Best and worst paying management jobs in the U.S. 2018

This graph shows management jobs in the United States as of May 2018, ranked by mean annual wage. In 2018, natural sciences managers had an average annual pay of 139,680 U.S. dollars in the United States.

Ranking of management jobs in the United States as of May 2018, by mean annual wage

Average annual pay in U.S. dollars
Chief Executives 200,140
Computer and Information Systems Managers 152,860
Architectural and Engineering Managers 148,970
Marketing Managers 147,240
Financial Managers 146,830
Sales Managers 140,320
Natural Sciences Managers 139,680
Advertising and Promotions Managers 133,090
Compensation and Benefits Managers 132,860
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 131,570
Human Resources Managers 126,700
Purchasing Managers 125,630
General and Operations Managers 123,880
Training and Development Managers 121,730
Managers, All Other 115,590
Medical and Health Services Managers 113,730
Industrial Production Managers 113,370
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 111,210
Administrative Services Managers 106,050
Construction Managers 103,110
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 102,850
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 98,750
Funeral Service Managers 93,820
Education Administrators, All Other 89,570
Gaming Managers 85,260
Emergency Management Directors 82,570
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 79,940
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 77,040
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 71,730
Social and Community Service Managers 71,670
Lodging Managers 62,270
Food Service Managers 58,960
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 53,990
Legislators 47,620
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

May 2018

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