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Operations Support Specialist Salary (United States)

The median salary for Operations Support Specialists in the United States is approximately $43K per year, but employers pay the most in New York, offering around $62K on average. Operations Support Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent).
Operations Support Specialist Salary (?
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$31,191 - $67,697
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MEDIAN: $43,277
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Operations Support Specialist Salary (?
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$11.97 - $22.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,191 - $67,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,586  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $5,106  
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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$28,323 - $64,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $22.85  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,586  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $5,106  
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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$28,323 - $64,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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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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There are some Operations Support Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Operations Managers, where earnings are an average $58K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Support Specialist

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. offers the most; Operations Support Specialists earn $41K on average there.
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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Processing, Data Entry, and Office Administration. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Customer Service.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Support Specialists make a median salary of $46K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $49K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Operations Support Specialist Salaries

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$40,000

Skills That Affect Operations Support Specialist Salaries

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$40,000
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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
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%