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Operations Administrator Salary

Operations Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $43K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Operations Administrators spread between $29K and $66K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Operations Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Operations Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,538 - $67,687
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MEDIAN: $43,282
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,538 - $67,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $8,247  
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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$28,774 - $66,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 649
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $22.96  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $34.08  
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 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$518 - $8,247  
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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$28,774 - $66,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Operations Administrators who advance to upper-end positions like Operations Manager. Operations Managers make $58K per year on average.

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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 Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Management, Office Administration, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Operations Management and Customer Service. The majority of those who know Office Administration also know 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.


For Operations Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Operations Administrators bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Jose, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Houston and 11 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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$41,000

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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%