Manufacturing Technician Salary

An average Manufacturing Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $18.06 per hour. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Technicians range from $28K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $4K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most Manufacturing Technicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). For the most part, Manufacturing Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$31,289 - $66,642
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,683
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$12.52 - $24.98
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$13
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,289 - $66,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,970  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,594  
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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$28,361 - $60,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $36.57  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,594  
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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$28,361 - $60,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 610
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Engineer, where median compensation is $62K annually. Manufacturing Technicians typically move into roles as Senior Manufacturing Technicians or Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians, and those positions pay $12K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


For many Manufacturing Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. Manufacturing Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $54K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 27%

Process Improvement
up arrow 12%


Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
0%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

GMP Compliance
0%

National Average
$41,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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