$47,063
Avg. Salary
$17.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,987

Bonus

$1,334

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Operations Support Specialist is $17.66 per hour.

The average pay for an Operations Support Specialist is $47,063 per year.

10%
$13.16
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$17.66
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$25.06
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MEDIAN $17.66
10%
$34k
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$47k
50%
$70k
90%
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MEDIAN $47,063
$33,893 - $69,525
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MEDIAN: $47,063
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$0$69K
Salary $33,893 - $69,525
Bonus $491 - $6,507
Profit Sharing $491 - $6,787
Commission $0.00 - $17,452
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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$30,301 - $65,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,704
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $25.06
Overtime $20.02 - $37.94
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $491 - $6,507
Commission $0.00 - $17,452
Profit Sharing $491 - $6,787
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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$30,301 - $65,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,389

Job Description

The operations support specialist position requires different skills depending on the company and position. Potential responsibilities include accounting, scheduling, and other bookkeeping; several universal responsibilities are the ability to type quickly and accurately, a basic knowledge of computers and software relevant to the position, and the ability to adapt to new software quickly. The tasks handed to an operation support specialist can change even throughout the day. Operation support specialists often work under executives and perform any duties that are needed for smooth business operations. Some of these tasks may involve delegating or communicating information to other parties; good communication skills and the ability to rapidly record information verbatim are important.

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Operations Support Specialist Tasks
  • Perform, organize, and streamline operational tasks to reduce the potential for errors.
  • Provide technical assistance to clients and staff.
  • Monitor for problems, taking immediate action where possible and escalating when required.
  • Interact with clients, resolve problems, and provide information.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$72K

$36,659

$42,000

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$65,014

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LPL Financial
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$41,772

$48,232

$33,069

$44,000

$56,616

Common Career Paths


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Though some Operations Support Specialists move into positions like Information Technology Project Manager (where the average salary is $86K), this progression is not the norm. When Operations Support Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Operations Managers or Operations Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $7K, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Operations Support Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Banking as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Problem Solving and Regulatory Compliance also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Data Entry. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Customer Service and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Operations Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 976 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 383 salaries. An experienced Operations Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 275 salaries. An Operations Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 98 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,809

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

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Operations Support Specialists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Operations Support Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+22 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and St. Louis (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Support Specialist?

Operations Support Specialist in Boston:
"Its not the only job in town."
Pros: Peaple
Cons: Its too cold

Operations Support Specialist in Phoenix:
"Paid the least amount for my field."
Pros: The weather.
Cons: Traffic.

Operations Support Specialist in Russellville:
"Good job and great place to work."
Pros: Working in Russellville I like because of benefits I am receiving with my job. I live in a smaller town and there isn't any jobs work making a career with that will provide me what I am striving for in my growing and learning in my profession.
Cons: What I like least is the commute time from home. I have 2 children that have to take half of the drive to and from work with me to attend school and have after school care.

Operations Support Specialist in Columbus:
"Job Review by Employee."
Pros: Location, opportunity for lateral move, learning opportunity, banking industry, benefits, overtime.
Cons: Limited and repetitive duties; no decision making power; no chances for growth; management discourages innovation, creativity and problem resolution; no recognition; no chances for coloboration; ideas are not validaded; colleagues lack passion and ambition.

Operations Support Specialist in Denver:
"A highly dynamic job that is very rewarding."
Pros: I like being able to solve problems and build things. We have to develop things that work consistently and functionally.
Cons: The worst part about the job would be the high level of stress. People expect things to be fixed in a timely manner. The other annoying part is you may not finish a project before you have to start something else.

Operations Support Specialist in Fort Pierce:
"I solve buga in the system and provide support to the site."
Pros: The flexibility and hours. The type of work.
Cons: The pay. The culture.

Operations Support Specialist in Herndon:
"Program Support Specialist."
Pros: Flexible hours, small office, casual atmosphere.
Cons: Little customer interaction, no travel, no face to face interaction.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 569 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼8%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Accounting
▲13%


Microsoft Word
▲5%


National Average
$43,000

Data Analysis
▼3%


Training
▼4%



Oral / Verbal Communication
▼6%

▼9%


Regulatory Compliance
▼9%

Problem Solving
▼12%

Banking
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 569 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%