Operations Supervisor Salary

For Operations Supervisors, higher-than-average salaries can be found at McDonald's Corporation, where the average employee brings in around $71K relative to the national average of $55K annually for those in this line of work. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Republic Services Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and FedEx Freight, where Operations Supervisors typically earn around $68K, $66K, or $58K, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,415 - $81,972
$38K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,883
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50%
90%

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$11.70 - $27.31
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.24
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$0$81K
Salary $38,415 - $81,972
Bonus $0.00 - $9,842
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,538
Commission $0.00 - $15,152
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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$30,970 - $80,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,304
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $27.31
Hourly Tips $0.13 - $5.82
Overtime $17.01 - $41.53
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,842
Commission $0.00 - $15,152
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,538
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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$30,970 - $80,650
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,659

Job Description for Operations Supervisor

Operations supervisors deal with the day-to-day issues that arise in the course of business. They need to know to whom they can turn in crisis and must be familiar with company policies and procedures. When state or municipal inspectors arrive, they need to respond adequately. Also, the operations supervisor must meet with supervisors, keep abreast of all policy changes, and follow relevant safety procedures. For operations to occur smoothly and on schedule, the operation supervisor must be able to deal with any emergency that arises within the company or outside the workplace (such as issues with suppliers). While the job typically occurs during regular business hours, the operations supervisors often is expected to be on call on nights and weekends.

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Operations Supervisor Tasks

  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies to operate more efficiently.
  • Generate relevant operational documentation.
  • Monitor operations to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.

Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Supervisor

Common Career Paths for Operations Supervisor


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While Operations Supervisors do not often become Directors of Operations, the job pays $89K per year on average. Operations Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $8K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

Operations Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Operations Supervisor


Operations Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Operations Management, Safety Compliance, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Training. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Leadership and Problem Solving. It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Problem Solving and Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Supervisor

Pay by Experience for an Operations Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 3,275 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 2,580 salaries. An experienced Operations Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 2,354 salaries. An Operations Supervisor 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 1,122 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,572

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Operations Supervisors, 17 percent higher than the national average. Operations Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Louisville. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Phoenix (2 percent lower).

Operations Supervisor Reviews

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

Operations Supervisor in Romeoville:
Pros: The work environment.
Cons: Management is very poor.

Operations Supervisor in Towaco:
"Supervisor."
Pros: The people, walking, talking, easy work.
Cons: Their own entity.

Operations Supervisor in Norcross:
"Very well."
Pros: Being able to manage a shop without need to higher ups getting involved.
Cons: Pay to be completely honest.....

Operations Supervisor in Los Angeles:
"It's ideal for learning logistics."
Pros: The people and the environment is suttle.
Cons: The communication level is low.

Operations Supervisor in Lindsay:
"Stress level."
Pros: Creating a wholesome dairy product that gets made into cheese.
Cons: Stress level, no home time, overflow of responsibility, working through lunches and on all holidays.

Operations Supervisor in Minot:
"The job is terrific. My boss can sometimes be a lot to handl."
Pros: The interactions with my co-workers, the environment, the customers, the steadiness, and the overall experience.
Cons: My boss!!!

Operations Supervisor in Albany:
"Decent."
Pros: It pays the bills. Always learning something new every day.
Cons: Long hours and sometimes very hard work.

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Key Stats for Operations Supervisor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2615 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Operations Supervisor Salaries

▲21%

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Operations Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000

People Management
▼1%

Leadership
▼1%







▼6%


▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2615 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%