Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salary

Average pay for a Senior Vice President of Operations in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $153K per year. Overall incomes of Senior Vice Presidents of Operations — including $82K bonuses, $49K profit sharing proceeds, and $60K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $93K and $300K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Vice Presidents of Operations. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Vice Presidents of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$87,459 - $243,591
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MEDIAN: $152,900
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$14.50 - $158.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$87,459 - $243,591  
   
Bonus
$2,991 - $82,380  
Profit Sharing
$1,975 - $49,352  
Commission
$1,500 - $60,000  
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).
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$93,117 - $300,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $158.00  
   
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$2,991 - $82,380  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $60,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,975 - $49,352  
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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$93,117 - $300,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


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Senior Vice Presidents of Operations may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Chief Executive Officer. Chief Executive Officers on average make about as much as Senior Vice Presidents of Operations do. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations most often move into positions as Chief Operating Officers or Presidents. Chief Operating Officers actually earn $41K less on average, however, and Presidents earn $27K less per year than Senior Vice Presidents of Operations do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


For Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, comfortable salaries can be found at Bank of America Corp. (BOFA); in fact, median earnings sit around $175K, the highest in the area.

Employees at Citigroup, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $152K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $132K and quickly nearing the top at only $174K.

Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 74 percent, 30 percent, and 3 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 educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $107K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $144K. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations see a median salary of $180K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $196K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,811

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, 40 percent higher than the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 3 percent south of the national average. Tampa and Raleigh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries



National Average
$179,000



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

Supply Chain
up arrow 74%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 30%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

National Average
$179,000


Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 17%

Sales Management
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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