"customer service," "procedures," and "facility" aren't the only skills we found operations coordinators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of operations coordinator responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an operations coordinator. We found that 53.5% of operations coordinators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 15.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most operations coordinators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven operations coordinators were not college graduates.
The operations coordinators who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and communication, while a small population of operations coordinators studied marketing and management.
When you're ready to become an operations coordinator, you might wonder which companies hire operations coordinators. According to our research through operations coordinator resumes, operations coordinators are mostly hired by Splunk, FedEx, and New York Community Bank. Now is a good time to apply as Splunk has 18 operations coordinators job openings, and there are 17 at FedEx and 15 at New York Community Bank.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, operations coordinators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Google, State of Colorado, and Sacramento County. Take Google for example. The median operations coordinator salary is $81,348. At State of Colorado, operations coordinators earn an average of $79,976, while the average at Sacramento County is $79,344. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire operations coordinators from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Verizon Communications, The Walt Disney Company, and JPMorgan Chase.
In general, operations coordinators fulfill roles in the technology and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the operations coordinator annual salary is the highest in the manufacturing industry with $46,151 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and telecommunication industries pay $45,283 and $42,561 respectively. This means that operations coordinators who are employed in the manufacturing industry make 29.2% more than operations coordinators who work in the retail Industry.