Operations Administrator Salary

The average Operations Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Total cash compensation to Operations Administrators approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $64K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (72 percent). Work is enjoyable for Operations Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,916 - $69,797
$34K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,676
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$12.79 - $24.34
$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,916 - $69,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,907  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $5,093  
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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$29,013 - $63,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 404
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $24.34  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $36.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,907  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $5,093  
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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$29,013 - $63,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369

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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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Operations Administrators who move on to become Operations Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Operations Managers get paid an average of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Operations Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Project Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Data Processing, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Operations Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 468 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Operations Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 181 salaries. An Operations Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,740

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

Operations Administrators will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 96 percent. Operations Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Denver (+19 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and New York (+11 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (10 percent less) and San Diego (6 percent less).

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Key Stats for Operations Administrator

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
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

▲51%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%