Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary (United States)

About three-quarters of Entry-Level Operations Managers are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $49,102 annually. Overall cash allowance—including $10,272 potential for bonuses and profit sharing each and $16,000 commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $32,856 and $76,340. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While 25 percent report receiving no health benefits, 73 percent do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Entry-Level Operations Managers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary (?
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$32,856 - $76,340
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Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,856 - $76,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,272  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,186  
Commission
$0.00 - $16,000  
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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$30,428 - $78,938  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $23.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $6.85  
Overtime
$12.95 - $34.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,272  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,186  
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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$30,428 - $78,938  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,437
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Operations Manager

Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Operations Managers include Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, The Brickman Group, Ltd., PetSmart Inc., and Sears Holdings Corporation. Entry-Level Operations Managers flock to Amazon.com Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $93,950 lead the pack in compensation; however, Amazon.com Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $65K at one end to $125K at the other end.
With a median salary of only $40,305 (less than half of the top paying company's rate), The Brickman Group, Ltd. lags significantly in the earnings department. FedEx Ground and PetSmart Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $43,504 and $44,494.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Operations Managers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (-5 percent) and Austin (-4 percent).

Operations Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Operations Manager in Bossier City:
"Complete Scope Of Responsibilities And Authority."
Completely read position description and understand authority granted within it.
Operations Manager in Panama City:
"Seek Out Certifications In Multiple Fields."
Obtain certifications in various disciplines, I.e. Project Management, Quality, Six Sigma, Operations, while in college. You will be more enticing to future employers.
Operations Manager in Anderson:
"Dedication."
Plan and expect your plans to change. Keep sight of your goals and remember everyone has value.
Operations Manager in Kingsport:
Always be confident in what you have been chosen to do in your choice of job. Be prepared with any and all presentation you plan to share. Give praise to those who require it in public and criticize those who need it in private. Love the work you do and you never work a day.
Operations Manager in Naperville:
"Communication."
Make communication and setting clear expectations and giving feedback a priority.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Operations Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

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Male
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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