Production/Manufacturing Technician Salary
|Salary||$37,148 - $71,490|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $8,851|
|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).)
|$25,856 - $58,876|
|Hourly Rate||$12.07 - $23.34|
|Overtime||$17.57 - $32.44|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $8,851|
|Total Pay (||$25,856 - $58,876|
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.Read More...
Most production manufacturing technicians are tasked with preparing, monitoring, and operating the equipment associated with the products being manufactured. Production manufacturing technicians must be comfortable doing repetitive tasks and maintaining quality inspections on their products, as well as reporting any problems or concerns to their immediate supervisor in a timely manner. Much of the production manufacturing technician's work of is done without direct supervision. These technicians typically work eight- to twelve-hour shifts, depending on the company. They must be self-motivated and meet all quality standards set forth by their supervisors. They must also work well with other team members with the goal of completing production targets in a timely manner while maintaining the highest product integrity.
Previous experience in production manufacturing is helpful. A working knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word is valuable, as are the ability to read and write well and keep excellent records. A postsecondary degree may be helpful depending on the particular field of production.
Production/Manufacturing Technician Tasks
- Confirm correct materials and appropriate quantities are used, report any discrepancies.
- Maintain records in a facility environment.
- Perform equipment duties in production according to standard operating procedures.
- Assist with daily manufacturing operations in manufacturing facility.
Common Career Paths for Production/Manufacturing Technician
Production & Manufacturing Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $51K per year.
Pay by Experience Level for Production/Manufacturing Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Production & Manufacturing Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $37K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $38K. Production & Manufacturing Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Production & Manufacturing Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $48K on average.
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