Business Operations Manager Salary

Average Business Operations Managers in the United States make around $68K per year. Overall incomes of Business Operations Managers — including $16K bonuses, $15K profit sharing proceeds, and $30K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $40K and $117K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,003 - $108,427
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$41K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,269
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$12.22 - $32.85
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,003 - $108,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,810  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $14,859  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$40,166 - $117,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $32.85  
   
Overtime
$6.59 - $42.46  
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 - $15,810  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$40,166 - $117,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 often transition into Business Operations Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Business Operations Directors earn $90K per year. The most common promotion for Business Operations Managers is a Human Resources Manager position, which usually brings in $58K a year. Another standard transition for Business Operations Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Financial Controller role, where pay is often $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


Intel Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $143K on average.

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, 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. 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.


Business Operations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. Business Operations Managers bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Operations Managers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 74 percent greater than the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Phoenix (+23 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Business Operations Managers in Austin make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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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
$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 418 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
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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