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Operations Technician Salary

Pay for Operations Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $19.01 per hour. Total cash compensation to Operations Technicians approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $74K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Operations Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Operations Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,958 - $70,076
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,738
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$12.20 - $31.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,958 - $70,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,583  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $5,761  
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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$27,690 - $73,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $31.43  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,583  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $5,761  
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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$27,690 - $73,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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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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Survey takers who work as Operations Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Safety Compliance and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 122 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Customer Relations and Customer Service as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Technician

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $39K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $49K on average. Operations Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Operations Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $65K.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 122%


National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Customer Relations
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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