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Business Operations Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of business operations specialists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of business operations specialists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of business operations specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The business operations specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Business Operations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,100
25th Percentile Wage
$48,400
50th Percentile Wage
$65,260
75th Percentile Wage
$87,840
90th Percentile Wage
$114,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business operations specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) business operations specialists is $114,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,100. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 217% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,2601.15%4.64%
201564,5100.98%-
201463,8801.16%-
201363,1401.44%-
201262,230--

Table 2. Business Operations Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of business operations specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for business operations specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $82,490. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $46,870).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$82,490
Information
$76,590
Mining
$75,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,640
Finance and Insurance
$66,930
Manufacturing
$66,250
Construction
$63,150
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,780
Wholesale Trade
$60,900
Educational Services
$59,010
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$57,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$55,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,610
Retail Trade
$51,340
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$47,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$46,870

Table 3. Salaries of Business Operations Specialist Related Occupations

The average annual salary of business operations specialist related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Logisticians
$74,170
Compliance Officers
$66,540
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,680
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
$63,670
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,510
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$63,300
Labor Relations Specialists
$62,310
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$62,080
Cost Estimators
$61,790
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$60,700
Human Resources Workers
$59,440
Human Resources Specialists
$59,180
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$58,430
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$53,340
Farm Labor Contractors
$35,160


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