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Operations Supervisor Salary

McDonald's Corporation is a desirable employer for Operations Supervisors where the median salary comes in around $74K, beating the field's national median of $52K per year. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries at Comcast Cable, Inc. (+$65K), Republic Services Inc (+$64K), and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. (+$59K). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,243 - $76,981
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,637
10%
50%
90%

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$10.94 - $26.03
(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
$36,243 - $76,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,057  
Profit Sharing
$1.70 - $7,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$30,868 - $77,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,548
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 - $26.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.22  
Overtime
$16.00 - $41.20  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,057  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1.70 - $7,894  
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).
)
$30,868 - $77,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,881

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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 not the most common occurrence, Operations Supervisors sometimes become Directors of Operations, where the average income is $88K per year. Operations Supervisors typically move into roles as Operations Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $8K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. A tool kit that includes People Management also typically contains Problem Solving.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


Operations Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Operations Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $61K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Operations Supervisors, 14 percent higher than the national average. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. Columbus and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1541 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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