General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. 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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $28.70/hr
Median: $44.29/hr
Experienced: $67.57/hr

Current Employment
4,134 (2019)

Projected Employment
4,451 (2030)

Growth for General and Operations Managers

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing General and Operations Managers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service1814.4%1%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices 1393.4%2.8%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals1132.7%0.7%
Computer Systems Design Services862.1%1.9%
Limited-Service Restaurants711.7%0.5%

Occupational Tasks

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.