Director, Business Operations Salary

Directors of Business Operations in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $95K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Directors of Business Operations range from $61K on the low end to $167K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $39K and $15K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Directors of Business Operations (56 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Business Operations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$58,767 - $148,340
$59K
$95K
$150K
MEDIAN: $95,104
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,767 - $148,340  
   
Bonus
$984 - $39,437  
Profit Sharing
$2,447 - $15,304  
Commission
$21,500  
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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$61,235 - $167,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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Job Description for Director, Business Operations

The director of business operations is an employee at the senior level who oversees the provision of services or the manufacture of goods. The goal of the position is ensuring that the entire organization runs efficiently while the needs of clients and the production of goods are managed effectively. Specific duties for individuals in this position may vary. Generally speaking, the person who holds this position must monitor existing processes, analyze the effectiveness of these processes, strategize to improve efficiency and productivity, oversee existing programs for quality assurance, and supervise the hiring and training of personnel.

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Director, Business Operations Tasks

  • Implement, manage and evaluate operation processes and procedures, in accordance with the standards and procedures set out by the organization.
  • Ensure that operational processes stay within agreed upon budgets and timelines.
  • Assist in developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.

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Popular Skills for Director, Business Operations


Survey results imply that Directors of Business Operations put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Human Resources, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Management and Budget Management. Most people who know Operations Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Business Operations

Pay by Experience for a Director, Business Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Business Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Business Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Director, Business Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 125 salaries. A Director, Business Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,245

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

With a pay rate for Directors of Business Operations that is 85 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Business Operations will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+54 percent), Palo Alto (+48 percent), Boston (+33 percent), and New York (+25 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (8 percent lower) and Washington (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Director, Business Operations

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries

▲23%

▲6%

National Average
$100,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
▲40%

Human Resources
▲8%


Financial Analysis
▲5%




National Average
$100,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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