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

A relatively junior crowd, about three-quarters of Entry-Level Operations Managers have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $44,598 annually. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Operations Managers (largely between $29,274 and $81,264) includes potential earnings of $12,215 from bonuses, $15,456 from profit sharing, and commissions of $21K in exceptional cases. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and 44 percent get dental coverage, too. Most Entry-Level Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary (?
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$29,274 - $81,264
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MEDIAN: $47,505
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Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary (?
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$9.09 - $20.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,274 - $81,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,215  
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $15,456  
Commission
$485.98 - $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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$24,956 - $82,176  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $20.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $5.03  
Overtime
$11.88 - $30.86  
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 - $12,215  
   
Commission
$485.98 - $20,664  
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $15,456  
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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$24,956 - $82,176  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level General / Operations Manager

Although Subway Restaurant Inc boasts the highest average salary in town at $29,913, employee compensation still varies greatly—workers can make as little as $18,246 or as much as $63K. McDonald's Corporation offers the smallest salaries in town—$20,020 on average—but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $16,253 to $49,665) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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Denver
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Miami
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National Average
$45,000
Boston
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Austin
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Entry-Level Operations Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Minneapolis are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Operations Managers earning around 24 percent, 24 percent, 22 percent, and 17 percent more than average. Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks.

General / Operations Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
General / Operations Manager in Attleboro Falls:
"I Wish I knew That A Degree Is Important"
Evaluate and listen to the employee who have been with the company 10 plus years. They can help you set a plan in motion for improvement.

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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People Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Accounting
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Management
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Sales
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%
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