Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

11-1021 General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies or public and 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. Include owners and managers who head small business establishments whose duties are primarily managerial. Exclude "First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers" (41-1011) and workers in other small establishments.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
1,892,060 0.4 % $42.64 $88,700 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.75 $23.48 $35.00 $54.20 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $34,850 $48,840 $72,800 $112,730 (5)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Management of companies and enterprises 51,610 $54.30 $112,940 1 41
Local government (OES designation) 49,060 $33.86 $70,420 2 243
Depository credit intermediation 39,370 $39.72 $82,610 3 196
Building equipment contractors 38,960 $44.14 $91,800 4 148
Grocery stores 37,170 $27.59 $57,400 5 282

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other financial investment activities 8,850 $67.40 $140,190 63 1
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 1,820 $65.60 $136,440 197 2
Software publishers 5,130 $64.18 $133,500 109 3
Communications equipment manufacturing 2,750 $62.36 $129,710 163 4
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 5,560 $61.99 $128,930 97 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Montana 10,610 $24.08 $50,080 2.684% 89
Maryland 65,150 $42.11 $87,590 2.666% 23
Alaska 7,290 $33.87 $70,440 2.494% 43
District of Columbia 14,530 $44.12 $91,770 2.444% 20
Louisiana 40,270 $34.68 $72,130 2.179% 31

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 50,440 $59.53 $123,830 1.303% 12
Connecticut 20,050 $59.40 $123,550 1.222% 14
New York 70,270 $57.72 $120,060 0.851% 16
Washington 19,070 $56.63 $117,780 0.744% 12
California 223,920 $51.98 $108,120 1.543% 16

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Billings, MT MSA 1,950 $25.63 $53,310 2.891%
Enid, OK MSA 560 $26.21 $54,520 2.788%
Great Falls, MT MSA 870 $25.26 $52,540 2.747%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 32,990 $41.89 $87,140 2.697%
Anchorage, AK MSA 3,660 $35.78 $74,420 2.659%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 3,700 (5) (5) 1.848%
New York, NY PMSA 37,500 $64.32 $133,790 0.943%
Newark, NJ PMSA 13,330 $63.25 $131,560 1.378%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 8,220 $62.75 $130,510 1.316%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 10,560 $62.22 $129,410 0.813%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2004

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