Manufacturing Technician Salary

Manufacturing Technicians in the United States take home approximately $18.07 per hour on average. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians varies from around $28K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $4K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Manufacturing Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$29,622 - $66,501
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,051
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$12.42 - $25.14
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,622 - $66,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,952  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$27,960 - $61,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $36.35  
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 - $3,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$27,960 - $61,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 491
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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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Technicians who move into a Manufacturing Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Engineers is a much higher $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 $8K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Electronic Troubleshooting, Machine Operation, and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Lean Manufacturing. It is not unusual for someone who knows Electronic Troubleshooting to be familiar with Machine Operation as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


For many Manufacturing Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $38K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $42K. Manufacturing Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. 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 $60K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 14%


Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 1%

Biotechnology
0%

National Average
$41,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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