Operations Supervisor Salary

The national average salary for Operations Supervisors is $55K per year; by contrast, McDonald's Corporation pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $71K. 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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,148 - $80,752
$38K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,823
10%
50%
90%

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$11.69 - $26.36
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.88
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50%
90%

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$0$80K
Salary $38,148 - $80,752
Bonus $0.00 - $9,692
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,341
Commission $192.71 - $10,391
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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$30,563 - $79,162
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,563
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.69 - $26.36
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $6.12
Overtime $16.73 - $40.22
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,692
Commission $192.71 - $10,391
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,341
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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$30,563 - $79,162
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,635

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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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While not commonly seen, Operations Supervisors who transition into a Director of Operations position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Directors of Operations is $89K per year. It is quite typical for Operations Supervisors to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $8K and $8K higher per year.

Operations Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Supervisor

Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Safety Compliance, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training. The majority of those who know People Management also know Problem Solving and Leadership. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Leadership and Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

Pay by Experience for an Operations Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 3,275 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 2,580 salaries. An experienced Operations Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 2,354 salaries. An Operations Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 1,122 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,174

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

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Operations Supervisors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Louisville, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta and Phoenix (2 percent lower).

Operations Supervisor Reviews

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

Operations Supervisor in Romeoville:
Pros: The work environment.
Cons: Management is very poor.

Operations Supervisor in Towaco:
"Supervisor."
Pros: The people, walking, talking, easy work.
Cons: Their own entity.

Operations Supervisor in Norcross:
"Very well."
Pros: Being able to manage a shop without need to higher ups getting involved.
Cons: Pay to be completely honest.....

Operations Supervisor in Los Angeles:
"It's ideal for learning logistics."
Pros: The people and the environment is suttle.
Cons: The communication level is low.

Operations Supervisor in Lindsay:
"Stress level."
Pros: Creating a wholesome dairy product that gets made into cheese.
Cons: Stress level, no home time, overflow of responsibility, working through lunches and on all holidays.

Operations Supervisor in Minot:
"The job is terrific. My boss can sometimes be a lot to handl."
Pros: The interactions with my co-workers, the environment, the customers, the steadiness, and the overall experience.
Cons: My boss!!!

Operations Supervisor in Albany:
"Decent."
Pros: It pays the bills. Always learning something new every day.
Cons: Long hours and sometimes very hard work.

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Key Stats for Operations Supervisor

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1507 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

▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries



Leadership
▼0%


National Average
$51,000

People Management
▼1%








▼6%

▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1507 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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%
no benefits
None: 17%
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