Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers lies in the neighborhood of $47K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Operations Managers can bottom out near $25K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Operations Managers is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. More than half of Entry-Level Operations Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,161 - $81,141
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$81K
MEDIAN: $47,204
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90%

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$8.97 - $20.41
(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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,161 - $81,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,770  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $15,662  
Commission
$492.44 - $19,432  
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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$24,586 - $80,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,818
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
$8.97 - $20.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.25  
Overtime
$11.05 - $31.04  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,770  
   
Commission
$492.44 - $19,432  
Profit Sharing
$145.44 - $15,662  
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).
)
$24,586 - $80,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,406

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While select McDonald's Corporation employees may bring in up to $47K, a median salary of only $20K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

General / Operations Manager Advice

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

General / Operations Manager in Springfield:
"Management."
Do not procrastinate. Complete projects as they come to you and take advantage of "downtime". Brainstorm with co-workers and include and evaluate others ideas.

General / Operations Manager in Hickory:
"Organization is imperative."
Focus. Put in writing the processes that need to be followed for every type of work you will be managing.

General / Operations Manager in Fort Wayne:
"Employee/ Management relations."
Anything you think you say in confidence will eventually get to the wrong person.

General / Operations Manager in Garland:
"The job has a high stress level."
You must pay equal attention to your people, equipment, and planning. You cannot ignore the employees concerns or issues, as they are the tires on the road. Employees want to be appreciated, and they want it to be shown. Salary does not always make a happy content employee. If it is possible, shake every employees hand when you hand them their paycheck, and thank them for their service. If you are engaged with your team, it will pay off ten-fold on the companies success. Do not let them see you sweat, if things are stressful you must not pass the stress to the workforce. Let them know you have faith in their abilities, and plan, plan, plan.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%

Budget Management
up arrow 15%

Human Resources
up arrow 14%

Sales Management
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

People Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$44,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1309 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 38%