Operations Team Leader Salary

Operations Team Leaders in the United States pull down an average of $62K annually. Total cash earnings of Operations Team Leaders range from $30K on the low end to $100K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Male Operations Team Leaders are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Operations Team Leaders report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,156 - $105,110
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MEDIAN: $61,540
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$11.52 - $25.78
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,156 - $105,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,487  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,729  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$30,471 - $99,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 870
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $25.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$16.10 - $42.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,487  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,729  
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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$30,471 - $99,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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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Operations Team Leaders sometimes move into a Operations Manager role, where the salary is similar. Becoming an Operations Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Operations Team Leaders move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $59K. Another frequent advance is for Operations Team Leaders to assume an Operations Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Operations Team Leaders include Target Corporation, General Electric Co (GE), Amazon.com Inc, Parker Hannifin Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). General Electric Co (GE) pays the most with a median salary of $96K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $74K to a high of $170K. Parker Hannifin Corp, Amazon.com Inc, and Target Corporation also offer top salaries for Operations Team Leaders. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $73K, $72K, and $58K, respectively.

Employees at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Discover Financial Services LLC, and Target Corporation can also expect below-average earnings of $43K, $49K, and $58K.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Operations Team Leaders report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. Operations Team Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,807

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

With a pay rate for Operations Team Leaders that is 76 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 Boston (+55 percent), St. Louis (+37 percent), Cincinnati (+32 percent), and Dallas (+29 percent). For Operations Team Leaders, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and small cities are best to be avoided for those eager to increase earning potential. Tampa, Columbus, and Cleveland — three cities with fewer than a million residents — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Columbus and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

Operations Team Leader Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Team Leader at Parker Hannifin Corp?

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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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 49%



Data Analysis
up arrow 12%


People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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