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Senior Operations Manager Demographics in the US

The average employee age for senior operations managers is 44 years. The senior operations manager workforce reached a whopping 274,141 in 2020!

Among senior operations managers, we discovered that 25.2% of them are women, while 71.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior operations managers is White, which makes up 72.4% of all senior operations managers. Comparatively, there are 13.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of senior operations managers are located in NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Senior Operations Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 274,141 senior operations managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 25.2% of all senior operations managers are women, while only 71.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior operations manager is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior operations managers is White (72.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.2%) and Asian (6.1%).
  • The majority of senior operations managers are located in NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.
  • Senior operations managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • Senior operations managers are paid an average annual salary of $125,782.
  • The retail industry is the highest-paying for senior operations managers.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $160,890, the highest in the US.
  • Senior operations managers average starting salary is $89,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid senior operations managers earn as much as $176,000 or more.
  • 18% of all senior operations managers are LGBT.
  • New Jersey is the best state for senior operations managers to live.
  • Senior operations managers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Senior Operations Manager Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among senior operations managers is White, which makes up 72.4% of all senior operations managers. Comparatively, there are 13.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 72.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.1%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Operations Managers

The chart below shows that 47.5% of senior operations managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 47.5%
  • French, 6.7%
  • Chinese, 5.7%
  • Mandarin, 5.4%
  • German, 4.7%
  • Other, 30.0%

Types of Senior Operations Manager Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior operations managers. The most common degree for senior operations managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 61% of senior operations managers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 61%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • High School Diploma degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 13%

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Senior Operations Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior operations managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Operations Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior operations manager position over time.

Male
Female
76%
73%
71%
68%
66%
63%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Operations Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior operations managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Senior Operations Manager Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of senior operations managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Senior Operations Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 11,010 senior operations managers resumes, we figured out that the average senior operations manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Operations Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior operations manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior operations managers is 40+ years old, which represents 64% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Senior Operations Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general superintendent and director of plant operations have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Administrative Assistant To General Manager11%85%
Manager Stylist13%83%
Alteration Manager15%82%
Senior Operations Manager71%25%
District Commercial Superintendent90%2%
Director Of Plant Operations93%4%
General Superintendent94%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
General Superintendent
Director Of Plant Operations
District Commercial Superintendent
Senior Operations Manager
Alteration Manager
Manager Stylist
Administrative Assistant To General Manager
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Operations Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior operations managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Engineering Coordinator15.08%
Senior Operations Manager17.88%
Public Service Director18.57%
Director Of Front Office21.82%
Advertising Manager25.47%
Health Services Administrator28.57%
Household Manager29.21%

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Senior Operations Manager Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$114,909
female-income
Female Income
$105,804

Senior Operations Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$128,028
$123,698
$119,367
$115,037
$110,706
$106,376
$102,046
$97,715
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Operations Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$113,329
Some College/ Associate Degree$119,367
Bachelor's Degree$129,938
Master's Degree$149,801

Senior Operations Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$160,947
$149,801
$138,656
$127,511
$116,365
$105,220
$94,075
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do Senior Operations Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior operations managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Operations Managers Located?

By looking through more than 11,010 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior operations managers are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Senior Operations Managers

Where Are Senior Operations Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior operations managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Senior Operations Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior operations managers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior operations managers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior operations managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Senior Operations Manager Work In

Employees with the senior operations manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior operations managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Government

Public

Private

Education

Top Industries Hiring Senior Operations Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior operations managers. Those industries include technology, retail and finance.

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Fortune 500

Technology

Retail

Finance

Telecommunication