Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers lies in the neighborhood of $47K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Operations Managers runs from $24K to $80K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are male. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,123 - $80,293
(Median)
$29K
$47K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,159
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90%

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$8.99 - $20.47
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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
$29,123 - $80,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,682  
Profit Sharing
$50.51 - $19,392  
Commission
$401.34 - $18,703  
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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$24,420 - $79,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,910
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
$8.99 - $20.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15 - $5.45  
Overtime
$10.81 - $31.23  
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 - $11,682  
   
Commission
$401.34 - $18,703  
Profit Sharing
$50.51 - $19,392  
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).
)
$24,420 - $79,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,507
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Offering a median of only $20K, McDonald's Corporation pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $17K on the lower end and $47K on the higher end.

General / Operations Manager Advice

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

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.

General / Operations Manager in Bronx:
"Surviving in customer seRvice."
Have patience with both the customers and employees. You have to be empathetic rather than sympathetic.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level General / Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Sales Management
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Human Resources
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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
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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 1185 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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