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Division Operations Manager Salary

Division Operations Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $146K per year, median earnings come to $78K per year. Final cash compensation to Division Operations Managers varies from around $45K to approximately $146K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $28K and $15K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Division Operations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Division Operations Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,538 - $128,224
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,168
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90%

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$11.92 - $45.46
(Median)
$12
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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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
$44,538 - $128,224  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $28,000  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $14,950  
Commission
$3,000 - $16,000  
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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$45,304 - $146,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 622
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$487.22 - $28,000  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $14,950  
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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$45,304 - $146,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Many Division Operations Managers move into a VP of Operations role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $122K per year. Typical career progression for a Division Operations Manager involves becoming an Operations Director or a Division General Manager, roles that pay $3K more and $36K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager


Division Operations Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Division Operations Manager

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


Division Operations Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $60K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $69K on average. Division Operations Managers see a median salary of $85K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $96K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Division Operations Managers in Detroit receive some of the highest pay in the country. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent) and Chicago (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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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 27%



People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$81,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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