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Division Operations Manager Salary (United States)

Division Operations Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K annually on average but can range from $44K to $137K per year. Cash earnings for Division Operations Managers — including $28K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $137K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most Division Operations Managers are men (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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  
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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Division Operations Managers usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like VP of Operations. The average pay for a VP of Operations is $122K annually. Division Operations Managers typically move into roles as Operations Directors or Division General Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $37K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager

Survey results show that Division Operations Managers use a fair number of 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word. Most people who know 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Division Operations Managers. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $58K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $67K. On average, Division Operations Managers make $86K 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. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 32 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 37 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 30 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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%