Average Operations Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Operations Technician is $20.32.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $32
$500 - $7,122
Profit Sharing
$198 - $3,945
Total Pay
$30,004 - $72,854

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Job Description for Operations Technician

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.

Job Satisfaction for Operations Technician

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Operations Technician

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.
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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