Operations Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Operations Technician is $18.30 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Operations Technician Salary (?
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$29,936 - $71,946
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,727
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Operations Technician Salary (?
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$12.18 - $31.08
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,936 - $71,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,721  
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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$27,863 - $73,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $47.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,721  
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).
)
$27,863 - $73,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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
  • 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.
  • Assist in inspections, repairs, or preventative maintenance of equipment or units.
  • Compile delivery and receipt data and submit it electronically.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%