Manufacturing Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.33 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $61K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. Male Manufacturing Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Technicians is high.

$34,042 - $66,230
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,134
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$13.33 - $25.38
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,042 - $66,230  
   
Bonus
$37.79 - $4,530  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,576  
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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$29,664 - $60,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $25.38  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $38.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$37.79 - $4,530  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,576  
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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$29,664 - $60,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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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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While Manufacturing Technicians rarely become Manufacturing Engineers, the job pays $62K per year on average. Senior Manufacturing Technicians or Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians are common next-step roles for Manufacturing Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Manufacturing Technicians is $11K higher on average, and it's $7K higher for Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Manufacturing Technician


Although Intel Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $51K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $40K to $69K.

Popular Skills for Manufacturing Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 18 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


Manufacturing Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. Manufacturing Technicians bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Manufacturing Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $53K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 23%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 18%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 17%

Biotechnology
up arrow 13%

Process Improvement
up arrow 9%



Maintenance
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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