Manufacturing Technician Salary

Pay for Manufacturing Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $18.21 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Manufacturing Technicians can bottom out at $30K or peak near $63K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Manufacturing Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Most Manufacturing Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,728 - $69,372
$34K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,940
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$13.36 - $25.73
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MEDIAN: $18.21
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$0$69K
Salary $33,728 - $69,372
Bonus $0.00 - $4,937
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,978
Total Pay (?
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$29,768 - $63,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.36 - $25.73
Overtime $19.10 - $37.99
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,937
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,978
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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$29,768 - $63,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 526

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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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Though it's rare, some Manufacturing Technicians move into roles as Manufacturing Engineers. Manufacturing Engineers bring in $63K per year on average. Manufacturing Technicians most often move into positions as Engineering Technicians or Senior Manufacturing Technicians; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Manufacturing Technician


Many Manufacturing Technicians can be found at Intel Corporation, Micron Technology, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Baxalta, and Corning Incorporated, firms that are at the top of the field. Manufacturing Technicians flock to Boston Scientific Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $54K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Manufacturing Technician


Manufacturing Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Machine Programming, Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 21 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include GMP Compliance. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 389 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 135 salaries. A Manufacturing Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,533

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Manufacturing Technicians, Chandler offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Manufacturing Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Paul (+22 percent), Hillsboro (+15 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Portland (+8 percent). Manufacturing Technicians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Manufacturing Technicians in Rochester bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Boise and Austin (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Technician

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲22%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲21%

Lean Manufacturing
▲17%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲17%

Team Leadership
▲12%

Biotechnology
▲12%


Process Improvement
▲8%

Medical Devices
▲8%



Manufacturing Fabrication
▼0%

National Average
$43,000


GMP Compliance
▼3%

Molecular Biology
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%
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