Manufacturing Technician Salary

Manufacturing Technicians in the United States take home approximately $17.97 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Technicians range from $28K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $4K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Manufacturing Technicians survey respondents are men (76 percent).

$29,565 - $66,410

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$12.48 - $25.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,565 - $66,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,942  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,535  
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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$28,062 - $61,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $36.43  
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 - $3,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,535  
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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$28,062 - $61,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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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. Manufacturing Technicians typically move into roles as Senior Manufacturing Technicians or Semiconductors Manufacturing Technicians, and those positions pay $12K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 Troubleshooting and Lean Manufacturing. Experience with Electronic Troubleshooting is often linked with knowledge of Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $37K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $42K. For Manufacturing Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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 $59K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 14%


Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
0%

National Average
$40,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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