Management Occupation Profiles


The Management occupation profiles below include specific information about the nature of the work; average earnings; underlying training and education; related occupations; and corresponding academic programs.

Climb the career ladder with challenging jobs opportunities in management. Discover project management programs, manager training opportunities, property management, and more.

Fast Facts: As of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 6,152,650 employed in the Management occupational group earning the mean annual income of $100,310.

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What’s Hot: If financial reward is a motivating force, the Management occupational group can be extremely lucrative. All occupations listed in this section’s Best Paid Top 10 average over $100,000 annually, 18 of the 34 occupations average over $90,000 and 24 (or 70%) average over $75,000.

What’s Not:Legislators” officially represent the Least Paid of the occupations averaging $37,980 annually. This can be somewhat ‘unrepresentative’ as many positions are part-time and the legislators make significant sums during their ‘off hours’ as for example, lawyers and investment bankers.

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.