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Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary (United States)

The average Entry-Level Operations Manager can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Operations Managers run from $25K to $82K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K, profit sharing that reaches $17K, and some commissions of nearly $20K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary (?
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$29,181 - $81,356
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MEDIAN: $47,535
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Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary (?
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$9.05 - $20.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,181 - $81,356  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,059  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $16,500  
Commission
$404.06 - $19,900  
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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$24,846 - $81,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,798
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $20.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.28  
Overtime
$11.58 - $30.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,059  
   
Commission
$404.06 - $19,900  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $16,500  
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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$24,846 - $81,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,362
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level General / Operations Manager

McDonald's Corporation offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $20K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $16K to $50K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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Denver
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Chicago
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Dallas
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San Diego
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National Average
$44,000
Miami
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Boston
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Austin
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Employers in Boston and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

General / Operations Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
General / Operations Manager in Maryville:
"Take The Time To Invest In Your Employees."
What ever you do, invest in your employees. When an employee is happy the guest you are serving will be happy.
General / Operations Manager in Minneapolis:
Know your worth to the organization and fight for proper pay and benefits.
General / Operations Manager in Rochester:
"Don't Work For A Small Business Owner."
Do not work for a small business owner unless they really seem to have a strong plan and vision in place for their company.
General / Operations Manager in Frankfort:
"You Must Be Perfect."
In school, 90% correct is typically an "A". An "A" maxes out your GPA points, and that is what is shown on your transcript. In school, if you get an A then you look perfect. You look like you achieved everything you could possibly expect to achieve. In the workplace, A might as well stand for "amateur". Because, if you do a report or project and have a single number wrong in a presentation and it's caught then the rest of your entire project will come into question and everyone will instantly become almost paralyzed with uncertainty. So, your best case thing to do in school, or in work, is to get used to checking your work, having colleagues check your work and accept and understand that your goal should not be 90% work but work that you could bet your job and your life and your family's life that it is 100% correct. Might not be possible, but if 99% of the time you are 100% correct, that will be a start.
General / Operations Manager in Karnes city tx:
"Follow up!!"
Always make sure to follow up with what you set your employees to do. That way you ensure that the task you ask them to do is completed. Always give them a time frame to do it in and so that it gives them a sense of urgency.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Human Resources
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Sales Management
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Operations Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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People Management
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Microsoft Word
0%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$44,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Management
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Sales
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1392 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 37%