Salary for General and Operations Managers

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General Operations Managers play a key role in the day-to-day activities of businesses in virtually all industries. More than just a general manager, individuals in this position typically are very well educated and are capable of effectively managing the people that work for them as well as seamlessly working alongside other managers and executives to accomplish the objectives and goals of the company. Additional skills needed include computer knowledge, training experience, problem solving and conflict resolution experience, and more. General Operations Managers either report to the managing executives above them or directly to the CEO or company owner, depending on the size and structure of each individual company.

A General and Operations Manager earns salaries somewhere between $45,850 - $208,000 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive an average salary of one hundred and twenty-five thousand seven hundred and fourty dollars every year.

have the highest pay levels in New Jersey, where they can get average job salaries of close to about $172,790. These people are compensated the highest in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get an average job salary of $162,410.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.16 percent nationwide in that time.


General and Operations Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services