Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

Entry-Level Operations Managers take home an average $53K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Operations Managers ($31K to $81K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Operations Managers. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Operations Managers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,780 - $79,821
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,522
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$10.84 - $24.57
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$25
MEDIAN: $15.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,780 - $79,821  
   
Bonus
$103.78 - $10,430  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,113  
Commission
$493.16 - $22,961  
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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$30,599 - $80,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9,366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $24.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $7.34  
Overtime
$14.89 - $36.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$103.78 - $10,430  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $22,961  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,113  
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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$30,599 - $80,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,281

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Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Target Corporation, and LA Fitness are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Operations Managers in this area. Pay for Entry-Level Operations Managers is best at The Home Depot Inc., which offers a median salary of $78K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $68K to $92K. Other big spenders include Amazon.com Inc, Uber Technologies, Inc., and Target Corporation, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Operations Managers see paychecks nearing $73K, $70K, or $67K.

With a median employee salary of $30K, Office Depot, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (164 percent lower than the top payer). Other low-paying employers include ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. at $33K and LA Fitness at $38K, though some Entry-Level Operations Managers there earn up to $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,547

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Operations Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 1 percent below the national average.

Operations Manager Advice

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

Operations Manager in Seattle:
"Washington Industry Growth."
Washington State is setting a standard for the wine industry and competing with California in quality. Salaries and wages have not yet caught up but it is on the rise.

Operations Manager in Houston:
"Customers and vendors are not your friends, be professional."
Be patient with people and always keep their feelings in mind.

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.

Key Stats for Operations Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1995 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Operations Manager Salaries



▲3%


▲1%


National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1995 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 28%
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