Lead Operator Operations Salary

Median pay for Lead Operators of Operations in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $18.16 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Lead Operators of Operations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Lead Operators of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,492 - $92,456
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$31K
$52K
$92K
MEDIAN: $51,713
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$12.43 - $31.88
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$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$31,492 - $92,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,857  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,700  
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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$29,180 - $78,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $31.88  
   
Overtime
$17.44 - $48.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,857  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,700  
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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$29,180 - $78,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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. Typical career progression for a Lead Operations Operator involves becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production Supervisor, roles that pay $6K more and $5K more on average.

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Lead Operators of Operations report a narrow range of specific skills. Operations Management and Team Leadership are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Lead Operators of Operations in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $38K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $42K. Lead Operators of Operations see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $60K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries


National Average
$44,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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