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Operations Administrator Salary

Earnings for Operations Administrators in the United States come in at around $43K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Operations Administrators range from $29K on the low end to $65K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Operations Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Operations Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,520 - $66,740
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,028
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$12.23 - $23.62
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,520 - $66,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,161  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $5,918  
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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$28,809 - $64,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $23.62  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $34.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $5,918  
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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$28,809 - $64,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 370

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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.

Common Career Paths for Operations Administrator


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Operations Administrators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Survey results imply that Operations Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Process Improvement can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Human Resources and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 28 percent. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Administration and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Customer Service and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Administrator

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


For Operations Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Operations Administrators in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Jose, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (14 percent less) and Dallas (11 percent less).

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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 28%


Human Resources
up arrow 8%


Content Management
0%

National Average
$41,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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