Pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $24K to approximately $78K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,470 - $79,905
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,294
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$9.25 - $20.12
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,470 - $79,905  
   
Bonus
$98.09 - $13,915  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,571  
Commission
$203.73 - $20,664  
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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$24,183 - $78,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $20.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.03  
Overtime
$12.03 - $30.99  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$98.09 - $13,915  
   
Commission
$203.73 - $20,664  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,571  
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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$24,183 - $78,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,315
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Entry-Level Operations Managers flock to U-Haul International, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $41K lead the pack in compensation; however, U-Haul International, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $27K at one end to $51K at the other end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,604

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Operations Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent).

General / Operations Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

General / Operations Manager in Portland:
"Enterprise management rarely knows what it needs."
Have no opinions. Using the W's to make an assessment of the: *job requirements of key subordinate personnel. *risk - safety, property, environment. *work rules - all personnel. *security - facilities, inventories, vehicles. *interaction requirements with peers - and professional staff. *validity of the business calendar and ensure all critical reporting to/from are noted with advanced prompting, all events. *save for safety and regulatory compliance most non-threat items requiring change can be done most effectively - incrementally. *Listen, Listen, Listen and take notes to post on a personal to do board.

General / Operations Manager in Slidell:
"Potable Water Industry."
Know that government entities will constantly strive to increase regulations and compliance in this industry without funding.

General / Operations Manager in Charleston:
"This Job has a very little room for advancement."
Research the company well , understand the pay structure and inquire what their long term plan is.

General / Operations Manager in Dallas:
"How rewarding work is when you love what you do."
Be Humble, Learn what you can from them every day, take a genuine interest in their lives, what they like, how they like to be communicated with, communicate how much your appreciate what they do, praise accomplishments, learn to set goals for your self and team, provide the resources and support they need to be successful, monitor, mentor help as needed. Support the people that work for you and they will support you. Be honest, set the good example and set appropriate expectations.

General / Operations Manager in Augusta:
"Small Business."
Be prepared for a low level of organization and team awareness. Be prepare to work with those that are uneducated and are just looking for a job not a career. Be prepared to be marginalized. Be prepared to see money take the lead over safety and best practices. I could go on, but my blood pressure would suffer.

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Skills That Affect General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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People Management
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Sales Management
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Human Resources
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Team Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$43,000

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Sales
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Scheduling
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relations
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 683 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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