The Boeing Company is a desirable employer for Operations Analysts where the median salary comes in around $81K, beating the field's national median of $52K per year. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Capital One Financial Corp, Fidelity Investments, and Citibank, top-paying firms where Operations Analysts rake in a $69K, $66K, or $61K, respectively. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,191 - $73,012
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MEDIAN: $52,321
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$13.93 - $29.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,191 - $73,012  
   
Bonus
$511 - $9,107  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,077  
Commission
$13,419  
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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$36,067 - $74,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$14.77 - $44.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$511 - $9,107  
   
Commission
$13,419  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $6,077  
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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$36,067 - $74,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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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.

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As Operations Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as VP of Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Operations earn $123K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Operations Analyst often leads to becoming an Operations Manager or a Senior Operations Analyst; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Operations Analysts report using a large range 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 of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Research Analysis, and Problem Solving. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Analysts make a median salary of $61K. Operations Analysts who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,983

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Home to some of the best pay for Operations Analysts, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Jersey City (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 2 percent less in Salt Lake City and 1 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Operations Analyst Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Operations Analyst Salaries

SQL
up arrow 7%



Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
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Accounting
0%

Financial Reporting
0%

National Average
$52,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Problem Solving
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 331 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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