Director, Business Operations Salary

Directors of Business Operations in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $97K annually, but may range from $55K to $179K per year. Total incomes of Directors of Business Operations incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $32K from bonuses and close to $30K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $55K and $179K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Directors of Business Operations like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Directors of Business Operations (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$55,091 - $156,180
(Median)
$55K
$97K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,136
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$16.97 - $41.22
(Median)
$17
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,091 - $156,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $32,326  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $30,000  
Commission
$1,000 - $22,000  
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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$54,571 - $179,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $41.22  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $32,326  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $22,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $30,000  
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).
)
$54,571 - $179,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Director, Business Operations


Survey results suggest that Directors of Business Operations put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Process Improvement, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 11 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Budget Management and Operations Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Budget Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Business Operations

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Business Operations — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $78K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $103K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Business Operations, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 62 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Business Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+49 percent), Philadelphia (+46 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). In Washington, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Houston and Chicago earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries



National Average
$99,000



Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
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Project Management
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Contract Management
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National Average
$99,000

Operations Management
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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