Operations Administrator Salary

Operations Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K annually. In the world of Operations Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $65K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Operations Administrators is high. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (76 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,515 - $67,235
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,989
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$12.14 - $23.49
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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
$30,515 - $67,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $5,500  
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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$28,756 - $65,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 649
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $34.60  
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 - $5,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $5,500  
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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$28,756 - $65,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350

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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 often transition into Operations Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Operations Managers earn $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Operations Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Process Improvement, Human Resources, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 16 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Office Administration and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in 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.


Operations Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. Operations Administrators bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Operations Administrators, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Jose. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (13 percent less) and Dallas (10 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 16%



Data Analysis
0%

Accounting
0%

Content Management
0%

National Average
$41,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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