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). Total cash earnings of Directors of Business Operations range from $56K on the low end to $179K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $33K and $23K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Directors of Business Operations making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Business Operations. This report is based on answers 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
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$18
$25
$47
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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


Directors of Business Operations seem to require a number of specific 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 as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $82K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $105K. 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 $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,048

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Business Operations, 61 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Business Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+46 percent), Philadelphia (+42 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), and New York (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 41 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in 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
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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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