AARP Business Operations Analyst Salary in the United States

How much does a Business Operations Analyst make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Business Operations Analyst at companies like AARP in the United States is $70,242 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $60,232 and $80,252. 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 Cities2

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Business Unit Description

State & Community Engagement (SCE) is part of Community, State and National Affairs (CSN). The SCE team includes: 53 states and territories across 6 regions with regional management, the Office of Volunteer Engagement, the Office of Community Engagement (including the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA): AARP’s Educator Community), and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE).

SCE Vision:
-State & Community Engagement (SCE) enables AARP to be a nationwide organization, which strengthens our capacity to carry out our mission.
-SCE brings AARP closer to our members, people 50+, and their families, which allows us to listen - and respond - to their wants and needs that align with our mission.
-We drive an impact agenda, deepen relationships with key audiences & stakeholders, and build AARP's relevance at the community and state levels.


Provides financial and analytical support across assigned Group, including budgeting, forecasting, procurement management, financial modeling, contractual negotiations, and strategy support.  Works closely with lines of business to develop and enhance detailed financial modeling and business analytics.  Coordinates development of the business group budget plan, oversees financial management activities, analyzes, and makes recommendations on decisions that directly affect the Group’s operational budget.  Communicates assumptions and provides insightful recommendations to increase effectiveness and efficiency.  Participates on the Group Management Team, with a focus on providing guidance and direction on the development and allocation of the Group budget.


1. Uses sound judgment in the assessment and analysis of internal and external business factors impacting Group financial operations to ensure the successful development of appropriate strategies and options in managing financial operations.

2. Manages financial oversight and activities for the Group.  Oversees the development of the budget and grant forecasting, including planning, preparation, tracking, and management. Tracks the proposed budget through internal approval and recommends revisions to meet group and AARP targets.  

3. Interprets and reports budgetary expenditures to appropriate management.  Provides advice on effective use of resources and resolution of financial discrepancies, including deviations related to variance reports.  Provides guidance to cost center managers to resolve technical and financial discrepancies.  Oversees review of the operating budget to analyze trends affecting budget needs.  Manages preparation of regular and special budget reports.  Interprets budget directives and establishes guidelines.  

4. Oversees purchasing activities and reviews and approves letters of agreement, contracts for AARP and Foundation grant proposals, and contracts for services.

5. Implements financial system enhancements and identifies and recommends delivery of training for appropriate staff on financial systems.

6. Identifies, investigates, analyzes, and recommends alternative solutions to a wide range of financial issues, including financial systems and processes.

7. Manages multiple projects pertaining to financial operations.  Represents the Group and participates in AARP-wide cross-functional, financial-focused work groups and teams. Interacts regularly with leaders from the Financial Services Group.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related discipline and 5 years of experience in financial analysis, planning, budget preparation, and administration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.  Advanced PC skills required, including expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel for business and financial analysis.  Excellent written, verbal, visual/presentation and interpersonal communication skills.  Adept at conveying complex financial concepts and analyses to non-financial management and staff.   

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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