Business Operations Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Business Operations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,300
25th Percentile Wage
$36,820
50th Percentile Wage
$51,340
75th Percentile Wage
$70,450
90th Percentile Wage
$93,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business operations specialists in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $93,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid business operations specialists is $28,300.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,3402.32%5.98%
201550,1501.52%-
201449,3900.49%-
201349,1501.79%-
201248,270--

Compare Business Operations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of business operations specialists in 41 industries in the retail trade 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 electronics and appliance stores industry with an annual salary $59,120. The lowest paying industry is the book stores and news dealers industry (annual salary $36,640). For detailed business operations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$59,120
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$59,120
Direct Selling Establishments
$58,720
Nonstore Retailers
$57,650
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$57,600
Automobile Dealers
$56,270
Furniture Stores
$54,850
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$54,490
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$54,190
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$53,670
Vending Machine Operators
$53,440
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$53,080
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$52,760
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$52,470
Department Stores
$52,310
Home Furnishings Stores
$50,880
General Merchandise Stores
$50,840
Florists
$50,590
Health and Personal Care Stores
$48,800
Health and Personal Care Stores
$48,800
Other General Merchandise Stores
$48,630
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$48,630
Clothing Stores
$48,280
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$47,970
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$47,640
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$47,110
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$46,880
Specialty Food Stores
$46,300
Sporting Goods Stores
$46,090
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$46,080
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$45,650
Shoe Stores
$44,960
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$44,070
Gasoline Stations
$43,580
Gasoline Stations
$43,580
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$42,770
Food and Beverage Stores
$42,080
Grocery Stores
$41,240
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$40,260
Used Merchandise Stores
$39,520
Book Stores and News Dealers
$36,640

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



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