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Business Operations Manager Salary

Business Operations Managers in the United States take home approximately $67K per year on average. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $16K each, total incomes of Business Operations Managers generally range from $39K to $116K depending on individual performance. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Business Operations Managers (59 percent) survey respondents.
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,063 - $106,875  
   
Bonus
$243.23 - $15,572  
Profit Sharing
$1,020 - $15,031  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
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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$39,142 - $115,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,856
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Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $34.57  
   
Overtime
$12.31 - $41.16  
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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
$243.23 - $15,572  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$1,020 - $15,031  
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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$39,142 - $115,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Business Operations Director. Business Operations Directors get paid an average $90K per year. A Human Resources Manager role is the most common promotion for Business Operations Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $58K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Business Operations Managers is a Financial Controller position, where earnings are usually $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Cisco Systems Inc — the median salary there is $118K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $91K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $169K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Business Operations Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Quickbooks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. Business Operations Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Operations Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 73 percent greater than the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

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
$68,000


Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 597 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%