Operations Team Leader Salary

For Operations Team Leaders, yearly average wages total $62K annually. Total cash earnings of Operations Team Leaders range from $30K on the low end to $99K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the specific employer and tenure are influential factors as well. For the most part, Operations Team Leaders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Operations Team Leaders who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,847 - $104,086
(Median)
$39K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,668
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$11.50 - $25.35
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$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,847 - $104,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,173  
Profit Sharing
$938 - $9,971  
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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$30,449 - $99,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $41.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$938 - $9,971  
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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$30,449 - $99,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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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 like Operations Managers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Operations Managers earn the same amount as Operations Team Leaders on average. With an annual salary of $59K, Operations Manager is the most common role for Operations Team Leaders to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Operations Supervisor role — which usually pays $49K — is also typical for Operations Team Leaders, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


Although General Electric Co (GE) leads the field in pay with a median salary of $100K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $73K on the low end all the way up to $174K at the top.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Operations Team Leaders report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Data Analysis, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 23 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know People 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Operations Team Leaders in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 65 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+56 percent), Dallas (+40 percent), St. Louis (+40 percent), and Cincinnati (+37 percent). Tampa, Columbus, and Salt Lake City — cities with fewer than a million residents each — all report salaries below the national rate for Operations Team Leaders, proving smaller cities to be an undesirable location for those looking to make more money in this profession. Columbus and Salt Lake City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 32 percent lower and 6 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 31%

Data Analysis
up arrow 23%




People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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