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Operations Team Leader Salary (United States)

The average Operations Team Leader in the United States earns approximately $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $11K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Operations Team Leaders spread between $31K and $96K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Operations Team Leaders (63 percent) are men. Most Operations Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Operations Team Leader Salary (?
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$36,878 - $100,585
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MEDIAN: $59,822
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Operations Team Leader Salary (?
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$11.92 - $24.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,878 - $100,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,784  
Commission
$1,000 - $19,500  
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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$30,763 - $95,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $24.80  
   
Overtime
$16.67 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $19,500  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,784  
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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$30,763 - $95,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Job Description for Operations Team Leader

The title of operations team leader can be applied to a wide variety of positions. In some cases, it can apply to a manager at a bakery. In others, it could mean the supervisor of a section of a bank who is responsible for protecting the company against money laundering. It all depends on which field you are looking in.
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Operations Team Leader Tasks
  • Provide premier customer service, develop a technically qualified work force, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements.
  • Ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitable growth, and drive quality improvements.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations activities.
  • Ensure support and troubleshooting is provided for all operations.

Common Career Paths for Operations Team Leader

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As Operations Team Leaders transition into upper-level roles, like Operations Manager, they may not see a turn in salary. an Operations Manager usually earns the same amount as Operations Team Leaders. Many Operations Team Leaders go on to become Operations Supervisors or Production Supervisors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

Operations Team Leader Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader

The biggest paychecks can be found at Parker Hannifin Corp — the median salary there is $72K. Target Corporation offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $55K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $37K to $71K. Parker Hannifin Corp also scrapes the bottom of the pay scale.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader

Operations Team Leaders report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Operations Team Leaders. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Team Leaders make a median salary of $61K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $73K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Operations Team Leaders, busy Cincinnati offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+28 percent), New York (+21 percent), St. Louis (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Operations Team Leaders in Tampa report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%