Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Assistant Operations Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. The range in cash compensation to Assistant Operations Managers (largely between $28K and $68K) includes potential earnings of $8K from bonuses, $6K from profit sharing, and commissions of $7K in exceptional cases. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Women Assistant Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Operations Managers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,036 - $69,104
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,637
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$10.45 - $20.70
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,036 - $69,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,030  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,904  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,510 - $68,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 969
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $20.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$13.62 - $31.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,571  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,030  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,510 - $68,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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Job Description for Assistant Operations Manager

An assistant operations manager takes the place of the operations manager when necessary and are accountable for maintaining the correct operation of the business in the absence of the operations manager. They generally perform hands-on operations work and handle the administrative responsibilities of the business. They also try to improve the operations of the business by giving effective, actionable feedback to the operations manager. Assistant operations managers must be detail-oriented and stay on task, as well as efficient in scheduling and able to manage the operations manager's calendar of events.

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Assistant Operations Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on budget, costs and income.
  • Handle routine tasks and customer problems and escalate unusual or high priority items.
  • Audit and place orders for equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Manage daily activities, including staffing, scheduling, and customer interactions.
  • Coach and train employees and staff.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Operations Manager


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Assistant Operations Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. The most common career progression for Assistant Operations Managers leads to becoming an Operations Manager, where average pay is $59K annually. However, many Assistant Operations Managers also opt to become Office Managers. Typically, an Office Manager brings home $38K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager


Assistant Operations Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Data Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management, Accounting, and Training. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Operations Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Assistant Operations Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,001

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Operations Managers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). In Philadelphia, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Dallas and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

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What is it like working as an Assistant Operations Manager?

Assistant Operations Manager in Phoenix:
Pros: The work environment, my coworkers, and the fact that we try to help people be happier and healthier in their professional lives.
Cons: The micromanagmental of certain procedural issues.

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Experience Affects Assistant Operations Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 27%

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%


Human Resources
up arrow 8%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 14%

Training
up arrow 16%

Accounting
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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