Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Median pay for Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.55 per hour. Total cash compensation for Production & Manufacturing Technicians runs from $26K to $59K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Manufacturing Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Most Production & Manufacturing Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,885 - $64,809
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $47,370
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$11.51 - $23.16
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,885 - $64,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$25,880 - $58,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $23.16  
   
Overtime
$15.79 - $33.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$25,880 - $58,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Production/Manufacturing Technician

Production manufacturing technicians are responsible for performing many production-centered processes. Workplace accidents hinder profits, so a successful technician in this position must abide by all environmental, health, and safety guidelines. If they have concerns about the operation of a piece of equipment, they should seek guidance from a supervisor as soon as possible. Conforming to production values set forth by team supervisors is key, and good analytical skills, attention to accuracy/detail, and a keen eye for discrepancies are necessary.

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Production/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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production/Manufacturing Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Production & Manufacturing Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $34K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Production & Manufacturing Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $50K.

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Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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