Entry-Level Operations Managers take home an average $52K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Operations Managers ranges from $30K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,519 - $79,389
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MEDIAN: $51,776
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$10.68 - $24.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,519 - $79,389  
   
Bonus
$102.88 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,222  
Commission
$507 - $20,520  
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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$30,392 - $80,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9,161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $24.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $7.42  
Overtime
$14.57 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$102.88 - $10,342  
   
Commission
$507 - $20,520  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,222  
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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$30,392 - $80,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,184

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Operations Managers, Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and LA Fitness are leading firms in the industry. Although salaries only range from $57K to just $92K, The Home Depot Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $75K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Amazon.com Inc, Uber Technologies, Inc., and Target Corporation, where earnings of $74K, $68K, or $66K are standard for Entry-Level Operations Managers.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $38K — but Office Depot, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $30K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. at $33K, and LA Fitness where $38K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Operations Managers there earn up to $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,145

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Operations Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Washington (+11 percent).

Operations Manager Advice

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

Operations Manager in Seattle:
"Washington Industry Growth."
Washington State is setting a standard for the wine industry and competing with California in quality. Salaries and wages have not yet caught up but it is on the rise.

Operations Manager in Houston:
"Customers and vendors are not your friends, be professional."
Be patient with people and always keep their feelings in mind.

Operations Manager in Tustin:
"Family Owned and Operated."
If you are working with a family member, at that point you are not family. You as the employee, although promised the world sitting around the family dinning table means nothing. Be sure to clearly outline all that is expected of each member and goals and future business. Make sure to get it in writing.

Operations Manager in Boston:
"Perception and Communication is Critical."
Perception is so important. You may have one opinion of how you're doing but your customer(s) may have a different opinion. Never assume, always ask for feedback. Being able to listen and learn from constructive feedback is a critical factor in success.

Operations Manager in Boston:
"Never Stop Learning."
Do not be afraid of constructive criticism. No one can improve unless they know where their opportunities are. It took me a while to get to the point where I was comfortable with this in my career. I consistently coach my direct reports to be open to it so they can hopefully get there faster than I did. Also, perception is so unbelievably important. You may think one thing but your customer(s) think something completely different. Communication is critical in order to make sure you are truly aligned with your customers.

Operations Manager in Jersey City:
"None."
Know whats required for the job. Know your Manager and the salary range before accepting an offer.

Operations Manager in Charlotte:
"Do It All So It All Gets Done."
Cross train your team and cross train yourself. It's great to have a superstar and great to be a superstar, but it takes a confident and competent team to succeed. We win, we succeed, we achieve. I lost, I failed, I missed. Prioritize what you can at the beginning of the day and work the plan. Various "urgencies" compete for your time and energy. Learn to say that's not were focused on at this time. Minimize putting out "fires" by not leaving loose ends, give clear directions, train your team, and understand the process yourself. Never stop learning, learn to give your opinion to add to the thought process not to get others to change theirs.

Key Stats for Operations Manager

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1809 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
24%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1809 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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