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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Operations Engineer Salary

$87,705 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$42.17 hourly

Entry level Salary
$60,000 yearly
$60,000
10 %
$87,705
Median
$126,000
90 %

How much does an Operations Engineer make?

Operations engineers make $87,705 per year on average, or $42.17 per hour, in the United States. Operations engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $60,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $126,000.

Location impacts how much an operations engineer can expect to make. Operations engineers make the most in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, and West Virginia.

Highest Paying States For Operations Engineers

Operations Engineer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$106,842$51.378,597
2Washington$95,894$46.102,771
3District of Columbia$103,721$49.87583
4Oregon$92,925$44.681,429
5Rhode Island$91,591$44.03334
6North Dakota$92,620$44.53252
7West Virginia$93,801$45.10271
8Nevada$87,600$42.12460
9Connecticut$99,799$47.98477
10Alaska$91,701$44.09210
11Maryland$96,285$46.291,276
12New Mexico$87,290$41.97378
13Michigan$81,586$39.221,819
14Tennessee$86,163$41.421,051
15Virginia$84,553$40.652,432
16Massachusetts$91,714$44.091,504
17Ohio$82,387$39.612,039
18Texas$78,917$37.945,407
19New York$93,448$44.931,781
20North Carolina$79,435$38.192,251
21Delaware$88,069$42.34204
22Illinois$81,393$39.132,784
23Pennsylvania$80,513$38.712,506
24Minnesota$81,948$39.401,475
25Idaho$79,637$38.29370
26Utah$74,186$35.67964
27Montana$78,099$37.55260
28Maine$77,493$37.26279
29Vermont$72,359$34.79233
30Hawaii$76,956$37.00230
31New Jersey$85,222$40.97817
32New Hampshire$81,816$39.33215
33Arizona$79,852$38.391,021
34Georgia$73,933$35.542,195
35Colorado$71,820$34.531,418
36Wyoming$66,388$31.92167
37Louisiana$74,423$35.78531
38South Carolina$72,583$34.90817
39Alabama$68,214$32.801,027
40Wisconsin$68,904$33.131,219
41Indiana$69,490$33.411,368
42Kansas$70,958$34.11538
43Nebraska$66,416$31.93472
44Florida$65,863$31.663,525
45Oklahoma$66,587$32.01478
46Missouri$65,549$31.511,054
47Iowa$63,517$30.54652
48Kentucky$64,321$30.92660
49South Dakota$62,664$30.13198
50Arkansas$54,855$26.37539
51Mississippi$62,147$29.88106

Highest Paying Cities For Operations Engineers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$117,549$56.51
2Washington, DC$103,823$49.91
3Seattle, WA$96,846$46.56
4New York, NY$93,707$45.05
5Boston, MA$91,648$44.06
6Arlington, VA$86,207$41.45
7Mount Laurel, NJ$84,844$40.79
8Saint Paul, MN$81,956$39.40
9Detroit, MI$81,918$39.38
10Chicago, IL$81,885$39.37
11Columbus, OH$81,527$39.20
12Philadelphia, PA$81,125$39.00
13Raleigh, NC$80,727$38.81
14San Antonio, TX$80,590$38.75
15Phoenix, AZ$80,088$38.50

Operations Engineer Salary Details

Operations Engineer Salary

What is an Operations Engineer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$126,000$10,500$61
75th Percentile$106,000$8,833$51
Average$87,705$7,309$42
25th Percentile$72,000$6,000$35
10th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Engineer$86,463$7,205$41.57618,207
Team Lead Engineer$117,679$9,807$56.58235,155
Chief Engineer$98,953$8,246$47.5788,473
Staff Engineer$113,160$9,430$54.40277,011
Facility Engineer$82,554$6,879$39.6994,268
Building Engineer$72,884$6,074$35.0413,440

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Meta Jobs (79)
  2. Apple Jobs (52)
  3. Intuit Jobs (148)
  4. Amazon Jobs (399)
  5. Microsoft Jobs (156)

Which Companies Pay Operations Engineers The Most?

The highest paying companies for operations engineers are Pluralsight and Meta according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Stripe and Grubhub report highly competitive wages for operations engineers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Pluralsight$136,821$65.78
2Meta$136,410$65.582101
3Stripe$135,663$65.2220
4Grubhub$130,872$62.928
5Kroger$129,733$62.37135
6Etsy$129,174$62.10
7Prometric$128,623$61.842
8Kohl's$128,136$61.601224
9OpenTable$127,831$61.467
10Zendesk$127,789$61.44
11Twitter$126,925$61.0242
12Box$124,884$60.042
13Yelp$123,591$59.42
14Walmart$123,460$59.36305
15Nabors Industries$123,389$59.324
16NVIDIA$123,053$59.1667
17The Home Depot$122,039$58.6797
18Snowflake Computing$120,812$58.0843
19Staples$120,185$57.7818
20Apple$120,172$57.771293

How Much Do Operations Engineers Make In Different Industries?

Operations engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, energy, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for operations engineers. For example, operations engineers make a whopping average salary of $99,348 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $98,432 in the energy industry and $90,126 in the manufacturing industry.

Operations engineers may want to avoid working in the real estate industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $64,018.

Highest Paying Industries For Operations Engineers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$99,348$47.76
2Energy$98,432$47.32
3Manufacturing$90,126$43.33
4Hospitality$84,389$40.57
5Real Estate$64,018$30.78

High Paying Operations Engineer Jobs

Operations Engineer Salary Trends

The salary for an operations engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Operations Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Operations Engineer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$87,700$42.17+1.9%
    2021$86,000$41.36+1.2%
    2020$85,000$40.86+1.7%
    2019$83,500$40.16+2.0%
    2018$81,900$39.37+0.7%

    Recently Added Operations Engineer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Cognizant Technology SolutionsMachine Learning OPS EngineerCharlotte, NC06/01/2022$110,000
    Dish NetworkRAN Operations EngineerLakewood, CO06/01/2022$65,800
    Pulte GroupSecurity Operations Engineer-(Pulte Mortgage)Englewood, CO06/01/2022$95,000
    PeratonCloud Operations EngineerClarksburg, WV05/31/2022$105,456
    PerspectaCloud Operations EngineerClarksburg, WV05/31/2022$105,456
    PerspectaCloud Operations EngineerArlington, VA05/31/2022$64,900
    Bradley-Morris, Inc.Operations EngineerAtlanta, GA05/31/2022$52,175
    Coalfire SystemsSecurity Operations Engineer | Remote USDenver, CO05/29/2022$71,000
    Anheuser-BuschOperating Engineer WeekenderIone, CA05/28/2022$74,005
    SpectrumTelephone OPS Engineer IVDenver, CO05/28/2022$85,900

    Operations Engineer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Operations Engineers the most?

    California pays Operations Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $106,842 per year, or $51.37 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Operations Engineer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Operations Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $103,721 per year.

    What type of Operations Engineer gets paid the most?

    Senior Principal Engineer gets paid the most. Senior Principal Engineer made a median salary of $135,746. The best-paid 10 percent make $156,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $117,000.

    Do engineers make 300K?

    No, engineers do not typically make 300K. While the starting salary for engineers is high, average earnings in the US are typically between $67,000 - $156,000 a year. The average 2021 salary for engineers is $70,634. Income varies dramatically based on which field of engineering you are in and where you live.

    Do operating engineers make good money?

    Yes, operating engineers make good money. Operating engineers make $89,000 a year, on average ($43.03 an hour). However, there is a good deal of variability in how much an operating engineer can make, which can range from as low as $66,000 a year to as high as $120,000 a year. Factors such as location and industry impact how much an operating engineer can make.

    What are the highest-paid engineers?

    The highest-paid engineers are those in managerial positions such as senior or principal engineers. The field of engineering and location also determines the highest-earning positions.

    A high salary for an engineer would be around $100k. The average salary of an engineer is $74,000 a year. There are many different types of engineers, however, and the range in pay can start as low as $64,000 a year to as high as $156,000 a year.

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