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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$34K
$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

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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 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.

Operations Manager in San Diego:
"Employees make you."
Employees need to respect your authority. First rule. The gift is for you to get those employees to understand you appreciate them for helping you get to success and it was them who made it possible with your direction. My employees make the business go. I just guide it. Make your employees think they are the ones that guide it without stepping into your shoes.

Operations Manager in Tustin:
"Never go into business without an agreement."
I wish I would have written out an agreement. Working with family has been unfair and brutal.

Operations Manager in Vero Beach:
"Attitude and Aptitude."
Lead by example and remain positive. Surround yourself with people who have the right attitude and aptitude to do the job.

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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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