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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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
1.70% 6.27%
1.15% -
0.98% -
1.16% -
1.44% -
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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
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Educational Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services

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
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Human Resources Specialists
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
Human Resources Workers
Cost Estimators
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
Labor Relations Specialists
Compliance Officers


💰 Highest paying industries for business operations specialists.