Assistant Operations Manager Salary
The average Assistant Operations Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Operations Managers stretch from $29K on the lower end to $69K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. For the most part, Assistant Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Assistant Operations Managers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$33,113 - $70,507|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,781|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,817|
|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).)
|$28,921 - $68,519|
|Hourly Rate||$11.64 - $20.72|
|Overtime||$16.99 - $32.72|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,781|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,817|
|Total Pay (||$28,921 - $68,519|
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.Read More...
An assistant operations manager generally needs a bachelor's degree or equivalent work history as an administrative assistant. They need strong organizational skills to maintain the operation manager's records and compile reports. Strong communication skills, on the phone and in person, are a must; they also must be able to effectively communicate orders from the operations manager to personnel. They also must be able to effectively train personnel, communicate with potential or existing clients, and make recommendations that increase business revenue when possible. Also communicating to new employees and properly training them is essential. Communication with upper management is also required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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. More often than not, an Operations Manager role is the next step for Assistant Operations Managers moving up in the field. Operations Managers usually make $59K per year. Many other Assistant Operations Managers choose to take on an Office Manager role, where salaries are typically $38K.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 8 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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
For those looking to make money, Assistant Operations Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), San Antonio (+14 percent), Las Vegas (+14 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers in Colorado Springs and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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