The average hourly pay for an Operations Technician is $20.32.
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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. An operations technician performs a variety of functions on the manufacturing floor between automated stages or tasks. The operations technician may work on a…Read more
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.
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Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Operations Technician
An entry-level Operations Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.56 based on 28 salaries. An early career Operations Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.86 based on 205 salaries. A mid-career Operations Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.92 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Operations Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.61 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Operations Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (18.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (25.0% less), St. Louis, Missouri (20.0% less) and Rockford, Illinois (11.4% less).
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