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Operations Technician Salary (United States)

Operations Technicians in the United States take home approximately $18.64 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Operations Technicians stretch from $28K on the lower end to $74K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Operations Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Operations Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Operations Technician Salary (?
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$29,959 - $71,652
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,698
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Operations Technician Salary (?
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$12.28 - $31.22
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,959 - $71,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
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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$28,187 - $73,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $31.22  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $48.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
   
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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$28,187 - $73,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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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Operations Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Systems Troubleshooting and Customer Relations are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Customer Relations, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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 $49K. For Operations Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $66K.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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San Diego
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National Average
$44,000
Chicago
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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Operations Technicians, 45 percent above the national average. Operations Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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National Average
$44,000
Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%