"procedures," "customer service," and "regional operations" aren't the only skills we found regional operation managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of regional operation manager responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a regional operation manager. We found that 59.6% of regional operation managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 9.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most regional operation managers 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 regional operation managers were not college graduates.
Those regional operation managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or management degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for regional operation managers include marketing degrees or finance degrees.
When you're ready to become a regional operation manager, you might wonder which companies hire regional operation managers. According to our research through regional operation manager resumes, regional operation managers are mostly hired by Sodexo Operations, Johnson Controls, and Aspen Dental Management. Now is a good time to apply as Sodexo Operations has 31 regional operation managers job openings, and there are 19 at Johnson Controls and 10 at Aspen Dental Management.
Since salary is important to some regional operation managers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at BP America, Burlington, and General Electric. If you were to take a closer look at BP America, you'd find that the average regional operation manager salary is $115,753. Then at Burlington, regional operation managers receive an average salary of $111,246, while the salary at General Electric is $102,148.
We also looked into companies who hire regional operation managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Army, Amazon.com, and Walmart.
In general, regional operation managers fulfill roles in the retail and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the regional operation manager annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $80,665 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the finance and retail industries pay $80,387 and $80,312 respectively. This means that regional operation managers who are employed in the technology industry make 5.6% more than regional operation managers who work in the hospitality Industry.