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Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $17.74 per hour. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians varies from around $27K to approximately $61K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $6K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$28,195 - $65,360
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,517
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$12.09 - $25.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,195 - $65,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,840  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,537  
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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$26,954 - $61,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$17.86 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,840  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,537  
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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$26,954 - $61,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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Job Description for Manufacturing Technician

The manufacturing technician operates production equipment, as well as assembles applicable components. Manufacturing technicians must closely follow guidelines, blueprints, and/or diagrams of the products being manufactured; this is important to ensure that all the necessary product specifications are met and comply with the company's standards.

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Manufacturing Technician Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Technician


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Manufacturing Technicians who transition into an upper level Manufacturing Engineer role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $61K per year. Manufacturing Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians or Senior Manufacturing Technicians. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Survey results show that Manufacturing Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Electronic Troubleshooting, Biotechnology, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include GMP Compliance, Machine Operation, and Troubleshooting. Those with knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be skilled in Machine Operation as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Manufacturing Technicians. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $40K. Manufacturing Technicians bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Manufacturing Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 16%


National Average
$40,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%


GMP Compliance
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%