General and Operations Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. 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. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit82.03%
  2. Private, not for profit5.45%
  3. Self-employed5.24%
  4. State and local government4.96%
  5. Federal government2.01%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of top executives is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 247,100 openings for top executives are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$103,650

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$149,630
$53,850
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Some college 19%
  • High school 15%
  • Post baccalaureate 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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