Operations Technician Salary

The average Operations Technician in the United States earns approximately $18.80 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Operations Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Operations Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,578 - $69,600
$32K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,695
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50%
90%

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$12.66 - $30.15
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,578 - $69,600  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $9,658  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$27,923 - $72,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $30.15  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $48.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$408.51 - $9,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$27,923 - $72,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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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

  • Assist in inspections, repairs, or preventative maintenance of equipment or units.
  • Compile delivery and receipt data and submit it electronically.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Operations Technician


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Moving into an Operations Supervisor position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $49K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operations Technician

Pay by Experience for an Operations Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Operations Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 61 salaries. An Operations Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Operations Technician

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲30%

Machine Operation
▲6%


National Average
$44,000

Project Management
▼5%

Customer Service
▼15%

Equipment Maintenance
▼16%

Customer Relations
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%