Sr. Operations Manager Salary

Senior Operations Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K per year, but may range from $57K to $146K per year. Overall incomes of Senior Operations Managers generally bottom out at around $57K and peak near $146K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $24K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Senior Operations Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Most Senior Operations Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,400 - $135,517
$56K
$90K
$140K
MEDIAN: $89,736
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.12 - $44.73
$12
$24
$45
MEDIAN: $23.55
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,400 - $135,517  
   
Bonus
$1,979 - $24,222  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,361  
Commission
$11,000  
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).
)
$57,142 - $146,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $44.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$24.00  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,979 - $24,222  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,361  
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).
)
$57,142 - $146,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Sr. Operations Manager Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Sr. Operations Manager


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Senior Operations Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Operations. The latter position pays an average of $124K annually. Senior Operations Managers most often move into Director of Operations or Operations Director roles. However, the former pays $6K less on average, and the latter pays $10K less.

Sr. Operations Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Operations Manager


Senior Operations Managers flock to Amazon.com Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $151K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Sr. Operations Manager


Senior Operations Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Team Leadership, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Strategic Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Operations Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 189 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 358 salaries. An experienced Sr. Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 544 salaries. A Sr. Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 260 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,801

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Senior Operations Managers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+20 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Charlotte (+17 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Senior Operations Managers is geography, with workers in Washington earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (18 percent lower) and Indianapolis (11 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Sr. Operations Manager

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Sr. Operations Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$95,000

▼9%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Sr. Operations Manager Salaries





▲6%

Strategic Planning
▲5%




National Average
$95,000

Project Management
▼1%





Strategic Project Management
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT