General and Operations Managers

risk level
Based on 198 votes
by year 2032
or $47.16 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

38% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

User poll

32% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 38% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that General and Operations Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'General and Operations Managers' job openings is expected to rise 6.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'General and Operations Managers' was $98,100, or $47 per hour

'General and Operations Managers' were paid 111.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 3,376,680 people employed as 'General and Operations Managers' within the United States.

This represents around 2.3% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 43 people are employed as 'General and Operations Managers'.

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

SOC Code: 11-1021.00


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Zy Chew (No chance) says
Ample use of human interaction to which the robots have no chance to even understand at all! Hence, no chance! :D
Jun 17, 2023 at 02:41 AM
Milo (No chance) says
This job requires more than just theoretical knowledge. I think a AGI can replace this job, but then again, AGI can replace most jobs. So I think, the experience required to be a plant manager and the human element is not easily replaceable (at least for this generation of workers).
Mar 21, 2021 at 06:05 PM
Evandro Martins (No chance) says
I believe that General Managers hold experience, knowledge and certain business acumen that and AI cannot match.
Jun 22, 2020 at 02:04 PM
Fili (Low) says
Not a chance require many quick response
Mar 17, 2020 at 07:10 PM

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