Operations Team Leader Salary

Operations Team Leaders in the United States can expect wages of $62K annually on average. In the world of Operations Team Leaders, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $99K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of Operations Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Operations Team Leaders who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,043 - $104,117

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$11.47 - $25.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,043 - $104,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,180  
Profit Sharing
$887 - $10,015  
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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$30,510 - $99,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 795
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$15.70 - $41.25  
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 - $12,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$887 - $10,015  
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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$30,510 - $99,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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. More often than not, an Operations Manager role is the next step for Operations Team Leaders moving up in the field. Operations Managers usually make $59K per year. Many other Operations Team Leaders choose to take on an Operations Supervisor role, where salaries are typically $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


The biggest paychecks can be found at General Electric Co (GE) — the median salary there is $100K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $73K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $174K.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Operations Team Leaders generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Lucky workers who know Leadership can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Data Analysis and Lean Manufacturing are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 22 percent and 30 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


Operations Team Leaders with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. Operations Team Leaders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $73K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Operations Team Leaders, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 65 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+55 percent), Dallas (+49 percent), St. Louis (+40 percent), and Cincinnati (+35 percent). Operations Team Leaders looking to maximize their salary may want to steer clear of smaller cities. Three of the lowest paying cities in the field — Tampa, Columbus, and Salt Lake City — are markets with fewer than a million residents. Employers pay around 32 percent less in Columbus and 6 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 30%


Data Analysis
up arrow 22%



People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 227 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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