Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Assistant Operations Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K annually. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Operations Managers stretch from $28K on the lower end to $68K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Operations Managers (50 percent) survey respondents. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,623 - $68,257
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,987
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$10.48 - $21.17
(Median)
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$15
$21
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
$30,623 - $68,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,401  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,219  
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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$27,603 - $68,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $21.17  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $32.75  
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 - $7,401  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,219  
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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$27,603 - $68,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285

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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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Advancing into an Operations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Operations Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $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 32 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Assistant Operations Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Assistant Operations Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Operations Managers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+33 percent), San Antonio (+24 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), and Atlanta (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (7 percent less) and Washington (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Operations Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 32%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%


Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%


Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 15%

Training
up arrow 15%

Accounting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%