Operations Supervisor Salary

With a median pay of $73K, McDonald's Corporation Operations Supervisors make much more than the national average ($52K annually) for those in this field. Other big spenders include Comcast Cable, Inc., Republic Services Inc, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., top-paying firms where Operations Supervisors see paychecks nearing $65K, $65K, or $60K. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,393 - $76,988

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$11.02 - $26.34

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,393 - $76,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,147  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,823  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$30,878 - $77,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $26.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.13  
Overtime
$16.01 - $40.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,147  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,823  
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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$30,878 - $77,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,029
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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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Operations Supervisors do not often transition into Director of Operations roles. The role averages $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 $8K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills 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 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. Those familiar with People Management tend to be well versed in Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


Operations Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Operations Supervisors in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+11 percent), Houston (+8 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Columbus (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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



Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Problem Solving
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$50,000

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1478 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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