Manufacturing Technician Salary

For Manufacturing Technicians, hourly average wages total $18.39 per hour. In the world of Manufacturing Technicians, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $62K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $4K, respectively. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Manufacturing Technicians are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,212 - $68,537
$34K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,816
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$13.39 - $25.61
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,212 - $68,537  
   
Bonus
$98.19 - $4,849  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,710  
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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$29,811 - $62,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $25.61  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $38.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$98.19 - $4,849  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,710  
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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$29,811 - $62,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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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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Manufacturing Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $63K per year. The most common next step for a Manufacturing Technician is to become an Engineering Technician or a Senior Manufacturing Technician. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Manufacturing Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Manufacturing Technicians include Intel Corporation, Micron Technology, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Baxalta, and Corning Incorporated. Manufacturing Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Boston Scientific Corporation, where the average salary comes to $54K.

Popular Skills for Manufacturing Technician


Manufacturing Technicians seem to wield many 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like GMP Compliance. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in 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: $42,502

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

With a pay rate for Manufacturing Technicians that is 40 percent greater than the national average, Chandler offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Manufacturing Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Paul (+22 percent), Hillsboro (+16 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Portland (+8 percent). Manufacturing Technicians in Rochester take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Boise and Austin (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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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 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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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
▲13%

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 82 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%