Business Operations Analyst Salary

Business Operations Analysts in the United States take home an average $56K annually. Pay generally varies between $40K and $83K per year. In the world of Business Operations Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $83K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Business Operations Analysts making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Operations Analysts. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,749 - $80,263
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$40K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,005
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$15.63 - $36.91
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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
$39,749 - $80,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,349  
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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$39,987 - $83,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,045
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $36.91  
   
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 - $8,349  
   
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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$39,987 - $83,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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


Business Operations Analysts fill the offices of leading firms The Boeing Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cisco Systems Inc, Dish Network Corporation, and EMC Corporation. Cisco Systems Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $81K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $60K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $113K. 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 comfortable $74K, $64K, or $63K, respectively.

Offering a median of only $50K, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $32K on the lower end and $66K on the higher end. 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


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 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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 many Business Operations Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Business Operations Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. 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


With a pay rate for Business Operations Analysts that is 33 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Operations Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Charlotte and 7 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
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: 76% employee benefits None: 7%
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