Operations Supervisor Salary
The nationwide average salary for Operations Supervisors is $54K per year, but those working at McDonald's Corporation can pull down an average $71K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and ABF Freight System, Inc., top-paying firms where Operations Supervisors rake in a $68K, $65K, or $61K, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Operations supervisors typically have a four-year degree in business or a relevant field, as well as safety certifications. They must be hard working, intelligent, and organized. A good operation supervisor also is self-motivated, a good communicator, and a good listener. They must be comfortable working inside the office, as well as working outside in the field.
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
While Operations Supervisors do not often become Directors of Operations, the job pays $88K per year on average. It is quite typical for Operations Supervisors to transition into roles as Operations Managers or Operations Managers, where reported median earnings are $8K and $8K higher per year.
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Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor
Operations Supervisors seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Leadership, and Safety Compliance 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 Training. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Leadership and Problem Solving. People who know People Management usually also know Problem Solving and Leadership.
Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Operations Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $62K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Operations Supervisors, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Louisville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.