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Business Operations Manager Salary

Business Operations Managers in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Business Operations Managers bottoms out near $40K and approaches $116K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Business Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,584 - $107,066
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$41K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,194
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$12.62 - $33.50
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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
Salary
$40,584 - $107,066  
   
Bonus
$-0.35 - $15,991  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,935  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$39,628 - $116,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $33.50  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $41.25  
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
$-0.35 - $15,991  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,935  
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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$39,628 - $116,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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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 who move on to become Business Operations Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Business Operations Directors get paid an average of $90K per year. Given that the median pay is $58K, it may be surprising to find that a Human Resources Manager is the most common role for Business Operations Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Financial Controller role — which pays $77K — is also typical for Business Operations Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


Intel Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $141K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Business Operations Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 20 percent. 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. 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.


Business Operations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Business Operations Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. Business Operations Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Operations Managers, 78 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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 513 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%