Operations Supervisor Salary

The national average salary for Operations Supervisors is $52K per year; by contrast, McDonald's Corporation pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $73K. Comcast Cable, Inc., Republic Services Inc, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Operations Supervisors earning around $65K, $65K, or $59K at each firm, respectively.

$36,303 - $76,977
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,740
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90%

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$11.02 - $26.16
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$36,303 - $76,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,164  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,979  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,365  
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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$30,866 - $77,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,788
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
$11.02 - $26.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.18  
Overtime
$15.98 - $40.83  
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 - $8,164  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,979  
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).
)
$30,866 - $77,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,991
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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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Operations Supervisors do not often transition into Director of Operations roles. The role averages $88K per year. The most common next step for an Operations Supervisor is to become an Operations Manager or an Operations Manager. The former position pays an additional $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors report using a large range 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 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Operations Management also know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership. Those familiar with People Management tend to be well versed in 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Operations Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Operations Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Operations Supervisors in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Columbus (4 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



Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Job Scheduling
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%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1488 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: 15%
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