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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Business Operations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,800
25th Percentile Wage
$49,330
50th Percentile Wage
$66,390
75th Percentile Wage
$89,510
90th Percentile Wage
$116,960

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 $116,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,800. Take note 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of business operations specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,390
1.70% 6.27%
2016
$65,260
1.15% -
2015
$64,510
0.98% -
2014
$63,880
1.16% -
2013
$63,140
1.44% -
2012
$62,230
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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 $84,460. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $47,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$84,460
Information
$77,730
Mining
$73,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,710
Federal, State, and Local Government
$72,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$71,750
Finance and Insurance
$68,030
Manufacturing
$67,390
Construction
$64,650
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,060
Wholesale Trade
$61,720
Educational Services
$60,150
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,520
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$57,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,230
Retail Trade
$53,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,490
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$50,420
Accommodation and Food Services
$47,200

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
Farm Labor Contractors
$77,790
Logisticians
$74,590
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$72,260
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$70,940
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$70,210
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$66,580
Human Resources Specialists
$66,230
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$65,570
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
$64,690
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$60,690
Human Resources Workers
$60,570
Cost Estimators
$58,950
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$48,420
Labor Relations Specialists
$0
Compliance Officers
$0



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