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Operations Support Specialist Salary

Operations Support Specialists in the United States earn an average of $44K annually, and top pay can be found in New York, where the average is $59K. Operations Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent).

$31,288 - $68,653
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,909
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$12.05 - $23.38
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,288 - $68,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,056  
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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$28,464 - $64,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 926
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$15.60 - $37.05  
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 - $6,056  
   
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).
)
$28,464 - $64,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 653

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Operations Support Specialists sometimes become Operations Managers, where the average income is $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. For Operations Support Specialists, comfortable salaries can be found at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $41K, the highest in the area.

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 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 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. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know 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 Operations Support Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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 8%

National Average
$40,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

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 327 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: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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