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General Manager Demographics in the US

The average employee age for general managers is 44 years. The general manager workforce reached a whopping 974,878 in 2020!

Among general managers, we discovered that 29.6% of them are women, while 67.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among general managers is White, which makes up 72.8% of all general managers. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of general managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.

General Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 974,878 general managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 29.6% of all general managers are women, while only 67.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed general manager is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of general managers is White (72.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.0%) and Asian (6.0%).
  • The majority of general managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • General managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • General managers are paid an average annual salary of $82,775.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for general managers.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $114,518, the highest in the US.
  • General managers average starting salary is $53,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 86% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid general managers earn as much as $128,000 or more.
  • 18% of all general managers are LGBT.
  • Nevada is the best state for general managers to live.
  • General managers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

General Manager Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among general managers is White, which makes up 72.8% of all general managers. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 72.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.9%
  • Asian, 6.0%
  • Black or African American, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By General Managers

The chart below shows that 54.9% of general managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.4% and German is the third-most popular at 4.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.9%
  • French, 8.4%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Portuguese, 4.2%
  • Italian, 3.8%
  • Other, 24.5%

Types of General Manager Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for general managers. The most common degree for general managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 47% of general managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 16% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 10%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 47%
  • Associate degree, 16%
  • High School Diploma degree, 10%
  • Masters degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 21%

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General Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among general managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

General Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the general manager position over time.

Male
Female
76%
73%
71%
68%
66%
63%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

General Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of general managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a General Manager Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of general managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That General Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 327,520 general managers resumes, we figured out that the average general manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

General Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of general manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of general managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

General Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
General Manager67%30%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
General Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of General Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to general managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Engineering Manager15.08%
General Manager17.88%
Supply Chain Manager, Sustainability And Energy18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Health Services Administrator28.57%
Director Of Outreach29.21%

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General Manager Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$70,613
female-income
Female Income
$60,917

General Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$84,794
$80,173
$75,553
$70,932
$66,311
$61,690
$57,069
$52,449
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

General Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$68,850
Some College/ Associate Degree$75,553
Bachelor's Degree$87,941
Master's Degree$113,434

General Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$126,721
$113,434
$100,147
$86,859
$73,572
$60,285
$46,998
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do General Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where general managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are General Managers Located?

By looking through more than 327,520 resumes, we found that the most popular places for general managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of General Managers

Where Are General Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country general managers are in the most demand.

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General Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ general managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most general managers is the hospitality industry.

What Percentage Of General Manager Jobs Are Remote?

0.1% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

99.9% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire general managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies General Manager Work In

Employees with the general manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most general managers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Top Industries Hiring General Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ general managers. Those industries include hospitality, retail and professional.

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Professional

Transportation