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Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.85 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Manufacturing Technicians can bottom out near $27K or peak near $62K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,068 - $65,996
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,317
10%
50%
90%

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$12.19 - $25.19
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,068 - $65,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,985  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,606  
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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$27,206 - $61,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$17.17 - $36.70  
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 - $3,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,606  
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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$27,206 - $61,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Manufacturing Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. 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 $12K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians.

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Manufacturing Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Electronic Troubleshooting, GMP Compliance, and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Troubleshooting and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. 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.


Manufacturing Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $37K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $40K. On average, Manufacturing Technicians make $49K following one to two decades on the job. 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 49%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 15%


GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

Biotechnology
0%

National Average
$40,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%
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