Business Operations Manager Salary

The average Business Operations Manager in the United States earns approximately $69K per year. Cash earnings for Business Operations Managers — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $118K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Business Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Business Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,106 - $109,485

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$12.36 - $33.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,106 - $109,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,734  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $14,806  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
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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$40,170 - $118,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,674
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $33.76  
   
Overtime
$6.46 - $42.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,734  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $14,806  
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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$40,170 - $118,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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 $89K per year. The most common career progression for Business Operations Managers leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Business Operations Managers also opt to become Financial Controllers, a position that pays $77K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Operations Manager


Business Operations Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Intel Corporation, where the average salary comes to $143K.

Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 6 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Quickbooks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. Business Operations Managers see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Business Operations Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $82K.

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 Raleigh (+26 percent), Boston (+24 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Business Operations Manager's salary, with Austin Business Operations Managers earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average.

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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





Operations Management
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Microsoft Excel
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$69,000






Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 396 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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