Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary

Entry-Level Operations Managers take home approximately $47K annually on average. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Entry-Level Operations Managers — as high as $12K, $18K and $18K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $24K to $80K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although the greater part have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, around two in five claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,217 - $80,776
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$81K
MEDIAN: $47,391
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$9.08 - $20.40
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,217 - $80,776  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,138  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,879  
Commission
$402.68 - $18,383  
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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$24,322 - $80,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $20.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.27  
Overtime
$11.33 - $30.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,138  
   
Commission
$402.68 - $18,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$24,322 - $80,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,688
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With a median salary of only $20K, McDonald's Corporation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $17K to $47K isn't that wide, either.

General / Operations Manager Advice

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

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.

General / Operations Manager in Anacortes:
"Customer Service in the Pet industry."
Get everything in writing before accepting the job. Write copious notes when conversing with your boss or at least as soon as you are done. Keep a definitive line between you and your subordinates. Be open & available to them, friendly and considerate, but make sure they understand the difference between friend and boss. Know your value and strive to become more valuable.

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Skills That Affect General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

Human Resources
up arrow 15%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 9%

Inventory Management
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1168 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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