Business Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Business Operations Managers in the United States is around $70K per year. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Business Operations Managers spread between $40K and $120K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Business Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,545 - $110,575
(Median)
$42K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,123
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$12.86 - $34.22
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$13
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,545 - $110,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
Profit Sharing
$978 - $14,896  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,521  
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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$40,428 - $119,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $34.22  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $43.49  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,085  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,521  
Profit Sharing
$978 - $14,896  
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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$40,428 - $119,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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.

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Business Operations Manager Tasks

  • 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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As Business Operations Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Financial Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Financial Officers earn $123K on average per year. Becoming a Business Operations Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Business Operations Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $90K. Another frequent advance is for Business Operations Managers to assume a Human Resources Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $58K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


Dominating the field, Cisco Systems Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Microsoft Corp are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Business Operations Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Intel Corporation — the median salary there is $143K.

Hewlett-Packard Company pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $76K, just about half of the top paying company's median.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey results imply that Business Operations Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounting, Human Resources, and Inventory Management. Most people who know Operations Management also know 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.


For many Business Operations Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. For Business Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,397

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

For those looking to make money, Business Operations Managers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 69 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Raleigh (+19 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average.

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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
$70,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries






Operations Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$70,000

Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 342 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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