Business Operations Analyst Salary

Median pay for Business Operations Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $57K annually. Pay ranges from $41K on the low end to $85K per year on the high end. Total incomes of Business Operations Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $9K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $85K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Men working as Business Operations Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,288 - $81,161
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$40K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,840
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$15.84 - $35.86
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$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,288 - $81,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,217  
Profit Sharing
$488.77 - $7,105  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$40,633 - $84,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $35.86  
   
Overtime
$22.03 - $44.61  
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 - $9,217  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$488.77 - $7,105  
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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$40,633 - $84,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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


Cisco Systems Inc, EMC Corporation, The Boeing Company, Dish Network Corporation, and Accenture are top-notch employers for Business Operations Analysts in this area. Employees of Cisco Systems Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $82K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $61K to $112K. The Boeing Company, Navy Federal Credit Union, and EMC Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Business Operations Analysts earning around $68K, $64K, or $61K at each firm, respectively.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Dish Network Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Company are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($49K, $51K, and $57K respectively).

Popular Skills for Business Operations Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Supply Chain, Strategic Planning, SQL, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $62K. On average, Business Operations Analysts make $71K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,921

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 36 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 (+26 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and New York (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Denver (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Analyst Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 16%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
0%

National Average
$58,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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