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Operations Analyst Salary

Median pay for Operations Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K annually. Total cash compensation for Operations Analysts runs from $36K to $75K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. There are more male Operations Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,687 - $72,346
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,534
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$14.04 - $28.17
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$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
$37,687 - $72,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,761  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $7,904  
Commission
$196.53 - $12,717  
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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$35,814 - $74,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $28.17  
   
Overtime
$15.33 - $41.84  
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 - $9,761  
   
Commission
$196.53 - $12,717  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $7,904  
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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$35,814 - $74,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426

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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 Operations Analysts do not often become VPs of Operations, the job pays $122K per year on average. 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


Dominating the field, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Morgan Stanley, and Deutsche Bank are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Operations Analysts. Operations Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United Technologies Corporation, where the average salary comes to $76K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Capital One Financial Corp, Citibank, and Barclays Capital Inc, where Operations Analysts typically earn around $68K, $61K, or $61K, respectively.

Considering that the median salary at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a shallow $31K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying company's rate. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at UBS ($41K), Deutsche Bank ($41K), and Wells Fargo & Co. ($42K).

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 in pay of 6 percent. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Analysts make a median salary of $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $63K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Operations Analysts, 27 percent higher than the national average. Operations Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Operations Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Operations Analysts in Jacksonville bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Dallas and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 6 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 6%



Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 513 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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