How much does an Operations Director make in the United States? The average Operations Director salary in the United States is $175,814 as of October 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $166,238 and $186,173. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $166,238 10% $157,520 90% $195,604 75% $186,173 $175,814 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Operations Director

Operations Director directs and oversees an organization's day-to-day operations, typically through subordinate operations managers. Implements operational policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being an Operations Director executes operating plans and tactics to attain short- and long-term financial and mission-critical operational goals. Evaluates and optimizes current and proposed operational systems and procedures to gain efficiencies and to minimize risk. Additionally, Operations Director ensures compliance with standards and regulations. Monitors financial and operational metrics to measure achievement of organizational objectives. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Operations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be an Operations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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