Division Operations Manager Salary

Nearly two in three of Division Operations Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $46K to $146K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. Total incomes of Division Operations Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $146K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Division Operations Managers. Most Division Operations Managers survey respondents are men (78 percent). A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,917 - $128,297
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,459
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$11.92 - $45.46
(Median)
$12
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,917 - $128,297  
   
Bonus
$485.96 - $25,362  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $14,544  
Commission
$8,844 - $16,278  
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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$45,785 - $145,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $45.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.38  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$485.96 - $25,362  
   
Commission
$8,844 - $16,278  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $14,544  
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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$45,785 - $145,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Division Operations Manager

The main role of a division operations manager is to provide leadership and a vision for growth within their company. A typical divisions operation manager oversees profit and loss responsibility, safety, development, operations, resource management, growth, teamwork, and the culture within the workplace. Through leadership, the divisions operations managers makes necessary changes to increase profit, efficiency, and/or corporate culture. The hours for these positions vary. Some division operations managers may work full time in an office setting; others may spend a substantial portion of their time traveling (requiring night and weekend work). Regardless of location, the manager spends a substantial portion of their time preparing updates, reports, and presentations for their supervisors.

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Division Operations Manager Tasks

  • Review and respond to financial statements to stay in budget and meet production goals.
  • Recruit, train, and develop staff to create a strong workforce.
  • Lead, manage, and support division staff in day-to-day and strategic activities.
  • Identify and resolve process and one-off issues related to quality, scheduling, workflow and facilities.
  • Set operational goals, track progress, and make changes to meet those goals.

Common Career Paths for Division Operations Manager


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Division Operations Managers often transition into VP of Operations positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, VPs of Operations earn $122K per year. Career advancement for the typical Division Operations Manager often leads to becoming an Operations Director or a Division General Manager; median salaries in these positions are $3K higher and $36K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager


Survey results suggest that Division Operations Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Division Operations Manager

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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $72K. For Division Operations Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $87K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Detroit offers some of the highest pay in the country for Division Operations Managers, 31 percent above the national average. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Division Operations Managers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Charlotte and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Division Operations Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Division Operations Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 23%



People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$81,000

Budget Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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