General Managers Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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General and Operations Managers

Other names for this job might include Adjutant General, Adult Daycare Coordinator, Assistant Manager, Building Manager, Business Administrator, Business Coordinator, Business Development Director, Business Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Deputy

  • $122090
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How Much Do General Managers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do General and Operations Managers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a General and Operations Manager will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$122090 per year

Hourly wage
$58.70 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do General Managers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of General Managers is $122090. Their salary can also be as low as $44290 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $# if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $58.70 and can range from $21.29 to $# which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A General Manager will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
Salary rank

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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do General Managers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)Over $100Over $200,000
Senior (Top 25%)$74.53$155020
Middle (Mid 50%)$47.74$99310
Junior (Bottom 25%)$31.20$64890
No experience (Bottom 10%)$21.29$44290

Entry-level General Managers who starts out at $64890 can expect to make $99310 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $21.29 per hour while the top 10% makes over $# per hour.

While the median wage is $99310 per annum or $47.74 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences87.45181900
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage86.3179510
Scientific Research and Development Services85.6178050
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities85.42177660
Other Financial Investment Activities85176790
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing83.84174380
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank82.46171520
Securities and Commodity Exchanges82.17170910
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds82.14170840
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles81.84170230
Other Investment Pools and Funds81.53169590
Software Publishers78.84163980
Oil and Gas Extraction78.55163390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services76.44158990
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures76.1158300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing75.94157950
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages75.87157820
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing75.58157210
Communications Equipment Manufacturing75.56157170
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities75.49157010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services75.45156940
Other Insurance Related Activities74.79155570
Other Information Services74.65155260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing74.31154560
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities74.18154280
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities73.66153220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services73.28152410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services73.19152230
Engineering Services73.11152060
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing72.75151320
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services72.37150530
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing72.21150190
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing71.85149440
Management of Companies and Enterprises71.79149320
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing71.71149160
Insurance Carriers71.51148740
Television Broadcasting71.45148610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing70.6146860
Finance and Insurance70.37146370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services70.17145960
Publishing Industries (except Internet)69.83145260
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation69.46144470
Metal Ore Mining69.41144380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned69.11143740
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers68.99143490
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing68.91143320
Water Transportation68.41142290
Specialized Design Services68.3142050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing68.23141910
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services68.16141760
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers68.08141610
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers67.58140560
Basic Chemical Manufacturing67.35140080
Chemical Manufacturing67.21139790
Legal Services66.9139150
Land Subdivision66.81138970
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing66.76138870
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers66.67138670
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing66.49138300
Automobile Dealers66.48138270
Cable and Other Subscription Programming66.38138060
Nondepository Credit Intermediation66.28137860
Casino Hotels66.23137750
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing66.08137460
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers65.95137180
Sound Recording Industries65.89137060
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing65.89137050
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing65.78136820
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing65.77136810
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers65.67136590
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers65.31135850
Inland Water Transportation65.31135840
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)65.1135400
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers65.01135220
Satellite Telecommunications64.93135060
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing64.89134970
Forging and Stamping64.72134620
Tobacco Manufacturing64.71134590
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation64.7134580
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel64.55134260
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing64.53134220
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing64.48134110
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation64.42133990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers64.37133890
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing64.25133640
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing64.23133590
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing64.22133580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned64.02133160
Primary Metal Manufacturing63.87132840
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers63.87132840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution63.76132630
Hardware Manufacturing63.55132170
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers63.44131960
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing63.39131850
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers63.37131810
Hospitals, Privately owned63.35131760
Machinery Manufacturing63.21131490
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing62.83130690
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing62.8130620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)62.7130420
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing62.61130220
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills62.54130080
Support Activities for Mining62.51130010
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers62.51130010
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing62.39129770
Other Telecommunications62.38129740
Broadcasting (except Internet)62.36129710
Nonresidential Building Construction62.25129480
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing62.18129330
Grantmaking and Giving Services62.16129300
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing62.13129230
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction62.13129220
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing62.1129170
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction62128950
Rail Transportation61.95128860
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing61.88128700
Radio and Television Broadcasting61.82128580
Wholesale Trade61.77128470
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods61.68128280
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil61.64128200
Plastics Product Manufacturing61.45127820
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned61.43127780
Natural Gas Distribution61.42127750
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)61.32127550
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing61.29127480
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers61.23127360
Paper Manufacturing61.21127320
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing61.14127160
Support Activities for Water Transportation61.1127080
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned61.05126990
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing61.01126900
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing60.95126770
Dairy Product Manufacturing60.93126740
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories60.92126710
Miscellaneous Manufacturing60.88126630
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers60.86126590
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging60.85126560
Household Appliance Manufacturing60.8126470
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services60.79126430
Activities Related to Real Estate60.74126340
Office Administrative Services60.69126230
Nonscheduled Air Transportation60.52125880
Testing Laboratories60.51125870
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction60.5125830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers60.49125810
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities60.38125590
Postal Service (federal government)60.36125560
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers60.34125510
Other Food Manufacturing60.26125350
Ship and Boat Building60.08124960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)60.01124820
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction59.96124710
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods59.93124640
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing59.78124340
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media59.77124320
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing59.74124260
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)59.64124060
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills59.43123610
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing59.34123430
Coal Mining59.33123410
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing59.25123250
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers59.18123100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing59.15123030
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing59.1122930
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations59.01122730
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing58.95122630
Rubber Product Manufacturing58.84122390
Real Estate58.78122250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities58.76122230
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned58.76122230
Federal government, including the US Postal Service58.5121690
Federal Executive Branch58.49121650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)58.33121320
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills58.14120940
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries58.14120940
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing58.13120910
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing58.12120880
Construction of Buildings58.11120860
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing57.99120620
Employment Services57.99120620
Utility System Construction57.83120300
Textile Mills57.73120080
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing57.71120040
Other Building Equipment Contractors57.39119360
Depository Credit Intermediation57.37119340
Machine Shops57.28119140
Motion Picture and Video Industries57.27119130
Freight Transportation Arrangement57.05118670
Air Transportation56.96118480
Fabric Mills56.93118410
All industries, private ownership only56.84118220
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing56.81118170
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers56.77118080
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing56.49117500
Pipeline Transportation56.47117470
Footwear Manufacturing56.45117410
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers56.41117340
All industries56.35117200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing56.33117160
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers56.31117130
Educational Support Services, Local government owned56.13116750
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors56.09116670
Other Pipeline Transportation56.03116540
Hospitals, Local government owned55.78116020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned55.71115880
Building Equipment Contractors55.71115870
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses55.67115790
Food Manufacturing55.59115630
Lessors of Real Estate55.28114990
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing55.26114940
Urban Transit Systems55.18114780
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services55.17114750
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors55.13114670
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas55.1114620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned54.97114330
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers54.92114230
Mining (except Oil and Gas)54.9114190
Scheduled Air Transportation54.84114080
Animal Slaughtering and Processing54.84114060
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers54.79113960
Travel Agencies54.76113910
Apparel Knitting Mills54.76113900
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)54.74113850
Educational Support Services, Privately owned54.69113760
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations54.64113660
Junior colleges, Local government owned54.61113580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other54.45113250
Offices of Physicians54.4113150
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing54.37113080
Support Activities for Air Transportation54.35113040
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing54.25112850
Specialty Trade Contractors54.17112680
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing54.11112550
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing54.1112530
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services54.07112460
Spectator Sports53.94112200
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned53.93112170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing53.92112140
Waste Management and Remediation Services53.88112070
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance53.88112070
Support Activities for Transportation53.86112030
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing53.59111460
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists53.57111430
Grain and Oilseed Milling53.33110930
Business Support Services53.33110930
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors53.29110850
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers53.22110700
Waste Treatment and Disposal53.21110690
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned53.19110630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)53.12110490
Apparel Manufacturing53.05110350
Charter Bus Industry53.03110290
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)52.95110140
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance52.94110120
Radio Broadcasting52.94110110
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors52.9110030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned52.89110010
Specialty hospitals, State government owned52.88110000
Residential Building Construction52.86109940
Educational Services, Local government owned52.81109840
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services52.73109680
Newspaper Publishers52.72109650
Waste Collection52.64109490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors52.62109440
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing52.59109380
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services52.54109280
Other Support Services52.52109240
Drywall and Insulation Contractors52.49109170
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned52.49109170
Educational Services, State government owned52.47109140
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing52.44109080
Administrative and Support Services52.42109030
Support Activities for Crop Production52.35108890
Masonry Contractors52.34108870
Ambulatory Health Care Services52.32108820
Roofing Contractors52.09108350
Building Finishing Contractors52.08108340
Outpatient Care Centers52.04108250
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing51.97108100
Home Health Care Services51.97108100
Printing and Related Support Activities51.94108040
Transportation and Warehousing51.93108020
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)51.9107950
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing51.85107850
School and Employee Bus Transportation51.81107770
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing51.72107580
Hospitals, State government owned51.65107430
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing51.61107350
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing51.6107330
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned51.6107320
Warehousing and Storage51.58107290
Nonstore Retailers51.37106850
Textile Furnishings Mills51.18106450
Other Support Activities for Transportation51.18106450
Veterinary Services51.06106210
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors51.03106130
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing50.92105910
Animal Food Manufacturing50.82105710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying50.76105590
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned50.72105490
Beverage Manufacturing50.66105370
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing50.62105290
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry50.53105100
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations50.46104950
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)50.42104880
General Freight Trucking50.33104700
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation50.24104490
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries50.16104330
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned50.15104320
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)49.89103770
Security Systems Services49.83103660
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing49.8103570
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service49.78103550
Photographic Services49.77103520
Telephone Call Centers49.62103200
Taxi and Limousine Service49.54103040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services49.49102940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing49.47102890
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers49.46102880
Social Advocacy Organizations49.23102400
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores49.21102360
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting49.15102240
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing49.09102100
Federal, State, and Local Government49.04101990
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service49.04101990
Truck Transportation49.02101970
Junior colleges, State government owned48.99101900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)48.99101900
Educational Services, Privately owned48.98101890
Couriers and Express Delivery Services48.82101550
Gambling Industries48.64101170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners48.46100800
Rental and Leasing Services48.43100740
Death Care Services48.4100680
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events48.4100670
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers48.39100640
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)48.33100530
Technical and trade schools, State government owned48.21100270
Water, Sewage and Other Systems48.18100200
Electronics and Appliance Stores48.1100040
Other Wood Product Manufacturing47.8599520
Textile Product Mills47.7899390
Wood Product Manufacturing47.7699340
Facilities Support Services47.6499090
Specialized Freight Trucking47.2898350
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair47.2898340
Local government, including schools and hospitals47.2698300
State government, including schools and hospitals46.9397620
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)46.8997540
Junior colleges, Privately owned46.7797280
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers46.7397200
Support Activities for Rail Transportation46.7297190
Direct Selling Establishments46.7197150
Couriers and Messengers46.6997110
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)46.5696850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)46.4896680
Ambulance Services46.4596620
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned46.3596410
Furniture Stores46.1495980
Sawmills and Wood Preservation46.1395950
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation46.1195910
Other Textile Product Mills45.8195280
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing45.7695190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals45.6494930
Investigation and Security Services45.6194880
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers45.4894600
Repair and Maintenance45.4194460
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores45.4194440
Religious Organizations45.1493880
Exterminating and Pest Control Services45.0393660
Offices of Dentists44.6892930
Home Furnishings Stores44.6392820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals44.4792490
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions44.3792300
Pharmacies and Drug Stores44.3692270
General Rental Centers44.2191960
Building Material and Supplies Dealers44.1891890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation44.1691860
Retail Trade43.9691440
Local Messengers and Local Delivery43.8291150
Services to Buildings and Dwellings43.790900
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities43.6890850
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation43.6290720
Health and Personal Care Stores43.5590590
Civic and Social Organizations43.5590580
Department Stores43.590480
Landscaping Services43.4190300
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers43.2489940
Amusement Parks and Arcades43.2189870
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers43.0189460
Traveler Accommodation42.9989430
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities42.8889200
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance42.8889190
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services42.7388880
Special Food Services42.5788540
Support Activities for Animal Production42.4988380
Support Activities for Road Transportation42.4488280
Offices of Optometrists42.2287820
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing42.1387630
Automotive Repair and Maintenance42.187570
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services42.0187390
Offices of Chiropractors41.9487240
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries41.8687060
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores41.886950
Consumer Goods Rental41.6386590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities41.4886280
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners41.3185920
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries41.2985870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation41.0585390
Individual and Family Services4185280
Forestry and Logging40.9385140
Vending Machine Operators40.985070
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance40.6184470
Vocational Rehabilitation Services40.584240
Shoe Stores40.484030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water40.484030
Other Residential Care Facilities40.2983800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities40.0883370
Social Assistance39.9683120
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities39.9683110
Drycleaning and Laundry Services39.9483080
Grocery Stores39.882790
Clothing Stores39.7282610
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly39.782580
Food and Beverage Stores39.5582260
Performing Arts Companies39.5182190
General Merchandise Stores39.5182180
Specialty Food Stores39.1581430
Personal and Laundry Services38.8880870
Sporting Goods Stores38.6780440
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land38.1679370
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers38.1179270
Other Personal Services38.0679160
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores38.0579150
Other General Merchandise Stores37.8978820
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores37.7478510
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters37.6478300
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores37.5178030
Miscellaneous Store Retailers37.0277010
Full-Service Restaurants36.8376600
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores36.876550
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition36.876550
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)36.776330
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores36.6676250
Accommodation and Food Services36.6276170
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned36.676120
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance36.4675840
Rooming and Boarding Houses36.1275120
Used Merchandise Stores35.8474560
Personal Care Services35.7874420
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps35.4973830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned35.4873810
Food Services and Drinking Places35.2273250
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)35.1173040
Child Day Care Services35.0372870
Restaurants and Other Eating Places34.4971740
Gasoline Stations3470720
Book Stores and News Dealers32.266970

Not all industries pay the same for General and Operations Managers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A General Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at NJ may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful General Managers are in the states of NJ, NY, DE, DC and CT. The average salary in NJ is $163680.

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