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Operations Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$85,000
$58,000
$85,000
$125,000
The average operations manager makes about $85,609 per year. That's $41.16 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $58,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $125,000. Many of operations managers seem to be drawn to health care and retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case operations managers tend to work at retail, technology, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Delaware, New York and Connecticut pay operations managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Richmond, CA
$101,626
New York, NY
$100,067
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Map of Operations Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Operations Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Operations Manager Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an operations manager is roughly $85,609 per year, which boils down to $41.16 per hour. Interestingly enough, operations managers have the highest salaries in Richmond, CA at about $101,626 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Richmond, CA is $49,000. Additionally, operations managers make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ, McLean, VA, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. On a more broad level, operations manager salaries are highest in Delaware, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and California. On the contrary, Idaho, Arkansas, and Utah offer the lowest operations manager salaries.

City
Average Salary
Richmond, CA
Richmond, CA
$101,626
$102k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$97,233
$97k

High Paying Operations Manager Jobs

Average Operations Manager Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an operations manager, being employed by a company such as Google or Intuit would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like VMware and Citrix Systems also report highly competitive salaries for operations managers.

Company
Average Salary
$171,339
$171k
$165,066
$165k
$158,473
$158k
$145,685
$146k
$144,374
$144k
$144,085
$144k
$141,922
$142k
$141,772
$142k

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Operations Manager Salary History

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    Average Operations Manager Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, operations manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, technology, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for operations managers. For example, operations managers make a whopping average salary of $97,542 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $97,103 at technology companies and $92,024 at health care companies. But operations managers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $66,651.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $97,542
    $98k
    Technology
    Technology
    $97,103
    $97k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $92,024
    $92k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $91,501
    $92k
    Finance
    Finance
    $88,627
    $89k
    Professional
    Professional
    $74,258
    $74k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $72,779
    $73k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $66,651
    $67k

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    $62,566
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    $48,000
    $48,000
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    Rockledge, FL
    Rockledge, FL
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $51,000
    $51,000
    10/30/2020
    Operations Manager
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    Bloomington, IL
    Bloomington, IL
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/30/2020
    Operations Manager
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    Meridian, ID
    Meridian, ID
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $78,000
    $78,000
    10/30/2020
    Operations Manager
    Operations Manager
    Troy, MI
    Troy, MI
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    10/29/2020
    Fabrication Operations Manager
    Fabrication Operations Manager
    Waterloo, IA
    Waterloo, IA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/28/2020
    Robert Half
    Robert Half
    Operations Manager
    Operations Manager
    Operations Manager
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/28/2020
    Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo
    Fraud & Claims OPS Manager 1
    Fraud & Claims OPS Manager 1
    Fraud & Claims OPS Manager 1
    Chandler, AZ
    Chandler, AZ
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $47,500
    $47,500
    10/24/2020
    GSE Operations Manager
    GSE Operations Manager
    Charleston, SC
    Charleston, SC
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $85,000
    $85,000
    10/23/2020