Operations Administrator Salary

Operations Administrators in the United States take home an average $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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Operations Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,008 - $67,614
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,232
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$12.78 - $24.51
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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.

Common Career Paths for Operations Administrator


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Advancing into an Operations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Operations Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Inventory Management, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Customer Service. People who know Office Administration usually also know Operations Management, Customer Service, 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. Operations Administrators bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,109

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

With a pay rate for Operations Administrators that is 29 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (10 percent lower) and Dallas (8 percent lower).

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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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