Lead Operator Operations Salary

Lead Operators of Operations in the United States take home approximately $18.29 per hour on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Lead Operators of Operations are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Lead Operators of Operations is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,433 - $92,456
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$92K
MEDIAN: $51,713
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$12.34 - $31.39
(Median)
$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,433 - $92,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,803  
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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$29,250 - $79,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $31.39  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $48.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,803  
   
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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$29,250 - $79,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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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Lead Operators of Operations who advance into the role of an Operations Manager are fairly uncommon. Operations Managers on average earn $59K per year. Lead Operators of Operations most often move into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Lead Operators of Operations usually report a few specific skills. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Lead Operators of Operations. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $59K.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries


National Average
$45,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

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
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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