Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

Entry-Level Operations Managers can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Operations Managers varies from $30K to $80K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Entry-Level Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,518 - $79,489
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$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,896
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$10.84 - $24.51
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MEDIAN: $15.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,518 - $79,489  
   
Bonus
$102.73 - $10,444  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,184  
Commission
$495.96 - $22,300  
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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$30,453 - $80,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $24.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $7.42  
Overtime
$14.66 - $36.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$102.73 - $10,444  
   
Commission
$495.96 - $22,300  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,184  
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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$30,453 - $80,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,142

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Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Target Corporation, and LA Fitness are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Operations Managers. The Home Depot Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $78K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $68K and maxing out at just $92K. Also paying near the top of the field are Amazon.com Inc at $73K, Uber Technologies, Inc. at $70K, and Target Corporation, where Entry-Level Operations Managers annually earn $67K.

Known for its small paychecks, Office Depot, Inc. actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $30K — 164 percent lower than the top payer. Other low-paying employers include ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. at $33K and LA Fitness at $38K, though some Entry-Level Operations Managers there earn up to $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,188

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

Entry-Level Operations Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Washington (+13 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
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1810 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Operations Manager Salaries



▲3%

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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1810 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 28%