Entry-Level Operations Manager Salary

Entry-Level Operations Managers take home approximately $51K annually on average. Total cash compensation varies widely depending on the individual performance of Entry-Level Operations Managers. Generally sitting in the range of $31K to $81K, the final number can include almost $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing and commissions of $18K in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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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Many Entry-Level Operations Managers can be found at Amazon.com Inc, FedEx Ground, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), and Avis Budget Group, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. 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. Frito-Lay, Inc., Target Corporation, and Exel, Inc. also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Operations Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $65K, $65K, and $62K, respectively.

179 percent less than the top paying company, Office Depot, Inc. offers a median salary of just $31K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Avis Budget Group, Inc., and Xerox Corporation are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($32K, $41K, and $42K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,974

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

For Entry-Level Operations Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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 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!

Operations Manager in Elkhart:
"Be a Leader."
Be very open to change and be willing to volunteer to lead change. You set the bar in so many areas, you have to lead by example. Learn to delegate without micro-managing.

Operations Manager in Purchase:
"Very high stress levels, Position skill set required."
As Ops Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Control candidate must possess strong diplomatic skills, prepare for extremely high stress levels, fully research position responsibilities, excellent written and communication skills and have command of all subject matter.

Operations Manager in Florence:
"Leadership 101."
Learn the basics and build a platform for idea sharing to enhance business performance. Develop a strategy, share/distribute ownership among the team, and create timely updates while communicating progress.

Operations Manager in Toledo:
Be patient ,treat people the way you want to be treated , focus on goals for the company and the customer.

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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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