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Business Operations Manager Salary

Business Operations Managers in the United States take home an average $67K annually. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Business Operations Managers. Generally sitting in the range of $40K to $117K, the final number can include almost $16K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $29K in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Business Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,787 - $107,572
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,330
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$12.58 - $33.25
(Median)
$13
$20
$33
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
$40,787 - $107,572  
   
Bonus
$0.90 - $15,512  
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $14,972  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,233  
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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$39,739 - $116,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,731
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $33.25  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $41.32  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.90 - $15,512  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $14,972  
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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$39,739 - $116,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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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Many Business Operations Managers move into a Business Operations Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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


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

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey results imply that Business Operations Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Financial Analysis, Budget Management, and Financial Reporting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 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 experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Business Operations Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Operations Managers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 78 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Boston (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Business Operations Managers in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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





Operations Management
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National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 478 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
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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