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Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Average Assistant Operations Managers in the United States make around $45K annually. Total cash compensation to Assistant Operations Managers approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $67K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women Assistant Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,678 - $67,459
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,974
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$10.36 - $20.82
(Median)
$10
$15
$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
$30,678 - $67,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,155  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,199  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,800  
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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$27,375 - $67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 769
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$12.54 - $32.53  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,155  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,199  
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).
)
$27,375 - $67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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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 who move on to become Operations Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Operations Managers get paid an average of $59K per year.

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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 29 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Training, and People Management. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Operations Managers make a median salary of $50K. Assistant Operations Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Operations Managers, 34 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+28 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), San Antonio (+24 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Philadelphia (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
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
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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