Average Operations Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Operations Manager is $63,827.
MEDIAN $63,827
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$41k - $102k
$506 - $16k
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$1k - $14k
$758 - $25k
Total Pay
$36k - $105k

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Job Description for Operations Manager

Operations Manager Tasks
  • Manage the day to day company or department operations.
  • Make personnel decisions regarding hiring, compensation, promotions, discipline and termination of operational support staff in accordance with company policies.
  • Monitor and manage operational costs.
The top respondents for the job title Operations Manager are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and FedEx Ground. Reported salaries are highest at United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. where the average pay is $84,340. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Target Corporation, earning around $76,047 and $73,173, respectively. FedEx Ground pays the lowest at around $47,389. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) and XPO Logistics also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,252 and $69,524, respectively.

Career Paths

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Operations Manager
Director of Operations
General / Operations Manager
Vice President (VP), Operations
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Operations Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Manager

An entry-level Operations Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,875 based on 1,070 salaries. An early career Operations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,005 based on 16,462 salaries. A mid-career Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,047 based on 13,600 salaries. An experienced Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,654 based on 16,177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,809.
Employees with Operations Manager in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.1% more).

Years of Experience

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