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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Operations Specialist Salary

$57,973 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$27.87 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$57,973
Median
$84,000
90 %

How much does an Operations Specialist make?

Operations specialists make $57,973 per year on average, or $27.87 per hour, in the United States. Operations specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $84,000.

Location impacts how much an operations specialist can expect to make. Operations specialists make the most in Rhode Island, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Operations Specialists

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

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Operations Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Pennsylvania$64,083$30.812,613
2Nevada$61,713$29.67483
3District of Columbia$68,303$32.84350
4Rhode Island$66,365$31.91198
5New Hampshire$58,964$28.35395
6Delaware$62,118$29.86231
7Maryland$65,571$31.521,000
8Vermont$60,662$29.16138
9New Jersey$64,234$30.88996
10New Mexico$57,866$27.82361
11Massachusetts$63,255$30.411,170
12New York$63,282$30.421,845
13West Virginia$57,477$27.63253
14Connecticut$63,338$30.45352
15Utah$59,042$28.39467
16Texas$52,625$25.304,727
17Michigan$53,763$25.851,549
18Kansas$53,495$25.72616
19Wyoming$50,204$24.14169
20Washington$54,539$26.221,608
21Ohio$52,535$25.261,965
22Maine$51,814$24.91293
23North Carolina$50,876$24.462,178
24Virginia$59,154$28.441,280
25North Dakota$48,937$23.53275
26Kentucky$51,020$24.53709
27Illinois$56,593$27.211,455
28Alaska$52,026$25.01193
29Oklahoma$51,961$24.98558
30Nebraska$48,816$23.47494
31Tennessee$48,773$23.451,157
32Wisconsin$49,317$23.711,070
33California$58,247$28.003,559
34Indiana$48,479$23.311,329
35Arkansas$47,359$22.77556
36Mississippi$47,279$22.73462
37Hawaii$48,664$23.40174
38Minnesota$49,047$23.581,356
39South Dakota$46,936$22.57229
40Oregon$52,704$25.34511
41Iowa$46,636$22.42745
42Georgia$47,968$23.062,061
43Louisiana$47,342$22.76626
44Alabama$47,497$22.84751
45Idaho$45,932$22.08360
46Florida$44,441$21.373,651
47Colorado$50,739$24.39737
48Missouri$47,013$22.601,082
49Montana$43,636$20.98247
50Arizona$46,911$22.55910
51South Carolina$46,132$22.18787

Highest Paying Cities For Operations Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$68,269$32.82
2Baltimore, MD$65,994$31.73
3Philadelphia, PA$64,558$31.04
4Englewood, NJ$64,556$31.04
5New York, NY$63,456$30.51
6Boston, MA$63,259$30.41
7Newark, DE$62,260$29.93
8Las Vegas, NV$61,479$29.56
9Washington, UT$60,614$29.14
10Richmond, CA$60,119$28.90
11Richmond, VA$59,017$28.37
12Chicago, IL$57,002$27.40
13Seattle, WA$54,699$26.30
14Irving, TX$53,254$25.60
15Kansas City, KS$53,057$25.51

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. Englewood, NJ
  5. New York, NY

Operations Specialist Salary Details

Operations Specialist Salary

What is an Operations Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$84,000$7,000$40
75th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
Average$57,973$4,831$28
25th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
10th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Operations Internship$35,446$2,954$17.04111,994
Operations Representative$36,088$3,007$17.3575,789
Operations Clerk$32,273$2,689$15.52158,449
Operations Coordinator$43,018$3,585$20.68102,598
Operations Agent$38,438$3,203$18.4890,038

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Google Jobs (139)
  2. Edward Jones Jobs (137)
  3. Charles Schwab Jobs (214)
  4. Citi Jobs (323)
  5. Apple Jobs (161)

Which Companies Pay Operations Specialists The Most?

The highest paying companies for operations specialists are Google and Venable according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Microsoft and Adobe report highly competitive wages for operations specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Google$128,173$61.62243
2Venable$126,667$60.90
3Microsoft$115,553$55.55245
4Adobe$108,374$52.1035
5Meta$104,588$50.281991
6Goodwin$102,145$49.11
7Weichert$96,074$46.191
8Washington Trust Bank$95,272$45.808
9Ropes & Gray$94,451$45.4110
10Los Alamos National Laboratory$94,390$45.3824
11IBM$93,634$45.0212
12Coursera$92,634$44.54
13Lord Abbett$91,225$43.862
14Texas Instruments$90,154$43.346
15Pinterest$89,685$43.121
16Instinet Incorporated$89,446$43.001
17Cirrus Logic$87,047$41.8510
18Intel$85,796$41.2580
19Formlabs$85,464$41.095
20Johnson Financial Group$85,154$40.946

How Much Do Operations Specialists Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much an operations specialist salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays operations specialists an average salary of $62,901

  2. The professional industry pay $57,829

  3. The lowest paying industry for operations specialists is the retail industry. Operations specialists in this industry earn an average salary of $48,140

Highest Paying Industries For Operations Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$62,901$30.24
2Professional$57,829$27.80
3Manufacturing$56,794$27.30
4Transportation$55,270$26.57
5Government$53,702$25.82
6Finance$52,739$25.36
7Retail$48,140$23.14

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Operations Specialist Salary Trends

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.

Average Operations Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Operations Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$58,000$27.87+3.8%
    2021$55,800$26.81+2.3%
    2020$54,500$26.18+0.7%
    2019$54,100$25.99+1.4%
    2018$53,300$25.63+1.3%

    Recently Added Operations Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Arizona State UniversityBusiness Operations SpecialistTempe, AZ06/01/2022$40,464
    Planet DeposInternational Deposition Operations Specialist (Fully Remote)Rockville, MD06/01/2022$50,088
    Automation Personnel ServicesOperations SpecialistDecatur, AL06/01/2022$33,392
    State of ArkansasBusiness Operations SpecialistBono, AR06/01/2022$32,405
    Avid 4 AdventureSummer Camp Operations SpecialistOakland, CA06/01/2022$52,175
    CrocsHeydude: Site Operations SpecialistLas Vegas, NV06/01/2022$60,000
    Handcrafted WinesOperations SpecialistLenexa, KS06/01/2022$40,000
    Limebike-North America WestOperations SpecialistHawthorne, CA06/01/2022$31,305
    Lee CollegeOperations Specialist, Student & Data InformationBaytown, TX06/01/2022$34,632
    Us District CourtOperations SpecialistSacramento, CA06/01/2022$47,948

    Operations Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Operations Specialists the most?

    Rhode Island pays Operations Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $68,303 per year, or $32.84 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Operations Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Operations Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Rhode Island you should be paid close to $66,365 per year.

    What type of Operations Specialist gets paid the most?

    Operations, Senior Specialist gets paid the most. Operations, Senior Specialist made a median salary of $80,548. The best-paid 10 percent make $101,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $64,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Operations Specialist?

    A good starting salary for an operations specialist is $39,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an operations specialist in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for operations specialists is $57,973, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an operations specialist can vary by state.

    What is the average salary of a specialist?

    The average salary of a specialist is $56,162 a year or $15.97 an hour. However, the range in salary can vary significantly, starting as low as $14 an hour to as high as $24 an hour. Factors such as location and the company can impact earning potential.

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