For Operations Supervisors, higher-than-average salaries can be found at McDonald's Corporation, where the average employee brings in around $71K relative to the national average of $54K annually for those in this line of work. Soaring salaries can also be found at Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and FedEx Freight, where earnings of $68K, $66K, or $58K are standard for Operations Supervisors.

$37,627 - $79,404
$38K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,841
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50%
90%

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$11.45 - $26.52
$11
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,627 - $79,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,531  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,723  
Commission
$101.37 - $15,152  
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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$30,531 - $78,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $26.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $6.12  
Overtime
$16.69 - $40.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,531  
   
Commission
$101.37 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,723  
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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$30,531 - $78,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,445

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Job Description for Operations Supervisor

Operations supervisors deal with the day-to-day issues that arise in the course of business. They need to know to whom they can turn in crisis and must be familiar with company policies and procedures. When state or municipal inspectors arrive, they need to respond adequately. Also, the operations supervisor must meet with supervisors, keep abreast of all policy changes, and follow relevant safety procedures. For operations to occur smoothly and on schedule, the operation supervisor must be able to deal with any emergency that arises within the company or outside the workplace (such as issues with suppliers). While the job typically occurs during regular business hours, the operations supervisors often is expected to be on call on nights and weekends.

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Operations Supervisor Tasks

  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies to operate more efficiently.
  • Generate relevant operational documentation.
  • Monitor operations to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.

Common Career Paths for Operations Supervisor


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It's not very common for Operations Supervisors to move on to become Directors of Operations. Average pay for a Director of Operations is $89K annually. When Operations Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Operations Managers or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $8K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Survey results imply that Operations Supervisors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Safety Compliance, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Training. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Leadership and Problem Solving. The majority of those who know People Management also know Problem Solving and Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Supervisors make a median salary of $56K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,865

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

Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Operations Supervisors, 18 percent higher than the national average. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Louisville. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (3 percent less) and Atlanta (2 percent less).

Operations Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Supervisor?

Operations Supervisor in New York:
"The Pros and Cons."
Pros: Probably the only thing I like about my job is my direct shipping manager that I report too. And that's because of the extremely efficient environment he creates for us too work in. He postures us so that his shipping staff is able to duplicate him, and ultimately be as efficient as he is.
Cons: My main issue is that I want to earn more money. But the stores business is not doing as well as it should; and there's not much team work amongst the sales employees, to create more business and generate more money. The majority of them just want to get there check, I'm under the impression that they are not here for the consistency of business. I want to be apart of a team where we work as such and there is a better chance of progression leading to me brighter future.

Operations Supervisor in Miami:
"I like that every day is different."
Pros: I like to work in a very high environment, and make the production get the Higher level possible.
Cons: I have to Wake up very early, 4:00am.

Operations Supervisor in Durham:
Pros: -Flexibility. -Freedom. -Began working "on the ground floor" when company first launched. -Culture. -Diversity.
Cons: -Low Pay. -Limited advancement opportunities. -Demanding hours.

Operations Supervisor in Griffin:
"Management."
Pros: The responsibility and freedom to be my own success which in turn is our company's success.
Cons: Feast or famine. Reactive containment, work volume changes one day to the next.

Operations Supervisor in Short Hills:
"Operations Review."
Pros: My job is very detailed orientated. My daily tasks consist of about ten responsibilities plus more. My schedule is from 9am-6pm Monday through Friday. I help keep a luxury retail store organized and maintain all products. Also, I oversee the shipping and receiving duties at our location. Each week I have reports due as well.
Cons: There are added responsibilities every month but no pay increase. The stress level is very high as well.

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Key Stats for Operations Supervisor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1259 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Operations Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1259 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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