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

Pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers sits in the ballpark of $48K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers stretch from $25K on the lower end to $82K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. There are more male Entry-Level Operations Managers than female, making up 63 percent of individuals in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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  
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 heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $30K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $18K to $63K. Employees of McDonald's Corporation can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $20K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $16K to $50K. Subway Restaurant Inc also scrapes the bottom of the 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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Larger circles over a city 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, 38 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Minneapolis, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Operations Managers see paychecks higher than average (+24 percent, +24 percent, +22 percent, and +17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 9 percent below the national average.

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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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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1504 votes.

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%