Operations Administrator Salary

Earnings for Operations Administrators in the United States come in at around $43K per year on average. Total incomes of Operations Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $65K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Operations Administrators making up 76 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,773 - $67,068

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$12.44 - $23.52

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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
$30,773 - $67,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,162  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,077  
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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$29,164 - $64,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $23.52  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $33.37  
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 - $5,162  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,077  
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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$29,164 - $64,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. 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 $51K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Operations Administrators, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). San Jose is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Los Angeles and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 28%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
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Content Management
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National Average
$41,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
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Data Analysis
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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 209 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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