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.

$38,675 - $102,316
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MEDIAN: $61,001
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$10.78 - $26.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,675 - $102,316  
   
Bonus
$2.36 - $14,891  
Profit Sharing
$2.86 - $8,909  
Total Pay (?
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$28,782 - $95,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 593
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $26.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$15.65 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2.36 - $14,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.86 - $8,909  
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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$28,782 - $95,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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 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

National Average: $53,752

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

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
$54,000



Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 53%

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 15%




People Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
0%

Team Management
0%

National Average
$54,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 16%

Customer Service
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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