Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salary

Senior Vice Presidents of Operations in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $170K per year on average. In the world of Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $100K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $51K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $105K and $324K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Senior Vice Presidents of Operations survey respondents are men (77 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,015 - $256,491
$99K
$170K
$260K
MEDIAN: $170,023
10%
50%
90%

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$39.31 - $97.82
$46
MEDIAN: $45.92
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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.
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$99,015 - $256,491  
   
Bonus
$9,060 - $99,873  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $51,447  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$105,379 - $324,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 967
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$45.92  
   
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$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$9,060 - $99,873  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $51,447  
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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$105,379 - $324,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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


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Senior Vice Presidents of Operations who transition into a Chief Executive Officer position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Chief Executive Officers sits around the $170K per year mark. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations most frequently advance into Chief Operating Officer and President roles even though the median salaries are $59K lower and $44K lower, respectively.

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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Citibank — the median salary there is $192K.

Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Survey takers working as Senior Vice Presidents of Operations report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 58 percent, 47 percent, and 4 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. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Vice Presidents of Operations. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $127K per year. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations see a median salary of $196K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $210K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $197,079

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

Charlotte is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, 43 percent higher than the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and New York (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Birmingham (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
59%
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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$197,000

▼25%

▼36%

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

Supply Chain
▲58%

Contract Negotiation
▲47%

Process Improvement
▲4%

Business Development
▲4%


▲2%

Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$197,000



Risk Management / Risk Control
▼24%

Sales Management
▼26%

People Management
▼28%

Financial Analysis
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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