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The average salary for a Sr. Operations Manager is $96,002.
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What Do Sr. Operations Managers Do?

Sr. Operations Manager Tasks
  • Direct daily activities to meet efficiency and profit goals.
  • Lead and shape new initiatives to meet organizational goals.
  • Negotiate and monitor specific budgets, controlling costs where possible.
  • Guide hiring, management, and scheduling of employees to meet key needs.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Operations Manager

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Sr. Operations Manager are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation and Uber Technologies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $132,930. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) and Verizon Wireless, earning around $127,500 and $111,498, respectively. Alorica, Inc. pays the lowest at around $68,314. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Target Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $105,796 and $106,688, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Operations Managers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Operations Managers?

An early career Sr. Operations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,604 based on 321 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,505 based on 664 salaries. An experienced Sr. Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,578 based on 1,042 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,222.
Employees with Sr. Operations Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.9% less), Los Angeles, California (3.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (3.6% less).

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