Business Operations Manager Salary

Business Operations Managers in the United States can expect wages of $70K annually on average. Total cash incomes of Business Operations Managers run from $40K to $120K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K, profit sharing that reaches $15K, and some commissions of nearly $31K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of Business Operations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Business Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,545 - $110,575
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$42K
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MEDIAN: $70,123
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$12.86 - $34.22
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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

  • 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 may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chief Financial Officer. The average Chief Financial Officer brings home $123K per year. A Business Operations Director role is the most common promotion for Business Operations Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $90K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Business Operations Managers is a Human Resources Manager position, where earnings are usually $58K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


Cisco Systems Inc, Hewlett-Packard Company, EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Microsoft Corp are among the top companies that take on many Business Operations Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Intel Corporation — the median salary there is $143K.

With a median salary of only $76K (about half the top paying employer's rate), Hewlett-Packard Company lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey takers working as Business Operations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. Business Operations Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,397

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

Surpassing the national average by 69 percent, Business Operations Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Raleigh (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in 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
$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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