$73,495
Avg. Salary
$27.04
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,073

Bonus

$3,052

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Operations Engineer is $27.04 per hour.

The average pay for an Operations Engineer is $73,495 per year.

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$17.67
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$27.04
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$39.04
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MEDIAN $27.04
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$54k
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MEDIAN $73,495
$53,845 - $106,863
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MEDIAN: $73,495
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$0$111K
Salary $53,845 - $106,863
Bonus $1,482 - $15,217
Profit Sharing $196 - $15,319
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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$51,257 - $111,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 790
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $17.67 - $39.04
Overtime $27.51 - $55.24
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $1,482 - $15,217
Profit Sharing $196 - $15,319
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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$51,257 - $111,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 111

Job Description for Operations Engineer

Operations engineers direct and perform tasks related to solving operational issues within their organization. They analyze and design operations that will improve work flow, handle equipment layout, and help ensure accident prevention. Operations engineers also lead training programs for employees, process cycle times and production records, and help with cost control and reduction. They are also tasked with planning, designing, and modifying current and future designs for facility and equipment layouts. Additionally, these engineers must monitor process changes after their implementation, making changes and offering additional suggestions for improvement as required. Operations engineers' hours may vary depending on the needs of their company; however, they often work during regular business hours. They often divide their time between an office and their organization's production plant.

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Operations Engineer Tasks
  • Support and design technical operations, including physical layout of equipment.
  • Coordinate and negotiate between involved parties to meet goals.
  • Lead cost savings, cleanliness, quality, or other initiatives.
  • Document existing operational processes, equipment, and processes.

Popular Employer Salaries for Operations Engineer


BASF Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $109K on average.

Common Career Paths for Operations Engineer


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While not commonly seen, Operations Engineers who transition into a Petroleum Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Petroleum Engineers is $103K per year.

Operations Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Operations Engineer


Operations Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Microsoft SQL Server, Cisco Networking, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 13 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Team Leadership, Process Improvement, and Network Management / Administration. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Engineering Design and Linux.

Pay by Experience Level for Operations Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Operations Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Operations Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 285 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operations Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Operations Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 81 salaries. An Operations Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

27%

24%

National Average: $73,989

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Operations Engineers, busy Redmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Operations Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+40 percent), San Jose (+29 percent), Houston (+25 percent), and San Francisco (+23 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

Operations Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Operations Engineer?

Operations Engineer in Greensboro:
"Not a very diverse city for my profession."
Pros: Traffic is not bad and it has everything you need.
Cons: Lack of diversity in the good paying jobs in the area

Operations Engineer:
The company is very stable, the work is good, but expect to be paid at the bottom of your expected range and never get a raise. No one gets promoted from inside. The office politics are horrific. Benefits are bare bones and the bonus is a waste.

Operations Engineer in Austin:
"Vivi."
Need a holistic view, always look ffor what may go wrong and be proactive.

Operations Engineer in Wilmington:
"Stay focused."
Stay focused on the job at hand.

Operations Engineer in Austin:
Pros: I love pretty much everything. The hours are great, the people are fun, interesting and intelligent and the work itself keeps me busy without being overwhelmed.
Cons: Honestly just the salary, I feel a little underpaid.

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Key Stats for Operations Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Operations Engineer Salaries

▲43%

▲28%

▲12%

National Average
$74,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Operations Engineer Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
▲25%

Cisco Networking
▲12%






Lean Manufacturing
▲5%

System Administration
▲3%

SQL
▲3%

Python
▼0%

National Average
$74,000

▼1%

Network Management / Administration
▼5%

Process Improvement
▼12%

Team Leadership
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 7%