Operations Technician Salary

Earnings for Operations Technicians in the United States come in at around $19.96 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Operations Technicians. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. There are far more male Operations Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,128 - $70,226
$31K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,237
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50%
90%

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$13.19 - $31.18
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.32
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50%
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$0$73K
Salary $31,128 - $70,226
Bonus $450.00 - $6,780
Profit Sharing $1,700
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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$28,764 - $73,827
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.19 - $31.18
Overtime $19.44 - $50.27
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $450.00 - $6,780
Profit Sharing $1,700
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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$28,764 - $73,827
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 185

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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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Operations Technicians' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Operations Supervisor. Median pay for Operations Supervisors is $49K.

Operations Technician Job Listings

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.

Operations Technician Reviews

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

Operations Technician in Reynoldsville:
Pros: The work itself and my co workers.
Cons: The hours and pay and not having days off.

Operations Technician in Shreveport:
"Hard work, low pay."
Pros: Making things run properly and sound good.
Cons: The salary is the least attractive part of this job.

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Key Stats for Operations Technician

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Operations Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲23%

Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$47,000


Project Management
▼11%

Customer Service
▼20%

Equipment Maintenance
▼21%

Customer Relations
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%
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