Assistant Operations Manager Salary

Assistant Operations Managers in the United States can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Cash earnings for Assistant Operations Managers — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $68K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Men working as Assistant Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Most Assistant Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,594 - $70,773
$33K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,281
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$11.57 - $20.89
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MEDIAN: $15.66
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National Salary 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
Salary
$32,594 - $70,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,107  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,868  
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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$28,667 - $68,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 669
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $20.89  
   
Overtime
$16.65 - $31.89  
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 - $9,107  
   
Commission
$1,680  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,868  
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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$28,667 - $68,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308

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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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It's not very common for Assistant Operations Managers to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. 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


Assistant Operations Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Human Resources, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 8 percent, and 3 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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 600 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Assistant Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 197 salaries. An Assistant Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,590

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

Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), San Antonio (+15 percent), Las Vegas (+15 percent), and New York (+7 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Colorado Springs (12 percent lower) and Los Angeles (10 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 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$44,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲22%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Inventory Management
▼3%

Scheduling
▼4%


Information Technology (IT) Support
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼10%

Training
▼19%

Payroll Administration
▼21%

People Management
▼22%

Accounting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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