Director, Business Operations Salary

Average pay for Directors of Business Operations in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($97K). In the world of Directors of Business Operations, total cash compensation can vary between $56K and $179K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $33K and $23K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Men working as Directors of Business Operations who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,823 - $157,372
(Median)
$57K
$97K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,240
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$17.50 - $46.65
(Median)
$18
$25
$47
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,823 - $157,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $33,253  
Profit Sharing
$1,169 - $23,315  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$56,350 - $178,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $46.65  
   
Overtime
$48.75  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $33,253  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,169 - $23,315  
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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$56,350 - $178,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development, Financial Analysis, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 22 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Human Resources and Budget Management, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Business Operations

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


Directors of Business Operations with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $82K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $92K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $105K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $110K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,048

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

Home to some of the best pay for Directors of Business Operations, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 61 percent above the national average. Directors of Business Operations will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+46 percent), Philadelphia (+42 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Directors of Business Operations in Oklahoma City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 41 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (10 percent lower) and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries



National Average
$100,000



Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
up arrow 25%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 22%



Project Management
up arrow 3%

Contract Management
0%

National Average
$100,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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