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Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary

Average Production & Manufacturing Technicians in the United States make around $16.61 per hour. Total incomes of Production & Manufacturing Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $58K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Manufacturing Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. A large number have medical and dental plans, and the greater part have vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,094 - $62,873
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,223
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$11.54 - $24.19
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,094 - $62,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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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$25,760 - $57,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $24.19  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $34.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,953  
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).
)
$25,760 - $57,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $39K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Production/Manufacturing Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%