Entry-Level Operations Managers can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Operations Managers vary widely between $30K and $80K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Entry-Level Operations Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. Most Entry-Level Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,482 - $79,127
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MEDIAN: $51,532
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,482 - $79,127  
   
Bonus
$153.74 - $10,428  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,950  
Commission
$484.79 - $20,134  
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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$30,336 - $80,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,826
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $24.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29 - $7.40  
Overtime
$14.37 - $36.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$153.74 - $10,428  
   
Commission
$484.79 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,950  
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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$30,336 - $80,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,043
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Entry-Level Operations Managers fill the offices of leading firms Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), and PetSmart Inc. For Entry-Level Operations Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Amazon.com Inc; in fact, average earnings are around $74K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($56K versus $119K) is great. Also paying near the top of the field are The Home Depot Inc. at $72K, Target Corporation at $72K, and Uber Technologies, Inc., where Entry-Level Operations Managers annually earn $68K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Office Depot, Inc., where the median salary is just $30K — less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. at $33K, and LA Fitness where $39K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Operations Managers there earn up to $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,053

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Entry-Level Operations Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent).

Operations Manager Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Operations Manager Salaries



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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1724 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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