Business Operations Manager Salary

For Business Operations Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at Cisco Systems Inc, where the average employee brings in around $157K relative to the national average of $72K per year for those in this line of work. Other leaders in compensation levels are Intel Corporation at $143K, Microsoft Corp at $115K, and EMC Corporation, where Business Operations Managers annually earn $82K.

$44,383 - $113,035
$44K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,607
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$13.84 - $31.95
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MEDIAN: $19.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,383 - $113,035  
   
Bonus
$509 - $20,342  
Profit Sharing
$4.14 - $12,614  
Commission
$515 - $19,392  
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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$41,127 - $122,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $31.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.60  
Overtime
$21.70 - $45.63  
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
$509 - $20,342  
   
Commission
$515 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$4.14 - $12,614  
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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$41,127 - $122,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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

  • 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.

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While Business Operations Managers do not often become VPs of Operations, the job pays $124K per year on average. Business Operations Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Directors of Operations or Business Operations Directors. The median paychecks in those roles are $17K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Business Operations Manager


Business Operations Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Project Management, Process Improvement, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources, Accounting, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Budget Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Financial Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Business Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 547 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 521 salaries. An experienced Business Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 492 salaries. A Business Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 194 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,428

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

Home to some of the best pay for Business Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Business Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+42 percent), Boston (+31 percent), Austin (+28 percent), and Washington (+24 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Portland and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, 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
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Business Operations Manager Salaries

▲11%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$71,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Business Operations Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%
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