What does an Operations Specialist do?

Operations administrators perform a broad range of basic administrative and business support tasks. Much of their work involves coordinating the services and duties of various other personnel within or outside of the organization. They align schedules for meetings, deliveries and events; process invoices and approve payments; submit work orders and tech support tickets; and verify and process expense reimbursements. They also oversee inventory and order supplies, and frequently handle routine bookkeeping and data processing tasks.

Operations administrators typically have at least a high school diploma, although additional education or training is preferred. They commonly have a background in customer service or other administrative roles. They must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at the same time. They must be proficient in the use of common office software programs such as Excel.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Operations Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$50,474 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $50K
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Operations Specialist Career Path

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Garrison TechnologyGarrison Technology
Operations Administrator
Mar 31, 2020

“Having a personal training budget and being able to choose courses to further your career is excellent.”

Operations Specialist
Aug 9, 2021

“Working in an emerging industry has been an incredible opportunity to learn and grow career.”

Ascent Services GroupAscent Services Group
Operations Specialist
Sep 26, 2019

“I have had great support from ASG while exploring right career opportunities and during onboarding process.”

Motion GlobalMotion Global
Marketplace Operations Specialist
Sep 7, 2020

“The career opportunities for some ppl especially for "shy" Chinese ppl are not good.”

Dufresne Spencer GroupDufresne Spencer Group
Store Operations Specialist
Jan 30, 2020

“I love working with this company because of the great atmosphere it brings into our everyday lives.”

SF ExpressSF Express
Operations Specialist
Jul 6, 2021

“I have been recruited for an attractive title although the salary is far away from satisfying no mention the contract is pretty dodgy.”

Operations Specialist
Oct 21, 2020

“Was told I was on a 6 month contract and would be hired as a FTE afterwards.”

Operations Specialist
Apr 29, 2021

“Ive been here for two years and have never received a pay raise from when i started as an intern.”

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