Operations Supervisor Salary

Operations Supervisors usually earn approximately $52K per year in the United States, but McDonald's Corporation offers a significantly higher median of $73K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Comcast Cable, Inc., Republic Services Inc, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where earnings of $65K, $64K, or $59K are standard for Operations Supervisors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,246 - $76,792
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,677
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90%

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$11.01 - $26.10
(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
$36,246 - $76,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,097  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,746  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$30,856 - $76,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $26.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.16  
Overtime
$15.99 - $40.80  
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 - $8,097  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,746  
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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$30,856 - $76,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,973
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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 who advance into the role of a Director of Operations are fairly uncommon. Directors of Operations on average earn $87K 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Microsoft Office. Those who learned People Management also tend to know Problem Solving. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Leadership, Problem Solving, and Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

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


Operations Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Operations Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. 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 $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Operations Supervisors, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. Operations Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Phoenix and 3 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 1495 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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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