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How Much Does an Operations Technician Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$40,000
$27,000
$40,000
$57,000
Did you know that the average operations technician makes $40,064 per year? That's valued at $19.26 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $27,000 and $57,000, meaning operations technicians have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most operations technicians find a job with manufacturing and technology companies, while others work for non profits, energy, and telecommunication companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Oregon and Nevada are the top states in the U.S. to pay operations technicians the highest salaries.
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Where Operations Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where operations technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Operations Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While an operations technician can average a salary of $40,064 per year, or $19.26 per hour, there are many opportunities for operations technicians to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $52,594 per year. Other high-paying locations include Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $30,000. The highest paying states for operations technicians include California, Oregon and Nevada. Meanwhile, Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range39k - 69k$53k$52,594

Portland, OR

Salary Range34k - 58k$45k$45,172

Seattle, WA

Salary Range33k - 56k$44k$43,570

New York, NY

Salary Range31k - 56k$42k$42,344

Boston, MA

Salary Range32k - 54k$42k$42,106

Warminster, PA

Salary Range30k - 54k$41k$41,084

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range31k - 52k$41k$40,905

Newark, DE

Salary Range30k - 52k$40k$40,002

Portland, ME

Salary Range32k - 48k$40k$39,696

Galveston, TX

Salary Range29k - 50k$39k$38,819
$28k
$69k

High Paying Operations Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Operations Technicians The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as an operations technician, being employed by a company such as Ernst & Young or BP America would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Deloitte and Strategic Technologies also report highly competitive salaries for operations technicians.
Company
Average Salary
Ernst & Young
Salary Range76k - 101k$88k$88,432
BP America
Salary Range76k - 94k$85k$85,230
Deloitte
Salary Range54k - 68k$61k$61,004
Strategic Technologies
Salary Range49k - 64k$56k$56,322
SpaceX
Salary Range41k - 70k$54k$53,859
Grail
Salary Range47k - 61k$54k$53,839
Southern Company
Salary Range40k - 69k$53k$52,826
Calpine
Salary Range40k - 69k$53k$52,825
Owens & Minor
Salary Range40k - 69k$53k$52,806
Airgas
Salary Range40k - 69k$53k$52,802
$40k
$101k

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    How Much Do Operations Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an operations technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for operations technicians tend to be found in non profits, energy, and telecommunication companies. In fact, operations technicians can make a yearly salary of $49,875 while working for non profits companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Non Profits

    Salary Range39k - 62k$50k$49,875

    Energy

    Salary Range37k - 59k$47k$47,446

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range39k - 50k$45k$44,521

    Automotive

    Salary Range38k - 50k$44k$43,861

    Technology

    Salary Range38k - 50k$44k$43,805

    Government

    Salary Range33k - 41k$38k$37,511

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range31k - 40k$36k$35,768
    $31k
    $62k

    How Experience Affects Operations Technician Salaries

    The salary for an operations technician 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.

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    11/25/2020
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    Operations Technician
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    11/25/2020
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    $34,582
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    Guthrie, KY
    Guthrie, KY
    11/20/2020
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    $40,843
    $40,843
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    Belton, TX
    Belton, TX
    11/20/2020
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    $40,634
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    West Hazleton, PA
    West Hazleton, PA
    11/18/2020
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    $37,566
    $37,566
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    Business Operations Technician I
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    Fort Collins, CO
    Fort Collins, CO
    11/18/2020
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    $30,000
    $30,000
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    Operations Technician
    Operations Technician
    Warminster, PA
    Warminster, PA
    11/17/2020
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    $31,305
    $31,305
    11/17/2020
    City of Wausau
    City of Wausau
    Water Plant Operations Technician
    Water Plant Operations Technician
    Water Plant Operations Technician
    Wausau, WI
    Wausau, WI
    11/17/2020
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    $43,890
    $43,890
    11/17/2020
    Operations Technician
    Operations Technician
    Blair, NE
    Blair, NE
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $47,730
    $47,730
    11/17/2020