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Operations Technician Salary

Operations Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.08 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Operations Technicians can bottom out near $28K or peak near $73K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Operations Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,004 - $69,808
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,748
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$12.23 - $31.28
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$31
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
$30,004 - $69,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,568  
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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$27,716 - $73,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $48.84  
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 - $6,568  
   
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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$27,716 - $73,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 report a narrow range of specific 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 5 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.


Operations Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Operations Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a 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 14%

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 12%

Customer Relations
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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