Lead Operator Operations Salary

Lead Operators of Operations in the United States pull down an average of $18.29 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Lead Operators of Operations claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Lead Operators of Operations sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. Career advancement for the typical Lead Operations Operator often leads to becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Production Supervisor; median salaries in these positions are $6K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Lead Operators of Operations. 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. For Lead Operators of Operations, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $61K, 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 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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