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Distinct Groups (34): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes110000.htm
Employment: 7,090,790
Mean Hourly Wage: $56.74
Mean Annual Wage: $118,020
Largest Employment Category--General and Operations Managers-- 2,188,870
Smallest Employment Category--Gaming Managers—4,280
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here.  


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.

Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid:

Job Title (# of members) Annual Mean Wage 
1.    Chief Executives (223,260) $194,350
2.    Computer and Information Systems Managers (352,510) $145,740
3.    Marketing Managers (205,900) $144,140
4.    Architectural and Engineering Managers (178,390) $143,870
5.    Financial Managers (543,300) $139,720
6.    Natural Sciences Managers (54,780) $136,150
7.    Sales Managers (365,230) $135,090
8.    Compensation and Benefits Managers (15,230) $126,900
9.    Public Relations and Fundraising Managers (63,970) $123,360
10.  General and Operations Managers (2,188,870) $122,090
11.  Human Resources Managers (129,810) $120,210
12.  Advertising and Promotions Managers (28,860) $117,810
13.  Purchasing Managers (71,750) $117,720
14.  Training and Development Managers (32,880) $115,180
15.  Managers, All Other (403,670) $112,150
16.  Medical and Health Services Managers (332,150) $109,370
17.  Industrial Production Managers (168,400) $107,060
18.  Education Administrators, Postsecondary (138,430) $105,770
19.  Construction Managers (249,650) $99,510
20.  Administrative Services Managers (266,280) $98,930
21.  Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers (113,270) $97,630
22.  Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (242,970) $95,390
23.  Funeral Service Managers (8,370) $88,970
24.  Education Administrators, All Other (34,140) $84,400
25.  Gaming Managers (4,280) $79,690
26.  Emergency Management Directors (9,570) $78,060
27.  Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers (4,560) $75,790
28.  Postmasters and Mail Superintendents (14,720) $71,980
29.  Social and Community Service Managers (126,230) $70,870
30.  Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (180,290) $70,290
31.  Lodging Managers (35,410) $59,410
32.  Food Service Managers (201,470) $56,010
33.  Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program (48,530) $52,150
34.  Legislators (53,670) $44,820


What's Hot

What’s Hot: If financial reward is a motivating force, the Management occupational group can be extremely lucrative. All occupations listed in this section’s Best Paid list’s top 18 have a mean annual wage over $100,000. The top ten positions all are above $122,000 annually.

What’s Not: Legislators officially represent the Least Paid of the occupations averaging $44,820. This can be somewhat ‘unrepresentative’, however, as many positions are part-time and the legislators make significant sums during their ‘off hours’ as for example, lawyers and investment bankers. Consider also, that in the 2016 survey (updated in March 2017) the fifth lowest paying occupation in this group -- Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers -- still did quite well, with a mean annual wage over $70,000 ($70,290).  This is definitely a well-compensated group.

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here

GPS Your Career

GPS Your Career: According to the BLS, the States with the highest employment level in the Management occupational group are:

California (919,820 workers)
New York (471,740)
Texas (456,030)
Illinois (425,610)
Florida (276,220)

States with the highest concentration of jobs are:

District of Columbia (122.16 per 1,000 jobs)
Massachusetts (77.70)
Illinois (72.09)
Connecticut (70.06)
Oregon (61.96)

The top paying States for this occupation are below.  The Northeast corridor presents a haven for Management positions.

New York ($149,240 annual mean wage)
New Jersey ($147,010)
District of Columbia ($141,240)
Delaware ($138,710)
Connecticut ($133,730)