Director, Business Operations Salary

Salaries for Directors of Business Operations in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. Total cash compensation for Directors of Business Operations runs from $65K to $169K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $38K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Directors of Business Operations report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$61,563 - $150,579
$62K
$98K
$150K
MEDIAN: $98,360
10%
50%
90%

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$16.61 - $72.50
$37
MEDIAN: $37.04
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$0$170K
Salary $61,563 - $150,579
Bonus $1,004 - $37,087
Profit Sharing $1,939 - $14,426
Commission $21,500
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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$63,935 - $170,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $37.04
Overtime $0.00
Annual Data $0$170K
Bonus $1,004 - $37,087
Commission $21,500
Profit Sharing $1,939 - $14,426
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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$63,935 - $170,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Director, Business Operations

The director of business operations is an employee at the senior level who oversees the provision of services or the manufacture of goods. The goal of the position is ensuring that the entire organization runs efficiently while the needs of clients and the production of goods are managed effectively. Specific duties for individuals in this position may vary. Generally speaking, the person who holds this position must monitor existing processes, analyze the effectiveness of these processes, strategize to improve efficiency and productivity, oversee existing programs for quality assurance, and supervise the hiring and training of personnel.

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Director, Business Operations Tasks

  • Implement, manage and evaluate operation processes and procedures, in accordance with the standards and procedures set out by the organization.
  • Ensure that operational processes stay within agreed upon budgets and timelines.
  • Assist in developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.

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Popular Skills for Director, Business Operations


Directors of Business Operations report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Business Development and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Management and Budget Management. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Business Operations

Pay by Experience for a Director, Business Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Business Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Business Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Director, Business Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 125 salaries. A Director, Business Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,181

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

For Directors of Business Operations, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Directors of Business Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+50 percent), Palo Alto (+44 percent), Boston (+29 percent), and New York (+21 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (11 percent lower) and Washington (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Director, Business Operations

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Director, Business Operations Salaries

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$105,000

▼9%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Director, Business Operations Salaries

Business Development
▲33%

Human Resources
▲3%


Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$105,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%