Operations Team Leader Salary

Operations Team Leaders in search of top-notch pay will find it at General Electric Co (GE), where the median salary of $87K trumps the $61K annually-national average for those in this profession. Soaring salaries can also be found at Parker Hannifin Corp, Amazon.com Inc, and American Express Co. (AMEX), where earnings of $73K, $71K, or $70K are standard for Operations Team Leaders. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,698 - $98,418
$39K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,555
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90%

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$10.58 - $26.49
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.14
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,698 - $98,418  
   
Bonus
$2.20 - $14,876  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$28,364 - $93,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 599
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $26.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$15.14 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2.20 - $14,876  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$28,364 - $93,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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

  • Oversee day-to-day operations activities.
  • Ensure support and troubleshooting is provided for all operations.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Operations Team Leader


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Operations Team Leaders who go on to become Directors of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Operations is $89K annually. The most common promotion for Operations Team Leaders is Operations Manager, a position that typically pays $59K annually. Another standard transition for Operations Team Leaders seeking advancement is to assume an Operations Supervisor role, where pay is often $49K.

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Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 18 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $47K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. Operations Team Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $66K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,622

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Operations Team Leaders that is 37 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+34 percent), Atlanta (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). Kansas City is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Tampa and 15 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Operations Team Leader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Team Leader?

Operations Team Leader in Otsego:
Pros: Corporate culture. Work flexibility. Strong sense of accomplishment and achievement. Opportunities and experience gained.
Cons: Our division is small and not many opportunities for advancement and growth.

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Key Stats for Operations Team Leader

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries

▲23%

▲15%

National Average
$54,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

Leadership
▲53%

Data Analysis
▲18%

Microsoft Access
▲15%




Team Management
▲8%


Microsoft Office
▲1%

National Average
$54,000




Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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