Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $18.08 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Technicians approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $62K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Most Manufacturing Technicians survey respondents are men (78 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,622 - $66,501
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$30K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,051
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$12.40 - $25.21
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$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,622 - $66,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,952  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$27,927 - $61,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $25.21  
   
Overtime
$18.17 - $36.63  
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 - $3,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$27,927 - $61,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 498
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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. The most common next step for a Manufacturing Technician is to become a Senior Manufacturing Technician or a Semiconductors Manufacturing Technician. The former position pays an additional $12K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Electronic Troubleshooting, GMP Compliance, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Troubleshooting and Lean Manufacturing. Electronic Troubleshooting and Machine Operation are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician

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


Manufacturing Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $37K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $59K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 14%


GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Biotechnology
0%

National Average
$41,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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