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Executive Manager

Find out how to become an executive manager in the administration and business sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Executive Manager is $88,700 - 190,000 annually

What does an Executive Manager do? 

Executive managers oversee the key developmental, employment, and financial decisions of an organisation.

Read more about the management industry.

What are the key skills of an Executive Manager?

Executive managers have a clear vision of where they want their business to go, and help coordinate their people and resources to achieve these goals.

  • Excellent leadership skills; know how to coordinate and manage their employees while still fostering positive relationships
  • Able to establish budgets and make effective financial decisions
  • Can manage contracts and negotiations with internal or external workers
  • Have an analytical and critical mindset for evaluating existing data and making the best business decisions
  • Have sound judgement of character; especially when hiring new employees
  • Are able to keep composure under pressure

How to become an Executive Manager 

If you want to become an Executive Manager, you'll need to have excellent relationship-building skills and be able to confidently make effective decisions that relate to the finance of the business or organisation.

Studying qualifications such as BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Leadership) or BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management are ideal if you want to develop your leadership skills to excel in the business field.

Quick facts

Executive managers can be found in most industries, with most working a full-time position. Here are more key facts on the role of an executive manager.

Employment for this role is expected to decline to 2025, from 43,900 workers in 2020 to 41,800 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    49 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; manufacturing; and construction
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to decline in the next five years. From 43,900 in 2020 to 41,800 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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