Operations Team Leader Salary
Operations Team Leaders in the United States take home approximately $61K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Operations Team Leaders stretch from $29K on the lower end to $96K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Operations Team Leaders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Operations Team Leaders are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
In all cases, this is not an entry level position. No matter what field you are in, both experience and (usually) a degree are necessary. In order to supervise others and oversee the operations of a company, you must have a working knowledge of what that company does and how it runs. It is important that as operations team leaders are prepared to supervise other employees and oversee that things are running smoothly within a company. This can include offering guidance to coworkers or those being managed, as well as feedback and direction. It is important that the team leaders manage their team(s) in a way that creates harmony and cooperation between teammates.
Operations team leaders are responsible for ensuring that the company and employees are functioning as intended. This means that troubleshooting, identifying and solving problems, and tracking data are often part of this type of job position. If an operations team leader works in a more client-centric area, they must ensure that the services being offered to the clients are consistent and satisfactory. All in all, most operations team leaders will have the following duties: administrative, quality control, professional development (for themselves or their team members), daily supervision, and in some cases compliance as well.
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
As Operations Team Leaders transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Operations earn $88K on average per year. 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
Many Operations Team Leaders can be found at Target Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, Chick-Fil-A Inc, Parker Hannifin Corp, and General Electric Co (GE), firms that are at the top of the field. General Electric Co (GE) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $85K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Parker Hannifin Corp at $73K, Amazon.com Inc at $72K, and American Express Co. (AMEX), where Operations Team Leaders annually earn $68K.
Employees at Convergys Corporation, Discover Financial Services LLC, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) can also expect below-average earnings of $33K, $52K, and $56K.
Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader
Operations Team Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in People Management also know Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Operations Team Leaders, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. Operations Team Leaders see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Operations Team Leaders in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+36 percent), Detroit (+30 percent), Dallas (+30 percent), and St. Louis (+29 percent). Operations Team Leaders in Tampa earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Cleveland (16 percent lower) and Indianapolis (5 percent lower).
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