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Operations Analyst Salary

The average Operations Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $51K per year. Total cash earnings of Operations Analysts range from $36K on the low end to $75K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Male Operations Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,261 - $72,397
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,423
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$14.04 - $28.57
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,261 - $72,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,838  
Profit Sharing
$478.83 - $7,931  
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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$35,671 - $75,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,104
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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $28.57  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $42.05  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,838  
   
Commission
$196.53 - $12,717  
Profit Sharing
$478.83 - $7,931  
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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$35,671 - $75,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425

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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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Though some Operations Analysts move into positions like VP of Operations (where the average salary is $122K), this progression is not the norm. 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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Operations Analysts, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Morgan Stanley, and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. United Technologies Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $76K. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries at Capital One Financial Corp (+$68K), Citibank (+$61K), and Barclays Capital Inc (+$61K).

The lowest pay by far can be found at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. — this employer offers a median salary of $31K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Deutsche Bank ($41K), Wells Fargo & Co. ($42K), and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ($43K).

Popular Skills for Operations Analyst


Operations Analysts report using a deep pool 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 11 percent. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Operations Analysts see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Operations Analysts who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Operations Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Operations Analyst's salary, with Jacksonville Operations Analysts earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (21 percent less) and Dallas (7 percent less).

Operations Analyst Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Analyst?

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%




Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Database Management & Reporting
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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 543 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%