Operations Analyst Salary

Operations Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $52K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Operations Analysts can bottom out near $36K or peak near $75K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men make up the majority of Operations Analysts (62 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,026 - $72,398

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$14.21 - $28.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,026 - $72,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,769  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,759  
Commission
$1,100 - $13,905  
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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$35,955 - $75,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $28.29  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $42.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,769  
   
Commission
$1,100 - $13,905  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $7,759  
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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$35,955 - $75,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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Job Description for Operations Analyst

An operations analyst typically performs duties related to the development and implementation of business practices that ensure optimal performance. The specific duties of an operations analyst can be as varied as the business world itself, but generally an operations analyst is tasked with evaluating and updating procedures, practices, and operations. Operations analysts are often involved with the design, implementation, and improvement of new and existing product lines.

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Operations Analyst Tasks

  • Drive systems development and process improvements.
  • Participate in efforts to improve capabilities, process improvement and technology projects.
  • Analyze data for anomalies, trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Complete impact analyses for all operations improvements.

Common Career Paths for Operations Analyst


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Though some Operations Analysts move into positions like VP of Operations (where the average salary is $122K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for Operations Analysts to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Senior Operations Analysts, where reported median earnings are $7K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Analyst


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Deutsche Bank are all popular places to work. Operations Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United Technologies Corporation, where the average salary comes to $76K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Capital One Financial Corp, Citibank, and Barclays Capital Inc, where earnings of $68K, $61K, or $61K are standard for Operations Analysts.

Known for its small paychecks, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $31K — less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Deutsche Bank at $41K, Wells Fargo & Co. at $42K, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where $43K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Operations Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Project Management, Financial Analysis, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Access and Research Analysis. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Process Improvement and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Operations Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Operations Analysts see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Operations Analysts that is 26 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Jacksonville Operations Analysts have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. St. Louis and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 7 percent less than the median.

Operations Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Analyst?

Operations Analyst in Nashville:
"Six Sigma Focus-High Metric Retrieval."
Pros: I love that I can constantly learn in my work environment and improve my skills with technology, business, and with people. The flexibility and drive that they provide at Caterpillar have pushed me to the next level, and promoted me to improve myself everyday. I have a lot of contact with high level managers and VP;s of the company, which allows me to see the company from top to bottom, from the inside out. I also reach out globally to all the other offices we have in the world.
Cons: I would say the pay is what I currently like the least.

Operations Analyst in Chicago:
"Ops Analyst."
Pros: Process improvement and solution implementation as well as being able to test different theories on how to build a successful business.
Cons: Small company, upper management disconnect.

Operations Analyst in Fremont:
"Exciting Job, But Lots Of Work."
Pros: Fast paced environment, lots of smart coworkers, challenging.
Cons: Sometimes overworked, long commute.

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Experience Affects Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Operations Analyst Salaries


Project Management
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Financial Analysis
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Operations Management
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SQL
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$52,000

Database Management & Reporting
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Problem Solving
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Microsoft Excel
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Financial Reporting
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Microsoft Office
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Research Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 485 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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