Operations Engineer Salary (United States)

An Operations Engineer earns an average salary of $71,357 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft SQL Server and Engineering Design. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Operations Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,429 - $110,727
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MEDIAN: $71,357
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Operations Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.87 - $46.19
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,429 - $110,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,314  
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $31,094  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,140 - $116,508  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $46.19  
   
Overtime
$6.20 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $31,094  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,140 - $116,508  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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Job Description for Operations Engineer
Operations engineers direct and perform tasks related to solving operational issues within their organization. They analyze and design operations that will improve work flow, handle equipment layout, and help ensure accident prevention. Operations engineers also lead training programs for employees, process cycle times and production records, and help with cost control and reduction. They are also tasked with planning, designing, and modifying current and future designs for facility and equipment layouts. Additionally, these engineers must monitor process changes after their implementation, making changes and offering additional suggestions for improvement as required. Operations engineers' hours may vary depending on the needs of their company; however, they often work during regular business hours. They often divide their time between an office and their organization's production plant.
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Operations Engineer Tasks
  • Lead cost savings, cleanliness, quality, or other initiatives.
  • Document existing operational processes, equipment, and processes.
  • Support and design technical operations, including physical layout of equipment.
  • Coordinate and negotiate between involved parties to meet goals.

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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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New York
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Houston
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San Jose
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Fort Worth
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National Average
$73,000
Austin
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Operations Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Operations Engineer?
Operations Engineer in Austin:
Pros: I love pretty much everything. The hours are great, the people are fun, interesting and intelligent and the work itself keeps me busy without being overwhelmed.
Cons: Honestly just the salary, I feel a little underpaid.
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Experience Affects Operations Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Operations Engineer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 28%
Linux
up arrow 3%
Operations Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$73,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Python
up arrow 7%
FreeBSD
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 99 votes.
Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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