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Operations Team Leader Salary

For Operations Team Leaders, yearly average wages total $61K annually. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Operations Team Leaders spread between $30K and $98K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. There are more male Operations Team Leaders than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,049 - $103,261
(Median)
$38K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,955
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$11.48 - $25.14
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$38,049 - $103,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,105  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $10,080  
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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$30,329 - $98,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $41.58  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,105  
   
Profit Sharing
$520 - $10,080  
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).
)
$30,329 - $98,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365

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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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Many Operations Team Leaders move into an Operations Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Operations Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Operations Team Leaders. Operations Team Leaders most frequently become Operations Supervisors and Production Supervisors even though median compensation is $5K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


Employees of General Electric Co (GE) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $100K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $73K to $174K.

Considering that the median salary at Target Corporation is a shallow $57K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 76 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Operations Team Leaders seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 27 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $44K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Operations Team Leaders who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $75K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Operations Team Leaders, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 57 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+42 percent), St. Louis (+42 percent), Dallas (+41 percent), and Boston (+39 percent). Operations Team Leaders in Tampa, Columbus, and Cleveland — all cities with populations under a million — not only make less than the national average for those in this profession but represent the lowest-paid cities in the country for Operations Team Leaders — those in search of more money should head to busier, more densely populated areas. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (29 percent less) and Cleveland (16 percent less).

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

Project Management
up arrow 28%


Leadership
up arrow 18%


People Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
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: 12%