Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Operations Manager can expect to rake in roughly $51K annually. Final incomes of Entry-Level Operations Managers generally vary between $30K and $80K; more lucrative packages include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions — occasionally as high as $10K each for the first two and $15K for the last. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most Entry-Level Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Entry-Level Operations Managers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,624 - $77,611
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,508
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$10.15 - $23.99
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,624 - $77,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,289  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $10,748  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,313  
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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$30,441 - $80,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,180
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
$10.15 - $23.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $7.31  
Overtime
$13.26 - $34.93  
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 - $10,289  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,313  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $10,748  
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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$30,441 - $80,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,736
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Operations Manager


Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), PetSmart Inc., and Sears Holdings Corporation are all popular places to work. Although Amazon.com Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $94K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $54K on the low end all the way up to $126K at the top. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Frito-Lay, Inc., Target Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), top-paying firms where Entry-Level Operations Managers rake in a comfortable $65K, $65K, or $63K, respectively.

Workers at Avis Budget Group, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and FedEx Ground also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $40K, $42K, and $43K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Operations Managers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Philadelphia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

Operations Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Operations Manager in Wilmington:
"Operations Manager."
Lots of fun if you like being challenged daily, working and managing employees and problem solving. Need to be innovative, good leader and mentor/coach.

Operations Manager in St. Louis:
"The amount of hours."
The amount of hours that I have had to put in is difficult to manage. I would ask up front what the expectation is for that kind of time.

Operations Manager in Los Angeles:
"Mid to high stress, need accounting, distribution experience."
Need understanding of employee management, accounting, distribution, IT, credit, manage customer and vendor relationships.

Operations Manager in Coos Bay:
"The issues with small business owners."
Be flexible and look for new opportunities as they become available.

Operations Manager in Cambridge:
"Executives."
Be prepared for unusual requests and ideas from executives that you may feel don't make sense for the company.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Operations Manager Salaries



Leadership
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People Management
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Team Leadership
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2121 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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