The average salary for an Operations Manager in South Africa is R393,390.
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Job Description for Operations Manager
Operations managers oversee their organization’s production of goods and/or services. They oversee various departments, such as purchasing, warehousing, and manufacturing. They must make sure that their company’s products meet or exceed clients’ or customers’ expectation. They must make sure that their company’s operations run smoothly and effectively. They oversee budgets. Depending on the size of their company, they may be involved in establishing sales and profit goals. They must make s…Read more
Operations Manager Tasks
- Monitor and manage operational costs.
- Make personnel decisions regarding hiring, compensation, promotions, discipline and termination of operational support staff in accordance with company policies.
- Manage the day to day company or department operations.
Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Manager
The top respondents for the job title Operations Manager are from the companies Standard Bank, Woolworths and Absa. Reported salaries are highest at Standard Bank where the average pay is R622,883. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dimension Data and Absa, earning around R576,000 and R521,163, respectively. Woolworths pays the lowest at around R276,000. EOH and Broll Property Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R400,000 and R411,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Operations Manager
Skills in Operations Management, People Management, Project Management, Leadership and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Operations Manager
An entry-level Operations Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R243,771 based on 167 salaries. An early career Operations Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R299,204 based on 702 salaries. A mid-career Operations Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R419,355 based on 703 salaries. An experienced Operations Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R497,959 based on 693 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R513,039.
Years of Experience
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