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43.  Operations Director

2016 best jobs
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  • Median Pay: $108,000
  • Top Pay: $177,000
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

The operations director oversees a company's day-to-day activities and long-term projects to make sure they're running as efficiently as possible. A lot of time is spent with the finance department making sure that actual budgets adhere closely to forecasts.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: B | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: B | Low stress: C

Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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