Sr. Operations Manager Salary

The market for Senior Operations Managers is most competitive in California, where the three top-paying cities can be found: San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego. Overall incomes of Senior Operations Managers — including $24K bonuses, $20K profit sharing proceeds, and $18K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $56K and $146K. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Operations Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Senior Operations Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,089 - $130,662

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$14.62 - $49.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,089 - $130,662  
   
Bonus
$998 - $24,186  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
Commission
$-0.50 - $17,617  
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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$56,179 - $145,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,514
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$998 - $24,186  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $17,617  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$56,179 - $145,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Sr. Operations Manager

A senior operations manager provides oversight to a team of employees, providing training and oversight to ensure a company's operations run smoothly. They implement procedures, provide information to supervisors such as senior vice presidents, and generate ideas to help increase productivity. They must provide constructive feedback to the employees underneath them, as well as positively receive feedback from supervisors and incorporate it into their work. The senior operations manager typically works during regular business hours, although they may need to work nights and weekends due to their employer's needs.

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Sr. Operations Manager Tasks

  • Negotiate and monitor specific budgets, controlling costs where possible.
  • Guide hiring, management, and scheduling of employees to meet key needs.
  • Direct daily activities to meet efficiency and profit goals.
  • Lead and shape new initiatives to meet organizational goals.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Operations Manager


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Senior Operations Managers do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $122K per year. Many Senior Operations Managers advance into roles as Operations Directors or Directors of Operations, but the median salaries are $10K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Operations Manager


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $80K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $57K and $132K.

Popular Skills for Sr. Operations Manager


Survey takers working as Senior Operations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Process Improvement, Inventory Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 23 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Logistics as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Operations Manager

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


For many Senior Operations Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $84K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $100K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $107K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Operations Managers in search of above-average pay will head to California: In particular, Senior Operations Managers in San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego are the best-paid American cities for Senior Operations Managers, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (8 percent lower) and Phoenix (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sr. Operations Manager Salaries



National Average
$94,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Operations Manager Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 24%

Inventory Management
up arrow 23%

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%



Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%


People Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
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National Average
$94,000



Logistics
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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