Division Operations Manager Salary
A large fraction of take-home pay for Division Operations Managers comes from commissions — more than a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $82K. In the world of Division Operations Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $138K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $26K and $15K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Division Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Division Operations Managers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Division operations managers work in a wide variety of fields; because of this, different degrees and experience are required based on the field and specific position. Typically, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required or preferred in this position, as is 10 to 15 years of project management experience. Previous experience in dealing with profit and loss responsibility over the course of many projects is also important. Experience with negotiating contracts directly with customers and potential customers is sought after, as is previous managerial and leadership experience. Excellent communication skills are required, as is basic proficiency with computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite of applications (and any industry-specific software).
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
Division Operations Managers often transition into VP of Operations positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, VPs of Operations earn $123K per year. The most common next step for a Division Operations Manager is to become an Operations Director or a Division General Manager. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $34K more per year.
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Popular Skills for Division Operations Manager
Survey takers working as Division Operations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, Engineering Design, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 24 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Division Operations Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Division Operations Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $65K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $100K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Division Operations Managers will find that Jacksonville offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. Division Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+57 percent), Minneapolis (+34 percent), Detroit (+30 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). For Division Operations Managers, the Midwest means smaller paychecks — those in Milwaukee, Columbus, and Cleveland earn less than Division Operations Managers in the rest of the country. Employers in Columbus and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).