Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers come in at around $50K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Operations Managers range from $30K near the bottom to $80K near the top, where some exceptional performers can get $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, plus, in very few cases, commissions exceeding $15K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Operations Managers. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,676 - $77,645

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$10.14 - $24.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,676 - $77,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,280  
Profit Sharing
$152.42 - $10,729  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
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 - $80,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $24.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $7.31  
Overtime
$13.33 - $34.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,280  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$152.42 - $10,729  
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 - $80,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,757
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Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), PetSmart Inc., and Sears Holdings Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Operations Managers. Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($94K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $54K to $126K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Frito-Lay, Inc. at $65K, Target Corporation at $65K, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), where Entry-Level Operations Managers annually earn $61K.

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


For Entry-Level Operations Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent), New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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 Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2099 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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