Operations Supervisor Salary

Though nationally Operations Supervisors make an average $54K annually, those in this field can find the most generous pay at McDonald's Corporation, where the average salary is around $71K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Republic Services Inc at $68K, Comcast Cable, Inc. at $66K, and FedEx Freight, where Operations Supervisors annually earn $58K. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,806 - $80,032
$38K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,144
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50%
90%

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$11.54 - $26.59
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,806 - $80,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,654  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,779  
Commission
$102.13 - $15,101  
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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$30,546 - $78,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $26.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $6.14  
Overtime
$16.57 - $40.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,654  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,779  
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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$30,546 - $78,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,388

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Operations Supervisors move into roles as Directors of Operations, where pay is an average $89K per year. Operations Supervisors typically move into roles as Operations Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $8K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. 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, Scheduling, and Training. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, 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

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: $50,950

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

For Operations Supervisors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Louisville, 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Phoenix earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

Operations Supervisor Reviews

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

Operations Supervisor in New York:
"The Pros and Cons."
Pros: Probably the only thing I like about my job is my direct shipping manager that I report too. And that's because of the extremely efficient environment he creates for us too work in. He postures us so that his shipping staff is able to duplicate him, and ultimately be as efficient as he is.
Cons: My main issue is that I want to earn more money. But the stores business is not doing as well as it should; and there's not much team work amongst the sales employees, to create more business and generate more money. The majority of them just want to get there check, I'm under the impression that they are not here for the consistency of business. I want to be apart of a team where we work as such and there is a better chance of progression leading to me brighter future.

Operations Supervisor in Miami:
"I like that every day is different."
Pros: I like to work in a very high environment, and make the production get the Higher level possible.
Cons: I have to Wake up very early, 4:00am.

Operations Supervisor in Durham:
Pros: -Flexibility. -Freedom. -Began working "on the ground floor" when company first launched. -Culture. -Diversity.
Cons: -Low Pay. -Limited advancement opportunities. -Demanding hours.

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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Key Stats for Operations Supervisor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1226 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Operations Supervisor Salaries

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National Average
$51,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries




People Management
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Leadership
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National Average
$51,000







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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1226 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
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%