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Operations Team Leader Salary

Average Operations Team Leaders in the United States make around $60K annually. Total cash compensation for Operations Team Leaders runs from $31K to $97K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of Operations Team Leaders (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$37,597 - $101,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,763  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,981  
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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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$30,653 - $97,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 766
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Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $24.81  
   
Overtime
$16.51 - $39.17  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,981  
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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$30,653 - $97,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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 who go on to become Operations Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Operations Manager, an upper-level role, pays $58K. Operations Team Leaders most often advance into Operations Supervisor and Production Supervisor positions even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


General Electric Co (GE) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $105K.

Target Corporation reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $56K, about half the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Professional skills reported by Operations Team Leaders are few in number. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Operations Team Leaders. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $44K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Operations Team Leaders, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 58 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+43 percent), St. Louis (+32 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and New York (+17 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 Cleveland — are markets with fewer than a million residents. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Cleveland (30 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Operations Team Leader Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries



People Management
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Team Leadership
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%