Lead Operator Operations Salary

Median pay for Lead Operators of Operations in the United States is around $18.29 per hour. 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 more than half. 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. Most Lead Operators of Operations like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,978 - $105,295
(Median)
$32K
$59K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,512
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$12.25 - $32.05
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,978 - $105,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$17,500  
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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$28,510 - $80,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $32.05  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$17,500  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$28,510 - $80,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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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It's not very common for Lead Operators of Operations to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Lead Operators of Operations moving up in their careers; annual pay for Manufacturing Production Supervisors is $6K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Production Supervisors.

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Survey takers who work as 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.


Lead Operators of Operations with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $37K 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. Lead Operators of Operations bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries


National Average
$45,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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