Operations Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $45K annually on average. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K each, total incomes of Operations Administrators generally range from $29K to $64K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Operations Administrators is high. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (72 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,719 - $69,765
$34K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,714
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$12.86 - $24.63
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MEDIAN: $16.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,719 - $69,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,211  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,081  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$29,097 - $63,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$18.77 - $37.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,211  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,081  
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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$29,097 - $63,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 387

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Job Description for Operations Administrator

An operations administrator directs physical or technical operations for their organization, helping ensure maximum efficiency and profitability. In fields such as manufacturing and transportation, an operations administrator works primarily to ensure that methods and standards are safe, effective, and efficient. For example, an operations administrator who oversees an assembly line is in charge of keeping production running smoothly, while also looking for ways to cut delays and maximize production. A technical operations administrator, on the other hand, deals specifically with managing organizational technology and technical equipment, implementing new strategies for increased productivity, and resolving technical issues that arise. This means installing and monitoring computers, office networks, mobile technology, and other essential tools.

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Operations Administrator Tasks

  • Communicate about each project's status within the operations department, including to executives and program managers.
  • Assist customers and handle general inquiries.
  • Liaise with other departments and vendors to obtain and update project information or materials.
  • Coordinate project and operations audits, inventories, and shipments.
  • Schedule, track, and provide support materials for meetings and project events.

Common Career Paths for Operations Administrator


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Many Operations Administrators move into an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Survey takers working as Operations Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Project Management, Operations Management, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Administrator

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


Operations Administrators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $42K. Operations Administrators bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,780

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 87 percent, Operations Administrators in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Operations Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+16 percent), Denver (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and New York (+12 percent). In Austin, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Los Angeles and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Operations Administrator

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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