Median pay for Operations Technicians in the United States is around $18.77 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Operations Technicians is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,315 - $68,599
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,137
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$12.39 - $30.21
(Median)
$12
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,315 - $68,599  
   
Bonus
$308.13 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,988 - $72,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $30.21  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $48.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$308.13 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,988 - $72,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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.

Common Career Paths for Operations Technician


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Many Operations Technicians transition into upper-level Operations Supervisor positions. Operations Supervisors earn a median of $49K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operations Technician

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Operations Technicians make a median salary of $52K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $51K.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 14%

Machine Operation
up arrow 8%


National Average
$44,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Customer Relations
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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