Operations Administrator Salary

Pay for Operations Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $43K annually. Total cash compensation to Operations Administrators ranges from $29K on the lower end to $65K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,008 - $67,614
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,232
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$12.78 - $24.51
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,008 - $67,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,022  
Commission
$6,128  
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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$29,236 - $64,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 742
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $24.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$15.78 - $35.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,147  
   
Commission
$6,128  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,022  
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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$29,236 - $64,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 459
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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

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

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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, Operations Management, Project Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Office Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management, Customer Service, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Administrator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Operations Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,109

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 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 New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Dallas (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Process Improvement
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Human Resources
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Content Management
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National Average
$41,000

Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Data Analysis
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Event Planning
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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