Distinct Groups (34): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes110000.htm
The Management occupation profiles compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in May 2016 and modified in March 2017) include specific information about 34 distinct occupational job types.
Explore the qualifications and nature of each job type through links on this page and throughout the site.
Of these 34 job types, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has designated the following as having a “Bright Outlook” status, meaning they are projected to display “Rapid Growth” and/or “Numerous Job Openings” during the period between 2016-2026. “Rapid Growth” means the category is projected to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more), and “Numerous Job Openings” is defined as projected to have 100,000 or more job openings during this time period.
|Administrative Services Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Construction Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Education Administrators, All Other||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Education Administrators, Postsecondary||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Financial Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|General and Operations Managers||Numerous Job Openings||Video|
|Marketing Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Natural Sciences Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Social and Community Service Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
|Training and Development Managers||Rapid Growth||Video|
Fast Facts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) estimates that 7,090,790 are employed in this occupational group earning the “mean annual wage” (as defined below) of $118,020.
If you are interested in assessing long-term trends and comparing the Bureau’s annual surveys beginning in 1988 see here.
In general, the “mean” is the sum of the total values (e.g., wages) in the data set or survey divided by number of values (while the “median” is the middle value in same the sequence. The term “mean annual wage” (or “MAW”) is calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage as determined by the BLS by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. So, for example, the Management group’s mean hourly wage of $56.74, multiplied by 2,080, results in the mean annual wage of $118,020.
Did you know? The top paying metropolitan area for this occupation is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA with a mean annual wage of $166,590. The top paying nonmetropolitan area is outside the Silicon Valley path in Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area at $151,000. One of the highest concentration of Management jobs can be found in Bloomington, IL, where Abraham Lincoln once spent some time practicing law and the home of State Farm Insurance.
Highest Paid (mean annual wage)
Lowest Paid (from the lowest)
For the entire list of mean annual wages for this occupation (from highest to lowest), see here.
Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.