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 $58K on average. Operations Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+27 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,394 - $68,112
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,044
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$12.06 - $23.39
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,394 - $68,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,024  
Profit Sharing
$358.95 - $4,897  
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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$28,448 - $64,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 949
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $23.39  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $37.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$358.95 - $4,897  
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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$28,448 - $64,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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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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Advancing into an Operations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Operations Support Specialists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Support Specialist


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Waste Management, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, and Wells Fargo & Co. are among the top companies that take on many Operations Support Specialists. Operations Support Specialists flock to Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $41K lead the pack in compensation.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $32K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $22K and $50K.

Popular Skills for Operations Support Specialist


Operations Support Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Project Management, Operations Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Banking as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Processing and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Data Entry. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Support Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Operations Support Specialists see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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 15%


Training
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%




Data Processing
up arrow 16%

Banking
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 321 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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