Manufacturing Technician Salary

Manufacturing Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $18.06 per hour. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians varies from around $28K to approximately $61K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $4K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Manufacturing Technicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance.

$31,289 - $66,642
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,683
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$12.52 - $24.98
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
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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For Manufacturing Technicians, progressing to a Manufacturing Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Manufacturing Engineer can earn $62K annually. A common career progression for a Manufacturing Technician is to become a Senior Manufacturing Technician or a Semiconductors Manufacturing Technician. Compared to Manufacturing Technicians, the first group earns $12K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

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Manufacturing Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Process Improvement, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Fabrication. Employees educated in Electronic Troubleshooting are typically practiced in Machine Operation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


For Manufacturing Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Technicians make a median salary of $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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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