General & operations managers

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Total Workforce

939k

Average Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

9.07%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$89,786

Average Male Salary

$97,903

Average Female Salary

$71,516

About

General & operations managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for General & operations managers was $89,786 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to General & operations managers by wage are Civil engineers, Biomedical & agricultural engineers, and Industrial production managers.

General & operations managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most General & operations managers are Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO, Oregon City, Milwaukie & Happy Valley Cities PUMA, OR, and Minot City PUMA, ND. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of General & operations managers are Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO, Covina & Walnut Cities PUMA, CA, and Lake Stevens & Monroe Cities PUMA, WA.

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 Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing. General & operations managers are paid most in Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Colorado Springs City (North) & Monument Town PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,786

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,026

In 2017, General & operations managers earned an average of $89,786, $37,721 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Biomedical & agricultural engineers make somewhat more than General & operations managers while Civil engineers 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

0.379

WAGE GINI

In 2017, General & operations managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.379, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for General & operations managers.

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Spatial Concentration

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for General & operations managers, by average wage, are Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing, and Management of companies & enterprises.

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Industries by Share

939k

2017 Workforce

± 23,712

5.93%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.42%

The number of people employed as General & operations managers has been growing at a rate of 5.93%, from 886,136 people in 2016 to 938,727 people in 2017.

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 4.46% and Traveler accommodation with 2.63%.

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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 44.5 and of female General & operations managers is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for General & operations managers is White.

Gender Composition

650k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 19,750

289k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 13,180

69.2% 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

84.9% of General & operations managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.31% 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

44.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.361

42.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.528

The median age of General & operations managers is 44, and Male employees are generally 1.75 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 Communication Technologies.

Majors

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for General & operations managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but General & operations managers are expected to see a growth of 9.07% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.07%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for General & operations managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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