General & operations managers

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2019 Workforce
1.12M
Average Age
43.6
Estimated Job Growth
5.78%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,320
Average Male Salary
$98,431
Average Female Salary
$71,897

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General & operations managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for General & operations managers was $89,320 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to General & operations managers by wage are Advertising sales agents, Purchasing managers, and Firstline supervisors of police & detectives.

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 Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products. General & operations managers are paid most in Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,320
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,767

In 2019, General & operations managers earned an average of $89,320, $33,796 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of police & detectives make somewhat more than General & operations managers while Advertising sales agents 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

0.385
WAGE GINI

In 2015, General & operations managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.385, 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

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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 Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, and Metalworking machinery manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

1.12M
2019 Workforce
± 25,834
14.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.96%

The number of people employed as General & operations managers has been growing at a rate of 14.8%, from 971,727 people in 2018 to 1,115,390 people in 2019.

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 4.7% and Traveler accommodation with 3.03%.

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

Gender Composition

732k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 20,960
383k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 15,175

65.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.5% of General & operations managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.79% 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 Gender

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.343
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.454

The median age of General & operations managers is 43.6, and Male employees are generally 2.43 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 Personal & Culinary Services.

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 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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