Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Assistant Operations Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K per year. In the world of Assistant Operations Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $68K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $5K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. For the most part, Assistant Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,273 - $70,061
$32K
$47K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,264
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$11.49 - $20.82
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MEDIAN: $15.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,273 - $70,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,898  
Commission
$1,680  
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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$27,862 - $67,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $31.33  
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 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$1,680  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,898  
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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$27,862 - $67,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 292

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Operations Manager


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While not commonly seen, Assistant Operations Managers who transition into an Operations Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Operations Managers is $59K per year. With an annual salary of $59K, Operations Manager is the most common role for Assistant Operations Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Office Manager role — which usually pays $38K — is also typical for Assistant Operations Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Human Resources, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Operations Manager

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


For Assistant Operations Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. On average, Assistant Operations Managers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Assistant Operations Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,001

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

Assistant Operations Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), San Antonio (+16 percent), Las Vegas (+16 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Employers also pay below the national average in Colorado Springs (11 percent lower) and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

Assistant Operations Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Assistant Operations Manager

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

▲20%

▲18%

▲11%

National Average
$43,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲24%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲4%

Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Inventory Management
▼2%

Scheduling
▼3%


Information Technology (IT) Support
▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼9%

Training
▼18%

Payroll Administration
▼20%

People Management
▼21%

Accounting
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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