The average Senior Operations Analyst in the United States earns approximately $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Operations Analysts approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and tenure are influential factors as well. Senior Operations Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,023 - $95,874
(Median)
$47K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,561
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50%
90%

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$17.32 - $31.64
(Median)
$17
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$47,023 - $95,874  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $11,818  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$44,307 - $99,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.32 - $31.64  
   
Overtime
$25.78 - $51.61  
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
$1,001 - $11,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$44,307 - $99,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Senior Operations Analyst

The senior operations analyst role serves as a subject matter expert to help their organization make business decisions for the long-term success and growth of their organization. They use best practice models for procurement, planning, production, and material management techniques and processes. This position supports SAP and related software and requires expert knowledge of SAP reporting capabilities. Individuals in this role develops process documentation for processes and procedures, and they prepare and execute test plans for new functionality. Additionally, senior operations analysts publish communications related to the deployment of new functionalities and translate user requirements into user requests and program specifications. They work with programmers to ensure compliance with program specifications and develop training plans for end users.

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Senior Operations Analyst Tasks

  • Develop and test new tools, reports and technologies.
  • Work with existing software and programs to capture, validate, contextualize and share findings.
  • Write reports and presentations to guide operational decisions periodically and on the fly.
  • Ensure daily data capture allows for metrics analysis and operations coordination.
  • Troubleshoot, resolve and document problems.

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Senior Operations Analysts, Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and American Airlines are leading firms in the industry. Those at American Airlines can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $82K.

Popular Skills for Senior Operations Analyst


Senior Operations Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Tableau Software, Business Analysis, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft SQL Server and Research Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Operations Analyst

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. Senior Operations Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $78K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Senior Operations Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $89K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,218

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Operations Analysts, 42 percent higher than the national average. Senior Operations Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Senior Operations Analysts in Jacksonville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 36 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 27 percent less in Columbus and 16 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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What is it like working as a Senior Operations Analyst?

Senior Operations Analyst in Phoenix:
"Business Operations Consultant."
Pros: Helping my company as well as our physician partner/businesses grow their membership and increase revenue and profits.
Cons: The pay is below market value due to being promoted as an internal employee based on current salary versus being hired as an external employee at current market value.

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Experience Affects Senior Operations Analyst Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Senior Operations Analyst Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Tableau Software
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
0%

SQL
0%

National Average
$70,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 6%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 12%

Research Analysis
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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