Business Operations Specialist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of business operations specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare business operations specialist salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Business Operations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business operations specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) business operations specialists is $115,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid business operations specialists is $38,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of business operations specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Business Operations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of business operations specialists in 112 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for business operations specialist occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $84,810. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $38,990). For detailed business operations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Tobacco Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Apparel Knitting Mills
Animal Food Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Textile Product Mills
Textile Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for business operations specialists.