Business Operations Manager Salary
With a median pay of $143K, Intel Corporation Business Operations Managers make much more than the national average ($71K per year) for those in this field. Also paying near the top of the field are Cisco Systems Inc at $139K, Microsoft Corp at $107K, and EMC Corporation, where Business Operations Managers annually earn $82K. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Business Operations Manager
Business operations managers are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a business and ensuring that everything is running smoothly. This position can be mentally demanding, as they must be able to handle any problems that arise without constant supervision.Read More...
Business operations managers are expected to maintain healthy relationships with their supervisors, as well as the employees underneath them who may still be learning, and keep morale high among all employees. This position typically requires a bachelor's degree in a business-related field and/or equivalent work experience, and strong organizational and planning skills and experience with Microsoft Excel are highly beneficial. Although the hours for this position can vary, business operations managers should expect to work a full-time schedule which requires a strong work ethic and the ability to think quickly to solve problems.
Business Operations Manager Tasks
- Identify, plan and develop strategies and processes for the common daily operations of a business to ensure the financial needs and goals of a company are met.
- Set the rules, regulations and processes for employees and participate in the financial decisions of the company.
- Devise strategies for improvement throughout different departments such as human resources, finance, and accounting.
Common Career Paths for Business Operations Manager
There are some Business Operations Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into VPs of Operations, where earnings are an average $123K annually. The most common next step for a Business Operations Manager is to become a Business Operations Director or a Director of Operations. The former position pays an additional $19K per year on average, and the latter position pays $18K more per year.
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Business Operations Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounting, Human Resources, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Budget Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Financial Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Business Operations Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. Business Operations Managers bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Business Operations Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $77K.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Business Operations Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+44 percent), Boston (+29 percent), Austin (+29 percent), and New York (+24 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.
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