Lead Operators of Operations in the United States can expect wages of $18.36 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Lead Operators of Operations report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Lead Operators of Operations who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,304 - $117,446
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$30K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,983
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$12.21 - $32.15
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,304 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,272 - $79,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $32.15  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $49.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$27,272 - $79,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Lead Operators of Operations move into roles as Operations Managers, where pay is an average $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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. During the first five years of their careers, Lead Operators of Operations see a median income of $35K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $42K. Lead Operators of Operations who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $70K, 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 61%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Lead Operator Operations Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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