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Lead Operator Operations Salary

For Lead Operators of Operations, hourly average wages total $18.43 per hour. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Lead Operators of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Lead Operators of Operations is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,935 - $89,904
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$90K
MEDIAN: $52,159
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$12.44 - $31.43
(Median)
$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,935 - $89,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,832  
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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$29,245 - $79,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$17.52 - $47.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,832  
   
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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$29,245 - $79,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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Job Description for Lead Operator Operations

  • Document activities, problems, and metrics.
  • Analyze work flow and processes to identify areas for improvement.
  • Train and supervise operators, ensuring schedules are followed and compliance goals met.
  • Resolve emergencies, complex problems, and work flow stoppages.

Common Career Paths for Lead Operator Operations


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While Lead Operators of Operations do not often become Operations Managers, the job pays $59K per year on average. The most common next step for a Lead Operations Operator is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $4K more per year.

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Lead Operators of Operations typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Operations Management and Team Leadership are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Operator Operations

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Lead Operators of Operations generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $38K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lead Operators of Operations make a median salary of $47K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries


National Average
$46,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%