Operations Administrator Salary

The average Operations Administrator in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. Total incomes of Operations Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $64K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Operations Administrators survey respondents are women (73 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Administrators. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,273 - $73,260
$34K
$46K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,117
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$12.81 - $22.62
$13
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MEDIAN: $16.77
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$0$73K
Salary $34,273 - $73,260
Bonus $0.00 - $6,433
Profit Sharing $40.27 - $5,068
Commission $2,400
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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$29,007 - $64,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 423
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.81 - $22.62
Overtime $18.66 - $34.23
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,433
Commission $2,400
Profit Sharing $40.27 - $5,068
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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$29,007 - $64,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

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Job Description for Operations Administrator

An operations administrator directs physical or technical operations for their organization, helping ensure maximum efficiency and profitability. In fields such as manufacturing and transportation, an operations administrator works primarily to ensure that methods and standards are safe, effective, and efficient. For example, an operations administrator who oversees an assembly line is in charge of keeping production running smoothly, while also looking for ways to cut delays and maximize production. A technical operations administrator, on the other hand, deals specifically with managing organizational technology and technical equipment, implementing new strategies for increased productivity, and resolving technical issues that arise. This means installing and monitoring computers, office networks, mobile technology, and other essential tools.

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Operations Administrator Tasks

  • Communicate about each project's status within the operations department, including to executives and program managers.
  • Assist customers and handle general inquiries.
  • Liaise with other departments and vendors to obtain and update project information or materials.
  • Coordinate project and operations audits, inventories, and shipments.
  • Schedule, track, and provide support materials for meetings and project events.

Common Career Paths for Operations Administrator


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Advancing into an Operations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Operations Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Operations Administrator


Operations Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Project Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Data Processing, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Operations Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 468 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Operations Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 181 salaries. An Operations Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,322

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

For Operations Administrators, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 94 percent above the national average. Operations Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Denver (+18 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Austin and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Operations Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Administrator?

Operations Administrator in Seattle:
"The many edged sword that is the Emerald City."
Pros: Summer, economy, opportunities.
Cons: Traffic, clouds, infrastructure.

Operations Administrator in Greenwich:
Pros: The people I work with and the patients I develop relationships with.
Cons: The salary.

Operations Administrator in Paris:
Pros: Casual atmosphere. Great working conditions. Good manager.
Cons: Pay is below average.

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Key Stats for Operations Administrator

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Operations Administrator Salaries

▲49%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Operations Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%
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