Senior Operations Analyst Salary

Pay for Senior Operations Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. 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 geographic location, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Senior Operations Analysts who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Operations Analysts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,661 - $96,788
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$47K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,513
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$16.01 - $33.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$46,661 - $96,788  
   
Bonus
$1,025 - $11,945  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $10,230  
Commission
$5,500  
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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$43,510 - $99,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 689
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $33.03  
   
Overtime
$21.97 - $51.00  
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$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$1,025 - $11,945  
   
Commission
$5,500  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $10,230  
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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$43,510 - $99,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Operations Analyst


Senior Operations Analysts fill the offices of leading firms Bank of America Corp. (BOFA), Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Deutsche Bank, and American Airlines. Senior Operations Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at American Airlines, where the average salary comes to $94K.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $43K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Senior Operations Analyst


Senior Operations Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Financial Analysis, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server 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.


Senior Operations Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $65K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $74K. For Senior Operations Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,578

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

For Senior Operations Analysts, Washington provides a pay rate that is 60 percent greater than the national average. Senior Operations Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+19 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Operations Analysts in Jacksonville earning a whopping 39 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Phoenix (34 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Operations Analyst Reviews

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
$71,000


Skills That Affect Senior Operations Analyst Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 8%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
0%

National Average
$71,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 12%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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