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Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

An average Entry-Level Operations Manager can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. 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 and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Entry-Level Operations Managers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$32,956 - $76,858
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,956 - $76,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,291  
Profit Sharing
$492.76 - $10,377  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$30,439 - $79,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $23.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $7.34  
Overtime
$12.91 - $34.39  
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 - $10,291  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$492.76 - $10,377  
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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$30,439 - $79,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
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Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, The Brickman Group, Ltd., PetSmart Inc., and Sears Holdings Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Operations Managers. Entry-Level Operations Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Amazon.com Inc, where the median salary comes to $96K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($65K) and those starting out ($128K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Entry-Level Operations Managers will find the worst pay at The Brickman Group, Ltd., where the median salary crawls in at $41K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $49K, leaving little room for growth.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (3 percent less) and Austin (2 percent less).

Operations Manager Advice

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

Operations Manager in Fargo:
"It is NOT personal."
#1 - you have to define you and the JOB 2 different people. #2 - don't treat people like a number, but don't let them treat you like you are dirt under their shoes either.

Operations Manager in Meridian:
"That one day company would go out of business."
Always ways remember that the store managers make or break your company.

Operations Manager in Pompano Beach:
"A manager is only as good as the staff that reports to them."
Treat staff with respect. Being a manager is not a license to just boss people around. Working with your staff, getting your hands dirty, earns respect and builds teamwork.

Operations Manager in West Chester:
"I Wish I Would Have Known What "Kind" Of Personnel."
Take care of your drivers, safety is the key point with employees, hire clean licensed drivers. Encourage training and customer service form your employees. Watch your back with the dedicated company's' employees.

Operations Manager in Corpus Christi:
"Continued Education."
Continued education is a plus, plus benefit in any profession. There are always new programs, software and technologies worth learning which can assist you in your everyday performance.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Operations Manager Salaries




People Management
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Logistics
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Operations Management
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National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Inventory Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2327 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

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