Operations Analyst Salary

An average Operations Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. 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 $9K and $6K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Operations Analysts (56 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Operations Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,396 - $74,079
$39K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,044
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$14.18 - $29.00
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,396 - $74,079  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,102  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,143  
Commission
$13,419  
Total Pay (?
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$36,308 - $75,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,030
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $29.00  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $44.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,102  
   
Commission
$13,419  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,143  
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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$36,308 - $75,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 556

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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 $124K per year. The most common next step for an Operations Analyst is to become an Operations Manager or a Senior Operations Analyst. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

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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. Pay for Operations Analysts is best at Capital One Financial Corp, which offers a median salary of $69K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $54K to $94K. Other big spenders include Fidelity Investments, The Boeing Company, and Citibank, top-paying firms where Operations Analysts see paychecks nearing $69K, $67K, or $61K.

Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Morgan Stanley also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $40K, $43K, and $46K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in SQL, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Research Analysis. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Process Improvement and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Analyst

Pay by Experience for an Operations Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 1,898 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 513 salaries. An experienced Operations Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 256 salaries. An Operations Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,346

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Operations Analysts will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver and Atlanta (1 percent lower).

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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 368 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Operations Analyst Salaries

▲23%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Operations Analyst Salaries

SQL
▲7%






National Average
$52,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Accounting
▼1%







▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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