Business Operations Analyst Salary

Business Operations Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $56K annually. Earnings sit near $40K on the lower side but can approach $83K per year on the higher side. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Business Operations Analysts can bottom out near $40K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. Men make up a slight majority of Business Operations Analysts (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,745 - $80,081

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$15.61 - $36.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,745 - $80,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,609  
Profit Sharing
$480.05 - $6,724  
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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$39,896 - $83,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,045
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $36.34  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $43.22  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,609  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$480.05 - $6,724  
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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$39,896 - $83,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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


The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cisco Systems Inc, Dish Network Corporation, and EMC Corporation are all popular places to work. For Business Operations Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at Cisco Systems Inc; in fact, average earnings are around $82K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($60K versus $112K) is great. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Boeing Company, Navy Federal Credit Union, and EMC Corporation, top-paying firms where Business Operations Analysts rake in a $74K, $64K, or $63K, respectively.

Employees at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Dish Network Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Company can also expect below-average earnings of $50K, $52K, and $53K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Analyst


Business Operations Analysts report using a deep pool of skills 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 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Operations Analysts make a median salary of $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Business Operations Analysts in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Operations Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Chicago (12 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 17%


Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 7%
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