What does a Director of Operations do?

Operations managers ensure a company or organization’s operations run smoothly and on time. They work with people, core operations, budgets, project delivery, and in company strategy. They are responsible for engaging and developing the members of the teams that they manage. Operations managers are involved in financial procedures, including invoicing. They must manage margins, costs, budgeting, and forecasting at the company.

Operations managers must match individuals to clients’ needs and balance objectives and goals equally from both sides, and they must strive to drive growth strategy and balance global needs. Sometimes they are called upon to support the production planning process or ensure key performance indicators are in place, and production targets are met. Operations managers need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or management or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Director of Operations Salaries

Average Base Pay

$108,961 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$71K
Median: $109K
$168K
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Director of Operations Career Path

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Read what Director of Operations professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AppAgentAppAgent
Operations Manager
Nov. 18, 2020

“life balance is achieved and work is not only a duty but a truly exciting journey.”

Emapta Versatile ServicesEmapta Versatile Services
Operations Manager
Jul. 27, 2020

“I would say that this company truly values its employees.They provide professional and personal development.”

AmazonAmazon
Operations Manager
Aug. 2, 2021

“If you are not careful it is easy to lose a good work and life balance.”

Favor TechConsultingFavor TechConsulting
Collection Operations Manager
Jun. 2, 2021

“Pay and good mission (tho first contract in this field from what I was told)”

RedNight Consulting
Vice President Operations
Sep. 30, 2019

“It's a great work place for people who are good at keeping several plates spinning at the same time.”

MTS SystemsMTS Systems
Operations
Mar. 4, 2021

“Stable company with decent pay great intermediate job while you search for your dream career.”

Kalloc StudiosKalloc Studios
Operations
May 16, 2020

“5. This is high tech and promising industry that is really good to develop a long term career.”

OpencareOpencare
Operations
Aug. 20, 2021

“To be honest the people are really great and that’s what makes going to work everyday bearable.”

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