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Process Technician Salary (United States)

A Process Technician earns an average wage of $19.76 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Safety Compliance and Plastic Molding.
Process Technician Salary (?
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$30,819 - $72,808
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,028
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Process Technician Salary (?
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$14.42 - $27.99
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,819 - $72,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$79.46 - $5,372  
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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$31,865 - $69,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $27.99  
   
Overtime
$20.08 - $41.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$79.46 - $5,372  
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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$31,865 - $69,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 448
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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
  • Monitor equipment and take action in the event of problems.
  • Responsible for process technology equipment operation and safety.
  • Continuously monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions.
  • Work to plan, analyze and control the quality of manufacturing processes.
  • Provide training to team members on relevant industry processes and equipment operations safety.

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Austin
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$45,000
Durham
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Grand Rapids
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Process Technician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Process Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Process Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 12%
Plastic Molding
up arrow 10%
National Average
$45,000
Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
Process Improvement
up arrow 4%
Training
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%