Owner / Operator Salary

The majority of Owners and Operators in the United States — about two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $148K per year, and the median is $69K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just under one in three enjoy medical while approximately one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in six. Most Owners and Operators survey respondents are men (71 percent). This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Owners and Operators are happy with their jobs. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,165 - $147,577
$33K
$70K
$150K
MEDIAN: $69,816
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50%
90%

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$14.39 - $63.02
$14
$28
$63
MEDIAN: $27.69
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$0$149K
Salary $33,165 - $147,577
Bonus $0.00 - $49,316
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$33,663 - $149,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $14.39 - $63.02
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $43.00
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $0.00 - $49,316
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$33,663 - $149,732
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Owner / Operator

An owner/operator is the chief stakeholder in a business operation. He or she is the person who has typically put up the majority financial stake in the business and thus acts as the overseer of all operations and output from it. Typically an owner/operator is found in the small business sector, where sole proprietorships or simple majority ownership is common. The owner/operator may be in charge of businesses that range from retail stores to service-oriented businesses or restaurants and bars. While in some cases, owners of such businesses act as silent partners, an owner/operator most typically takes a hands-on approach to all operations of his or her enterprise.

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Owner / Operator Tasks

  • Oversee company operations, directing production, sales, administrative, and/or distribution activities.
  • Oversee and/or assist with personnel management, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Oversee and/or assist with client acquisition and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and/or assist with company-wide policies, procedures, objectives, and business strategies.
  • Direct and review financial activities, measuring productivity, setting prices, and/or managing budgets.

Common Career Paths for Owner / Operator


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Owners and Operators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Truck Owner and Operator. The average Truck Owner and Operator brings home $93K per year. A Construction Project Manager role is the most common promotion for Owners and Operators moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $70K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Owners and Operators is an Operations Manager position, where earnings are usually $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Owner / Operator

Pay by Experience for an Owner / Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Owner / Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Owner / Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Owner / Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 56 salaries. An Owner / Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 60 salaries.

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Key Stats for Owner / Operator

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Owner / Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Owner / Operator Salaries


National Average
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 65%
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