What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Owner / Operator Salary

Just under two-thirds of Owners and Operators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $29K to $206K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K per year. In the world of Owners and Operators, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $206K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $29K and $250K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Owners and Operators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Roughly one in four enjoy medical while one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in eight. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$30,979 - $204,959
(Median)
$31K
$82K
$200K
MEDIAN: $82,095
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.60 - $81.35
(Median)
$9
$34
$81
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$30,979 - $204,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,441  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $250,000  
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).
)
$29,357 - $205,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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.
)
$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $81.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.39  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $250,000  
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).
)
$29,357 - $205,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

Common Career Paths for Owner / Operator


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Owners and Operators may see a slight downturn in earnings as they move into roles like Construction Manager, where pay is $73K on average. Owners and Operators most often advance into Construction Project Manager and Operations Manager positions even though the median salaries are $15K lower and $25K lower, respectively.

Owner / Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Owners and Operators report a narrow range of specific skills. Sales Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Operations Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Experience with Operations Management is often linked with knowledge of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Owner / Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $71K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $83K. Owners and Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $92K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Owner / Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Owner / Operator Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$85,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 73%