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.

$43,538 - $112,458
(Median)
$44K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,053
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$13.76 - $31.40
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,538 - $112,458  
   
Bonus
$516 - $20,044  
Profit Sharing
$2.00 - $11,478  
Commission
$507 - $14,795  
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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$40,515 - $121,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $31.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$21.45 - $41.72  
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
$516 - $20,044  
   
Commission
$507 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$2.00 - $11,478  
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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$40,515 - $121,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.

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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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Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


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

National Average: $70,938

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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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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
$71,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries





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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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