Operations Team Leader Salary

An average Operations Team Leader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Cash earnings for Operations Team Leaders — including $15K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $93K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Operations Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Operations Team Leaders (61 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,161 - $97,685
$38K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,083
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$10.81 - $26.51
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MEDIAN: $16.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,161 - $97,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,055  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
Commission
$10,476  
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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$28,645 - $93,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $26.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$15.22 - $41.81  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,055  
   
Commission
$10,476  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,877  
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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$28,645 - $93,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 359

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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

  • 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


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At the upper end, Operations Team Leaders who move into a Director of Operations role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Operations is a much higher $89K per year. The most common promotion for Operations Team Leaders is Operations Manager, a position that typically pays $59K annually. Another standard transition for Operations Team Leaders seeking advancement is to assume an Operations Supervisor role, where pay is often $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


Dominating the field, Target Corporation, Amazon.com Inc, Chick-Fil-A Inc, Parker Hannifin Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Operations Team Leaders. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, General Electric Co (GE) offers the most; Operations Team Leaders earn $89K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Parker Hannifin Corp at $73K, American Express Co. (AMEX) at $72K, and Amazon.com Inc, where Operations Team Leaders annually earn $71K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Convergys Corporation ($33K), Discover Financial Services LLC ($52K), and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($57K).

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Survey results imply that Operations Team Leaders deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Team Management, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 27 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management, and Customer Service. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Team Leader

Pay by Experience for an Operations Team Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Team Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 473 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Team Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 295 salaries. An experienced Operations Team Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 251 salaries. An Operations Team Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 113 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,156

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

Operations Team Leaders will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), and Houston (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Tampa (21 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Operations Team Leader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Team Leader?

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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Key Stats for Operations Team Leader

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries

▲22%

▲16%

▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

Leadership
▲41%

Team Management
▲27%

Microsoft Access
▲16%

Data Analysis
▲15%





National Average
$53,000




Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%
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