What is the average IQ of top managers?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Aubrianna Burnett



What is the average IQ of top managers?

IQ doesn't help with all of life's problems, it actually hurts your people skills as well as your sales ability because it cannot relate to the problems faced by most of humanity.

So while I don't know the true IQ range for "top managers," it would probably be total nonsense if I did. After all, a good manager is likely to have about 15 IQ points higher than the average manager. OIA: Smart enough to provide information, but not smart enough not to relate to the issues your teams are facing.

Managers are likely to be 100 or less and not high emotional IQ. I can see why they would do better except when it comes to legal issues and then they don't seem to educate themselves on various laws. If they have an easily accessible HR department, I'm sure they run it very well. The last manager I worked under violated so many state and federal laws from day one and showed no knowledge of what she was doing as illegal. I was stunned, absolutely stunned. You couldn't educate her because it was as if her mind was on such a deep path that the new information made her very angry and turned on.

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Managers are likely to be 100 or less and not high emotional IQ. I can see why they would do better except when it comes to legal issues and then they don't seem to educate themselves on various laws. If they have an easily accessible HR department, I'm sure they run it very well. The last manager I worked under violated so many state and federal laws from day one and showed no knowledge of what she was doing as illegal. I was stunned, absolutely stunned. You couldn't educate her because it was as if her mind was so on a deep track that the new information made her very angry and she ignored it anyway.

It will probably vary substantially depending on the sociocultural and economic context.

In a recently collected sample of 215 Brazilian adults who work in public or private companies in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, Pernambuco, the following was obtained:

So the answer here is around an IQ of 119 or close to the top 10% in intelligence.

Some studies have suggested that executives in America's top companies have IQs that range from 120 to 135, with most being in the gifted range of 130 to 135, with some actually exceeding 140. These They are Fortune 500 companies.

There are a lot of negative responses here so I'll try to provide something of value. Let me start my answer by saying that IQ is a somewhat limited measure, that it can only be determined by professional testing, and that it does not take into account personal conviction and other factors.

The average IQ on most tests is set to 100. While many computer programmers have a college degree, and while programming requires some intelligence, I have not seen evidence to suggest that even good programmers have IQ scores substantially higher than average. Many employed programmers are not that good and basic progress

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There are a lot of negative responses here so I'll try to provide something of value. Let me start my answer by saying that IQ is a somewhat limited measure, that it can only be determined by professional testing, and that it does not take into account personal conviction and other factors.

The average IQ on most tests is set to 100. While many computer programmers have a college degree, and while programming requires some intelligence, I have not seen evidence to suggest that even good programmers have IQ scores substantially higher than average. Many employed programmers are not that great, and basic programming is quite mechanical (compared to something like medical research). I would be surprised if the average programmer's IQ was below 100, but it is also highly unlikely that the number is, say, 130. Robert Hauser of the University of Wisconsin - Madison has estimated the IQ of various professions. 1 Their findings are represented by the table below. (I cannot attest to the veracity of this investigation).

As you can see, computer occupations are near the top (well, bottom) in terms of median IQ at around 110. That's notably above the median IQ of 110, but not extremely. According to this graph, you have to be in the top percentile to have an IQ of 130 as a programmer, and these people would not all be high-level, just as the best scientists are not necessarily the ones with the highest IQ.

This seems quite reasonable to me given my experience with computer programmers and IQ, but I'm not the most qualified person to guess. (Also, not the entire list is completely in line with my intuition.) Also, while this chart is referenced frequently, it is almost certainly at least somewhat inaccurate, perhaps very inaccurate. I do not claim to have examined the study in detail.

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1 http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/98-07.pdf

Intelligence is a sensitive subject. It is socially desirable to the extent that society considers it desirable. This is a difficult question to answer precisely. There are different types of psychologists. I am a social and organizational psychologist and I use psychometric tests in my work. But there are other types.

68% of people score around the average for a similar age group for that country. To obtain a degree and then a graduate degree and to be able to conduct research, a minimum of 110 CI would be required. Obviously some get much higher scores. But there is no published research for the average. Alfred has p

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Intelligence is a sensitive subject. It is socially desirable to the extent that society considers it desirable. This is a difficult question to answer precisely. There are different types of psychologists. I am a social and organizational psychologist and I use psychometric tests in my work. But there are other types.

68% of people score around the average for a similar age group for that country. To obtain a degree and then a graduate degree and to be able to conduct research, a minimum of 110 CI would be required. Obviously some get much higher scores. But there is no published research for the average. Alfred has posted a few scores below, but omits a reference for the numbers.

Interestingly, social psychology research shows that we all like to think of ourselves as above average. In the 1970s, drivers who collided with their cars and were hospitalized declared that they were above average. Convicted criminals, in another investigation, claimed that they were more moral than non-convicts, and definitely much more moral than other convicts. We do this to feel good about ourselves. It's a human thing. Alfred down, put physicists on top. And Alfred knows ... physics ... yes. So Alfred, it seems you succumbed to the effect better than average.

By the way, Richard Fyneman, the winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, had an IQ of 124. His QED theory is the most accurate theory in all human understanding except mathematical proofs. However, his personality was very important. He was inquisitive. He scored high on openness to experience. And he was extrovert. Extraversion is helpful, as long as one can get away from distractions, because extraverts are optimistic, enthusiastic, and vigorous. They are also ambitious.

Asians don't have a concept of IQ or ability. If they fail at something, they explain it in terms of not having worked hard enough. They take setbacks in stride and don't give up. American students attach great importance to IQ and give up very easily, explaining their failure in terms of lack of ability. So IQ is not always helpful.

There are two types of IQ. One is fluent. This is the raw processing power or processing speed. It can be measured by speed. In fact, simple reaction times to noise or smells are a good indicator of this. The other type is called crystallized intelligence, this is a repository of knowledge. As we age, our fluid intelligence declines, beginning in our late 20s, but crystallized intelligence continues to grow. Older people compensate for the lack of speed with more knowledge and intuition. To prolong a high IQ, it is important to exercise, not smoke, keep your arteries healthy, and maintain a healthy weight. And do some mental work. It must be hard work to be useful.

To return to your question. We do not know. Only psychologists must be at least above average to conduct research. Roy Baumeister conducted research showing that psychologists are the best at reasoning. And that's because we learn about biases and how to minimize them. The engineers were second.

Average IQ score of people in various occupations, taken from a variety of Western studies

Professors and researchers ....... 131, 134
Physicians and surgeons ............ 128
Lawyers .................... .................... 128
Counters ............................ ...... 119, 128
Engineers (civil and mechanical) 125
School teachers ............................ 121, 123
General managers in business ... 122
Education administrators ... 122
Stenographers ........................... ... 119, 121
Pharmacists .................................. 120
Nurses ....... ...... .............................. 119
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Average IQ score of people in various occupations, taken from a variety of Western studies

Professors and researchers ....... 131, 134
Physicians and surgeons ............ 128
Lawyers .................... .................... 128
Counters ............................ ...... 119, 128
Engineers (civil and mechanical) 125
School teachers ............................ 121, 123
General managers in business ... 122
Education administrators ... 122
Stenographers ........................... ... 119, 121
Pharmacists .................................. 120
Nurses ....... ...... .............................. 119
Senior Secretaries ........... ...... ............... 118
Managers, production ................. 118
Employees (general) ... ........................ 118
Managers, various ........... 116
Cashiers .. ..................................... 116
Industrial foremen ...... .... ............ 114
Sellers ................................ .... 114
Secretaries ........................................... 112
Electricians ... ............. 109
Policemen ............ ....................... . 108
Mechanics ........................ ............ 106
Machine operator ....... ........ 105
Store
managers ........ .................. 103 Shopkeepers .......... .................... .103
Butchers ........................... ............ 103
Carpenters, construction .... ... 102
Warehouse men ... 98
Carpenters and cabinetmakers 97
Machine operator ......................... 97
Cooks and bakers ....... ............ ..... 97
Drivers, truck and van ................... 97
Workers ...... ............ ...................... 96
Small farmers ............. ............ ....... 96
Gardeners ............................. ........ 95 Unskilled
worker. .......................... 90
Factory Packers and Sorters ........ 85

No ... it's never like that.

The measurement of intelligence varies according to a person's vision of judging the knowledge of the subjects that the opposite person possesses, since someone who has a sharp mathematical brain to solve an analytical problem will turn it into intellect, while for others who have a methodological approach will arrive at a solution (or any innovative idea) as in physics it makes you a genius. But when it comes to medicine, neither of the above two said. Medicine is a subject of deep knowledge of human structures, their relationship with different causal organisms and the causes, effects and r

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No ... it's never like that.

The measurement of intelligence varies according to a person's vision of judging the knowledge of the subjects that the opposite person possesses, since someone who has a sharp mathematical brain to solve an analytical problem will turn it into intellect, while for others who have a methodological approach will arrive at a solution (or any innovative idea) as in physics it makes you a genius. But when it comes to medicine, neither of the above two said. Medicine is a subject of deep knowledge of human structures, their relationship with different causal organisms and the causes, effects and results of human behavior with the world around it. Also in this case, as a surgeon, you have to make a quick decision, but that also comes after years of practice and experience. In medicine, all we practice is the set of written foundations (unique for each human body) that, unlike any other disciple, does not require updating with the latest technology. And we don't try to innovate or create any kind of material that engineers try to create.

So, you will see that there is no way for you to be an analytical thinker or innovative problem solver that becomes a decision to become a doctor. It's the commitment to service and a sense of philanthropy that makes the profession great, and sometimes even compared to God. Any so-called IQ level (or average intelligence) can become a doctor. The only thing that becomes mandatory is that he or she must have the zeal, enthusiasm and commitment to serve along with enormous patience to study for 8 to 10 consecutive years to become a doctor. The last two points are becoming increasingly important today.

100 is the average, a good IQ for a typical electrician, plumber, machine operator, etc. 110-115 is a good IQ for clerical work, financial analyst, bank manager, lawyer, etc. , civil, elec, informatics. As Charles Murray says, you probably don't need an IQ of 145 to be a good programmer, but 120 is the minimum to be competitive. So I guess those guys at Google and most of the leading tech companies are posting around 120-130. Maybe 135-140 for the best programmers. Like Sergei Brin, they come from families in which both mother and father are

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100 is the average, a good IQ for a typical electrician, plumber, machine operator, etc. 110-115 is a good IQ for clerical work, financial analyst, bank manager, lawyer, etc. , civil, elec, informatics. As Charles Murray says, you probably don't need an IQ of 145 to be a good programmer, but 120 is the minimum to be competitive. So I guess those guys at Google and most of the leading tech companies are posting around 120-130. Maybe 135-140 for the best programmers. Like Sergei Brin, they come from families in which both mother and father are engineers. Not only is the IQ important, but the profile is also critical, you could have a verbal IQ of 130, but it won't do much good in computing. Spatial IQ, also called performance IQ, is a must for any engineering task.

around 125. Professions with the highest IQs are judge (like my father), teacher, especially engineering and science. You can do most jobs, including CEO, with an IQ over 115. If you are a CEO and your IQ is too high, your employees may have trouble understanding you. The same goes for politicians. It's great to be smart (like Bill Clinton with an IQ of 137). But if you are a genius (over 150 IQ), you may have trouble communicating. CEOs have to communicate a lot. I think this is why company founders, who are sometimes at this genius IQ level, have to hand over the reins to a ne

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around 125. Professions with the highest IQs are judge (like my father), teacher, especially engineering and science. You can do most jobs, including CEO, with an IQ over 115. If you are a CEO and your IQ is too high, your employees may have trouble understanding you. The same goes for politicians. It's great to be smart (like Bill Clinton with an IQ of 137). But if you are a genius (over 150 IQ), you may have trouble communicating. CEOs have a lot to communicate. I think this is why company founders, who sometimes have this level of IQ of genius, have to hand over the reins to a new CEO, who may not be that smart, but better at communication and has greater empathy and 'EQ'. Founders sometimes don't have a great EQ.

The average IQ of the general population is 100. Not too long ago a large study was done on what the average IQ was per field and this is what they found for engineers.

Civil Engineering - 122

Industrial Engineering - 122

Mechanical Engineer - 125.5

Electrical Engineer - 126

Chemical Engineer - 127.5

It is worth mentioning that if you have an IQ of 115 or more, then you are smarter than 83% of the population. Engineers are usually VERY smart people. However, it should be noted that although engineers score very well on IQ, their social intelligence is below

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The average IQ of the general population is 100. Not too long ago a large study was done on what the average IQ was per field and this is what they found for engineers.

Civil Engineering - 122

Industrial Engineering - 122

Mechanical Engineer - 125.5

Electrical Engineer - 126

Chemical Engineer - 127.5

It is worth mentioning that if you have an IQ of 115 or more, then you are smarter than 83% of the population. Engineers are usually VERY smart people. However, it should be noted that although engineers score extremely good on IQ, their social intelligence is below average in many other fields. That is why engineers at my school must take classes to teach them general social skills and how to interact with people.

The correlation between IQ and profession is surprisingly weak. Better to ignore it and certainly not take it seriously.

The other thing to note about IQ is that it is not as objective as a blood test. There is a substantial proportion of the population that refuses to take IQ tests or if they feel compelled to take an IQ test they refuse to cooperate. I am a contrary and refused to cooperate with the bastards because I was suspicious of what they were doing. I was right.

People are obsessed with seemingly low scores and what the average score is. More interesting is the rather obvious finding of t

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The correlation between IQ and profession is surprisingly weak. Better to ignore it and certainly not take it seriously.

The other thing to note about IQ is that it is not as objective as a blood test. There is a substantial proportion of the population that refuses to take IQ tests or if they feel compelled to take an IQ test they refuse to cooperate. I am a contrary and refused to cooperate with the bastards because I was suspicious of what they were doing. I was right.

People are obsessed with seemingly low scores and what the average score is. More interesting is the rather obvious finding from the graph is that even in very intellectually demanding professions there are very few people with scores above 130. Why? I'll give you a completely politically incorrect reason. Most of those with scores above 130 get nowhere because they CAN'T BE TAUGHT. I am a PhD STEM and I know it.

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