Average pay for a Director of Operations in Chicago is considerable, rounding six figures at $96K per year. Total cash compensation to Chicago Directors of Operations approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $171K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $31K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Most Directors of Operations in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Directors of Operations in Chicago, Ill. are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,861 - $149,031
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$52K
$96K
$150K
MEDIAN: $95,542
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$9.14 - $88.77
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$9
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$89
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,861 - $149,031  
   
Bonus
$970 - $30,546  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $15,319  
Commission
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,709 - $170,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $88.77  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$970 - $30,546  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $15,319  
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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$50,709 - $170,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Operations

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $106K. Directors of Operations in Chicago, Ill. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $123K.

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Experience Affects Director of Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%


National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Director of Operations Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 40%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 26%

Project Management
up arrow 17%

Process Improvement
up arrow 14%

Organizational Development
up arrow 10%

National Average
$100,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Accounting
up arrow 8%


Budget Management
up arrow 12%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Team Leadership
up arrow 15%

Human Resources
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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