Operations Supervisor Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Operations supervisors typically have a four-year degree in business or a relevant field, as well as safety certifications. They must be hard working, intelligent, and organized. A good operation supervisor also is self-motivated, a good communicator, and a good listener. They must be comfortable working inside the office, as well as working outside in the field.
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
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
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).
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