Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

Entry-Level Operations Managers can expect wages of $51K annually on average. With bonuses and profit sharing proceeds each occasionally running north of $10K and a few commissions that surpass $18K, total incomes for Entry-Level Operations Managers generally vary between $31K and $81K according to individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$33,899 - $78,751
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$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,770
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$10.24 - $24.48
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,899 - $78,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,292  
Profit Sharing
$97.69 - $10,641  
Commission
$341.53 - $18,460  
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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$30,618 - $80,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,865
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $24.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26 - $7.40  
Overtime
$13.52 - $35.56  
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
$0.00 - $10,292  
   
Commission
$341.53 - $18,460  
Profit Sharing
$97.69 - $10,641  
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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$30,618 - $80,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,076
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Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Avis Budget Group, Inc. are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Operations Managers in this area. Employees of Amazon.com Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $88K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $57K to $128K. Also paying near the top of the field are Frito-Lay, Inc. at $65K, Target Corporation at $65K, and Exel, Inc., where Entry-Level Operations Managers annually earn $62K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Office Depot, Inc., where the median salary is just $31K — 179 percent less than the top paying company. Employees at ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Avis Budget Group, Inc., and Xerox Corporation can also expect below-average earnings of $32K, $41K, and $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,974

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Entry-Level Operations Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 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 Indianapolis:
"Always be learning."
Learning and innovating are crucial. When you try a new idea figure out in advance how to measure its success. Then, after you've measured the success (or failure), act upon that. Apply that knowledge.

Operations Manager in New York:
"Productivity."
If you can hold your head high when you leave at the end of the day, and say to yourself, I did my best and made the right decisions with the information provided. Then you did a good job. What would you need to do for a great job?

Operations Manager in Charleston:
"Detailed concept understanding."
Dive in! Learn as much as possible at first. Learn all menus and positions in each concept intimately. Learn all the players names, strengths and weaknesses. Do not get tied down to only one task. Understand where you can make an immediate impact.

Operations Manager in Jacksonville:
"Think Big Picture."
The daily challenges an operations manager faces have a high propensity to mislead you to focus on relatively unimportant things. Consider the big picture from the perspective of your customers and this will effectively guide you to be a better leader and a better decision maker in prioritizing your team's activities.

Operations Manager in 14467:
"Relax."
It takes years of handling customer service issues to realize...I just needed to relax. I can make everyone a winner here if I just relax. The guest will follow our lead...so go ahead, cool down and relax...then engage, leaning into the guest as to say come here I have something to tell you. Show them how easy going you are...it rubs off very quickly! Before you know it they are relaxed as well...everyone is having a good time and away we go!

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Skills That Affect Operations Manager Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2288 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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