Sr. Operations Manager Salary

With nearly two-thirds of Senior Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Operations Managers is $89K per year and can range from $57K on the lower end to $144K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Senior Operations Managers — which occasionally include more than $22K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing — stretch from around $57K to approximately $144K. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The majority of Senior Operations Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Senior Operations Managers (64 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,182 - $133,161
$56K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,770
10%
50%
90%

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$12.04 - $43.84
$12
$23
$44
MEDIAN: $22.99
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50%
90%

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$0$144K
Salary $56,182 - $133,161
Bonus $1,945 - $23,544
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,000
Commission $12,000
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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$56,556 - $144,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,175
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $43.84
Hourly Tips $0.56
Overtime $18.31
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $1,945 - $23,544
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,000
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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$56,556 - $144,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Sr. Operations Manager

A senior operations manager provides oversight to a team of employees, providing training and oversight to ensure a company's operations run smoothly. They implement procedures, provide information to supervisors such as senior vice presidents, and generate ideas to help increase productivity. They must provide constructive feedback to the employees underneath them, as well as positively receive feedback from supervisors and incorporate it into their work. The senior operations manager typically works during regular business hours, although they may need to work nights and weekends due to their employer's needs.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Operations Manager


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Senior Operations Managers may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Operations, where median compensation is $124K annually. A lot of Senior Operations Managers advance their careers by becoming Directors of Operations and Operations Directors. However, those positions offer $5K less and $10K less per year on average.

Sr. Operations Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Operations Manager


Amazon.com Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $151K.

Popular Skills for Sr. Operations Manager


Survey takers working as Senior Operations Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Team Leadership, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Strategic Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Operations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Operations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Operations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 189 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Operations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 358 salaries. An experienced Sr. Operations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 544 salaries. A Sr. Operations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 260 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,660

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Operations Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Senior Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+20 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Charlotte (+18 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Senior Operations Managers in Washington earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Indianapolis (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Sr. Operations Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sr. Operations Manager?

Sr. Operations Manager in New York:
"Office Culture is Casual Comfort."
Pros: Schedule flexibility, casual office culture, the ability to effectively work remotely. The ability to tackle new projects with nearly complete autonomy.
Cons: Poor inter team communication that lead to unfavorable process decisions.

Sr. Operations Manager in Ponca City:
"Reaching without a Grasp."
Pros: In my position I have a flexible yet steady work flow. I am able to take off if need be, whether I am ill or just need a personal day. I am at the top of the "ladder" within the company I work for. My opion and ideas are incorporated everyday in the companies daily operations. I can bring my son with me to the office. I am able to manage myself on the task I am to complete.
Cons: On call all the time. Communication is not always open. No benefits. If I take off work load increases tremendously.

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Key Stats for Sr. Operations Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Sr. Operations Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲8%

National Average
$96,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Sr. Operations Manager Salaries





▲5%

Strategic Planning
▲4%



National Average
$96,000


Project Management
▼2%





Strategic Project Management
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 9%