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Lead Operator Operations Salary

Lead Operators of Operations in the United States can expect wages of $18.47 per hour on average. Most Lead Operators of Operations survey respondents are men (75 percent). Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Lead Operators of Operations report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,433 - $92,456
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$92K
MEDIAN: $53,136
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$12.46 - $31.76
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
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 - $5,152  
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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$29,476 - $79,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $31.76  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $48.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$29,476 - $79,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Operations Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. 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 $5K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Production Supervisors.

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Survey results show that Lead Operators of Operations typically report just a few professional skills. Operations Management and Team Leadership are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Operator Operations

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


For many Lead Operators of Operations, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $38K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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