Operations Team Leader Salary (United States)

Operations Team Leaders in the United States typically take home $53,130 per year. Compensation starts at $30,763 and can reach $95,558 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $36,878 and peaks near $100,585, incorporates potential for more than $11,150 from bonuses and close to $9,784 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residency is the most influential factor. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Most Operations Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Operations Team Leader Salary (?
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$36,878 - $100,585
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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  
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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  
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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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Operations Team Leaders do not enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. More often than not, top-notch roles like Operations Manager will not offer more money than lower-level jobs in the same field. More commonly, Operations Team Leaders take pay cuts as they move into roles as Operations Supervisors or Production Supervisors, making $4,695 or $4,060 less per year, respectively.

Operations Team Leader Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader

Operations Team Leaders flock to Parker Hannifin Corp for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $72,433 lead the pack in compensation. With a reported median salary of only $54,613, Target Corporation takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town. Given the fact that some workers here earn up to $71,415, the disparity in salary is crystal clear.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader

Operations Team Leaders typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 educated in Operations Management tend to be well-versed in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Operations Team Leaders increases steadily with experience. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $42K can reach $53K. Pay amounts to $61K after 10 to 20 years. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Operations Team Leaders and pay is expected at $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Operations Team Leaders, Cincinnati offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+28 percent), New York (+21 percent), St. Louis (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Columbus and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-21 percent and -19 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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