Director, Business Operations Salary

Directors of Business Operations in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $60K to $168K per year, median earnings come to $94K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $39K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Business Operations can bottom out near $60K or peak near $168K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Most Directors of Business Operations like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,519 - $151,428
$59K
$94K
$150K
MEDIAN: $93,662
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,519 - $151,428  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $38,976  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $15,396  
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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$59,582 - $167,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 266

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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


Directors of Business Operations report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Human Resources, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Contract Management. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of 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: $98,296

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

Surpassing the national average by 88 percent, Directors of Business Operations in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Business Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+58 percent), Palo Alto (+51 percent), Boston (+36 percent), and New York (+27 percent). In Denver, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Philadelphia and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director, Business Operations

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$98,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
▲42%

Human Resources
▲11%


Financial Analysis
▲7%




National Average
$98,000



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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