Average Operations Manager Salary in South Africa

R393,390
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R30,698
Bonus
R36,000
Commission
R25,532
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Operations Manager in South Africa is R393,390.
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R128k
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R797k
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MEDIAN R393,390
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United States (change)
Salary
R128k - R797k
Bonus
R7k - R104k
Profit Sharing
R6k - R197k
Commission
R10k - R184k
Total Pay
R121k - R866k

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Job Description for Operations Manager

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.

Career Paths

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Operations Manager
Operations Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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

This data is based on 2,548 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
27.6%
Mid Career
27.6%
Experienced
27.2%
Late Career
11.1%

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