Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,145,140 0.3 % $57.44 $119,460 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.24 $31.13 $46.99 $73.21 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $44,190 $64,750 $97,730 $152,270 (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 88,340 3.91 $73.62 $153,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 70,260 0.71 $34.30 $71,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 57,730 1.08 $46.43 $96,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 56,760 4.55 $74.87 $155,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 51,280 2.72 $78.81 $163,930

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) 1,760 7.54 $62.58 $130,170
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 25,260 5.86 $60.29 $125,400
Grantmaking and Giving Services 7,730 5.66 $64.74 $134,660
Office Administrative Services 23,880 5.18 $62.01 $128,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,900 4.74 $54.28 $112,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 280 3.75 $94.80 $197,180
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 220 4.49 $94.59 $196,760
Other Financial Investment Activities 13,670 3.10 $88.12 $183,290
Other Investment Pools and Funds 190 2.55 $88.03 $183,100
Scientific Research and Development Services 15,440 2.39 $86.88 $180,720


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 268,060 17.30 1.11 $61.78 $128,510
Texas 175,580 15.17 0.98 $61.99 $128,940
New York 157,100 17.49 1.12 $69.49 $144,540
Illinois 108,080 18.47 1.19 $54.46 $113,280
Georgia 86,410 21.04 1.35 $54.53 $113,430



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 23,490 34.74 2.23 $69.31 $144,170
Utah 31,180 23.54 1.51 $41.15 $85,600
Maine 12,470 21.08 1.36 $43.87 $91,250
Georgia 86,410 21.04 1.35 $54.53 $113,430
Connecticut 34,400 20.73 1.33 $67.07 $139,500



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 46,410 11.88 0.76 $78.69 $163,680
New York 157,100 17.49 1.12 $69.49 $144,540
Delaware 4,270 9.85 0.63 $69.41 $144,380
District of Columbia 23,490 34.74 2.23 $69.31 $144,170
Connecticut 34,400 20.73 1.33 $67.07 $139,500




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 107,360 16.57 1.07 $79.03 $164,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 73,390 17.88 1.15 $62.25 $129,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 68,270 19.12 1.23 $58.83 $122,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 56,990 22.98 1.48 $60.10 $125,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 53,810 22.26 1.43 $70.62 $146,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 48,000 16.38 1.05 $70.02 $145,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 36,630 15.72 1.01 $69.69 $144,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 34,850 19.78 1.27 $71.11 $147,910
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 29,270 19.21 1.23 $66.05 $137,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 28,880 15.39 0.99 $51.00 $106,090