Division Operations Manager Salary

Roughly two-thirds 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 $45K to $146K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. In the world of Division Operations Managers, overall income ranges from $45K near the bottom to $146K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Division Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Division Operations Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,664 - $128,050
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,111
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$12.00 - $45.36
(Median)
$12
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$44,664 - $128,050  
   
Bonus
$487.01 - $25,362  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $14,544  
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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$45,408 - $145,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 611
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $45.36  
   
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
$487.01 - $25,362  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $16,000  
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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$45,408 - $145,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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 who move on to become VPs of Operations may enjoy significant pay raises, as VPs of Operations get paid an average 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 25 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For many Division Operations Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $60K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $70K on average. On average, Division Operations Managers make $85K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $94K.

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 (+24 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Denver (+12 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Division Operations Managers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Division Operations Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Division Operations Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
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People Management
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National Average
$81,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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