General & operations managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
1.01M
Average Age
43.7
Estimated Job Growth
5.78%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$93,669
Average Male Salary
$102,743
Average Female Salary
$74,374

About

General & operations managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for General & operations managers was $93,669 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to General & operations managers by wage are Human resources managers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, and Architects, except landscape and naval.

The top 3 locations that employ the most General & operations managers are South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA, Stamford & Greenwich Towns PUMA, CT, and West Town, Near West Side & Lower West Side PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of General & operations managers are Gwinnett County (East) PUMA, GA, Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM, and South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA.

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 Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes. General & operations managers are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Gwinnett County (East) PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$93,669
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,050

In 2020, General & operations managers earned an average of $93,669, $37,715 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Architects, except landscape and naval 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

0.387
WAGE GINI

In 2015, General & operations managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.387, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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Industries by Share

1.01M
2020 Workforce
± 24,538
4.15%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.35%

The number of people employed as General & operations managers has been growing at a rate of 4.15%, from 965,712 people in 2019 to 1,005,748 people in 2020.

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  13.2%, followed by Construction with 4.58% and Traveler accommodation with 2.72%.

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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 44.4 and of female General & operations managers is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for General & operations managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

684k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 20,259
322k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,910

68% of General & operations managers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of General & operations managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of General & operations managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.9% of General & operations managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.19% of General & operations managers, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.353
42.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.5

The median age of General & operations managers is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 2.14 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 Active Listening, Speaking, and Monitoring. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for General and Operations Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but General and Operations Managers are expected to see a growth of 5.78% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is General and Operations Managers.
5.78%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for General and Operations Managers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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