Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

For Entry-Level Operations Managers, annual average wages total $50K per year. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Operations Managers stretch from $30K near the bottom to $80K on the more lucrative end; these packages can sometimes encompass potential bonuses and profit sharing of almost $10K each, along with commissions approaching $15K in rare cases. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,588 - $77,630
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,495
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$10.14 - $23.87
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$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
$33,588 - $77,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
Profit Sharing
$239.60 - $10,665  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,277  
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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$30,417 - $79,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,158
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
$10.14 - $23.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $7.31  
Overtime
$13.23 - $34.81  
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 - $10,282  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,277  
Profit Sharing
$239.60 - $10,665  
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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$30,417 - $79,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,735
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Operations Manager


Dominating the field, Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), PetSmart Inc., and Sears Holdings Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Operations Managers. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $94K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $54K to a high of $126K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Frito-Lay, Inc., Target Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), where Entry-Level Operations Managers typically earn around $65K, $65K, or $63K, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Avis Budget Group, Inc. ($40K), The Brickman Group, Ltd. ($42K), and FedEx Ground ($43K).

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+16 percent), New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Philadelphia ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 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 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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Operations Manager Salaries



Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2137 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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