Directors of Operations in Chicago can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $95K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Chicago Directors of Operations — including $30K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $172K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Directors of Operations in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Chicago Directors of Operations who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,979 - $149,529
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MEDIAN: $95,389
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$13.70 - $89.40
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Salary
$51,979 - $149,529  
   
Bonus
$983 - $30,451  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $15,205  
Commission
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,014 - $172,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $89.40  
   
Overtime
$29.23  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$983 - $30,451  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $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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$51,014 - $172,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $106K. Directors of Operations in Chicago, Ill. who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $122K.

Key Stats for Director of Operations

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Director of Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Director of Operations Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 39%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 25%

Project Management
up arrow 24%

Process Improvement
up arrow 13%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$101,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Team Leadership
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 13%

Human Resources
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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