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Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Assistant Operations Managers in the United States can expect wages of $45K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Assistant Operations Managers range from $27K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $6K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Operations Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,627 - $67,824
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,892
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$10.41 - $20.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$30,627 - $67,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,182  
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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$27,409 - $67,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 750
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
$10.41 - $20.78  
   
Overtime
$12.38 - $32.66  
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 - $7,182  
   
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).
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$27,409 - $67,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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


Survey results imply that Assistant Operations Managers deploy a deep pool 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, 21 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Training, and People Management. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. Assistant Operations Managers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Assistant Operations Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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 will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+24 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+18 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (6 percent lower) and Washington (3 percent lower).

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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 21%


Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
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 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

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