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Operations managers have one of the highest-paying occupations in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These professionals earned a median of $95,440 in 2012, with the highest-paid 10 percent earning more than $187,199 per year and the lowest-paid earning less than $46,890. The best-paying jobs are in the Northeast, with three of the top five in New Jersey and the other two in Connecticut and New York.

Job Salary Year
2004 $109,930.00
2006 $117,240.00
2008 $127,220.00
2010 $135,030.00
2012 $114,850.00

Average Business Operations Manager Pay vs. All Business Jobs

With an average salary of $114,850 per year, business operations managers are among the best-paid professionals on our list of the Best Jobs of 2014. Still, they make less than architectural and engineering managers ($133,240) and financial managers ($123,260). They do, however, earn more than operations research analysts, who make $79,830.

Job Name Salary
Marketing Manager $119,480.00
Financial Manager $109,740.00
Business Operations Manager $95,440.00
Management Analyst $78,600.00
Accountant $63,550.00

Best Paying Cities for Business Operations Managers

The highest paid in the business operations manager profession work in the metropolitan areas of Trenton, N.J., Newark, N.J., and Edison and New Brunswick, N.J. The Bridgeport, Conn. area also pays well, as does the city of New York City.

Trenton, N.J.

Average Salary: $170,810 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a business operations manager working in Trenton, N.J. is $170,810, which is $75,370 more than the average pay in the profession.

Newark, N.J.

Average Salary: $163,070 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a business operations manager working in Newark, N.J. is $163,070, which is $67,630 more than the average pay in the profession.

Edison and New Brunswick, N.J.

Average Salary: $162,880 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a business operations manager working in Edison and New Brunswick, N.J. is $162,880, which is $67,440 more than the average pay in the profession.

Bridgeport, Conn.

Average Salary: $161,940 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a business operations manager working in Bridgeport, Conn. is $161,940, which is $66,500 more than the average pay in the profession.

New York City

Average Salary: $160,150 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a business operations manager working in New York City is $160,150, which is $64,710 more than the average pay in the profession.

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