Entry Level Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance Salary

A sizeable majority of Entry-Level Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.08 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians — including $3K in bonuses and $3K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $23K to $52K depending on individual performance. Most Entry-Level Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,243 - $65,614
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $39,607
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$10.16 - $20.87
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,243 - $65,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,477  
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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$22,704 - $52,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $20.87  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $32.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,477  
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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$22,704 - $52,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Job Description for Entry Level Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance

  • Perform equipment duties in production according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assist with daily manufacturing operations in manufacturing facility.
  • Confirm correct materials and appropriate quantities are used, report any discrepancies.
  • Maintain records in a facility environment.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Entry-Level Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Welding, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 33 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Entry Level Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. On average, Entry-Level Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $39K.

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Experience Affects Entry Level Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Entry Level Manufacturing Technician, Maintenance Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 39%

Welding
up arrow 33%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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