Operations Supervisor Salary

McDonald's Corporation lures Operations Supervisors with larger-than-average paychecks: Operations Supervisors at this company make a median salary of $73K, much more than the $52K per year-national average for those in this area of work. Soaring salaries can also be found at Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where earnings of $65K, $64K, or $62K are standard for Operations Supervisors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,266 - $77,591
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,096
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90%

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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 (?
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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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While not commonly seen, Operations Supervisors who transition into a Director of Operations position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Directors of Operations is $88K per year. A common career progression for an Operations Supervisor is to become an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to Operations Supervisors, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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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, Job Scheduling, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Scheduling. Most people who know Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. Most people who know 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.


For many Operations Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Supervisors make a median salary of $55K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,328

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

Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Operations Supervisors, 15 percent higher than 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). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.

Operations Supervisor Reviews

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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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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