Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers come in at around $47K annually on average. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Operations Managers. Ranging between $24K near the bottom and $80K near the top, total earnings can include up to $12K from bonuses and up to $20K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $19K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, close to two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,099 - $80,388
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,084
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$8.98 - $20.47
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,099 - $80,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,643  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $19,685  
Commission
$400.00 - $19,000  
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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$24,405 - $79,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,897
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $20.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.44  
Overtime
$10.73 - $31.28  
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 - $11,643  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$48.18 - $19,685  
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).
)
$24,405 - $79,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
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McDonald's Corporation seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $20K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $17K and $47K.

General / Operations Manager Advice

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

General / Operations Manager in Dallas:
"How to learn each day."
Pay attention to your employees. Trust but verify. When something just doesn't seem right, there is a high chance something isn't right. Start looking.

General / Operations Manager in Las Vegas:
"Hard work, dedication, passion for working with young people."
Focus on growth and providing the highest level of service across the board for all staff and members you are providing the service for. Make sure you are hard working and you set the example.

General / Operations Manager in Marietta:
"Strive to be better."
The management of people can be a daunting task. It's not like managing say inventory or numbers, people are capable of change and do change. Your job as a general manager is to guide that process in the right direction. Always push people forward, never hold them back and your company will benefit.

General / Operations Manager in Memphis:
"Beginning Advice at Chemical Company."
There is unlimited growth potential if you play your cards right.

General / Operations Manager in Georgetown:
"Management structure."
Have a set schedule for the whole management team. In my opinion we need a general manager, not to run operations per say but to teach the leadership team how to act more like a team.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Human Resources
up arrow 15%

Sales Management
up arrow 13%

Operations Management
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People Management
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$43,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1167 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 39%
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