General & operations managers

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Total Workforce

972k

Average Age

43.8

Average Salary

$90,844

Average Male Salary

$99,621

Average Female Salary

$71,999

About

General & operations managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for General & operations managers was $90,844 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to General & operations managers by wage are Industrial production managers, Computer programmers, and Human resources managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most General & operations managers are Loveland City PUMA, CO, Lake Forest, Irvine (North) Cities & Silverado PUMA, CA, and Paulding County PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of General & operations managers are Loveland City PUMA, CO, Kane County (West) PUMA, IL, and Waukesha County (Central) PUMA, WI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ General & operations managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most General & operations managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for General & operations managers, by average wage, is Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers. General & operations managers are paid most in Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Loveland City PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,844

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,028

In 2018, General & operations managers earned an average of $90,844, $36,956 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Industrial production managers make somewhat more than General & operations managers while Human resources managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to General & operations managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.382

WAGE GINI

In 2018, General & operations managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.382, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for General & operations managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of General & operations managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of General & operations managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing General & operations managers, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Construction, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

972k

2018 Workforce

± 24,123

3.52%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.42%

The number of people employed as General & operations managers has been growing at a rate of 3.52%, from 938,727 people in 2017 to 971,727 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of General & operations managers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of General & operations managers at  13.5%, followed by Construction with 4.73% and Traveler accommodation with 2.32%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on General & operations managers in the US. The average age of male General & operations managers in the workforce is 44.6 and of female General & operations managers is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for General & operations managers is White.

Gender Composition

663k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 19,946

309k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 13,628

68.2% of General & operations managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of General & operations managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of General & operations managers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

82.2% of General & operations managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.4% of General & operations managers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of General & operations managers.

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Age by Gender

44.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.361

42.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.51

The median age of General & operations managers is 43.8, and Male employees are generally 2.5 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for General & operations managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for General & operations managers is Business but a relatively high number of General & operations managers hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for General & operations managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General & operations managers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General & operations managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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