Salary for General and Operations Managers

Also known as:  Department Store General Manager, General Manager, General Superintendent, Manufacturing Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Radio Station Manager, Television Station Manager helps management and administration professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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. On average, those holding this position can expect to see at least $75,000 per year.

A General or Operations Manager can get salaries in a range of 88000 to 132000 based on experience and talent. General and Operations Managers usually receive a salary of One Hundred Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

General and Operations Managers can get the best compensation in New Jersey, where they can earn average pay scales of near $157050. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average pay rate of $144050.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.37 percent nationwide in that time.
General and Operations Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $144,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises $137,450
Finance and Insurance $135,030
Information $132,760
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $126,580
Wholesale Trade $125,050
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $76,510
Retail Trade $90,760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $92,790
Health Care and Social Assistance $92,910
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $94,890
Public Administration $96,740