Earnings for Operations Administrators in the United States come in at around $44K per year on average. Total incomes of Operations Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $63K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Operations Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (70 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,202 - $68,589
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,760
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$12.79 - $24.22
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
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
$33,202 - $68,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,943  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,106  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$28,980 - $63,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $24.22  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $37.21  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,943  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $5,106  
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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$28,980 - $63,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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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.

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Many Operations Administrators move into an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much 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, skills in Process Improvement, Project Management, Human Resources, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Microsoft Office 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Operations Administrators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $38K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $42K. Operations Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,605

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Administrators, 79 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), Denver (+16 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin and Phoenix (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries


Operations Management
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Project Management
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Payroll Administration
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Accounting
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Event Planning
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National Average
$41,000

Office Administration
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Inventory Management
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
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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