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Division Operations Manager Salary (United States)

Division Operations Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $44K to $145K per year, median earnings come to $78K per year. Cash earnings of Division Operations Managers — including $30K in bonuses, $15K in profit sharing proceeds, and $20K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $44K to approximately $145K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Division Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Division Operations Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Division Operations Manager Salary (?
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$43,840 - $125,922
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MEDIAN: $78,283
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Division Operations Manager Salary (?
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$12.16 - $45.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,840 - $125,922  
   
Bonus
$505 - $29,639  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $14,795  
Commission
$507 - $19,727  
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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$44,499 - $145,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $45.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $29,639  
   
Commission
$507 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $14,795  
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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$44,499 - $145,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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More often than not, Division Operations Managers take top-notch roles like VP of Operations. Pay for that position is $122K annually on average. Typical career progression for a Division Operations Manager involves becoming an Operations Director or a Division General Manager, roles that pay $3K more and $35K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager

Division Operations Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $59K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $68K. On average, Division Operations Managers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $96K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$81,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Division Operations Managers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+20 percent) and Houston (+16 percent). In Denver, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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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National Average
$81,000
Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%