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Operations Administrator Salary (United States)

The average Operations Administrator in the United States earns approximately $44K per year. Overall cash earnings for Operations Administrators stretch from $29K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Operations Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Operations Administrator Salary (?
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$30,597 - $68,223
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MEDIAN: $43,771
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Operations Administrator Salary (?
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$12.00 - $22.71
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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 (?
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  
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  
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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Operations Administrators' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. Operations Managers usually get paid $58K 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 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to 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.
For Operations Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $53K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. 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. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$41,000
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For those looking to make money, Operations Administrators in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Boston (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (18 percent lower) and San Jose (17 percent lower).

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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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National Average
$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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Inventory Management
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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%