Business Operations Analyst Salary

Average Business Operations Analysts in the United States make around $56K per year. Compensation ranges between $40K and $83K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Business Operations Analysts can bottom out near $40K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Male Business Operations Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,708 - $80,249
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$40K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,930
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$15.64 - $36.82
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,708 - $80,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,325  
Profit Sharing
$481.24 - $6,706  
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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$39,933 - $83,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $36.82  
   
Overtime
$21.77 - $43.14  
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 - $8,325  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
Profit Sharing
$481.24 - $6,706  
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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$39,933 - $83,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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


Many Business Operations Analysts can be found at The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cisco Systems Inc, Dish Network Corporation, and EMC Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Cisco Systems Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($81K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $60K to $113K. Business Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries at The Boeing Company (+$74K), Navy Federal Credit Union (+$64K), and EMC Corporation (+$63K).

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $50K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $32K while workers on the upper end may rake in $66K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Dish Network Corporation ($52K), Nationstar Mortgage LLC ($53K), and Hewlett-Packard Company ($53K).

Popular Skills for Business Operations Analyst


Business Operations Analysts seem to wield many 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. Business Operations Analysts bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $75K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Operations Analysts, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Business Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 7 percent less, 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
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Process Improvement
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SQL
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National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

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 229 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%
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