Senior Operations Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Senior Operations Manager make in the United States? The average Senior Operations Manager salary in the United States is $149,091 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $138,220 and $170,522. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Directs and manages the day-to-day activities of an organization's operations, typically through subordinate operations managers. Implements company policies, procedures and initiatives. Evaluates and enhances current operational systems. Monitors performance against operational goals and develops reporting and auditing processes used to analyze operational effectiveness. Coordinates operations with other functions. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. (Copyright 2023

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