Average Operations Manager Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Operations Manager in Australia is AU$82,684.
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AU$56k - AU$134k
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AU$54k - AU$135k
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What Do Operations Managers Do?

Operations Manager Tasks
  • Monitor and manage operational costs.
  • Make personnel decisions regarding hiring, compensation, promotions, discipline and termination of operational support staff in accordance with company policies.
  • Manage the day to day company or department operations.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Manager

The top respondents for the job title Operations Manager are from the companies Cummins, Inc., VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd and Woolworths. Reported salaries are highest at Downer EDI Rail where the average pay is AU$159,308. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cummins, Inc. and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, earning around AU$107,934 and AU$107,000, respectively. VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd pays the lowest at around AU$60,356. Arthur J. Gallagher & Company and Linfox also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$62,598 and AU$104,718, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Operations Managers?

Skills in Operations Management, People Management, Leadership and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Operations Managers?

An entry-level Operations Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$67,633 based on 107 salaries. An early career Operations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,085 based on 1,634 salaries. A mid-career Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$83,693 based on 1,342 salaries. An experienced Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$95,979 based on 1,524 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$101,188.
Employees with Operations Manager in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle, New South Wales (8.0% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (16.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.5% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.4% less).

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