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Operations Team Leader Salary

Operations Team Leaders in the United States can expect wages of $61K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Operations Team Leaders runs from $30K to $99K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Male Operations Team Leaders who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Team Leaders. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,546 - $104,207
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,428
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$11.65 - $25.47
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$38,546 - $104,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,173  
Profit Sharing
$870 - $9,962  
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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$30,473 - $99,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 792
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$15.80 - $41.65  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$870 - $9,962  
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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$30,473 - $99,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Operations Manager. Operations Managers on average make about as much as Operations Team Leaders do. An Operations Manager role is the most common promotion for Operations Team Leaders moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $59K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Operations Team Leaders is an Operations Supervisor position, where earnings are usually $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


General Electric Co (GE) does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $100K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $73K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $174K.

Earnings fall especially short at Target Corporation, where the median salary of $57K is the lowest in the field, 75 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Survey results show that Operations Team Leaders use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Manufacturing, Leadership, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 25 percent, and 15 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.


Operations Team Leaders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Operations Team Leaders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Operations Team Leaders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Team Leaders, 65 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+49 percent), Dallas (+40 percent), St. Louis (+40 percent), and Cincinnati (+38 percent). Smaller cities are not ideal for Operations Team Leaders looking to maximize their earnings. Those in Tampa, Columbus, and Cleveland — the lowest-paid cities for Operations Team Leaders in the field — deal with compensation below the national average and all have fewer than a million residents. Workers in Columbus and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (31 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

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


Leadership
up arrow 25%

Project Management
up arrow 15%



Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$54,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%
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