Operations Technician Salary

Median pay for Operations Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $18.39 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Technicians. Male Operations Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,070 - $69,414
$31K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,695
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50%
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$12.46 - $30.18
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,070 - $69,414  
   
Bonus
$305.59 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$27,325 - $72,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $30.18  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $49.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$305.59 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$27,325 - $72,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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Job Description for Operations Technician

An operations technician performs a number of tasks on the production floor of a manufacturing facility. While automation has replaced much of the labor performed at manufacturing plants, humans are still necessary to ensure that more fragile parts of a product are properly handled and that machinery is placing parts together correctly.

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Operations Technician Tasks

  • Assist in inspections, repairs, or preventative maintenance of equipment or units.
  • Compile delivery and receipt data and submit it electronically.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks in the field or in the facility, and respond to emergency calls.
  • Perform production tasks such as processing, filling, and unloading.

Common Career Paths for Operations Technician


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A lot of Operations Technicians move on to become Operations Supervisors, that group gets paid a slightly higher $49K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operations Technician

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $40K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $46K. For Operations Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Operations Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $50K.

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Key Stats for Operations Technician

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲32%

Machine Operation
▲8%


National Average
$44,000

Project Management
▼3%

Customer Service
▼14%

Equipment Maintenance
▼14%

Customer Relations
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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