Operations Administrator Salary (United States)

Operations Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $41,493 per year. The top of the range reaches $66,743 per year, and the bottom approaches $28,710. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $6,544 from bonuses and close to $8,430 from profit sharing—generally runs from $30,597 to $68,223. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Operations Administrators is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,597 - $68,223
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Operations Administrator Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,597 - $68,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
Profit Sharing
$585 - $8,430  
Total Pay (?
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$28,710 - $66,743  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $22.71  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$585 - $8,430  
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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$28,710 - $66,743  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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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For Operations Administrators, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Operations Manager will earn $16,821 more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator

Operations Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Operations Management, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 11 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Operations Management and Data Analysis.

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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, pay rises to approximately $44K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $48K. As Operations Administrators approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Portland
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National Average
$41,000
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With a pay rate for Operations Administrators that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and Boston, top-paying markets where Operations Administrators rake in more than the national norm (+17 percent, +17 percent, +6 percent, and +4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (-18 percent) and San Jose (-17 percent).

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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Human Resources
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Data Analysis
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Accounting
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Content Management
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$41,000
Customer Service
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Event Planning
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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