A Process Technician earns an average wage of $19.43 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Scientific Molding and Safety Compliance.

$33,133 - $73,276
$33K
$49K
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MEDIAN: $48,642
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$14.25 - $26.41
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,133 - $73,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,458 - $66,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.25 - $26.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$20.07 - $39.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,000  
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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$31,458 - $66,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 812

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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,987

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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 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Process Technician Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Process Technician Salaries

Scientific Molding
up arrow 20%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 12%

Equipment Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
0%

Plastic Molding
0%

National Average
$45,000


Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 9%

Training
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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