Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salary

Wages for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($172K) per year. 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 $107K and $325K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Vice Presidents of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations is high.

$100,638 - $257,342
$100K
$170K
$260K
MEDIAN: $172,073
10%
50%
90%

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$40.00 - $96.15
$49
MEDIAN: $48.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$100,638 - $257,342  
   
Bonus
$8,980 - $100,201  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,868  
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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$107,240 - $324,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 901
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$48.79  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$8,980 - $100,201  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,868  
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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$107,240 - $324,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 may see a slight downturn in earnings as they move into roles like Chief Executive Officer, where pay is $170K on average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations most frequently advance into Chief Operating Officer and President roles even though the median salaries are $60K lower and $46K lower, respectively.

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


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $210K.

Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Senior Vice Presidents of Operations seem to exploit a large range 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 56 percent, 46 percent, and 13 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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 451 salaries. A Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $211,000 based on 549 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $199,246

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

For Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, busy Charlotte offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Birmingham (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
60%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$199,000

▼25%

▼35%

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

Supply Chain
▲56%

Contract Negotiation
▲46%

Process Improvement
▲13%


▲3%

Business Development
▲3%

National Average
$199,000




Risk Management / Risk Control
▼25%

Sales Management
▼27%

People Management
▼29%

Financial Analysis
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%