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Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

For Entry-Level Operations Managers, annual average wages total $50K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Operations Managers (largely between $30K and $80K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $11K from profit sharing, and commissions of $15K in exceptional cases. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Entry-Level Operations Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Some workers in this field — about a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,419 - $77,600
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,423
10%
50%
90%

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$10.11 - $23.80
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$33,419 - $77,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,319  
Profit Sharing
$403.37 - $10,907  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,316  
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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$30,440 - $80,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,916
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
$10.11 - $23.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $7.37  
Overtime
$12.95 - $34.72  
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 - $10,319  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,316  
Profit Sharing
$403.37 - $10,907  
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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$30,440 - $80,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,641

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Operations Manager


Entry-Level Operations Managers flock to Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, PetSmart Inc., Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and The Brickman Group, Ltd., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $96K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $54K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $129K. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) ($63K), U.S. Army ($61K), and Exel, Inc. ($59K).

Salaries are easily beat at The Brickman Group, Ltd., where median pay comes to just $42K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $32K and ending at $50K, range in salary is rather small. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores. ($42K), FedEx Ground ($43K), and Poolcorp, Inc. ($46K).

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Entry-Level Operations Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 8 percent below the national average.

Operations Manager Advice

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

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.

Operations Manager in Charlotte:
"Demonstrate positive values to those I influence."
Spend time with others, show that I care by listen to their suggestions and questions, propose alternatives to their solutions. Challenge others to see problems as viewed from different people might see them. Encourage them to solve the problem(s) using multiple approaches. Do not let anyone take themselves too seriously--take time to laugh together.

Operations Manager in Fargo:
"It is NOT personal."
#1 - you have to define you and the JOB 2 different people. #2 - don't treat people like a number, but don't let them treat you like you are dirt under their shoes either.

Operations Manager in Meridian:
"That one day company would go out of business."
Always ways remember that the store managers make or break your company.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Operations Manager Salaries



Leadership
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People Management
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Logistics
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Operations Management
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Team Leadership
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National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2239 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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