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General and Operations Managers

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.

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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.

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Top executives work in nearly every industry. They work for large and small businesses, ranging from companies in which they are the only employee to firms with thousands of employees. Top executives often work many hours, including evenings and weekends. In 2014, about half worked more than 40 hours per week. Travel is common, particularly for chief executives.

General and Operations Managers

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Salary Breakdown

General and Operations Managers

$99,490

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$37,340

ENTRY LEVEL

$78,530

MID LEVEL

$190,470

EXPERT LEVEL

$47.83

AVERAGE HOURLY

$17.95

ENTRY LEVEL

$37.75

MID LEVEL

$91.57

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

General and Operations Managers

1,646

Current Available Jobs

65,130

Projected job openings through 2030

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General and Operations Managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

General and Operations Managers

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KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Personnel and Human Resources

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

S

SKILL

Speaking

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Speech Clarity

A

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

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