Senior Sales Operations Manager Salary

Senior Sales Operations Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($90K) annually in the United States. In the world of Senior Sales Operations Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $60K on the lower end to $156K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $29K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $52K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Sales Operations Managers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Senior Sales Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,605 - $133,819
MEDIAN: $89,826

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National Salary 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.
$52,605 - $133,819  
$3,024 - $28,685  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,380  
$0.00 - $52,029  
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).
$60,073 - $155,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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Job Description for Senior Sales Operations Manager

Senior sales operations managers are responsible for managing company operations and provide sales support for their organization. They are in charge of effectively completing operations and deliver sales assistance as needed to sales staff. Senior sales operations managers must motivate a group of sales professionals to reach company objectives in a timely manner. They create detailed sales reports and present their progress to company executives, as well as participate in company meetings to suggest changes to the operations and sales processes. These managers review company reports and process market trends to change company tactics and increase sales.


Senior Sales Operations Manager Tasks

  • Report sales plans and results to management, make recommendations for future objectives.
  • Design and implement company sales strategies, working to ensure profitability and continued revenue growth.
  • Produce revenue forecasts and devise methods of making more accurate predictions.
  • Establish expectations for and train sales staff to meet sales objectives.

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Popular Skills for Senior Sales Operations Manager

Senior Sales Operations Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Business Development, Operations Management, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce, and Data Analysis. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sales Operations Manager

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

Senior Sales Operations Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $86K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $94K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $110K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $123K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Senior Sales Operations Manager Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Sales Operations Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

Sales Management
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Data Analysis
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.


42 %
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%