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Operations Supervisor Salary

The nationwide average salary for Operations Supervisors is $51K per year, but those working at McDonald's Corporation can pull down an average $70K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., top-paying firms where Operations Supervisors rake in a respectable $63K, $61K, or $59K, respectively.
$35,846 - $76,542
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MEDIAN: $51,251
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$10.80 - $25.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,846 - $76,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,039  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,855  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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 - $76,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,230
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $25.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.32  
Overtime
$15.69 - $40.28  
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 - $8,039  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $7,855  
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 - $76,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,758
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Operations Supervisor


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Compensation may increase greatly for Operations Supervisors who advance to upper-end positions like Director of Operations. Median pay for Directors of Operations is $88K per year. 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 $9K and $10K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Process Improvement, Operations Management, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know People Management also know Problem Solving. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


For Operations Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Supervisors make a median salary of $55K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Operations Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Operations Supervisors in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+11 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Operations Supervisors in Orlando earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Columbus and 6 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Operations Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Supervisor?

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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Experience Affects Operations Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries




People Management
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Problem Solving
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$50,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1582 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%