Assistant Operations Manager Salary

The average Assistant Operations Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. Overall cash earnings for Assistant Operations Managers stretch from $29K on the lower end to $69K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. For the most part, Assistant Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Assistant Operations Managers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,497 - $70,601
$33K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,748
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90%

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$11.67 - $20.94
$12
$16
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MEDIAN: $16.26
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$0$70K
Salary $33,497 - $70,601
Bonus $0.00 - $9,328
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,967
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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$29,323 - $69,399
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 661
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.67 - $20.94
Overtime $17.43 - $33.51
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,328
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,967
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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$29,323 - $69,399
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291

Job Description for Assistant Operations Manager

An assistant operations manager takes the place of the operations manager when necessary and are accountable for maintaining the correct operation of the business in the absence of the operations manager. They generally perform hands-on operations work and handle the administrative responsibilities of the business. They also try to improve the operations of the business by giving effective, actionable feedback to the operations manager. Assistant operations managers must be detail-oriented and stay on task, as well as efficient in scheduling and able to manage the operations manager's calendar of events.

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Assistant Operations Manager Tasks

  • Manage daily activities, including staffing, scheduling, and customer interactions.
  • Coach and train employees and staff.
  • Audit and place orders for equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on budget, costs and income.
  • Handle routine tasks and customer problems and escalate unusual or high priority items.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Operations Manager


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It's not very common for Assistant Operations Managers to move on to become Operations Managers. Average pay for an Operations Manager is $59K annually. More often than not, an Operations Manager role is the next step for Assistant Operations Managers moving up in the field. Operations Managers usually make $59K per year. Many other Assistant Operations Managers choose to take on an Office Manager role, where salaries are typically $38K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Operations Manager


Popular Skills for Assistant Operations Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Payroll Administration also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 600 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant 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 $48,000 based on 262 salaries. An experienced Assistant Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 197 salaries. An Assistant 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 $52,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,312

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

For those looking to make money, Assistant Operations Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Assistant Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), San Antonio (+14 percent), Las Vegas (+14 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers in Colorado Springs and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Assistant Operations Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Operations Manager?

Assistant Operations Manager in Denver:
"Educational."
Pros: Learning every aspect of running successful business.
Cons: Dealing with drunk people.

Assistant Operations Manager in Sacramento:
"Hard to tell."
Pros: With all the question the site seems thorough.
Cons: I am being asked this review before seeing my search results, so it's hard to review when the site hasn't completed the task of providing me an estimate.

Assistant Operations Manager in Phoenix:
Pros: The work environment, my coworkers, and the fact that we try to help people be happier and healthier in their professional lives.
Cons: The micromanagmental of certain procedural issues.

Assistant Operations Manager in Colorado Springs:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I like the schedule flexibility and the people I work for.
Cons: Having increased responsibility without the pay incentive.

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Key Stats for Assistant Operations Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Assistant Operations Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲20%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Operations Management
▼3%

Inventory Management
▼4%

Scheduling
▼5%


Information Technology (IT) Support
▼9%

Microsoft Excel
▼10%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼12%

Training
▼20%

Payroll Administration
▼22%

Accounting
▼23%

People Management
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%