95.68 $199,020
Other Financial Investment Activities 10,750 3.02 $86.29 $179,480
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 6,790 1.50 $86.03 $178,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 14,490 2.30 $81.23 $168,960
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 530 3.19 $79.64 $165,660


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 241,910 16.91 1.16 $61.00 $126,870
Texas 174,630 16.51 1.13 $54.41 $113,180
New York 120,490 14.11 0.97 $67.01 $139,390
Illinois 84,260 14.94 1.02 $51.14 $106,380
Georgia 73,560 19.28 1.32 $52.30 $108,770




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 21,380 32.71 2.24 $67.87 $141,170
Alaska 7,140 22.40 1.54 $47.33 $98,440
New Mexico 15,610 20.17 1.38 $45.76 $95,180
Maryland 49,200 19.60 1.34 $61.17 $127,240
Georgia 73,560 19.28 1.32 $52.30 $108,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 42,960 11.33 0.78 $77.48 $161,160
Rhode Island 5,480 12.09 0.83 $70.29 $146,200
Connecticut 29,990 18.51 1.27 $68.73 $142,960
District of Columbia 21,380 32.71 2.24 $67.87 $141,170
Delaware 3,990 9.83 0.67 $67.53 $140,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 74,730 14.49 0.99 $77.00 $160,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 66,660 17.22 1.18 $62.53 $130,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 57,730 15.86 1.09 $53.72 $111,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,330 23.18 1.59 $67.64 $140,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 48,720 21.54 1.48 $56.13 $116,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 47,650 18.04 1.24 $59.94 $124,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 36,880 17.59 1.21 $59.58 $123,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 32,420 18.74 1.29 $49.89 $103,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,230 18.84 1.29 $64.53 $134,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 26,230 18.59 1.28 $63.77 $132,640