Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 807,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. 

The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,590 in May 2017, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Administrative Services ManagersBachelor's degree$94,020
Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing ManagersBachelor's degree$129,380
Architectural and Engineering ManagersBachelor's degree$137,720
Compensation and Benefits ManagersBachelor's degree$119,120
Computer and Information Systems ManagersBachelor's degree$139,220
Construction ManagersBachelor's degree$91,370
Elementary, Middle, and High School PrincipalsMaster's degree$94,390
Emergency Management DirectorsBachelor's degree$72,760
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural ManagersHigh school diploma or equivalent$69,620
Financial ManagersBachelor's degree$125,080
Food Service ManagersHigh school diploma or equivalent$52,030
Human Resources ManagersBachelor's degree$110,120
Industrial Production ManagersBachelor's degree$100,580
Lodging ManagersHigh school diploma or equivalent$51,800
Medical and Health Services ManagersBachelor's degree$98,350
Natural Sciences ManagersBachelor's degree$118,970
Postsecondary Education AdministratorsMaster's degree$92,360
Preschool and Childcare Center DirectorsBachelor's degree$46,890
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association ManagersHigh school diploma or equivalent$58,670
Public Relations and Fundraising ManagersBachelor's degree$111,280
Sales ManagersBachelor's degree$121,060
Social and Community Service ManagersBachelor's degree$64,100
Top ExecutivesBachelor's degree$104,700
Training and Development ManagersBachelor's degree$108,250
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Occupations, on the Internet at