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Operations Support Specialist Salary

The median salary for Operations Support Specialists in the United States is approximately $44K annually, but employers pay the most in New York, offering around $60K on average. Operations Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,337 - $68,127
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,582
10%
50%
90%

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$12.02 - $23.23
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,337 - $68,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,039  
Profit Sharing
$356.08 - $4,913  
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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$28,494 - $64,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 907
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $23.23  
   
Overtime
$15.35 - $37.21  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$356.08 - $4,913  
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).
)
$28,494 - $64,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 630

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Job Description for Operations Support Specialist

The operations support specialist position requires different skills depending on the company and position. Potential responsibilities include accounting, scheduling, and other bookkeeping; several universal responsibilities are the ability to type quickly and accurately, a basic knowledge of computers and software relevant to the position, and the ability to adapt to new software quickly. The tasks handed to an operation support specialist can change even throughout the day. Operation support specialists often work under executives and perform any duties that are needed for smooth business operations. Some of these tasks may involve delegating or communicating information to other parties; good communication skills and the ability to rapidly record information verbatim are important.

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Operations Support Specialist Tasks

  • Monitor for problems, taking immediate action where possible and escalating when required.
  • Interact with clients, resolve problems, and provide information.
  • Perform, organize, and streamline operational tasks to reduce the potential for errors.
  • Provide technical assistance to clients and staff.

Common Career Paths for Operations Support Specialist


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Many Operations Support Specialists move into an Operations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Support Specialist


Known for taking on a considerable number of Operations Support Specialists, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Waste Management, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, and Wells Fargo & Co. are leading firms in the industry. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $41K on average.

The consistently lowest paying firm is J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where the median salary is just $32K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $22K to $50K.

Popular Skills for Operations Support Specialist


Operations Support Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Process Improvement, Operations Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Banking as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Processing and Data Entry also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Analysis and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Support Specialist

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


For many Operations Support Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Operations Support Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Operations Support Specialist Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Operations Support Specialist Salaries


Process Improvement
up arrow 14%


National Average
$40,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Regulatory Compliance
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Data Processing
up arrow 16%

Banking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 333 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%