Operations Technician Salary

Operations Technicians in the United States take home an average $18.39 per hour. Cash earnings for Operations Technicians — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $27K to approximately $73K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Operations Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Technicians. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,902 - $70,761

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$12.07 - $30.82

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,902 - $70,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,707  
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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$26,886 - $72,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $30.82  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $47.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,707  
   
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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$26,886 - $72,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Safety Compliance and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 126 percent and 3 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $39K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $49K. Operations Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 126%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Customer Relations
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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