$86,950
Avg. Salary
$19.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,230

Bonus

$4,987

Profit Sharing

$9,156

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Operations Director is $19.09 per hour.

The average pay for an Operations Director is $86,950 per year.

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MEDIAN $86,950
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$0$163K
Salary $45,775 - $149,370
Bonus $1,008 - $31,474
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,489
Commission $1,002 - $30,304
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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$41,986 - $163,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,203
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.61 - $40.09
Hourly Tips $8.89
Overtime $17.58 - $46.72
Annual Data $0$163K
Bonus $1,008 - $31,474
Commission $1,002 - $30,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,489
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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$41,986 - $163,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 323

Job Description for Operations Director

An operations director manages the overall output of a group of workers that form an organization. The role is a generalized position that requires an ability to adapt to different issues in different departments. Typically, the operations director is heavily involved in financial planning and project schedule supervision. This includes planning for an annual budget, setting financial goals, and ensuring that everybody is on board with changes by working closely with the human resources department. An operations director works effectively not by infringing upon the management of individual projects where a manager is already assigned, but by supervising and making necessary changes to resolve issues that cannot be resolved by the departments internal solutions setup.

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Operations Director 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 Operations Director


Xerox Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $131K on average.

Known for its small paychecks, Chick-Fil-A Inc actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $36K — 260 percent less than the top paying company.

Common Career Paths for Operations Director


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There are some Operations Directors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Chief Executive Officers, where earnings are an average $170K annually. Typical career progression for an Operations Director involves becoming a VP of Operations or a Director of Operations, roles that pay $36K more and $1K more on average.

Operations Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Operations Director


Operations Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategy, Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Human Resources and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Director

Pay by Experience for an Operations Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 584 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 713 salaries. An experienced Operations Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 950 salaries. An Operations Director 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 579 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,913

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Directors, 44 percent above the national average. Operations Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), New York (+26 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+22 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Baltimore. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Operations Director Advice

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

Operations Director in nyc:
"ATTEND MORE LEADERSHIP COURSES."
Be very involved with motivational seminars on leadership skills- ability to inspire and lead by example.

Operations Director in New York:
"People management."
Pros: Working and interacting with everyone.
Cons: Not having IT support.

Operations Director in Uxbridge:
"Managing a budget is alot easier than you think."
Get people facing in the same direction. Manage people with respect. Always be honest despite short term consequences. Hire good managers that make you think. Make people understand that spending company money is like spending their own money. Give personal rewards to key performers discretely. I.e. Take your wife out for a nice meal and expense it, as I really appreciated what did you when delivering that last project.

Operations Director in San Luis Obispo:
"Find a job that you both enjoy, and challenges you."
Having a job that provides me with near constant projects to work on, challenges to overcome, solutions to find, processes to optimize means that I'm rarely bored. And I'm quite the puzzle solver so a lot of times accomplishing these things is fun to me. With having challenges to drive me forward towards solutions my job would get boring very fast. The people I work with are pretty awesome and fun to work with. They are a large part of my satisfaction with this job. Our company also has a rather noble goal in terms of trying to help the world address some very big problems. We are a relatively small company but time and again we prove among those that know us and the issues we work on that a small company can make a difference if it's heart is in the right place.

Operations Director in Bowie:
Pros: I love working with our Executive Director and the work that we have accomplished over the past 3 years.
Cons: I am underpaid and feel undervalued.

Operations Director in Framingham:
"Added Responsibilities."
Ask for more pay up front. Ask for more compensation whenever you take on more responsibilities.

Operations Director in Liberty:
"Busy."
Pros: I like meeting people from all over the country while they do what they enjoy. I enjoy the fast paced environment and the fact that I am outdoors on a regular basis.
Cons: Stress level on some occasions. I'm basically on call 24/7 and have very little help.

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Key Stats for Operations Director

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 759 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Operations Director Salaries

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
$88,000

▼10%

▼33%

Skills That Affect Operations Director Salaries

▲12%






National Average
$88,000

Budget Management
▼1%

People Management
▼2%








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 759 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%