Business Operations Managers in search of top-notch pay will find it at Cisco Systems Inc, where the median salary of $157K trumps the $71K per year-national average for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corp, and EMC Corporation, top-paying firms where Business Operations Managers see paychecks nearing $143K, $110K, or $82K. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,138 - $112,265
$44K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,214
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90%

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$13.81 - $31.22
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MEDIAN: $19.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,138 - $112,265  
   
Bonus
$503 - $20,090  
Profit Sharing
$3.70 - $12,403  
Commission
$515 - $14,544  
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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$40,587 - $120,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $31.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$21.58 - $43.51  
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
$503 - $20,090  
   
Commission
$515 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$3.70 - $12,403  
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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$40,587 - $120,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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

  • 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.
  • Set the rules, regulations and processes for employees and participate in the financial decisions of the company.
  • Devise strategies for improvement throughout different departments such as human resources, finance, and accounting.

Common Career Paths for Business Operations Manager


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Though not the most common occurrence, Business Operations Managers sometimes become VPs of Operations, where the average income is $123K per year. Business Operations Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Business Operations Directors or Directors of Operations. The median paychecks in those roles are $18K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounting, Human Resources, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Operations Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Business Operations Managers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,227

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

For Business Operations Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+42 percent), Austin (+38 percent), Boston (+31 percent), and New York (+21 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Portland and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Business Operations Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Business Operations Manager

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Business Operations Manager Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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