Lead Operator Operations Salary

Average Lead Operators of Operations in the United States make around $18.41 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $3K, overall incomes of Lead Operators of Operations spread between $28K and $77K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men account for the majority of Lead Operators of Operations who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. The majority of Lead Operators of Operations claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,304 - $117,446
$30K
$62K
$120K
MEDIAN: $61,500
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$12.47 - $29.73
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$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,304 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,983  
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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$28,248 - $77,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $29.73  
   
Overtime
$17.98 - $46.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,983  
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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$28,248 - $77,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Lead Operator Operations

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

Common Career Paths for Lead Operator Operations


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Though not the most common occurrence, Lead Operators of Operations sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. A common career progression for a Lead Operations Operator is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production Supervisor. Compared to Lead Operators of Operations, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Lead Operators of Operations see a median income of $36K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $42K. Lead Operators of Operations see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $68K.

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Key Stats for Lead Operator Operations

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries


National Average
$43,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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