Operations Technician Salary

The average Operations Technician in the United States earns approximately $18.78 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. Residence and career duration 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Operations Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,054 - $69,985
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,487
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$12.19 - $31.28
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$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$30,054 - $69,985  
   
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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$27,657 - $73,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $48.60  
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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$27,657 - $73,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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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 focused set of job 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 10 percent, respectively. Customer Relations, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

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. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. Operations Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 Relations
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%