Operations Team Leader Salary (United States)

The average Operations Team Leader in the United States earns approximately $53,130 annually. Pay ranges from $30,763 on the low end to $95,558 per year on the higher side. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Operations Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Operations Team Leader Salary (?
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$36,878 - $100,585
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MEDIAN: $59,822
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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  
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  
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

The most lucrative gig in town can be found at Parker Hannifin Corp, where the average salary is $72,433. Target Corporation offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $54,613.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent 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 salaries. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $42K to $53K. Salary comes to $61K after 10 to 20 years. Pay continues to grow for Operations Team Leaders after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Cincinnati offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Team Leaders, 36 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Boston, New York, St. Louis, and Los Angeles, top-paying cities where Operations Team Leaders see paychecks higher than average (+28 percent, +21 percent, +20 percent, and +13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Operations Team Leaders is geography, with workers in Tampa earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (-21 percent) and Dallas (-19 percent).

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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 278 votes.

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%