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Operations Analyst Salary

The average Operations Analyst in the United States earns approximately $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 experience level. Male Operations Analysts who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. Job satisfaction for Operations Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,661 - $72,288
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,528
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$14.05 - $28.32
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,661 - $72,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,845  
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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$35,810 - $74,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,187
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $28.32  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $41.82  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,742  
   
Commission
$1,100 - $13,905  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,845  
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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$35,810 - $74,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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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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Operations Analysts do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $122K per year. A common career progression for an Operations Analyst is to become an Operations Manager or a Senior Operations Analyst. Compared to Operations Analysts, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $17K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Analyst


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Operations Analysts include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank. 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).

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($31K). UBS, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo & Co. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $41K, $41K, and $42K.

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Operations Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Automation Scripting, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent 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.


Operations Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Operations Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. As Operations Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Operations Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Operations Analysts is geography, with workers in Jacksonville earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Dallas (21 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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 13%



Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 516 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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