Business Operations Analyst Salary

The average Business Operations Analyst in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Earnings generally vary between $40K and $83K per year. Overall cash earnings for Business Operations Analysts stretch from $40K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Business Operations Analysts (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,472 - $80,281
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$39K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,701
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$15.65 - $36.74
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,472 - $80,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,296  
Profit Sharing
$482.61 - $6,665  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$39,535 - $83,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,024
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $36.74  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $43.22  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,296  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$482.61 - $6,665  
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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$39,535 - $83,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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Job Description for Business Operations Analyst

Business operations analysts are in charge of conducting extensive, accurate analyses of their organization's existing business operations. Their main duties includes gathering data and developing solutions meet business needs. They write detailed reports based on their recommendations and communicate their findings (in writing and through presentations) to upper management. Business operations analysts perform gap analysis, support data collection, and gather documentation. They also analyze cross-departmental business processes for efficiency.

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Business Operations Analyst Tasks

  • Determine, implement, and evaluate business metrics to meet ongoing organizational or customer information needs.
  • Analyze and report on complex data to meet customer needs.
  • Communicate complex data in comprehensible ways.
  • Identify user needs from user requests and develop strategies by which to meet those needs.
  • Critically evaluate information from multiple sources and clearly indicate quality of final analysis.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Analyst


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Boeing Company, EMC Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc, and Dish Network Corporation are all popular places to work. Business Operations Analysts flock to Cisco Systems Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $80K lead the pack in compensation; however, Cisco Systems Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $60K at one end to $149K at the other end. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Boeing Company, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Nationstar Mortgage LLC, where Business Operations Analysts typically earn around $73K, $64K, or $60K, respectively.

Offering a median salary of only $50K, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $32K to $66K isn't that wide, either. Other low-paying employers include Dish Network Corporation at $54K and EMC Corporation at $60K, though some Business Operations Analysts there earn up to $95K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Business Analysis and Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Operations Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Business Operations Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Business Operations Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Operations Analysts, 34 percent higher than the national average. Business Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Charlotte and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Business Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Analyst Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 18%


Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
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Operations Management
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SQL
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Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%