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Business Operations Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of business operations specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare business operations specialist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Business Operations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,150
25th Percentile Wage
$53,380
50th Percentile Wage
$73,710
75th Percentile Wage
$102,770
90th Percentile Wage
$144,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business operations specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $144,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid business operations specialists is $39,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of business operations specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,710
1.18% 3.88%
2016
$72,840
-0.03% -
2015
$72,860
1.26% -
2014
$71,940
0.38% -
2013
$71,670
1.14% -
2012
$70,850
- -

Compare Business Operations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of business operations specialists in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $82,040. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $49,950). For detailed business operations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,040
Scientific Research and Development Services
$81,050
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$78,300
Engineering Services
$76,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$74,770
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$74,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,710
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$73,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,840
Testing Laboratories
$71,400
Legal Services
$66,810
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,550
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$63,680
Specialized Design Services
$63,350
Veterinary Services
$50,960
Photographic Services
$49,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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