Service Operations Director Salary

Service Operations Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $86K annually, but may range from $53K to $156K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $49K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Service Operations Directors can bottom out near $53K or peak near $156K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Service Operations Directors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Service Operations Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$45,993 - $141,067
MEDIAN: $85,996

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$45,993 - $141,067  
$1,021 - $49,335  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
$-0.50 - $127,233  
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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).
$53,415 - $156,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Job Description for Service Operations Director

A director of service operations is a management position that involves overseeing various aspects of a company's operations and developing analyses and strategies to make them more efficient. He/she may also provide help and expertise wherever it is needed within the company.


Service Operations Director Tasks

  • Encourage and coach team members to perform at optimal levels and provide feedback.
  • Support business plan development, and compile and analyze financial results.
  • Guide the development of technical services strategies, goals, and efficiency.
  • Act as the contact point for technical services requests and the liaison between customers and technicians.

Common Career Paths for Service Operations Director

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Service Operations Directors who take an Automotive Service Manager role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Automotive Service Managers is usually $53K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Service Operations Director

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

Service Operations Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $79K on average. For Service Operations Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. 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 $108K.

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Experience Affects Service Operations Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Service Operations Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.


18 %
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%