Directors of Business Operations in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $95K per year on average but can range from $59K to $167K per year. With some bonuses approaching $35K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Directors of Business Operations spread between $59K and $167K depending on individual performance. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,899 - $150,113
$59K
$95K
$150K
MEDIAN: $94,522
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$20.72 - $37.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,899 - $150,113  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $35,301  
Profit Sharing
$1,184 - $15,205  
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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$59,272 - $166,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$27.03  
   
Overtime
$31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$304.10 - $35,301  
   
Commission
$21,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,184 - $15,205  
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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$59,272 - $166,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Human Resources, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 10 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Business Operations

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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $82K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $96K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $103K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Director of Business Operations generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,459

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

For Directors of Business Operations, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 73 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Business Operations will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+65 percent), Palo Alto (+51 percent), Los Angeles (+49 percent), and Boston (+36 percent). In Denver, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Philadelphia and 4 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Director, Business Operations

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries



National Average
$98,000



Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
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Human Resources
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$98,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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