Operations Supervisor Salary

Though nationally Operations Supervisors make an average $52K annually, those in this field can find the most generous pay at McDonald's Corporation, where the average salary is around $74K. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks at Republic Services Inc ($64K), Comcast Cable, Inc. ($63K), and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. ($59K).

$36,137 - $76,554
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,555
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50%
90%

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$10.89 - $25.98
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,137 - $76,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,975  
Profit Sharing
$3.25 - $7,812  
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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$30,788 - $76,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,435
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
$10.89 - $25.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.22  
Overtime
$15.90 - $40.81  
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 - $7,975  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$3.25 - $7,812  
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).
)
$30,788 - $76,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,825

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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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As Operations Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Operations earn $88K on average 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


Survey takers working as Operations Supervisors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Process Improvement, Operations Management, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Operations Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Operations Supervisors in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). In Columbus, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 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




Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Problem Solving
0%

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 1576 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: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%