$88,627
Avg. Salary
$21.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$10,112

Profit Sharing

$5,142

Commission

$10,125

The average pay for a Director Of Operations is $21.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Director Of Operations is $88,627 per year.

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MEDIAN $88,627
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$0$162K
Salary $49,265 - $147,789
Bonus $1,010 - $30,894
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,780
Commission $1,788 - $38,865
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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$48,080 - $162,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22,316
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $13.46 - $41.59
Hourly Tips $1.55
Overtime $12.41 - $52.27
Annual Data $0$162K
Bonus $1,010 - $30,894
Commission $1,788 - $38,865
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,780
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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$48,080 - $162,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,087

Job Description for Director of Operations

One of the major responsibilities of a director of operations is employee management, making sure as many as hundreds of individuals are productive. Directors of operations also may be in charge of making purchases related to production. Research and development are also typically overseen by a director of operations.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Operations

Common Career Paths for Director of Operations


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For Directors of Operations, progressing to a Senior Vice President of Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Vice President of Operations can earn $182K annually. More often than not, a VP of Operations role is the next step for Directors of Operations moving up in the field. VPs of Operations usually make $124K per year. Many other Directors of Operations choose to take on an Executive Director role, where salaries are typically $75K.

Director of Operations Job Listings

Popular Skills for Director of Operations


Survey takers working as Directors of Operations report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Leadership, Team Leadership, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Accounting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Human Resources and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Project Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Operations

Pay by Experience for a Director of Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 2,807 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 3,512 salaries. An experienced Director of Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 4,999 salaries. A Director of Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 2,856 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,584

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

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Directors of Operations in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+20 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and New York (+16 percent).

Director of Operations Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Operations?

Director of Operations in Indianapolis:
Be balanced and fair when dealing with the employees that report to you.

Director of Operations in Lithopolis:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Making my own hours. Helping children and parents find quality care.
Cons: Stress, Hours put into my work day. Dealing with many different types of people.

Director of Operations in Milwaukee:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Interactions with staff, children and families. Being a support for others.
Cons: Having to do collections for financial aspects with families.

Director of Operations in Hartford:
"If It's "Just A Job" Get Another."
Being an agent for change is difficult when the entrenched forces are satisfied with the status quo. Understand your role and your leverage. The rest will take care of itself.

Director of Operations in Jacksonville:
"Read And Study How To Win Friends And Influence People."
In this job you are dealing with customers at a very volatile place in their lives. You have to train your staff to learn to deal with high stress situations without taking that stress on themselves. If you can keep a calm even manner, than it can be transferred to all you are dealing with.

Director of Operations in Princeton:
"Focus On The Business Requirements."
One of the things I learned early in my career is that no matter how great a program/website is technically if it doesn't meet the real business need it is useless. Know the business problem or goal you are addressing or prepare for a rewrite.

Director of Operations in Miami:
"Spa Business."
Be honest, straightforward, and always maintain great relationships with colleagues. Not always easy, but must have the passion and drive to succeed. Must have a strong business background as well.

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Key Stats for Director of Operations

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3854 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Director of Operations Salaries

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
$92,000

▼10%

▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3854 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%