Average Director of Operations Salary

$91,554
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,258
Bonus
$11,594
Commission
$5,874
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The average salary for a Director of Operations is $91,554.
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$51k
MEDIAN
$92k
90%
$150k
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$51k - $150k
Bonus
$2k - $32k
Profit Sharing
$617 - $25k
Commission
$2k - $41k
Total Pay
$50k - $166k
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What Do Director of Operations Do?

Director of 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.

Job Satisfaction for Director of Operations

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Director of Operations are from the companies Chick-Fil-A Inc, UnitedHealth Group and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Reported salaries are highest at UnitedHealth Group where the average pay is $127,504. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Marriott International, Inc., earning around $116,588 and $75,000, respectively. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. pays the lowest at around $50,495. Chick-Fil-A Inc and YMCA also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,381 and $56,506, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Operations?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Operations?

An entry-level Director of Operations with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,826 based on 162 salaries. An early career Director of Operations with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,391 based on 3,772 salaries. A mid-career Director of Operations with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,585 based on 4,841 salaries. An experienced Director of Operations with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,756 based on 8,127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,793.
Employees with Director of Operations in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.9% more) and New York, New York (12.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22,833 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
16.5%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
35.6%
Late Career
26.0%