Operations Administrator Salary

Operations Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K per year. Overall cash earnings for Operations Administrators stretch from $29K on the lower end to $65K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Operations Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Operations Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,751 - $67,034
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,145
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$12.39 - $23.42
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
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
$30,751 - $67,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,164  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,045  
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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$29,082 - $64,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 658
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $23.42  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $33.44  
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 - $5,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,045  
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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$29,082 - $64,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Operations Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Process Improvement, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Operations Administrators bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Administrators, 30 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Jose. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (13 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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Project Management
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Human Resources
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Content Management
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National Average
$41,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
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Event Planning
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Customer Service
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Accounting
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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