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Business Operations Manager Salary

Business Operations Managers in the United States take home an average $68K per year. In the world of Business Operations Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $40K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $16K and profit sharing that approaches $15K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $29K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and years of experience. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$40,852 - $108,100
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MEDIAN: $67,612
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$12.43 - $33.57
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,852 - $108,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,631  
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $14,846  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$39,824 - $116,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $33.57  
   
Overtime
$6.64 - $41.65  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,631  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$1,001 - $14,846  
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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$39,824 - $116,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Business Operations Manager

  • Devise strategies for improvement throughout different departments such as human resources, finance, and accounting.
  • Set the rules, regulations and processes for employees and participate in the financial decisions of the company.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Business Operations Manager


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Business Operations Managers who move on to become Business Operations Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Business Operations Directors get paid an average of $90K per year. As Business Operations Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $58K. Another common career choice for Business Operations Managers is to move into a Financial Controller role — this promotion usually pays $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Intel Corporation — the median salary there is $143K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey results imply that Business Operations Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Quickbooks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Business Operations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Business Operations Managers bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $82K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Operations Managers, 77 percent higher than the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Phoenix (+16 percent). Business Operations Managers in Austin report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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What is it like working as a Business Operations Manager?

Business Operations Manager in Minneapolis:
"My position aligns with my future growth."
Pros: Perks, work flexibility, Variation of work, hub of information, communication, part of leadership.
Cons: Not being on-site to hear "hallway" conversations as well as building virtual relationships. My team is offshore and I'm unable to travel there to meet them in person.

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Experience Affects Business Operations Manager Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries





Operations Management
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National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 463 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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