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Operations Engineer Salary (United States)

An Operations Engineer earns an average salary of $71,879 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft SQL Server and Engineering Design. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Operations Engineer Salary (?
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$49,357 - $111,224
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MEDIAN: $71,878
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Operations Engineer Salary (?
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$13.97 - $45.30
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$49,357 - $111,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,344  
Profit Sharing
$1,223 - $30,913  
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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$47,871 - $116,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$6.29 - $61.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,344  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,223 - $30,913  
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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$47,871 - $116,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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 by Experience Level for Operations Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 34%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 23%
New York
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Seattle
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Houston
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Fort Worth
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National Average
$73,000
San Jose
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Austin
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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 25%
National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Operations Engineer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 27%
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Operations Management
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Python
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National Average
$73,000
Project Management
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FreeBSD
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 105 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
26%
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%