Division Operations Manager Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Division Operations Managers in the United States, approximately two-thirds. There is a range in pay— $44,325 to $136,971 per year—with average salary amounting to $79,749 annually. Overall incomes of Division Operations Managers—including $28K bonuses, $15,126 profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $43,699 and $123,611. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Most Division Operations Managers are men (76 percent). Most Division Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Division Operations Manager Salary (?
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$43,699 - $123,611
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MEDIAN: $76,772
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Division Operations Manager Salary (?
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$12.72 - $45.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,699 - $123,611  
   
Bonus
$503 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $15,126  
Commission
$1,250 - $20,000  
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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$44,325 - $136,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $45.22  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $55.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $27,500  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$512 - $15,126  
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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$44,325 - $136,971  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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As Division Operations Managers transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a VP of Operations to earn an extra $42K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Career advancement for Division Operations Managers often leads to becoming Operations Directors or Division General Managers, where they can earn $4,830 or $37K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager

Survey results suggest that Division Operations Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Operations Management, Project Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 12 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well-versed in 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 but not all Division Operations Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $58K to $67K. Earnings total $86K after one to two decades. Salary increase slows as Division Operations Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $100K. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience—one to nine years—make up 32 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 37 percent, and those with the most experience—more than 20 years—account for 30 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Houston
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National Average
$80,000
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For Division Operations Managers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent) and Los Angeles (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Division Operations Manager Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Division Operations Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 185 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
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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