Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Assistant Operations Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. In the world of Assistant Operations Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $67K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Assistant Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,701 - $67,604
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,996
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$10.46 - $20.58
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$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,701 - $67,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,130  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,167  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,953  
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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$27,551 - $67,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 820
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $20.58  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $32.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,130  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,167  
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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$27,551 - $67,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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.

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Assistant Operations Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager


Assistant Operations Managers seem to wield many 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 29 percent, 20 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Training, and People Management. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Operations Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $47K. Assistant Operations Managers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Assistant Operations Managers in San Antonio enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+24 percent), Denver (+23 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+21 percent). Nashville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (9 percent lower) and Philadelphia (6 percent lower).

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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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 29%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%


Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%


Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 14%

Training
up arrow 15%

Accounting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%
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