Median pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers is around $47K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers stretch from $24K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a half lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,546 - $79,657
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$47K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,287
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$9.26 - $20.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,546 - $79,657  
   
Bonus
$100.13 - $14,220  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,368  
Commission
$201.80 - $23,585  
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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$24,305 - $78,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $20.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.10  
Overtime
$11.88 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.13 - $14,220  
   
Commission
$201.80 - $23,585  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,368  
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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$24,305 - $78,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,310

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U-Haul International, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($41K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $27K to $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,610

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Operations Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent).

General / Operations Manager Advice

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

General / Operations Manager in Denver:
"Average pay for like job responsibilities."
I am responsible for the day to day of managing of 47 people.

General / Operations Manager in Crescent City:
"Always busy."
Live and die by the sword your phone will be your new best friend , don't let reps push you around for more space.

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.

Key Stats for General / Operations Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 658 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 22%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Sales Management
up arrow 12%


People Management
up arrow 9%

Human Resources
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$43,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 21%

Order Inventory
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 658 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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