Average Early-Career Operations Manager Salary

$56,467
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,937
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$3,011
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The average salary for an Early-Career Operations Manager is $56,467.
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$38k
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$56k
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$84k
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$38k - $84k
Bonus
$491 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$200 - $14k
Commission
$482 - $19k
Total Pay
$32k - $85k
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What Do Operations Managers Do?

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, FedEx Ground and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx). Reported salaries are highest at Target Corporation where the average pay is $72,817. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include TARGET Distributing and Uber Technologies, Inc., earning around $72,417 and $68,319, respectively. FedEx Ground pays the lowest at around $44,000. CVS / Pharmacy and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $65,063, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Operations Managers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Operations Managers?

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 $50,560 based on 957 salaries. A mid-career Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,370 based on 12,949 salaries. An experienced Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,602 based on 14,954 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,319.
Employees with Operations Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38,124 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Mid Career
34.0%
Experienced
39.2%
Late Career
24.3%