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How Much Does an Operations Specialist Earn In The United States?

Operations Specialist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$35,000
$52,000
$77,000
Operations specialists in the United States make an average salary of $52,248 per year or $25.12 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level operations specialist salary is roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000. If you like following the crowd, finance and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, finance, and government companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Pennsylvania provide the highest operations specialist salaries.
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Where Operations Specialists Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Operations Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

While an operations specialist can average a salary of $52,248 per year, or $25.12 per hour, there are many opportunities for operations specialists to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $79,957 per year. Other high-paying locations include Urban Honolulu, HI, Arlington, VA and Philadelphia, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $50,000. The highest paying states for operations specialists include Hawaii, Maryland and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Indiana, and Arizona offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range62k - 101k$80k$79,957

Urban Honolulu, HI

Salary Range60k - 99k$78k$77,620

Arlington, VA

Salary Range50k - 82k$65k$64,820

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range49k - 79k$63k$62,893

Boston, MA

Salary Range49k - 76k$62k$61,503

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range46k - 78k$61k$60,591

Jersey City, NJ

Salary Range47k - 74k$60k$59,520

New York, NY

Salary Range46k - 74k$59k$59,100

Denver, CO

Salary Range43k - 73k$56k$56,284

Seattle, WA

Salary Range43k - 71k$56k$55,722
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$101k

High Paying Operations Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Operations Specialists The Most?

To earn a high income as an operations specialist, working for Diamond Management & Technology Consultants or McKinsey & Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Ernst & Young and Logistics Management Institute report highly competitive salaries for operations specialists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
Salary Range140k - 177k$158k$158,038
McKinsey & Company Inc
Salary Range149k - 167k$158k$157,988
Ernst & Young
Salary Range140k - 172k$156k$155,707
Logistics Management Institute
Salary Range125k - 167k$145k$144,801
Nokia
Salary Range87k - 111k$99k$98,608
Google
Salary Range80k - 118k$97k$97,408
Motorola Mobility
Salary Range84k - 109k$96k$96,041
SS&C Technologies
Salary Range77k - 118k$96k$95,767
Deloitte
Salary Range81k - 111k$95k$95,373
VMware
Salary Range84k - 100k$92k$92,119
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Operations Specialist Salary History

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    How Much Do Operations Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an operations specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for operations specialists tend to be found in technology, finance, and government companies. In fact, operations specialists can make a yearly salary of $64,634 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range51k - 81k$65k$64,634

    Finance

    Salary Range44k - 70k$56k$55,721

    Government

    Salary Range40k - 63k$51k$51,053

    Transportation

    Salary Range40k - 57k$48k$48,282
    $40k
    $81k

    How Experience Affects Operations Specialist Salaries

    The salary for an operations specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $33,392
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    Data Operations Specialist
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    $31,305
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    Boston, MA
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    01/28/2021
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    $33,392
    $33,392
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    Fleet Operations Specialist
    Fleet Operations Specialist
    Dane, WI
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    01/27/2021
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    $41,740
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    Maryville, TN
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    01/27/2021
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    $31,305
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    Contracts Operations Specialist, AWS Training and Certification
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    Seattle, WA
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    01/27/2021
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    $92,500
    $92,500
    01/27/2021
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    Manufacturing Operations Specialist
    Manufacturing Operations Specialist
    Manufacturing Operations Specialist
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Santa Rosa, CA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $48,001
    $48,001
    01/27/2021