Operations Team Leader Salary

Median pay for Operations Team Leaders in the United States is around $62K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Operations Team Leaders can bottom out near $30K or peak near $100K depending on individual performance. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Male Operations Team Leaders are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Operations Team Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,156 - $105,110
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$39K
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$110K
MEDIAN: $61,540
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$11.52 - $25.78
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,156 - $105,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,487  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,729  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$30,471 - $99,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 870
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $25.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29  
Overtime
$16.10 - $42.91  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,487  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$517 - $9,729  
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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$30,471 - $99,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Operations Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Going from Operations Team Leader to Operations Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $59K. Many others choose to work as Operations Supervisors, where pay is typically $49K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Team Leader


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Operations Team Leaders include Target Corporation, General Electric Co (GE), Amazon.com Inc, Parker Hannifin Corp, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). Operations Team Leaders flock to General Electric Co (GE) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $96K lead the pack in compensation; however, General Electric Co (GE) also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $74K at one end to $170K at the other end. Parker Hannifin Corp, Amazon.com Inc, and Target Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Operations Team Leaders earning around $73K, $72K, or $58K at each firm, respectively.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Discover Financial Services LLC, and Target Corporation also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $43K, $49K, and $58K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Operations Team Leader


Survey results suggest that Operations Team Leaders use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know People Management also know Operations 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. Operations Team Leaders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Operations Team Leaders who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,807

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

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Team Leaders, 76 percent above the national average. Operations Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+55 percent), St. Louis (+37 percent), Cincinnati (+32 percent), and Dallas (+29 percent). When it comes to pay, smaller cities present little opportunity for Operations Team Leaders. With fewer than a million residents each, the three lowest-paying cities in the field are Tampa, Columbus, and Cleveland, all offering salaries below the national rate. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (25 percent less) and Cleveland (17 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
$55,000


Skills That Affect Operations Team Leader Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 49%



Data Analysis
up arrow 12%


People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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