Operations Supervisor Salary

With a median pay of $73K, McDonald's Corporation Operations Supervisors make much more than the national average ($52K per year) for those in this field. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., top-paying firms where Operations Supervisors rake in a respectable $65K, $64K, or $62K, respectively. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,266 - $77,591
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,096
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$11.18 - $26.30
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$36,266 - $77,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,135  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,009  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,786  
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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$30,801 - $77,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,630
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $26.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.91  
Overtime
$16.04 - $40.19  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,135  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,786  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,009  
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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$30,801 - $77,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,421
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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 $88K per year. Operations Managers or Operations Managers are common next-step roles for Operations Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Operations Managers is $8K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Operations Managers.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Survey results imply that Operations Supervisors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Job Scheduling, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Scheduling. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. Most people familiar with People Management also know Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Operations Supervisors see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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

National Average: $50,328

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

Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Supervisors, 15 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+12 percent), New York (+9 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

Operations Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Supervisor?

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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Experience Affects Operations Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Problem Solving
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1597 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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