Process Technician Salary

A Process Technician earns an average wage of $19.53 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Scientific Molding and Safety Compliance.

$32,955 - $73,761
$33K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,252
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$14.17 - $26.82
$14
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MEDIAN: $19.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,955 - $73,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $14,544  
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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$31,450 - $67,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $26.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$19.87 - $40.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$249.17 - $14,544  
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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$31,450 - $67,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 803

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Job Description for Process Technician

A process technician’s main duties center around maintaining manufacturing process equipment and ensuring such machinery operates in a clean organized environment. To do this, process technicians are required to schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment; they also order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance. In addition, process technicians perform some administrative tasks, such as documenting all machine maintenance, making equipment orders, and improving or developing safety guidelines for equipment use. Most individuals in these positions work during first shift; however, there are some companies that hire second-shift process technicians as well.

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Process Technician Tasks

  • Work to plan, analyze and control the quality of manufacturing processes.
  • Provide training to team members on relevant industry processes and equipment operations safety.
  • Continuously monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions.
  • Monitor equipment and take action in the event of problems.
  • Responsible for process technology equipment operation and safety.

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Technician

Pay by Experience for a Process Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 519 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Process Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 256 salaries. A Process Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 135 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,296

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Process Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Process Technician?

Process Technician in Alpha:
"Cool, Interesting, Stressful."
Pros: There are many opportunities for advancement. Educational reimbursement provided.
Cons: Horrible management that is not qualified for the position they hold, just left over from a by out of Spectra Gas.

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Key Stats for Process Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Process Technician Salaries

▲13%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Process Technician Salaries

Scientific Molding
▲19%

Safety Compliance
▲12%

Equipment Maintenance
▲2%

▲1%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

Process Improvement
▼0%

National Average
$45,000



Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼9%

Training
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%