Median pay for Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $18.35 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians bottoms out near $30K and approaches $61K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Technicians (83 percent) who took the survey. Most Manufacturing Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,956 - $68,242
$34K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,351
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$13.46 - $25.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,956 - $68,242  
   
Bonus
$38.13 - $4,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,667  
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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$29,999 - $61,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$18.71 - $37.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$38.13 - $4,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,667  
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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$29,999 - $61,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Confirm correct materials and appropriate quantities are used, report any discrepancies.
  • Maintain records in a facility environment.
  • Perform equipment duties in production according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assist with daily manufacturing operations in manufacturing facility.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Technician


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While rarely seen, Manufacturing Technicians sometimes transition into upper level Manufacturing Engineers positions, where the average income is $62K per year. Typical career progression for a Manufacturing Technician involves becoming an Engineering Technician or a Senior Manufacturing Technician, roles that pay $5K more and $11K more on average.

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Manufacturing Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Intel Corporation, where the median salary comes to $53K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($40K) and those starting out ($72K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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 23 percent, 22 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


For Manufacturing Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $45K. Manufacturing Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Technician

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 23%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 22%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 18%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 17%

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

Biotechnology
up arrow 13%


Process Improvement
up arrow 9%


Maintenance
up arrow 5%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$42,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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