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Manufacturing Technician Salary

For Manufacturing Technicians, hourly average wages total $17.75 per hour. Total incomes of Manufacturing Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $61K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Manufacturing Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,892 - $67,688
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $41,992
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$12.14 - $25.02
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,892 - $67,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,250  
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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$26,986 - $61,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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
$12.14 - $25.02  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $36.68  
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 - $3,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,250  
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).
)
$26,986 - $61,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Technicians who move into a Manufacturing Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Engineers is a much higher $61K per year. Typical career progression for a Manufacturing Technician involves becoming a Semiconductors Manufacturing Technician or a Senior Manufacturing Technician, roles that pay $9K more and $12K more on average.

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Survey results imply that Manufacturing Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Electronic Troubleshooting, GMP Compliance, and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $41K. For Manufacturing Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. 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 2%

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 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%