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Lead Operator Operations Salary (United States)

An average Lead Operations Operator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.74 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Lead Operators of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Lead Operator Operations Salary (?
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$35,142 - $87,208
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MEDIAN: $50,941
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Lead Operator Operations Salary (?
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$12.72 - $31.04
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$35,142 - $87,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,852  
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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$29,518 - $79,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $31.04  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $47.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,852  
   
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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$29,518 - $79,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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 $58K annually. Production Supervisor, Manufacturings or Production Supervisors are common next-step roles for Lead Operators of Operations moving up in their careers; annual pay for Production Supervisor, Manufacturings is $5K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Production Supervisors.

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Lead Operators of Operations who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. 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 Lead Operators of Operations, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. Lead Operators of Operations who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 21%
National Average
$45,000
Team Leadership
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%