Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Assistant Operations Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K annually. In the world of Assistant Operations Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $28K and $67K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Operations Managers (51 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,690 - $67,517
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,953
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$10.43 - $20.61
(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
$30,690 - $67,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,142  
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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$27,515 - $67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.43 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $32.17  
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 - $7,142  
   
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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$27,515 - $67,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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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For Assistant Operations Managers, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager


Assistant Operations Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Assistant Operations Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. For Assistant Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. 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


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assistant Operations Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Denver (+23 percent), and Chicago (+22 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Nashville is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (9 percent lower) and Philadelphia (6 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 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
24%
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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