Operations Technician Salary

Operations Technicians in the United States take home an average $18.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Operations Technicians approaches anywhere from $27K on the lower end to $73K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Operations Technicians claim 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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,862 - $70,688
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $44,906
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$12.23 - $31.31
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$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,862 - $70,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,583  
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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$27,321 - $73,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$18.42 - $48.69  
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
$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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$27,321 - $73,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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 results show that Operations Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Safety Compliance and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 124 percent and 4 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 $39K. Operations Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $66K.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 124%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Customer Relations
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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