What does a Deputy Chief Operating Officer do?

Chief operating officers are one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization’s hierarchy and are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. They play a lead role in major decision-making and provide oversight in core areas such as administration, facilities, budgeting, logistics, and human resources. They ensure systems are running properly in a safe and efficient manner. They implement policies and routines for managing resources, equipment, and personnel.

Chief operating officers typically have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a business field, although an MBA or other advanced degree is often expected. These roles require organized administrators with strong leadership capabilities. They must be able to monitor details of complex administrative projects while also focusing on “big picture” issues like long-term strategic planning.

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Deputy Chief Operating Officer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$138,289 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$73K
Median: $138K
$263K
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Deputy Chief Operating Officer Career Path

Learn how to become a Deputy Chief Operating Officer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Chief Operating Officer
$158,826/yr
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Deputy Chief Operating Officer Insights

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Actev Motors
Chief Operating Officer
Apr 23, 2021

“Excellent product without matching marketing and social media promotion is a major shortcoming in this day and age.”

AudcompAudcomp
Chief Operating Officer
Feb 9, 2021

“I have a great team that surrounds me and is the key to our success.”

IW GroupIW Group
Chief Operating Officer
Nov 17, 2020

“A global operation constantly looking for good people creating many and varied opportunities for career progression.”

Top HatTop Hat
Chief of Staff
Jun 3, 2019

“Ambitious and smart people: One of the things I hear and see every day at Top Hat is how incredible our people are.”

SantanderSantander
Chief Operating Officer
Aug 11, 2021

“The pay isn’t the best considering other companies pay way more for the same role.”

GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline
Chief of Staff
Jan 23, 2020

“Great career progression and modern”

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Chief Operating Officer
Mar 31, 2021

“This is one of the reasons why clients respect and appreciate the contact persons within the company”

Wellbots
Chief Operating Officer
Feb 12, 2020

“Management is understanding and great to work with.”

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