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Operations Supervisor Salary

Operations Supervisors in search of top-notch pay will find it at McDonald's Corporation, where the median salary of $73K trumps the $52K per year-national average for those in this profession. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Comcast Cable, Inc., Republic Services Inc, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where Operations Supervisors typically earn around $65K, $64K, or $59K, respectively. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,245 - $76,910
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,619
10%
50%
90%

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$10.94 - $26.04
(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
$36,245 - $76,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,086  
Profit Sharing
$0.44 - $7,837  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$30,855 - $77,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,621
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
$10.94 - $26.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.16  
Overtime
$16.01 - $40.97  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,086  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$0.44 - $7,837  
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).
)
$30,855 - $77,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,917
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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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It's not very common for Operations Supervisors to move on to become Directors of Operations. Average pay for a Director of Operations is $88K annually. It is quite typical for Operations Supervisors to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $8K and $9K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in People Management also know Problem Solving and Leadership. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Leadership and Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Operations Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Operations Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Operations Supervisors that is 14 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Phoenix (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 4%

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

Training
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1535 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: 16%
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