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General and Operations Managers in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a General and Operations Manager? Read this first!

8.4% Jobs Projection
$102,660 Median Salary
11,340 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for General and Operations Managers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for General and Operations Managers in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • General and Operations Managers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many General and Operations Managers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 122,790 workers employed as General and Operations Managers in this state in 2018.

There were 118,820 General and Operations Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,970 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 30,330 General and Operations Managers working in it, which means Illinois has more General and Operations Managers than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for General and Operations Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.1%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 11,340 annual job openings, and 133,360 total jobs in 2026 for General and Operations Managers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 210,700 annual jobs and 2,468,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do General and Operations Managers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for General and Operations Managers ranged from $41,940 to $208,000 with $102,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.17 to $100. The median hourly rate was $49.35.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $48.9 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.45.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for General and Operations Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most General and Operations Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 98,380 $110,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 23,600 $96,990
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 3,220 $80,830
Peoria, IL 3,190 $94,710
Rockford, IL 2,520 $83,470
Bloomington, IL 2,130 $85,520
Springfield, IL 1,980 $81,930
Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,550 $85,750
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 790 $72,350
Decatur, IL 680 $80,690
Carbondale-Marion, IL 640 $71,120
Kankakee, IL 630 $69,390
Danville, IL 320 $64,680

Top States for General and Operations Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most General and Operations Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 249,800 $114,110
Texas 195,730 $101,580
New York 163,250 $129,690
Florida 123,800 $92,180
Illinois 122,790 $102,660
Georgia 85,920 $92,450
Pennsylvania 80,160 $112,620
Massachusetts 77,580 $110,760
Ohio 58,980 $96,110
Michigan 58,140 $101,270
Indiana 54,610 $82,230
North Carolina 54,330 $108,750
Virginia 52,440 $124,990
Arizona 50,540 $85,280
Maryland 48,180 $119,460
Washington 47,770 $104,160
Missouri 46,490 $81,500
Minnesota 46,440 $93,540
Utah 44,760 $66,670
New Jersey 43,070 $140,130

Below are the states where General and Operations Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $140,990
New Jersey $140,130
Rhode Island $134,840
Connecticut $131,310
New York $129,690
Delaware $125,970
Virginia $124,990
Maryland $119,460
California $114,110
Pennsylvania $112,620

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