Division Operations Manager Salary

With nearly two-thirds of Division Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Division Operations Managers is $78K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $145K per year near the higher end. In the world of Division Operations Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $46K and $145K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Division Operations Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,995 - $127,677

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$11.84 - $45.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,995 - $127,677  
   
Bonus
$485.53 - $25,168  
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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$45,987 - $144,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $45.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$485.53 - $25,168  
   
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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$45,987 - $144,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as VP of Operations, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $122K per year. A common career progression for a Division Operations Manager is to become an Operations Director or a Division General Manager. Compared to Division Operations Managers, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $36K more.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Division Operations Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $61K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $71K. Division Operations Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Division Operations Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Division Operations Managers, working in the bustling city of Detroit has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent) and Chicago (+21 percent). Division Operations Managers in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (18 percent less) and Cleveland (14 percent less).

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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
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 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
35%
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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