Business Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Business Operations Managers in the United States is around $68K annually. Total cash earnings of Business Operations Managers range from $40K on the low end to $118K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $15K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Business Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,072 - $108,811
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$41K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,446
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$12.36 - $32.97
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MEDIAN: $20
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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
$41,072 - $108,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,151  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $14,859  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
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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$40,149 - $117,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,687
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $32.97  
   
Overtime
$6.50 - $42.61  
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 - $16,151  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $14,859  
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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$40,149 - $117,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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Many Business Operations Managers move into a Business Operations Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $89K per year. Given that the median pay is $58K, it may be surprising to find that a Human Resources Manager is the most common role for Business Operations Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Financial Controller role — which pays $77K — is also typical for Business Operations Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


For Business Operations Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Intel Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $143K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Business Operations Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Budget Management, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Business Operations Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Business Operations Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Operations Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 75 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), Phoenix (+23 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Business Operations Managers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

Business Operations Manager Reviews

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
$69,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries




Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 408 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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