VPs of Operations in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $122K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for VPs of Operations stretch from $71K on the lower end to $222K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $51K from bonuses and $35K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by tenure and geographic location. Generally, women make up less than a third of all VPs of Operations who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,853 - $191,719
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MEDIAN: $121,909
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$13.91 - $60.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$68,853 - $191,719  
   
Bonus
$2,929 - $50,886  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $34,785  
Commission
$1,030 - $52,373  
Total Pay (?
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$71,227 - $221,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,686
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $60.23  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $56.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,929 - $50,886  
   
Commission
$1,030 - $52,373  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $34,785  
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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$71,227 - $221,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Operations

The vice president of operations assists their company's president with day-to-day operations. These executives develop and implement a variety of strategies to maximize profits while maintaining an acceptable level of quality, as well as work on improving the supply chain to positively impact variables such as cost, quality and delivery time. Vice presidents of operations provide oversight and guidance to subordinates, follow up on projects assigned to staff and stay up to date on their company's research and development efforts. They also need to provide timely feedback and guidance for both subordinates and to fellow executives on operations-related issues.

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Vice President (VP), Operations Tasks

  • Provide leadership for the overall operating performance of the business.
  • Develop, monitor and administer financial program to maintain efficient, quality services.
  • Develop new resources and new revenue streams.
  • Evaluate operational processes and procedures, and develop strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.

Common Career Paths for Vice President (VP), Operations


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As VPs of Operations transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Vice President of Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations earn $181K on average per year. VPs of Operations moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Presidents or Chief Operating Officers. The median paychecks in those roles are $20K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Vice President (VP), Operations


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Citibank, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Barclays Capital Inc, and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) are top-notch employers for VPs of Operations in this area. Those at Xerox Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $158K. State Street Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with VPs of Operations earning around $149K, $131K, or $130K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Citibank at $101K and Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) at $102K, though some VPs of Operations there earn up to $164K.

Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Operations


VPs of Operations report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Lean Manufacturing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Leadership and Strategic Planning are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 13 percent and 22 percent. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management, Budget Management, and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Operations

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


VPs of Operations with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $92K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $112K. VPs of Operations who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $136K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $155K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $132,958

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

For VPs of Operations, Washington provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. VPs of Operations will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Austin (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Vice President (VP), Operations Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Operations?

Vice President (VP), Operations in South Houston:
"Job Satisfaction."
Pros: I like the President and CEO of the company and the senior level management personnel I work with.
Cons: The job I have is stressful in that all of us are expected to sacrifice our time for the better of the company. The hours are long and as soon as one job ends the next job starts. There is a lot of pressure to perform at top levels under less than ideal conditions. Perks are very rare and it seems as if all of the industry accepted benefits of travel (air miles, hotel stays, and rental car usage) are taken by the company and used to save money in future travel. That money savings is passed along to the employees as an end of the year bonus, so it is not all bad. It just seems that other companies allow their employees to keep their travel benefits and still give out bonuses.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Operations

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 841 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Operations Salaries



National Average
$133,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 841 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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