Operations Technician Salary

The average salary for a Operations Technician in the UK is:


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Process operation technicians work under supervision to produce, process and deliver oil or gas. They start up, control, monitor and shut down oil and gas production processes. Technicians work either offshore or at an onshore terminal. The offshore working pattern is normally 12 hours on and 12 hours off continuously for two weeks, followed by two or three weeks leave ashore. Onshore technicians normally work standard full-time hours on a shift system. Work takes place in all weather conditions and can be wet, cold and noisy. Salaries may range from around £35,000 a year for newly qualified technicians working offshore to around £70,000 a year for senior technicians.

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Operations Technician Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £54,244.

The average salary in 2009 was £47,000, based on 2 respondents (a difference of -13% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £33,458, based on 11 respondents (a difference of -40% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £38,583, based on 6 respondents (a difference of 15% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £50,000, based on 1 respondents (a difference of 30% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Operations Technician based on all salary survey responses is: £38,230

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Operations Technician is £18.75.

Assorted Operations Technician Salary Information

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Operations Technician Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Operations Technician job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£33001 $51481.56 North West
£40877 $63768.12 London
£30001 $46801.56 Yorkshire and North East
£32626 $50896.56 South West
£38627 $60258.12 South East
£31876 $49726.56 Scotland
£33751 $52651.56 Northern Ireland
£31501 $49141.56 Wales
£34876 $54406.56 Midlands
£31126 $48556.56 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Operations Technician, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £28,126 for a worker in their 20s, £36,751 (30s), £43,502 (40s) and £43,502 (50s).
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