Compensation for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($166K). Overall cash earnings for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations stretch from $102K on the lower end to $320K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $100K from bonuses and $52K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Male Senior Vice Presidents of Operations are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,927 - $254,814
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MEDIAN: $165,742
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$95,927 - $254,814  
   
Bonus
$8,013 - $99,824  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $51,521  
Commission
$20,347  
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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$102,040 - $320,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 998
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$45.92  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$8,013 - $99,824  
   
Commission
$20,347  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $51,521  
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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$102,040 - $320,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

Senior vice presidents of operations work underneath the managing president of a business or company; they manage a company’s day-to-day functions using guidance, supervision, and leadership related to operational procedures. The specific tasks of this position vary from company to company, but a senior vice president is generally tasked with ensuring the company's operations are working within the laws and the company’s standards and goals.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Tasks

  • Partner with other senior management to discuss strategies, objectives, and obstacles.
  • Monitor and strategize to reach annual targets and new markets.
  • Oversee and manage regional and cross-functional divisions of an organization.
  • Oversee accounting and financial analysis, and monitor for profitability and losses.

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Senior Vice Presidents of Operations who move into a Chief Executive Officer role might bring in a slightly lower salary; Chief Executive Officers earn $170K a year on average. Many Senior Vice Presidents of Operations go on to become Chief Operating Officers or Presidents despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $52K lower and $38K lower, respectively.

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Senior Vice Presidents of Operations flock to Citibank for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $178K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Senior Vice Presidents of Operations report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 63 percent, 52 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Sales Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Leadership and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

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


Senior Vice Presidents of Operations with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $108K per year. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $187K. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $206K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $190,251

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Vice Presidents of Operations in Charlotte enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and New York (+14 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (9 percent less) and Birmingham (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries


National Average
$190,000




Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 63%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 52%

Process Improvement
up arrow 8%

Business Development
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Leadership
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

National Average
$190,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%


Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 22%

Sales Management
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 25%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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