Operations Analysts in the United States take home an average $52K per year. In the world of Operations Analysts, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $75K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. For the most part, Operations Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men working as Operations Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,256 - $73,067  
   
Bonus
$505 - $9,149  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,092  
Commission
$13,419  
Total Pay (?
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$36,117 - $74,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,001
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Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $28.88  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $43.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$505 - $9,149  
   
Commission
$13,419  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,092  
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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$36,117 - $74,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 524

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Operations Analyst


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Operations Analysts who transition into a VP of Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $123K per year. Operations Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Senior Operations Analysts. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Analyst


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Operations Analysts include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank. Capital One Financial Corp pays the most with a median salary of $69K, though there is little variation overall ($54K to $94K). Fidelity Investments, The Boeing Company, and Citibank are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Operations Analysts earning around $69K, $67K, or $61K at each firm, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Deutsche Bank at $40K, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage at $43K, and Morgan Stanley, where $46K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Survey results imply that Operations Analysts deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Research Analysis, and Problem Solving. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in 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.


For many Operations Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,986

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

For Operations Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), New York (+18 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Operations Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Analyst?

Operations Analyst in Tampa:
"Data analysis."
Pros: I like the fact that I am able to analyze and make consulting advice to my organization.
Cons: I don't like the fact that everything is time sensitive.

Operations Analyst in Louisville:
"Constant change."
Pros: I like that everyday I'm faced with something else to learn. I like helping people indirectly. Flexibility.
Cons: The limited staffing on my team.

Operations Analyst in Lenexa:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: There is no micromanagement, able to do my job independently and take charge in places that are needed.
Cons: The financial strength of the company which influences my personal compensation.

Operations Analyst in Denver:
"Great opportunity for growth."
Pros: My job gives me flexibility to grow into different functional areas. It is a small company so I have the opportunity to work with a lot of different areas of the business.
Cons: I like most things about my job. I turned down a higher offer to take this job, so compensation is on my mind. Especially looking at industry standards.

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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Key Stats for Operations Analyst

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 329 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Operations Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 329 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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