Operations Analyst Salary

Earnings for Operations Analysts in the United States come in at around $52K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Operations Analysts varies from around $36K to approximately $75K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Male Operations Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,900 - $72,392
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,503
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90%

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$14.20 - $28.19
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,900 - $72,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,549  
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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$35,905 - $75,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $28.19  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$1,100 - $13,905  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,549  
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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$35,905 - $75,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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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While not commonly seen, Operations Analysts who transition into a VP of Operations position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for VPs of Operations is $122K per year. Operations Analysts most often move into positions as Operations Managers or Senior Operations Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Analyst


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley are all popular places to work. For Operations Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at United Technologies Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $76K, the highest in the area. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Capital One Financial Corp (+$68K), Citibank (+$61K), and Barclays Capital Inc (+$61K).

With a median salary of only $31K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department. Employees at UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Wells Fargo & Co. can also expect below-average earnings of $41K, $41K, and $42K.

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Survey results imply that Operations Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Automation Scripting, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Analysts make a median salary of $59K. Operations Analysts who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

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 (+23 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Operations Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Operations Analysts in Jacksonville bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Dallas and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent less).

Operations Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Analyst?

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

Automation Scripting
up arrow 11%


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 495 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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